How HMIs can solve the industrial Ethernet communication problem

Connecting the many different industrial Ethernet protocols found in a typical plant or facility can be a headache, but an HMI can relieve the pain. Marcia R. Gadbois, General Manager and VP for the Wonderware InduSoft Web Studio group of Schneider Electric Due to the popularity of the IoT and the IIoT, along with other

New DoveLock™ Dovetail Vises with Reversible Jaws for Holding Wider Range of Part Blanks And Dovetail Widths

Kurt’s new DoveLock™ dovetail vises are ideal for superior clamping strength and specifically designed for allowing access to 5 sides of the workpiece in 5-axis, 4th-axis and palletized CNC machining systems. DoveLock vise is available in two sizes, a 1-inch jaw width DTR10 model and 2-inch jaw width DTR20 model. With a jaw opening of

Compact bidirectional data memory module

Balluff offers a compact, bidirectional data memory module for tight mounting spaces. The compact memory module with IP 67 protection is just 34 x 16 x 8 mm in size and can be used as a memory storage device on interchangeable units such as milling heads on gantry type machining centers. This means the assemblies

J.W. Winco Now Offers Stainless Steel Square Weldable Cam Action Indexing Plungers

J.W. Winco, Inc., a supplier of standard industrial machine components, announced it now offers GN 612.3 Stainless Steel Square Weldable Cam Action Indexing Plungers. These RoHS compliant cam action indexing plungers are best utilized when the pin needs to be retracted. When the lever arm is rotated 180°, the pin retracts into the indexing plunger

New Matt Chrome Covers For OKW’s Designer COM-KNOBS

OKW has added striking new matt chrome covers to its COM-KNOBS range of collet knobs for rotary potentiometers – perfect for metal or metallic-look front panels. High quality COM-KNOBS suit a huge range of applications including measuring and control, medical and wellness devices, laboratory equipment, heating and air conditioning, communications equipment and building management systems.

Hollow shaft rotary encoders

The rotary encoder series ECI 4000/EBI 4000 is a modular device without integral bearing and with a 90 mm hollow shaft. It enables the user to replace the conventional toothed-belt drive for coupling a motor feedback system to torque motors. With fewer components, these rotary encoders provide wear-free operation. They open up new applications for inductive rotary

Visit B&R in Chicago at IMTS 2016

Visit the B&R booth to learn about the integrated machine control platform and advanced technologies At this year’s International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS), from September 12-17 in Chicago’s McCormick Place, B&R Industrial Automation Corp will exhibit its innovative automation solutions at booth E-4115. B&R specializes in standards-based, scalable and modular control systems integrating CNC, logic,

Technopolymer Plastic Lockable Safety Five Lobed Knobs

J.W. Winco, Inc., a supplier of standard industrial machine components, announced it now offers EN 5337.9 Technopolymer Plastic Lockable Safety Five Lobed Knobs, With Tapped Brass Insert, in metric sizes. These RoHS-compliant safety five lobed knobs are temperature resistant to 100°C (215°F), as well as resistant to solvents, oils, grease and other chemical agents. To

Edmund Optics® TECHSPEC® Filters improve system performance

Edmund Optics® (EO), the premier provider of optical components, introduces three new TECHSPEC® Hard Coated Filters: High Performance OD 4 Shortpass Filters, High Performance OD 4 Longpass Filters and Imaging Filters . These new lines join existing Hard Coated OD 4 Bandpass Filters with series at 10nm (213 models), 25nm (108 models) and 50nm (147

Software Blocks for development of plastics machinery

K 2016: B&R presents mapp Technology for the plastics industry At K 2016, from October 19-26, B&R will be demonstrating how to greatly simplify the development of applications for injection presses, extruders and blow molding machines (Hall 12, Booth B16). Modular software blocks can reduce development times by an average of two-thirds. Develop 3-times faster

Ring drive handles high torque and speed

The Compact Ring Drive (CRD) system, with precision grade bearing and drive mechanism in a sealed housing, is easily programmed. The three-drive design allows the CRD to handle high speed, high torque or both, depending on the application. With a 250 or 350 mm dial plate bolt circle diameter and a large open center, users

Easy release for shaft collars

Changeovers of shaft-mounted tools, reels/spools and other objects can be handled more quickly with shaft collars that feature quick-release. One example is the Easylock shaft collars, which install quickly without special tools for non-slip holding of tools and reels on smooth, case hardened (Rockwell > 55) shafts. A new option – Easylock positive release –

