Offering dimensions of 70 mm depth and 59 mm diameter – typically half the size of conventional explosion-proof encoders – the new ACURO® AX65 encoder from Hengstler will prove extremely valuable to system designers seeking space-saving solutions (image 1). Furthermore, the fact that the device can be replaced separately from the cable, the presence of fewer hood screws, and the potential for ring network configuration (less wiring), makes the AX65 an attractive proposition for customers looking to lower their total cost of ownership (TCO).
In recent months NSK Japan has been working in close conjunction with the Kanagawa Rehabilitation Centre, performing trials of the company’s innovative LIGHBOT autonomous guide robot which features indoor navigation and obstacle avoidance. The product already offers a number of advanced guidance, safety and usability functions, and NSK Japan will now continue its development efforts in readiness for LIGHBOT’s European launch in the autumn of 2016.
IMI Critical Engineering, the global specialist designer and supplier of critical valve solutions, has successfully manufactured a turbine bypass valve for a 1,050MW supercritical thermal power plant, the first of its kind ever produced in India.
Dorner Holding Corp., the parent company of Dorner Mfg., has announced the acquisition of Penang, Malaysia-based FlexMove®, a leading manufacturer of flexible chain conveyors for food, beverage, automotive, electronic and other industries.
NSK has expanded its series of high load capacity ball screws. The company’s new Super Large Ball Screw makes it possible to injection-mould even bigger plastic components in line with growing demand from sectors such as automotive. The Super Large Ball Screw, which features 800 mm long nuts to help increase axial load and operating life, is designed for electrically operated plastic injection moulding machines requiring a clamping force of 3000 tons or more.
Advantech, a leading global provider of intelligent systems and platform solutions across multiple vertical markets, announced a range of platforms based on 6th generation Intel® Core™ processors (formerly Skylake) including industrial motherboards, slot single-board computers (SBCs), modular IPCs, industrial serverboards, and transportation platforms. With enhanced CPU performance, media and graphics capabilities, and security and power efficiency, these new platforms are ideal for powering intelligent systems designed for diverse markets, such as video surveillance, medical, industrial automation, gaming and transportation infrastructure.
Morgan Advanced Materials, widely acknowledged as a global leader in ceramics and other advanced materials, has announced that it now has the capability to design and manufacture components for use in high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) technologies, particularly in medical applications.
Due to the positive form and frictional clamping system made by HAIMER, MTU Aero Engines in Munich was able to increase the reliability in the process of machining difficult-to-cut materials while also decreasing their processing times.