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TWK INCREMENTAL ENCODERS DELIVERABLE IN 24 HOURS

6 LEMO’S HALO LED CONNECTOR NOW IN AVAILABLE IN 3 DIFFERENT DESIGNS

13 MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC AUTOMATION INTRODUCES HANDHELD MODELS FOR GOT 2000 SERIES HMI

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CURTISS-WRIGHT ACTUATION GROUP LAUNCHES NEW HIGH FORCE ELECTRIC PRESS ACTUATORS

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SLEIGHT OF HAND

Guided Operator Solutions help eliminate typical assembly problems.

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y eliminating typical problems such as picking the wrong parts with a similar shape or name, picking and assembling parts out of sequence or just missing a part from a sequence, Mitsubishi Electric’s integrated guided operator solutions make workers’ hands faster and more reliable, resulting in appreciable improvements in efficiency for manufacturers.

Based on the Japanese principles of the “Poka Yoke” method of eliminating mistakes before they can occur, guided operator solutions are a simple, versatile system which do away with the need for parts lists or operator instructions,delivering faster assembly times, increased assembly quality and reduced requirements for operator training. Beautifully simple Traditionally, workers are required to pick a number of different parts or products from bins in sequence. The chances of them doing this with 100% reliability, 100% of the time, is small.

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At the very least, a significant proportion of time will be taken up searching for the right part and validating the part number. In a worst case and all too common scenario, a mistake goes unnoticed until it is further up the production line, if indeed it is noticed at all. Mitsubishi Electric guided operator solutions ensures that none of this can happen by guiding the worker to the correct bin, possibly by lighting an indicator or by opening a shutter and requiring acknowledgement of a successful pick. Thus, 24 | Industry USA | April 2019

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Guided operator solutions offer a variety of terminal types, they range from a simple LED and push a button device through to the door operated terminals. Options for lever switch and photoelectric terminals are also available..

With Mitsubishi Electric’s guided operator solutions, picking mistakes can be easily eliminated, helping to reduce waste, improve quality and boost productivity.

their picking becomes more reliable and mistake-free and also much faster, improving quality and productivity in the process. Terminals are easily installed on pipes racking and connected via a dedicated cable that avoids the need for multiple cables to the main controller. Intuitive connectors enable fast installation of networks, while terminals can be quickly set up with an address writer using dedicated software. These can be successfully mapped to a controller. Highly versatile The variety of terminals ensure that the solution is suitable for just about any application. The photoelectric sensors provide options for applications where high speed picking is essential, or for more cost-sensitive applications, an array of push button and lever feedback actuators are available.

Fully expandable Central to the guided operator solutions are Mitsubishi Electric’s controllers with dedicated masters communicating with a network of terminals. By connecting other devices to the controller, such as bar-code scanners, electric screwdriver or vision systems, guided operator solutions can be tuned to the exact needs of the operator. Mitsubishi Electric’s intuitive GOT HMIs can help achieve further enhancements and drive as well as robotic technology can be integrated into the manufacturing cell. To find out more about Mitsubishi Electric’s guided operator solutions for eliminating mistakes and improving productivity, visit: eu3a.mitsubishielectric.com www.mitsubishielectric.com

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The power of integration Where assembly tasks must fit into a wider operational environment, dedicated bridges connect stations over CC-Link and CC-Link IE networks to allow connectivity to multiple picking applications within a plant. High-speed data communication enables synchronization of tasks and also allows assembly cells to be distributed according to the needs of the production site.

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INCREMENTAL ENCODERS DELIVERABLE IN 24 HOURS

TWK has added the FOI series of incremental encoders to its range of magnetic encoders. An outstanding feature of the FOI series is its fast delivery turnaround time. Orders received by TWK before 11 a.m. will be delivered on the following working day. Over 750,000 versions are available from stock in small quantities.

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he compact FOI series combines in a single product, a high level of resolution and accuracy, which up till now could only be obtained from optical encoders, together with the robust construction of a magnetic encoder.

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Any desired number of pulses per revolution (360 °) between 1 and 16,384 can be obtained. The FOI encoders can be used in construction machinery, slip ring bodies, wind turbines, elevators, oil and gas plants and many other applications where precise positioning is required.

