Eurotherm offering custom controller
Leesburg, Va.-based Eurotherm is pitching its K1 series of customizable control panels to makers of machinery, including chillers, dryers and processing equipment.
The K1 unit offers a two-board electronic platform, accessed via a custom overlay designed by the original equipment manufacturer.
Eurotherm, a unit of London-based Invensys plc, has incorporated a number of advanced features into the K1. An internal timer allows control-based functions to be integrated with time-based control requirements. A two-point calibration routine reduces the time to manufacture equipment, for OEMs that need calibration offsets for true temperature measurement.
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Ion neutralizer line rids static discharge
Ion Industrial of Windsor Locks, Conn., said its Virtual AC line of static neutralizers eliminates static discharge on PET bottle production lines, using stationary static neutralizing bars.
The system does not use fans or blowers that stir up dust particles, and could disturb lightweight bottles.
The Virtual AC uses a modular design, making it easy to install, Ion said. Bars can be linked to a single power supply. Multiple static neutralizing bars can be remotely monitored and controlled using a computer interface.
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K35 welder provides tooling protection
Stapla Ultrasonics Corp. of Wilmington, Mass., said its K35-XT ultrasonic welder combines a rigid cast alloy column, for weld consistency, with automatic tool protection, dubbed ATP.
ATP comes from computer control, position sensing and precise servomotor control.
By measuring weld depth, referencing tolerance values and applying a self-calibrating force, the welder can compensate for part variations during the welding cycle, according to Stapla.
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Raptor robot handles larger-ton presses
Automated Assemblies Corp. has launched a version of its Raptor robot for large-tonnage injection molding machines: Raptor 4000.
The robot is designed for the automotive, electronic/medical, appliance and housewares molding. It works with presses in clamping forces from 700-1,500 tons. They bring the benefits of low deflection and rigid construction to molders that want a low-profile, beside-the-press telescoping vertical-arm robot.
Raptor 4000 robots can carry parts that weigh up to 50 pounds.
All Raptor robots include a large control screen that combines the controls of the robot, the visual inspection system and the entire work cell into one operator interface.
Automated Assemblies is based in Clinton, Mass.
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