All Ford articles – Page 20

  • polymer

    Linear axis electric toothed belt drive for light loads


    A new electric toothed belt axis with high feed forces and fl exible motor attachments has been launched by Festo. The ELGA linear drive integrates a plain-bearing guided belt drive which the company says is suitable for positioning lighter loads quickly and is easy to handle and fi t, enabling ...

  • espunit

    ESP unit is launched for premium segment


    Bosch says it is adding a high-performance variant to its Generation 9 brake control systems. The core of the new smaller and lighter ESP 9 premium version is an especially effi cient return pump, which the company claims can build up brake pressure very fast and with very little vibration. ...

  • 40bar

    Booster compressor generates oil-free 40 bar compressed air


    Boge says its K8 Booster will compress air from 10 bar to a maximum pressure of 40 bar – completely oil-free. Driven by an effi ciency class IE 3 motor this unit generates, depending on the inlet pressure, a delivery volume of 1,160 l/min at a pressure of 40 bar. ...

  • components

    Clamping components enhance adjustable mounting system


    new selection of MSM-referenced components which include a clamping base, sensor holding clamps, connecting tubes, L brackets, two-way connecting clamps, fl anged bolts and square mounting tube have been added to Elesa’s adjustable mounting system. The company says these MSM components add to the functionality of this system which may ...

  • cableconnector

    Cable entry connectors provide extra protection


    Electrical systems faults in commercial vehicles can often be traced back to the cable entry points of electrical connectors, says Harnessfl ex. The company claims its range of connector backshells, which includes straight and elbow external connector interfaces, is designed to provide high integrity connections between various Ampseal connectors and ...

  • es16

    New central controller claims average energy savings of 10% in compressor rooms


    A new central controller, which can be connected to up to 16 compressors, has been launched by Atlas Copco. The company says the ES 16 will provide compressed air users with one central point of control for an entire compressed air network. The controller will retrieve and process information coming ...

  • Article

    Advanced technology for arc welding


    Fronius has expanded its range of applications for arc welding with CMT Advanced. The company says this new application extends the ability to weld or braze thin and very thin sheets with low levels of spatter. The focus is on applications that demand a low and adjustable heat input. However, ...

  • Article

    Tube production monitoring system


    The production of welded tube requires constant monitoring and Invisuale claims its monitoring systems and tools, available to automotive manufacturing departments, offer tangible economic and technical benefits. The company says these systems are tied to a set of control limits and robust IO for operator alerts, mill integration and historian ...

  • Article

    Larger smart display for checker vision sensors


    Cognex has released SensorView 2, a new smart display for Checker machine vision sensors, which it says will allow production engineers to fully confi gure, test and monitor Checker 4G vision sensors without a PC being required at any stage. The SensorView display has a large 225 mm touch screen, ...

  • Article

    Standardised cell concept for welding solutions


    FlexibleCUBE is a new standardized welding cell from Kuka Systems. The company says this compact cell for automated welding tasks has been designed on a modular principle with numerous confi guration options. Kuka has focused on coordinating the cell with other components from its product range such as positioning units ...

  • Article

    ‘Building block’ connectors for small pitch, high current, high density applications


    Molex is now offering an expanded range of customisation, modifi cation and extension (CME) capabilities on variations of its Mini-Fit product offerings and KK system of building block connectors for small pitch, high current, high density applications. The company says CME versions of the Mini-Fit and KK interconnects feature multiple ...

  • Article

    Solvent-based parts cleaning technology


    Dürr Ecoclean claims its new parts cleaning technology is designed to improve process reliability, cost effi ciency and environmental impact of industrial part cleaning operations. The company says its EcoCLab technology allows cleanliness testing to be performed in accordance with VDA 19 as a fully automatic in-line process. Any non-compliance ...

  • Article

    Adaptive welding offers alternative to traditional methods


    Adaptive welding remains a small proportion of the UK’s welding market, but offers improved weld quality and reduced costs according to Bosch Rexroth. The compmany believes this type of system has the potential to offer more control to a production process as it monitors the condition of the weld during ...

  • Article

    Multi-cable entry plates seal to IP66


    A range of round cable entry plates have been added to the icotek range of cable and wiring accessories available from M Buttkereit. The company says these can be fi tted in both standard cutouts or metric versions covering thread sizes from M32 to M63 and provide IP66 sealing, together ...

  • innov6

    New laser tube processing machine


    Trumpf claims its TruLaser Tube 7000 laser tube processing machine can process tubes with a rectangular, round or oval cross-section as well as cut thin-walled or large heavy tubes and incorporate complex contours and cutouts. The company says the machine will also cut tubes and profi les up to 250mm ...

  • innov8

    New robot for laser cutting applications


    Motoman’s new MC2000 Master Cut robot is designed with high rigidity and precision drives to provide superior path accuracy – within 0.1mm, depending on the application – for laser cutting small holes and sharp corners. The MC2000 has a 50kg (110.3 lb) payload, suitable for a remote laser welding head, ...

  • innov7

    Online forum offers engineers solutions to automation problems


    Festo has launched a new online technical forum, the Festo Support Community, to give customers quick and easy access to its experts, as well as enabling them to interact with each other, to fi nd the best solutions to their automation and machine building problems. Once they have registered, customers ...

  • innov4

    Power clamp offers multiple mounting and shaft options


    Designed with fi eld-adjustable opening angles, multiple cylinder sizes and manual locking, Destaco says its new 82M-3 power clamp is fully interchangeable with previous models of the 82M series and designed to keep out contaminates and debris. The company claims the 82M-3 features a number of enhancements including a locking ...

  • Article

    Control System Integrators Association site


    The Control System Integrators Association (CSIA), a non-profi t professional association of companies that design and implement control systems for manufacturing and industrial facilities, has a new website. The site is aimed at providing information for those who hire control system integrators. The association says decision-makers in the automotive industry ...

  • innov5

    CNC honing machine for production of precision gears


    A high performance 11-axis CNC system from NUM has enabled machine tool manufacturer Sicmat to create a gear honing machine for posthardening fine finishing. The company claims that by using a new honing wheel with external teeth, and an ultra-precise application-specific CNC program developed by NUM, the Grono 250 machine ...