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Custom Sensors & Technologies (CST)
CST represents a unique collection of companies under one umbrella as a distinct global business unit within Schneider Electric. Now a singular business, they represents a set of proven brands with a long-standing ability to deliver advanced application-specific solutions across a wide array of sensing technologies along with control and actuation products. View All Resources from Custom Sensors & Technologies
Frequently Asked Questions – ADJUSTABILITYVendor:Airpot Corp. | Type:Training Guide | Category: Motion Control/AutomationAre your dashpots adjustable? How does the adjustment knob work? For a two-way damping dashpot, can I adjust for different damping in each direction? Can you make a non-adjustable dashpot?
EMI-Shielded O-ringsVendor:Apple Rubber Products | Type:Design Guide | Category:Motion Control/AutomationApple Rubber provides EMI-Shielded O-rings and seals as an alternative to metallic coating of parts and other methods utilized for EMI shielding, while delivering a reliable sealing solution. Models Available For DownloadVendor:BESWICK ENGINEERING CO INC. | Type:CAD File | Category: Motion Control/AutomationIn an effort to provide additional services to our customers we have implemented a download option for 3D CAD models. All models are currently in available in both STEP and IGES format.
Cv CalculatorVendor:COLDER PRODUCTS CO. | Type:Design Guide | Category:Motion Control/AutomationThe tests to determine the flow coefficient values for CPC couplings were conducted under laboratory conditions with water at 70ºF (21ºC). The performance of the couplings in the user's specific application may vary. Swing-Clamp CylindersVendor:FABCO-AIR INC | Type:Product Brief | Category: Motion Control/AutomationThe clamp arm rotates 90° as it extends away from the workpiece providing clearance and access for unload/load operations. Doubleacting operation and standard magnetic piston offer positive cycles, durability and workpiece detection features.
Solenoid Valve and Proportional Valve trainingVendor:Hydraforce Inc. | Type:Training Guide | Category:Motion Control/AutomationAccess this online learning tool from HydraForce, as well as a white paper on electronics in the Mobile Industry. MICO Application Illustrations CatalogVendor:MICO, Incorporated | Type:Design Guide | Category: Motion Control/AutomationThirty-two-page hydraulic brake systems application catalog with color cover. Application illustrations, product photos, and system schematics are shown.
Nexen Servo Motor Brake Provides Power-off Stopping for Gantry SystemsVendor:NEXEN Group Inc. | Type:Case Study | Category:Motion Control/AutomationIn emergency stop situations, heavy loads need to be stopped safely and quickly in a controlled manner. These are the issues a major designer and builder of robotic gantry systems had when they came to Nexen. See what the solution was. Tuning Your SystemVendor:Paratherm Corp. | Type:Design Guide | Category: Motion Control/AutomationMaintaining your thermal fluid system's design flow rate is critical for system performance. Quantitative output can be provided by flowmeters, but for a simpler and less costly method of tuning a system, users should consider the installation of pressure gauges.
Follower Arm PotentiometersVendor:Placid Industries, Inc. | Type:Product Brief | Category:Motion Control/AutomationMAINTAIN CONSTANT TENSION - The follower arm potentiometer is used to maintain constant tension when using a brake for producing unwind (payout) tension, or when using a clutch for rewind tension. Get spec's and setup instructions. Electric DrivesVendor:Sauer-Danfoss Company | Type:Product Brief | Category: Motion Control/AutomationEPIC, EAB, EAC, and EPT Series Connectors are modern, industrialized versions of the popular MIL-C-5015 and MIL-C-26482 designs. They are offered in wall, box, and cable mount receptacle, and straight and right angle plug configurations. Standard features included Nickel plated aluminum housings, removable crimp contacts, metric backshells, and SKINTOP strain reliefs.
Thomas Launches New Web SiteVendor:Thomas Products Division | Type:Web Event | Category:Motion Control/AutomationThomas Products Division – Gardner Denver has launched a new Web site – gd-thomas.com. This new site features expanded product information, improved navigation, and updated performance date on thousands of OEM compressors and pumps. Applying Sensors and Cordsets in Welding EnvironmentsVendor:Turck | Type:White Paper | Category: Motion Control/AutomationImagine several sensors on several machines, all with a different degree of exposure to welding operations. This could be anywhere from a few sensors to a few hundred, depending on the application and industry. Also take into consideration where the sensor is in relation to the weld flash. Now imagine this: If a sensor fails in one operation and needs to be replaced it will cause a certain degree of downtime – maybe just a few minutes. But if another sensor down the line also fails and needs to be replaced, and so on down the line, this spirals into a productivity issue, not to mention a gross cost concern.
CD Coupling Handles High Speed, High Torque MotionVendor:ZERO MAX INC | Type:Case Study | Category:Motion Control/AutomationHigh speed rotary fabricating and die cutting machinery employ phase adjusting differentials connected by means of backlash-free CD® couplings from Zero-Max. The couplings damp out any backlash or harmonic tendencies that might occur in the system.
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In an age of globalization and rapid changes through scientific progress, two of our societies' (and economies') main concerns are to satisfy the needs and wishes of the individual and to save precious resources. Cloud computing caters to both of these.
For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.