AMETEK Advanced Motion Solutions Booth #1056
At the Automate Show in Chicago Dunkermotoren presents smart motors with integrated sensor technology, controller and Profinet as the new additional Ethernet interface for the first time.
At the Automate Show in Chicago AMETEK presents brushless blowers with programmable smart controllers and brushless technology to last as long as your system.
AZCO Corp. Booth #2556
For absorbent pads and tray liners
AZCO Corp. manufacturers reliable and simple to use inserting machines that can automatically feed, cut, and dispense materials like absorbent pads, tray liners, coupons, and instruction sheets.
The ACU-SERT™ CI-250 inserter is a self-contained, rotary cut-to-length unit that can be easily positioned anywhere on your production line. Its flexible design automatically feeds rolls of material up to 250 mm/ 9 inches wide. The roll of material is mounted on a separate unwind stand, and the outfeed rollers can be adjusted from horizontal to a 45° angle downward for accurate and effective product insertion.
The use of material in roll form will save approximately 20% on the cost of the material compared to pre-cut sheets. Utilizing rolls also reduces labor costs and eliminates operator error. One roll can hold over 30,000 insertions, and there is no need to continuously load a magazine, as is done with pre-cut sheets. Additional benefits include precision accuracy, high productivity of up to 300 inserts per minute, and easy setup from a color touchscreen.
AZCO Corp. has specialized in the feeding and cutting of flexible materials for over 30 years, focusing on giving customers the benefit of targeted expertise, skills and resources, along with proven units and modules best suited for each type of operation. AZCO Corp. will provide the most efficient and cost effective solution for you.
Cut to Length Units
Stand-alone or In-line, Easy to Use
Just bolt it on! Easy to use, simply enter the length and quantity on the color touch screen and the units automatically feed and cut the material to length. Bolt it in to a new machine, or add the module to an existing line to provide cut material on demand. To integrate with other equipment, provide a one shot signal to trigger the cycle start. An end-of-cycle signal is provided once the cycle is completed. Capable of handling a wide variety of flexible materials and delivering a finished product to your specifications. Use of material in roll form reduces your cost, labor and operator error.
We can support each of these cut-to-length units around the world with our remote access. Each unit is built with a USB port which is directly connected to the controls. The unit can be connected to an internet interface utilizing a USB cable, allowing tech support anywhere in the world. Support for resetting the unit, getting remote training, and even complete software upgrades are available.
AZCO Corp. is an ISO 9001:2008 certified company with 30 years of experience developing solutions for a wide range of feeding and cutting applications. They offer cutting edge, field proven systems and components that are easily adapted to meet the needs of the most complex applications. AZCO Corp. will provide the most efficient and cost effective solution for you.
Compact, High Speed Knife Assembly
AZCO Corp. introduces the latest technology in a modular guillotine cutter - just bolt it on! Ideal for new equipment, upgrading a line, or replacing a knife that is not reliable. The AZCO SMARTKNIFE™ has taken the proven design of the popular AZCO SUR-CUT knife assembly and maximized its efficiency.
The SMARTKNIFE™ features easy installation and quiet operation. Unlike traditional knife assemblies, the SMARTKNIFE™ has taken all the essentials of a knife assembly and integrated them into a compact package. All that is needed is an air supply and a signal.
The SMARTKNIFE™ is pneumatically-operated with a self-contained air cylinder/manifold/solenoid. It is no longer necessary to spend the time or labor to install air lines, fittings, or sensors to control the knife position. The SMARTKNIFE™ is equipped with an embedded microprocessor and a complete control package which allows the knife to achieve higher speeds than the standard guillotine knife. With cycle rates exceeding 400 cuts per minute, this unit is bridging the gap between a conventional guillotine and a rotary knife assembly. Its compact size and low prices offer great flexibility over a rotary knife solution.
AZCO Corp. is an ISO 9001:2008 certified company with 30 years of experience developing solutions for a wide range of feeding and cutting applications. They offer cutting edge, field proven systems and components that are easily adapted to meet the needs of the most complex applications. AZCO Corp. will provide the most efficient and cost effective solution for you.
