LE Series Electric Actuators with Absolute Encoder

LE Series Electric Actuators
SMC has introduced a line of actuators driven by 24VDC step motors fitted with battery-less absolute encoders. An absolute encoder offers position data upon power-on, avoiding the homing routine an incremental encoder requires.
LEFS Slider Type, Ball Screw Drive, Battery-less Absolute Encoder

LEFS Slider Type, Ball Screw Drive, Battery-less Absolute Encoder

The rodless LEFS slider is an electric actuator with a load mounting platform situated above a ball screw drive. A flexible seal band permits platform travel while preventing foreign matter from entering the drive. Slider advantages include a low profile height, shorter length than a rod with equivalent stroke, and better positioning repeatability than a belt driven slider. This version includes a 24VDC motor with a battery-less absolute encoder. This encoder allows the actuator to be powered down without losing its positional awareness. The machine’s PLC can access the controller’s operational and positional step data through several fieldbus protocols, IO-Link, or parallel I/O.

  • Body sizes: 25, 32, 40
  • Maximum work load: 65 kg
  • Maximum speed: 1200 mm/s
  • Stroke range: 50 to 1200mm in 50mm increments
  • Positioning repeatability: ±0.02mm, or ±0.015mm (high precision)

LEFB Belt Drive Slider, Battery-less Absolute Encoder

LEFB Belt Drive Slider, Battery-less Absolute Encoder

The rodless LEFB slider is an electric actuator with a load mounting platform situated above a belt drive. A flexible seal band permits platform travel while preventing foreign matter from entering the drive. Slider advantages include a low profile height, shorter length than a rod with equivalent stroke, plus longer strokes and higher speeds than a ball screw driven slider. This version includes a 24VDC motor with a battery-less absolute encoder. This encoder allows the actuator to be powered down without losing its positional awareness. The machine’s PLC can access the controller’s operational and positional step data through several fieldbus protocols, IO-Link, or parallel I/O.

  • Body sizes: 16, 25, 32
  • Maximum work load (horizontal only): 19 kg
  • Maximum speed: 1500 mm/s
  • Stroke range: 300 to 2000mm in 100mm increments
  • Positioning repeatability: ±0.08mm

LEY Rod, Battery-less Absolute Encoder

LEY Rod, Battery-less Absolute Encoder

The LEY rod electric actuator is suitable for push, pull, lift and press applications. The motor orientation can be reverse mounted on top for compact length, or inline for compact height. Several mounting options are available to accommodate a range of machine requirements. This version includes a 24VDC motor with a battery-less absolute encoder. This encoder allows the actuator to be powered down without losing its positional awareness. The machine’s PLC can access the controller’s operational and positional step data through several fieldbus protocols, IO-Link, or parallel I/O.

  • Body sizes: 16, 25, 32, 40
  • Maximum work load: 90 kg (horizontal); 53 kg (vertical)
  • Maximum pushing force: 1058 N
  • Maximum speed 500 mm/s
  • Maximum stroke: 500mm
  • Positioning repeatability: ±0.02mm

LEYG Guided Rod, Battery-less Absolute Encoder

LEYG Guided Rod, Battery-less Absolute Encoder

The LEYG guided rod electric actuator pairs a LEY actuator with a bolt-on bearing block with double guide rods. The guide rods counter rotational forces instead of the drive and motor, and also resist shock and sustained lateral loads. Guide selection offers either slide or ball bushing bearings. The motor orientation can be reverse mounted on top for compact length, or inline for compact height. This version includes a 24VDC motor with a battery-less absolute encoder. This encoder allows the actuator to be powered down without losing its positional awareness. The machine’s PLC can access the controller’s operational and positional step data through several fieldbus protocols, IO-Link, or parallel I/O.

  • Body sizes: 16, 25, 32, 40
  • Maximum work load: 90 kg (horizontal; 51 kg (vertical)
  • Maximum pushing force: 1058 N
  • Maximum speed: 500 mm/s
  • Maximum stroke: 300mm
  • Positioning repeatability: ±0.02mm

LES Slide Table, Compact, Battery-less Absolute Encoder

The LES electric actuator combines a motor and ball screw drive, worktable, and linear guide in compact body. The formed sheet metal table allows a lower mounting surface height, lighter weight, and greater vertical work load than the LESH slide table. Body orientations include basic, symmetrical, and inline mounted motor. This version includes a 24VDC motor with a battery-less absolute encoder. This encoder allows the actuator to be powered down without losing its positional awareness. The machine’s PLC can access the controller’s operational and positional step data through several fieldbus protocols, IO-Link, or parallel I/O.

  • Body size: 25
  • Maximum work load: 5 kg (horizontal or vertical)
  • Maximum pushing force: 180 N
  • Maximum speed: 400 mm/s
  • Strokes: 30, 50, 75, 100, 125, 150mm
  • Positioning repeatability: ±0.05mm

Turck New EH03 Miniature Sensors

turck-eh03Turck is proud to announce the successful integration of EH03-AP6X/AN6X into our miniature sensor line.

