Automation Update December 2018

SICK SIG100 Gateway

The SIG100 Sensor Integration Gateway is an IO-Link sensor hub which makes collecting and monitoring digital standard signals easier than ever. Logical decisions are made based on the user configuration, and the results are transmitted via IO-Link to any IO-Link master. Devices are parameterized quickly and easily via an integrated USB interface and the SOPAS ET graphical user interface. For various applications, a drag & drop logic editor enables the quick and easy creation of an autonomous sensor system which can be operated separately from the central controller (PLC).

  • Easy connection of binary sensors to any IO-Link master
  • Six configurable ports, each has two binary inputs or outputs for connecting up to 12 standard I/Os
  • Quick and easy configuration of an autonomous sensor system, which consists of binary inputs and outputs, via drag & drop logic links without an additional controller
  • Reduced wiring effort and expense by consolidating individual sensor signals into a single IO-Link message

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Mitsubishi Low-Profile Direct Drive Servo

Mitsubishi Electric is proud to announce the launch of our new Low-Profile Direct Drive Motor (TM-RG2M and TM-RU2M). Direct Drive Motors allow for the direct control of a load without the use of more traditional mechanical transmission components (gears, belts, chains, etc.). By combining this direct control with the accuracy of a servo motor customers can build more compact, efficient, and precise machines.
BENEFITSLow-profile direct drive motor TM-RG2M series and TM-RU2M series are launched in addition to the prior TM-RFM series.

TM-RG2M004E30 (motor outer diameter: ΓΈ180 mm) has a thickness of 51 mm* decreased by 18% and a mass of 5.5 kg decreased by 50% compared with TM-RFM006E20.

In addition, the new series has a rated speed of
300 r/min. Its increased speed improves productivity.

When high torque is needed or the load is heavy, TM-RFM series is recommended.

Two mounting types are selectable according to the mounting method to a machine.

TM-RG2M series: flange type (with pilot)
Position with the pilot and fix with bolts.
TM-RU2M series: table type (with positioning pin holes)
Position with the positioning pin holes and fix with bolts.

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SMC AS Speed Controllers

The AS speed controller variants with push lock allow for easy locking of the flow rate setting without a tool.

  • Elbow type, speed control with one-touch fitting
  • Improved, larger push-lock handle
  • Easy identification of meter-in (blue handle) vs. meter-out (gray handle)
  • Max. operating pressure 1MPa
  • Applicable tubing material: nylon, soft nylon, polyurethane

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