The R100 and R101 are available in standard, assembly-compatible housing designs and offer photoelectric sensors for both detection and measurement. They include thru-beam sensors, retroreflective sensors, including those with polarization filter, foreground suppression or for detection of transparent objects, energetic reflection light scanners and those with background suppression, as well as light barriers and distance sensors for measurement tasks.
Silentbloc UK Ltd, part of Icon Polymer Group, a technology company in engineered polymer products, has once again confirmed its status a key partner to the international rail sector by appointing a specialist Spanish distributor for its market-leading range of anti-vibration products.
Brady’s Wraptor™ Wire ID Printer Applicator now offers even more automation opportunities. A new system software update allows the integration of Schleuniger Cut & Strip Machines with the Wraptor for faster cable preparation and handling. This will enable faster workflows for operators.
Delta announced that it joined the “Road to Paris” initiative by the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), and has committed to a 30% reduction in its electricity intensity by the year 2020, which follows a 50% reduction already achieved by the company over the past five years. Delta Electronics will actively participate in a series of events that reflect its commitment to sustainability during the upcoming COP21. Delta will present its 21 green buildings, which it has constructed over the past 10 years, at the Grand Palais in Paris, France. In addition, Delta will organize a side event, which has been approved by the United Nations COP21 General Secretariat, to share its knowledge and achievements in energy savings and the construction of green buildings.
A parts data wizard has made the integration of product data into the Eplan Data Portal much easier. This benefits both the manufacturer and the user. For the first time, more than 100 manufacturers will be represented in the portal when SPS IPC Drives in November starts. With comprehensive device data, the more than 90,000 portal users worldwide will be able to simplify and accelerate their engineering processes. The necessary macros, component data and 3D data for the construction of a virtual control cabinet can be easily and directly integrated into the CAE design.
Curtiss-Wright Corporation’s (NYSE: CW) Sensors & Controls division today announced that it has entered into a multi-year agreement with German automobile manufacturer BMW Group to provide its Exlar® brand of integrated, roller screw driven electric actuators for use on robotic weld guns. Under the agreement, Curtiss-Wright will provide all required robotic weld gun actuators for two new facilities currently under construction in North America.
The new transducers in rod and profile housings with an Ethernet interface from Balluff offer multiple advantages for machine manufacturers and operators with respect to startup and machine output. The standardized communication protocols and automatic address assignment simplify integration of the transducer into the controller and the plant network. Because of this, a complex programming process is no longer necessary. This leads to a shortened machine startup time, low implementation costs and reduces fault sources simultaneously.