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 […]

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Programmable Stack Light Towers from Banner Engineering

Banner’s Pro Editor software allows users to program device status, colors and animations for control via three discrete inputs. The application-based interface makes it easy to configure a light for a wide range of applications such as displaying machine warm-up time, indicating unique steps in an assembly process, showing distance and position information and communicating […]

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How do adjustable guides work around curves?

Adjustable guides make changeovers from one product size to another quick and painless. For straight conveyors, it’s easy to see how the guides move in and out. But for a curved conveyor — like our Flextrac Series modular plastic chain conveyors — it’s not quite as obvious. Changing the radius of a curve obviously changes […]

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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 […]

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Safe Work Solutions from Banner Engineering

Innovative Solutions for Unprecedented Times Companies around the world are quickly adapting to the many challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. The need is immediate and Banner Engineering is ready to help. Safe work solutions help companies meet and overcome the challenges they face today so they can more effectively serve and support their customers, […]

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Thermo Chillers

WHAT IS A CHILLER? A chiller is a machine that removes heat from a liquid via a vapor-compression refrigeration cycle or Peltier technology. This cooled liquid can then be circulated to cool equipment (heat transfer) as required. Generally, this is a closed-loop system. A chiller is a critical piece of equipment for keeping application temperatures […]

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2020 Memorial Day

At first, Memorial Day was called Decoration Day. It got this name because it was a day when people decorated graves with flowers. In 1882, the name changed to Memorial Day. People wanted the holiday to focus on the soldiers, not the graves. Memorial Day began to honor soldiers from the Civil War. After World […]

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Laser Marking for Zero-Defect Traceability

HOW TO DEVELOP TRACEABILITY SOLUTIONS FOR INDUSTRY 4.0 USING SAFE MARKING AND IDENTIFICATION SYSTEMS The term traceability is included in quality standards across different sectors. In DIN EN ISO 9001, it says that organizations should identify their products and services uniquely using suitable means – to the extent that it is necessary to ensure their […]

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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 +/- […]

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Balluff IO-Link Network Modules

IO-Link enables bidirectional communication on any fieldbus network from the control level down to the field device (sensor, actuator). What is IO-Link With an IO-Link master you can connect a variety of different IO-Link devices. Multiple IO-Link masters can be networked together over all commonly used fieldbuses. The development of the distributed modular I/O architecture […]

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