AutomationDirect now offers end-of-arm tooling components for robot arm vacuum pick-and-place applications. Components can be purchased individually or in kits that include everything needed to create a single-beam or dual-beam end-of-arm tool. Kits are simple, save time and money, and include structural rails (which support optional internal vacuum), connectors, cup mounts, vacuum tubing, vacuum cups, fittings, a basic ejector, a flange for Universal robot, and a blank robot flange.
AutomationDirect now offers Cat6a industrial Ethernet cables from Murrelektronik. These shielded cables include an M12 X-coded connection on one end and an RJ45 connection on the other. The X-coded designation is commonly used with industrial vision systems. These high-flex industrial Ethernet cables are available in lengths up to 5m with transmission speed capability up to 10Gbps. These cables have a TPE (thermoplastic elastomer) jacket that is flame-retardant and chemical resistant.
The extended SKINTOP MINI range includes two- to seven-millimeter diameter glands, allowing system designers to obtain protective, secure seals for their small-diameter cables while reducing cable density in their networked devices. LAPP’s SKINTOP MINI cable glands are ideal for the medical device, pharmaceutical and automotive manufacturing industries.
Janaury 26, 2023 Good power quality is important to maintain critical operations, improve energy efficiency and prevent premature equipment failure. Examples of poor power quality include harmonic distortion, reflected wave voltage, and low power factor. HPS products include active harmonic filters, passive harmonic filters, dV/dT filters, line and load reactors, drive isolation transformers, harmonic mitigating…
Janaury 26, 2023 The Cable Entry Systems from Panduit offer a safe, organized method to transition both terminated and unterminated cables through enclosures and electrical equipment, providing strain relief while maintaining IP/NEMA ingress sealing ratings. These Cable Entry Systems offer the lowest total installed cost compared to traditional cable glands or cord grips, simplifying the…
January 26, 2023 Type 12 Mild Steel Miniature Pushbutton Enclosures – MPB Series Application Standards Construction Finish Offered in 2 colors – Cover and enclosure are phosphatized and finished in (a) ANSI 61 gray or (b) RAL7035 light gray powder coating. Accessories New and improved PDF drawing files with more detail now available. Click a…
Festo launches the Pneumatic Essentials program, an ambitious global undertaking to streamline ordering, ensure fast delivery of guaranteed in-stock pneumatic components, and produce more compact parts for today’s smaller footprint, energy efficient machines. In addition to competitive prices, guaranteed availability, short delivery time, and innovative design, customers are assured of world-renowned Festo quality components that boost machine performance, lower waste, and reduce the risk of downtime.
AutomationDirect has added new RHINO Pro DC-to-DC converters that are designed for harsh industrial environments and provide high EMC immunity, shock/vibration resistance, and thermal shock resistance. This line offers models with 150W outputs at 12, 15, 24, or 48 VDC, and ultra-wide input voltage ranges of 9.5-36 VDC or 18-75 VDC.
Freely navigating automated guided vehicle systems (AGVS) in production halls communicate with their control station wirelessly. That means they are susceptible to attacks or tampering from outside. Map data can be queried; in the worst case, the AGVS and therefore production can even be halted. In order to protect human and machine, and therefore also industrial security, Pilz has a complete solution for automated guided vehicle systems (AGVS).
Power supply systems are often redundantly designed with two power supply units in order to achieve the highest machine run time. Murrelektronik’s active redundancy module, MB Redundancy Balance, decouples two independent power supply units and generates a redundant 24 V DC control voltage.
With the ARM Cortex A53 processor, the new CX82xx Embedded PC series from Beckhoff uses a modern CPU architecture with two cores, thus offering more computing power for compact controls. The CX9240, which features the 4-core version of this processor, is even more powerful. A double main memory and 1 Gbit interfaces also contribute to the significant performance boosts compared to the predecessors.
The new IP67 ethernet switch from Wieland Electric enables reliable operation in harsh industrial and other environmental conditions. Industrial automation is increasingly relying on the decentralized and flexible connection of automation components. This also applies to IP or ethernet switches, which are no longer only mounted in the control cabinet, but also directly on the machine. In order to ensure the reliable operation of the network components under these circumstances, the devices must meet the requirements of harsher working environments.
Introducing the E-Grip cord grip from Ericson, which provides strain relief for cords on plugs, connectors, push-button stations, enclosures, and pendant or hanging boxes used on portable equipment.
FANUC’s new R-30iB Plus Robot Controllers feature the new iPendant with enhanced screen resolution and processing capability. The new user interface, iHMI, can display guides for setup and programming, as well as tutorials from the main home page which has a design common to FANUC CNCs, enabling easier use of robots. Using the programming guide, even first-time robot users can create a program for a simple handling task and execute it in just 30 minutes! Easier usage also improves efficiency by facilitating system setup and maintenance.
Lever wire connectors provide the perfect solution for joining solid and stranded wires. These versatile connectors have a compact design and take up minimal room in junction boxes and enclosures.
For comprehensive protection of your staff and optimum safeguarding of your machinery, you need a holistic safety concept, which considers aspects of both safety and security. With the “Identification and Access Management” portfolio from Pilz, you are offered a comprehensive range of products, solutions and software for the implementation of safety as well as security tasks.