Pallet conveyor technology primarily requires economical drive solutions with high overload capacity. NORD DRIVESYSTEMS supplies optimally matched, individually configurable and flexible drive technology which reduces the number of versions and minimises costs, especially for transporting pallets and cage pallets with roller or chain conveyors.
For simple pallet conveyor technology applications, NORD has developed an efficient drive combination consisting of an asynchronous motor and a NORDAC BASE frequency inverter. This drive solution is specially tailored to the requirements of pallet conveyor technology and provides dependable technology with a robust design. It can be combined with all NORD geared motors and can be flexibly extended according to requirements, or the customer’s specifications. Standardisation results in a reduction of the number of versions. This considerably reduces stocks of spare parts, optimises maintenance and saves costs in the sense of TCO (Total Cost of Ownership).
The three-phase asynchronous motors provide powers up to 1.5 kW and feature high overload capacity, solid workmanship and a long service life. The frequency inverters are installed close to the motor and are equipped with an integrated PLC. The freely programmable PLC processes the data from sensors and actuators, provides diagnostic options and communicates with the higher level controller. A pre-installed software for control, parameterisation and diagnosis is configured for the special drive requirements of pallet conveyor technology.
The drive units can be integrated into all common bus systems. The AS interface or I/O interface are especially suitable as a simple and cost oriented solution for communication in pallet conveyor technology. A different bus system can be used without any problems if there are more sophisticated requirements.
Dependable, flexible, robust and service and maintenance friendly – with the combination of an asynchronous motor and the NORDAC BASE, NORD has created an application oriented drive solution for pallet conveyor technology.
Sandvik Coromant showcasing new paths to success in Stuttgart
At this year’s AMB exhibition (Stuttgart, 18-22 September), Sandvik Coromant intends to show how customers and partners can achieve significantly higher productivity levels, more flexible machining processes and more sustainable production under the strapline ‘Shaping the future together’. For instance, the global specialist in cutting tools and tooling systems will be revealing how it is revolutionizing the world of turning, improving the entire manufacturing process with digital connectivity solutions and offering fascinating possibilities for the automotive and aerospace industries.
On Stand E50 in Hall 1, Sandvik Coromant will present digital solutions designed for smarter machining and greater manufacturing efficiency. These innovations will include CoroPlus® ToolGuide, which provides fast and precise tool recommendations for the specific operation and material type, as well as CoroPlus® ToolLibrary, which enables users to integrate tool assemblies directly into their digital machining environment. Along with software that helps improve design and production planning, the company will showcase networked tool and process-control solutions.
Trade visitors can also discover the latest technologies in the fields of turning, milling and drilling at the 375 m2 stand. Included will be turning solutions such as CoroCut® QD for cutting with the Y axis. CoroCut® QD uses the potential of modern turning centres and multi-tasking machines to guide the tool in the Y direction, positioning the upper side of the indexable insert parallel to the end of the blade. This capability enables faster feed speeds and the machining of longer overhangs without loss of stability.
Also being promoted at the show will be the PrimeTurning™ process for turning in all directions. Manufacturers in the automotive and aerospace industries, in particular, can benefit since PrimeTurning™ is extremely versatile. Indeed, the process is suitable for turning short, compact components, for longitudinal turning, and for machining contours and front-end geometries.
“We are looking forward to another great AMB because this trade show always offers an excellent opportunity to meet customers and partners personally in order to optimize future co-operation,” says Josse Coudré, General Manager Sales Area Central Europe at Sandvik Coromant. “We are proud to present our high-end solutions in Stuttgart, all of which are designed to help manufacturers become more efficient, productive and profitable.”
Thanks to numerous co-operations with machine manufacturers, including being a co-exhibitor on the DMG Mori stand, solutions from Sandvik Coromant will be on display in many places around the exhibition. Sandvik Coromant is also one of the sponsors and speakers at the special two-day AMB show ‘Digital Way 2018 – Digital Paths in Production’.
The Sandvik Coromant service team will again support and advise customers before and during AMB. A five-man technical crew will be available one week before the start of the trade fair in Hall 5, Room 5.3.
Optimas Solutions licensed to manufacture Phillips Drive Systems
Optimas Solutions, a leading full service provider of fasteners and c-class components, is licensed by The Phillips Screw Company to manufacture a number of its innovative drive systems. This further reinforces Optimas’ commitment to producing advanced, reliable high-quality fastening solutions for challenging industrial applications.
