Control & Automation

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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 ...


Simple connection of industrial PROFI-networks

HMS Industrial Networks has upgraded its Anybus X-gateways to offer heterogeneous connection of PROFI-equipment. This upgrade is claimed to allow simple and cost-effective connection of different ...




Automatically optimised microstepping drive

Astrosyn has released the P756, a compact drive incorporating automatically optimised microstepping. This feature is claimed to ensure smooth, low speed operation said to reduce mechanical wear and ...



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 ...


Cost-efficient miniature motor

Mclennan is now distributing Portescap’s Athlonix 22DCP high-power mini-motors with Alnico magnets. The cost-effective 22mm brushed DC motor series is suited for use in high torque and high ...


Three phase thyristor controller

Powerstax has introduced its DTC 352 Dual Control Channel Three Phase Thyristor Controller suitable for use in electro-chemical processes and control of motors, heaters and traction equipment.


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.


Siemens releases machine tool motors

Siemens has unveiled the Simotics S-1FT7 compact synchronous servomotor with shaft height 132 and the Simotics S-1FG1 servo geared motor, which is available in a variety of models. These motors are ...


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 ...


ATEX approved, manual control dosing pumps

Wanner International has introduced a range of Hydra-Cell, ATEX approved Dosing Performance Pumps with precise mechanical variator control, mounted on a stainless steel base plate.








Emerson presents elevator drive and motor solutions

Control Techniques and Leroy-Somer, both part of Emerson Industrial Automation, have released a range of variable speed drives and a permanent magnet motor (respectively) specifically for the ...


Actuators deliver sub-nanometre repeatability

Queensgate Instruments has released a Digital Piezo Translator (DPT) series of actuators that is said to incorporate capacitive sensors to deliver precise positioning and rapid settling. The ...


SKF offers induction heaters for large bearings

SKF has announced the introduction of the SKF Induction Heater TIH L33. The smallest in the TIH L series, this induction heater is said to be capable of heating large rolling bearings weighing up to ...


Festo extends its Optimised Motion Series

Festo has added three actuators to its Optimised Motion Series (OMS) of electrical positioning systems. These cost-effective and simple-to-use products have been designed to allow machine builders ...


Carbon fibre linear guide is lightest in the world

Igus has constructed its dryin W linear guide system entirely of carbon fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP) to meet the growing demand for weight saving, whether in the aerospace, automotive or medical ...