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Select the Right Low Field Shielding Alloy Material Throughout the decades and increasingly today, design and electrical engineers, OEMs, metal suppliers and fabricators worldwide refer to mumetal as the industry standard. Professionals may use the mumetal name as a generic term but not realize that it is in fact a registered trade name. MuMETAL®, a high nickel content alloy specified for lowfrequency shielding applications, is used to resolve electromagnetic interference (EMI) problems. “Engineers understand that proper material selection is crucial and care must be taken to ensure consistency, quality, and shielding efficiency of the materials used for custom shields and production parts as other companies may misrepresent this brand.”, stated Mr. Mark D. Wickler, President and CEO of Magnetic Shield Corporation. The mumetal formulation and exacting spec provides maximum magnetic permeability or the highest degree of shielding for use in most electrical and electronic applications implemented today by OEMs, government and national labs, R & D and private laboratories, as well as scientific and medical universities. Across a wide array of industries and markets such as automation, robotics, aerospace, aviation, automotive, communications, hand-held devices, IoT technology, medical, scientific, R & D, and OEMs, design and electrical engineers face challenges of increased complexity when creating new product design drawings for all types of electronic device and component layouts. Designers often encounter problems with densely packed electronic assemblies that have internal components interfering with each other. When the electromagnetic interference (EMI) includes low frequency fields (30 to 300 Hz), magnetic shielding is essential to assure proper operation of the electronic equipment without failure. Engineers must also design and manufacture products, equipment, machinery, devices, parts, and instrumentation to meet applicable regulations or standards. Because MuMETAL is an industry reference material with different characteristics than proprietary alloys, when the specification or the application calls for a magnetically soft or high permeability material, mumetal can frequently be successfully applied. One of the most important design questions is whether the source field is internal or external, and which field is most economical and practical to shield. Internal interference is created by designed-in components located within a circuit, system, enclosure, piece of equipment or room. External interference or the H-field source is created by unwanted nearby fields radiating from power lines, circuits, electrical enclosures, transformers, electro-magnetic machinery and the earth’s magnetism. Secondly, should the source of interference or the sensitive device be shielded? The answer to this question depends on several factors. Shielding the source may involve stronger fields, and therefore thicker materials. All interference sources must be shielded, or the sensitive device will still be affected. The usual approach is to shield the sensitive device. This prevents interference from both present and future sources. A hands-on approach to solving a shielding problem can be accomplished with the use of a lab kit, testing, and prototyping.

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Mr. Wickler also spoke about the importance of continued lab testing, “Over several decades, we have performed hundreds of laboratory tests and calculated thousands of shielding equations—all in an effort to continually validate the theoretical application of magnetic interference control in both AC and DC applications, and to aid engineers in shield design. A documented and effective reference tool, the B-H curve chart depicts the material capabilities to attenuate and absorb a wide range of magnetic fields.” Shielding efficiency is a result of material composition, specific gravity, thickness, grain structure within the alloy, and hardness. Material selection will depend on the strength of the unwanted field (Ho) and the amount of field attenuation required. MuMETAL is the preferred solution because of its reliable performance for reducing low-frequency electromagnetic interference (EMI). Available as stress annealed (partially annealed for ease of machinability) sheet stock, it is used for fabricated shields such as enclosures, cylinders, cans, channels or 3-D boxes. Complex cylindrical shaped shields are the most efficient for redirecting and reducing magnetic fields. Typically, hydrogen atmospherically controlled perfection annealing or final annealing is required after stamping, machining, bending, rolling, severe forming or welding, and is crucial in relieving material stress and developing the alloy’s maximum shielding performance. The perfection annealed fabricated shields and parts are then tested at our in-house quality control lab to certify that the demanding specifications are met. Located in the USA Chicago metro area, Magnetic Shield Corporation has been a leader in the custom shielding fabrication market, manufacturer, and supplier for over 75 years; providing expertise and engineering consulting on thousands of projects, applications and shielding designs. For more information regarding our proprietary shielding alloys and forms available, wiring and cable shielding, Zero Gauss Chambers, and modular MuROOMS view our websites here www.magnetic-shield.com, or www.mu-metal.com.


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Automatic Print Inspection using 4Sight Technology AutoCoding Systems will be demonstrating their latest innovation in vision at the forthcoming UKIVA Machine Vision Conference. The 4Sight solution, powered by SICK AppSpace, is a true industry breakthrough in automatic print inspection. “No Read” - some characters are legible but below the threshold for a “Good Read”

The global partnership between AutoCoding Systems and SICK has resulted in the development of a new innovative solution for checking the presence, accuracy and legibility of printed codes. Incorrect, illegible or missing codes on consumer products can cause serious, and expensive, problems for manufacturers, but typically reading and inspecting of printed codes, particularly on high speed lines, has always been challenging due to the many application specific variables.

