2020

MARKETPLACE

ROBOT ATTACHMENT

Solution for picking, packing and palletizing

There’s a new smart robot mounting attachment that can be used for picking, packing and palletizing applications—especially in the food and beverage, and pharmaceutical industries.

The Leoni B-Flex P3 can be attached to a smart robot with easy to install, flexible holders. It is the second product Leoni has launched in this product family. The Leoni B-Flex Cobot, unveiled two years ago, is a similar product specifically designed for collaborative robots.

The new attachment consists of two parts: the hook-and-loop strap and the flexible round or flat holder. The hook-and-loop strap is threaded into the matching insertion slots on the holder for installation on the robot. The holders are positioned in the chosen location on the robot and the dress pack is inserted between the hook-and-loop strap and the holder.

 www.leoni.com/en | +49 911 2023-0


METROLOGY

Increased speed, reduced cycle time

Mahr Inc. has added the MarSurf GD series to its product line for roughness measurements to its new line of surface measuring instruments.

These measuring stations reach new levels of speed, flexibility and intelligent ease of use, allowing users to improve the manufacturing quality of workpieces with faster throughput and higher accuracy for the broadest range of applications. 

The drive units of the MarSurf GD series move the probe with positioning speeds of up to 200 mm/s, making the systems up to 40 times faster than predecessors. All z-axis columns on the measuring stands of the MarSurf GD series are fully CNC-capable with fast positioning speeds of 50 mm/s, which is up to five times faster than standard Z-axes on the market today.

The MarSurf GD series also offers the ultimate flexibility with available sizes of 140 mm and an industry-first 280 mm. 

www.mahr.com | 401-784-3100


MEASUREMENT

Faster results, higher accuracy

The first fully automated three-axis video measurement system has been released by Vision Engineering.

The LVC400 is ideal for measuring large components or multiple small components quickly, easily and accurately. The system also offers faster measurement and high accuracy levels. The LVC400 features large measuring capacity and fully automated movement in all three axes, making component measurement faster.

The manufacturer predicts that the video measurement system will be used when customers require the measurement of large components in applications such as precision machining, casting, plastic moldings, electronics and PCB inspection.

Vision Engineering said that LVC400 is ideal when customers require measurement automation, including palletizing of smaller components, faster automated measurement of large components and automated measurement of components that require change of magnification.

www.visioneng.com | +44 (0) 1483 248300


3-D IMAGERY

Special headsets, glasses not needed

Vision Engineering Ltd. has unveiled new digital 3-D stereoscopic display technology.

Specifically, Vision Engineering’s Deep Reality Viewer (DRV) creates stereo high definition 3-D images without needing to use a monitor or requiring operators to wear headsets or specialist glasses. Images “float” in front of a mirror. The DRV-Z1 (Zoom model 1) incorporates a microscope and is the first device of its class to be launched by Vision Engineering.

DRV-Z1 is designed to advance the quality control and production processes by enabling operators to view magnified subjects in 3-D in great detail without additional viewing apparatus.

www.visioneng.com | +44 (0) 1483 248300


ENCODERS

Better results with new scanning technology

A new linear encoder for production and inspection machines in the semiconductor industry has hit the market.

The LIKgo, developed by Numerik Jena, is compact and easy to install with large mounting tolerances because of a new scanning technology that has improved signal quality.

The signals now can be produced free of offset errors and phase errors. The measuring standard is a Singleflex steel scale tape with a width of 8 mm and a grating period of 20 μm. The interpolation and processing of the signals takes place inside the scanning head, eliminating the need for additional electronics in the connector. Measuring steps—down to 78.125 nm—are possible.

www.heidenhain.us | 847-490-1191


FILTERS

Quick connect terminals

Schurter Inc. has released a new family of EMI filters for one-phase systems. Called the FMAB HV series, the new filter can be used for applications requiring AC voltages up to 277 V, such as one phase of the three-phase 480/277 VAC wye system, typically used for lighting applications.

The filter also is rated for 400 VDC, a power infrastructure increasingly common in data centers and equipment therein, according to IEC 60950.

The FMAB HV offers a current range from 1 A to 20 A at 277 VAC/277 VDC according to IEC standards, and 277 VAC and 400 VDC according to UL/CSA standards. It has ENEC and cURus approval.

The filters are available with quick connect terminals 6.3 x 0.8 mm and are screw-mounted to the chassis. Temperature range is from -40° C to 100° C. Versions with built-in varistor for effective overvoltage protection are available on request.

www.schurter.com | 707-636-3003


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