Technology File

Easy, reliable, IP67-rated connection for sensors and actuators over Profinet

Recently launched by Molex, Brad HarshIO Profinet I/O Modules feature Fast Start-Up (FSU) technology to provide reliable solutions for connecting industrial controllers to I/O devices and to start and operate the module in less than 500ms. These are now certified by the PNO (Profibus…

🕘 15/05/2012

Sensor sees clearly despite shiny or curved surfaces

Detecting clear-shiny, dark-glossy or multi-reflective surfaces has always been a challenge in automated packaging and logistics operations, especially where there are complex curved shapes or transparent outlines. The new MultiPac optical sensor launched by Sick UK is said to offer a promising new…

🕘 15/05/2012

Dynamic simulation software drives operational excellence

Invensys Operations Management has issued the newest release of its SimSci-Esscor dynamic simulation software. Version 5.0 of the company’s DYNSIM software contains many additional features that are said to expand its capabilities, improve its performance, lower total cost of ownership…

🕘 15/05/2012

Relays are small and safe

Wieland Electric is launching a new range of safety relays that are only 22.5mm wide and have been designed for universal use. The new SNO 4083KM relays are suitable for most mechanical engineering applications, particularly special machine engineering or for smaller serial machines. SNO 4083KM…

🕘 15/05/2012

Smart lighting for machine vision

Multipix has launched the Microscan NERLITE Smart Series lighting with a built-in controller to adjust intensity continuous mode and high output strobe mode for a complete and easily integrated solution. The series includes the HI-BRITE area/floodlight, DOAL lighting and Ring lighting. NERLITE…

🕘 15/05/2012

Servo drive has continuous power in a compact design

Servo control specialist Inmoco has launched the high-density Elmo Drum HV (high voltage) digital servo drive. The Drum HV measures just 180 x 140 x 75.2mm yet delivers up to 62kW of continuous power. The Drum HV integrates a wide range of programming, feedback and communication options that…

🕘 15/05/2012

Safety limit switches comply with industry regulations

Compliance with industry standards, flexibility of design and easy connection are all requirements for the performance of industrial and safety limit switches. To meet these needs of plant operators, Siemens Industry Automation & Drive Technologies (IA&DT) has launched its first complete…

🕘 15/05/2012

Compact belt gear has improved wash-down capabilities

Thomson Industries has introduced a new, more compact belt gear solution for their T60 Series Precision Electric Linear Actuators. The BGM06 belt gear enables installation in limited space applications. A rugged aluminum housing earns the BGM06 an IP65 rating for protection against dirt ingress and…

🕘 15/05/2012

Sensors help electric vehicle development

UK company, Protean Electric is developing a novel method of providing practical, cost-effective electric power for road vehicles using Kistler torque measuring flanges with CoMo torque control monitor to calculate and display power derived from the torque and speed signals … On a business park…

🕘 18/04/2012

Forewarned is forearmed

Andy Anthony, managing director of Monitran, explains how vibration-based condition monitoring is at the heart of a ‘Virtual Engineer’ protecting a number of Stork’s filling machines in dairies around the UK … For milk-bottling plants, high-volume and high-efficiency are crucial…

🕘 18/04/2012