With the introduction of mobiLink on April 1st, 2018, Softing is the first company to offer access to the major process automation protocols HART, Foundation Fieldbus and PROFIBUS PA with one single interface. mobiLink communicates via USB or Bluetooth and is perfectly suited for commissioning and maintenance with handheld host devices.
Cans are still the “classic” drinks packaging choice in the food and beverage industry. After forming, one of the next high-speed production processes the cans undergo is painting. Specially-developed roller chains have become the preferred conveying technology for this rapid transfer, during which the cans are held in place by protective heads connected to the chain by special transport pins.
Leroy-Somer has been designing and manufacturing motors and alternators for the nuclear industry for over 40 years. Many years of design discipline and experience allow the company to offer superior designed products meeting the requirements of the nuclear industry. Relying on a dedicated team of trained experts, Leroy-Somer ensures the global project management in order to offer the drive and energy generation solutions rigorously tailored to these sensitive applications, considering maximal reliability and lifetime.
Ratingen/Germany - "Partnerships like this last longer than marriages," remarks Jan Treede with a wink. With these introductory remarks, the Managing Director of KOLLMORGEN Europe GmbH duly recognized the 30-year-plus collaboration with both Werner P. Hermes –with his firm HIB engineering in Langenfeld and Jürgen Driller, founder of the IBD engineering firm in Munich. KOLLMORGEN used the Partners' Evening event (during the sps ipc drives trade fair) as a chance to pay a special tribute to these two veterans of drive and control technology. "As far as we're concerned, these are not just distributors but cherished partners," emphasized Markus Johansson - Vice President EMEA at KOLLMORGEN since November.
Collaborative robots were a big feature of the Hannover Messe trade show again in 2018. Small, intelligent, sensitive, and self-learning: The ways in which robots can be used are increasing all the time. And the level of acceptance is also rising – not least thanks to attractive prices and short ROI times. Off-the-shelf handling solutions are in demand and Yuanda Robotics has a range of market-ready robot systems. For its drive technology, this young company from Hannover depends on the robotics expertise of KOLLMORGEN.
Just after Warsaw, the Engineering Tomorrow talks conference will be held in Kyiv on June 15th. Ukraine's capital and biggest city with a population of over 4 mln people, Kyiv will hold the most inspirational conference about energy-efficient future in Mystetskyi Arsenal, XIXth century factory, now re-established as innovative expo-center for arts and technologies.
Portescap will be offering 2 more new length sizes under its ECT range of Ultra EC™ Brushless Slotless motors: the 35mm 22ECT35 and the 48 mm 22ECT48. These new 22ECT motors along with higher torque capacity are light in weight and come in a compact package which helps in further miniaturization of the customer application.
NSK has resolved the issue of repeated spindle bearing failures on four CNC machining centres at the plant of a leading automotive industry supplier. Having identified the root cause of why the spindle bearings were failing every two weeks, the facility is now enjoying savings of €32,880 per annum.