Come to the Axis Automation Expo where SICK, Inc. is presenting a special seminar for the ports industry. Seminar will address common safety problems at the wharf side, container yard and land side of a container terminal.
• Risk reduction and solutions that help increase profits
• Collision avoidance technology and comparisons
• Laser measurement technology - techniques to maintain productivity in harsh environments
• Positioning applications and solutions
This ports presentation is just one segment of a broad industrial automation agenda.
Please plan to attend this free session, explore vendor exhibits and enjoy a "fair themed" lunch!
Register by September 5th to receive SICK hat and an entry to win iPad mini!
Flexi Loop saves costs with sensor cascades that communicate Sick Flexi Loop meets the demand for a cost-effective way to cascade safety switches and sensors within a machine while also supporting diagnostics.
Flexi Loop makes it possible to cascade up to 32 safety sensors while maintaining the highest level of safety .
Any combination of safety switches & safety sensors with OSSD outputs can be used, providing continuous diagnosis of all door switches, emergency stop push-buttons and sensors.
◾Ability to cascade 32 sensors with up to 30 m per segment in compliance with performance level
◾Compatible with all sensors from other manufacturers
◾Transfer of detailed diagnostic information
◾Integrated standard inputs and outputs
◾Power supply for sensors is included
Introducing Integrated Servo System with Multi Turn Absolute Encoder Option
Moog Animatics is proud to announce the availability of the Multi Turn Absolute Encoder options for our "MT" series motors. This option is a hardware-specific internal change with a required external battery for back-up to allow tracking of shaft position when no power is being applied to the SmartMotor.
The "MT" series products may be ordered in kit form with battery and cable or as separate parts. There are three different cable length options for the battery. The battery itself attaches to the Limits with I/O connector of the MT series SmartMotors and uses the home switch input.
Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC, May 5th, 2014 The inaugural exhibition of the newly renovated Costume Institute examines the career of the legendary twentieth-century Anglo-American couturier Charles James (1906–1978). Charles James: Beyond Fashion explores James's design process, focusing on his use of sculptural, scientific, and mathematical approaches to construct revolutionary ball gowns and innovative tailoring that continue to influence designers today.
Axis worked with exhibit designers using Universal Robot arms and Rollon linear actuators to automate detailed viewing experience for museum attendees. Congratulations on the opening of this groundbreaking Costume Institute!
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...