Emerson (St. Louis, MI) has launched its new ASCO™ Series 262 and 263 Biodiesel Valves, the first combustion valves certified for use with biodiesel blended fuel in industrial and commercial boilers in the Americas and Asia. These biodiesel valves make it possible for district heating and commercial boiler burner applications to transition to a more sustainable energy source, simplifying compliance with evolving regulations while reducing boiler users’ greenhouse gas emissions and carbon footprints.The robust construction of the solenoid shut-off valves provides long service life and low internal leakage, minimizing maintenance and improving reliability, while the welded core tube offers high pressure ratings for efficient fuel use. Mountable in any position with a range of elastomer options, these compact poppet valves allow tight shut-off that can improve efficiency while reducing emissions and cost.
Linear Motion System
Thomson Industries, Inc., (Wood Dale, IL) has introduced a family of compact linear systems that makes it easier for motion designers to implement complex applications in small spaces. Designers needing thrust and bearing support in a single, compact unit now have the flexibility to build such applications with versatile, time-tested components from Thomson. In building a Thomson compact linear system, a designer can configure a unit or combination of units from a wide variety of components based on their specific application details. Components include, but are not limited to integrated stepper motors, lead screws, profile rail linear guides, 60 Case® LinearRace® shafting, linear Ball Bushing® bearings, and end blocks. Many features can be customized, including screw diameters and leads, mounting holes as well as mounting configurations.
Linear Voice Coil Servo Actuator
New, metric- and imperial-dimensioned electric cylinders or linear voice coil servo actuators have been released by Moticont (Van Nuys, CA). The compact 25.4 mm (1.000 in.) stroke SDLM-025-095-01-01M and SDLM-025-095-01-01 Linear DC Servo Actuators feature high repeatability, high acceleration/deceleration, and zero cogging. These high force-to-size electric cylinders have linear encoders mounted internally for closed loop servo operation. Additionally, to operate at peak efficiency, integral temperature sensors provide data to achieve the highest possible throughputs. The clean fully enclosed servo actuators are 25.4 mm (1.000 in.) in diameter, the housing is 95.3 mm (3.750 in.) long and the total length of the housings and shafts are 139.7 mm (5.500 in.). The shafts are supported at both ends by long life plain linear bearings and can tolerate side loads up to 2.0 N (7.2 oz.). These clean, quiet linear actuators are ideal for medical, assembly, work holding and clamping, sorting, laser machining and drilling, packaging, sampling, scanning, laser beam steering and filtering applications.
Autonomous Mobile Robot
The MP1000R by Bosch Rexroth (Bethlehem, PA) is a new 1000-kg payload capacity autonomous mobile robot that can automate material handling applications without external infrastructure. Using Bosch Rexroth’s ROKIT Locator Software, the MP1000R can autonomously navigate in highly dynamic environments without additional infrastructure. The MP1000R is designed to help transport goods with reduced risk of accident or injury. It offers more flexibility to material handling processes and can lift a max payload of 1000 kgs on a rack or shelf base. It can also interface with customer-specific equipment using a square or roller top conveyor at customized heights. Tasks can be triggered manually via wireless button/tablet, PLC, or connection to upstream ERP/MES/WMS/etc. via API. With its large capacity 39Ah lithium battery, the MP1000R can run continuously via autonomous opportunity charging.
Industrial Gear Unit
NORD DRIVESYSTEMS (Waunakee, WI) construction industry solutions include heavy-duty MAXXDRIVE industrial gear units, versatile helical bevel gear units, robust parallel shaft gear units, and efficient electric motors. The MAXXDRIVE® XD industrial gear unit is available as a three- and four-stage helical gear unit. The housing design succeeds the proven UNICASE™ housing principle and has been specially optimized for external loads. Due to the elongated arrangement of gear stages, the housing has a large center distance, enabling a U-shaped drive design. Especially with lifting gear drives, the cable drum and the motor can thus easily be arranged on the same gear side. Furthermore, the housings are equipped with an inspection cover as standard. Many options are adopted from the tried and tested modular industrial gear unit series, so that delivery times are like those for the standard MAXXDRIVE ® industrial gear units.