Archive for August, 2014

Clayton Controls adds Mitsubishi Electric to Automation Solutions

August 26, 2014

Clayton Controls is pleased to announce the addition of Mitsubishi Electric Automation to our solutions offering!

Mitsubishi productsMitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc., is part of a $40 billion global company serving a wide variety of industrial markets with a family of automation products including programmable logic controllers, variable frequency drives, operator interfaces, motion control systems, servo amplifiers and motors.

Numatics Introduces 501 Series Directional Control Valves

August 26, 2014

501seriesFeaturing high flow in a compact 11mm package

Numatics 501 Series directional control valve. The general purpose automation valve is designed for directional control and piloting applications requiring compact size, high flow capability, and energy savings. The new 501 Series valve delivers up to two times greater flow than previous models. 

The new sub-base mounted valve is well suited for in-panel valve piloting applications. Its high flow rate, compact size, and optional mounting plate enable efficient use of cabinet space. A dual three-way version enables the placement of two, three-way valves in the space of a four-way valve.

EtherCAT Applications Guide

August 7, 2014

ethercat guideThe most advanced open protocol for Servo Control and remote I/O

Learn more about the use and capabilities of EtherCAT, the widely-adopted open networking protocol for motion control and I/O. This informative guide provides detailed programming examples for many of the advanced capabilities possible using EtherCAT.

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Piab Improved Design on Bag Lip for piGrip Suction Cups

August 7, 2014

piGRIP videoBetter gripping performance ensures higher productivity

Piab introduces the next generation of piGRIP® bag lips, known as “BGI”. These lips include an internal retainer piece as well as three additional diameter sizes. The bag lips are ideal for handling different types of bag materials, especially hard-to-handle thin bag material, such as plastic film. The six diameter sizes now at 25, 34, 41, 48, 63 & 80 mm provides a larger range of sizes for choosing the exact cup for the handling application.