SMAC Linear Rotary Actuators

April 13, 2015

SMAC Linear Rotary ActuatorsPatented “Soft-Land” for delicate or high-value components

SMAC provides a comprehensive selection of combined linear and rotary actuators with either direct drive or gearbox equipped rotary units. They can easily be programmed to control force/torque, position and velocity in all axes at the same time.

The actuator has SMAC’s unique “Soft-Land” function which enables the unit to gently land on a delicate component with a controlled force to avoid damage of both the component and the actuator. This makes them ideal for applications such as pick and place and assemble.

AC Series Modular F.R.L. Units

April 13, 2015

AC FRLBetter visibility and environmental resistance

SMC’S new AC-A series of modular type F.R.L. unit is available in five sizes and is interchangeable with the existing modular AC line. The pressure drop across the regulator has been reduced creating a more efficient unit with a maximum set pressure of 100 psi.

Bowls on the size 30 and 40 are now covered with a transparent bowl guard, completely protecting them from the environment, and making the interior contents visible from 360 degrees.

  • Air filter, regulator and lubricator unit
  • Energy saving with high flow rate
  • Transparent bowl guard

Epson RC700 Robot Controller

February 26, 2015

Epson RC700The EPSON RC700 robot controller is the next generation high performance controller line with both power, open architecture and industry leading ease of use. More than just a connection to a PC, the RC700 integrates both the power of PC based controls with the with the power of a real time engine running the up to 32 tasks and the SPEL+ language.

A single RC700 can be used in a wide variety of systems, from simple single-robot uses to complex multiple-manipulator systems.Capable of controlling up to 6 axis robots, the RC700 provides superior PowerDrive servo control for super smooth motion, fast accel/decel times, and fast cycle times.

  • Industry Leading Ease of Use with Epson RC+ (New Version 7.0)
  • Controls Epson C4/C4L 6-Axis Robots
  • High Performance, Open Architecture, PC Based
  • Wide Variety of Integrated Options Available

SMC AS1F Speed Controllers with One-touch fittings reduce installation time

February 26, 2015

USMC AS1Fsing SMC AS1F speed controls with built in one-touch fittings minimizes installation time, reduces mounting height and enables a more compact machine design. These speed controls allow the body to be rotated to facilitate simple installation.

 

Available in thread sizes from M5 to 1/2 in inch (NPT), metric R(PT), G (PP) and Uni-ft (NPT/PT/G) with tube sizes from 1/8″ to 1/2″ OD (inch) and 2mm to 16mm OD (metric) and with meter-in and meter-out, these speed controls are designed to meet most applications.

Werma ClearSIGN Signal Towers

February 4, 2015

Werma ClearsignsWERMA is introducing a new elegant signal tower range to the market. Signaling Technology in its most spectacular form ClearSIGN combines a slim unobtrusive design with cutting edge technology and functionality.   The homogenous light effect is particularly impressive and when a light is activated comes to life in a unique form. ClearSIGN uses purely LEDs which help create an unobtrusive minimalistic design with a high level of functionality.

RGB LEDs allow a wide variety of colors to be selected for any tier of the tower giving the operator maximum flexibility in choice of light effect and color. The optical signal can be enhanced with an optional audible alarm.

SMC IZS4 Series Bar Ionizers

February 4, 2015

izs40Providing rapid elimination of static electricity

The IZS4 is SMC’s 3rd generation bar ionizers, including three series models.  Bar ionizers apply 6000 to 7000V to each electrode needle.  The corona discharge effect generates a stream of ionized air particles which are purged by an air supply and directed toward the workpiece or zone.  Unbalanced charges in the target area combine with the ion stream to neutralize the unsafe or hazardous charge.

Protect equipment and personnel, improve process quality, and reduce or eliminate product defects by removing static electricity.

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OHIO TRANSMISSION CORPORATION ACQUIRES OHLHEISER CORPORATION

January 9, 2015

Ohio Transmission Corporation expands to the Northeast in industrial equipment market

COLUMBUS, Ohio—December 11, 2014—Ohio Transmission Corporation, an industrial equipment service provider and distributor headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, announces the acquisition of Ohlheiser Corporation, an industrial automation distributor based in Newington, Conn., with sales territories throughout all of New England and eastern New York. The acquisition will expand Ohio Transmission Corporation’s geographical reach, and the Newington location will join 22 other locations throughout the Midwest and South.

