Factory automation > Machine control & mechatronics

Adlink Technology PCI-8254/PCI-8258 advanced motion controller

11 September, 2012

The PCI-8254/PCI-8258 advanced motion controllers provide servo updates up to 20 kHz through a hardware-based PID-FF control loop and second-order filters.

maxon motor GP 26 A planetary gearhead

27 May, 2012

The GP 26 A gearhead is part of a modular system and is available as one-stage to three-stage versions, with nine different reduction ratios, from 5.2:1 up to 236:1.

maxon motor EPOS3 70/10 EtherCAT digital positioning encoder

16 May, 2012

The EPOS3 70/10 EtherCAT is a digital positioning encoder suitable for real-time positioning of synchronised multiaxis systems.

Automation helping Australia’s medical devices industry

28 March, 2012 by Jason Thelander, CEO, Precision Mechatronics, North Ryde, NSW

The high Australian dollar and relatively high labour costs make the need for an efficient process critical. Process automation can contribute significantly to this.

Apex advances accuracy with drive solution

05 October, 2011

Apex Automation and Robotics, located in the north-western suburbs of Sydney, designs and builds factory automation machinery and robotic systems - from mechanical and electrical design, through to construction and commissioning. Recently, Apex was commissioned to develop an ‘automatic machining centre’ (AMC) for polymer foam panels.

Advantech APAX-5202P motion master module

21 July, 2011 by

Advantech has launched its APAX-5202P motion master module to leverage the benefits of the new APAX PAC series, as well as expanding its line to motion control applications.

The case for hollow-shaft torque motors

16 June, 2011 by Harald Poesch, Product Marketing Manager, Servomotors, Siemens

Permanent magnet synchronous torque motors offer significant advantages on high energy consuming and high dynamic applications.

Plant Control & Automation DZ260 series universal motion monitors

24 February, 2011 by

The DZ260 series universal motion monitors provide a comprehensive range of motion options and can operate with input signals ranging from 0.1 to 1 MHz.

Moog Machine Controller Series 600

20 December, 2010 by

The Moog Machine Controller Series 600 includes a CPU with fast processing speed, a range of digital and high-resolution analog I/Os, sensor modules and integrated temperature control as well as various fieldbus communications modules. A range of HMIs is also offered, including one directly driven by the controller or a separate PC-based HMI. All modules are programmed in the same programming environment, the Moog Application Software Suite (MASS).

Nexen RB series, Generation II linear profile guide rail brakes

29 October, 2010 by

Nexen Group has announced the RB series, Generation II linear profile guide rail brakes for stopping and holding in e-stop and power-off situations. The brakes deliver a high spring-engaged/air-released holding force, providing secure holding and fast response time for a broad range of linear motion control applications.

Fully automatic ink filling at intervals of seconds

30 July, 2010

Precision Mechatronics Pty Ltd supplies application- and customer-specific machine solutions for various industries and areas of application. With the development of an ink cartridge filling machine, the company is positioning itself in a niche market; nevertheless, the demands on the machine are anything but small.

SEW-Eurodrive Movigear B decentralised mechatronic drive systems

21 June, 2010 by

SEW-Eurodrive has released the Movigear B all-in-one decentralised mechatronic drive systems. The series comprises motor, gear unit and drive electronics in a single, compact housing. Additional features such as four communication variant options, enhanced safety functionality and a specific wet area variant are available.

TCP/IP-compatible drives simplify crane simulator

21 April, 2010

A three-axis motion platform, based on Baldor Electric Company’s ethernet-compatible drives, is helping to further increase the realism of crane training experience.

Distributed control provides plug-and-play function blocks

10 March, 2010 by Ralf Möbus

Machine builders often find themselves in a contradictory situation. On the one hand they have to react flexibly to customer needs with customised machines, while on the other hand product standardisation reduces costs and engineering effort. Modular machinery design has the potential to serve both aims.

Night Train bound for Australia

18 February, 2010

Shamic Sheetmetal has now become the first in Australia to sign for delivery and installation of a completely automated ‘lights-out’ materials handling system.

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