Axis NJ News

The Power of Siemens’ PSU200M

Something I often see in smaller control panels is a transformer converting high-voltage down to 120V, which is then fed into a 24VDC power supply. My first question is always this: “Why do you have that transformer, and what is it needed for?” Frequently, it is simply to power the 24VDC supply for control voltage, and nothing else. This is the ideal situation for one of my favorite power supplies – the PSU200M from Siemens. The PSU200M allows for an input range of 120-230V on single phase and 230-500V on two phase power. It is a single stabilized power supply

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Power-Flo Technologies Acquires Nassor Electrical Supply Co., Inc.

Power-Flo Technologies has acquired the assets of Nassor Electrical Supply Co., Inc. MOONACHIE, New Jersey – December 23, 2019 Nassor Electrical Supply Co. Inc. has signed an agreement to sell its assets Nassor Acquisition, LLC, a Power-Flo Technologies company (PFT). The transaction closed on December 23, 2019. This decision was made to strengthen the business and provide continuity for the Nassor Electrical Supply employee base and customers in the New Jersey and NYC markets. Power-Flo Technologies is well-positioned to give these employees and customers opportunities to grow and thrive. Most of the Nassor Electrical Supply employees have been invited to

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The Benefits of Gocator® 3D Smart Sensors

Many manufacturers in our area are faced with efficiency challenges for low-volume, high-mix production schedules. One solution they’ve turned to is collaborative robots that can be readily re-deployed for multiple applications – moving away from “fixed automation” to “automation pods”. However, these manufacturers still face constraints with implementing vision and inspection systems for their flexible automation. Not only are there a large number of similar-yet-different product versions, (i.e., many SKUs), but also there are often many changeovers in their system being used in different locations within the plant. Traditional 2D scanning requires consistent and well-placed lighting. In addition, the 2D

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EGH Gripper

Introducing, the new Co-act gripper EGH from SCHUNK!

SCHUNK has just announced a new end-of-arm tool: the Co-act gripper EGH! This is the latest in technology from SCHUNK, a cutting-edge market leader in clamping technologies and gripping systems. The company has been around for more than 50 years, producing superb quality products and continuing to innovate reliable automation solutions. Designed for the moving of small to medium-sized workpieces and flexible grasping, the Co-act gripper EGH is an ideal solution for the assembly, handling and electronics industries. Due to its long and variable stroke, the EGH can cover various ranges of workpieces. Some of its technical highlights include: a

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Are All Servos the Same?

There is common belief that two servos with the same power range from different manufacturers are roughly equivalent, and that the only other significant comparison point is price. This is not true! Here are some of the important ratings and features you can’t afford to ignore: Rated speed Rated torque Overload time Torque-to-inertia ratio Resolution Frequency response Thermal rise Network-based solutions Physical size Quality and reliability Unfortunately, torque and speed ratings are not consistent throughout the motion control market. This makes it difficult to compare specifications. Let’s dive a little deeper to explain this further. Servo speed:  Servo motors typically

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Ray Johnson

Customer Service Is Everyone’s Business

Recently, I was working on some software to complete a very important task (with a strict deadline) for a company. Despite having read all the instructions and following them to the letter, things were just not going well. I had to repeat several steps of time-consuming work, while the failed results were being registered on the website. Trying to get to the bottom of this, I called ‘the dreaded help line’. To make a long story short, the ‘help’ turned out to be a combination of things like: “It must be you”, “e-mail someone else” and “check your computer settings.”

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