A review of the latest in automation and mechatronics technologies
Festo ELGC Linear Actuator
Spindle and toothed belt axis
Linear actuators ELGC are low cost, compact, and lightweight actuators for a wide array of applications. Create two and three axis handling systems easily. Spindle axis and toothed belt axis ELGC provides compact axis for small installation spaces with protected internal guide.
The interior, protected recirculating ball bearing guide is ideal for XY-movements and vertical Z-movements.
Compact: optimum ratio of installation space to working space
Protected: against external influences by internal guid
Flexible: wide range of mounting options for optimum machine integration
TURCK’s comprehensive line of powerfast connectivity products are designed to replace expensive, time-consuming hardwiring methods, powerfast providing a robust and reliable modular wiring solution. A full line of cordsets, receptacles, reducers, reducer tees, field wireables, rotary disconnect switches and power lock devices provides users with the ability to configure a custom power distribution system.
TURCKpowerfast connectivity components are UL approved and available in A-Size, D-Size, M16, M23 and M40 and are rated for up to 40 Amps of power for a wide range of operation. Offering easy installation and customization, the TURCKpowerfast system delivers flexible design capabilities, quick modifications and expandability options. The TURCKpowerfast connectivity product line provides customers with total design and configuration control for their power distribution systems.
The Mitsubishi FX5 PLC offers advanced position control features for up to four axes of control over step/direction to stepper drives. In addition to a powerful PLC, when you buy the FX5UC product you get Ethernet connectivity, an easy to wire terminal block option, a slimline body, and it can act as a very inexpensive four axes controller with stepper motors.
This killer controller with built-in function blocks for easy motion programming includes CC-Link IE Field Basic for networking to servo drives. The FX5UC spring clamp terminals hold wires in place with constant force, preventing wires from falling out due to vibration.
Managed switches for machine and automation networks
The new 2000 series managed switches provide a two-pronged approach to the continued demand for robust, high-function, economically priced managed Ethernet switches. The new FL SWITCH 2000 line bridges the gap between simple unmanaged switches and complex managed switches. The 2000 and 2100 versions provide a portfolio with an optimized range of functions for the series production of machines. These switches are 10/100/1000 and are certified to be used with CC-Link IE Field.
The FL SWITCH LM 2200 and 2300 versions serve applications that require a broader scope of functions and industry-specific approvals. These managed switches provide a new product range for automation applications, ensuring the continued success of the “Lean Managed Switch” concept into the future. With these new 2000 series switches, customers choose the ideal port combination for their application from a wide range of variants.