Comau LLC Booth #1650
Comau has developed a unique technical solution in the field of collaborative robots, called AURA (Advanced Use Robotic Arm). The concept behind AURA is that any standard industrial robot can potentially be transformed into a collaborative robot thanks to the combination of 6 different technologies: Foam skin, Contact sensor integrated in the skin, Non- contact sensor integrated in the skin, Wrist force sensor, Manual Guidance and a Laser Scanner.
The two main competitive advantages of AURA are:
- Collision prevention thanks to no contact sensor integrated in the skin
- Possibility to use the same robot in a Collaborative or Not Collaborative behavior, with many advantages in term of cycle time and flexibility
Comau’s 4-axis SCARA robot, the Rebel-S, has 5 different variations with a payload of 6kg and 3 different reaches: 450, 600 and 750mm. All three versions can be floor or wall mounted, with the 600 and 750mm configurable for ceiling mounting. All models are controlled by the R1C 19" rack-mounted controller, which can be integrated into a single cabinet to control an entire line. Like the others in Comau’s small robot family, the Rebel-S offers flexible solutions in a strategy aimed at expanding the integrated range of robots.
Comau’s entire small robot family offers a reduced layout and footprint, full integration between all robots in a single line employing cutting edge control technology and integrated Powerlink communications. Racer5 is controlled by the R1C 19" rack-mounted controller, which can be integrated into a single cabinet to control an entire line. The robots are also available in the openROBOTICS version where the robot is directly integrated into the existing machine/line automation controlled by B&R technologies. Racer5-0.63 features a reach of 630mm and payload of 5kg. Racer5-0.80 is also rated for a payload of 5kg, but has an extended reach of 809mm. The sectors and applications for which they are suited include handling, assembly and pick&place.
Concept Systems Inc. Booth #2600a
Collision Avoidance Module
As robot automation grows, the increased complexity of choreographing multiple independently moving units leaves your operations vulnerable to costly and damaging collisions.
Collision Avoidance from Concept Systems is a revolutionary new software platform that guards expensive parts such as empennages and wings from impacts with moving robots, man lifts, and crane stackers.
Using the latest in 3D vision, our platform arms your team with real-time data and alarm systems in a graphic, user-friendly interface. Collision Avoidance provides the extra layer of protection you need to manage risk and prevent costly mistakes.
Wave7, a powerful solution designed to eliminate downtime and boost production. Introducing a cost effective, simple to install solution for remotely monitoring your industrial equipment assets. Wave7 provides powerful, zero-infrastructure condition monitoring at a low-cost entry point. Start monitoring one location or thousands worldwide more effectively, and see the effect on your bottom line.
Wave7 provides actionable data at your fingertips. Applications are designed to address downtime visibility, uptime, and output metrics – providing users with the tools to make informed, real-time decisions.
Dynamically offset path programs based on part orientation, identify parts in motion for specific handling, unique fixture recognition – welcome to Scan2Path. We developed an innovative software platform designed to provide your robots with the flexibility to adapt to changing variables in manufacturing environments. Reduce costs, improve efficiency, increase profits.
Delta Products Corporation Booth #1662
ASDA-A2 Series – Advanced Servo Drive
To meet the demanding requirements of stand-alone or distributed motion control applications in industrial automation and satisfy the needs of high-precision positioning control requested by machine designers and system integrators, Delta introduces the high performance motion control ASDA-A2 series servo motors and servo drives. Wide range from 100W to 7.5kW, the A2 series is the intelligent networked servo drive model capable of solving common indexing, camming, and line shafting type applications. Powerful & unique built-in motion macros offer a simplified architecture which removes the need for an external PLC. These functions can be activated and sequenced with free wizard based configuration software that utilizes a stand-alone programming environment. Network accessibility empowers the distributed motion functions on the industry’s leading industrial communication protocols such as recently certified EtherCAT, RS-485 modbus, CANopen, and EtherNet/IP (via gateway). Advanced Servo Drive features include: SIL2/CAT3/PLd rated STO Safe-Torque-Off (E series), eCAM, 300% overload performance, Auto-tunning with analysis tools, Auto Notch Filtering, and AutoID motor commissioning to name a few.
The ASDA-A2 series drive is the ideal, high performance and cost effective solution for all motion applications such as CNC cutting, Packaging, Bottling and Filling, Labeling, Pipe Bending, Printing, and many more. Find out now how the ASDA-A2 is the right solution for your Servo Motion needs.
