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December 2016

HBM takes the strain out of PCB testing


igus showcases compact design solutions at outhern Manufacturing


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Intelligent, Innovative, Ecological Sensors for Roller Conveyor Systems are Making Logistics Smart The new sensors for roller conveyor systems offer everything required for modern warehousing and transport technology: mountable underneath the transport level of raceway conveyors, the inventor of this extraordinary design format is now presenting intelligent, multitalented sensors which are not only setting new standards where environmental protection is concerned. Together with a broad range of variants, near field communication (NFC) and smart logistics functions result in an ideal product for logistics 4.0. Available as reflex sensor with background suppression, retro-reflex sensor or logic unit, the new sensors can be supplied with or without accumulation logic and with valve (for pneumatics) or without valve (for motorized rollers) – a dream come true for all logistics technicians. As products which are perfectly matched to the special requirements of the system – like custom-made items – but nevertheless can be used to implement a great variety of applications with a single format, the sensors for roller conveyor systems are wenglor’s ideal response to the needs of automated logistics. Logistics 4.0: Configuration via App

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Where handling and operation are concerned as well, wenglor’s engineers have done an outstanding job: equipped with a near field communication interface (NFC), the sensors can be conveniently configured via an Android app or with a PC, and switching distances and operating modes can even be selected in the de-energized state. The free “wenglor Sensor Configurator” app is available as of immediately from the Google Play Store. Beyond this, the sensors are convenient and easy to mount: they can be installed on the spot in just a few simple steps using the intuitive fast-clip system and quick wiring. Increase Efficiency, Reduce Costs, Protect the Environment Thanks to intelligent accumulation logic functions and energy saving modes, the current performance potential of logistics systems can be appreciably improved: power consumption at the solenoid valves is reduced by 75% with the help of the integrated EcoMode and additional electrical energy is saved in the switched state as well. Thanks to automatic roller shutdown, dynamic accumulation zones, intelligent jam monitoring, individual and block forwarding, as well as time functions, a great variety of logistics processes can be easily implemented

and optimized. Users benefit from considerably reduced energy consumption, lower noise levels, a significant decrease in the number of errors, increased throughput rates and up to 60% more capacity for the conveyor system. Advantages of the Sensors for Roller Conveyor Systems at a Glance • Reduced installation and wiring costs • Significantly reduced energy consumption thanks to the EcoMode • Increased energy efficiency thanks to automatic roller shutdown • Convenient configuration with near field communication (NFC) • Capacity increases of up to 60% through the use of dynamic accumulation zones • Increased material throughput thanks to automated block forwarding • Optimized process sequences by means of time functions • Less idle time thanks to intelligent jam monitoring • Revolutionary performance

Well equipped for logistics of the future: wenglor’s new sensors for roller conveyor systems.

weQube Series 2016

weQube − the Smart Camera weQubeSeries 2016 enhances the weQube modular image processing platform with numerous innovations! Select between weQube with autofocus or with C mount threaded connection and combine the software packages on your Smart Camera just as you need.


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weQubeOCR reads predefined OCR-A and OCR-B fonts over several lines in a single scanning operation.

the character recognition package


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the image processing package


weQubeDecode reads all common barcodes as well as 2D codes even if damaged or poorly readable.

the scan package


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The new firmware update permits you to simply switch weQube with Industrial Ethernet to PROFINET or EtherNet/IP™ protocol. All weQube models incorporate an Ethernet TCP/IP and a RS-232 interface as standard.

Kawasaki Robot UK’s ‘big’ year For Kawasaki Robotics UK this has been a big year in more than one way. Celebrating 20 years in the UK, based at its Warrington headquarters, the business has also introduced two best in class heavy payload robots. Meeting the increased demand for heavy payload handling robots and palletising, the new 1,000kgs MG10HL and the 700kgs CP-700L illustrate how ‘big’ robots can still be compact.

