KRPX is the new version of REDEX ANDANTEX rack & pinion high-tech planetary reducers. KRPX is a cost effective, easy to implement and high performing solution for moving column and gantry machine types. Made of two planetary reducers, KRPX allows perfect mounting on both sides of the machine frame. They are coupled with an electrical preload system enabling true zero backlash. This planetary reduction gear for rack and pinion applications offers exceptional rigidity characteristics, in particular through the one-piece output pinion technology invented by REDEX-ANDANTEX. It provides unrivalled radial rigidity (accounting for up to 60% of overall rigidity).
Maplesoft has signed a definitive agreement to be acquired by Cybernet Systems Co., Ltd., a Tokyo-based major Japanese importer/distributor of CAE (computer aided engineering) software. By combining the skills of two leading-edge organizations, the intent is to drive further innovation in the development and promotion of advanced math and engineering software worldwide. The acquisition is expected to be completed at the beginning of September of this year.
LSRPM is a series of permanent-magnet synchronous motors incorporating technology patented by Leroy-Somer. The innovative design of the magnet rotor increases efficiency by almost 10% to levels approaching 98%. The size reduction is of the order of 50%. This type of motor is intended for applications for which electricity consumption is high and continuous. This means that in a very large number of cases the time to return on investment for replacement of an asynchronous motor by LSRPM will be less than one year. As motors account for more than 70% of the electrical energy consumed in industry, the new LSRPM product line also contributes to the essential objectives of CO2 emission reduction.
Steyr, July 2009. The bearing manufacturer NKE AUSTRIA GmbH opens its first sales office in China. The objective of the representative office in Shanghai is to improve the service to OEM customers in important segments as well as to establish a nationwide distribution network. The office will be headed by Hansen Mao, who has many years of experience in the bearing industry.
ProSoft Technology® is pleased to announce communication modules for the new Logix-XT control-platform from Rockwell Automation® which has been designed for industrial automation applications in extreme environments (petrochemical, process, ship-building, railway, steel process etc.).
GlaxoSmithKline, wanting to improve the manufacturing processes at its Evreux factory, needed to upgrade the vision system for its high-throughput marking lines. The previous system required deactivation of automatic checking, forcing the factory to rely on inspection by the operators. The Keyence solution is showing itself to be not only reliable but also substantially less expensive than that of its competitors.
Maplesoft™ announced the release of the next version of its popular testing and assessment tool. With a spectrum of new features, Maple T.A. 5.0, released globally, is expected to significantly enhance flexibility and performance of content management, as well as simplify system administration. Maple T.A. is an easy-to-use web-based system for creating tests and assignments, automatically assessing student responses and performance.
The Communicator is an intelligent protocol converter that provides instant Profibus connectivity. As the automation device remains unchanged there is no need for hardware-, software modifications or extensive engineering work. Modbus is a very popular serial protocol and the industrial automation market contains a wide range of existing devices with a Modbus interface such as temperature sensors, barcode readers, motor controllers and measuring instruments. By using the Anybus Communicator all these devices can be easily integrated into modern automation systems based on Profibus and PLCs i.e. from Siemens, Schneider and ABB.