Product Blitz

Product Blitz: Stay on Top of Innovations

March 26, 2020
Featured: SICK, Oriental Motor, Thomson.

During this time of challenge for our nation and our manufacturing sector, the business of developing new production systems continues. To help that process move forward, Machine Design will feature three new products each day to keep innovation at the top of mind for our end-users, our OEMs and integrators, and our supply community.

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Safety Laser Scanner

SICK’s new ultra-compact safety laser scanner, nanoScan3, equips small AGVs and mobile robots with leading-edge safety technology. This space-saving sensor can be used wherever machines and vehicles require maximum safety performance but have minimal mounting space. It adds the required security without sacrificing weight or size. 


Data Drivers

Oriental Motor has added EtherNet/IP and EtherCAT communication to the AZ Series family of single axis stored data drivers, which now also includes AC and DC input. The AZ Series EtherNet/IP and EtherCAT capable drivers now are available with AC input (Single-Phase 100-120 V ac or Single/Three-Phase 200-240 V ac) or dc input (24/48 V dc) and work with all AZ Series motors including linear and rotary actuators, compact actuators and grippers. They feature a dedicated single axis driver with EtherNet/IP or EtherCAT communications and a built-in electromagnetic brake control for individual axis. 

Oriental Motor

Linear Actuators

Thomson Industries, Inc. has introduced an electro-hydraulic actuator that has the strength of hydraulic cylinders but without their complex external assemblies or extensive fluid handling requirements. Thomson Warner Linear H-Track actuators move loads of up to 4,800 lb from a compact mounting envelope. The actuators are ideal for space-constrained applications requiring high load handling and shock resistance, such as snowplow blade control, agricultural plows and sprayer booms, mower deck lifts and UTV dump boxes. The H-Track features bore and rod combinations that allow for multiple configurations, stroke lengths up to 16 in. with solid rods allow for increased resistance to buckling and a pin-to-pin length shorter than traditional electromechanical actuators.

Thomson Industries, Inc.

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