The new CP-700L robot, capable of handling a 700Kgs payload, extends Kawasaki’s fastest in class CP-Series range from three to four payload options. Palletising has remained an important application area for Kawasaki in the UK and the introduction of CP700-L is a direct result of the globalisation of logistics. Designed to handle heavy cargo in boxes and bags the CP-700L helps to meet the demand to increase efficiency and to handle heavier payloads. Using the same primary arm components as other CP-series robots makes the CP700L compact and the industry’s lightest weight 700Kgs robot at 1,750 kg. The control unit is the same compact, energy-saving controller seen in other CP-series products. By adopting this controller and its power regeneration function, which reuses energy generated during deceleration in palletizing operations, this palletizer achieves reduced energy consumption and CO2 emissions. The MG10HL 1,000kgs payload robot is the new addition to Kawasaki’s heavy payload M-Series range. Addressing an increased demand for handling

heavy loads, the new MG10HL’s compact design maintains rigidity and accuracy throughout its extensive motion range. Applications such as handling automotive floor pans, or complete bodies, between processes are ideal for the MG10HL and can be carried out safely, quickly and accurately using minimal floor space. For payloads over the 1,000kgs limit there is also a 1,500kgs option, the MG15HL, available. The lightweight design uses highrigidity ball screws in conjunction with Kawasaki’s hybrid link mechanisms on joint 2, a parallel link, and joint 3, a serial link. The hybrid link mechanism also removes the need for heavy and bulky counterweights and allows a compact footprint of 1.2mtr x 1.3mtr. A wide motion range is another benefit of the hybrid link design enabling up to 4.005mtrs horizontal reach and 4.416mtrs vertical reach. Two 5kW motors on each major axes (joints 1-3) deliver high torque and enable high payloads while maintaining the compatibility of motors throughout the M-Series range.

All M-Series robots are designed to withstand high reactionary torques to the wrist and the MG10HL is no exception; the added benefit of its high-rigidity ball screws on joints 2 and 3 reduce arm deflection and support high positioning accuracy. Ian Hensman, Kawasaki Robotics’ Sales and Marketing manager points out that the new arms

offers the optimal flexibility demanded by customers today, “The CP Range robots rank as best in class when running the standard industry takt test for large robots and the CP-700L has the fastest throughput in the industry at 900 cycles/h. This will allow faster process cycles and help to speed up palletising for our customers in distribution centres. “Supporting the high performance of the CP Range are the ‘Green Credentials’ that it offers. We’ve concentrated on making this robot low energy and easy to maintain; more than 90% of all components across the range are identical allowing customers to reduce their parts handling and storage requirements. An integrated hybrid function stores energy from braking utilising it for acceleration and lowering energy consumption overall.”

The CP Range is supplied with the compact Kawasaki E03 controller which is ideal for locating under a conveyor in normally redundant space. Straight-forward programming is also offered when the optional K-SPARC palletising software is used. This enable programmes to be generated offline by selecting the work-piece, pallet and stowage pattern; layout planning and operating simulations can also be performed enabling optimisation of the palletising operation. info@kawasakirobotuk.com www.kawasakirobot.co.uk

Connector trends Smaller, faster, safer, and more powerful. No, these words aren’t describing the newest sports car but the future trends in connectors and connectivity. The automation industry is looking for solutions that enable machines and systems to be easily adapted to global production requirements as well as local customer specifications.


rends and requirements born out of the Industry 4.0 revolution also influence the connectivity level of a machine or system. As customers demand customized solutions and higher flexibility, industrial automation components should reflect these demands. Today, connectors and cables are developed to enable individual production procedures within the context of serial processes. In order to fulfill these requirements, products must be smaller, faster, safer, and more powerful. One clear trend is the need for data connectors that facilitate the interconnectivity of components. It doesn’t matter if it’s RJ45 or M12 X-coded, these high-performance connectors are in the forefront of building machines and designing systems. The accurate transmission of data and power in one, preassembled hybrid cordset, like the M12 Y-coded connector, is a new industry standard. It’s important that these components remain compact and small, but along with the size, the connector has to be resistant to vibration. Rugged environments put high demands on products, and connectors should be easy to connect and maintain their seal. Connectors are currently being developed that enable machines and systems to become modular. With customer’s increasing demands that solutions be customizable and flexible, connectors and cables have to make these machine requirements a reality. Heavy-duty connectors that bundle many different lines, including hydraulic, pneumatic, data, and power, are leading the industry for modular machine and system applications. These components make it easy for machines to be disassembled, transported, and reassembled quickly and error-free; they also enable manufacturing facilities to reconfigure their shop floor based on changing customer demands. In the new industrial revolution, products are becoming “smarter.” Key topics like preventative maintenance and early warning systems are integrated into every level of a machine or system today and will only become more pervasive in the future. The connectivity level is no different. In the future, connectors and cables should be able to notify maintenance staff that they are nearing the end of their lifetime and need to be changed out. Notifications like this are cost-effective and can dramatically increase uptime within a machine or system.

