Lexium MDrive® integrated motors are now available in an even smaller size with the release of NEMA 17 motor products, completing the premium brand MDrive® update that already includes NEMA 23 & 34 motors. The ultra-compact and robust NEMA 17 integrated motor product is available in 4 communication versions for ease of interface with a wide range of motion applications.
Lexium MDrive LMD42 products integrate a high torque NEMA 17 stepper motor with 12 to 48 VDC drive, controller and I/O, and an internal encoder with closed loop performance feature. Four product versions are available:
At SPS/IPC/DRIVES, Metronix announces a new range of servo motor drives that provide automation builders with an outstanding new combination of capability and economy. Called blueServo, the packaged drives combine a universal real-time Ethernet capability with safe torque off functional safety and comprehensive encoder interfacing capability - including the single-cable HIPERFACE DSL scheme. All of these features and more have been integrated thanks to a brand new hardware platform that has been designed-from-scratch to lower costs by around 25%.
Minneapolis, MN - Comtrol Corporation, a leading manufacturer of industrial device connectivity products, announced the release of the RocketLinx® ES8508-XT series of industrial managed Ethernet switches. The introduction of this new 8-port switch series extends Comtrol’s popular RocketLinx line of industrial Ethernet switches by providing the convenience of both copper and integrated fiber Ethernet ports in a compact, extended temperature range switch ideally suited for deployment in factory, traffic and railway applications.
Hauppauge, NY - Through the energy of intelligently directed wave formations, Festo has demonstrated an entirely new concept in conveying and automatically sorting such delicate items such as fruits and vegetables. The technology behind the WaveHandling conveyor points the way to modular conveying systems of the future that are fast and easy to set up, self-organizing, and require less programing than systems in use today.
Permanent magnet materials are now being used in many designs of new electrical machine applications, and a lot of this equipment will be expected to have long lifecycles. If performance and lifecycle targets are to be met, then detailed characterization at the design stage using advanced electromagnetic and multiphysics simulation technology will be critical, according to Cobham Technical Services.
Southborough, MA - Novotechnik U.S. announces the RFD4000 Series of 7 mm flat angle sensors. Designed for use in industrial machinery, food processing equipment and mobile applications, they are sealed against ingress of liquids, dust and dirt to IP69K and are easy to use.
A magnetic position marker is attached to a rotating shaft or part on your application using two mounting holes. The RFD4000 Series sensor uses a Hall effect microprocessor to detect the position of the magnet and convert the angle to a voltage output.
St. Louis, MO - Belden Inc., a global leader in signal transmission solutions for mission-critical applications, announces DataTuff TC Cat 5e cord sets with TC Listed industrial Ethernet cable. These 600V TC 1277 rated Cat 5e cord sets, with RJ45 connectors, are the first to address a long-standing challenge—the ability to easily route industrial Ethernet cables in the most demanding heavy-industry environments using existing 600V cable trays.
Lisle, IL - Molex Incorporated launched its Brad® SST™ Actuator Sensor Interface (AS-i) Modules, designed to connect Rockwell Logix control systems, including CompactLogix, MicroLogix 1500 and ControlLogix, to an AS-interface network. The AS-i modules provide an open fieldbus solution enabling an easy connection between the PLC backplane and simple field I/O devices such as actuators, sensors, rotary encoders, analog inputs and outputs, push buttons, and valve position sensors.
Hauppauge, NY – The new CTEU bus node from Festo makes it easy to add Fieldbus connectivity to pneumatic valve terminals. CTEU enables fieldbus connectivity at costs no higher than those for multi-pin solutions. Fieldbus connectivity to valve terminals also significantly reduces installation and engineering costs.
The Boca Bearing Company continues to innovate and push the envelope in ceramic technology with the new extended line of full ceramic balls, full ceramic deep groove bearings, full ceramic self-aligning bearings and full ceramic tapered roller bearings. With sizes ranging from as small as 3 millimeters in addition to flanged sizes, full ceramic bearings are suitable for use in many specialty applications.
