As an alternative to electromagnetic switchgear, non-contact sensors are increasingly finding their way into machine and plant engineering. steute already has a wide range of sensors working according to different principles and is now expanding its range further to include type RC 2580 magnetic sensors.
The United States Bobsled & Skeleton Federation (USBSF) announced today that WIDIA, the world’s premiere manufacturer of metalcutting products, and their trusted partners Fastenal and Hi-Speed Corp. have joined the team as sponsors for the 2012-2013 and 2013-2014 World Cup seasons leading up to the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia. They join BMW, Under Armour, National Guard and KOA as full sled sponsors.
Advanced Machine & Tool, AMT, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, saw considerable productivity improvements by using EPLAN solutions and has switched from AutoCAD Electrical to EPLAN. Time-consuming product development steps, like device tagging, wire numbering, and machine design standardization, including archiving and re-using recurrent content, have been simplified and accelerated.
Waldenburg – Introducing IS1+, R. STAHL presents a key innovation for the leading explosion-protected remote I/O system IS1. IS1+ now provides various additional features to address current and future requirements. In recent years, IS1 has maintained technology leadership in hazardous areas through many innovative new functions, including Fast Ethernet connection, PROFIBUS redundancy, DTM support, integration of optical rings and modules with integrated magnetic valves. While it surpasses these features already at its market introduction, IS1+ also places high priority on protecting previous investments in existing plants and machinery. The new I/O modules are fully downward compatible to their predecessors, allowing users to exchange or upgrade legacy devices without any changes to project planning and wiring.
The IM-6500 Series from Keyence is a new type of measurement device. It is a completely new concept to rival established measuring equipment such as profile projectors, measuring microscopes or automatic CNC measuring machines. The dimensional measurement concept of the IM-6500 series utilizes state of the art imaging technology, thus enabling any user to perform reliable measurements in a minimum of time and with an increased accuracy.