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M12 X-Coded Industrial Ethernet applications require continuously higher transfer rates. High speed vision systems that generate a high data volume are a prime example. • M12 technology for Industrial Ethernet applications • 10 Gbit/s data transfer rate according to Cat. 6 A (ISO/IEC 11801)

Smart Core Defective cordsets in drag chains and robot tube packages are one of the main causes of unplanned downtimes. ‘SmartCore Technology’ lets you know when they are about to fail due to a feature called that now makes cables and cordsets intelligent! • Joint research project with Murrelektronik, Nexans, and Leuze Electronic • Preventative maintenance integrated into connector and cable • Diagnostic warning system when the cable has reached around 80% of its lifetime Modlink Vario Modlink Vario is a modular media connector to couple and decouple pneumatics, fluids and electronics with just one system. It is designed for convenient use at control cabinets, tools and machine parts. • Different media can be coupled simultaneously and while pressurized • Freely-configurable couplings • Full metal housing


M12 Y-Coded Applications are focusing more and more on the installation costs. The concept transferring both data and power with only one cable helps reduce components and efforts. • 100 Mbit/s data transfer according to Cat. 5e (ISO/ IEC 11801, Class D) • Power transfer up to 2× 6 A MQ15 X Power Compact and powerful connector that provides safe connections for up to 7.5 kW asynchronous and three phase motors. • 3 power contacts up to 16 A • 2 auxiliary contacts up to 10 A, PE • Quick connect technology enables large number of connections in shorter time M12 Power T, S, L and K Coded Reliable solution for cordsets to linear drives, stepper motors as well as power supply lines for field bus modules. It presents a highly suitable alternative to 7/8" cordsets in applications that require high power density in compact installation spaces. • High Loads per pin: 63 V /16 A or 630 V /12 A • Universal M12 contact ideal for global applications • Integrated anti-vibration lock


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MODLINK MSDD – MAXIMUM DIVERSITY Modular design – over 100,000 combination options worldwide applications with countryspecific models and approvals like cURus Available in various colors and Intuitive locking mechanism


UK Manufacturers hail The Manufacturer Smart Factory Expo Thousands of manufacturers from across the UK travelled to the inaugural The Manufacturer Smart Factory Expo, hosted at the NEC on 2-3 November 2016, to gain first-hand experience of the latest technologies and innovations offered by Industry 4.0.


to hear key highlights from the Expo, list to our Podcast interviews with Schneider Electric, Rockwell Automation and Siemens.

Exhibition director of the Manufacturer Smart Factory Expo, Adrian Sell explained: “The two days saw aisles packed with senior decision makers, all of whom were benefiting from the expertise, knowledge sharing and the very latest products which will allow their businesses to compete and grow in the world of connected manufacturing.

Mark Higgins, Fast technologies said of their experience: “We have wasted time and resources in the past at poor events, but The Manufacturer Smart Factory Expo was excellent. With regard to next year, we will definitely be exhibiting.”

he highly successful Expo saw manufacturing business leaders connect with a hall packed with high profile exhibitors, including ABB Robotics, Harting, B&R, Siemens, IBM and Cisco, to acquire the relevant tools and knowledge to drive future business growth. With the changing landscape of UK Manufacturing, it is essential that companies embrace new and emerging technologies now, in order to retain a competitive advantage – both in the UK and globally.

