Dan Evans has joined Axis after nine years of distinguished service with the United States Navy. Dan left the Navy as a First Class Petty Officer. During his time in the military he received his Bachelor's in Nuclear Engineering Technologies and a Master's in Systems Engineering. His field of expertise was as a Nuclear Electrician's Mate. Dan completed three deployments to the Persian Gulf. On shore duty he was stationed outside of Seattle, WA. He served as an Electrical Inspector, performing detailed inspections on power generation equipment. He also managed preventive maintenance programs using acoustic analysis and thermographic inspections.
Upon exiting the military Dan was faced with the hard decision of where to begin his next career. Opportune industries included Nuclear Power Production and Maintenance Supervision. However, his course work drove him to look toward a field that included a stronger engineering responsibility. Though, Dan had the option of choosing from...
Trio’s unique UNIPLAY HMI system is a revolutionary way to make operator interfaces better, easier and more secure! The UNIPLAY series boasts a 7" and 10" colour display.
The UNIPLAY range has built-in power isolation technology making it more reliable in noisy environments.
No additional software is required; Uniplay HMI’s work with the Trio 4xx Motion Coordinator range. Motion Perfect v3 is used to create operator HMI screens which are transferred to the UNIPLAY HMI by the Motion Coordinator at runtime.
The Cost-Effective, Reliable and Easy-to-Use Drive for Basic Applications
Easy to install
Easy to use
Easy to save money
... doesn't mean it's not Powerful.
The SINAMICS V20 is surprisingly versatile, features quick commissioning times, robustness, and energy efficiency. With four frame sizes, it covers a power range extending from 0.16 to 20 HP.Video - Hands-On Demo of the SINAMICS V20
Video - Hands-On Demo of the SINAMICS V20
From the PROMAT 2013 show, Siemens Industry's Dave Kirklen gives an overview of the easy SINAMICS V20 Drive.
Universal Robots are featured in this tech update news clip:
...Breaking news on Co-Bots
There is a lot of buzz around the new generation of collaborative robots, or co-bots as some are calling. Marketing powerhouse ReThink has blazed onto the scene with Baxter, however as witnessed at the Automate show this week, the product may not be ready for integration into the industrial market. Universal Robots on the other hand has an installed base of co-bots in 40 countries and just launched their 2-arm solution in the US. "Universal Robots makes robotic arms that are "better than Baxter," in the view of Frank Tobe, publisher of The Robot Report".
The Danish-designed robots automate production in all industries – even in SMEs that regard automation as prohibitively...
With the IDM140-2 Bluetooth, Sick is offering new hand-held barcode scanners for maximum flexibility and mobility.
Features of the hand-held bar code scanners include:
The barcode scanners achieve read ranges of up to 600 mm and reads bar codes up to a module resolution of 0.076 mm
There is also a variant for reading PDF417 and other stacked codes
The IDM140-2 Bluetooth hand- held bar code scanners' radio variant is also easily parameterised by reading configuration codes, or with the intuitive “IDM Setup Tool” configuration software
Those working with the IDM140-2 Bluetooth hand- held barcode scanners can exploit the long radio range between the basis station and the scanner itself
Codes can be identified at distances of up to 30 m without any cables
When out of range, up to 5,000 EAN-13 codes can be temporarily stored on the hand- held bar code scanners
Up to seven radio scanners can be operated simultaneously...
ColorRanger E – High-speed 3D and RGB color imaging in one camera
SICK has the world’s first high-speed 3D camera with high-quality color capability. By measuring both the 3D shape and the color of objects and parts, more reliable decisions can be made to allow production plants to improve their up-time, through-put, and product quality. The ColorRanger E replaces the need for several different cameras for the same task, which reduces the solution cost and complexity.
The cameras are used as a key vision component by manufacturers and vision integrators worldwide. They solve various inspection tasks by measuring shape, contrast, and surface defects, to ensure product quality and production reliability. The ColorRanger E expands the inspection possibilities further by also providing high-resolution RGB color at up to 3072 pixels per channel. With simultaneous 3D and color information at more than 11 kHz, multiple inspections can be performed in parallel at full...
EtherNet/IP Connectivity for the SINAMICS Family of Drives :
With direct network connectivity to PROFINET, EtherNet/IP and standard Ethernet TCP/IP, SINAMICS drives always fit comfortably within your plant’s network. Backed by proven experience in the widest range of demanding applications, the choice to use SINAMICS drives for your next application is clearer than ever. SINAMICS drives offer direct connectivity, requiring no third party devices or protocol converters.
New Danish robot eliminates all automation barriers
After record growth in over 40 countries, Universal Robots' lightweight robotic arms are now making their US debut. The UR5 robotic arm manufactured by Universal Robots has been announced. The world's most innovative robot by The International Federation of Robotics and IEEE Robotics and Automation Society.
The UR5 and UR10 robotic arms are aimed at companies that thought robots were too expensive, cumbersome and hard to program and integrate in existing production. The lightweight, flexible UR5 and UR10 can work alongside personnel and generally require no safety shielding. The robotic arms are easily moved around the production area and present a plug-and-play solution; a simple user interface lets employees with no previous programming experience quickly set up and operate them.
Many companies worldwide have invested in UR robots to save manpower, whereas others have used them to boost product quality...
The ML20 markless sensor from Sick is designed to be used like a print mark sensor but does not require any optical marking on the package, instead detecting a taught-in design pattern.
It therefore features more flexibility and more design freedom when planning packaging and needs less set-up time when it comes to changing labels and formats, avoiding unnecessary use of materials.
The ML20, which can be used for controlling cutting edges, for example, employs a method for contrast pattern detection that involves teaching in a pattern sequence to the sensor. The pattern is detected during processing, at a scanning speed of up to 7 m/s, resulting in a switching signal. Even in the case of complex designs, tolerances in the track course of the continuous material and high machine speeds, the ML20 delivers reproducibility of up to 0.6 mm and precise and stable detection of nearly any pattern.
When changing label or film rolls, the sensor avoids unnecessary...