Endurance giving away portable and powerful laser

Endurance Lasers is giving away one of its powerful, efficient brand new 8W diode lasers.

All you have to do to enter the Endurance competition is to write a story – “at least a sentence” – telling the company why and where you need a portable, powerful and reliable Endurance laser.

Also, indicate what kind of CNC machine or a 3D printer you have – if you have one.  Continue reading Endurance giving away portable and powerful laser

Leroy-Somer to launch new motor and drive ranges at SPS

Leroy-Somer, a business unit of the Nidec group, is preparing for the launch of new ranges at SPS IPC Drives, the Europe’s leading exhibition for electric automation.

Leroy-Somer will be demonstrating Commander ID300, a new integrated drive for the control of its IMfinity induction motors from 0.25 to 7.5 kW.

This all-in-one drive solution has been designed to meet the strategic challenges of increasingly complex and demanding production environments, induced by the transition to Industry 4.0.  Continue reading Leroy-Somer to launch new motor and drive ranges at SPS

Pepperl+Fuchs launches new 2D absolute positioning system

Pepperl+Fuchs has launched a new 2D absolute positioning system which the company provides “maximum reliability, large reading window and codes” to enhance performance.

Pepperl+Fuchs says its new PXV 2-D absolute positioning system sets “new performance benchmarks” when it comes to reliability and handling.

With its large reading window, the system keeps a sufficient number of codes in view, even in relation to track switches and changes to the code tape, syas the company.  Continue reading Pepperl+Fuchs launches new 2D absolute positioning system

New study: Industrial cameras, technical features, and market

Each year, in cooperation with the trade journals Vision Systems Design and Inspect, industrial imaging company Framos identifies technical and commercial trends in the industry based on users’ and manufacturers’ views.

For this 10th market study, 90 manufacturers and users from 22 countries responded to questions about the status quo of the imaging market, and its ongoing development.

In the age of automation and the smart factory, classic machine vision is the cornerstone of success for the Imaging industry.

CMOS technology and fast processing are enabling real-time precision, while cognitive vision solutions using artificial intelligence are the bases for further growth.  Continue reading New study: Industrial cameras, technical features, and market

OR Laser launches new hybrid metal additive and subtractive manufacturing platform

OR Laser has launched its new hybrid metal additive and subtractive manufacturing platform, the ORLas Creator Hybrid, and unveiled its new cloud manufacturing services at this year’s FormNext event.

FormNext, is into its final day in Frankfurt, and it’s where the great and the good of the 3D printing and additive manufacturing industry congregate.

Traditionally the latest additive manufacturing developments are unveiled at FormNext, and this year has been bigger and better than years gone by, according to some visitors.  Continue reading OR Laser launches new hybrid metal additive and subtractive manufacturing platform

Omron Microscan releases new ‘high-performance smart camera’

Omron Microscan Systems, has launched its newest smart camera, the Hawk MV-4000, which the company says has developmental roots stretching back to automotive and robotics development.

Omron says the Hawk MV-4000 has “exceptional processing capabilities in a compact form factor”, is easy to use, and constitutes a “golden middle” between PC-based devices and the average smart camera on the market.

Omron says the new smart camera could be used in a wide range of industries to streamline companies’ operations.  Continue reading Omron Microscan releases new ‘high-performance smart camera’

Softing to showcase solutions for digital data exchange in networked production

Softing is planning to showcase its latest products and solutions for digital data exchange in networked production at this year’s SPS IPC Drives event.

Softing says it wants to present itself as a “competent partner for the realization of networked automation”.

The company says it wants to close the gaps between operation technology and information technology, and create the conditions for “seamless exchange of digital data in Industry 4.0 applications”.  Continue reading Softing to showcase solutions for digital data exchange in networked production

Pepperl+Fuchs launches device for precise detection of absolute position of actuators

Pepperl+Fuchs has launched a device for the precise detection of the position of actuators. 