MH300/MS300 Series Compact Micro Drive
The MH300/MS300 Series high performance standard compact AC Motor Drive is well suited for Micro VFD applications up to 30 horsepower and serves as a compliment to the VFD-C2000 General Purpose drive. It provides clear performance, size, feature, and cost advantages over similar systems on the market. Delta leveraged its competency and position as the world’s largest power supply manufacturer, and developed competitive power electronics technology to achieve the smallest physical size in the market for Micro VFDs. This next generation drive includes key features suitable for Material Handling and Conveying applications – built-in PLC, Safe-Torque-Off, high speed up to 2,000 hz, and energy savings modes for stand-alone machinery; and network expansion to EtherNet/IP, Profibus, DeviceNet, ModbusTCP, and EtherCAT for larger architecture machines. The MH300 includes an additional expansion slot for more I/O, pulse input and encoder feedback modules.
This drive series was designed to improve user friendliness. All the parameters match the VFD-C2000 General Purpose series AC Drives making the entire line of AC Drive products easily scalable from fractional HP to over 800 HP. Several other time saving features include keypad jog-wheel (MH Series), spring terminal I/O, and application based parameter grouping.
AS300 Series Compact Modular Mid-range PLC
The AS300 Series Compact Modular Mid-range PLC is a high performance multi-purpose controller designed for all kinds of automated equipment. It features Delta's self-developed 32-bit SoC CPUs for enhanced execution speed (40k steps / ms) and supports up to 32 extension modules or up to 1,024 inputs and outputs. The AS300 Series PLC provides accurate positioning control for up 6 axes via pulse control at 200 kHz or via differential control at 4 MHz. It can also control up to 8 of Delta’s A2 servos using CANopen for additional accurate position control. It is widely used in diverse automated equipment such as electronics manufacturing, labeling, food packaging, and textile machines.
The AS300 Series Controller is equipped with CANopen and EtherNet/IP scanner network communication for high-speed data transmission. The professional yet simple editing software ISPSoft delivers quick hardware and network configuration with built-in function blocks for different industries. It also provides multi-layer password protection for enhanced system security.
The AS Series adopts a rackless design and patented DIN rail clips for fast vertical module installation. The simple shape and dark gray exterior of the AS series help resist stains and dirt in harsh industrial environments.
Dorner Mfg. Corp. Booth #1059
3200 Series Conveyors with Intralox Activated Roller Belt™ (ARB) Technology
Dorner’s 3200 Series Conveyors ARB Technology offers a low maintenance solution for merging, diverting and aligning of product. ARB Technology uses low and high friction angled rollers within the belt to help smoothly guide and align items of all sizes. This conveyor technology minimizes floor space, while increasing system reliability and eliminating costly system controls. They also provide a safer work environment by encasing moving parts.
The conveyors have the flexibility to handle multiple product sizes without the need for changeover and can handle products as small as 6” x 6”. Optional accessories are available including powered transfers, support stands and guiding options.
2200 Series SmartFlex Pallet Systems
Dorner’s SmartFlex Pallet Systems are flexible chain conveyors and pallets for product routing, control and inspection. The system provides accurate positioning in a variety of assembly automation industries including automotive, medical, electronics, health and beauty, life sciences and more! With a variety of innovative pallet handling modules that are each sold as independent kits, SmartFlex pallet systems provide complete flexibility in design and layout.
Precision Move Pallet Systems
The highly advanced Precision Move Pallet System for assembly automation is ideal for increasing efficiency, generation, and precision of pallet traffic. Additionally, it reduces downtime costs that could disrupt production.
- Medium to large sized part movement
- Product routing and control
- Product inspection
- Assembly automation
Dynatect Manufacturing, Inc. Booth #1069
Gortite® VF Automated Machine Safety Door
Dynatect’s new Gortite® VF Automated Machine Safety Door was designed for safe machine access and maximizing production time in automated manufacturing. This high-speed door responds to the automation industry’s need for rapid machine guarding doors to keep hazardous processes like robotic welding separate from people, equipment, and materials. The VF Door was designed to support 3-week lead times, 1-hour field installation, multiple t-slot mounting surfaces, and long-life non-contact sensors. These attributes were all included in response to OEM machine builders and robotic integrators who desired features they weren’t seeing in existing offerings. Conforming to OSHA guardrail requirements, the door’s fabric curtain is retained in columns to minimize risk of falling through the closed door. The door comes standard with proximity switches that sense the end-travel for the door. Providing a physical and visible barrier, the door can be positioned closer to hazardous machines versus standalone light curtains. The result supports the trend toward a smaller work area footprint. The new Gortite® VF Door is manufactured in New Berlin, Wisconsin and supported nationwide through a network of over 60 technical field sales representatives who can be found on the Dynatect website.
