The flexibility of robotics is the reason that Boston-based New Balance Athletic Shoe Inc. can continue to make its running shoes in the U.S., yet be competitive with other brands made in Asia.
By Donald Vincent Just how should American manufacturing react to the cheap foreign labor available overseas? Many people have answered this question by proposing tariffs and organizing boycotts, but others are taking a much more productive and proactive approach.
Built on the Temposonics MH position sensor, a new comprehensive line of mobile hydraulic position sensors is available. Beginning with an enhanced version of the existing MH sensor, the M-Series family includes solutions designed for smaller diameter cylinders.
A line of high-flex flat cable and trackless cable includes all of the components necessary to drive and control a motion system. Included are shielded/unshielded power and signal, video, Ethernet, IEEE 1394, and pneumatic lines.
New AR4 and AR5 Series analog rocker switches feature a contactless sensing design, which gives an accurate, proportional output suitable to off-road machinery. With a life of more than one million cycles (greater than or equal to 1.
Three new splash- and dust-resistant Australian enclosure outlets can be panel-mounted. The Australian enclosure outlets are IP rated for dust and splashing water (IP 66). They can be used for connection to equipment rated from 10 to 20 A with service at 250 Vac.
Engineers building processing-intensive control applications can triple processing performance with a new family of Compact FieldPoint controllers.
A high-performance ball screw is available in a rigid aluminum housing to drive motion at speeds up to 96 m/min, even in extreme environments.
Pittman Series 6000 22-mm brush-commutated iron-core dc motors are suitable for applications requiring the power of an â€œironless coreâ€ or â€œcorelessâ€ motor, without the associated cost.
The Type VLA actuator is designed to have few components and a low overall cost. It incorporates patented caged technology, a QZ Lubricator, and electro-mechanical components. To ensure optimal lubrication within the ball screw unit, THK incorporates its QZ Lubricator.
SolidEdge Version 17 is the newest version of the 3D CAD system designed for the mainstream product lifecycle management market. It features a four-step â€œevolve to 3Dâ€ approach that helps users migrate to a 3D environment in a non-disruptive manner.
A line of IP Series pushbutton switches is designed for harsh environments. The IP Series models can be used for applications that require an ergonomic interface in electrical/electronic, medical, instrumentation, and control equipment industries.
BestCap (battery energy saving technology capacitor) Series electrochemical supercapacitors are high voltage low ESR pulse supercapacitors.
The SA100L 16th DIN limit controller has an optional DIN rail mounting socket. It provides circuit protection in processes with safety concerns or where products may be affected in an â€œover or under temperatureâ€ condition.