All Ford articles – Page 20

  • polymer
    Article

    Linear axis electric toothed belt drive for light loads

    2012-11-01T15:23:07Z

    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
    Article

    ESP unit is launched for premium segment

    2012-11-01T15:16:40Z

    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
    Article

    Booster compressor generates oil-free 40 bar compressed air

    2012-11-01T15:16:35Z

    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
    Article

    Clamping components enhance adjustable mounting system

    2012-11-01T15:16:29Z

    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
    Article

    Cable entry connectors provide extra protection

    2012-11-01T14:55:39Z

    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
    Article

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

    2012-11-01T11:12:44Z

    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

    2012-09-01T12:44:28Z

    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

    2012-09-01T12:44:23Z

    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

    2012-09-01T12:44:18Z

    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

    2012-09-01T12:44:13Z

    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

    2012-09-01T12:44:05Z

    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

    2012-09-01T12:43:59Z

    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

    2012-09-01T12:43:53Z

    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

    2012-09-01T12:33:42Z

    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
    Article

    New laser tube processing machine

    2012-09-01T12:33:37Z

    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
    Article

    New robot for laser cutting applications

    2012-09-01T12:30:41Z

    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
    Article

    Online forum offers engineers solutions to automation problems

    2012-09-01T12:30:35Z

    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
    Article

    Power clamp offers multiple mounting and shaft options

    2012-09-01T12:30:30Z

    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

    2012-09-01T12:24:23Z

    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
    Article

    CNC honing machine for production of precision gears

    2012-09-01T12:24:12Z

    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 ...