JANUS Protective Machine Door Actuators
Janus protective door drives allow safe, efficient, and cost-effective automation of machine doors. JANUS is a complete end-to-end solution consisting of a maintenance-free and gearless direct drive motor, a compact controller, and user-friendly auto-tuning software. Setup is quick and straight forward and its self-monitoring technology allows for long term worry-free operation. In addition to a simplified system, JANUS provides reliable safety in accordance with European guidelines. It implements safe force and speed limits for horizontal doors with weights up to 750kg. JANUS automatically reacts to obstacles and prevents damage and injury by immediately changing direction. Dynatect is the exclusive North American supplier of JANUS protective machine door actuators by SERVAX.
Nylatrac® Plastic Cable & Hose Carriers
Dynatect’s Nylatrac® line of plastic cable carriers offer the choice of either standard and modular design options to respond to both typical applications and specialty applications requiring technical support. Nylatrac carriers are ideal for high-speed and long-travel applications. The standard Nylatrac series consists of clean, lightweight snap-together links that are accessible through hinged crossbars for easy installation and maintenance. The modular Nylatrac series allows for more customization while utilizing a diverse array of standard add-on components and multiple crossbar options. For protection against chips and debris, enclosed link options are offered, including plastic or aluminum armor plates available on modular Nylatrac carriers. Dynatect provides cable management solutions for leading robotics and automation suppliers. Dynatect cable and hose carriers have been used successfully in a wide range of applications requiring dynamic motion in diverse industries, including machine tool, medical, transportation, construction, agriculture and automation. A philosophy of creating custom solutions from standard, modular components, manufactured in a lean environment results in innovative solutions, delivered quickly, correctly, and cost effectively.
Elmo Motion Control Booth #1269
At just 18 grams and less than 13 cm3, Gold Twitter is the world’s smallest, most powerful and advanced servo drive. It is capable of delivering over 5000W of power with ultra-high current up to 80A/80V. Gold Twitter possesses the most advanced servo capabilities in the market, while fully supporting EtherCAT and CANopen field-bus communication standards. Gold Twitter is compliant with international safety, EMC standards, and STO certification (TÜV).
The Gold Twitter is an excellent solution for space-limited robotic applications requiring top servo performance. Its minute size allows it to be ‘Mounted Anywhere’, within robotic joints, in close proximity to the motor, or on a moving axis. This also contributes to reduced hardware, cabling, and labor. The Gold Twitter can drive any servo motor and operates in current, velocity, and advanced position modes. It supports virtually any type feedback device in single or dual loop. Easily configured and tuned using Elmo’s advanced Application Studio (EASII), the drive can operate as a single-axis control solution or as part of a multi-axis control system in a distributed configuration real-time network.
The Gold Solo Twitter contains a smart miniature interface board for quick & easy setup, all while maintain that same twitter compactness.
The Platinum Maestro is an advanced multi-axis EtherCAT motion controller. It is a high performance motion master with extremely efficient networking capabilities, ideal for applications where motion really matters. The Platinum allows users to attain simple and rapid machine development process, stable throughput, lasting reliability, and high competitiveness. The Platinum Maestro can reach cycle times down to 100us with 8 axes, and 250µs with 32 axes over real time deterministic EtherCAT networking.
‘Software in the Loop’ (SIL) allows for user code to be implemented into the P-MAS and run in real time. The Platinum is an ideal controller for robotic applications, top precision inspection machines, or any other high performance multi-axis technologies. The Platinum Maestro contains all the great features and capabilities customers rely on with the Gold Maestro, and is fully compatible with all the API’s as well as the EASII software. The Elmo Motion Blocks Library (EMBL) works seamlessly with the Platinum Maestro, allowing for effortless system configuration by minimizing the need for intensive motion related programming. Enhanced IEC programming and visualization support is also available, along with additional features such as onboard I/O support, enhanced field bus support, and HDMI connectivity.
