Thomson Industries has introduced a new Linear MOTIONEERING online tool that helps design engineers accurately size and select electric linear actuators.
Beckhoff is opening up new avenues in machine design with XPlanar. This is made possible by planar movers that float freely above arbitrarily arranged planar tiles and enable extremely flexible, precise and highly dynamic positioning.
Güdel UK’s Will Bourn explains how the design characteristics of the company’s TrackMotion products enable them to withstand the most challenging operating conditions.
Staubli’s robotic arm (TS2-60), HepcoMotion’s GFX Guidance System and the Beckhoff eXtended Transport System (XTS) are all cooperating in one cell to demonstrate the joint potential they offer.
Generally, there is an interest when studying materials to understand their dynamic modulus (elasticity, tensile strength, etc.) that describes the relationship between stress and strain in the material. When studying widgets (shock absorbers, rubber mounts, etc.), interest is usually in the durability of the widget in a variety of operating conditions. Both of these tests consider specific operating points and ranges of frequencies, temperatures, and/or displacements.
Amid rapid adoption of IIoT, machine builders must provide and manage connected machines that improve end-user efficiency. Schneider Electric announces the innovative Modicon M262 Logic & Motion controller and TeSys island multifunctional digital load management system, which give OEMs ease in deploying IIoT-ready machines.
Recently introduced by Thomson Industries Inc., and available with full support from its UK premier partner Heason Technology, T-CaseTM LinearRace cylindrical shafting is an affordable linear bearing solution for medium-precision motion systems.
Recently announced by JVL Industri Elektronik A/S, and available in the UK with full support from Mclennan, the motion control designer and manufacturer has enhanced its range of Industrial Ethernet (IE) motion control modules to include the CiA402 drive profile for its EtherCAT protocol option.
With the recently announced increase in maximum dynamic load from 10 kN to16 kN for stroke lengths to 500 mm, and with static loads to 18 kN, Thomson’s Electrak HD series linear actuators are now an even more compelling alternative to hydraulic and pneumatic cylinders for positioning tasks on heavy-duty machinery and equipment.