New Omron Adept Robot Wellness Service

The OMRON Adept Wellness Service provides a complete preventive maintenance service for your robotic system, ensuring that that the system is well maintained and reducing the risk of unplanned downtime.

During the on-site visit, an Omron certified Field Service Engineer will perform all recommended factory maintenance activities and complete a comprehensive 21 point inspection of the robot. At the completion of the inspection, you will be given a report that documents the details of the service along with a list of any additional repairs or services needed to maintain the robot. Available for both our fixed and mobile robots, an annual Wellness visit saves money by finding concerns early that can be corrected before more expensive damage is done.

If you schedule a Wellness visit for your fixed robot prior to March 31, 2018, Omron will include an encoder backup battery at no additional charge-(a $175 value).*
*To ensure robot calibration and full functionality, replacement of the encoder backup battery for a fixed robot is recommended every 24 months.

Banner Engineering Q4X Sensors with Dual Mode (Distance + Intensity) Video

Banner Q4X Laser Measurement Sensors – 25mm to 610mm sensing range

Versatile, rugged laser distance sensors offering superior performance and capable of detecting sub-millimeter changes in distance. Discrete, analog (0 to 10 V or 4 to 20 mA), clear object, and IO-Link models available. Reliable sensing range from as close as 25 mm and as far as 610 mm. Banner’s superior optics and CMOS imager detects across a variety of target colors, materials and surfaces based on distance.

Dual teach mode (intensity + distance) is ideal for error-proofing applications and enables clear object detection with no retro-reflector required.Robust housing rated to IP69K with FDA-grade stainless steel, now available in 2 housing styles to fit all applications. This includes the standard 18mm barrel face and new, flush mount housing style. Easy setup with responsive buttons, eugged design resists mechanical impact, over tightening and extreme vibration. Clear distance readout from angled four-digit display. Contact our inside sales group to order in a demo.

   Omron’s All-in-one, entry-level machine automation controller video

OMRON Machine Automation Controller in a Compact Footprint

The NX1P is ideally scaled for small and midsize production machines. Here’s a quick review of capabilities:

  • Setup, control and simulation of sequential and motion control, vision and safety from a single unit.
  • One software—Sysmac Studio—configures control in an integrated development environment that lets developers share one data table across multiple control disciplines.
  • Both EtherCAT and EtherNet/IP network connections provide optimum data exchange with devices and machines throughout a factory.

The new controller helps OEMs to be competitive by offering a scalable solution from one vendor, passing on higher productivity than several separate controllers, and lowering the total cost of design and support. With 24 or 40 local I/O built-in, 4 to 8 motion axes, the NX1P meets the need for a compact, affordable controller with built-in motion control with no additional modules. The base unit has 4 point-to-point motion axes. To connect the machine to the plant floor, NX1P provides both built in EtherNet/IP (32 connections) and built in EtherCAT (16 nodes).

 Banner Engineering’s Expandable Safety Controller Video

Banner XS26 Series Expandable Safety Controller Highlights include:

Intuitive icon-based drag-and-drop configuration via free PC software. Built in, 26 inputs and two pairs of safety outputs (base controller). Expandable design will allow you to add up to 8 expansion modules in any combination. Communicates over industrial ethernet – EthernetIP, ProfiNet, Modbus and PCCC. 80 virtual non-safety inputs (64 on/off or mute enables and 16 resets or cancel delays) – 256 virtual status outputs.

Start using the free software today. Go to www.bannerengineering.com/xs26-2

Watlow’s new ASPYRE power controller family is flexible and scalable, and available with a variety of options allowing one platform to be re-used across a wide range of applications, which can help save time and money. ASPYRE models available include sizes from 35 to 700 amps.

This power controller family features multiple advanced microprocessor-based firing and control mode algorithms. Combined with diagnostics and several communications options, the product enables equipment and factory automation in one package. The ASPYRE DT features SCR switching, voltage sensor, data logging, Wi-Fi, current sensor, semiconductor fusing, user interface, relay alarm and more.

Controller firing modes include zero cross, burst firing, single cycle, delayed triggering and phase angle. These smart algorithms enable the product to easily control a wide base of heater loads including Nichrome®, moly, silicon carbide, tungsten quartz and infrared lamps and transformer-coupled loads. ASPYRE offers a comprehensive list of modular options that deliver space and labor savings including controlled legs (1, 2 or 3), semiconductor fusing, load current measurement, amperage size and user interface. Take your control to the next level with ASPYRE.