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FOI encoders provide outputs A, B, Z and their inverted signals, available with either Push-Pull (HTL) or RS422 (TTL) output drivers. The sensor shaft is designed for axial and radial shaft loads of 40 and 110 N. The operating temperature range of the FOI encoders is -40 °C to +85°C and their protection rating is IP65. www.twk.de


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FAIGLE AT PROMAT 2019 IN CHICAGO - PIONEERING ROLLERS FOR MODERN SORTING SYSTEMS

The SE rollers from faigle have a new type of damping system.

Faigle, plastic specialists from Austria, is presenting the latest generation of its SE sorter rollers for parcel and baggage sorting systems at ProMat. These rollers meet the most demanding requirements for energy savings, noise reduction and low-vibration operation and their integrated damping system is unprecedented in the area of intra-logistic rollers.

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ollers for sorting systems should have a low starting and rolling resistance, be highly resilient and run quietly. faigle has increased the strength of the rollers by optimizing them with structure simulation (FEM) and by using a new combination of materials. faigle uses a support body made of high-strength polyamide and a tire made of polyurethane PAS-PU TCS, which is characterised by high abrasion resistance and a low compression set.

The new logistics rollers can be recognised by their attractive colour concept and smooth contours without corrugations. This keeps them clean for longer and makes them easier to clean. www.faigle.com

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This combination makes it possible to produce narrower rollers, which have a lower rolling resistance. The low compression set prevents the rollers from flattening after a longer standstill, such as at the weekend. Otherwise, this leads to increased energy expenditure when restarting the system.

rotating rolling axis. Since the tire no longer has to perform a damping function, it is narrower and has a lower rolling resistance. They can also be ground for low-noise and lowvibration operation.

The new rollers run significantly quieter than previous generations of sorting rollers. The plastic specialists from Austria achieved this by decoupling the “rolling” and “damping” functions. Damping is now carried out by the ingenious “faigle damping system”, directly on the non24 | Industry USA | April 2019

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INTELLIGENT SENSOR CABLE WITH SMART CORE TECHNOLOGY

Intelligent sensor cable with Smart Core Technology.

Leuze electronic presents an innovative predictive maintenance solution through an intelligent cable equipped with Smart Core technology.

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euze electronic presents a concrete innovation towards powering Industry 4.0 applications with its new Smart Core cable. With the smart factory revolution on the horizon, the Smart Core cable enables an innovative predictive maintenance measure specifically for applications with moving cables (i.e handling robots, welding robots, moving cables). The cable contains an additional, special sacrificial wire that fails at approximately 80% of the cable’s lifecycle. The sacrificial wire is bridged with the supply voltage, and when the core breaks it gives an early warning of the impending end of the cable’s service life.

Not only does this help to prevent unplanned downtime, but it increases system availability by predicting downtime and allowing for scheduled maintenance. With the future of smart automation already here, Leuze electronic presents a smart solution to a critical but often overlooked component of an application. www.leuze.de

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SIC MARKING LAUNCHES THE NEW XL BOX!

The XL Box marking laser has been improved to meet new users’ requirements.

It keeps all the advantages that have made it a bestseller and a key reference for integrators:

The 2 major innovations that have been especially developed for integrators:

• A powerful SIC Marking fibre laser source (20, 30, 50W) already renowned for its reliability (MTBF 100,000 hours) to perform any kind of marking: text, logo, 2D Datamatrix…

Our new laser controller rack FU4 This rack meets 13849-1:2015 standard requirements and has been awarded the maximal PL(e) (Performance Level =e) to manage the safety loops of the automatic door and emergency stop. This excellent level grants the user the full safety of our laser and makes it one of the safest lasers in the market, as our competitors’ products are usually awarded a PL(c) level.

• A solid housing with an automatic door giving access to the marking area by three sides, and Laser Class 1 certified security (EN60825-1). • A standard chassis for immediate integration into the production line. • An unrivalled quality-price ratio in the market.

Our controller includes a touch screen to give easy access to menus: this allows for simple and user-friendly parameter setting and a simplified diagnosis aid.

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Finally, all fieldbus communication cards (ProfiNet, Ethernet IP, etc.) are available for easier integration into your network or connection with your PLC.

