In 2013, there were wide reports across the US of economic growth in manufacturing, logistics and transportation and in the Metro NY/NJ area Axis, Inc. saw consistent growth in sales of automation products to these industries. On January 3, 2014, Investor's Business Daily reported, "U.S. manufacturing activity continued to advance at a robust pace in December, according to ISM's key factory gauge, with subindexes signaling even better growth possible in the new year." This positive news is exactly what's needed to help drive confidence for facility updates and expansion.
"Manufacturing is nearly at cruising speed, and doing well," said Russell Price, senior economist with Ameriprise Financial. Even better, several fundamentals indicate the sector will continue to hum along, Price said. And where earlier expansion in manufacturing was mostly due to a pickup in sales of autos, this phase comes thanks to "much more diverse contributions from more...
Axis is proud to provide product quality products to users and machine builders in the Metro NY/NJ area. Specifically, we feel that any value we can add for companies which are helping to "Automate America". You may think that in the big picture Axis is a small company in a niche market. However, we truly feel that we are helping to enhance productivity throughout the region and helping to keep manufacturing strong.
Here are a few video clips where engineered solutions provided by Axis have helped companies be efficient, strong, productive and in some cases break new ground in their industry. Enjoy!
Three Game-Changing Motor/Drive Combination Packages
These three combos are far greater than the sum of their parts! Economically competitive, these packages are also set up to be easy to configure, install and commission.
1. SINAMICS G120C drive with the SIMOTICS SD100
Space and money-saving - described as "one sweet motor, with a rugged cast iron frame – it sets the standard for severe-duty applications."
2. Same package with ProfiNet/Ethernet/IP capability
3. Simple Shaft Turner SINAMICS V20 with General Purpose SIMOTICS GP100A motor
KTM miniature contrast sensors for subtle distinction and speedy format changes.
Cutting, punching, and aligning – the KTM product family in the Prime and Core models offers tailor-made solutions for print mark detection and controlling of packaging processes, such as, e.g., positioning of boxes, cans, tubes, labels, or blank forms. Space-saving housings, refined gray-scale resolution, improved stability against surface shine, easy-to-use operating design, and IO-Link are the highlights of the new KTM contrast sensors from SICK.
From raw parts to demo application: Do you have 45 minutes to set up a robot?
•Assemble and Mount end effector on the UR5: 20 minutes •Programming wizzard for “unstacking”: zero minutes (built-in functionality of the UR5!)
•Program UR5 movements: 20 minutes •Gather your colleagues to show them you’re a master of technology: 5 minutes
Topic: Clutches and Brakes 101: Basics for Design Engineers
Time: Wed, May 29 2013 10:00 AM (CDT)
Duration: 60 minutes
Have no clue what the difference is between wrap spring and friction clutches and brakes? Not sure which one is best to use in a given application? This is the webinar for you! Thomson will take you through the basics of function, sizing, selection, and answer your questions. Learn how to build a better machine with Thomson Clutches and Brakes.
•Clutch Brake Basics:
Wrap Spring Basic Principles & Function, Electromagnetic Friction Basic Principles & Function
•Deltran Clutches and Brakes Overview:
Wrap Spring, Deltran genuine Wrap Spring Clutches and Brakes types features, Electromagnetic Friction, Deltran Friction Clutches and Brakes types features
•Sizing and Selection
Wrap Spring, Electromagnetic Friction
•Q & A
This webinar is intended for engineers to provide technical...
The miniature TiM300 series laser scanner is ideal for a wide range of industrial automation, collision-protection and security duties where high performance detection must be combined with maximum reliability.
Although the rugged, metal-housed sensor is only tennis-ball sized, the SICK TiM300 is based on the same time-of-flight infra-red scanning technology as SICK's highly regarded LMS series of long range laser scanners. The TiM300 also has easy-to-use Zonal programming functionality via a USB port or on-sensor buttons, for accurate determination of protected areas.