Automation Equipment

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Simplified programming increases productivity

Yaskawa has integrated POWERLINK into its DX200 robot controller, making it possible to incorporate Motoman robots into machine automation systems. This is claimed to simplify the programming of ...



Line scanning accessory for spot pyrometers

Fluke Process Instruments has introduced the SpotScan line scanning accessory for its range of spot pyrometers. Compatible with the Endurance, Marathon, and Modline 5 and Modline 7 Series of infrared ...



Robot handles challenging packaging applications

FANUC has extended its M-10iA range of materials handling robots with the introduction of the high speed, long reach M-10iA/8L. Capable of handling payloads up to 8kg, the M-10iA/8L offers a reach of ...



Bespoke disentangling

The range of MAFU Automation disentangling and feeding equipment from R. A. Rodriguez allows users to sort, feed and accurately place non-sensitive parts regardless of their size, material or ...


Transducers with real-time Ethernet interfaces

Balluff has released transducers in rod and profile housings with an Ethernet interface which are claimed to offer help machine manufacturers and operators with respect to startup and machine output.


Better engineering means higher productivity

WIDIA has released the VariMill III ER solid-carbide end mill, the latest edition to its WIDI VariMill family. Featuring a seven-flute, eccentric relief (ER) design, it is engineered for higher metal ...





Advanced motion performance

Applied Motion Products Inc. (AMP) has announced the SV200 series intelligent servo drives. The drives are said to provide advanced motion performance and functionality to suit a range of precision ...



The world's fastest arm pallet wrapper

Through collaboration with Bonfiglioli, Technowrapp has created Runner Arm, a combination of high performance and simplicity of operation and maintenance for pallet wrapping applications.


The most powerful stopper cylinder

Festo has launched the DFSP, a reliable and robust series of stopper cylinders which are claimed to be the most powerful cylinders of their type in the market. The DFSP is said to withstand loads of ...


Easy-to-use, safe electric chain hoist

VERLINDE has released the VARIO, the inverter version of its EUROCHAIN VR electric chain hoist, designed for handling loads of from 100 to 2500kg.


Scalable, open-architecture robot control

Aerotech has released an open-architecture robot for use in pick and place applications. The RCP-DELTA is available in four models that support payloads up to 3kg, with X/Y operating ranges of 500, ...


Canon enters 3D machine vision market

Canon has announced its entry into the machine vision market with the launch of 3-D Machine Vision Systems, models RV300, RV500 and RV1100. Designed for use with industrial robots, these systems are ...


Lightweight vertical energy chain system

Igus has developed its guidelok slimline system further with the GLSL-P, guidelok slimline P. Made entirely of plastic, this vertical energy chain system is said to be characterised by its light ...


Absolute feedback systems for efficient drives

The BML series from Balluff is said to offer rugged, precise and quick absolute position and angle measurements, suitable for installation or direct integration into drive and positioning systems.


Control system for smaller plants

Mitsubishi Electric and ME-Automation Projects have launched a distributed control system, the PMSX micro, designed for smaller scale applications. PMSX micro runs on a single industrial computer and ...


Precision move pallet system conveyor

Dorner has released its latest pallet traffic management system, the 2200 Precision Move Pallet System. With a pin tracking system and a 24Vdc drive mechanism to guide pallets through 90° turns, and ...



Advanced dynamics on a large scale

Festo has launched the EXCH handler, a large scale handling system, which provides positioning and motion control in assembly applications such as high speed palletising, pick and place, laser and ...