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Latest Product Launches From Mencom To Igus

Latest Product Launches From Mencom To igus

Maxim Integrated: Trinamic 3-Phase MOSFET Gate Driver

Maxim Integrated_ Trinamic 3-Phase MOSFET Gate Driver

Maxim Integrated_ Trinamic 3-Phase MOSFET Gate Driver

The fully integrated TMC6140-LA 3-phase MOSFET gate driver simplifies design and maximises the battery life of brushless direct current (DC) motor drives. It integrates all three bottom shunt amplifiers to provide a complete motor drive solution with 30 percent improved power efficiency while simplifying design by reducing the component count by half when compared to similar solutions.

The TMC6140-LA is optimised for performance over a wide voltage range, making it well-suited for servo motors, brushless motors and permanent magnet synchronous motors.

Hybrid Electric Marine Propulsion System

Shaped to externally resemble an aviation jet, through an integrated electric motor it sucks the water from the front and pushes it from the bow side to propel the boat. The energy for the electric motor is supplied by batteries that can be recharged on board by the FPT Industrial N67 570 EVO engine, coupled with a state-of-the-art variable generator, or by the charging station when the boat is in harbour mode.

The new Hybrid Electric system is designed to maximize efficiency, silence, application modularity and flexibility. With the same amount of energy, the DeepSpeed Jet generates more thrust and speed compared to a prop system, while consuming less.

Integrated Electric Axle

Delivering high performance (840 kW), outstanding efficiency and full sustainability, the e-axle for HCVs was jointly developed for the BEV version of the Nikola Tre truck. With a range of up to 560 km (350 miles) and dynamic performance, the Nikola Tre BEV truck will be an important step forward in making zero-emissions transportation possible for heavy-duty commercial trucking. FPT Industrial, IVECO and Nikola have adopted a modular approach in developing their electric offering, which is unique in the industry.

The Nikola Tre platform will be capable of using either battery-electric technology or hydrogen-powered fuel cell technology. With this approach, the partners are taking the long view, bringing both technologies on stream now to pursue BEV and FCEV in their offering in the next few years.

Mencom’s IP68 Enclosures Series

Mencom offers a range of IP68 series rectangular enclosures that provide the highest level of protection against dust and complete continuous submersion in water. These IP68 series enclosures have also successfully passed the tests required for the IPX6 degree of protection (tightness to powerful water jets) and for the IPX9 degree of protection (high pressure and temperature water jets). Therefore, their official overall protection rating is IP66/IP68/IP69.

The IP68 enclosure series is larger than the standard enclosures, providing more space for easier cable management, and the walls are thicker to provide more mechanical robustness.

Mitsubishi Electric’s New Graphic Operation Terminals 

Mitsubishi Electric has launched two new additional Graphic Operation Terminals (GOTs) to its GOT SIMPLE Series lineup. The 10-inch and 7-inch widescreen models, which support virtual network computing (VNC), can be used as VNC servers enabling remote access from offices or other remote locations field engineers may find themselves.

This feature will help meet customers’ needs for improved work efficiencies when performing monitoring and maintenance in factories, buildings, utilities and other automation applications.

Mitutoyo America Introduces MCOSMOS Version 5.0

 

Mitutoyo America Corporation recently announced the release of MCOSMOS Version 5.0, the newest version of their advanced metrology suite for Coordinate Measuring Machines. This software offers support in thirty-seven separate locations and in twelve different languages.

What distinguishes MCOSMOS v.5 from its predecessor are the upgrades to its interface, functions, and performance. Most noticeable from launch is the new and simplified graphical user interface: The updates made to this are not only visually pleasing but also assist in improving the user experience, no matter their level of knowledge working with the tool. These changes include easy-to-use “ribbons” and a much-requested search function, assisting operators in finding specific sections of their measuring process for detailed reports.

PTG HOLROYD Rotor Grinding Machine

 

The TG range starts with the TG50E, a machine designed to precision grind components of up to 50 mm in diameter and 610 mm in length, with models offering stepped increases in capability up to the production of helical components measuring 450 mm in diameter and 2020 mm in length.  

Equally suited to prototyping, batch and volume production, TG Series machines are designed primarily for the finish grinding of helical screw components such as worm screws and rotors after they have been milled to a rough or semi-finished state. TG models offer production rates and accuracies to suit precise manufacturing strategies. Fully automated on-machine probing provides closed-loop feedback of corrections to the dresser wheel and does not require a high level of operator skill. 

