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Product stories from November 2018 Issue of Industrial Technology
Barrier terminal blocks for direct mounting
Phoenix Contact now also offers BT direct mounting terminal blocks in addition to the BT barrier terminal blocks with their (Read more)
 

Capacitive proximity sensors with IO-Link
Carlo Gavazzi has launched its CA18CA and CA30CA Tripleshield capacitive sensor range complete with integrated IO-Link (Read more)
Carlo Gavazzi
 

Closing the loop to keep your stepper in position
Stepper motors are a common solution for controlling the position of moving components, but in some cases can be inadequate since (Read more)
 

CoaXPress takes on USB3 and GigE
CXP doubles data transfer rate to 12.5 Gbit/s and lowers costs of entry-level components for mainstream applications, says Donal (Read more)
 

Compact yet powerful servo drive for robotics applications
Motion Control Products has introduced what it claims is the world’s smallest servo drive to the UK market. The Everest XCR (Read more)
 

Customised assembly lines for smart factories
The evolution of smart factories has seen a growing trend in the demand for customised workstations and assembly lines. Modular (Read more)
 

Cylinders offer stable, quality performance
Tom Parker is UK exclusive distributor for pneumatics products by E.MC. Established in 1986, E.MC possess over 50 patents and (Read more)
 

DesignSpark Mechanical gets an upgrade
RS Components has unveiled a new version of DesignSpark Mechanical, the leading free-for-download 3D CAD modelling tool. Version (Read more)
 

Ensuring safety for access doors and machine guards
In efforts to ensure safety from machinery behind access doors and machine guards, fault exclusions are often an under estimated (Read more)
 

Gantry Systems: the perfect solution for heavy loads and larger work areas
Automation in the manufacturing industry is continuing to grow in demand and can be applied to nearly every application from (Read more)
 

Gear motors make timber production faster and cleaner
Timber trade is driven by a wide range of factors, including cost and the availability of specific varieties and product types. (Read more)
 

Gesipa goes Industry 4.0 with iBird Pro tool
Gesipa has extended its Bird Pro series with a networked battery-powered setting tool, the iBird Pro. This device has been (Read more)
 

Interlocked hinge wraps it up
The team at Trakrap produce low waste transit wrapping systems for food and related products. As long-term customers of Elesa for (Read more)
 

Marine certifications for Yaskawa drive
Yaskawa has announced new certifications for its U1000 Matrix Drive for marine installations including; NK, BV, DNV/GL, ABS, LR (Read more)
 

NeuronEdge controller from Brainboxes
Brainboxes has launched a smarter way to know what’s happening on your production line. The BB-400 NeuronEdge Controller (Read more)
 

New EFSD electric stopper from Festo
Festo has further extended the options available to machine builders, specifiers and OEMs with the addition of the EFSD Electric (Read more)
 

Pick and place using thermal imaging cameras
Machine vision inspections using visual cameras can occasionally cause recognition problems if the product and background have too (Read more)
 

Plastic Coating Solutions
For more than sixty years Plastic Coatings Ltd has been the leading coating specialist, focused on world class solutions and (Read more)
 

Portable vibration monitor from Monitran stores up to 100 readings
An upgraded version of its successful portable vibration meter with a bright, easily readable display has been introduced by (Read more)
 

Reasons to replace disc springs with wave springs
Disc springs, also known as Belleville washers, are commonly used in high load engineering applications such as clutches and (Read more)
TFC
 

Safety critical sensing
The Dynali Helicopter Company, based in Thines, Belgium, designs and manufactures the H3 EasyFlyer Sport ultralight helicopter. (Read more)
 

Safety functions enable human-track collaboration
The flexible ACOPOStrak transport system and B&R's human-track collaboration open up new dimensions in safe productivity at (Read more)
 

Located in Emilia Romagna, one of the most fertile areas in Italy for winemaking, the Cantine Riunite and Civ Cooperative produces (Read more)
 

Screw jacks design guide for automation
The new Screw Jack Design Guide from Power Jacks brings together the information engineers need to know when designing actuation, (Read more)
 

Selecting the right drivetrain for oil and gas platforms
Offshore exploration and production (E&P) platforms are continuously exposed to harsh environmental conditions. Therefore, the (Read more)
 

Smart sensor provides continuous diagnostics
A smart valve sensor which provides continuous feedback and essential diagnostics to help plant operators ensure optimum process (Read more)
 

Specifying enclosures to meet fire regulations
Specifying the correct electrical equipment for lighting and emergency systems can help improve the fire resistance of building. (Read more)
 

Springs play important role in the world of prosthetics
Here the experts and European Springs and Pressings outline the key role of springs in the developments in prosthetics. The (Read more)
 

Stainless hinges for specialist enclosures
Stainless steel is of course known for its robust strength under arduous corrosive conditions and that is exactly why EMKA chose (Read more)
 

Sub-miniature shotbolt is just 7mm in diameter
Magnet Schultz has announced a new tiny electromagnetically-actuated shotbolt lock with enclosure dimensions of 7mm in diameter (Read more)
 

Testing is key to meeting endurance requirements for springs
Springs in different applications are subject to different levels of usage – from modest usage in an automotive seat (Read more)
 

The benefits of bespoke motor control centres
Pat McLaughlin of Boulting Technology discusses how a made to measure motor control centre (MCC) can benefit both commercial and (Read more)
 

To gall or not to gall
One of the most common problems that occur when tightening fasteners is ‘galling’. While galled fasteners will (Read more)
 

Universal cable entry system for maximum packing density
In recent years, cost pressures combined with the need to prevent miswiring have seen the rise of cable entry systems for panels (Read more)
 

Walking the extra mile to upgrade Andrea’s distribution
Mexico’s leading shoe catalogue brand Andrea dramatically reduced delivery times and improved its internal processes by (Read more)
 

Your opportunity to test drive Rittal’s Perforex solution
Rittal is offering UK customers the chance to ‘test drive’ its Perforex machining and automation systems before they (Read more)
 
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