Thursday, August 18, 2016

Dress Packs For Robotic Applications From Murrplastik

Murrplastik is able to provide fully populated dress pack solutions for any robotic application. Universal applicable fastening elements for all standard robots can be combined into individual designs that provide a rugged hardness for the hydraulic, pneumatic, and electronic components contained within the dress pack. Murrplastik will assemble and ship the dress packs, including their cables, connectors, and other content as one unit.

Their specially developed cable protection conduits for complex robot applications can stand up to extreme stress and movement. Specially modified materials and special conduit geometry ensure optimal protection and long lives.

R-Tec Box

The R-Tec Box is an axis 3 to 6 energy package for industrial robots. It is specially designed to house the unique integrated spring return system which keeps the conduit tight to the robot so that it is not caught or in the way during operation. The spring package allows for the robot to make a wide range of movements while still keeping the cables and hoses organized, protected, and out of harm's way.

We can work with you to design a dress pack specific to your robot's application and environment. For more information, please contact your salesperson or call 800-228-2790. Thank you!

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Turck Announces Open Faced Angle Sensors for Valve Position Monitoring in Harsh Environments

Turck announced two extensions of their inductive angle sensors for rotary actuators. Both new product offerings provide a rotary valve sensing solution ideally suited for harsh environments; one includes a stainless steel Minifast connector and the other, using a terminal chamber, provides ATEX and IECEx approvals.

The RI360-DSU utilizes the inductive resonant circuit measuring principle and introduces an innovative open face sensor design for rotary valve sensing. The RI360-DSU open faced inductive angle sensors deliver analog or discrete outputs and provide flexible mounting options previously not available from Turck.

Turck’s RI360-DSU inductive angle sensors are able to monitor quarter turn valves and three-way valves, while also detecting the valve position during cleaning cycles. Additionally, the sensors are capable of detecting the wear of seals, thus saving downtime from seals that are worn from switching cycles. For flexible operation, the sensors are available with switching or analog outputs.

The RI360P1-DSU35TC-ELI-EXI is available with ATEX and IECEx approvals. The RI360P1-DSU35-ELIU5X2-B1150/S1265 is available with a stainless steel Minifast connector.

Product Benefits:

  • Contactless measuring principle
  • Rugged housing
  • Programmable measuring range
  • Compact design
  • Flexible mounting/options compatible with DSU mounting accessories
  • Freely adjustable within 360°
  • IP67 rated
For questions, or more information, please contact C&E at 800-228-2790. Thank you!

Friday, August 5, 2016

Automate Your Internal Transport With The MiR100 - Mobile Industrial Robot

MiR100 - An Efficient Mobile Robot for Transportation

The MiR100, from Mobile Industrial Robots, is a user-friendly and efficient mobile robot for automation of in-house transport and logistics solutions. In addition to efficiency and ease-of-use, the robot optimizes workflows by freeing staff resources and allowing you to increase productivity. Technology enables the robot to either "identify" its drive area and surroundings or import 3D drawings of the building layout. The MiR100 contains built-in sensors and cameras, allowing it to be used for collaborative operation. The robot can run safely in an environment with people as it automatically stops and routes around obstacles. 

Extra Benefits:
  • Ready from Day 1
  • Simple operation via smartphone, tablet, or PC
  • Can be equipped with a variety of customized modules
  • Has a carrying capacity of 100 kg and can tow approximately 300 kg
  • Navigation through its own map
  • Avoids dynamic obstacles and alters routes quickly if necessary
  • Maneuvers safely around obstacles by using scanners, a 3D camera, and ultrasound
  • Equipped with boggie suspension, a chassis serving as a modular subassembly of wheels and axles 
For questions, or more information, please contact C&E sales at 800-228-2790. C&E also has a MiR100 and would be glad to demo it for you! Thank you!

Friday, July 29, 2016

Detect the Invisible With Banner's New Clear Object Detection Sensor

Banner's latest addition to the QS18 series is a high-performance clear object detection sensor. To ensure reliable detection of transparent, translucent, and opaque targets at any distance between the sensor and the reflector, it has a polarized coaxial design. This clear object sensor has a fast 400 microsecond response time, making it an ideal choice for bottling or packaging applications.

  • Coaxial optics enable reliable detection of targets to the face of the sensor with no dead zone
  • The optional "Clear Tracking" automatic compensation algorithm provides long and reliable operation by compensating for dust buildup and ambient temperature changes
  • Bright, visible red light spot makes alignment easy
  • Long-range operation from face of sensor to 3m
  • Easy configuration

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For questions or more information, please contact 800-228-2790. Thank you!

Friday, July 22, 2016

Looking for Metal Sensing Solutions? Prime Controls Has You Covered!

Prime Controls, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of high quality metal sensors and controls for a multitude of industries. Whether you're in the can making, automotive, or metal forming industry, they have a metal sensing solution for you. Prime Controls, Inc. specializes in Double Metal Sheet Detection and is a supplier for Double End and Missing Tab Detectors. In addition to the products featured in the above video, highlighted below are a few more of the many options available from Prime Controls.

The DS150 is the basic detector for steel, tinplate, stainless steel, copper, brass, and other metals. It is easily able to detect a variety of metals due to its ability to automatically recognize and change its sensing signal based on the material type it's testing. Setup is easy as placing a single sheet between the probes and pressing the calibrate button so that the DS150 learns what a single sheet is.

The SC200 control features a single probe detection for small ferrous parts. The system will respond to either a small position or density change of a ferrous object. The corresponding FS12T18S probe uses a weak but concentrated magnetic field for detection, making it possible to detect small items with little to no magnetic pull. Due to its narrow field of view, the probe eliminates false detection from ferrous objects off to the side of the sensing face.

The DS1522 is considered the ultimate dual probe detection unit for all types of metal. It offers multi-gauge detection with the ability to store and recall 64 different stored calibrations. The DS1522 can alert the user to the detection of a double sheet (over thickness) condition and also the detection of less than a single sheet (under thickness). The DS1522 features remote calibration, automatic calibration trigger and calibration delay, and adjustable relay delays.

CLICK HERE for the Prime Controls Double Sheet Overview Brochure.

For questions, or more product information, please contact C&E sales at 800-228-2790. Thank you!