QuickRobot Online Tool From igus

These robots weld, rivet, palletise and assist. In order for the small and large production to be able to work fail-safe in 24/7 operation, they need the right energy supply system to safely route the cables and hoses from axis 1 to axis 6.

For the simple design of the individual energy chain for cobots, SCARA, 4-axis robots and 6-axis robots, igus has now expanded the capabilities of its robot equipment configurator. In the online tool, users can select their robot from 418 different models from 10 manufacturers and find the optimum energy supply for axes 1 to 6.

Siemens’ Simcenter 3D 2022.1

Siemens Digital Industries Software just announced the latest update to Siemens’ Simcenter™ 3D software, part of Siemens’ Xcelerator portfolio of software and services.

The update enables engineers to tackle the complexity of product development and innovation with advanced simulation, offering new capabilities such as increased support for turbomachinery modelling, a dedicated drop test application for handheld devices, tightly integrated topology optimization with the NX Design environment, and a new acoustic solution method that is up to 10 times faster than standard methods.

WITT Safety Valves For H2 Electrolysers

The WITT safety valves AV 619 and AV 919 perfectly match the target pressure and temperature ranges of PEM and Solid Oxide electrolysers. The opening pressure can be set accurately anywhere in range 5 to 500 mbar. The operating temperature can be anywhere up to 250 deg C. For Alkaline electrolysers, the SV 805 model is ideal, with an opening pressure settable anywhere in the range 0.5 to 45 bar, with operating temperatures up to 150 deg C.

Highly precise and reliable, the valves open when the set pressure is reached and safely protect workers and sensitive equipment from overpressure. Despite their small size, the valves allow high flow rates, making them also suitable for large installations.

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Siemens’ 2022 Electronics And Semiconductor Outlook

Siemens’ 2022 Electronics And Semiconductor Outlook

Contributed by 

Alex Teo, Managing Director and Vice President for South East Asia

The global pandemic accelerated growth in the electronics and semiconductor industries, with East Asia rising as a key manufacturing hub. Furthermore, the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region now accounts for 60 percent of global semiconductor sales with China, Japan, Taiwan and South Korea emerging as the “Big 4” semiconductor players, and being the world’s biggest market for semiconductors. Despite accelerated growth and demand, the industry was greatly challenged by chip shortages. Globally, the shortage of chips has been worsening since 2020.

It all started with lockdown measures and work-from-home arrangements. There was an overnight increase in demand for devices such as laptops, monitors, cameras, and phones. These factors exacerbated the already increasing chip consumption trend. As a result, semiconductor fabrication plants, commonly known as fabs, focused on fulfilling those orders, in addition to the adoption of 5G and Internet of Things (IoT) technologies. Undoubtedly, the demand for microchips will remain high through 2022 as the market demand will be vital for products that are smarter, more functional, constantly connected, higher quality and less expensive.

So, the big question for the electronics and semiconductor industries is, What can be done to ease the critical chip shortage? >>https://bit.ly/343eeve

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Latest Product Launches From Okuma To Studer

Latest Product Launches From Okuma To Studer

NORDAC FLEX Frequency Inverters From NORD DRIVESYSTEMS

The large power range, up to 22 kW, is characteristic for the frequency inverter. In addition, the NORDAC FLEX SK 205E is compact and enables high precision in synchronous and positioning applications via the integrated POSICON control Another advantage is the precise and rapid current vector control: It ensures constant speeds in case of fluctuating loads. The NORDAC FLEX SK 205E also offers maximum flexibility and due to its high energy efficiency enables energy savings, especially during partial load operation. This even applies to applications that technically do not require an inverter.

NORDAC FLEX Frequency Inverters From NORD DRIVESYSTEMS

Okuma Corporation Launches New Horizontal Machining Center

Okuma Corporation has developed the new MA-8000H Horizontal Machining Center with a pallet size of 800 x 800 mm. Equipped with extensive power-saving functions and eco-friendly technologies that operate autonomously without human intervention, this new product strongly supports user efforts to decarbonise.

Okuma would like to introduce three features of the MA-8000H:

  1. Autonomously achieves energy savings without human intervention.
  2. Sharply boosts labor productivity by strengthening automation responsiveness and reliability to support long periods of stable operation.
  3. Further improves production capacity to process large components with enhanced basic capabilities.

Orders will be accepted from January 2022.