The new EH03-AP6X, along with our EG04(K) and EG05(K) sensors, are a formidable lineup for the stamping industry, medical device manufacturing and any application where small sensors are a requirement.

  • Short-circuit protected
  • Shortened by 5mm to a total length of 22mm
  • Available in AP6X and AN6X configurations

Baumer AlphaProx Inductive Distance Measurement Sensors

alpha-prox Baumer AlphaProx family are the perfect solution for reliable non-contact measurement of changes in the position of metal objects. Thanks to their high temperature stability in connection with large measuring distances, the high degree of consistency and their robustness, the sensors are ideally suited for measuring positions and angles, controlling and monitoring belt tension, controlling sag and measuring low-frequency vibrations.

Baumer Inductive Proximity Sensors

Baumer Inductive Proximity Sensors Baumer inductive proximity switches monitor presence, movement and position. They deliver standard products in various housing sizes with different sensing distances. These include miniature sensors with fully integrated processing electronics for applications in cramped spaces as well as especially robust sensors for outdoors and hygienic applications.

EX-L200 Laser Sensors

Panasonic EX-L200 Laser SensorUnrivaled self-contained high precision laser sensor

EX-L200 laser sensors are made to detect minute objects with utmost accuracy. Despite its miniature size, the thru-beam type (EX-L211x) can detect minute objects with a diameter of just 0.3mm, and the spot reflective type EX-L221x can even detect gold wire whose diameter is a mere 0.01mm.

High precision detection is fulfilled in the EX-L200 Series, one of the world’s smallest size with directivity and visibility achievable only by laser. The laser adopted is Class 1 (JIS / IEC / FDA) laser that is safe to use, so that there is no need to separate the areas of sensor usage.

Bamuer VeriSens Vision Sensor now includes Color Inspections

baumerwebinarBaumer VeriSens color vision sensors are now available in VGA and 1.2 megapixel resolutions for color inspection applications. These advanced color sensors include, Color FEX, a new, intelligent assistant for intuitive and quick setup of 3D color identification and definition. Object colors and their shades are automatically identified and visualized in 3D as color spheres. The resulting absence of sphere collisions ensures reliable color inspection.

In addition to color inspection with Color FEX, these new sensor models incorporate the high performance functionality of the XC series such as patented FEX image processor for stable image evaluation at varying light conditions or object colors, integrated flash controller with 48 V/4 A pulse to power and actuate external illumination and the first configurable web interface.

Panasonic HG-C Series Laser Distance Sensor

Pansonic HG-CReliable detection with a 10 µm Resolution in a Compact Body

The NEW HG-C Series Laser Distance Sensor with a compact size of just W20 x H44 x D25 mm this sensor provides high-end performance in a small, lightweight package. Three measurement ranges (100mm±35, 50mm±15, and 30mm±5) are available with a measurement resolution ranging from 10 μm to 70 μm depending on the model selected. The built-in display assist in setup and operation, and I/O options include a 0-5V analog output alongside either one NPN or PNP transistor output as well as an external input.

SMC PFMB digital display and output signals to monitor flow

Wide Range of Flow Measurement with One Product 

SMC PFMB Series PFMB digital flow switch monitors and displays instantaneous and accumulated flow, and transmits output signals when critical set points are detected.  Switch outputs can trigger machine controls to continue or stop operation, indicate an emergency condition, or signal a maintenance requirement.  A comprehensive set of functions is available in a compact, space-saving package.

  • Flow ratio of 100:1 with maximum values of 200, 500, or 1000 L/min
  • 2 switch outputs available, or 1 switch output along with an analog current or voltage output
  • CE, UL/CSA (200L type only), RoHS compliance
  • Optimize response time with 1 of 5 settings from 0.05 to 2.0 seconds
  • Protect settings with key lock and password code security functions

Baumer Power Over Ethernet Reduces Cabling Effort

Baumer GigeBaumer GigE cameras with resolutions up to 5 megapixel

GigE Vision® has become a standard in industrial image processing, providing a simple way of connecting industrial cameras to existing network systems using Gigabit Ethernet.   Thanks to Power over Ethernet (POE), Baumer is able to deliver a single cable solution for the GigE cameras as well as for the network components such as the trigger device, switches and injectors. In this case, the data and the power supply are both carried over a standard Ethernet cable.

PoE saves a separate power supply for the camera system, which makes the mechanical installation much simpler and results in noticeably lower installation and maintenance costs.

The TX Series are versatile digital matrix cameras using Power over Ethernet technology, Gigabit Ethernet interface and Sony CCD sensors with resolution ranging from VGA to 5 megapixel.