“Bad Read” – most of the characters are smudged and illegible

“Good Read” – all the characters have been located and identified

The 4Sight application communicates directly with any brand of printer, with no requirement to “teach” the camera what to look for. Unlike more orthodox vision inspection techniques, no fixturing, such as an edge or logo, is needed; the software can automatically cope with variations in artwork, background and text location. All processing is undertaken onboard the SICK camera where the 4Sight software resides meaning no line-side PC is needed. There is a simple set-up process for camera position, set-up, focus, illumination and exposure time, with no requirement for operators to configure features or regions of interest. The software automatically adjusts to accommodate real-time message changes, such as date code and clock time. In addition, there are a number of configurable features to allow the solution to be easily optimised for fast processing time, making it an ideal print inspection solution for high speed applications. The application offers full flexibility allowing users to determine acceptable print quality tolerances and define what is considered a good read, bad read or no read on a per product basis.

As well as operating seamlessly with AutoCoding, the 4Sight software can be used as standalone solution or connected to any code deployment system and also offers full integration to various types of label editing software. Managing Director, Mike Hughes, will be delivering a presentation to delegates at the upcoming June Machine Vision Conference where he’ll consider some of the challenges of using vision technology to automatically inspect printed information. He commented, ““Historically AutoCoding Systems has used its standard product to automate packaging line devices and, within a workflow, integrate its product to other customer infrastructure systems, as needed. Frequently, AutoCoding is used to deliver solutions in coding and packaging verification, where printed codes and variable information are fully controlled for all brands of printers and coding technologies by the AutoCoding software. The 4Sight application adds a much-desired vision solution to our coding management capabilities. Inspecting printed codes, particularly at continuous inkjet speed, has always been fraught with challenges, making living with a print vision system quite difficult in terms of nuisance stops or false rejections, causing unnecessary line stops. 4Sight uses new and innovative methods for print inspection, simplifying the process and making vision accessible to all budgets.”

For more information, contact Janet Harrison - Tel : + 44 (0)1928 790444 Email : janetharrison@autocodingsystems.com / Web : www.autocodingsystems.com 6 - Automation Update


May 2019

ENGINEERING UPDATE

High performance DC/DC converters with 1.5 million hours MTBF The range of DC/DC converters from PowerGood is available from Ideal Power. The new ESBN, ESCN and ESAN series power supplies are highly reliable, with a Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF) of 1.5 million hours. The high reliability and performance of the converters makes them well-suited to robotics and other instrumentation applications, as well as transportation and railway applications. The converters are supplied completely encased to protect against harsh environments, and meet the EN61000 safety standard. To improve reliability, the converters have fewer components, with no life constraining capacitors. The products are available with embedded heat sink as an option which allows them to work under extended operating temperature range of -40ºC to 115ºC (for the ESBN series) or -45ºC to 115ºC (for the ESCN series). The ESAN offers an operating temperature range of -40ºC to 70ºC. The new devices are isolated, board-mountable fixed switching frequency DC/DC converters that

use synchronous rectification to achieve high power conversion efficiency of up to 89% (ESAN and ESBN) or 90% at 5V/8A full load (ESCN). They provide input-to-output isolation of up to 6000Vdc (ESAN), 1600Vdc (ESBN) or 2000Vdc (ESCN), with a 2:1 / 4:1 ultra-wide input range. Output power is up to 15W (ESAN), 30W (ESBN) or 60W (ESCN). The converters are provided in a compact package with an industry-standard pinout. The ESBN measures 1.0" x 1.0" x 0.4" or 0.5" (25mm x 25mm x 10 or 12mm), while the ESCN measures 2.0" x 1.0" x 0.4" (51mm x 25mm x 10mm). The ESAN is provided in a DIP24 package, measuring 1.27” x 0.65” x 0.4” (32mm x 17mm x 10mm). For more information on the pricing and availability of the new converters, contact Ideal Power.