Red Lion Launches Next Generation Graphical Panel Meter PM-50

Red Lion has introduced the next generation of panel meters PM-50. This graphical panel meter, PM-50, expands Red Lion’s existing award-winning panel meter portfolio. The PM-50 is available as a 3.5-inch or 4.3-inch graphical touchscreen display. 

Using simple “swipe” technology, users can easily switch between relevant screens and receive comprehensive operational data for monitoring equipment and production.

Visual alerts notify the user that immediate action is necessary, either on the unit itself or via the PM-50 app, available on Google Play or Apple Store.

Red Lion Launches Next Generation Graphical Panel Meter PM-50

Sandvik Coromant Introduces A New Form Of Chip Control

Sandvik Coromant has unveiled a new machining method that enables controlled chip breaking in thread turning applications. Launched within the existing CoroPlus® Tool Path software, OptiThreading™ is a new software module that will help manufacturers overcome one of the most significant issues within thread turning — the risk of chip jams and their associated downtime.Successful chip control is the key for good component quality when thread turning.  OptiThreading™ has been designed with these challenges in mind. The module is available as part of a subscription to the CoroPlus® Tool Path, and is developed specifically for CoroThread® 266 tools and inserts. 

Schaeffler’s Preload Measurement System, PREMESY

With the growth and development of renewable energy unfolding in the Asia-Pacific region, Schaeffler’s PREMESY Preload Measurement System is the first and only system on the market that monitors the bearing preload during mounting and operation of bearings in a wind turbine system. It provides the basis for predictive maintenance and ensures the continued reliable operation of wind systems and technologies by maximizing the bearing service life, lowering maintenance costs, and helping manufacturers avoid turbine failures. 

Schaeffler’s Preload Measurement System, PREMESY

With renewable energies looking to make a significant contribution to the overall energy mix, PREMESY is part of Schaeffler’s strategic investment in supporting the increased generation of energy from renewable sources.

Siemens’ New Simcenter NVH Prediction software Application

A new Simcenter™ software application that can bring the benefits of a comprehensive digital twin approach to accurately and easily predict the interior and exterior Noise, Vibration and Harshness (NVH) performance of a vehicle before a physical prototype is available for any type of vehicle: hybrid, fully electric or internal combustion engine (ICE). This new Simcenter™ application helps engineers front load full vehicle NVH analysis and detect potential component NVH performance issues earlier by using measured and simulated component models to build a virtual prototype assembly. Simcenter is part of Xcelerator, Siemens’ integrated portfolio of software, services and application development platform.

Siemens’ New Simcenter NVH Prediction software Application

SLM Solutions’ Cooler And Faster Method For Manufacturing Plastic Injection Moulds

Omni Mold was approached by their customer to address the issue of inefficient cooling in one of the mould core insert. By investing in a SLM280 2.0, Omni Mold was able to completely reimagine the cooling channel within its mold inserts through laser-fast additive manufacturing. AM enables the manufacture of complex parts, in this case, replacing the spiral shape with a conformal cooling channel that targets the hotspot areas and improves cooling efficiency within the injection mold. This allows for uniform cooling across the entire product, thereby improving overall part quality, minimising distortion, and shortening the cycle time during production.

STUDER roboLoad, A New Type Of Loading System

Loading systems for CNC radius internal cylindrical grinding machines – that was not so easy until now. The special characteristics of these machines, such as the height of the workhead and the associated geometric restrictions, made the development of a handling solution a major challenge. STUDER has now developed a system that not only meets the geometrical requirements but also has a comparatively small footprint and an unbeatable price-performance ratio. For the user, the STUDER roboLoad can be operated without any programming knowledge; it enables great flexibility in production and a high degree of operating comfort.

STUDER roboLoad, A New Type Of Loading System

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Latest Product Launches From LVD To Sandvik Coromant

Latest Product Launches From LVD To Sandvik Coromant

LVD At Blechexpo 2021: High-Power Laser Machine And More!

The powerful 20 kW Phoenix FL-3015 provides laser cutting productivity and processes efficiently a wide range of ferrous and non-ferrous materials and material thicknesses up to 40 mm. Equipped with LVD’s Easy-Form® Laser adaptive bending system, Ulti-Form guarantees angle accuracy, ensuring consistently accurate bending results.

The latest CADMAN software can also manage the complete sheet metal production process without the need for an ERP system. This functionality makes CADMAN a practical solution for sheet metalworking businesses of all sizes, including companies that don’t have an ERP system.

LVD At Blechexpo 2021_ High-Power Laser Machine And More!

