Material Handling & Storage, Robotics

Vacuum Lifter-Tilter enables manual rotation of tubing.

June 24, 2016

With Model ETL10M2-OCMR, one person can safely position and change orientation of non-porous cylinders, such as pipes or other tube-shaped objects. Below-the-hook end-effector provides 90° power tilt operation with 360° manual rotation. Available in electric- and air-powered models, system can handle loads weighing up to 100 lb at 24 in. Hg min for cylinders with 9–15 in. diameter. It includes pendant controls on handlebar, vacuum gauge, and audible vacuum leakage warning system. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Material Handling & Storage

Eunil Presents the Highly Accurate ECM-350 Table Coating Master

June 23, 2016

CHULA VISTA, CA - Eunil, a worldwide leader in factory automation as a manufacturer of SMT peripheral equipment, presents the ECM-350 Table Coating Master, a highly accurate offline machine for small-quantity batch production. Printed circuit boards (PCBs) are the foundation for electronics in every day products including automotive, consumer electronics, communications, and industrial and... Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Material Handling & Storage

Heavy Lift Sector Drives Rising Demand for Hydraulic Skidding Systems

June 23, 2016

Hydraulic skidding systems will increasingly be used in heavy lift and rigging applications, according to one contractor that is seeing heightened demand for 500 ton and 150 ton capacity systems. Mountain Heavy Transport, a division of Salt Lake City, Utah-based Mountain Crane Service, has a HT500 hydraulically powered heavy track skidding unit and a smaller XLP150, both from Hydra-Slide Ltd,... Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Display & Presentation Equipment, Material Handling & Storage, Test & Measuring Instruments

L.A. Metro Transportation Authority Selects SmartDrive for Rollout across Bus and Rail Fleets

June 22, 2016

Second Largest Transit Agency in United States to Protect All Riders by Expanding Deployment to Add New Video-Based Safety Program for Rail PHOENIX - (American Public Transportation Association Rail Conference) - SmartDrive Systems, a leader in video-based solutions that reduce risk, improve safety and support transit agencies' ability to comply with rail regulations, announced today that... Read More

Material Handling & Storage

Cable Entry System accelerates insertion and sealing.

June 20, 2016

While offering IP66 sealing, KADP series allows standard cables with 1.5–20 mm dia to be pushed through pre-punched membrane into control cabinets, panels, or machines. Insertion method and tight fitting entry points accelerates assembly while increasing packing density. Made of plastic molded with industry-grade elastomer, cable entry plate frame provides tool-free installation by snapping into rectangular opening. Series fits into standard 11 x 36 mm cutout and mounts in 1.5–2 mm thick wall. Read More

Material Handling & Storage, Mechanical Power Transmission

Low-Profile Linear Positioner offers 3 travel ranges.

June 17, 2016

With fully integrated linear piezo motor, Model N-565 measures 65 mm W x 20 mm H with length from 80 mm and travel ranges of ½, 1, and 2 in. Integrated interferometric linear encoder can resolve to 20 pm and allows incremental motion below 1 nm. Due to short signal period of 0.5 µm, linearity error of PIOne encoder is less than 1%. PiezoWalk® technology stepping drives are not subject to sliding friction effects and achieve virtually wear-free motion. Read More

Material Handling & Storage

Miniature Focus Module, Smart Stage have extended lifetime rating.

June 15, 2016

Rated for >10 million random moves within 1.2 km of total distance traveled, M3-FS Focus Module and M3-LS Linear Smart Stage are all-in-one, micro-mechatronic devices for handheld and portable devices in commercial, medical, and industrial applications. Products operate from 3.3 Vdc input and, along with piezoelectric motors, incorporate position sensors, bearings, drive electronics, and embedded firmware into miniature housings with precision bearings, slides, and other mechanisms. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Material Handling & Storage

Innovation Brief from Samco Machinery: Strut Channel Roll Forming Line with Material Handling System

June 8, 2016

TORONTO – This is a continuous and high performance roll forming line designed to produce 12-gauge strut channels in a post-punch, post-cut, continuous operation with variable speeds up to 100 feet per minute. A non-powered run-out slant table with pneumatic side discharge automatically "kicks" finished channel to the strand conveyor where it is bundle stacked. Key Features: - 10K double... Read More

Material Handling & Storage, Mechanical Power Transmission

Compact Linear Positioner utilizes stick-slip piezo motor.

June 6, 2016

Able to be run in open- and closed-loop, 45 mm wide Q-545 comes in XY configurations. Self-clamping motor design, with holding force of 8 N and max velocity of 10 mm/sec, provides long-term power-off position-hold capabilities without need for brake. In addition to standard product variations with 0.5 and 1 in. travel, stages and drives can be customized for OEM production quantities. High resolution option with integral linear position encoder providing 1 nm resolution is available. Read More

Material Handling & Storage, Mechanical Power Transmission

Closed Loop Linear Stepper XY Stage integrates absolute encoder.

June 1, 2016

Low-profile LSS-012-12-060-XY-01A-M integrates absolute linear encoder into single-axis linear stepper motor stage to operate linear stepper motor as 2-phase brushless linear motor when coupled with H2W motion control electronics package. Able to run in horizontal or vertical orientation, this open type positioning stage uses H2W linear stepper motors to generate 6.0 lb of force with total stroke length of 12.5 in. (each axis). Use of 1.0 micron resolution encoder fosters precise positioning. Read More

Material Handling & Storage, Software

Endoscope Tracking System confirms device disinfection status.