In addition to managing a global network of high-quality suppliers, Optimas also has its own manufacturing capabilities. These enable Optimas to react quickly to unexpected product and component demands, thus supporting its customers with a flexible supply chain. Optimas’ manufacturing facilities specialise in cold forming and offer a wide range of services, from design and prototype testing to full-scale production of highly-specialised components.
As part of Optimas’ ongoing commitment to providing high-quality fasteners, the company holds manufacturing license agreements with The Phillips Screw Company. Optimas’ manufacturing sites, located in Wood Dale, IL, U.S., and Droitwich, UK, are licensed to produce PHILLIPS SQUARE-DRIV®, ACR® PHILLIPS II®, MORTORQ® Super and External MORTORQ® Super drive systems for automotive and heavy industrial applications.
Phillips Screw Company is the inventor of the original 1930s’ Phillips® drive system and continues to develop innovative, high-quality fastening solutions such as MORTORQ® Super high strength spiral drive and External MORTORQ® Super bolting systems. These are a family of products that, thanks to their long product lives, are used in challenging environments. MORTORQ® spiral drive products feature high torque control which is achieved by providing a greater contact surface area between the driving tool and fastener head.
Phillips’ quality monitoring programme guarantees that only manufacturers that can deliver consistent precision and reliability are issued with a license to manufacture these drive systems. Within Phillips’ exclusive global network of less than 100 manufacturers, Optimas is licensed in both the US and UK.
Mike Mowins, President of Global Licencing at Phillips, commented: “Optimas has been a licensed manufacturer for many years, and this relationship has been highly advantageous for both parties. The numerous certifications and quality standards that Optimas adhere to attest to the quality of the components manufactured. These include ISO9001, ISO14001, OHSAS 18001 and the latest VDA 6.2 and IATF 16949.”
Communication 4.0 in Mauerstetten
Mayr power transmission celebrates the roofing ceremony for its new Communications Centre “mayr.com”
The dry weather made it possible: Work is currently being conducted at great speed on the construction site of the new Communications Centre for Mayr power transmission in Mauerstetten. And therefore the building owners and the executive companies were able to celebrate the roofing ceremony last Thursday. As planned, the modern, round construction is to be closed off and sealed before the winter.
3,100 cubic metres of concrete, 400 tonnes of construction steel, 3,540 square metres of useful building area and a 50 metre-long tunnel as the connection to the existing company building – the shell construction of the new Communications Centre by Mayr power transmission in Mauerstetten has been completed. This also makes the impressive extent of the modern, architecturally-challenging round building complex palpable. It is already clear that this is going to be a special construction. In future, a generously-sized reception and conference area will be located here, as well as additional office space. In this way, mayr.com is to become the new, representative centre of the company for communications, customer support as well as training and further training, which will radiate far beyond Mauerstetten. Conferences, seminars and cultural events are to be held here.
Praise for the hard work and commitment of all involved
After the first eight months of construction time, all work is still running according to schedule. That’s reason enough to celebrate. Therefore, the roofing ceremony finally took place last Thursday in the presence of numerous representatives of the companies involved in the construction.
Standing on the balcony of the new building, Site Manager Sigi Socher from the construction company Kreuzer spoke the traditional roofing ceremony verses and blessing to the guests attending the event. CEO Günther Klingler honoured the hard work and the commitment of all those involved.
“During the construction phase, in particular the digging of the tunnel on the Bahnhofstraße, some difficult working steps and working techniques had to be applied which weren’t a matter of course even for the construction specialists. And the statics of the construction have also been a real challenge. Due to the committed work by the Planning Team headed by architects from the Architectural Office Hirner and Riehl from Munich as well as employees from the companies Kreuzer and Xaver Schmid, all deadlines have been complied with so far”.
mayr.com – Communications with perspective
The name of the new Communications Centre “mayr.com“ creates a direct reference to the brand or the company mayr®, and the abbreviation “.com” (which stands for “communication”) describes the core function of the building. At the same time, the name networks the different media via the Internet address of the same name, www.mayr.com. Networking is also the keyword for the challenges of the Industry 4.0. This concerns the networking of products, machines, processes – and also of people. “Today, communications are becoming increasingly important to us”, explains Ferdinand Mayr, a member of the Management. “This new building also represents this fact. Here, for example, we will in future communicate with customers and partners, trainees, students and also our own employees. Further training is an investment in the future when one considers the rapidly changing requirements and markets. With our new Communications Centre, we can secure our competitiveness and strengthen our competence at the Mauerstetten Headquarters. We are equipping ourselves for the future”. The mayr.com is to be completed during the course of the coming year, so that staff can move into it in the summer.
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