New Allen-Bradley 440G-MZ Guard Locking Switches from Rockwell Automation simplify installation and troubleshooting with no reduction in safety integrity. The smart safety solutions use GuardLink technology, a safety-based communications protocol that provides access to diagnostic information and eases integration into a Connected Enterprise.
Position encoders with linear scales have wide-ranging applications in front-end and back-end semiconductor manufacturing processes. This application note discusses surface mount technology (SMT) applications and presents an example of where linear steel scale (installed to be thermally independent of its mounting substrate) may be preferable to the currently widely used, but expensive, near-zero thermal expansion scales.
It takes a maximum of 60 seconds until a conventional 3-jaw chuck with SCHUNK RAPIDO clamping inserts is retooled. For granting such a speedy jaw change, the RAPIDO clamping inserts must be put onto the base or intermediate jaws and moved backwards until they snap in. The exchange can be done manually or in case of lathe chucks with integrated base jaws, it can be done fully automatic with a robot.
Hypertherm, a U.S. based manufacturer of industrial cutting systems and software, today announced the release of extreme bevel consumables for its MAXPRO200® LongLife® air and oxygen plasma cutting system.