While the trend for large manufacturers is to automate a new plant in its entirety, small and medium-sized food and beverage processors rarely have the funds to automate their plants, turning them into lights-out facilities. Even some tier-one processors may find areas in certain operations where it may not make sense to over-automate.
Providing an advanced positioning capability, the Duff-Norton CMLA linear actuator features IP66 protection for interior and exterior applications, a stainless steel translating tube for corrosion resistance, an anti-rotational outer tube and lightweight cast aluminum housing.
The JVL HDCT-100 hollow core rotary actuator has a nominal output torque of 6.8 Nm (963 oz.-in.), a maximum speed of 167 or 200 rpm (motor dependent) and axial load of 150 N (33.7 lb.), while the HDCT-130 model has a 12 Nm (1,699 oz.-in.) nominal output torque, a 167 or 200 rpm (motor dependent) maximum speed and a 200 N (45-lb.) axial load.
Molex Brad SST actuator sensor interface modules connect Rockwell Logix control systems, including CompactLogix, MicroLogix 1500 and ControlLogix, to an AS-interface network; they provide an open Fieldbus solution for connection between the PLC backplane and simple field I/O devices such as actuators, sensors, rotary encoders, analog inputs and outputs, push buttons and valve position sensors.