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Tools need to be Secure a Tools are used across a wide range of industries and are used to process materials of all kinds, whether forming machines are to process steel, aluminium, or plastics, or cutting machines are used for processing materials such as wood, special high-performance tools are constantly required during the manufacturing process. When not in use, these tools have to be stored in a number of different ways. Tools are frequently stored in several tool cabinets and boxes of various sizes distributed throughout the entire production area. This takes up valuable space, not to mention the fact that the parts are difficult to access. Challenges associated with a changing market means there are demands in relation to efficiency and costs. The use of modern manufacturing structures in production goes hand in hand with rising intralogistic market demands for greater storage flexibility. Tools come in all shapes, and sizes and there is a requirement to store large to smaller storage volumes in one ergonomically designed space. This means that the pressure in relation to increased efficiency also grows on traditional storage methods. Significant improvements can be made in this area simply by introducing a central tool store with the help of an automated storage lift such as a shuttle from Kardex Remstar. The accommodation of various

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and Accessible

tools in a few different types of boxes or tool holders with precisely tailored dimensions brings further advantages, because optimal use can be made of the depth and height within the storage space. In addition, it is often the case that the instruments and tools used are extremely sensitive. Ensuring that fast and accurate access to stored tools is a must and there needs to be a focus on safe, secure and clean storage. Modern storage lift systems have an advantage here. Parts can be placed in compartments precisely adapted to their specific dimensions on the trays, thereby limiting the contact these sensitive parts have with their surroundings from the outset. In addition, there are special devices in the shuttles which guarantee dust-free and dry storage. Storing the tools at a certain temperature or drying them with warm air is also no problem. These are all options that conventional shelf-based storage cannot offer. Dynamic systems such as automated storage lifts offer more opportunities to

optimise the efficiency of intralogistics processes. Faster and more accurate access to the stored parts is but one example of a more up-to-date storage method. A major advantages is less hunting and walking around for employees thanks to the goods-to-person principle. Then there is fast and accurate access to stored goods, controlled by warehouse management software, which avoids unproductive search times and increases picking accuracy to over 99 percent. It’s worth noting that the use of warehouse management software also permits accurate monitoring and management of the entire storage process. Space is also a major advantage as a shuttle makes optimal use of the room height and space in the building thanks to customised installation of the system. The compact design of the units can significantly reduce the size of the footprint and with ergonomically designed workspaces, which work according to the goods-to-person principle, cut the amount of time that

employees are absent from work. This means it is no longer necessary to spend a long time instructing the order pickers or familiarising them with the system. Companies looking to remain competitive are recognising the requirements involved in tool storage and are switching to automated storage lift systems to manage their intralogistics processes. In the end it’s all about increasing efficiency. You can find out more about the various storage options afforded by modern shuttle solutions here. Automation Update - 11


RK Rose+Krieger your partner for machine building and automation components RK Rose+Krieger (part of the international Phoenix Mecano group of companies) have been manufacturing components for automation and machine building for over 40 years. Our extensive range of products in the fields of linear adjustment, profile technology, connecting and module technology are renowned and respected for their reliability and performance. As a company we are always striving to look for new ways to advance our products and have further added to our extensive range of lifting columns by developing the new telescope Multilift II. These columns have a closed height of 560mm and an impressive stroke of 650mm with a maximum lift capacity of 3000N per column. The guiding between the profile – important for stability – has been sized perfectly despite the stoke lengths and permits high bending moments for both static and dynamic loads. This is currently the only one of this type of lifting column on the market and is perfect for workbenches and conforms to DIN EN 527-1:2011. Also added to the range is the Multilift-II impact, an extremely robust column. It has an integrated damping system that is able to absorb high impact forces, such as those incurred when loading a heavy workpiece. This means that the damping system – currently the only one of its kind on the market = prevents any overload due to strong dynamic stresses, making the Multilift II impact particularly suited for the height adjustment of industrial assembly tables. We now have also the Multilift II safety. This is specially designed for overhead applications in media technology. Its uses include the correct positioning of projectors and monitors where the lifting column is mounted upside down on the ceiling. A developed internal safety system prevents and accidental extension of the lifting column. Finally, the Multilift II ESD. In the electronics and semiconductor manufacturing industry, electrostatic 12 - Automation Update

discharges can impair the function of components being assembled and even destroy them. Special ESD assembly workstations are equipped with an antistatic finishing that prevents this from occurring. Until now, lifting columns for height adjustment of workstations have prevented the safe dissipation of electrostatic discharges by interrupting the electric connection between the table and the foot frame. However, with the Multilift II ESD, RK Rose+Krieger has developed a patented electric height adjustment system that is able to dissipate voltages. This has been realised thanks to the design of the outer and inner profiles which are continuously in contact with one another. As well as lifting columns found within our linear technology range of products we also manufacture other products for machine builders and automation companies. Our BLOCAN aluminium profile systems range offers flexibility and efficiency using aluminium profiles that are easily assembled and suitable for a variety of applications. A large range of different profile sections and accessory parts make almost every imaginable construction possible. No drilling required! The aluminium profiles are simply cut to length and assembled! With more than 100 different profile sizes and cross-sections that can be easily assembled using our simple and strong connection method, we offer you a cost effective system due to low assembly costs.