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A robot mode By designing this new operative mode, SIC Marking has taken in charge the Laser Class 1 security. The laser housing can be directly integrated into the production line or the robotic cell through an interface in touch with the line’s PLC. Easier integration (shorter study and installation delays) and reduced costs of the whole laser marking function are therefore the greatest assets of the new XL Box in robot mode. Various additional options are available such as 3D marking or integrated Datamatrix 2D code reading, etc. In case of specific requests, SIC Marking will dedicate a skilled project team made up of 20 engineers (mechanical, automation, IT, etc.) to meet all customer specifications. www.sic-marking.com

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MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC AUTOMATION INTRODUCES HANDHELD MODELS FOR GOT 2000 SERIES HMI

GT25 Handy GOT Provides Powerful Functionality in a Portable Interface.

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aking it easier than ever for machine operators and maintenance personnel to monitor and control machine components, Mitsubishi Electric Automation introduces handheld models for its GOT2000 Series, a human machine interface (HMI) that optimizes operators control and monitoring of device and line status. The GT25 Handy GOT, a portable interface offered in both 5.7-inch and 6.5-inch models, connects to industrial automation devices, including programmable logic controllers (PLC), variable frequency drives, servos and temperature controllers.

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The handheld HMI displays information on a high resolution VGA touchscreen and allows operators to easily carry it with one hand. While its compact design allows operators to work wherever they can best observe physical machine changes, the GT25 Handy GOT provides powerful functionality. “Freedom of movement allows users to take the HMI around the machine and make changes or monitor status from a convenient location, which is a huge benefit for maintenance personnel and machine operators in a variety of industries, especially automotive,” stated Lee 24 | Industry USA | April 2019

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Cheung, product marketing engineer, Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc. “The GT25 Handy GOT is an external connection interface, so it can be easily connected or removed as needed.”The GT25 Handy GOT can be used in any application that involves local setup, operation, monitoring and maintenance of system components from a graphical interface in which mobility is required. It can also be used as a teach pendant for robots. Multiple safety and security measures, such as an emergency stop switch and an enable switch keep the operator safe in case of emergency. Additional information on the GT25 Handy GOT is available at https://us.mitsubishielectric.com/fa/en/products/ visualization/human-machine-interfaces-hmis-got/ got2000-series/handy-got/gt25-handy-overview Information on the comprehensive line of factory automation products and solutions from Mitsubishi Electric Automation is available at https://us.mitsubishielectric.com/fa/en


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LEMO’S HALO LED CONNECTOR NOW IN AVAILABLE IN 3 DIFFERENT DESIGNS

LEMO connectors enhance its range of Halo connectors with additional product sizes and models.

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nitially launched in the B series, this product is now also available in the T-series, a watertight IP68 connector. This new product range, configurable through the embedded electronics, features a wide range of colours with an RGB indicator arranged in a ring around the connector. The 3 different designs are called LEG, LMG (with a standby light) and LNG (with a narrow ring shape light). What information can be displayed by the Halo LED? It is for the customer to decide before adding the connector to his equipment. The indicator can be configured as required: status (on/off or blinking), light intensity and, of course, colours.

The multiplexed indicator consisting of red, green and blue LEDs, you simply combine the pulse width modulations (PWM) of each colour in order to generate the colour of your choice out of among 16 million shades of colour. The indicator’s behaviour can also be modified at a later stage, via software, providing maximum flexibility. Find out more: https://www.lemo.com/catalog/ROW/UK_English/HALO_ LED_Intelligent_Active_Connector.pdf www.lemo.com

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STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP WITH FINCANTIERI BOOSTS FPT INDUSTRIAL MARINE APPLICATIONS

FPT Industrial announced a strategic partnership with Fincantieri, one of the most important and largest shipbuilders in the world, during the International WorkBoat Show (IWBS).

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PT Industrial has been chosen by Fincantieri as a preferred partner to supply tailor-made powertrain solutions for its customers: the partnership includes FPT Industrial marine engines and auxiliaries, as well as ground power generators, and is dedicated to the worldwide market of commercial, patrolling and special applications, covering power ranges up to 1,000 hp.

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Thanks to specific FPT Industrial powertrain know-how, Fincantieri can provide comprehensive solutions for installation on its vessels. Fincantieri is a leader in cruise ship design and construction, building all kinds of ships: from naval vessels to offshore units, from special ships and highly complex ferries to mega-yachts.

