Schunk DDF 2 Media Feed Through Providing Unlimited Rotational Movement

April 13, 2018

Schunk pass throughThe DDF2 rotary indexing table provides unlimited rotational movement for robot applications. The DDF 2 is designed for media feed-through of electric signals and pneumatics for use on robots with infinite rotation.

The ISO mounting pattern provides for easy assembly to most types of robots without the need of additional adapter plates. A complete series of 12 sizes offers three combinations of pneumatic and electrical feed through. Newly developed, smooth running and long lasting seals ensure low torque requirements, allowing smaller, more economical drives.

https://schunk.com/us_en/gripping-systems/series/ddf-2/

IXA SCARA Robot from IAI – Fastest in the Industry

March 19, 2018

IXA SCARA Robot

Fastest in the Industry! Introducing the New SCARA Robot IXA!

The high-speed IXA SCARA Robot holds the fastest cycle times and yet achieves a lower price than previous SCARA models. The arch motion smoothly blends both horizontal and vertical motion to accomplish continuous high-speed cycle times.

1. Fastest Cycle Times

The following measurements were taken during arch motion cycle operation under the following conditions.

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2. Achieves a Lower Price
The new SCARA robot is even more affordable than previous models. Plus, it offers even better performance and functionality.

3. Low Vibration, Accurate Positioning
Higher rigidity and optimized control mean significantly less vibration while stopping.

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4. Equipped with a Battery-less Absolute Encoder as Standard
There is no need to replace batteries and less maintenance.

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5. Mechanical Structure/Features

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Download IAI’s IXA SCARA Robot Brochure

Clayton Controls Partners with SCHUNK

February 16, 2018

Clayton Controls is excited to announce our partnership with SCHUNK.

Clayton and SCHUNKSCHUNK is the world’s No. 1 for handling technology and gripping systems – from the smallest parallel grippers to the automated handling of workpieces.

SCHUNK offers the world’s largest range of automated handling and gripping systems and with more than 2,550 SCHUNK grippers, the broadest range of standard gripper components on the market.  learn more…

Wireless Data Setting for Electric Cylinders

February 1, 2018

Set operation conditions with wireless connection

IAI TB3 teachingNow The ELECylinders position adjustments and operating conditions can be set by the TB-03 teaching pendant from outside the equipment, even without a cable connection.
The TB-03 can monitor the operating status of up to 16 axes while receiving wireless data from the ELECylinder. Error recovery time can also be shortened by troubleshooting with wireless connection.
The ELECylinder electric actuators replace air cylinders. With multi-positioning it can start and stop smoothly at high velocity, reducing cycle times.
TB-03 Teach Pendant ELECylinders

Tolomatic MXB-S Linear Belt Drive Actuator

January 9, 2018

Tolomatic MXBSThe MXB-S is a compact belt drive linear actuator for use in applications requiring light to moderate load carrying and guidance. The bearing system of the MXB-S linear belt drive utilizes two field-replaceable solid bearings that optimize performance, rigidity and life. Featuring a trapezoidal, self-cleaning bearing system, the MXB-s linear belt drive a good choice for applications in paper production or sawmills. This low-cost, economical belt drive actuator features speeds up to 100 in/sec (2540 mm/sec) and thrusts up to 418 lbf (1860 N). All MXB-S linear belt drive actuators are built-to-order in stroke lengths up to 200 inches (5080 mm).

  • 6 body sizes
  • Oversized pulley bearings for longer life
  • High-power polyurethane belt resists stretching
  • Easy access belt tensioning system with no disassembly required
  • Field replaceable bearings for extended service life
  • Large, flexible carrier mounting surface

Tolomatic MXB-S Linear Belt Drive Actuator

Numatics 502 Series Directional Control Valves

December 18, 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.

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 and 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.

Solutions in Motion and Technology Forum

November 6, 2017

Sim Truck and LogoMitsubishi’ mobile showroom brings its full array of motion control solutions directly to our customers. In addition to the Solutions in Motion showroom, our Automation Partners will be on hand displaying the latest in industrial automation technology.

November 16th – Camarillo, CA

November 17th – Costa Mesa

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.

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