Our tube connection system offers a cost effective solution for the positive and easily detachable connection of a wide variety of systems – without the need for drilling and welding. Depending on the application and expected load RK Rose+Krieger have tube connectors made of plastic, aluminium and stainless steel. We work constantly and with great dedication on innovative products and solutions for our customers. The range includes catalogue as well as tailor-made products, system solutions and special projects. We are happy to advise you in choosing a product or to develop a tailor-made system solution with you from our extensive modular product range. RK Rose+Krieger 26 Faraday Road Aylesbury Buckinghamshire HP19 8RY 01296 611660 www.phoenix-mecano.co.uk


Machine Building and Automation Components A subsidiary of the globally operative Phoenix Mecano AG, RK Rose+Krieger offers an unrivalled range of products in the field of profile assembly, linear, connecting and modular technology. The range includes catalogue as well as tailor-made products. We are happy to advise you in choosing a product or to develop a tailor-made system solution with you from our extensive modular product range. The many areas these components can be used in include machine building, construction of production facilities, automotive industry, aerospace industry, energy technology, medical technology and many more.

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Ecopac Power now have available the MEAN WELL EPP-500 series a 500 watt 5” by 3” open frame power supply

To increase their range of open frame power supplies MEAN WELL has developed the EPP-500 series a 500 watt high power density 5” x 3” open frame power supply. Key features of the EPP-500 series include: 500 watts of output power with 25CFM forced air and 320 watts with cooling by free air convection. This compact open frame can operate from -30°C to +70°C temperature with a no load power consumption of less than 0.5W. Manufactured with high efficiency of 94% and a 5 Volt and 12 Volt dc/0.5A auxiliary power this MEAN WELL open frame power supple is able to operate at an altitude of up to 5000 meters. The EPP-500 series is compatible for both Class I (with FG) and Class II (no FG) installations, making the power supply suitable for installations in both plastic and metal enclosures. Supplied with universal inputs of 80 – 264VAC and voltages from 14 - Automation Update

12v to 54v. MEAN WELL have designed this open frame 5” by 3” EPP-500 series with short circuit, overload, over voltage and over temperature protections with built in power good and power fail signals and remote sense. With international safety regulations such as TUV EN62368-1, UL62368-1 and IEC62368-1 CUL/ EAC/CB and CE ITE the EPP-500 series comes with a 3 year warranty and is suitable for all types of industrial electronics equipment, electromechanical instrument, factory automation systems, and applications that require low standby power consumption. Please call 01844 204430 or email info@ecopacpower.co.uk for more information


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Implement any track layout efficiently KMF-P 2040 curved modular belt conveyor. mk rounds off its portfolio of modular belt conveyors by adding curved segments Benefits Include: • Variable track layouts with just a single drive • Maximum usable width with low total width • Lateral movement of goods • Various speeds at no additional cost • Low maintenance and wear • Extremely high intrinsic safety • Wide range of accessories • Chains available in blue and white

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Profile Systems’ existing portfolio of straight and incline (vertical) modular conveyors has been expanded to include curved segments. These segments are based on the same system and are available in various layouts and angles. The different versions allow you to adapt the track layout to your existing production conditions. Moreover, the various belt widths from 164 to 1005 mm offer excellent ratios of usable width to total width, which allows you to use the conveyors even in locations where space is limited. The system's modular design allows you to combine the segments with straight and incline conveyors to achieve virtually any three-dimensional track layout. 16 - Automation Update

Modular belt conveyors can support very heavy loads, even with low belt widths, because of their positive drive mechanism. In addition, the guides along the sides of the conveyor can absorb lateral forces, which allows workpieces to be moved diagonally. A further benefit is that liquids from the goods being transported can drip through the chain, making cleaning of the modular chain belt quick and easy. Modular belt conveyors are extremely sturdy and can be used for virtually any transport application. They are more wear resistant than solid belts and can also be used for applications where goods with sharp edges must be transported or where ambient conditions are harsh.

This conveyor is suitable for all types of transport applications including distribution centres, automotive industry, plastic injection moulding, wood centres and the cosmetics industry to name just a few. Its modular design lets you adapt the track layout to perfectly fit existing production conditions while the small radii conserve space. In addition, the system’s modular design allows it be used for both horizontal and vertical applications, i.e., you can implement curves and bridge height differences using incline and decline segments. The KMF-P 2040 curved modular belt conveyor sits alongside the MBF-P 2040 (straight) and KFM-P 2040 (incline) conveyors in the mk conveyor range. To find out more about mk’s conveyor range please visit www.mkprofiles.co.uk, call (01949) 823751 or email info@mkprofiles.co.uk.


