Increased Protection for
Ashcroft (Stratford, CT) has announced a
protective rubber boot for lower connected types 1000, 1005, 1005P, 1005S,
1005P-XUL, and 1005M-XRG commercial pressure gauges. In addition to
the patented shock-resistant PowerFlex
movement, the boot provides added
protection if the gauge is struck while
installed or dropped during portable use.
VCA Developer's Kit
BEI Kimco Magnetics (Vista, CA) has introduced the VCA Developer's Kit, a new tool for
designers who want to try a VCA in applications,
but are unsure where to begin. The virtual how-to kit answers all of the questions needed to get a VCA system up and running,
including where to source components, how to put components together, and how
to program the parts to perform the required motions. Features include:
■ A VCA with a built-in feedback sensor.
■ A programmable controller with MotionLab Software that runs on the user's local PC.
■ Suitability for use in many industrial and commercial applications for actuation, position,
and force control.
■ The ability to operate in open- or closed-loop modes.
With its IndraDrive CL/ML,
Bosch Rexroth (Charlotte,
NC) now offers a scaled
product range of drive
solutions from 110 k W to
4 MW for applications in
metal forming, plastics, test,
printing, metallurgy, marine,
offshore, and other heavy
industries. Features include:
■ The ability to store static
and rotational energy.
■ Smart Energy Mode
■ Up to 8 individual
500 kW drives running
a single motor.
■ A drive power of up
to 4 MW.
■ Optional drive-integrated
Rexroth Safety on Board capabilities.
■ Optional integrated Motion Logic for a variety
of application-specific technology functions.
■ Peripherally coordinated movements to handle
motion tasks for up to ten axes.
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