The Gold-Drum digital drives are Elmo’s ultra-high power, extremely resilient, DC powered servo drives. They are designed to deliver the highest density of power and intelligence built with ruggedness in mind. The Gold Drum 550 is a super high current drive in an ultra-compact package, that can deliver up to 550A (cont.) while operating from a DC bus of 10VDC- 95VDC .
The high voltage version, Gold Drum HV, can deliver up to 900V (100A). All Gold-Drum versions (including the new 360A version) are designed with advanced EtherCAT and CANOpen networking capabilities, and can support any feedback in a single or dual loop configuration. Gold-Drum drives are ideal servo solutions for unmanned systems, AGVs, mobile robotics, antennas, turrets, and turbines.
FANUC America Corporation Booth #1625
In manufacturing, reliability means everything, especially when your operators work in the same space as your robot. Our collaborative robots are designed with FANUC’s world-renowned reliability, plus they are easy to learn and use for any experience level.
FANUC’s suite of collaborative robots include the new CR-7iA, CR-7iA/L, and CR-4iA models with a 550-911mm reach and 4-7kg payload. They are ideal for small part sorting and assembly, inspection, machine tending and part delivery.
The larger CR-35iA collaborative robot features a 1813mm reach and 35kg payload. It can work alongside human operators in a variety of applications including machine tending, handling heavy payloads that require lift assist devices or custom equipment, higher payload mechanical assembly, palletizing or packing, and tote/carton handling.
FANUC’s collaborative robots are green to distinguish them from the standard yellow FANUC robots, and are equipped with highly-sensitive contact detection allowing them to share workstations with people. The combination of highly skilled employees and collaborative robots is your key to higher productivity. In addition, eliminating the need for expensive industrial safety barriers provides a significant cost savings. Stop by our booth at Automate (1625) to learn more, and schedule an audit of your automation needs.
Now more than ever, manufacturers use automation to maximize their productivity. That’s why high-paying careers in advanced automation are in demand today. FANUC America’s Certified Education (CERT) program provides educators a STEM-based curriculum centered on robotics and automation training aligned to industry and national certifications to prepare students for high-tech careers in advanced manufacturing.
FANUC’s education training is available at the High School, Community College and University level as part of their STEM curriculums. We are an authorized provider of Continuing Education Units, and all FANUC educational programs meet the national ANSI/IACET standards.
With over 3.6 million CNCs, 17 million servo motors and 450,000 robots installed worldwide, FANUC is the most common platform in manufacturing for both CNC systems and robots. When students enter the workforce, chances are they will be working on a FANUC product. Students trained on FANUC equipment will be better prepared to hit the ground running and be productive from the start. Stop by our booth at Automate (1625) to learn more, and schedule an audit of your automation needs.
FANUC is the global leader in automation for manufacturing, providing CNC systems, robotics and factory automation for the aerospace, automotive, medical, and metal fabrication industries to name a few. Our innovative technologies and proven expertise help manufacturers maximize productivity, reliability and profitability. We are committed to “Service First”, which means that customer service is our highest priority. That commitment includes lifetime maintenance for all FANUC products throughout their production life.
Our extensive line of standard and collaborative robots work in a variety of applications including assembly, material removal, material handling (machine tending, picking, packing and palletizing), painting, dispensing and welding. FANUC robots are also equipped with intelligence, including simulation packages, application software, and integrated vision products.
FANUC's ROBODRILL machining centers provide compact milling, tapping and drilling with unrivaled quality and precision. Our machines are robust and reliable, offering application versatility from prototypes to entire production runs - and feature the shortest cycle times for most milling and drilling tasks.
At Automate, FANUC will demonstrate CNC, robotic and factory automation technologies designed to help customers solve manufacturing challenges, increase efficiencies, overcome the skills gap, and stay competitive. Stop by our booth (1625) to learn more, and schedule an audit of your automation needs.
Güdel, Inc. Booth #359 & 1455
Güdel offers standard TrackMotion Floor (TMF) and TrackMotion Overhead (TMO) modules in multiple sizes to accommodate every robot brand and a wide range of robot models. These TrackMotion modules are available in lengths from 3 meters up to 100 meters and are designed for flexibility of use today and in the future. Built with Güdel’s components, including our proprietary roller cartridge system, these TrackMotion modules are highly reliable and allow for ease of maintenance.
