Raco Ball & ACME screw Electric Actuators cover a broad
range of applications, are environmentally friendly, robust
& low maintenance replacements for hydraulic/pneumatic
cylinders. The modular systems design allows for Straight/Right-Angle/C-Design variations. Thrust up to 225,000 lbs, speeds up
to 30”/sec, strokes up to 20 feet. For fast linear movements up
to 400”/sec RACO produces the belt driven LM-Actuator. X-Y-Z
arrangement can be easily designed for paint/cutting/sorting/
RACO International, L.P.
Advanced Ceramic Solutions
Astro Met’s unique advanced ceramics
provide cost effective solutions to material
performance problems in a wide range
of demanding applications. “Amalox 68”
a 99.8% alumina ceramic and “Amzirox
86” an yttria stabilized zirconia provided
superior wear resistance, corrosion resistance, high temperature stability, low thermal expansion, high stiffness to weight
ratio, biocompatibility and high dielectric
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DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT® RESOURCE GUIDE
Titan Robotics (Colorado Springs, CO) has announced its
Atlas and Atlas 2.0 3D printers. They are the standard models
of Titan’s 3-axis industrial 3D printers. The two standard build
sizes are 30 x 30 x 45″ and 36 x 36 x 48″. Features include:
n Feed rates over 400 mm/s.
n A repeatability of +/- .003”.
n A precision CNC machined steel frame.
n A 1,500 W bed.
n An optional 2,250 W heated enclosure.
n Yaskawa closed loop AC servos.
Slim Safety Relay Unit
Omron Automation and
Safety (Schaumburg, IL)
has introduced the G9SE
Safety Relay Unit, a slim size
safety relay unit that reduces
installation and troubleshooting
time for machine builders.
The unit’s screw-less push-
in terminal allows for fast
installation. Features include:
n A slim design ( 17. 5 or 22. 5 mm) to save mounting space.
n The availability of modules with two or four safety contacts
and OFF-delay timing.
n Front-side wiring using screw-less terminals.
n A 15 ms maximum response time.
n A safe OFF delay function up to PLe.
n Certification for lift standards EN 81-1, EN 81-2.
Game Style Pendant
APEM (Vista, CA) has announced
its PC Series, an ergonomic game
style pendant controller. The
handheld device accommodates
APEM’s TS Series miniature
proportional joystick and provides
either analog voltage or USB
output. The PC Series is suitable
for controlling unmanned vehicles,
robotics, and other remote
controlled applications. Features include:
n High-impact, glass filled nylon.
n A modular design to provide OEMs the ability to configure
the device as needed.
n The ability to specify standard, off-the-shelf configurations
with miniature Hall effect joysticks, snap action pushbuttons,
and USB interface.
n The ability to be environmentally sealed up to IP67.