Friday, January 20, 2017

Improve Safety in Demanding Environments With Turck's New Preassembled Meltric Connector Cable Assemblies

To improve worker safety in industrial environments, Turck has introduced a new pre-assembled Meltric connector offering with arc protection. The products offer a complete cable assembly solution, saving labor and installation time and ensuring reliability.

To protect against arcing, the Meltric series connectors feature spring-loaded demating technology inside an enclosed arc chamber, along with mating and demating shutters to shield users from live parts. Users are able to safely connect and disconnect the devices under load.  For additional safety, these connectors will only mate with their designated connector class, and demate and break load by the push of a
button directly on the connector.

Each Meltric connector is switch and horsepower rated, so one device can be used as both a connector and disconnect switch. Operations are streamlined by removing the need for a separate disconnect switch in applications that require a line-of-sight disconnect.

Ideal for use with high-powered electrical equipment, these connectors can serve as both a connector and a disconnect switch. The ability to have a quick disconnect connector allows a simplified motor change-out process. This new Meltric connector offering can be simply disconnected with the push of a button and they meet all required electrical safety guidelines.

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

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Join C&E For A Webinar Featuring MiR - Mobile Industrial Robots - This Friday!

Let C&E Demonstrate the Benefits of Automated Internal Transport!

MiR100 is a user-friendly and efficient mobile robot for automation of internal transport and logistic solutions. The robot optimizes workflows, freeing up staff resources and allowing you to increase productivity while reducing costs. 

MiR100 Hook is a unique hook solution that makes it possible to automatically grab and deliver carts, racks, etc. The new hook can pull payloads up to 650 lbs. The robot grabs and delivers automatically from one fixed position to another. Check out the video below. Because of the built-in sensors and cameras the MiR100 can be used for collaborative operation.

MiR100 belongs to a new generation of advanced mobile robots which gives you rapid return-on-investment; often with a payback period of less than a year. Technology enables the robot to either "identify" its driving area and surroundings or import 3D drawings of the building layout.

CLICK HERE to register for the webinar this Friday! 

Friday, January 6, 2017

Mobile Industrial Robots Helps Magna-Power Gain Manufacturing Efficiency With Their MiR100

Magna-Power is a manufacturer of custom power supplies for industrial and research applications, based out of New Jersey. They're currently gaining manufacturing efficiency with two MiR100 robots, from Mobile Industrial Robots, in their facility. These two robots are improving logistics and efficiency for this manufacturer to help it compete in a global market.

In the video below, the Vice President of Operations and the Vice President of Engineering at Magna-Power discuss the benefits of the MiR100 in their plant. They share the fast and easy set up they experienced, their confidence in the safety of the MiR100, and the cost efficiency of the robots. Enjoy the video below!

C&E will be hosting a webinar featuring the MiR100 on Friday, January 13th. For details and registration, please CLICK HERE.

Video Featuring MiR100 Testimony from Magna-Power:

For questions, please contact C&E at 800-228-2790. Thank you! 

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Tolomatic's All-in-One Servo, The ACSI

What is the ACSI?

The ACSI is a cost-effective solution for automating additional axes of motion with simple control options via digital I/O or industrial EtherNet/IP. It's an easy-to-use servo motor/drive/controller developed specifically to be used with electric actuators.

The ACSI with an integrated servo motor creates a space-saving machine design by eliminating a drive in a cabinet. The ACSI can be controlled with simple digital I/O or robust Ethernet: EtherNet/IP and Modbus TCP. Optimized for linear or rotary operation. With built-in configurations for all of Tolomatic's electric actuators, the ACSI creates linear motion quickly and easily in the desired linear units.

The ACSI Integrated Servo Motor/Drive/Controller Offers These Features:
  • Nema-23 and Nema-34 frame sizes
  • IP65 rating
  • M12 connectors
  • 10Vdc to 60Vdc input supply
  • Dual Ethernet ports supports star, daisy-chain, and ring topologies
  • ODVA conformant and Plugfest certified EtherNet/IP

For questions, or for a quote, please contact C&E at 800-228-2790. Thank you!

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Who Let The Dogs Out? Siemens Sirius ACT ID Key-Operated Switch Will Tell You!

If you're frustrated by compromised passwords on HMI screens, Siemens provides a key ring-friendly RFID access stick/receptacle solution. Siemens ID key-operated switches connected to an IO link master can individually ID and monitor each key. ID key-operated switches are used in place of conventional key-operated switches, where the enabling of certain functions is required.

The Sirius ACT key-operated switch is an electronic switch based on RFID technology, helping you increase security in your application by identifying and authorizing single users and user groups.

In the video below, join one of C&E's Automation Specialists, Larry Ponziani, as he introduces the new product in the Sirius ACT group of control products from Siemens.

For questions, please contact C&E at 800-228-2790. Thank you!