Friday, July 19, 2019

Koganei: A Pioneer in the Pneumatic Industry

 Koganei Corporation is a leading company to serve factory automation and labor saving requirements with their pneumatic and electronic product range. By using pneumatics features, which are cleanliness, low cost, and functionality enabling delicate human finger-like movement, Koganei provides solutions required in a wide range of industries.


Innovative and Blue Ocean" is Koganei's meaning of iB series. Blue ocean refers to the strategy of less competition. 
Cyclone Water Separator 
Superior water separation performance (over 99%). Maintenance free.

iB-Flow Flow Sector
Digital Flow Controller
Remote operation of needle opening to control flow rate is possible. Flow rate feedback can be used for control and switching between multiple flow rates is also possible.    

Digital Flow Controller
Easy setup of cylinder operation time (Input of values from 0.05 to 30 seconds). Cylinder operation time can be measured. Simple cylinder syncronization setups.   

Linear Stepping Actuator
Simple point-to-point operation. Simple stroke, acceleration/deceleration, thrust level settings. A linear motor and no deceleration mechanism greatly reduces operating noise. 

5-Port Manifold Solenoid Valve
Thin and lightweight,easy assembly,6 fittings,and 3 flow rate models can be combined in one manifold.

Contact us today! 800-228-2790. We'd be happy to provide more information and schedule a demo!

Monday, July 15, 2019

MiR1000 is now here!

MIR 1000

MiR1000 is designed to automate and optimize the internal transportation of heavy duties and pallets. With a payload of 1000 kg, this is MiR’s most powerful robot, and even in highly dynamic environments it can transport heavy loads without any exterior safety measures.

This collaborative robot is a safe alternative to traditional forklifts and trucks. Another advantage of the MiR1000 is that it does not need to be manned, so it optimizes the transportation of pallets and frees up employees for more valuable tasks.

  • Collaborative and autonomous: it maneuvers safely around all kinds of obstacles
  • Advanced technology and sophisticated software enable the robot to navigate autonomously and choose the most effective route to its destination
  • Equipped with the latest laser-scanner technology and that delivers a 360-degree visual for optimal safety
  • MiR1000 can be deployed with pallet lifts from MiR and can pick up, transport and deliver pallets automatically

For more information about the MiR1000, give us a call at (800) 228-2790!

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Marking and Coding systems are now available!

BestCode's complete range of IP65 rated marking and coding systems are simplified to allow anyone to operate, which minimizes operator touches, extends time between human interaction, and lowers total cost for your company.

BestCode is proud to announce its next generation of marking and coding which is the NExt Series 8. This generation offers high speed, non-contact, and continuous ink jet printing systems. 

NExt Series 8

  • Print high speed, reliable lot/date, sell-by date and other identifying marks and codes on a wide range of substrates, including plastic, glass, paper, and more

Some features of bestCode products are:

FreakyFast Printing
  • Coding speeds above 2000 feet per minute 
True Non-Contact Printing
  • Ink throw distances from .5'' (12mm) up to 2'' (50mm)
Color Touch Screen
  • Always on
  • Vivid display with large intuitive buttons and status indicators 

Friday, April 26, 2019

The Best Sensor For Your Food Production!

Banner Engineering's T18-2 Series sensors are the next generation of self-contained photoelectric
sensors. Their IP69 epoxy encapsulated housing, ensures the strength and reliability and are ideal for use in washdown and thermal shock environments on food production lines.

To receive FDA approval, the T18-2 passed a ECOLAB test, in which, the sensor was submersed in a range of chemicals for 28 days. The plastic material ensure that the casing will not weaken by temperature cycling since it expands and contracts at the same rate and each product is ultrasonically welded.

Along with that, they have superior performance with better fluorescent light immunity, improved color sensitivity, and higher excess gain.

Key Features:
  • Shatter-resistant for use in the most rugged environments
  • IP69K epoxy encapsulated circuitry
  • Housing is made of all certified FDA-grade durable plastic
  • Sensor is ultrasonically welded together to create a single piece made of the same material, ideal for environments with rapidly changing temperatures
  • Smooth, improved design for a more hygienic sensor
  • Complete sealed and leak-proof construction

For more information about the Banner T18-2 Series, give us a call at (800) 228-2790!

Friday, April 5, 2019

Detection That Can Save You Money

Manufacturing facilities know the expenses of equipment repairs and production downtime, but what if you could take a proactive approach to prevent both as well as keep costs down? Prime Controls has developed a solution that can prevent a $20,000 to $100,000 repair!

In most equipment, if more than one sheet is fed into the machine, it damages tools and dies. That is why for over 25 years Prime Controls have made Double Sheet Detection an essential component of manufacturing. The sensors protect machinery by ensuring that only one sheet of metal is entering into a process. 

The Double Sheet Detection is perfect for automation, robotics, automated destackers, sheet feeders, and in-fixture (poke-a-yoke) applications. Along with that, the solution is perfect for the canmaking, automotive, appliance, and other metal forming industries.

The Double Sheet Detection can easily be set up and they can sense a wide range of metals, such as:
  • Steel
  • Copper
  • Aluminum

For more information about the Double Sheet Detection solution, give us a call at (800) 228-2790!