The Model 1522 series’ is a family of enhanced temperature performance, low-cost, general purpose analog surface-mount accelerometers.

With eight models and standard ranges from 2g to 400g, the series provides reliable vibration and acceleration measurements within more thermally demanding zero-to-medium frequency applications. The accelerometers also provide scale factor performance from -55°C to 125°C, further responding to AC and DC acceleration.

A micro-machined capacitive sense element and a custom integrated circuit have a sense amplifier and a ±4V differential output stage. All accelerometer internal components are housed within a hermetically sealed and nitrogen-damped leadless ceramic carrier (LCC) surface mount package. Units are Restriction on Hazardous Substances (RoHS) compliant.

Silicon Designs Inc. https://www.silicondesigns.com

Collet chuck

The Quick Change Compensating Collet Chuck for applications where shafts are machined between centers features a pullback design with a floating collet seat and incorporates a mounting in the ID of the chuck body for centers or other types of locators.

The floating collet seat design, together with vulcanized quick-change collets, allows the collet to compensate up to 1.5mm (0.060").

The floating collet seat is sealed and the chuck is lubricated for life, requiring minimal maintenance. A compact OD and short overall length provides greater rigidity and tool clearance.

All components are made from hardened alloy steel, precision ground for accuracy and long-term performance. The chuck generates a maximum clamping force of 84kN (18,884 lb) and is rated for spindle speeds up to 6,000rpm.

MicroCentric Corp. https://www.microcentric.com

Camera module

The NXP i.MX 8M Plus camera module features a dual camera image signal processor, providing real-time processing for clear images and a neural network accelerator delivering up to 2.3 tera operations per second for extensive machine learning capabilities.

Features include a premium 4K sensor with high dynamic range (HDR). The image data can be processed smoothly by the i.MX 8M Plus, optimized for the sensor’s HDR feature.

Two add-on camera kits coordinated with the system on a chip (SoC) contain the hardware components and drivers to run the camera module with the NXP i.MX 8M Plus without any programming.

Basler AG https://www.baslerweb.com

Cobot end-of-arm tooling

OnRobot’s One System Solution end-of-arm-tooling (EoAT), part of Universal Robots’ UR+ testing and certification program, uses URCap software to automatically identify grippers, sensors, and tool changers on UR robots. An RG2 two-finger gripper, for example, can be implemented with a VG10 vacuum gripper in one cycle, eliminating multiple setups.

URCap can be installed in UR’s Polyscope operating system when installing OnRobot software. The installation requires identification of one product; the software automatically identifies additional OnRobot products. The One System Solution assigns all EoAT products with a unified mechanical and communications interface based on the OnRobot Quick Changer.

The only cable coming out of the chain is from the Quick Changer, eliminating the need to disconnect/connect cables. An additional Dual Quick Changer allows two tools in one cycle, mixing and matching to suit applications, maximizing robot utilization.

OnRobot https://onrobot.com

Filtration system

The Vomat UBF vacuum band filter can handle sludge-cutting materials such as ceramic, high-speed steel, brass, aluminum oxide, and disc abrasion.

It operates with oil- and water-miscible coolants and can also be combined with a Vomat fine filtration unit.

It’s available in 110gal/min, 264gal/min, and 528gal/min filtration capacities.

oelheld Inc. https://www.oelheld.com

Vibration welding system

VW6000 series with Melt-Match servo-driven vibration welding machines simplify vibration welding and improve cycle times, weld quality, and consistency. The Melt-Match plastic welding process repeatably detects melt transition from solid to molten state and controls thermoplastic melt flow during welding.

A fast servo drive and servo controller provide optimal contact force. Melt-Match improves force sensing and provides digital force read-out, giving users better control of the trigger and welding force.

The Melt-Detect feature resumes motion once the plastic material has started to melt, avoiding weld-joint deformation and cold welds for uniform melting and a hermetic seal.

Melt-Match parameters control welding in motion with real-time, closed-loop force and velocity control. Force and weld velocity can be programmed in 10 independent segments to match the material’s melt flow rate.

Dukane Corp. https://www.dukane.com