Machine builders often have a need for conveyors,
perhaps to feed components from hoppers to assembly
cells, transfer sub-assemblies between processes, or
to output finished products. Indeed, conveyors can be
described as the lowest level of automation, in that
they move items from A to B without the need for human
Over the last few weeks MachineBuilding.net has
received numerous announcements relating to conveyors
- from low-back-pressure units and ultra-quiet slat
conveyors to self-cleaning drive rollers - all of
which can be found via the Conveyors
section of our Directory . However, I
have highlighted one story below because the supplier
believes it now offers one of the best ranges in the
UK, including conveyors for niche applications often
shunned by other suppliers.
conveyors now available from Automation Supplies
Dorner manufacturers a comprehensive range of
conveyors, many of which incorporate innovations that
simplify installation and maintenance. More?
incorporate Powerlink Safety and SafeLOGIC
B&R's ACOPOS drives benefit from a number of
advanced EN 954-1 Category 3 safety functions in
addition to the usual safe stop. More?
actuator includes servo motor, amp and position
Inmoco is introducing the Exlar Tritex three-in-one
actuator that eliminates the cost and complexity
associated with traditional servo systems. More?
frequency drives are easier to install
Allen-Bradley's compact PowerFlex 4M AC drives mount
on DIN rail and can be configured via an RS485 link,
thereby saving time during installation. More?
covers couplings and line shafts
Tandler Precision is offering copies of 'Precision
Couplings and Line Shafts', a handbook for designers.
Building exhibition 2008
The Machine Building, Drives & Automation
exhibition, now organised by Canon Communications,
will take place at the NEC on 13-14 February 2008. More?
explain management of new product development
Three leading consultancies are joining forces this
month to present seminars explaining how to profit
from new product development programmes. More?
ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM OUR SPONSORS
multi-functional safety controller
For machines requiring more than a handful of safety
relays, the PNOZmulti modular safety controller is
likely to prove very cost-effective. More?
wire sensors for machine builders and OEMs
Micro-Epsilon's MK77 draw wire sensors have a
measuring range of 2100mm, a resolution of 0.5mm and a
remarkably low price. More?
includes deterministic, real-time multithreading
The new version of LabVIEW offers advantages for
designers of industrial machines, robotics,
mechatronic systems and industrial control systems. More?
New range of
load/force sensors for UK machine builders
Sensor-Technik has a broad range of load/force
sensors. If required, these can be supplied as
complete mechanical assemblies with readouts. More?
Pick shortform catalogue contains 700+ products
This includes: relays, thermostats, switches, heaters,
fans, heat sinks, sensors, controllers, timers,
counters, lamps, circuit breakers, bimetallic
elements, etc. More?
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