Tuesday, July 14, 2015

New from SMC - Vacuum Pad with built on Ejector Series ZHP

SMC's new ZHP series vacuum pad with ejector saves space and reduces piping labor.  The two-stage ejector features a 50% increase in flow (over single stage ejectors) and a reduction in air consumption by 30%.

Other features:
  • One-touch fitting connection (4mm, 6mm, 5/32", 1/4")
  • Strainer
  • Built in silencer
  • Port for vacuum release, pressure sensor or daisy-chain piping
For additional information:
Contact Scott Equipment

Catalog Link

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

New Whitepaper: Introduction to accuracy and repeatability in linear motion systems


How accurate is an actuator?

The answer to this question is more than a number. Accuracy and repeatability are two important specifications of a linear motion platform. Though they are related, accuracy and repeatability in linear motion systems are not the same thing. The motor, drive and actuator itself all influence these specifications. Sometimes, repeatability is more important than overall accuracy. The relative importance of the two depends on a thorough understanding of your application.

To learn how accuracy and repeatability affect a rodless actuator platform, download the Tolomatic white paper.

Friday, May 29, 2015

New Hazardous Location Magnetic Proximity Sensor - 7HL

New from Canfield Connector - Hazardous Location Magnetic Proximity Sensor
This 7HL rugged magnetic proximity sensor is designed to sense actuator position in stringent, hazardous location applications. The switch features a robust, epoxy-filled, aircraft aluminum body, and has a vibration and shock resistant, electronic circuit. The 7HL is an expansion of the popular Series 7000 "floating" clamp design and will clamp on 2 to 8 inch bore NFPA tie rod linear actuators.

Canfield Magnetic Sensors are available in either reed or electronic sensing styles, the sensors are fully encapsulated for IP 67 service.

Additional Information:

Catalog Link: 7HL Catalog Page

Installation Guide: 7HL Installation Guide

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

SMC's New Modular Style FRL Combination - AC-B Series

SMC's new Modular AC-B Series is an addition to the popular AC-A series of air preparation, filter regulator lubricator (FRL) units.  The AC-B series varies from the AC-A series in a couple of ways.  It has an increased set pressure range of 125 psi.  Additionally, the handle dimensions on the regulators and integral filter/regulators are interchangeable with the old AC series.  Embedded gauge options are also available in the AC-B version but not in the AC-A.

Feature Overview:

  • Mounting interchangeable with existing model
  • Better visibility and safety from the Double Layer Polycarbonate bowl
  • Easy maintenance and installation with the new spacer
  • 7 to 125 PSI set pressure range





Better Environmental Resistance

The inner bowl is protected by a transparent polycarbonate bowl guard for complete protection without the need for viewing windows.  Even when the unit is exposed to chemicals or oil, the inner pressure retaining bowl does not come in contact with the external contaminants.

Selection of Pressure Displays

Modular Connection

SMC AC-B and AC-A units are available from stock in all configurations.  Contact Scott Equipment  and we will be glad to assist you with any FRL configuration your application requires.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

New F-Guides from LinMot

LinMot USA F-Guides are available in single axis, with optional z-axis, and in gantry configurations as shown above.  The F-Guides use LinMot's linear motors to deliver high speed and accurate positioning.
F-Guide Advantages:
  • Uses an industry standard high speed bearing and rail system.
  • Increased actuator stiffness and smoother operation
  • Stroke lengths from 5.5" to 74.7"
  • Guides are shipped from stock 2-3 week delivery.
  • Repeatability without an external sensor +/- 0.002 in
  • Repeatability with an external sensor +/- 0.0004 in
  • Uses LinMot's linear motors with an expected operating life on the motor of up to 2 billion cycles when properly applied**

  • Synchronous Insertion or Cutting
  • Product Sorting
  • Product Rejection
  • Product Assembly
  • Product Repositioning including Rotation
  • Container / Bottle Capping
  • Conveyor Diverting / Positioning
  • Label Positioning - Application
  • Camera - Lighting Positioning
  • Pad Printing
  • Sealer Positioning and Control
For additional information including detailed information visit LinMot-usa.com.  Detailed information can be found in the LinMot F01-37S Guide.

If you have a specific application, would like to see a demo, need sizing assistance please contact Scott Equipment.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Easily Integrate Tolomatic's ACS Servo and Stepper Drive into Studio 5000 Logix Designer



Easily integrate the Tolomatic ACS Servo and ACS Stepper drive into Studio 5000 Logix Designer with Add-On Instructions.




The addition of Add-On Instructions use for Rockwell’s Studio Logix 5000 Designer creates simple, quick to program functionality to the ACS Servo and ACS Stepper drive.  The pre-configured Add-On Instructions allow for the full functionality of the drive including move types, homing, output control and more. 
Tolomatic also offers complete documentation and how to instructions for importing the Add-On Instructions into the Studio Logix 5000 Designer software suite as well as a variety of sample programs.




This documentation along with Tolomatic's industry leading technical support ensures that the ACS drive is the shortest point between A and B to commissioning your project.



ODVA Conformant

Link to ODVA website



Add-On Instructions Tech Note

Add-On Instructions Download

EtherNet/IP Example Program


EtherNet/IP Programmer's Guide

ACS Servo Hardware & Installation Guide

ACS Stepper Hardware & Installation Guide


SMC Catalog announcement for Compact Thermo-Chiller, Series HRS

A new catalog has been released for SMC Compact Thermo-Chiller, Series HRS

-A lightweight circulating fluid temperature controller that is easy to operate.

-Available in 6 cooling capacities from 1300 to 5900W -UL standard certification -Can maintain a temperature from 5 to 40 Celsius +/-0.1 Celsius -Refrigeration circuit can be cooled by air or facility water -Includes heating function using compressor discharge gas -Displays temperatures, pressures, and operating times -Conducts self-diagnosis with 35 types of alarm codes



Catalog Link: http://content2.smcetech.com/pdf/North_American_Catalog/SMC-NAS40-55F-HRS.PDF


Friday, March 20, 2015

LinMot's Direct Drive Linear and Rotary Motor Featured in Design World Magazine

LinMot's linear-rotary motor family PR01 was featured in the March 2015 issue of DesignWorld

The PR01 family combines independent electric linear and rotary motion in one compact unit. For complex tasks such as closing bottles, threading, carton closing, and pick and place controlled linear and rotary motions are needed.  Traditionally this has been done with mechanical solutions.  Mechanical solutions lack the flexibility and control needed in automation today.

Using LinMot's PR01 family you have the flexibility to control torque, number of turns, stroke and linear force. 

Force:  up to 1024 N
Peak Torque:  7.5 Nm
Max Speed:  2,000 rpm