“The Manufacturer is passionate about UK manufacturing. We are determined to place our wonderful industry at the forefront of the global marketplace.”

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Exhibitors were delighted with the value offered by the Expo. Vincent Post, international marketing manager, Forcam commented: “After two days of Smart Factory Expo at the NEC, we conclude: Industry 4.0 is one of the hot topics in manufacturing. Great to see that companies are starting to embrace digitalisation as the future of manufacturing. Thank you Hennik Group for a successful event!”

After such a successful first Expo, it has been confirmed that the show will be back next year and promises to build on the success of this year. Once again tM Smart Factory Expo will take place at the NEC and will be held on November 1 – 2, 2017.

Hose Assemblies, Fittings & Valves backed by 100 years of innovation It’s not every year a company can celebrate 100 years of business so Dixon are proud to be celebrating their centenary. Founded in 1916 Dixon has grown to become a world leading manufacturer of hose fittings and related accessories for all industries with footprints across the globe; Dixon Group Europe, based in Preston, UK is responsible for sales across Europe, Africa and the Middle East. From the original Boss Steam Couplings to the latest innovative solutions, Dixon has grown to become a hose and coupling supplier who can offer more than just a great product. Dixon is committed to providing customers with the solutions to their fluid handling requirements across all industries, be this within the food & beverage industry, utilities, oil and gas or general industrial applications. The Dixon range includes couplings whether it be Cam & Croove, hygienic fittings, Boss™ couplings and clamps, interchangeable quick release couplings, to manual or actuated valves for both industrial and hygienic applications, and with a hose range which covers a broad spectrum of application and a team of experienced and technical sales personnel, Dixon can offer you a complete service advising on the most appropriate solutions for your application. When industrial hose and couplings are properly specified for the task, these assemblies perform their function flawlessly. However, the potential hazards of hose assemblies are very real. When we try to get them to do things they were never designed to do, such as running steam through a chemical hose or using cam and groove couplings for air, they fail miserably with sometimes catastrophic results. To avoid potential harm to personnel, site and equipment; and to prevent product loss, Dixon stresses the importance of inspecting all hose assemblies prior to each use. Here in the UK, Dixon offers, specialised support and bespoke engineered solutions from concept, to design, through to installation. Dixon’s onsite manufacturing and engineering department means that new designs, animations and 3D modelling can rapidly be produced to support customer’s requirements. The difference between Dixon and our competitors is our commitment to you. The opening of the Dixon Innovation Centre in Maryland, USA has enabled Dixon to come up with new product developments including the Vent-Lock™ Cam and Groove coupling and the new Hygienic Break Away coupling which increases safety and reduces cost savings. From world class customer service and manufacturing to the broadest product offering in the industry, and we’ve proven that for a century. Contact Gill Platt @ Dixon Group Europe Ltd T: +44 (0) 1772 323529 E: marketing@dixoneurope.co.uk

LOMA SYSTEMS NAMED INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS OF THE YEAR AT INSPIRE AWARDS 2016 Farnborough-based Loma Systems (www.lomasystems.com; +44 (0) 1252 893300) – leading manufacturer of metal detectors, checkweighers and X-ray inspection equipment for the global food industry – was crowned International Business of the Year at the prestigious INSPIRE Awards 2016 which celebrates the most successful businesses in Hampshire. Representatives from Loma attended the INSPIRE business awards ceremony which was held recently at the Hampshire Court Hotel in Chineham. Over 600 local businesses attended the glamorous event which offers a chance to celebrate and network with companies from across North Hampshire Sponsored by Fluor Corporation, the International Business of the Year Award was open to both novice and established importers and exporters. The winner needed to demonstrate how working internationally has significantly benefited the organisation’s profitability and strategy. Other entry criteria included showing commitment to international trade, increased export turnover or sales into new market and evidence of versatility, imagination and persistence to want to trade internationally. Much needed funds were raised at the awards dinner for INSPIRE’s charity partner, Challengers, which provides play and leisure opportunities for disabled children aged 2-25 years across Surrey and Hampshire. Challengers enable any child, with any impairment, to access essential play opportunities, helping them to develop vital skills such as co-ordination, confidence and communication. The charity also provides short breaks to families who are often exhausted from the demands of caring. www.disability-challengers.org 12 - Automation Update December 2016

