Mounting Brackets are designed for use with the company's Series 28 and Series
29 photoelectric sensors. They provide greater alignment and positioning
flexibility for faster changeover, and feature a protective shroud that covers
two sides of the sensor housing for greater sensor protection, when compared
with standard right angle brackets. These benefits can help reduce costs and
maximize productivity in automotive,
handling and packaging
brackets provide an affordable means of mounting photoelectric sensors with
multi-axes alignment. They feature half-clamp mounting in which the bracket
fastens on a 12 mm (0.5 inch) diameter rod or bolt. Once fastened, the
half-clamp can be rotated 360 degrees around the rod or bolt to best align the
sensor to satisfy the specific application requirements.
New versions of BASF's Ecovio line are both compostable and designed for either injection molding or thermoforming. These combinations are becoming more common for the single-use bioplastics used in food service and food packaging applications, but are still not widely available.
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 radio show will show what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.