“Ohlheiser has a rich history and outstanding associates with excellent customer relationships,” said Phil Derrow, President and CEO of Ohio Transmission Corporation. “This new addition to the Ohio Transmission Corporation family will strengthen our ability to serve customers and provide opportunities for associates of both companies.”

With the acquisition, Ohio Transmission Corporation will also add all 40 of Ohlheiser’s associates to its existing workforce of more than 550 employees and will continue to provide quality products from leading industrial automation manufacturers, including SMC, Gast, Epson, Baumer, Panasonic and Turck. Ohlheiser’s product lines include pneumatics, vacuum, fluid power, robotics, motion control, sensing, safety, machine vision and ID, UV curing and aluminum extrusion, with which it has been supplying its customers for more than 50 years.

Ohlheiser Corporation will become a subsidiary of Ohio Transmission Corporation and will benefit from its vast product and service offerings and resources. The acquisition provides ample growth opportunities and will provide Ohlheiser’s large customer base with a more comprehensive set of technical solutions.

About Ohio Transmission Corporation
Established in 1963, Ohio Transmission Corporation is one of the largest industrial distributors and service providers in the United States. Its divisions include OTP Industrial Solutions, a provider of expert solutions for industrial motion control, fluid power, power transmission and pumping systems, and Air Technologies®, a compressed air system equipment and service provider and the largest distributor of Atlas Copco compressed air equipment in North America. Ohio Transmission Corporation is a partially employee-owned company that maintains locations throughout the Midwest and South. Ohio Transmission Corporation’s 500 associates share its founding vision of delivering excellent value through work with integrity. For more information, please visit www.otpnet.com and www.aircompressors.com.

About Ohlheiser Corporation

Ohlheiser Corporation operates out of a single location in Newington, Conn., and services markets in the Northeast, including Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine, and eastern New York. Ohlheiser was founded in 1960, focused on being the leader in providing outstanding customer service, engineering and technical support. Ohlheiser is a very successful and well-respected technical distributor of pneumatic, vacuum, robotic and industrial automation products. For more information, please visit www.ohlheiser.com.

Bamuer VeriSens Vision Sensor now includes Color Inspections

December 3, 2014

baumerwebinarBaumer VeriSens color vision sensors are now available in VGA and 1.2 megapixel resolutions for color inspection applications. These advanced color sensors include, Color FEX, a new, intelligent assistant for intuitive and quick setup of 3D color identification and definition. Object colors and their shades are automatically identified and visualized in 3D as color spheres. The resulting absence of sphere collisions ensures reliable color inspection.

In addition to color inspection with Color FEX, these new sensor models incorporate the high performance functionality of the XC series such as patented FEX image processor for stable image evaluation at varying light conditions or object colors, integrated flash controller with 48 V/4 A pulse to power and actuate external illumination and the first configurable web interface.

SMC VX2 Series 2-Port Process Valves

December 3, 2014

VX2 valvesThe SMC VX2 valve series provides fluid control for industrial equipment and is available in resin, aluminum (new introductions), brass and stainless steel.   This valve supports water, steam, oil, air and medium vacuum media.  

 

The updated VX2 provides up to 20% increase in throughput in a smaller, lighter package. Quieter operation due to low noise construction techniques as well as enhanced durability due to changes in the armature and coil design.

Ohlheiser Corporation Receives GAST Growth and Partnership Award

November 14, 2014

Gast Manufacturing recognizes Ohlheiser Corporation’s achievements

GAST awardAt the 2014 Annual Meeting held at Gast Manufacturing headquarters in Benton Harbor, MI, Ohlheiser Corporation received the Growth and Partnership Award.  This award acknowledges the Ohlheiser team’s sales performance and commitment to providing excellent application support.

Gast Manufacturing, Inc. designs and manufactures quality air-moving products and Smart Air technology to meet many challenging applications for OEMs and end-users.


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