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INDUSTRY UPDATE


RB Series recommended for small to medium size robots


RB series are suitable for small to medium size robots, due to the output voltage combinations. Features of the new RBC200F 200W open frame AC-DC


A Expansion and new appointments at Advance


operation by establishing a satellite projects office in Lutterworth, Leicestershire. The move coincides with two new key appointments. Operating from a 30,000 sq ft manufacturing site,


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Advance provides a fully integrated single source for the design, manufacture and installation of conveyors, conveyor systems and controls. Alongside existing business and the addition of new contracts acquired throughout the UK, the additional office has been taken to primarily bolster product support during the design, installation and commissioning phases of projects in the central and south of the country. To head-up the new facility, Advance has appointed


Brian Skelham as a senior project engineer. Skelham was previously employed as a business project manager at online retailer, Ocado, based in Tamworth, Staffs. Advance has also reinforced their northern structure


with the appointment of Adam Robinson as a project engjneer, with an emphasis on sales.


Advance Automated Systems  01325 328 930  sales@advanceautomation.co.ukwww.advanceautomation.co.uk


ABB appoints UK partner for motion control products ABB extends its UK penetration for motion control products with the appointment of a Yorkshire-based specialist S


MS Machine Automation (SMS) is the first UK company to be awarded ABB Value Provider - Technical Distributor status for ABB motion control products. ABB’s motion control range includes servo motors, servo drives and programmable logic controllers (PLCs). SMS’s


previous expertise as an ABB Value Provider – System Integrator enables them to provide a more complete package for customers, covering applications’ operational life from initial purchase through to installation, commissioning, maintenance and upgrades. Established in 1999, SMS has for the past 20 years provided engineering solutions for machine building, system


integration and automation component distribution for a range of industry sectors. Simon Wakefield, Marketing and Communications Lead, SMS, describes the company’s broad customer base: “We provide standard components and custom solutions for a wide range of industries, from nuclear fuel production and premium chocolate manufacturing to glass bottle embellishment, and even automotive and entertainment applications.”


The ABB Value Provider


network offers UK customers access to ABB motors, variable speed drives and mechanical power transmission products together with a wide range of services, technical advice, training and bespoke contracts. Although each ABB Value Provider is an established and successful engineering company, all members of the network must undertake regular training to ensure its product, industry and technical knowledge is of the standard required to deliver accredited sales, support and service in close cooperation with ABB.


ABB Motion Control Products  01925 741517  www.gb.abb.com


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addition to its i500 inverter range. The i550 protec has been designed for decentralised drive tasks and comes with IP66 protection class, IO- Link connectivity and a power range of up to 75 kW. It is the first of its kind to offer this level of communication integration for decentralised applications, making it ideal for use with conveyors, fans, pumps and lifting units.


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Cost-effective and quick system set up Thanks to the inclusion of the IO-Link V1.1 standard interface, sensors and actuators distributed throughout an application can now be linked to a centralised control system using the new i550 protec. Neil Beaumont, Marketing Manager at Lenze says:


“The i550 protec is particularly suited to large-scale machines, distribution applications in material flow or wherever control cabinet space is expensive. With the introduction of this decentralised frequency inverter, we have opened new opportunities for mechanical engineers to control drives outside the control cabinet.”


Lenze  01234 753200  sales.uk@Lenze.com  www.lenze.com


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onveying and automated handling specialist, Advance Automated Systems, has expanded its


Power supply include 2-3 output configurations, with efficiency rating up to 91%. Also offers 3kV reinforced isolation on channel 3 and an operating temperature -20°C ~ 70°C. The RB series comes with the option to have chassis cover and the power supply comes with 5 year warranty. The RBC200F series is available in output voltages of 3.3V, 5V, 12V, 16.5V, 24V, 48V, ±12V, ±15V


Complies with safety standards • UL62368-1 • EN62368-1


• EN62477-1 (Overvoltage category ) • EN61558-2-16 (Overvoltage category ) • RoHS


Other features of the RB series include: • Remote On/Off • Low Leakage Current (<0.5mA) • < 1U High • Communication Function


Components Bureau  01480 412233  info@componentsbureau.com  www.componentsbureau.com


6-Axis Force/Moment Sensor from Kistler is precise and versatile


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he new piezoelectric 6-component force/moment link, Type 9306A, from Kistler Instruments is equally suited


to measuring the forces acting on electric hand tools, rocket engine test benches or robotics. This new sensor delivers precise and direct


measurements of three forces and three moments without calculation at very high resolution even under the most demanding operating conditions. The very rigid sensor with a high natural frequency of 18kHz and low crosstalk of better than ±3.5% for highly dynamic force and moment measurements, especially when very small moments and forces are being measured. The Type 9306A sensor is 90mm high, 62mm diameter


and weighs 1.5kg. The compact Type 9306A31 which is only 45mm high, 83mm diameter and weighs only 540g may be specified The Kistler LabAmp 5167A multi-channel quasistatic


and dynamic charge amplifier with analog output and integrated data acquisition provides an ideal signal conditioning capability with the ability to adjust the measuring ranges independently for each axis.


Kistler Instruments Ltd  01256741550  sales.uk@kistler.com  www.kistler.com


First decentralised IP66 frequency inverter with IO-Link launched by Lenze


enze is pleased to announce the latest


ccording to a recent piece in Power Electronic News entitled ‘Smart Power for a Smart Industry’ the Cosel


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