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“We are proud to become a preferred supplier of Fincantieri: this strategic partnership confirms our leadership in powertrain technology for marine applications” states Massimo Rubatto, FPT Industrial Vice President, Global Sales. “We are always focused on our customers’ needs, developing tailor-made products. Thanks to our advanced solutions, we can provide our customers with the best powertrain configuration for high performance boats in all applications, even the most extreme. For example, we powered the world’s fastest diesel powerboat this year with our Cursor 16 engine, achieving a speed of 277.5 km/h and breaking a Guinness World Record.” To boost its strength in marine applications, FPT Industrial participated in the International WorkBoat Show (IWBS), one of the most renowned maritime industry exhibitions, which took place in New Orleans, USA, in late November 2018. The show attracted around 15,000 members of the commercial maritime industry to network, explore industry trends, and discover new solutions. At the Fincantieri booth (#3015), the C9 650 engine from the Cursor marine lineup was displayed. The C9 650 is derived from a winning engine, that clinched endurance and speed records. It is noted for its premium


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FPT Industrial C90 650 E.

reliability and reduced fuel consumption in the world of fast planning boats and yachts, whilst complying with the most stringent international emission rules. The C9 650 engine is, in fact, capable of delivering maximum power of 650 hp at 2,530 rpm and maximum torque of 2,150 Nm at 1,700 rpm. C9 650 E Specifications - Architecture: 6-cylinder in line - Injection System: Common Rail - Air Handling: Waste gate water cooled turbo + aftercooler - Valves per Cylinder: 4 - Displacement: 8.7 L - Bore x Stroke: 4.6 x 5.3 in (117 x 135 mm) - Pleasure Rated Power: 650 hp @ 2,530 rpm - Light com. Rated power: 550 hp @ 2,530 rpm - Max Torque: 2,150 Nm @ 1,700 rpm - Dry Weight: 2,072 lbs (940 kg) - Dimensions (L, W, H): 50.7 x 32.4 x 37.8 in (1,288x823x961 mm) www.fptindustrial.com MORE INFORMATION 24 | Industry USA | April 2019

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ANTHONY MACHINE AND KENNAMETAL TEAM-UP TO REDUCE SETUP TIMES

Anthony Machine has been using KM throughout the shop for years, so when the time came to equip their new Y-axis lathes from DMG Mori with quick-change tooling, the choice was clear.

Texas job shop reaps the benefits of quick-change toolholders.

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or more than three decades, Kennametal’s KM™ brand of quick-change tooling has been making machine shops more efficient. As thousands of customers will attest, KM provides shorter setup times, greater flexibility, higher levels of machine utilization, and the ability to meet the industry’s increasingly stringent requirements head on.

Kennametal senior sales engineer Mark Davis was there to help, just as he’s been for the past decade. He explained to Anthony that the best way to reduce setup times and maximize the new machines’ potential would be to equip them with Turret Adapted Clamping Units (TACU) and KM quick-change toolholders.

One of these is Anthony Machine Inc. Since 1946, the San Antonio job shop has served a variety of industries, including oil and gas, mining, transportation and power generation. With all that precision machining experience, there’s little this San Antonio job shop can’t handle. However, after the company purchased a pair of NLX 3000 1250 universal turning centers from CNC machine builder DMG Mori—the shop’s first Y-axis, live-tool lathes—Anthony’s manufacturing team was challenged with making the most of that new investment.

“The TACU system supports everything from KM32 up to KM63,” Davis says. “We offer blocks for both static and driven tools, and can tool up lathes from Okuma, Haas, Mazak, Doosan, and of course DMG Mori—pretty much all of the major machine tool builders, with more coming online all the time. This makes it both easy and cost-effective for our customers to equip more than 80 models of CNC turning centers with a fast, flexible and accurate quick-change tool holding system.”According to Anthony Machine manufacturing technologist Daniel Goller, the decision to adopt TACU and KM for the new machines was an easy one. “Over the years, we’ve built a number of KM-equipped custom toolholders for deep boring and other machining operations on our CNC lathes and machining centers, and we use Kennametal? on several of the shop’s manual turret lathes to overcome limitations with available tool positions,” he says. “On more than one occasion, we’ve earned new

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After seeing the benefits of using KM on their new NLX machines, Anthony Machine is planning to expand its use of quick-change tooling to other parts of the shop.

