Get Your Machine to a More Efficient Place
Take the Energy, Sustainability, Reliability or Performance Track to Get Where You Want to Go
Two Avenues to Machine Efficiency and Sustainability
There Is the Easy Way and/or Hard Way. Which Route Will You Take?
Network Devices Need Software Support
Network Hardware Depends on Strong Software to Hold It All Together and Improve Machine Performance
Mix and Match I/O? Maybe
Though There Can Be Downside Risks, the Up Might Overshadow the Down - Stay Informed
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Debunking "Conventional Wisdom" in Actuator Selection and Deployment
Author: Bob Kral, Bimba Manufacturing Company
Understanding all the costs in pneumatic and electric actuators -- and recognizing their very different capabilities -- can save tens of thousands of dollars.
It's in the news. Everyone is talking about it. Pneumaitc or electric? Are you considering replacing a compressor and 200 pneumatic cylinders with electric actuators to save compressor costs? Thinking about building a new machine with pneumatics because 30 electric actuators cost a whopping $34,000?
You might be making the wrong decision and as a result wasting tens of thousands of dollars a year. This article provides an analysis of cost components for both estimations. Cost calculations are provided in the appendix for readers who wish to evaluate costs for their machines or facilities.
Electro-hydraulic system design: Making the right system choices
Author: Delta Computer Systems
Designers who understand and can take advantage of the differences between fluid power and traditional electromechanical power can build machines that produce higher quality output with lower lifecycle costs. This White Paper suggests that care must be taken, however, in selecting and sizing the hydraulic system elements and in tuning the motion controller for optimal performance.
- External thread, field-attachable DIN valve connectors for hydraulic, pneumatic and electromagnetic devices are now available in DIN Form B, C and Micro versions with electronic circuitry
- Products available include solenoid, thermostatic and pneumatic valves; steam valves; and coils, repair kits and accessories.
- It is for secure cable guidance on large robot arms or for robots programmed to perform complex movements
- A guided electric cylinder that provides the precision of the Original Line Electric cylinder (OLE), combined with the strength of the T/TE pneumatic thruster
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