Downtime is the enemy of profitability in manufacturing, which is why FANUC has introduced a new Industrial Internet of Things (IIOT) software designed to prevent production problems before they happen. AI Servo Monitor uses artificial intelligence to predict possible failures of the drive systems for FANUC servomotors and spindle motors.
NORD’s nsd tupH sealed surface treatment is available as an option with a variety of their modular products and provides an easy to clean surface suited for harsh processing and manufacturing environments.
Deutsche Post DHL Group (DPDHL) has joined ABB’s Energy Efficiency Movement to reinforce its commitment in reducing its carbon footprint. This is an important step in DPDHL’s initiative to lead the logistics industry towards a greener and more sustainable future, with a commitment to invest €7 billion (or $7.64 billion) by 2030 to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions.
Ametek Haydon Kerk Pittman (HKP), a business unit of Ametek, has announced a new size in its IDEA Motor series of brushless DC motors: 57 mm. This EC057B joins the 42 mm EC042B product introduced in 2019 and enhances an already popular line of motors with integrated, programmable drives.
Bosch Rexroth (Booth #4400) at ATX West will feature interactive exhibits and several working systems demos, including a Smart Function Kit for Handling 3-axis Cartesian robot, as well as a state-of-the-art linear motor transfer system that moves magnetic pallets with speed and accuracy. There will also be a demo of the ctrlX CORE controller, part of the ctrlX AUTOMATION controls and drive platform that makes automation as easy as using a smartphone.
ABB has upgraded its extensive range of High Dynamic Performance (HDP) induction motors. This creates new opportunities for machine-building OEMs seeking motor and drive solutions with dynamic response and high-power density. The motors are typically used in plastic and rubber extrusion, injection molding, winders, lifting, conveyors, test benches and machine tools.
Dodge Industrial, Inc. has named David Gilbert as its new president effective immediately. Gilbert joined Dodge nearly 20 years ago and is an experienced manufacturing and operations management leader with proven knowledge and demonstrated results in the industrial automation industry.
NORD can deliver complete drive solutions from a single source. Attendees of GEAPS Exchange will be able to explore these solutions firsthand and talk directly with NORD experts to find a solution tailored to their needs.
While safety functions have been integrated into drives packages for some years now, the current trends are very exciting, from many angles. Today,
a full complement of safety functions can be implemented at the front-end of a system design on all types of production machines, including printing, packaging, converting,
materials handling and other equipment used throughout American industry.