Due to the increasing integration of advanced electronics, today’s linear actuators have become safer, smarter and easier to network with agricultural, construction and mobile off-highway equipment.
Modern linear actuators like the Thomson Electrak HD offer analog and digital feedback. The Electrak Modular Control System also monitors critical parameters and can react to them automatically. They deliver inexpensive, real-time operating status and network flexibility with other systems.
All of this is the result of incorporating a programmable microprocessor to meet market demand for greater safety, functionality and modularity.
If you are looking to facilitate the seamless integration of safety technology in factory automation, then don't miss this online presentation. A Comprehensive overview of how easy it is to implement safety functions in one controller through one programming package over one communication connection for standard and fail-safe automation.
This Media System shows how to realize the required safety functions for a sample cutting machine based on a SIMATIC S7-1200.
We assume a risk analysis was performed for the sample cutting machine and the conclusion is that the monitoring of the E-STOP and the Safety door need to fulfill PL e (according to ISO 13849) respectively SIL 3 (according to IEC 62061)
The Media System explains this solution in several modules:
Module 1: Introduction
Module 2: Setting up/wiring of the SIMATIC S7-1200
Module 3: Engineering with Step 7 in TIA-Portal
Module 4: Testing
“Increasing Productivity through Advancements in Automation Technology
Ongoing advancements in technology are enabling manufacturers and OEMs to apply best of breed solutions from components and devices through advanced control systems while communicating throughout the entire architecture as well as to/from enterprise wide information systems.
Attendees at the Expo will be able to see and learn about:
Collaborative Robots & Adaptive End of Arm Tooling
Advancements in Motion Control
Sensors & Safety
Automation & Control
Diagnostics, Data Acquisition & Security
9:00 AM - 9:15 AM
TIA Fundamentals - Siemens 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
Congested motorways, many intersections with traffic lights and the ever-present heavy-goods vehicles slowing you down – traffic obstructions such as these are a nuisance to car drivers. In automated networks such as PROFINET, the “data highway” of the industry, so to speak, similar obstacles play a decisive role in the quality of the communication and thus also affect the production results. Users who are aware of the significance of this correlation and who set up their networks accordingly are awarded with long-term stable data communication.
Check out PROFINET – The Movie: Technology Made Easy by Indu-Sol which uses the traffic on our streets as an analogy to explain the basic relationships relevant to the technology and provides tips for an optimal network structure and communication diagnostics. The movie also takes a look at the quality parameters of the PROFINET Design and Commissioning Guidelines of PI (PROFIBUS & PROFINET International), explains their...
Legacy servo motors on food packaging and processing equipment can cause significant production or sanitation problems.
Kollmorgen would like to eliminate a source of many of those problems for you.
Kollmorgen AKMH™ Servo Motor:
•32 surface finish
•No exposed flat surface
•No metal to metal seams
•Purpose built to allow for 2 to 12 pH cleaning agents - motor and cable
•Purpose built to withstand 1450 psi spray from any direction - motor and cable
Legacy Machines Become Clean Durable Machines:
•Direct high pressure (1450 psi) any direction without restrictions
•2 to pH cleaning solutions
•Smooth 32µ surface finish
•No metal to metal seams
•No Nooks, No Crannies
•No Flat surfaces
It has never been easier to use a safety laser scanner than with the NEW RSL 400 From Leuze:
In addition to exceptional performance characteristics, mounting, alignment and operation are unmatched!
• Separate connection unit with integrated cable management for uncomplicated mounting
• Large, plain-text display with electronic spirit level for simple alignment
• Integrated Ethernet interface for full network connectivity
• Sensors are demonstrably very robust against dust thanks to high resolution
• "Sensor Studio" software for fast configuration with just five mouse clicks
The challenge for OEM engineers is about designing even more compact applications that provide smooth, precise movement and don’t require compromises in machine performance.
Now that Thomson is offering three styles of mounting interfaces for its miniature metric precision ball screws as standard sizes, small-space application design options are virtually limitless.
Joining the family’s threaded style (TSI) mounting interface are flanged (FSI) and rounded (RSI) styles, which benefit from a unique multi-liner ball return system that provides smooth and quiet operation.
Though small in stature, they have been known to achieve increased lifecycles and twice the load capacity of comparable models in most sizes.
Today, in an increasing number of applications in plant and machinery construction, individual automation and drives solutions are demanded that automate simple motion sequences with low associated requirements.
With its compact SINAMICS V20, Siemens offers a simple and cost-effective drive solution for these types of applications. SINAMICS V20 sets itself apart with its quick commissioning times, ease of operation, robustness, and cost efficiency.
Easy to Install:
• Push-through and wall mounting (side-by-side is possible)
• USS and Modbus RTU at terminals
• Integrated braking chopper for 7.5 kW to 30 kW (10 hp up to 40 hp)
• Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) category C1/C2
Easy to Use
• Programming and parameter loading without power supply
• Integrated application and connection macros
• Keep Running mode for uninterrupted operation
• Wide voltage range, advanced cooling design and...