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The speed and repeatability of KM quick-change tooling has made a “striking difference” on many of the jobs at Anthony Machine.

Mohsen Saleh and CNC machinist setter Mark Garland discuss a workpiece produced on one of Anthony Machine’s DMG Mori NLX 3000 1250 universal turning centers.

business because KM was able to achieve tolerances and surface finishes that others couldn’t do with conventional tooling.” Anthony’s operations manager Mohsen Saleh agrees. “The differences are striking,” he says. “Compared to the traditional wedge and screw-style blocks that come standard on most machines, the KM-equipped TACU units are both faster and more accurate. We routinely hold tolerances of 0.0005” (0.013 mm) and I’m told that part size doesn’t change from one clamping to the next. The turret’s less crowded, everything’s easier to get at, and you don’t have the chatter and deflection that you often find with your typical straight shank tools and set-screw type boring bar holders.”

supplier. We’re always competing against smaller, lowercost shops, and in order to continue winning new business in this environment, we have to adopt the latest in advanced tooling and machine tool technology. This is what’s given us the edge, and Kennametal is a big part of it.” www.kennametal.com

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Saleh summarizes Anthony’s recent success with a bit of company perspective. “We bought our first CNC machine in 1986,” he says. “At that time, we were using a well-known competitive brand, and then Kennametal came knocking. What first struck us was their service-oriented attitude. They’ve always been willing to come in and work with us on applications, which together with the quality of their products is why they’ve since become our preferred tooling 24 | Industry USA | April 2019

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CURTISS-WRIGHT ACTUATION GROUP LAUNCHES NEW HIGH FORCE ELECTRIC PRESS ACTUATORS

Curtiss-Wright’s Sensors & Controls Division today announced the release of its newest Exlar® brand electric press actuator, the FTP160. The FTP160 is the second frame size of the high-force electric rodstyle press actuators and is designed exclusively for press applications.

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he Exlar FTP Series actuators allow machine builders to meet ever-increasing performance demands, while minimizing maintenance and downtime. Based on planetary roller screw technology, the FTP Series offers very high force in a very small package.

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With continuous force ratings to 200 kN (45,000  lbf ) pressing, and speeds to 401 mm/sec (15.8 in/sec), and stroke lengths from 150 mm (6 inches) to 900 mm (36 inches), the FTP Series can be applied across a wide range of pressing applications.

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The FTP160 features include: - High capacity planetary roller screws offering up to 15X the life and significantly higher shock load resistance than a comparably sized ball screw. - IP65S (min.) environmental protection. - Idler pulley design greatly simplifies motor installations and belts tensioning / maintenance. - Rigid circular front mounting flanges simplify installations. www.cw-sensorsandcontrols.com www.exlar.com


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COVAL’S LEMCOM MANAGER: VACUUM MANAGEMENT MADE EASY

Especially developed with vacuum handling applications in mind, LEMCOM Manager is a PC software package which allows you, in just a few clicks, to remotely setup and configure LEMCOM vacuum generators as well as run diagnostics.

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acked with numerous functions such as the import/ export of parameters, vacuum-cycle analysis, alarm and operation cycle monitoring, configuration help or even embedded firmware updating, LEMCOM Manager delivers agility, flexibility and availability, to meet the key requirements of the industry of the future.

The LEMCOM series of mini-vacuum pumps, combined with the LEMCOM PC tool, offer the first global solution for vacuum gripping via Industrial Ethernet (PROFINET, EtherNet/IP) and fieldbuses (CANopen). www.coval-inc.com

The application allows all LEMCOM mini pumps to be controlled remotely over the network either by the end user or by COVAL’s technical support teams.

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THE MACHINE TOOLS MANUFACTURER, CINCINNATI VR, HAS CHOSEN COMMANDER ID 300 FOR ITS NEW RANGE OF DRILLS

Pursuing its constant innovation approach aimed at making its machines increasingly ergonomic and automated, Cincinnati VR has chosen to equip its new pillar drill-thread cutter with a new integrated variable speed motor, the Commander ID300 from Leroy-Somer. This drive solution enables adaptation of the spindle rotation speed according to the material being worked, for a better-quality machining result.

