Mechatronics Canada

 August 19, 2021

MC 7 Festo logo 400

Thu, Aug 26, 2021 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT

This webinar will focus on common applications and ideal actuator types. Identifying valuable features and benefits relevant to modern machine design. The relationship of price position vs performance will be reviewed along with an introduction to tips/tools available for actuator sizing. Product scope will include:

• Guided actuators

• Slide actuators

• Rodless actuators

• Swivel actuators

PRESENTERS:

Michael Guelker

Michael Guelker is currently a Product Manager at Festo, focusing on pneumatic actuators and grippers. Mike has represented Festo in multiple sales support roles, including Product Manager for air supply products, technical support, and leading a customer service team supporting distribution partners.

Darren O‘Driscoll 

Darren is currently a Product Market Manager at Festo, focusing on pneumatic actuators for the North American Cluster and supporting air supply products for the Canadian market. Darren has 25+ year experience in the product management role in the fluid power industry, most recently specializing in pneumatic factory automation with Festo.

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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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