Curved modular belt conveyor Efficiently handle any route

Wide variety of layouts with a single drive Compact overall width and a maximum usable width Lateral movement of conveyed products are possible

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SICK Opens Up Industry 4.0 with its First IO-Link Encoder

With the launch of the SICK AHS36 (singleturn) and AHM36 (multiturn) IO-Link absolute encoders, SICK has opened up wide-ranging new possibilities to integrate rotary motion sensing into the ‘smart’ sensor configurations of automated machinery. The SICK AHS36 and AHM36 36mm IO-Link encoders are SICK’s first range of absolute encoders with IO-Link. The SICK AHS/AHM36 IO-Link encoders achieve quick, easy and economical higher-level fieldbus integration via an IO-Link Master. Developments to advanced IO-Link versions of the encoder will also enable processing of Smart Tasks within the encoder itself. “The AHS36 and AHSM36 encoders are major step forward for the industry, and a vital building block on the transition to unlocking the benefits of Industry 4.0 in automated machinery,” explains Darren Pratt, SICK’s UK Product Manager for encoders and industrial instrumentation. “IO-Link has already made it possible for many devices, such as presence detection and process sensors, to be economically connected into an IO field gateway and at the same time provide transparent access to the intelligence contained within the sensor. Sensors with integrated Smart Tasks, offer the potential for reducing the processing load on the PLC. Now, adding motion sensing into the IO-Link mix offers countless new possibilities for machine builders and engineers to develop smart solutions for both new and existing plant and machinery.” Cost-Saving Machine Integration Adding IO-Link compatibility to the SICK AHS/AHM36 family of absolute encoders delivers a host of new benefits, starting with an extremely compact 36mm diameter design: With the IO-Link Master performing the higher-level Ethernet interface, the IO-Link encoder can be manufactured in a much smaller package. By eliminating the need to use a dedicated interface card on the PLC rack, solutions using the SICK AHS/AHM36 IO-Link absolute encoder can save time, cost and complexity in connection to higher-level control systems. Connecting encoders to the control system usually requires costly shielded cabling

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and could involve wiring many devices individually to the PLC rack. With IO-Link, the SICK AHS/AHM36 enables standard unshielded cabling to be used between the encoders and the IO-Link master, so wiring costs can be dramatically reduced. Programming and Diagnostics Via the IO-Link gateway, the AHS/ AHM36 IO-Link encoders offer new levels of diagnostic transparency and easy set-up with ‘plug and play’ device replacement. They still offer all the benefits of programming through the PLC, or with a PC using SICK’s engineering tool SOPAS. Now, in addition, there is an ability to store and download the encoder parameters from the IO-Link Master. As a result, device replacement is simply ‘plug and play’. The SICK AHS/AHM 36 IO-Link absolute encoders provide exceptional diagnostic information. Even on the basic models, error warnings can be provided on a range of both application-specific and encoderhealth parameters such as position, speed or temperature out of range. In the Advanced IO-Link versions, expected to be available in mid-2019, even more comprehensive provision and storage of diagnostic data such as temperature values, and operating times will be enabled. The SICK AHS/AHM36 Advanced IO-Link encoders will also add a configurable output and input pin to enable a direct interface with another device, so it will be possible to process ‘Smart Tasks’ in the encoder itself. Compact and rugged, the magnetic AHS36 12-bit singleturn and AHM36 24-bit multiturn IO-Link are everything customers expect from a SICK family of rotary motion sensors with class-leading robustness, operating resilience and with a wide-range of versatile mechanical connection options. The SICK AHS/AHM36 IO-link encoders offer a versatile choice of mechanical connection options. The encoders feature

a 270o rotatable electrical connection for either M12 connector or cable termination. Replacing existing encoders in machines is ensured by a wide choice of hollow or solid shaft models, various mounting hole patterns, together with face and servo mount flanges. The IP65-rated SICK AHS/AHM 36 IOLink Basic encoders can be operated at ambient temperatures between -20 °C and +70 °C while, with IP66 and IP67 ratings, AHS/AHM IO-Link Advanced are suitable for even tougher ambient conditions with an operating temperature range of -40 °C to +85°C. An AHS36/AHM36 IO-Link Inox is also available with stainless steel IP69K rating for process environments with stringent chemical washdown regimes. For more information please contact Andrea Hornby on 01727 831121 or email andrea.hornby@sick.co.uk. www.sick.co.uk


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