Mechatronics Canada

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FANUC’s line of SCARA robots provide great solutions when speed and repeatability are essential. Designed to help customers increase productivity, FANUC SCARAs are working in a variety of industries including consumer electronics, auto components, plastics, food & beverage, lab automation, appliances and medical device manufacturing.

 

 

 

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The pandemic might make it difficult to meet face-to-face, but Bosch-Rexroth still want to keep you posted on all their latest developments. Here, Dr. Marc Wucherer, Executive Vice President of Sales at Bosch Rexroth, introduces the new format that will ensure you’re always up to speed.

 

 

 

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Join Rockwell Automation for ROKLive 2021, happening June 29-30, to explore the explosion of digital technologies in manufacturing today. They’ll discuss how leading companies are applying analytics for actual insights, the newest collaboration tools designed for operations teams, and how they’re tackling uncertainty in the supply chain.

 

 

 

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Pilz Care offers high-quality technical support for all Pilz products across your plant and machinery. Components of the Pilz Care packages include quick help and advice available when you have technical questions about applications.

 

 

 

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Omron Automation Americas recently announced Armo-Tool Ltd., an automation solution provider in North America, as a new partner in its Certified Systems Integrator program.

 

 

 

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Robotic material removal offers some advantages towards manual machining. It is less expensive, more precise, reproducible, and can be implemented unmanned around the clock. But how can the process be successfully changed over?

 

 

 

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At this year’s Precision Machining Technology Show (PMTS) August 10-12 in Cleveland, Mazak will highlight some of its latest high-output, cost-effective and space-saving machine tool technology in Booth #3083.

 

 

 

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Pilz Automation Safety Canada is launching its new modular safety relay: myPNOZ. Thanks to this product, you create your own safety, Pilz assembles, tests, and delivers you your safety relay batch size 1 ready to plug & play.

 

 

 

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The new standard for handling and positioning tasks with multi-axis systems is here. Experience how quickly and easily you can now achieve a ready-to-install subsystem with Bosch Rexroth.

 

 

 

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Electromate Inc. is pleased to announce that, at the upcoming fifth annual Canadian Business Excellence Awards for Private Businesses being held on Wednesday June 9th, Excellence Canada will be awarding Electromate with their Canadian Business Excellence Award.

 

 

 


Featured Article: Decoding the Most Versatile Industrial Connector in the World


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If you were around in 1980’s you will probably remember walkmans, vcrs, mix tapes and big hair bands on MTV, amongst other things. The decade started with the release of PacMan, the Rubiks Cube and a Hollywood actor called Ronald Reagan winning the US Presidential election. It ended with the first episode of the Simpsons, Timothy Berners-Lee inventing the World Wide Web and the Berlin Wall coming down to symbolize the end of the Cold War.

Some notable 1980’s inventions included the first artificial heart, CD players, the Apple MacIntosh computer, Microsoft Windows, the Nintendo Gameboy and the first GPS satellite to be launched into space.

But there was one more invention of the 1980s that wasn’t really noticed by the general public, but ultimately paved the way for fast, easy and reliable electrical connections that we often take for granted in control systems today. We are talking about the M12 circular connector that was launched at the Hannover Fair in 1985 and has since become one of the most popular industrial connectors in the world.

These days, you will be hard-pressed to walk into any manufacturing plant without seeing an M12 connector. They are used to connect sensors to I/O modules, vision systems to Ethernet switches, light curtains to safety controllers and much more. Originally only available in 3-pole and 4-pole versions with an A-Coded keyway for power and I/O signals, the M12 connector is still evolving and has become one of the most versatile circular connectors available.

Now, more than 35 years since it was launched, there are many different types of M12 connectors for signal, data and power connections.

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Featured Article: Strategies for Increasing Production Line Modularity


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In today's competitive business environment, customization is key. Manufacturers in all industries are expected to provide a wide range of sizes, colors, styles and assortments, and they are finding it essential to implement flexible manufacturing strategies in order to stay competitive.

The goal of these strategies is to reduce the effort required to change over from one product version to another. Let’s take a look at a couple of ways in which this can be accomplished.

Find ways to minimize rigidity

To determine how to make a system more flexible, it helps to find particular elements that are highly rigid and see how these could be made modular with cutting-edge technology. One example of an inflexible element is a conveyor belt. If conveyors connect production line stations, it can be extremely difficult to rearrange the line or add new stations.

Employing autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) with integrated conveying functionality can dramatically increase flexibility. These robots can take care of materials transport needs without requiring fixed pathways or any other changes to the factory floor. Today, we even see AMRs with integrated collaborative robotic arms that comprise a full pick-and-carry solution.

Avoid excessive part orientation hardware

Traditional parts feeding solutions, such as bowl feeders, typically require parts to be oriented in highly precise ways prior to feeding. Unfortunately, this calls for specific hardware that must be redesigned whenever a new type of part is being produced, dramatically increasing costs and lengthening the time required for a changeover.

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Featured Product: FLIR A50 and A70 Thermal Cameras Offer Turnkey Solutions for Efficient Data Analysis


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When decision makers seek to integrate new hardware into their automation process, they are often looking at a few key areas – the ease of use, price point, features, and the ability to utilize the hardware at multiple points throughout their system. The new A50 and A70 thermal cameras come in three options – Smart, Streaming, and Research & Development to fit the needs of professionals across a variety of industries – from manufacturing to utilities to science.  The new cameras offer improved accuracy of ±2 °C or ±2% temperature measurement, compared to the previous accuracy of ±5 °C, or ±5% temperature measurement. The cameras all include an IP66 rating, along with a small, compact size with higher resolution options compared to previous versions.

Featuring a thermal resolution of 464 x 348 (A50) or 640 x 480 (A70), professionals can deploy the A50 or A70 cameras in a variety of capacities. These include condition monitoring programs to maximize uptime and minimize cost through planned maintenance, or when used in early fire detection applications to safeguard the lives of workers and secure the profitability of the business by protecting materials and assets. With improved temperature measurement accuracy of ±2 °C, professionals can rely on consistent readings over a period of time, or through varying environmental factors, eliminating any guesswork from data analysis.

The IP66 rating for both the A50 and A70 provides protection from dust, oil, and water, making the cameras ideal for tough, industrial environments. This ruggedness is especially helpful when the camera is being moved from one application to the next. Whether the camera is fix-mounted inspecting a production line or when required for bench testing, professionals benefit from its versatility.

A50/70 Smart

Designed for condition monitoring programs to reduce inspection times, improve production efficiency, and increase product reliability, the A50 and A70 Smart cameras introduce “on camera / on edge” smart functionality.

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