Güdel precision components are the basis of our high reliability automation units. Many of these components are available to machine builders for use in their own machine designs, giving them the Güdel advantage of components designed and manufactured with Swiss quality for durability and reliability.
Kawasaki Robotics (USA), Inc. Booth #1429
Collaborative Dual-Arm Robot - duAro
Intended to expand the breadth of applications that can efficiently and cost-effectively be automated with a robot, the duAro provides the flexibility needed to be applied to production lines with a short product cycle and frequent changeovers, and it can safely collaborate with humans in work operations. The duAro is the first dual-arm SCARA robot to operate on a single axis and it features a payload capacity of 2 kg per arm. The single axis configuration enables the robot to perform coordinated and independent arm movements, much like a human, making it ideal for applications such as material handling, assembly, machine tending and dispensing.
High-Speed Palletizing Robots - CP series
In today’s highly competitive marketplace, meeting the demand for just-in-time deliveries, flexible packaging, the freshest products, or the highest production line efficiencies can be crucial to a company’s success. To help meet these demands, Kawasaki Robotics developeda high-speed line of palletizing robots to drive the flexible automation of end-of-line and distribution processes. The high-performance CP series palletizing robots feature industry leading cycle times, a large work envelope, a space and energy saving controller, and easy-to-use palletizing software to program the robot’s operation.
High-Speed Multi-Purpose Robots - R series
With a payload capacity of 3 to 80 kg, Kawasaki’s R series robots are setting the benchmark for all small to medium duty industrial robots. The compact design along with industry leading speed, reach, and work range make the R series robots ideal for a wide range of applications in a multitude of diverse industries.
KINGSTAR Booth #349
KINGSTAR Soft Motion Platform
KINGSTAR is an open and standards-based software platform that creates PC-based machine controllers with premium precision & performance. Built on the EtherCAT standard and enhanced by a real-time operating system (RTOS) for 64-bit Windows, you can design, develop and integrate applications with KINGSTAR’s soft motion, machine vision and PLC or 3rd-party software. Using a single PC, you can replace all hardware DSP & FPGA boards with software-only motion control and machine vision positioning systems, quickly & cost effectively.
KINGSTAR EtherCAT-Enabled Soft PLC for Motion Control
Why the top machine builders are switching from proprietary hardware-based PLCs, like Mitsubishi and KEYENCE for motion control, to open standards-based EtherCAT-enabled software PLCs on IPCs, for motion control and machine vision app management and deployment delivery.
KINGSTAR Soft Motion
Open and standards-based, software motion control that runs on the PC, uses NIC card for I/O and EtherCAT to free you from proprietary hardware. Engineers can design, develop and integrate PC-based machine controllers in a “plug-and-play” environment for consolidated, inexpensive and scalable motion control.
LEONI Engineering Products & Services, Inc. Booth #1604
LSH 3 Robot Dress Pack
LEONI is pleased to showcase its next-generation robot dress pack, the LSH 3, for routing and managing electric cables, as well as pneumatic and hydraulic feeder lines for end-of-arm robotic tooling and machine interfaces. As the most compact dress pack design on the market, the LSH 3 reduces the number of moving parts common to older designs, along with the number of potential collision points, by keeping the dress pack inside the robot’s footprint, eliminating the most common causes of dress pack failure and collisions. The compact LSH 3 dress pack also gives OEMs and end users the flexibility to run control and feeder cables on either side as well as above the robot arm, making the LSH 3 a perfect solution for retrofits and upgrades while making it easier for technicians to access and maintain critical components and cables. Along with our extensive expertise in customer-specific robotic accessories, such as special cables and assemblies, polyurethane hoses, and calibration and measurement systems, LEONI is proud to offer customized, made-to-order LSH 3 dress packs for your most complex umbilicals and robot assemblies. Drop by booth 1604 at Automate 2017 to discuss your next machine vision project.