TRU TEMP® Black Oxide Finish Is Ideal For Machine Tool Components

High value tooling such as toolholders, workholding and turret press tooling takes on an attractive, protective black oxide finish when finished with the TRU TEMP low temperature, non-polluting black oxide system from Birchwood Technologies. Extremely durable, the TRU TEMP process provides a satin black magnetite coating, 20 millionths thick (0.54 micron) with no effect on

NICs integrate buses, master and slave operations

The SST DN4 DeviceNet PCle Network Interface Cards scan DeviceNet signals in 3 to 5 msec, enabling real-time control. By combining master and slave functions, those operations can be executed simultaneously, enabling control schemes that require multiple functions. The combination also reduces customer NIC inventory requirements. SST DN4 DeviceNet PCIe NICs provide backward compatibility with

Efficient five axis machining begins at the core

A solid base, the highest removal rate in its class, and lowest required maintenance allows for a longer tool and machine life. Toyoda’s FA1050 5-Axis horizontal machining center is that along with all the capabilities wanted of boring, end milling, finish cutting, threading, U-axis machining while maintaining accuracy at the industry’s fastest removal rate. At

Machine tool probes help forge wheel and car chassis

The automotive industry is fiercely competitive. Tier-one car manufacturers are constantly looking for breakthroughs in areas such as performance, safety and design, all of which place ever stricter requirements on the processing of metal components. SuperAlloy Industrial (SAI) is a supplier of lightweight forged metal products. The forged wheel and car chassis components SAI produce

Dashboard displays machine tool data

Dashboards let users create a one-screen view of machine tool performance data pertinent to job function. The program builds on the data capturing capability of the Freedom eLOG software suite, and combines multiple graphics, called dashlets, into a single view based on job function, such as maintenance, production, cell supervision and so on. Available dashlets

Using Tantalum to protect critical electrical components

Radiation shielding is an important aspect of aluminum aerospace structures, such as satellites. Graded Z shielding has been used in satellites for years. It involves laminating several different metals together that each have a different atomic number. The variation in Z number creates an effective filter along a broad spectrum of radiation. Graded Z shielding

Networking for industrial machine tool building

by Todd Walter, National Instruments If the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) takes off, machines will depend on free flowing data within and between other machines. Updates to standard Ethernet will support these needs. In the U.S. alone industrial machines are an over $200-billion market. This competitive market has undergone an evolution in the last

SPIROL Receives Nadcap Recertification

SPIROL International Corporation is proud to announce reaccreditation by the Performance Review Institute (PRI) for meeting the stringent audit criteria requirements of Nadcap Nonconventional Machining. SPIROL is certified to the Aerospace standard AS9100. However, many of the most demanding companies in the world, such as those in the Aerospace industry, require Nadcap approval above and

Personal CNC mill helps NASA boldly go…

Both the costs and risks of spaceflight are always high. So what do you do when you don’t have the time, budget and room for error to outsource the machining of ever-evolving prototypes? NASA Goddard Spaceflight Center uses an array of manufacturing and engineering tools to develop their one-off, highly customized technologies. In fact, they

Simpler machine tool design

A mechatronic design tool will help you size a motion system within a single platform. Finally, some companies are cooperating together to make it easier to design a whole system. Tolomatic and Rockwell Automation have announced that you will be able to specify electric rod actuators and rodless electro-mechanical actuators on Rockwell’s Motion Analyzer web-based

There’s an app for that

Within seven years, the concept of an “app,” like the ones used in smartphones, has become a nearly universally understood tool. If the people who use your products know how to use a smartphone, then it just makes sense to adopt this concept when developing features and functions in your products. Even in the machine

A new addition to integration tools family

Yaskawa offers a variety of integration tools to help make commissioning a drive into a communication network easier. We are pleased to announce that we will be adding a new addition to our toolbox of integration – Add-on Instructions (AOI) for use in Rockwell Automation’s Logix Designer/RSLogix 5000 (version 16 and above). Yaskawa AOI’s will

Bimba will be a Corporate Sponsor of the US Amateur Golf Championship

Bimba announced it is a Corporate Supporter of the 2015 US Amateur Championship, the oldest golf tournament in the United States. From August 17 to August 23, more than 300 amateur golfers from around the world will compete to add their names to the storied list of historic winners of the US Amateur, which includes