May 26, 2016

Aiding doctors and administrators, THE OBSERVER™ provides 24/7 access to data on endoscope disinfection status. Dashboard offers quick view of where device is in reprocessing cycle, and administrators can be alerted immediately when device skips necessary step or certain threshold is not met. Compatible with all types of reusable medical equipment, any room layout, and any procedure, this hands-free, independent, real-time solution supports customization of multiple variables. Read More

Material Handling & Storage, Materials & Material Processing

Eriez® 76 Series Vibratory Feeders Offer a Proven Solution for the Largest and Most Challenging Application Requirements

May 13, 2016

Erie, PA – In 2013 Eriez® introduced the supersized 76 Series Vibratory Feeder to satisfy customers’ largest application demands while enabling increased overhang. “Over the past three years, the 76 Series Vibratory Feeder has demonstrated success in operations across various and diverse industries,” says Rob Yandrick, Product Manager-Vibratory. “The 76 has become a popular choice to... Read More

Material Handling & Storage, Mechanical Power Transmission

Linear Positioning Stage uses self-locking principle.

May 13, 2016

Measuring 35 x 35 x 15 mm and driven by ultrasonic piezo linear motor, Model U-521 can be integrated into industry and research applications, including automatic micromanipulation, positioning of samples, or when adjusting optical components, such as objectives and camera lenses. Unit offers speeds up to 200 mm/sec with low inertia that allows for dynamic start-stop behavior with settling times in milliseconds. Integrated optical linear encoder provides position feedback with 100 nm resolution. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Material Handling & Storage, Mechanical Power Transmission

Precision Linear Stage handles payloads up to 22 lb.

May 9, 2016

Available with travel ranges of 1, 2, and 4 in. and velocity to 0.8 ips, Model L-406 delivers smooth motion with minimum incremental motion and repeatability down to 0.2 microns. Recirculating ball bearings ensure optimized guiding accuracy with minimum backlash. Compact DC servo motor with gearhead is offered for high torques and resolution, while 2-phase direct-drive stepper motor delivers higher velocity. Mounted on motor shaft, integrated rotary encoder sensor provides position feedback. Read More

Material Handling & Storage

Ruggedized GPS Tracking Devices enable industrial IoT.

May 6, 2016

Featuring satellite-based, battery-powered design, GT1 Global Asset Tracker is intrinsically safe with IECEX/ATEX Zone 0 certification, which allows it to operate safely for extended periods in explosive and other extreme environments. GT0 Compact Asset Tracker is also available. Both operate with Geoforce's Track and Trace web-based software and mobile application. To enable third party sensors and interaction with mobile devices, both also support Bluetooth Low Energy interface. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Material Handling & Storage, Packaging Equipment

Bulk Bag Weigh Batching System integrates tubular cable conveyor.

May 3, 2016

Automated Bulk Bag Weigh Batching System meters ingredients into FLEXI-DISC® Tubular Cable Conveyor, which transports, dust-free, batches of specified weight to processing equipment. While BULK-OUT® BFC Series Discharger has cantilevered I-beam with electric hoist and trolley for forklift-free loading/unloading, FLOW-FLEXER® Activators foster continuous, complete materials discharge. Conveyor accommodates metered and non-metered inlets as well as multiple full-flow outlets and valved outlets. Read More

Material Handling & Storage

Mobile Tablet increases traceability for food, produce handlers.

April 19, 2016

Mobile tablet running SIMBA (Specialized Inventory Management with Barcode Accuracy) System, enables food processors to accurately handle, label, and track products from field to customer. Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)-compliant solution fosters company-wide control, including ability to monitor pack lines in real-time, view inventory levels, and record shipments. Also, automatic generation of Bill of Lading at time of shipping eliminates shipment disputes. Read More

Labels, Tags, Signage & Equipment, Material Handling & Storage

Wire Rope Tags and Chain Sling Tags meet OSHA requirements.

April 18, 2016

With Wire Rope Tags and Chain Sling Tags, recommended workloads, number of legs, and serial numbers can be shown. Measuring 1 ½ x 3 ½ in. with 3/16 in. hole, Style 14WR Wire Rope Tags are available in .090 in. aluminum or .060 in. stainless steel. Round model measuring 1 ½ in. in diameter is also available. Style 14C Chain Sling Tags, offered in .1875 in. plain aluminum or .060 in. stainless steel, measure 1 ½ x 4 ½ in. with 1 in. hole. Split Ring Chain Sling Tag is also available. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Material Handling & Storage, Materials & Material Processing, Packaging Equipment

Bulk Bag Conditioner combines safety and efficiency.

April 15, 2016

In addition to utilizing hydraulically actuated pivoting conditioning arms with extended travel, Material Master™ features v-shaped tubular breaker profiles for returning agglomerated materials to free-flowing state. Color touchscreen facilitates access to bulk bag and material conditioning parameters as well as full recipe management functions, system status, and manual mode controls. Rotary lift table positions bulk bag for complete material conditioning on sides, top, and bottom. Read More

Material Handling & Storage

Turret Rewinder closes rolls with regular masking tape.

April 14, 2016

Available in 8, 13, or 24 in. finished roll diameters, Spray N Tape series utilizes tail taping system for closing rolls with precision. Closure tape length can be varied to meet varied requirements, and virtually 100% of the labels on the completed roll can be used. Hot melt spray core glue attaches new web to cores, and minimal application of light tach hot melt adhesive fosters clean release of last label off core. Sprayer can also be set up to apply glue on cores in any desired pattern. Read More