PEPPERL+FUCHS FACTORY AUTOMATION

Safety Rotary Encoder RVK58S : SIL3/PLe compliant drive solutions, including rotor position detection

Machine and plant engineering companies are increasingly relying on failsafe components to fulfil the safety requirements specified in the current version of the Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC. The safety sine/cosine rotary encoder RVK58S is an ideal choice as it also allows the position of the motor rotor to be detected with the highest accuracy levels.

Westermo Teleindustri AB

Westermo devices comply with ATEX, DNV, Industrial IT, UL and CSA specifications

Westermo Data Communications have announced that many of its industrial communications products now comply with international industry specifications. The approvals, which include ATEX, DNV, Industrial IT, UL and CSA, have been applied to a range of Ethernet extenders, switches and media converters. The ATEX and DNV approvals enable the products to be applied in potentially explosive atmospheres and onboard marine vessels. The industrial IT approvals enable seamless integration with ABB products. The UL and CSA approvals enable the products to be used in North America and Canada.

PEPPERL+FUCHS PROCESS AUTOMATION

Bebco EPS 6000 and 5000 Q series

Preventing Dust Explosions Using the Purge+Pressurization System

ARNOLD UMFORMTECHNIK

ThreadLoc

We’ve all had annoying experiences with loose threaded fasteners, such as loose screws in eyeglasses or door handles. In the worst case, they can even lead to truly hazardous situations. With its innovative ThreadLoc system, Arnold Umformtechnik has now developed a unique complete range of chemical and mechanical thread locking technologies that can meet the need for keeping screws and bolts tight in every situation.

ARNOLD UMFORMTECHNIK

REMFORM screw reduce the cost of plastic components assembly

Remform screws from Arnold Umformtechnik GmbH & Co. reduce the overall assembly cost of plastic parts as they do not require nuts or inserts. They furthermore ensure the highest levels of assembly security, due to a specific design that creates a large difference between the forming torque and the stripping torque. The main application of REMFORM for plastic parts assembly is the automotive industry.

MAPLESOFT

MapleSim and Maple Used in Advanced Research Projects at the Automation, Robotics, and Mechatronics Lab at SUNY Buffalo

The Automation, Robotics and Mechatronics (ARM) Lab (http://mechatronics.eng.buffalo.edu) is a research laboratory in the Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering at the School of Engineering & Applied Sciences in The State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo. The lab combines an in-depth understanding of mathematical theory with experimental validation to develop a new generation of smart mechanical and mechatronic systems. Their work includes projects in haptic devices for surgical simulations, musculoskeletal simulation to refine human-machine interactions, cooperative payload transport by robot collectives, and omnidirectional wheeled robots. Several of their research projects have directly resulted in the creation of commercially available devices that are then used by labs around the world for education and further research.

REDEX

Jumbo: More torque in less space

REDEX ANDANTEX has the pleasure to announce the new evolution of its DualDrive rack and pinion drive. This evolution features a more compact size while maintaining the outstanding performances that have made the DualDrive innovative concept a perfect solution for extreme machine tool high precision positioning demands.

NORD Drivesystems

SK 540E: compact inverters with integrated PLC functionality

NORD Drivesystems extends its SK 500E series of compact frequency inverters for control cabinet installation, adding the top-of-the-line model SK 540E which features an integrated basic PLC functionality. Without the support of an external controller, the cost-effective inverter is able to control many demanding applications with sequences and links to counters, comparators and flags that are easily programmed in accordance with the industry standard IEC 61131-3 using the PC-based NordCon tool.

CIAT

Modernisation of the Loden-Frey fashion store in Munich

The refurbishment of the HVAC system of the Loden-Frey fashion store in Munich was particularly challenging as under no circumstances could the refurbishing work disrupt normal business operations or disturb the store’s customers. The project was made all the more difficult by the restricted clearance space above the suspended ceilings and the limited space available for a new plant room.

Steute

RF RC 10 radio switchgear with magnetic actuators

The advantages and features of the RF RC 10 switchgear are now also available in a non-contact magnetic switching device.

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