Within the next decade or so, the machine floor will see connectivity reach new heights with immense amounts of data being driven through networks and on demand – at the touch of a finger. Article contributed by Schaeffler Technologies AG.
With more autonomy to the Southeast Asian operations, Schaeffler hopes to get a further foothold in the region with its offerings. Syed Shah speaks to Mark Gabel, VP industrial and aerospace, Schaeffler Southeast Asia, to get his inputs on the company’s plans and directions for the region in 2016 and beyond.
Companies produce large volumes of data every day and this volume continues to increase. By Bert Rosenheinrich, director, engineering, SEA, Schaeffler.
Schaeffler has developed the MTKUSE telescopic actuator for secondary axes such as in pick-and-place applications or for tool transfer. Three precision linear ball bearing and guideway assemblies are arranged on top of one another, making the possible travel distance more than twice that of the basic actuator.
The linear unit can extend in both directions. A geared servomotor is mounted on the outside of the aluminium profile and drives the actuator via a rack and pinion drive. Servomotors from other manufacturers, low backlash precision planetary gearboxes, end switches and distance measuring systems can be fitted on request.