Magnetek, Inc., a leading provider of digital power and motion control systems, announced the introduction of their IMPULSE∙T Variable Frequency Crane Controls. The IMPULSE∙T is the ideal solution for contactor control upgrades and replacements, offering the basic functionality of a variable frequency drive for CMAA Class A-D traverse motions.
B&R is setting new standards with its redundancy solution for X20 control systems, a breakthrough that now allows the advantages of high availability to be enjoyed by smaller applications at much less cost. B&R's solution is based on standard X20 controllers that can be reconfigured at any time with features that reduce downtime using the Automation Studio software development environment. This eliminates the need for specialized redundancy controllers, which are generally very expensive due the small quantities produced.
See the latest in product conveyance technology at The Assembly Show, October 28 - 30, 2013 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont, IL in Booth 932. MagneMotion will be showing the MagneMover® LITE (MM LITE™) intelligent transport system for process automation.
MM LITE offers significant increases in production and lower operating costs compared with conventional belt and chain conveyors. Among the many benefits for assembly automation applications are:
Accurate, high speed, controlled axis of motion offering production increases of 30% or more
In any combination reliable powerful mini-joints provide for a wide range of applications
Finding suitable solutions for transmitting linear motion is one of the daily design tasks. Clevis joints take on this task and thus assume the great responsibility for the safety and operational capability of a machine.
It is good in this respect to be able to have recourse to an entire assortment of the most diverse variants. The specialist in clevis joints, mbo Osswald, now offers a huge choice of standard parts, directly available from stock.
Magnetek, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAG), a leading provider of digital power and motion control systems, today announced the launch of their Telemotive MBT radio remote control, one of the smallest and lightest bellybox controls available on the market today. The MBT offers control options found in larger bellybox transmitters, including a graphic display, proportional thumb sticks, FHSS RF, and two-way feedback, in a compact and durable package.
Dunkermotoren, a brand of AMETEK Precision Motion Control, has introduced a new series of tracking motors for the solar industry. The newly extended STM™ (Solar Tracker Motor) product line from Dunkermotoren now includes All-in-One brushless DC motors with optional onboard inclinometer and optional direct inclinometer input.
Southborough, MA - Novotechnik U.S. announces the WAL300 Series of hollow-shaft angle sensors, made by our affiliate Contelec, that combines high resolution of <0.3° with low cost of $22 in quantities of 1,000.
Housing diameter is 32 mm, and WAL300 Series is available with 6 or 8 mm D shaped hollow-shaft as well as 3/8 inch round bore with set screw. Housing height is 10 mm. Repeatability is 0.3° and operating temperature range is -25 to +75°C. Electrical travel is 0 to 340° with continuous mechanical travel.
Irvine, CA - American Industrial Systems (AIS), the first company to incorporate projected capacitive touch (PCT or PCAP) technology into their product offering, is pleased to announce the availability of its new family of industrial widescreen, multi-touch interactive HMI monitors and displays with Windows 7 operating system built-in. This new family of Industrial Flat Widescreen HMIs from AIS are fully-integrated, easy-to-use, plug-and-play, multi-touch monitors that are ideal for a myriad of industrial, processing and factory automation applications.
Roboteq, Inc introduces the most versatile and capable I/O expansion card ever made for the ultra-popular Raspberry PI Single Board Computer.
Roboteq’s RIO - for Raspberry I/O - stacks on top the Raspberry to create an amazingly powerful embedded control and navigation computer, in a small footprint of just 65 x 85 x 20mm. Thanks to RIO, the 700MHz Raspberry PI can now be used to create powerful and very cost effective solutions for use in robotics, industrial & home automation, data acquisition and control, or any other computing application requiring interfacing to the real world.
Boynton Beach, FL - The Boca Bearing Company announces ceramic bearings specially designed for the demands of the photonics industry. Boca Bearings provides solutions for photonic companies by offering bearings that are non-magnetic, non-corrosive, non-conductive, and extremely low friction. Offered as both ceramic hybrid bearings and full ceramic bearings, these bearings are ideally suited for demanding photonics environments.
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