Factory automation

Decentralised intelligence

14 February, 2006 | Supplied by: SEW-Eurodrive Pty Ltd

Decentralised motor control architectures leverage the benefits of distributed intelligence and provide ultimate flexibility. Darren Klonowski, applications engineer at SEW-Eurodrive, explores the options


Micro-motor

06 February, 2006 | Supplied by: http://www.erntec.net/

The DC-Micro-motor series 1024 with NdFeB magnets achieves a stall torque of 2.89 mNm and speeds of up to 14,700 rpm.


Video inspection

05 December, 2005 | Supplied by: http://www.scitech.com.au/

SciTech has announced the release of a video inspection system with metrology software from PAX-it. Users can turn the PAXcam microscope digital camera into a powerful video inspection system, by using PAXcam and the PAX-it live measurement module and quickly and repeatedly collecting and recording dimensional measurements. PAXcam with live measurement is a comprehensive non-destructive visual inspection solution.


PresencePlus P4 Edge 1.3 vision sensor

05 December, 2005 | Supplied by: Micromax Pty Ltd

The PresencePlus P4 Edge 1.3 vision sensor from Banner Engineering Corp makes detailed automated error-proofing and inspections possible at what is claimed to be a fraction of the cost of comparable vision sensors. The P4 Edge 1.3 uses a 1280 x 1024 pixel imager (1,310,720 pixels) to capture minute details of multiple features at ranges from a few inches to several feet, depending on the lens used.


The future PLC

14 November, 2005 by Gerald Musy

The debate about PLC versus PC had been going on for a while when a new name appeared, the PAC (programmable automation controller). PAC promises to bring the best of both worlds, the functionality of the PC and the reliability of the PLC


In-Sight 5100C and In-Sight 5101 vision sensors

12 April, 2005 | Supplied by: SciTech Pty Ltd

Cognex Australasia has added the In-Sight 5100C colour vision sensor and the In-Sight 5101 high-resolution model to its 5000 series of industrial-grade vision sensors.


Linear actuator series

06 December, 2004 | Supplied by: http://www.warsash.com.au/

The series of piezoceramic linear actuators called the PICA Stack actuators from Physik Instrument (PI), come in a variety of load ranges from 100 to 100,000 N can generate forces up to 80,000 N. Typical applications include optics, smart structures, precision machining, valve control, nanopositioning and nanotechnology, and other applications where nanometre precise motion, fast response and/or high forces are required.


Servo 100 series servo drives

18 January, 2004 | Supplied by: Sumitomo Drive Technologies

Sumitomo Drive Technologies' Servo 100 series is available in four sizes from 50 to 1000 Nm.


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