Wednesday, 5/7/2014: See for yourself how these flexible robots can give mid-sized manufacturers an automation edge in the market.
The agenda will include a brief presentation and provide you the opportunity to work hands-on with a UR5 robot arm. Using the touch panel pendant and move-to-teach technology will show you that you don't need an expert programmer on staff to use this product. Set up is literally at your fingertips.
The I-series is the absolute choice for inspection! You already know that SICK is the global leader in sensing technology.
SICK vision sensors also step to the front of the line with a precise and powerful part inspection toolset that verifies quality and completeness. The I-series reliably detects objects despite ambient light and distance variations.The flexible, interchangeable lens provides an easy way to improve image quality. By exchanging the front windows, the I-series offers a single component solution to match your application needs.
TranspaTect MultiTask photoelectric sensor
One thing is clear - no reflector needed
Thanks to new technologies from SICK, TranspaTect MultiTask photoelectric sensors are now able to detect transparent and semitransparent trays and bottles without the need for reflectors, a frequent source of errors
6 Things You Need To Know About Microsoft Xp And Server 2003 That Could Jeopardize Your Plant Security:
If you have existing installations of WinCC in your organization, please consider the following items:
1. Using Windows XP after April 8, 2014 may jeopardize your plant security. This is because Microsoft® is ceasing its support, resulting in the elimination of important Windows security updates.
2. Using Windows Server 2003 after July 14, 2015 may jeopardize your plant security. This is because Microsoft® is ceasing its support, resulting in the elimination of important Windows security updates.
3. Migrating to Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 reduces your risk, allowing you to continue receiving important Windows security updates.
4. WinCC V3, V4, V5 or V6.0 do not run on Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008. These products will need to be upgraded to WinCC V7.2.
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.