LVD At Blechexpo 2021_ High-Power Laser Machine And More!

MAXXDRIVE® Industrial Gear Units

The overall portfolio of MAXXDRIVE® parallel and right-angle gear units from NORD DRIVESYSTEMS offers high output torques from 15 to 282 kNm across eleven sizes. In addition to this proven standard series, NORD DRIVESYSTEMS offers the new MAXXDRIVE® XT series with right-angle gear units having a thermally optimised design in seven sizes from 15 to 75 kNm.In combination with its comprehensive accessories and options programme, the modular system allows for the planning of perfectly matched drive systems for heavy-duty applications like conveyors or agitators. In combination with the suitable accessories, MAXXDRIVE® provides a technically and economically perfect drive solution for each customer project.

MAXXDRIVE® industrial gear units

MAXXDRIVE® industrial gear units

Mencom Corp: New Cast Aluminum Distribution Boxes

Mencom offers Die-Cast Aluminum Alloy Distribution Boxes that are used for housing sensitive electronic assemblies, signal, pneumatic, hydraulic, and electrical control devices in wet & dirty (AP/AC Series) Environments or explosive (AX Series) environments.

The AP series distribution boxes feature gaskets that ensure the waterproof protection rating (IP66/IP67) while the new galvanized steel captive cross-headed screws ensure easier installation.  

Both AP & AC series and covers are supplied with provision for a terminal earthing connection to protect it from indirect contacts.The inside of APX distribution boxes contains supports for protective earthing and the application of the bottom plates.

MencormCorp_AP-AC-AX Distribution boxes_Print

MencormCorp_AP-AC-AX Distribution boxes_Print

New EPLAN Data Portal

Selecting appropriate product data in engineering is often time consuming. However, the new EPLAN Data Portal, with a new user interface and improved search algorithms, makes it easier and faster than ever before. Expanded search parameters mean that users can quickly find exactly the components they are looking for. Individualised solutions based on configurators can be intuitively generated – as demonstrated by the Lenze product configurator.

The new EPLAN Platform is on the verge of being released and will also mark the moment when the EPLAN Data Portal will exclusively be available for use in the EPLAN ePulse cloud environment.

New EPLAN Data Portal

New EPLAN Data Portal

Renesas Air Flow Sensor Modules

Mouser Electronics, Inc., is now stocking the FS1015 and FS3000 air flow sensor modules Renesas Electronics. The vertical-mount FS1015 and the surface-mount FS3000 provide precision air flow monitoring for detecting system failures, measuring air handling, controlling fan speed, and more in HVAC systems, analytic gas-monitoring systems, data centers, and air quality systems.

Both the sensors, use a series of MEMS thermocouples to provide high-sensitivity air monitoring. Both sensors measure direct local air at up to fifteen meters per second, allowing system control to adjust quickly, providing closed-loop control while achieving maximum efficiency and cost savings. The solid thermal isolation of the MEMS sensing element combined with a silicon-carbide film offers excellent abrasive wear resistance and long-term reliability.

Renesas Air Flow Sensor Modules

Renesas Air Flow Sensor Modules

Sandvik Coromant Launches New High-Feed Milling Solution

Sandvik Coromant has launched a new high-feed milling tool. The CoroMill® MH20 is primarily designed for milling cavities, or pockets, in ISO S, M and P materials. Ensuring secure and vibration-free machining, especially at long overhangs, the CoroMill® MH20 delivers best-in-class edge security for a variety of industries and is particularly suited for machining aerospace components.

The CoroMill® MH20 complements existing products in the CoroMill® range, and fills a strategic gap in the high feed indexable milling product line. Designed to deliver reliability with minimal vibration, the CoroMill® MH20 has been adapted for applications where components are notoriously difficult to machine, such as in the oil and gas, mold and die and aerospace sectors.

Softing’s mobilLink Power Interface

mobiLink Power, Softing’s multiprotocol interface for commissioning and maintenance of field devices in process automation can now be used with Emerson’s AMS Instrument Inspector to access Foundation Fieldbus devices.

mobiLink Power simplifies mobile access to field devices for process industry operators and supports the three most used communication protocols: HART, Foundation Fieldbus (FF) and PROFIBUS PA. It has an integrated power supply which eliminates the need for additional components during use in workbench applications. A FDI CommServer (Field Device Integration Communication Server) is now available for mobiLink Power, making it fit for accessing Foundation Fieldbus (FF) devices with Emerson’s AMS Instrument Inspector.