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historic client of Leroy-Somer, Cincinnati VR, the renowned drills specialist, is also an established player in machining centre maintenance. Installed on its historic site of Chambost-Allières in the Beaujolais hills, the company has strong development potential for a widely used product: the drill. Thanks to its innovation potential and its dynamism, the company enjoys undeniable success in this extremely competitive sector.

Conscious of the problems of duress linked to the use of conventional machine tools, the company focuses its efforts into research and development to design products that address this issue. In line with this approach, some 10 years previously Cincinnati VR launched its N320 VDA pillar drill with the objective of eliminating repetitive strain injury by relieving the operator of repetitive and stressful gestures. Hence, the downward movement of the spindle is totally controlled by a digital shaft composed of a Leroy-Somer solution (Mb series servo-gearbox controlled by a DIGITAX servo drive) and a GUI for adjusting the movement settings and featuring various user-friendly aids for the operator. Available in several versions, this machine won a number of international awards at major industrial trade fairs. With its brand-new generation P23V CTCE, Cincinnati VR proposes a smart drill that adapts its spindle speed according to the worked material, for both drilling and thread-cutting.

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If needed, the tapping return can be made faster to optimize the cycle time. However, in certain materials that require very finely pitched tapped threads, the tapping return can be executed more slowly, for a better-quality machining result. Covering a range of 80 to 6500 RPM, the spindle is equipped with electronic variation courtesy of the Commander ID300, the latest-generation integrated drive for the IMfinity® motors from Leroy-Somer. A decentralised system, the speed drive assembly offers dynamic high performance and high efficiency.

“These benefits make the Commander ID300 an ideal ‘allin-one’ speed drive solution for our new P23 CTCE range, offering unprecedented ease-of-use and productivity gains.” “We have already delivered several pre-series machines to customers,” adds Guy Vincent, Sales Director, “and the reception they've had would suggest at least as great a level of success as the previous generation.” www.nidecautomation.com

Extremely robust, Commander ID300 guarantees ease of use, implementation and operation. Equipped with advanced features, it offers a wide choice of options and adaptations for maximum flexibility.

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“As well as these advantages, we were first struck by the extreme compactness of the Commander ID300 enabling perfect integration in our new drill,” explains Patrice Rivier, Technical Director at Cincinnati. “We were then won over by its peerless low-speed torque performance, its capacity to manage the on-board PLC programming in compliance with standard IEC 61131-3 motion, the Modbus RTU connection and its compatibility with the main GUI brands.”

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PEPPERL+FUCHS INTRODUCES THE NEXT-GENERATION PURGE AND PRESSURIZATION SYSTEM

Bebco EPS 7500-Series Type Ex pzc/Type Z.

The new Bebco EPS® 7500 Series Ex pzc / Type Z sets new standards for global purge solutions.

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epperl+Fuchs, a world leader in process automation, has introduced an advanced Bebco EPS® purge and pressurization system, designed for Class I or II/Div. 2 and Zone 2/22 locations. This innovative and compact manual or automatic system delivers all the features needed for reliable hazardous location protection within a small, streamlined solution.

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The 7500 series Ex pzc/Type Z purge and pressurization system can be fully automatic or manual and purges a common enclosure of hazardous gas or dust to maintain positive pressure. It effectively reduces the classification within the protected enclosure to a non-hazardous area. The 7500 carries ATEX and IECEx certifications and is UL listed. It operates within an extremely small footprint of only 5.8” x 3.8” x 1.9”.

“The new, compact 7500 series is easy to use, offering absolute reliability and efficiency. When fully automated it provides excellent enclosure protection for electrical equipment like motors, drives, control panels and cabinets, and gas analyzers,” said Kristen Barbour, Marketing Manager. “Whether you need gas or dust protection in the oil and gas, chemical, maritime, or offshore industry – the Bebco EPS 7500 can be used in process industries around the world for applications that previously required heavier and more expensive explosion-proof protection.” The 7500 Series includes intelligent automatic monitoring and control of enclosure pressure with dilution and continuous flow functionality. The system makes automatic adjustments and provides an alarm output for reliable protection. It is designed in marine-grade chromate aluminum – making it rugged enough to withstand the harsh conditions of many process industries. The 7500 uses universal AC/DC power and is available as both a panel mount and external mount. The large touch screen enables quick and easy setup while also providing status LEDs, a bar graph for pressure, and multiple program selections. www.pepperl-fuchs.com

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R200 AND R201

The R100-, R101- and R103- with the new R200- and R201 sensors.

