NORD DRIVESYSTEMS presents a package of drive technology innovations for high hygiene applications. A new family of two-stage helical bevel gearboxes has been designed for easy and residue-free cleaning. The washdown gear units feature no indentations or dead spaces where dirt or liquids could accumulate. Due to especially smooth surfaces, cleaning liquids can easily wash off in all installation positions. The systems withstand frequent intense, aggressive cleaning with acids and alkaline solutions. Manufactured from die-cast aluminum, they resist corrosion far better than steel models.
Baumer’s LBFS level switch is a reliable alternative to widely used vibratory level switches. The LBFS sensor can also detect the levels of viscous or dry materials and can be fitted on tanks or pipes in any desired position. The sensor is insensitive to flow, turbulence, bubbles or foaming, and suspended solids. The compact, smooth sensor head resists media adhesion, even with sticky media. The sensor’s short response time enables rapid fill level detection and accurate, reliable fill level compliance.
As one of the leading manufacturers of components and systems for electrical engineering and automation, Eatons Electrical Sector solves heavy load issues in the motor control of conveyor systems with a combination of the PKE motor-protective circuit-breaker and the SmartWire-DT communication system. The result is comprehensive indication functions and extended drive monitoring, even under tough conditions. Unnecessary outages can be prevented.
Manufacturing companies with traceability issues are showing strong interest in the Data Matrix marking code, which is now finding unanimous acceptance. SIC Marking is a benchmark for traceability worldwide. The company has developed and installed thousands of vision-based marking and reading systems. All the manufacturing industries are adopting the Data Matrix code because of its information storage capacity and its readability.
During the Wire 2012 exhibition, REDEX will welcome visitors to its booth for a live video broadcast showing the production of flat copper and aluminum wires on rolling mills which are waiting for delivery in its main factory.
The application of safety brakes in wind turbine pitch drives requires extremely conscientious dimensioning and precise knowledge of braking torque tolerances. If these prerequisites are fulfilled, high-quality brakes will work without requiring any maintenance across their entire service lifetime.
Improved visibility, intrusion detection up to 5 mm from the edge, response time as little as 7 ms, automatic cycle starts, IP67 protection, a heavy duty version and still the same market-leading simplicity of installation, with the possibility of placing curtain units edge-to-edge: the new SL-V series is the most complete solution on the market.
connectBlue launches a new Bluetooth module based on the latest Bluetooth Specification Version 4.0, featuring Bluetooth low energy technology. The Bluetooth low energy platform module OLP425 offers a unique set of features and functionality that provides customers with a turnkey complete solution. The OLP425 can either be delivered as is with digital and analog GPIOs or complete with battery, temperature sensor, accelerometers, and humidity sensor.
Have you ever sat at a desk sometime in the small hours of the morning, bent over a lukewarm cup of coffee, trying to make sense of a block diagram along with a notebook full of mathematical equations derived weeks ago, needing to make final changes to a simulation model due at 9 a.m.? Regardless of whether you work in automotive engineering, biomechanical systems, spacecraft mechanisms, mechatronic multi-domain systems, or micro-robotics, model-based development promises to yield higher quality designs in less time.
Laurent Bernardin, Chief Scientist, Maplesoft