Softing’s mobilLink Power interface

Softing’s mobilLink Power interface

Siemens’ 2022 Version Of Solid Edge® Software

Siemens Digital Industries Software has released the 2022 version of Solid Edge® software, which brings embedded rules-based design automation, greater capabilities to work with point-cloud, mesh and imported data without the need for translation alongside new tools to for 2.5 axis machining and ultra-efficient upfront fluid flow simulation. Part of Siemens’ Xcelerator portfolio of products, Solid Edge is an intuitive product development platform for accelerating all aspects of product creation, including 3D design, simulation, visualization, manufacturing, and design management. Siemens brings design automation, more accessible part manufacturing and greater collaboration capability to Solid Edge 2022

Siemens’ 2022 version of Solid Edge® software

Siemens’ 2022 version of Solid Edge® software

TRUMPF Launches Automated Laser Welding

High-tech company TRUMPF will be unveiling a new solution at Blechexpo that aims to help sheet-metal fabricators make the jump into automated laser welding. Many companies in this sector still rely on manual welding, which is both costly and time-consuming – especially in high wage countries such as Germany. The alternative is automated laser welding, but today’s systems tend to be large, expensive, and complex to operate. Companies need low-cost solutions to get a foothold in this business – but these are few and far between. The new system is particularly suitable for job shops that weld products such as electrical cabinets, sheet-metal boxes, and covers.

TRUMPF Launches Automated Laser Welding

TRUMPF Launches Automated Laser Welding

ZASCHE Introduces Series Of Carbon-Fibre Material Handling Solutions

ZASCHE handling, a leading provider of load handling technology, unveils its new series of carbon-fiber handling solutions. Engineered in close consultation with a renowned German university, the low-weight Carbon series offers high performance that does not compromise on safety. The product is available globally in articulated arm and lifting axle formats. This feature improves significant ergonomics on the shop floor, as it ensures that device dead weight is kept lower than a workpiece’s mass.

 

ZASCHE Introduces Series Of Carbon-Fibre Material Handling Solutions

ZASCHE Introduces Series Of Carbon-Fibre Material Handling Solutions

 

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Siemens’ AM Network Platform Has Been Implemented At Schaeffler

Siemens’ AM Network Platform Has Been Implemented At Schaeffler

Siemens Digital Industries Software has recently announced that its Additive Manufacturing Network platform has been implemented at Schaeffler, a global automotive and industrial supplier, to connect its community of design engineers with its AM Fab Shop for additive manufacturing to facilitate collaboration, speed time to production and to foster greater application of the benefits of additive manufacturing (AM) within its value-chain.

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Manufacturers To Spend US$2.6bn On Simulation Software By 2030

Manufacturers to Spend US$2.6bn on Simulation Software by 2030

Simulation software acts as an insurance policy against costly mistakes because it enables manufacturers to understand how a product or component will behave before it’s put into use or how it will affect the production line. Global tech market advisory firm ABI Research forecasts that manufacturer’s spend on simulation software will surpass US$2.6 billion in 2030. Spending will accelerate over the forecast period (growing by CAGR 7.1% between 2022 and 2030) as the user base of simulation software expands in aerospace, automotive, heavy machinery, and the consumer-packaged goods sectors.

“In the past, manufacturers would create prototypes and test under certain conditions. Simulation software provides more flexibility by enabling manufacturers to examine how, for example, components in aircrafts and automobiles respond to heat and vibration, or how to optimize the layout of a printed circuit board in an electronic device. Also, manufacturers’ production lines are moving from batch to continuous manufacturing, so they need the ability to anticipate and alleviate bottlenecks relating to switchovers,” explains Michael Larner, Principal Analyst, Industrial & Manufacturing at ABI Research.

Simulation software solutions from the likes of Siemens, Dassault Systèmes, and Hexagon help manufacturers not only to create robust products but also expand usage of simulation software by specialists as well as individuals in product development and on the factory floor. Simulating software now supports a wide number of decision makers, such as plant managers, systems engineers, and maintenance teams.

However, vendors of simulation software for industrial applications face some challenges. “There is also a persistent tribal knowledge within some facilities where staff is hostile to change and so suppliers will need to overcome their lack of trust in simulation results. Suppliers will also need to work with their customers to understand the performance parameters and the acceptable tradeoffs in different verticals so that findings are based on reality and users trust the results,” Larner concludes.

 

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