Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Proportional Air Motor Control

Check out these videos taken at the 2012 Pack Expo show.  The first demonstrates proportional control of an air motor using Enfield servo valves.

The second video below demonstrates proportional control of a rack and pinion rotary actuator.

Monday, June 4, 2012

SMC's New LAT3 Miniature Linear Motor Actuator

SMC's new LAT3 series card motors are miniaturized electric actuators incorporating a linear motor, linear guide and a displacement sensor. These units are designed for the following applications:
  • Small working envelope - 9 mm thick, 60 - 90 mm long, 50 mm wide 
  • Low pushing force  - maximum pushing force of 6 N
  • High accuracy - repeatability ± 5µm
  • Measurement - ± 10µm pushing measurement accuracy (with an example load mass of 100 g, and stroke of 5mm)
  • High Duty Cycle - Up to 500 cycles per minute.
The unit is very easy to program.  Enter the position, move time, and the load mass and the controller will automatically calculate the speed, acceleration, and deceleration necessary to make the move.

For additional information see the PDF catalog at this link:  SMC LAT3 PDF Catalog

If you need application assistance or would like a demonstration of the unit please contact Scott Equipment.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Enfield in Toroidal Engine Concept

The video below shows Enfield LS series high performance servo valves being used in a toroidal engine.  Response time and performance are critical in this application.  The valves used are Enfield LS-V15c valves.  Complete information on the LS line of valves can be found here:  http://enfieldtech.com/products/valves/

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

No-Drip, Quick Disconnect Fluid Coupler for Use in Electronic Equipment

SMC's new KKA couplers are designed to quickly connect/disconnect equipment to a liquid coolant supply.  The KKA couplers are ideal for server farms where centralized cooling systems must be connected to multiple servers that need to be easily disconnected for maintenance.

These modules feature:
  • No-Drip Design* with integral check valve on both the plug and socket.
  • Minimal pressure drop through the coupling
  • Compact design, lightweight, and grease free
  • Smooth and easy connect/disconnect - easily done with a single hand
  • Minimal aeration at each connection
  • Operates reliably when subjected to shock and vibration
  • Designed specifically to withstand water hammer effects - handles 1,450 psi burst pressure

If you would like a sample, or application assistance please Contact Us.

*Incredibly low dripping upon connect and disconnect (as low as 0.02 cubic cm) see this link for more information on dripping characteristics by size.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

SMC is Expanding

SMC Corporation of America has announced a new $19 million dollar, 600,000 square foot expansion to their North American corporate headquarters located at 10100 SMC Blvd. in Noblesville, Indiana.  The current facility is 900,000 square feet and after the expansion it will be 1.5 million square feet.

The expansion will be constructed on both the east and west sides of the building.  The space will be used for production space and warehouse space.  As part of the construction SMC has said they plan on adding 163 new jobs by 2017.

Construction is expected to begin in May of 2012 and by completed by September 2012.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Static Problems?

Static can be a problem in many manufacturing processes.  Scott Equipment offers many solutions from SMC that will eliminate your static problems.

IZS31 Bar Ionizer

This ionizer is suitable tor greater mounting distances from the work piece, and for discharging wider materials, The curtain of ionized air, working together with a feedback sensor, can reduce static by 90% in as little as 0.3 seconds!
  • Bar lengths range from 300 to 2300mm
  • Easy electrode maintenance
  • Adjustable ion discharge frequency for various work piece travel speeds
  • 7-stage LED display indicates work piece voltage polarity
  • Electrode, sensor and voltage alarms

IZF10 Fan Ionizer
Achieve static electricity discharge without attaching to an air supply.  A freestanding fan and four electrodes combine to achieve a +/-13V ion balance within 1.5 seconds.
  • 3 LEDs indicate power, abnormal voltage and required electrode maintenance
  • Fine adjustment of ion balance
  • 400mm x 800mm treatment area
  • Small form factor enables mounting in enclosures and tight spaces

IZN10 Nozzle Ionizer
The nozzle style is ideal for focused static electricity elimination at short and medium ranges.  The blowing air also clears unwanted dust contamination from the target.  Ion balance is +/-10~15V in 1 to 5 seconds.

  • High flow and energy saving options
  • DIN rail, pivot and L-bracket mounting options
  • 4 LED status indicators
  • Electrode cartridge maintenance without dismounting the body
  • 50mm x 50mm treatment area

Related Products
  • Electrode Needle Cleaning Kit - IZA30-M2
  • Electrostatic Sensor Monitor IZE11 
  • Handheld Electrostatic Meter - IZH10 - Easy-to-use handheld static meter
  • Electrostatic Sensor IZD10 - Detects the electrostatic potential and outputs that value in a 1 to 5 v analog signal
IZH10 - Handheld Electrostatic Meter
IZD10 - Electrostatic Sensor
IZE11 - Electrostatic Sensor Monitor

For additional information contact Scott Equipment Company