Wheel & Tire Validation System
LEONI is pleased to introduce the Wheel & Tire Validation System. The system prevents mismatched wheel/tire combinations, simplifies changeover and new model training, and provides 3D and 2D surface analysis for key features. This turnkey machine vision system is production-ready and based on years of tire and wheel inspection installations at multiple customer sites across North America. The base model performs multiple inspection tasks for both wheel and tire, including wheel style, diameter, color and center cap placement, as well as tire tread pattern (2D or 3D), sidewall, diameter, tire width/height, D.O.T., and text checks. The system also can check balance ID mark alignment position; the orientation of multiple features including the wheel, tire, TPMS, logo, and other features; the color, style, and orientation of the center cap; and gloss level, whether high, medium, or low. The system simplifies changeover by storing more than 100 wheel models and combinations. LEONI GUI software makes it easy for plants to train technicians on their own products in 15 minutes or less. Additionally, the system offers a side-mount escape mechanism, which traps the defective wheel or tire and easily allows for manual or automatic removal from the inspection system to prevent the product from moving downstream. The validation system is compatible with all industrial Ethernet protocols and comes with full documentation and training. Drop by booth 1604 at Automate 2017 to discuss your next machine vision project.
LEONI advintec 6D Laser Measurement Calibration System
LEONI is pleased to introduce the advintec 6D laser measurement calibration system. The inline, fully automatic system performs part unracking, measures grippers, and locates parts in robotic applications. The supplied robot program defines the starting point and search direction for the respective part. The system determines the features for the search, e.g., hole center, edge, or curve, with at least three features having to be localized on the part for 6D measurement. To measure, the robot arm passes the laser beam across the features to be recognized. The controller stores the features’ height profile, whose position is calculated. A 6D correction is then extrapolated from the localized features and transmitted to the robot control system. The high-precision system operates using a laser sensor system that provides reliable results in a matter of seconds without any aids or reference pins, even in rough production environments. Robot program corrections take place directly and automatically within the ongoing production process. Various kinds of laser sensors can be used. Measurement time starts from 3 seconds depending on the application and configuration. Drop by booth 1604 at Automate 2017 to discuss your next robotics project.
mk North America Inc. Booth #863
With over 20 different conveying systems, mk offers a product variety which is unsurpassed in the marketplace. Our broad offering, and more than 25 years of experience in material handling, leads to robust solutions that feature long life and reliable operation while maintaining all the advantages of modular design and expandability.
Our innovative conveying solutions, both standard and custom, have proven themselves in automotive, manufacturing, machine builder & integrators, metal working, packaging, pharmaceutical and printing industries.
The SPU-2040 is an accumulating pallet recirculating system which offers feeding, buffering, positioning and separating of workpieces in the smallest possible space. The robustness and the variety of the various models allows it to be used in practically all areas of automation and material flow.
Workpieces and parts are loaded on the conveyor pallet as required at the infeed. After all of the required work is preformed and the workpieces and parts are removed from the pallets; the pallets then travel, with the chain; under the conveyor and back to the infeed station. A second conveyor and transfer units for returning the pallets are no longer required. There is also no longer the need for additional manual or loading of the pallets into the system.
VersaMove Pallet-Handling Conveyor Systems
VersaMove is a non-synchronous workpiece pallet-based conveyor system designed to improve manufacturing productivity and product quality while allowing for maximum process flexibility.
VersaMove pallet conveyors and pallet transfer modules are offered in three platforms: VersaMove Standard, VersaMove Plus, and VersaMove Ultra to suit a wide range of applications. Each platform offers a complete series of pallet transfer, positioning, and control modules to satisfy the varied requirements of manual or automated assembly operations.
VersaMove pallet-handling conveyors are pre-engineered and modular. The system can be easily expanded or reconfigured as your manufacturing needs change. Our workpiece pallet conveyors can be used in a variety of layouts, or combined for even greater flexibility in planning production processes.
Murrelektronik, Inc. Booth #756
Cube67+ is an IP67 rated, fully distributed I/O system with proven reliability in industrial applications. It supports multiple protocols and the bus nodes have an integrated Power-T as well as communication switch connections, giving you the ability to daisy chain multiple devices together with other items on the bus network. The advanced diagnostic functions include pin level LED diagnostics and, with the Ethernet/IP bus node, a built in web browser function providing both diagnostics and system overview without the need of a PLC.