The New Optical Sensors for Longer Operating Distances.

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ith the R200 and R201 designs, the forwardthinking product design of photoelectric sensors from Pepperl+Fuchs enables applications with longer operating distances. Just like the compact R100, R101, and R103 series, both new products consistently offer all photoelectric functional principles in a design that is now larger and suitable for specific mounting situations. Usability is intuitive and identical across all series—and the standardized IO-Link connection via the latest Smart Sensor Profiles also enables convenient and reliable integration of the sensors.

Perfect Usability All series have an intuitive and identical look and feel during parameterization. Quick and easy sensor adjustment is guaranteed by a multiturn potentiometer and a push button, which function as a combined operating element with three LEDs for visualizing the configuration, status, and diagnostics. Across all series the user benefits from standardized usability: The look and feel when parameterizing a thru-beam sensor, a retroreflective sensor, or a diffuse mode sensor for the R100, R101 or R103 series is the same as for the R200 and R201 designs. This also applies to measuring devices with multiple switch points or distance sensors.

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With the R100, R101, and R103 series, as well as the new R200 and R201 sensors, choosing the relevant sensor is easier and users also benefit from maximum flexibility in every application and mounting situation. In terms of their technical features, the new series also include robust DuraBeam laser technology and high-precision Multi Pixel Technology (MPT) for distance measurement. Standardized usability across all series and functional principles plus the IO-Link interface facilitate parameterization of the sensors during commissioning and when there is a change to the functional principle or to another series.

Identical Functional Principles The new R200 and R201 series offer all photoelectric functional principles: thru-beam sensors, retroreflective sensors with a polarization filter or for clear object recognition, energetic diffuse mode sensors, sensors with background suppression and foreground suppression, measuring light barriers with two switch points, and distance sensors.

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PLUG AND PLAY Kennametal makes deep boring easy.

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alk into most any machine shop and there’s a good chance you’ll hear it: the high pitch whine of a deep boring operation, the chatter loud enough to have even the most hard of hearing among us scrambling for a pair of ear plugs. It’s a problem that has plagued machinists since the day lathe inventor Henry Maudslay first chucked up a piece of steel and tried to bore a hole through it, and has only gotten worse as metals have grown tougher and more challenging to machine.

Enter the Vibration-Free Zone Someone who knows all about it is Sam Eichelberger, product engineer for lathe systems engineering and part of the team that developed the internal dampening mechanism. “Perhaps the most important thing to know about the new bar is that it’s plug and play,” he says. “There's no need whatsoever for tuning or adjustments—you simply pull it out of the package, mount it in the turret, and get boring.”

Not anymore. Kennametal’s latest weapon in the war on chatter is one that will have machinists everywhere saying, “I need that.”The new boring system boasts the most effective anti-chatter mechanism ever developed by Kennametal, and also offers an extensive range of indexable heads and shank sizes.

There’s more to the story than making the shop a quieter place to work, however. Eliminating vibration and therefore chatter greatly extends tool life, never mind its positive effect on part surface finish. And when tools last longer, they can be pushed harder, with feed rates, cutting speeds, and depths of cut many industry experts once thought unachievable.

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Eichelberger is one of them. He lists a number of features that not only make the vibration-free boring system the most easy-to-apply bar you’ll ever bore with, but also the most productive. These include a serrated, bolt-on connection at the bar’s business end that securely clamps a variety of styles and sizes of indexable heads. Better yet, the heads themselves have been put on a diet, with a shorter length and lighter weight that provides greater stability, contributing to the bar’s improved performance. They’re also coolant-fed, 24 | Industry USA | April 2019

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NEWS Kennametal’s new vibration-free boring system boasts a number of technological improvements that allows a plug and play operation. An array of interchangeable heads that includes screw-on and lever-style clamping mechanisms in positive and negative rake configurations. Setting the head exactly on centerline is as easy as bringing the angle finder display to zero and locking the bar in place.