IO-Link – Unlock the full potential of your sensors Benefits of IO-Link · Enables the simple setup of IO-Link enabled devices. · Masters store parameters of the IO-Link device locally and automatically transmit these to replacement devices. · Analogues are transmitted virtually error free. ifm offers a range of IO-Link units: ifm now has nearly 4 million IO-Link enabled devices in the field and offer 350 different units including; · Software and IO-Link apps for simple configuration. · IO-Link enabled position and process sensors. · Field modules and IO-Link masters for all major fieldbuses and PLCs.

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leader in the field of test and measurement – is pleased to announce the arrival of its new RF9 miniature rosette strain gauge, which is suitable for measurements on printed circuit boards (PCB), small components or applications with limited space. Compact in size, the RF9 strain gauge rosette features a three stacked measurement grid which is only 5mm in size, enabling it to determine a biaxial stress state with unknown principal stress direction in confined spaces. Easy to connect, the RF9 14 - Automation Update December 2016

is pre-wired with colourcoded enamelled copper wires, eliminating the need for fiddly soldering on the strain gauge. When it comes to printed circuit boards of electronic components in automobiles, commercial vehicles, or smart phones in mobile use, even the slightest crack can cause the entire system to fail. As manufacturers increasingly require their suppliers to prove the mechanical safety of PCBs, strain gauges such as the RF9 from HBM enable the mechanical stability of printed circuits boards to be reliably tested.

HBM provides the complete measurement chain for such applications; from its extensive range of strain gauges; through to the QuantumX MX1615 amplifier and Catman® AP software for data acquisition and analysis. HBM also supports its customers with training and contract installation to ensure optimum operational use. For further information, contact HBM on +44 (0) 20 8515 6000 or via email: info@uk.hbm.co.uk or visit the HBM website at www.hbm.com/en

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igus showcases compact design solutions at Southern Manufacturing

At Southern Manufacturing, igus will showcase a wide range of cost-effective, lightweight and maintenance-free bearings and cable management systems for a variety of engineering applications. Visitors to the stand (N97) will see a several inspirational live demonstrations, including the drylin W curved rail system and Compact Rotation Module. Like all drylin systems, the easy-to-install drylin W curved rails and self-aligning carriages do not require lubrication and therefore run maintenancefree. A pivoting spherical ball, made of the engineering plastic, iglidur J, is used to selfalign the carriage for smooth, reliable movement along the rail. “The innovative design of the drylin W carriage retains its alignment with the rail to eliminate binding, whether it’s travelling along straight linear runs or round tight bends,” explains Robert Dumayne, director of drytech bearings, igus. “This opens up endless possibilities in applications for a wide range of industries, including marine, aerospace and stage technologies.” The second show highlight on the igus stand will be the new Compact Rotation Module (CRM), an easy-to-install 16 - Automation Update December 2016

rotary system that guides different types of media – power, signals, data, fibre-optic, pneumatic and oil – through rotational movements of up to 360° degrees in tight spaces. Additional modules enable the angles of rotation to be extended ‘virtually’ indefinitely. “The combination of rotation and additional modules makes the best choice for rotary systems with high fill weights and limited space,” says Justin Leonard, the-chain director, igus. Target applications for the igus CRM include offshore, stacker and reclaimer systems, bucket-wheel excavators and rotary cranes. Throughout the show, the

igus team will be available on stand N97 to take visitors through the benefits and potential applications of their bearing products and cable management systems, as well as provide insight into the full range of igus products. To arrange an appointment, please email Megan Campbell: mcampbell@igus.co.uk and for further information, please visit: www.igus.co.uk or call igus directly on 01604 677240. Follow us at twitter. com/igusUK, watch our videos at www.igus.co.uk/YouTube, connect with us at www.igus.co.uk/Facebook and read our blog on blog.igus.co.uk.

