Monday, August 31, 2009

Tolomatic SmartActuator

The SmartActuator from Tolomatic is a controller, drive and servo motor integrated into one compact, durable, electric linear actuator. The result: reliable, affordable power that is remarkably easy-to-use.
The ICR rod-style electric SmartActuator Series comes in two motion control packages:
The ICR Basic for simple extend and retract operation and the ICR Plus with indexer programming and network communication capabilities.
Both ICR Basic and Plus electric screw SmartActuators offer:
  • 100% duty cycle for continuous operation
  • 24 Vdc opto-isolated inputs, NPN or PNP
  • Two ball screw selections
  • IP65 option for protection against water and dust ingress
All SmartActuators are built-to-order and shipped in 5 days or less.
Additional information is available here.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Balluff IP69K Washdown Sensors for Food and Beverage

In automated canning processes, it is important to maximize uptime and keep the line running. As shown, the BOS 18M sensor is doing dual duty as a sensor counting product as well as detecting line jams. If the line stops, the controller sees a lack of on-to-off transitions of cans and signals an alarm. This sensor is also used as a trigger to the upstream processes of placing the lid on the top and adding the label to the outside of the can. In between production runs, the IP69K rating of the BOS 18M is ideal for resisting the harsh cleaning solvents commonly used in food facilities. Read more about this application...

New SMC ISE30A Pressure Sensor

Improving upon the ISE30 platform, the new ISE30A (pressure) and ZSE30A (vacuum) digital pressure sensors feature many new options. These high precision, compact sensors are optimal for both machine and panel mounting. The 2-color display transitions from red to green based on process changes. These changes can be monitored as either digital and/or analog outputs.

Product Features
• 10x copy function
• 2 digital outputs
• Expanded pressure and vacuum ranges
• Power-saving function
• Replaceable one-touch fittings
• Unbeatable value