to precisely direct a stream of high-pressure coolant where it’s needed most. The result is hassle-free chip control together with maximum cooling in the cutting zone. Most important of all is the internal dampener. Said Eichelberger, “The bars are both vibration and maintenance free. Within the bar there sits a mass that's supported by a pair of elastic supports, inside of which sits a dampening fluid. This mass vibrates at a predetermined frequency during machining, attenuating the natural frequency of the bar around it to suppress vibration. There are no wear components to worry about, nor tuning—as Sam mentioned, you just set it and forget it.” The vibration-free system offers superior performance in boring applications up to 10X diameter deep, Eichelberger explained, much deeper than solid carbide or heavy metal boring bars are capable of. Internal and customer test results show surface finishes as good or in most cases better than competitive “quiet bars”, with significantly more aggressive cutting parameters possible across the board.

Anyone who’s ever struggled to get a boring bar exactly on center will appreciate the fact that setup is extremely easy. “There’s a reference flat on the top of the head that accommodates a visual angle finder,” Eichelberger pointed out. “You just rotate the bar until the indicator reads zero, then clamp it in place.” Considering the higher cost of a such a boring system, they’ll also appreciate the fact that the heads are replaceable in the event of a crash, avoiding damage to the bar itself. And users of Kennametal’s older boring system will find that their new heads fit perfectly with the use of an adaptor. “The portfolio for our Imperial bars ranges from one-inch in diameter up to four inches, while the metric version starts at 25 mm and goes to 100 mm,” Gable said. “There are a variety of interchangeable head styles available as well, everything from screw-on positive rake inserts for fine-finishing needs to negative rake, clamp-style geometries for heavy roughing. The bar’s designed to excel in demanding applications, and that’s exactly what it does.”

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Of course, boring bars are only as good as the method by which they’re clamped in the machine. Kennametal has addressed this critical consideration by supplying machinespecific turret adapters, along with a special split sleeve bushing for maximum rigidity. “That’s the goal of this product,” says Kennametal global product manager John

Gable. “The greatest stability possible and the most effective dampening solution available, period.”

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HERE NORD GROWS AGAIN!

Global gear motor manufacturer celebrates its 40th anniversary in the United States with its sixth expansion in Waunakee, Wis.

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elivering double-digit sales growth for three consecutive years, NORD Gear Corporation is expanding for the sixth time since it built its North American headquarters in Waunakee, Wis. in 1983.

This year, NORD is also celebrating its 40th anniversary in the United States. The global company began U.S. operations in 1979 in nearby Middleton, Wis., sharing a building with Fristam Pumps – a continuing long-time customer. NORD’s newest expansion will add 86,000 square feet of office and manufacturing space. This will help NORD increase the company’s capacity and ensure a continued short lead time delivery. The company currently delivers 22 percent of customer orders same day or next day, and 44 percent within five working days, including custom orders. NORD’s main products include gear boxes, motors and frequency inverters as well as industrial gear units.

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Expanding its U.S. production capabilities, NORD also added a $6.2 million building expansion and new paint line in Wisconsin last year. Torsten Schultz, NORD’s U.S. President, explained, “We continue to grow, so we almost tripled our capacity with our new paint line. On a daily basis, we currently assemble on average 650 gear units and 300 motors.” He added, “We’re also expanding our facility on Charlotte, NC by 15,000 square feet this year.” 24 | Industry USA | April 2019

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Schultz said one of the reasons for NORD’s success is its strong engineering support and customer service. The company employs about two dozen engineers that help customers create solutions for their power transmission challenges. “Our top business growth areas are in the warehouse logistics, airports, food and beverage industry, and the grain industry,” he explained. “So whether customers are designing new baggage handling systems, conveyors for warehouses, or mixing tanks for food processing, NORD offers engineering support.” In Waunakee, NORD employs 325 people. Across the United States, NORD employs nearly 425 people. “With our continuing growth, we’re always looking for talented people to join our team.” He concluded, “Come grow with us. We offer a great work environment for customer service, administrative, sales, technical and production people.” www.nord.com MORE INFORMATION 24 | Industry USA | April 2019

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Industry USA is the English technical magazine for engineers. It presents the latest product and company news for the industrial market.

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Industry USA is the English technical magazine for engineers. It presents the latest product and company news for the industrial market.