Bimba AIROS Air Preparation

Complete Air Preparation with Bimba’s AIROS™ Family Bimba’s AIROS air preparation product family merges the existing MG (formerly MFD) series with the brand-new PG Series to provide an extensive line of filters, regulators, lubricators, and accessories for all your air preparation needs. PG series models bring added versatility to the existing AIROS family, with new […]

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Troubleshooting Pneumatic Systems: Leaking Manifold Valves

Pneumatic Maintenance Situation A machine operator running an automated assembly machine notices air leaking from the exhaust port of a 5-station valve manifold and notifies the maintenance team. A maintenance technician does confirm that compressed air is constantly leaking from the one of the exhaust ports of the valve manifold. He shuts off the main […]

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Networked Variable Frequency Drives

Enable powerful VFD monitoring and control with option cards for industrial communication protocols Competition continues to push the requirements for machine efficiency, predictability, and preventive maintenance, all of which depend on timely and accurate information delivered through connections via industrial communication protocols. Network Protocols for   Yaskawa’s 1000 Series Drives Product Info  Yaskawa drives cover every […]

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Deploying Industrial Networks

Legacy Equipment, Cloud Connection, and Cybersecurity for Industrial Ethernet and Fieldbus Networks: A network is described by ISA (International Society of Automation) as “simply three or more stations connected by common media, by which they share information”.  Moxa has been helping manufacturers’ networks for over 30 years.   Download Moxa’s Guide to   Connect Serial Devices to […]

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Pneumatic Flow Control

Why does my new air double-acting cylinder stutter when it extends? It’s not likely the lubrication… this can be fixed quickly with proper positioning of the flow controls as “Meter-In” vs “Meter-Out.”   You figured out all the pneumatic actuators and air valves for your new project and now you need to make sure you get […]

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Visualize Cobot Status

See, hear, and transmit cobot status with configurable stack lights. Stack lights improve the cobot’s feedback process since stack lights can be understood at a glance, can be seen from a distance, and include visual, audio, and digital messages. Stack lights have helped our customers reduce downtime and improve worker efficiency. WAGO IO Link Master […]

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Plug-and-Play Cobot Conveyor Control

Program In- and Out-Feed Conveyors via the Cobot Tablet Plug-and-Play The conveyor’s motor includes a driver that connects directly to the digital I/O of UR’s cobot controller.  All of the driver’s settings are then available to the cobot’s program without PLC programming or industrial networking protocols. Control Your Conveyor from Your UR Robot QC Conveyors’ […]

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Best-Practice for Choosing an Air Solenoid Valve

Knowing How to Choose an Air Solenoid Valve Can Improve Pneumatic System Safety: As a design engineer with the task of selecting solenoid air valves for your new machine, there are many things to consider: what port size do I need? what voltage? individual valves or on a manifold? I thought I would share this […]

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Top 5 Cobot KPIs

How to measure and improve the performance of Cobots – Collaborative Robots. Like every machine, collaborative robots are most effective when you use them to their full potential. But how do you know if you are using a robot to its full potential or not?   Monitor Robot Events Top 5 KPIs for Collaborative Robots […]

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Machine Monitoring Made Simple

Controller with MTConnect Adapter Harvests Machine Data The primary purpose of machine monitoring is to improve equipment performance and enable predictive maintenance to prevent downtime. 

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