All Ford articles – Page 19

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    Integrated measuring system for tube bending machines


    The Springmatic optical measuring system from Schwarze-Robitec is integrated into the bending tool.Immediately after the bending of a tube, the new optical measuring system records the rebound value, from which the CNC control of the tube-bending machine calculates the required subsequent bending angle.Subsequent bending is carried out either fully automatically ...

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    3D printer for industrial scale prototypes


    Objet has launched the Objet1000, the company’s largest 3D printer to date.Featuring a 1000 x 800 x 500mm (39.3 x 31.4 x 19.6 inch) wide-format build envelope, the company says the Objet1000 is suitable for automotive vehicle and component producers that need to create industrial size, 1:1 scale prototypes.The 3D ...

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    Dual-coil ignition system offering improved combustion


    Similar to a plug top ignition coil, BorgWarner BERU’s latest technology consists of two ignition coils inside a single housing, connected directly to the spark plug in each cylinder.Currently under testing and development with several OEMs, BorgWarner says the new ignition system reduces ignition delays and allows more accurate ignition ...

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    Hybrid connectors for automation application


    Motorman and Power4Net hybrid connectors from TE Connectivity are available from TTI.The company says TE’s Motorman connector will allow for decentralised automation and the Power4Net connector is suitable for machine automation applications that require a higher performance data connection and power of up to 10A.The Motorman hybrid connector integrates signal ...

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    Safety Interlock switch for space-restricted applications


    Omron Automation and Safety has introduced D4SL-N Safety Interlock Switches, available with 4, 5 or 6 contacts for a number of applications.The company says the IP67- rated D4SL-N can be mounted in four different directions without needing to rotate the head. Two wiring methods (connector-type and terminal block-type) are intended ...

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    Ultra high-strength, electro-galvanized steel for the automotive industry


    Docol 1400 MZE is the next generation of ultra high-strength steels from SSAB. The company says these new steels are stronger, safer and lighter, and come with a corrosion resistant electro-galvanized coating. They represent the strongest UHSS steels that SSAB produces for the automotive industry and achieve the balance between ...

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    Enhanced laser scanning technology


    Hexagon Metrology says it has developed its laser scanner technology for portable measuring arms. The integrated laser scanner for the ROMER Absolute Arm is now faster, offering an acquisition speed of up to 50,000 points per second, claims the company. Along with this development, the company is also launching a ...

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    Additional speed control options for overhead lifting equipment


    Konecranes has introduced two speed control options, Extended Speed Range and Adaptive Speed Range for overhead lifting equipment motors for the automotive industry. The company says these are cost-effective options to achieve high average hoist speeds without increasing motor size. Offering a range of lifting products for the automotive industry, ...

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    High-performance pre-treatment for automotive applications


    The individual body parts of an automobile have to be carefully cleaned of dirt, dust and other foreign matter and then properly prepared for the subsequent painting operation. Henkel says it offers optimised pre-treatment processes adapted to the requirements of its partners in the automobile industry. The company has developed ...

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    Air filtration units for capturing oil mist in production facilities


    Two new ScandMist air fi ltration systems for capturing and removing oil mist from manufacturing facilities have been introduced by Clean Air America. The company claims the ScandMist 70D and 100D offer compact and effi cient oil mist fi ltration solutions for any size plant or facility. The new systems ...

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    Microsite offers MAG welding information


    ESAB has developed a new microsite that it claims will help users of MAG welding to increase their productivity and quality. The company says the microsite explains the benefi ts of non-copper-coated OK AristoRodTM MAG wires. Additional details are provided about Marathon PacTM bulk wire drums and the company’s SATTM ...

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    Improved electrical discharge machining equipment


    Reduced energy consumption and demand for consumable parts, as well as an integrated generator are some of the developments featured on Mitsubishi Electric’s new MV series wire-cut EDMs. The company claims it has succeeded in reducing energy consumption by up to 42%, and also the demand for wear and consumable ...

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    EX connection system for Class I, Division 2 and Zone 2 hazardous locations


    The Brad Ultra-Lock (M12) EX Connection System, from Molex has been designed to provide process automation installers with a connection interface for instrumentation and control devices in potentially explosive and hazardous areas. Molex says the Ultra-Lock (M12) EX features patented push-to-lock technology, and includes an integral isolating ring that limits ...

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    Low cost electric water-cooling pump for cars


    Aisin Seki claims it has successfully developed a smaller, cheaper electric cooling pump through some effective effi ciency optimisations. The company says its electric pump uses a newly shaped impeller to improve performance. In addition, the design positions the components so that both the motor effi ciency and the centrifugal ...

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    Gauge marking label to help with productivity and quality control


    Gauge marking label is intended to assist machine operators to quickly identify gauge and inspection parameters and specifications. Visual Workplace says it is suitable for error-proofi ng Go-No-Go gauges, pressure/vacuum gauges, alignment measurement gauges and other inspection tools to help maximise productivity and quality control.The material is 2mm thick and ...

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    Variable cam timing technologies increased to cover 14 engines


    BorgWarner says it will expand its variable cam timing (VCT) technology with a new family of cam phasers for I4 engines. The company claims the modular design supports a variety of cam phasing technologies, including cam torque actuated (CTA) and torsional assist (TA) phasers with w optional mid position lock ...

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    All-in-one optical sensing solution


    Pepperl+Fuchs claims its Series 61 photoelectric sensors offer machine builders a cost-effective, high optical power solution. The company says these UL and cUL listed sensors are available in DC models with its 4-in-1 output and AC/DC models with SPDT relay output, for a number of applications. AC/DC versions with SPDT ...

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    LED display boards offering real-time production status


    VE series visual LED display boards provide realtime production status indication to alert workers and supervisors to manufacturing productivity, says Patlite. The VE series offers four-digit, three terminal ‘Plan’, ‘Actual’ and ‘Status’ indication with 25mm digits or 100mm digits depending on application requirements.These display boards can be used as a ...

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    New machining turning centres out this year


    Yamazaki Mazak says it is launching 13 new models this year. These will include new size options for a number of turning centre machines, including a new Slant Turn Nexus 600 M and a new Hyper Quadrex 250 MSY. The Quick Turn Nexus series of machines will also be supplemented ...

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    High-performance power supply for single-phase networks


    Siemens’ industry automation division has extended its range of Sitop single-phase power supplies, with three single-phase 24V power supplies with rated output voltages of 2.5A, 5A and 10A, plus two 12V power supplies with 7A and 14A. The company says the output voltage of the new PSU100S power supplies is ...