Available in two different axis sizes – HG 25 with peak force of 180 N, and HG 12 with peak force of 110 N – the HG series of lightweight, aluminum, closed linear motor axes from Weiss reduce costs, provide precise axis in a compact design, and feature a unique guide profile cover made of machined aluminum to provide protection for applications that experience external contamination influences.
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B&R’s two new helical gearboxes, the 8GP70 series with a shaft output and the 8GF70 series with a drive flange, provide smooth operation for absolute precision, excellent synchronization characteristics, and a very low noise level at high speeds.
Suited for solid-state lighting applications that often utilize metal-core PCBs, including compact or miniaturized LED modules and LED bulbs, Wago’s 2059 SMT PCB terminal blocks series offer an extremely small (2.7 mm high), fast, cost-effective alternative to soldering leads.
With multiple levels of surge protection, AutomationDirect’s AEGIS powerline filters/surge protectors protect single-phase electrical and electronic equipment from the full spectrum of transient disturbances, including surges and line noise, that can cause misoperation and damage.
Keith Campbell, a Packaging World Contributing Editor and On the Edge blogger, took in the sights and sounds of Dusseldorf this past May to bring us a series of reports on new developments in the packaging controls and automation space being shown at interpack 2014. In case you missed his written, blogged, or podcast contributions, here are a few highlights.
Designed to adjust or stop cylinder movement and de-energizing, the new Festo VFOF model LE-BAH adds control functionality by providing one-way speed control, manual override, and emergency stop functionality – holding a piston’s position even in the vertical position – in a single compact unit.
The F-16 fully-automatic, washdown-protected case former from BlueWater Automation (BWA) includes a fully stainless steel open form frame design and Festo’s hygienic MPA-C valve terminal, making it suitable for sanitary environments and applications in the food packaging industry.
Suitable for automated storage and retrieval (ASRS) tasks in the material handling and logistics industries as well as machine and plant engineering applications, Pepperl+Fuchs’ Multi-Beam LED Scanner R2100 combines the company’s exclusive Pulse Ranging Technology (PRT) with ultra-IR LEDs and multi-beam scan to deliver two-dimensional measurement over an entire area rather than just one point to help ensure precise and reliable distance measurement and detection of irregular surfaces.
With real-time Ethernet onboard, B&R’s X20 system includes a new series of compact controllers with 32 built-in digital and analog I/O channels; additional I/O modules can be connected either locally or remotely using cables.
Clippard's EGV Series valves are electronically piloted versions of the GV series valves, for large-flow, low-leak applications is available in 1/8-in. NPT ported and manifold mount, utilize Clippard 10 mm or 15 mm valves, and offer numerous voltage and connection options.