SMAC Moving Coil Actuators, Inc. has introduced built-in controllers that can be equipped with any SMAC CB and LCA actuator for 5- and 1-micron applications; the CBL35C electric cylinder is the first in the series with a built-in controller, offering the advantages of virtually no noise, longer life and no air contamination.
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Banner Engineering introduces its SI Series Safety Limit Switches designed to effectively monitor the position of a wide variety of guards, gates, covers and other moveable machine fixtures and tooling.
Gebo Cermex has added two new options to its range of audits—the “shocks” audit and the “pressure” audit—that will soon be incorporated into its overall EIT (Efficiency Improvement Tool) to detect, locate, and measure the critical points on the packaging line.
In previous columns we’ve discussed how Big Data, by tightly connecting sales, customers, and production as never before, is poised to radically change the landscape not only of manufacturing but of how we package products, as well.
Beckhoff Automation has announced the XMold and eMold controllers, integrated solutions to enhance automation in injection molding machines; leveraging high-end PC- and EtherCAT-based control technology, the XMold system is intended for the most complex injection molding machinery in the industry, while eMold is designed to suit cost-sensitive applications as an efficient yet powerful solution.
Jim Wetzel, director of global reliability at General Mills and Chair of the Smart Manufacturing Leadership Coalition, asked attendees at The Automation Conference an important question: “Are You Ready?”
Though we take for granted how much of an impact the Internet has had on our personal lives, the same thinking is not often true when it comes to industry. At The Automation Conference in Chicago, Richard Soley explained what the Industrial Internet Consortium is doing about that.
The Minimatic DV-3 line of electronic valves are precision-built 3-way control valves, utilizing a patented valving principle, flows to 70 liters/min., and designed to be suitable for many applications across diverse industries.
The Contrinex YCA 50-series safety light curtains are active optoelectronic protective devices designed for protection and safety when machine design and process are inadequate and open access might be required during operation.