Duhamel DTI has designed a bench for testing the magnetic circuits of electrical contactors that uses the LJ-G Series 2D laser displacement sensor by Keyence. The resulting performance is extraordinary - a rate of 4,000 to 5,000 parts per hour with micron level accuracy.
Kollmorgen introduces the Kollmorgen Developer Network (KDN). Located at http://www.kollmorgen.com/kdn , KDN is an interactive knowledge base where Kollmorgen customers can learn from one another, receive expert advice from Kollmorgen application engineers and customer support staff, and delve into rich technical information with just a few clicks.
Michael Preinerstorfer, the recently appointed Managing Director of the European Industrial Business Unit (EIBU) at NSK, explains how he is aiming to extend further the company’s position of strength through superior added value for customers. In fact, NSK’s AIP added value programme, is already driving huge benefits and savings at customers worldwide, largely through a commitment to 100% in-house product development, extensive service provision and a pledge of total quality. Mr Preinerstorfer also emphasises on the relevance of next year’s centenary celebrations, and reveals that the company’s turnover target for 2016 is 7 billion euros.
Faced with high maintenance costs relating to bearings on a plate rolling mill, a major steel manufacturer has witnessed significant benefits following an application specific product replacement from NSK. Until recently, a daily maintenance routine was required on the rolling mill’s existing open roll bearings to ensure sufficient lubrication. However, analysis by NSK led to the proposal, and subsequent installation, of advanced Sealed-Clean bearings, which are designed specifically for use in heavily contaminated environments and offer 2.7 times longer life than conventional roll neck bearings.
Designed specifically to suit steel industry converters and continuous casting lines, optimised cylindrical roller bearings from NSK deliver benefits that include the use of up to 30% wider cylindrical rollers for accommodating greater loads. The bearings also provide longer replacement intervals, helping end users reduce downtime.
Morgan Advanced Materials, a leading provider of engineered solutions using advanced materials, will showcase its new TCA 125 Insulating Fire Brick on D58 in Hall 9 at the Thermprocess International Trade Fair in Düsseldorf, Germany, from 16-20 June 2015.
Possehl France SAS is a company that specializes in precision cutting and stamping. Thanks to its new TM-3000 optical micrometer from Keyence, it can now conduct very detailed inspections of every single part it produces.
HMS Industrial Networks now presents a new solution for handling profiles - mainly targeting drives and motion applications. The extension to the new Anybus CompactCom 40-series enables drives manufacturers to comply with common profile specifications such as PROFIdrive, EtherCAT DS402, and transparent DS402 on other networks.