Intelligent Actuator Rotating 2-Axis Wrist Unit

September 5, 2017

Ideal for reducing costs when 6-axis robot is not necessary

Wrist Units with logoIAI’s Unique WU Series Wrist Unit design makes it light weight and compact in size.  
Equipped with a battery-less absolute encoder as standard, the WU Series is a low cost alternative, compared to 6-axis articulated robots making it ideal for reducing the cost of equipment.

Diagonal approaches and tip swiveling can now be performed with minimum required axis configuration which until now required a vertically articulated robot.

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Introducing the Numatics 502 Series Directional Control Valves

July 31, 2017

HIGH FLOW RATES AND THE WIDEST RANGE OF ACCESSORIES

Numatics 502 with logoNumatics 502 Series valves (18mm) have up to 30% greater flow than the products they replace — making them ideal for design engineers desiring a more compact valve, or for those who want to increase a machine’s work capacity using the same size valve.

These new directional control valves offer the greatest range of pneumatic ‘sandwich’ components (pressure regulators, pressure shut off, exhaust flow controls) that allow an almost infinite number of configurations based on the customer’s requirements.

The 502 Series joins a family of high-performance sub-base mounted directional control valves (501 Series and 503 Series) that have higher flow rates; less power consumption; and exceptionally easy on-site installation, configuration, and modification.

  • Low wattage 1.3 Watt for DC application
  • Plug together circuit boards eliminate internal wiring
  • G3 Fieldbus electronics
  • 580 Fieldbus electronics
  • IN Fittings to accommodate various tube sizes
  • IP65 Certified

Numatics 502 Series Valves

Cognex In-Sight 7000 Gen II Vision System

April 28, 2017

In-Sight 7000 Gen II (3)The first, truly-customizable vision system! With field-configurable modular optics, lights, filters and covers the next generation In-Sight 7000 can be easily customized to solve your unique application. Now you have the power to BUILD YOUR VISION, your way!

The NEW In-Sight 7000 is a full-featured, powerful vision system that performs fast, accurate inspections of a wide range of parts across all industries. Its compact footprint easily fits into space-constrained production lines and the unique, modular design is highly field-customizable to your application requirements.

  • Enhanced performance keeps pace with increasing line speeds
  • Field-configurable lenses, lights, filters and covers meet custom application requirements
  • Familiar EasyBuilder interface simplifies set up and deployment

Cognex In-Sight Laser Profiler

April 11, 2017

In-Sight Laser Profiler and VC200The In-Sight™ laser profiler is a measurement system used to verify that a part’s dimensions meet specifications. The In-Sight laser profiler is configured using the In-Sight EasyBuilder user interface.  This intuitive, easy-to-use software makes it simple for manufacturing and quality engineers to develop, deploy and support high accuracy measurements on the factory floor.

  1. Accurately acquire profiles
  2. Easily extract features and construct reference points
  3. Perform correct and repeatable measurements

The In-Sight laser profiler generates an accurate 2D profile of an object along a laser line.  The 2D profile provides precise geometric information that can be sued to verify that an object is defect-free and meets specifications.  The In-Sight laser profiler is easy to use and factory calibrated to ensure accurate and repeatable measurement results.

Clayton Controls Adds Koganei Pneumatic Products

March 30, 2017

Koganei groupClayton Controls is pleased to announce the addition of Koganei to our automation solutions. Koganei is a manufacturer of pneumatic systems known globally for the highest safety and quality standards. They specialize in the manufacturing of pneumatic equipment, centralized lubricating systems, static electricity related products, fluid control equipment and related products.

Kognaei’s U.S. operations are based in Fremont California.  As a stocking distributor Clayton Controls has local inventory available for immediate delivery.

  • Air Cylinders
  • Air Valves
  • Filter Regulators
  • Speed Controls/Fittings
  • Vacuum Equipment
  • Static Electricity Removal

Incentive Software Components PC-based control for automated industrial processes

March 16, 2017

Incentive SoftwareControl Technology’s Incentive  is a flexible family of software building blocks enabling comprehensive plant automation strategies.

IncentivePLC – a multitasking control runtime system executing the powerful QuickBuilder programming environment

IncentiveECAT – a high-performance EtherCAT master controller for direct control of EtherCAT devices from standard PC hardware

IncentiveAPI – a DLL offering a high-level control API for C#, C++ or VB.Net code

Tolomatic RSX Extreme Force Electric Actuators

March 2, 2017

tolomatic-rsxReplace hydraulics without the messy leaks or noisy operation.  The RSX is a high force electric actuator designed for rugged service, long life and is an ideal choice for replacing hydraulic cylinders.

The RSX family of extreme force electric linear actuators are more efficient and flexible compared to hydraulic cylinders. Designed and tested for 100% duty cycle, the RSX-096 is capable of 30,000 lbf (133.5 kN) and is designed to withstand extreme conditions and cold-weather operation.

Cognex In-Sight VC200 Multi Smart Camera Vision System

November 17, 2016

vc200-smallThe In-Sight® VC200 multi smart camera vision system brings the proven reliability of standalone In-Sight vision systems to multi camera vision applications. You can easily attach up to four In-Sight smart cameras to a controller for multi-view inspections in your manufacturing environment. For the first time, you can leverage the power of distributed computing with multiple smart cameras for high-performance applications.

Numatics 651 Series FRL

October 27, 2016

asconumatics-series-651-frlIndustry’s highest flow rates in small port sizes

This new FRL line broadens the company’s high flow-rate 650 Series family to include products with 1/8 -inch and 1/4-inch port sizes.

The 651 Series FRLs require less space and are designed to fit in compact applications and in machines that require less air consumption. With the highest flow rates for their sizes, these highly reliable air preparation products are ideal for packaging and other applications that require space-saving designs.

Cognex SurfaceFX Feature Extract Technology

September 15, 2016

surfacefx-setupSurfaceFX (Surface Feature Extract) is a product that utilizes an algorithm which highlights surface features regardless of whether they are engraved, etched, embossed, dented, punctured, stamped, or raised. Once contrast is created in the image, Cognex’s industry leading vision tools (OCRMax, PatMax RedLine, Blobs, InspectEdge, etc.) can easily inspect the part.

SurfaceFX utilizes a 4-segment quadrant controlled light and a Cognex IS8000 or IS5705 Series camera.  It uses reflections and shadows from the different angled lights to determine the surface structure.  The Cognex algorithm combines images from different light sources to create the resulting image.

SurfaceFX Applications:

Detect Small Defects including; chips, dents, wrinkle, puncture, tears
Creates Contrast between the surface and engraved, embossed, stamped, etched, or raised features