Bimba Pretested Pneumatic Actuator Switches

Bimba switches are pretested for use with Bimba actuators, eliminating the costly and time-consuming design and fabrication required to integrate third-party switches. Magnetic switch products are designed to signal when an actuator with an integrated magnet has reached a set point in its travel. Bimba switches are pretested for use with Bimba actuators, eliminating the […]

SMC Vacuum Gripper Unit for Collaborative Robots

Plug and Play with: UR3(e), UR5(e), UR10(e), UR16(e) Operate by Simply connecting 1 compressed air supply tube and an electrical wiring M8 connector. Integrated vacuum ejector, air supply/release valve, pressure sensor and cups Standards: Conforming to ISO9409-1-50-M6 URCap – Plug and Play software incorporated with the teaching pendant.

GA500 Industrial AC Microdrive

Whether you are installing, wiring, programming, or troubleshooting, the GA500 has features that help simplify the task for you. Features No power programming Intuitive keypad Conformal coated (IEC 60721-3-3: 3C2, 3S2) Up to 30% smaller than the competition Current vector control, open loop Induction motor (IM), permanent magnet motor (PM), or synchronous reluctance motor operation […]

Yaskawa VFD Programming and Tools via Smartphone

One industry trend is the rise of VFDs that accept programming, monitoring, and operation via commands received on a smartphone or laptop. This makes setup and programming easier — and it puts product literature and video tutorials at end users’ fingertips. Some VFDs can even be programmed without main power connected. Design World, “Programming variable […]

Pneumatic Position Control

Situation: Your rodless air cylinder needs to move to mid-position repeatably. The air cylinder hits a mid-point sensor and tries to stop. It continues to slowly move and eventually does stop. That will not work for this application. For this application on this new machine, I need the rodless cylinder to stop at mid-position +/- […]

Industry 4.0 with SMC IO-Link Products

Expand Your Communications to the Lowest Level Sensors with SMC Fieldbus & Serial Interface Products. Constantly optimize your production processes with IO-Link compatible products from SMC. IO-Link is the first standardized I/O technology worldwide (IEC 61131-9) for communication with sensors and actuators. Use a point-to-point connection (no bus couplers or conditioning modules) to an IO-Link master (see below) […]

How to Use Ethernet/IP for Cobot Communication

Collect Robot Arm I/O, monitor diagnostics, and plan maintenance. Ethernet/IP is a widely supported protocol that can be used with hundreds of devices. For example, with Ethernet/IP, we can build an automation system that uses a Universal Robots collaborative robot arm, an Allen-Bradley or LSIS programmable logic controller ( UR Ethernet_IP Guide PLC), and a […]

Coordinated Robotic, Motion, and VFD Control

Optimize OEE with a synchronized, motion-centric approach. “The traditional approach for optimizing OEE on a production line consists of using a PLCbased model from a single source automation supplier. This approach focuses heavily on maintenance in an attempt to limit downtime.” Writes Scott Carlberg from Yaskawa. Synchronized Motion Control for OEE “An alternate and potentially more successful approach is based on […]

Easily and Cost-efficiently Comply with ISO, OSHA, and others.

Protect-Air® products help management to easily and cost-efficiently comply with the stringent directives on the safety of pneumatic equipment issued by industrial standards organizations such as ISO, OSHA, and others. The range of Protect-Air products provides a variety of niche products developed for compressed air systems – protection units – to tackle H&S (Health & […]

Complete Linear Servo Motion Solution

Faster motion, Faster time to market Need precise, high speed and repeatable linear motion, without the time-consuming process of designing your own linear stages? Use Yaskawa’s motion engineering expertise to spare your overworked engineers the effort of specifying, designing and sourcing components, assembly jigs, and test equipment. Yaskawa’s expertly designed, manufactured and tested mechatronic solutions […]