PSS 4000 - Simplify Your Automation

De-centralised Safe Automation System PSS 4000 Instead of a centralised control system, the PSS 4000 provides a modular user program within a centralised project which enables a consistent distribution of control functions across multiple PLCs and remote I/O. • Flexible and easy implementation • Control data, failsafe data and states are exchanged and synchronised via the real-time Ethernet SafetyNET p • SIL 3 / PL e capable for functional safety • Economical hardware solution for high I/O counts • Cost effective software licensing model, no up-front cost • High speed FAST input cards are available for high-speed safe logic functions Pilz Automation Technology Corby NN18 8TJ 01536 460766 sales@pilz.co.uk www.pilz.co.uk

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Photocentric wins Advanced Engineering’s Enabling Innovation Award with disruptive new additive manufacturing technique Advanced Engineering organisers, Easyfairs, and Enabling Innovation sponsors, Magna International, have announced the winner of the inaugural Enabling Innovation Award for 2016. of our global outreach. The need to commercialise inventions into our future products leads Magna R&D to support these types of events and engage with the startup community to help them understand the needs and opportunities within our business. Advanced Engineering provided a good opportunity to interact with a wide range of technologies and spend valuable face-to-face time with their technology leadership.”


hotocentric, the innovative 3D printer manufacturer, was crowned champion after competing against 20 innovative companies who all showcased and pitched their products as part of Advanced Engineering’s Enabling Innovation Zone. As part of the prize, Photocentric is also the recipient of a £5,000 cheque courtesy of Magna International. Photocentric triumphed with the exciting new technology behind its innovative 3D printer, which operates on daylight sensitive resin, creating the highest definition objects. The technology uses visible light instead of UV, to harden the polymer making custom objects. The printer simultaneously exposes a layer, allowing the possibility of screens of up to 98” to be used. This allows industrial items to be printed quickly, at low cost and large volume, to start the era of functional custom-made parts. Paul Holt, Managing Director at Photocentric, said: “Photocentric is delighted to receive this significant recognition from Magna International. The award for Enabling Innovation for our disruptive new type of 3D printer is a great honour. We exhibited at


Advanced Engineering thanks to Magna’s support in providing space on their Enabling Innovation stand. It proved a great success for us. We have invented a new technology for 3D printing using visible light emitted from LCD screens as the image generation source. Our intention is to widen the use of 3D printing by producing a range of much more productive printers, creating functional items at lower cost. We plan to make a massive 4-cubic metre build volume printer for industrial parts and look forward to the day when 3D printing can be used by companies such as Magna to make custom parts for use, rather than just prototyping.” In addition to Magna’s involvement as sponsor of the Enabling Innovation initiative, Advanced Engineering 2016 enjoyed the support of the Knowledge Transfer Network, which provided dissemination among its academic and industry networks, and additional expertise in judging the competition. Ian Simmons VP of Corporate R&D at Magna International, stated: “Magna continues its open-forbusiness approach for attracting innovation here in the UK and as part

Based on the fantastic reception from the industry to this inaugural showcase and awards initiative, Advanced Engineering organisers are now intending to repeat the Enabling Innovation project for next year’s event. Matt Benyon, Managing Director of show organiser Easyfairs said: “We have been thrilled by the response from the industry to our Enabling Innovations initiative, and have been extremely excited to see the scope and volume of innovation that the UK’s SMEs are able to offer. We are thrilled to be able to offer these companies in their infancy the opportunity to present the most ground-breaking technologies and services to our 13,000-strong audience, full of dedicated buyers. It is a match made in heaven, and just shows how much innovation is on offer in the UK engineering sector, and more than that just, how bright the future looks. We would like to thank Magna International and the KTN for their continued support of the show and for being such a key part of this excellent show feature” Also competing were several other highly-innovative organisations, each of whom went through a rigorous selection process to secure their place in the Magna-sponsored area of the show.

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