The new PMI F90 inductive positioning system can “precisely detect the absolute position of one actuator as well as the distance between two”, says Pepperl+Fuchs.

The company says the system has “comprehensive communication functionality and is equipped for Industry 4.0 applications”, through IO-Link technology.  Continue reading Pepperl+Fuchs launches device for precise detection of absolute position of actuators

HMS integrates support for OPC UA and MQTT into its Anybus CompactCom networking solutions

HMS Industrial Networks has integrated support for the IoT protocols OPC UA and MQTT within its Anybus CompactCom range of embedded networking solutions. 

HMS says that, with OPC UA and MQTT in the portfolio, device and machine manufacturers who use CompactCom are offered “a straight-forward path to providing secure data to the IIoT factories of tomorrow – already today”.

To achieve the vision of Industrial Internet of Things, device and machine manufacturers are required not only to connect their hardware to different industrial networks on operational technology, but also to provide data to IT systems and IoT software.  Continue reading HMS integrates support for OPC UA and MQTT into its Anybus CompactCom networking solutions

HCD buys majority stake in Robot System Products

A Chinese company called Huachangda Intelligent Equipment Group has agreed a deal to become the majority shareholder in Robot System Products.

RSP is a Scandinavian company which specialises in manufacturing robotic tool changers.

The current owners of RSP will remain in the company to continue the development of industrial automation and robotics solutions. RSP will also keep the existed brands and operate independently.  Continue reading HCD buys majority stake in Robot System Products

Saw blade manufacturer Alesa develops its own grinding machine with servo motors from Kollmorgen

By Martin Rupf, of Kollmorgen

Saw blade manufacturer Alesa has developed its own grinding machine with Washdown servo motors from Kollmorgen with single-cable connection technology. 

Among their other applications the finely ground circular saw blades are used in metal processing centers.

Sintered tools have a reputation in metal processing for being particularly hard-wearing and for maintaining their sharpness over a long period.  Continue reading Saw blade manufacturer Alesa develops its own grinding machine with servo motors from Kollmorgen

Emerson launches high density pneumatic valve island

Emerson has launched what it describes as “a major update” to the ASCO Numatics G3 Series electronic valve island platform.

The company says the new system will enable a reduction in installation costs.

The valve island has been expanded so that it can control up to 128 solenoid valves on a single valve island assembly.  Continue reading Emerson launches high density pneumatic valve island

Mitsubishi Electric and Bimba Manufacturing partner to provide motion solutions

Mitsubishi Electric Automation and Bimba Manufacturing have agreed a collaboration that will combine Mitsubishi Electric’s industrial automation technology with Bimba’s motion control solutions.

The arrangement brings together Mitsubishi Electric’s servo motors and control products with Bimba’s electric mechanical actuators.

The relationship will allow both companies to benefit from each other’s presence in the industrial marketplace, providing customers with the opportunity to acquire electric motion solutions from a single source.  Continue reading Mitsubishi Electric and Bimba Manufacturing partner to provide motion solutions

Genuine Parts Company subsidiaries make acquisitions in industrial and automotive sectors

Two subsidiaries of Genuine Parts Company are making acquisitions in the industrial and automotive sectors. 

GPC has a market capitalisation of approximately $13 billion, employs almost 40,000 people, and owns at least four subsidiary companies.  Continue reading Genuine Parts Company subsidiaries make acquisitions in industrial and automotive sectors

Industrial Vision Systems launches IVS-NCGi camera range

 

New machine vision cameras represent a breakthrough in performance and flexibility, says company

The next-generation IVS-NCGi range of digital cameras from Industrial Vision Systems provides a breakthrough in flexibility, performance and ease of use for machine vision, according to the company.

With heightened resolution options for more precision and faster frame rates, the cameras are designed for integration into modern production processes.

Its compact form factor also easily fits into space constrained manufacturing lines and cells.  Continue reading Industrial Vision Systems launches IVS-NCGi camera range