Smart Vision Lights Booth #1047
LLPX Series of Edge-Lit Large Light Panel Backlights
Smart Vision Lights is pleased to showcase the LLPX Series, our second generation of LLP backlights that allows for more intensity with the same familiar ease of mounting. A new optically clear internal light dispersion grid and matte white–finished backing plate permit more light to reflect up and out through the diffusion acrylic. The LLPX Series’ new built-in Multi-Drive™ driver offers two modes: continuous operation and OverDrive™ high-pulse strobe for that extra burst of intensity. OverDrive™ offers up to 10 times the power versus constant operation. Simply set the product parameters at the LED manufacturer’s maximum allowed intensity. The built-in Multi-Drive™ driver also protects the LEDs from premature degradation and failure caused by excessive heat by regulating the current delivered to the LEDs and limiting the duty cycle of the light. This large backlight is available in four wavelength colors (white, blue, green, and red) and features an edge-lit LED panel, PNP and NPN strobe input, and M12 quick disconnect. Each panel is constructed using Smart Vision Lights’ proprietary 30 mm black anodized extrusion with an 8 mm T-slot. Drop by our booth (#N1047) at Automate 2017, email us, or call us at 231-722-1199 to discuss your next machine vision lighting project.
Line High-Power (LCHP) Series of Line Scan Lights
Smart Vision Lights is pleased to introduce the LCHP Series of line scan lights, an innovative low-cost version of the LHP Series—the 2016 Platinum Level Innovators Awards winner and the brightest line scan light available. Ideal for applications that require less power than the LHP, the LCHP utilizes 72 high-power LEDs (as opposed to LHP’s 192 LEDs) for every 300 mm in length and does not require an external chilling system. The units remain thermally stable thanks to the heat-dissipating qualities of the aluminum housing. The LCHP line scan light uses some of the same technology as its award-winning sister product but puts out 250,000 lux, compared to 5 million lux for the LHP in water-cooled high-power mode and 400,000 lux for the LHP in uncooled low-power mode. The LCHP Series projects a fixed focus line with clearly defined edges and comes in three wavelength colors: white, blue, and red. User-friendly 5-pin M12 plug convenience and familiarity make the LCHP a great line scan light solution. Backlight lensing and a linear polarizer are also available. Drop by our booth (#N1047) at Automate 2017, email us, or call us at 231-722-1199 to discuss your next machine vision lighting project.
LM45 & LM75 Series of Mini Linear Lights
Smart Vision Lights is pleased to introduce our LM Series of Mini Linear (Mini Lini) Lights, our smallest, most compact LED bar lights. These powerful lights feature our innovative built-in Multi-Drive™ controller, which allows for the light to be operated continuously or in OverDrive™ strobe mode without wiring to an external driver. Our Multi-Drive™ technology also protects the LEDs from premature degradation and failure caused by excessive heat by regulating the current delivered to the LEDs and limiting the duty cycle of the light. The industry-standard 5-pin M12 connector makes for simple wiring, and multiple lensing options give this light a broad spectrum of illumination. The 0–10 V analog control gives users total control over intensity. Standard wavelength colors are white, blue, green, red, and iridescent. Additional wavelengths are available upon request. Each series also features overcurrent protection and PNP and NPN strobe input. With housing just 51 mm and 80 mm long, the LM45 and the LM75 respectively put out unprecedented levels of light in one of the industry’s smallest footprints. Features standard rear T-slot mounting. Drop by our booth (#N1047) at Automate 2017, email us, or call us at 231-722-1199 to discuss your next machine vision lighting project.
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CombiTac modular multi-coupling for fluid and electrical circuits
Our CombiTac multi-coupling system allows you to connect all energy circuits at once. Solutions are built to your specifications by assembling individual dedicated modules based on your applications. Quality construction, in both standard housing and rackable versions, ensures reliable connections.
Robotic tool changer MPS 260
This powerful and very robust tool changer is designed for a huge range of applications. It features multiple couplings for air/vacuum connections, and can be equipped with connectors for data and electrical transmission. Very compact dimensions, with a coupled height of only 67 mm, make the MPS 260 the first choice for applications requiring a high number of mating cycles.
TX2-60 6-axis industrial robots
TX2 robots: the next generation of fast and precise 6-axis robots. This new robot range is redefining performance with the optimum balance of speed, rigidity, size and envelope. These pioneer robots can be used in all areas, including sensitive and restrictive environments thanks to their unique features.