Miniature OJ sensors include models with polarized retro-reflective sensing technology that detect clear objects such as glass, transparent film, and see-through bottles. When paired with a 50 x 50 mm reflector, the OJ sensors can reach 1.5 m.
IDMax is a machine vision system that is based on patented PatMax technology. It is designed for direct part mark identification, which involves directly marking parts with permanent 2D data matrix codes, then reading those codes quickly and reliably throughout the production process.
New single-source control interface and decorative graphic solutions capabilities are available for OEMs.
The FD67 distributed I/O system is suitable for use in Fieldbus systems such as DeviceNet and Profibus. The modular FD67 is engineered to deliver real competitive advantages to OEMs who are looking to simplify and reduce costs of the entire electrical installation of machines and systems.
A modular low-profile conveyor features a stainless steel wire mesh belt with thermal and chemical resistance that is combined with a 60 percent "open-flow area.
A line of small oval vacuum suction cups and non-rotating suspensions is designed to stay aligned for the precise placement of long loads or lifting surface.
Even when brand new, today's top-of-the-line industrial robots can experience disturbingly high failure rates, triggering downtime costing thousands, even tens of thousands of dollars per minute. Often, the cause is defective or prematurely worn hoses or cables.
Why an encoder can make your machine or process better. Editor's Note: Jeff Christensen is director of feedback business for Danaher's Industrial Controls Group.
The decision to automate came down to cost," says Tim Roskey, business unit manager at Eagle Manufacturing Co. "The pressure from customers to cut costs and increase frequency of deliveries meant we had to figure out ways to be competitive.
Integrated predictive maintenance systems help manufacturers save costs by eliminating machinery downtime and unnecessary part replacement.
A high-performance, two-component epoxy adhesive, EP24 is said to cure quickly at room temperature and even faster at elevated temperatures. It even cures at temperatures down to 20°F.
Many of the recent innovations in fastening technology owe much to marketplace directives for smaller and lighter packages that can be produced quickly and cost-effectively. These demands dictate that fasteners work harder, smarter, and in more ways to advance product design and development.
The ServoStep, featuring SmartMotor technology, is an integrated motion control system designed around step motor technology. It features a high-torque, 50-pole step motor, motion controller, drive-amplifier, and encoder in one integrated system. The first release is a NEMA 34 frame size ServoStep.
A new version of the Series 59 microprocessor-based temperature controller features enhanced flexibility and options, making it a versatile, accurate heating/cooling control that can be tailored to be designed into a broad array of OEM applications.
A programmable motion control stepper drive, designated the D404, uses constant current bipolar chopping with onboard programmability to effectively drive and control hybrid stepper motor applications.