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MDA Technologies 4/2016

MDA Technologies 4/2016

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Linear tables Drive element Closed shaft guidance system Open shaft guidance system Without drive √ √ Trapezoidal √ √ screw drive Ball screw drive √ √ √ Wide variety of INA linear tables Monorail guidance system the preferred ranges is greatly simplified for the user. This ensures that the load-carrying capacity of the guidance system, toothed belt drive, or ball screw drive will match the motor/gearbox combination. The additional use of Servosoft from Controleng is only for configuration in borderline cases, such as when a smaller motor is to be used for specified cycles. This manufacturer-independent software tool offers both INA Linear Technology and customers the great benefit of including the motors and gearboxes of all important suppliers in the Servosoft database. Servosoft is also widely accepted and regarded as an industry standard. In this way, it is no problem at all to design INA linear modules using electrical components from other manufacturers. To register with Bearinx-online, one needs an address, email address, personally selected login data and then you can start right away with calculations in the browser. It is easy to use and does not require a great deal of prior knowledge. The user receives the calculation results as a PDF, the calculation file with all entry data and a link to the request for a quotation with an automated bill of materials via email. The designer uses the bill of materials to embed the linear modules’ CAD data from the online product selection and consultation system directly into his design. System solutions from certified partners A network of specialist and certified partners – Schaeffler Technology Partner Industrial Systems, or STP Systems – quickly combines individual and small-scale production solutions from existing Schaeffler system solution standards. They take care of technical consultation, design, engineering, packaging, assembly, and initial operation – in the same way as Schaeffler engineers at INA Linear Technology in Homburg. They also have the production capacities necessary for customer-specific special parts in order to complete individual system solutions. The benefits for Schaeffler’s customers are that, from a local provider, they can receive plug & play-ready linear systems with high-quality production standards, designed using the latest calculation tools in single pieces and with a short delivery time. The available partners can be found on the www.schaeffler.de homepage under Sales. AL1 Catalog: Indispensable even in the age of online tools Over nearly 900 pages, the newly published Schaeffler AL1 Drivepowered Linear Units catalog covers the entire standard product range of INA Linear Technology system solutions: linear modules, linear tables, servomotors, servo control systems, planetary gears, and accessories. In this way, all of the components necessary for designing single and multiple axis mechatronic systems are included in one single volume. The catalog is particularly recommended for use in combination with Schaeffler calculation tool Bearinx- online Easy Linear System. It is therefore possible to select components in Bearinx and then read up on their technical characteristics in detail if necessary. The corresponding components can be found right away thanks to the clear and illustrated tabs. All products listed in the catalog are perfectly compatible, making it extremely easy to assemble all of these components to form just the right linear system for the application. Photographs: Schaeffler AG www.schaeffler.com MACHINE ELEMENTS About Schaeffler AG The Schaeffler Group is a leading integrated automotive and industrial supplier. The company based in Herzogenaurach, Germany, generated revenues of approximately 13 billion Euros in 2015. With more than 84,000 employees, Schaeffler is one of the world’s largest family owned companies. The technology group has approximately 170 locations in more than 50 countries with a worldwide network of manufacturing plants, research and development centers, and sales subsidiaries. The Schaeffler group makes key contributions towards ‘mobility for tomorrow’ with precision components and systems in engines, transmission and chassis applications as well as rolling and plain bearing solutions for industrial applications. 02 The new AL1 catalog includes the complete INA range of drive-powered linear units – an ideal supplement to the Bearinx-online Easy Linear System. The catalog is in English available, too MDA Technologies 4/2016

DriveLine actuators with power and control electronics DriveLine actuators from SIKO GmbH now offer the industrial Fieldbus interfaces Ethernet / IP, Profinet and EtherCAT and Powerlink. Via the additional digital inputs and outputs, further signals from external proximity switches or limit switches, control devices can be detected, and actions can be initiated or they can be sent to signal units. The AG26 actuator can be integrated flexibly into various machine designs, which is particularly attractive to OEMs and operators alike. The programming work, the setup and adjustment times are minimal, enabling fast activation. The AG26 has a hollow stainless steel shaft with a diameter of 20 mm. The actuator is fitted directly to feed and auxiliary axes. It is intended for locations where space is limited. Integration into various safety concepts is very simple with the AG26 as the power supply for the control and power electronics is separated. A significant burden is lifted from the higher-level PLC by the integrated control electronics. www.siko-global.com NSK’s spindle bearings deliver big annualized costs savings When NSK conducted a detailed failure analysis on request of the heat exchanger manufacturer, the company experts found the failed angular contact ball bearings and the poor quality of the lubricant. It was discovered that coolant and metallic particles – both by-products of the machining process – had penetrated the bearings. The result was deterioration of the lubricant and consequently failure of bearing units themselves. To overcome the issue, NSK proposed the use of its sealed, high-precision, angular contact ball bearings which are deployed widely as spindle bearings in the machine tool industry. These bearings have contactless seals that are designed to deliver exemplary resistance to the penetration of contaminants without causing friction to increase or spindle performance to drop. To accommodate the increased axial loads exerted on spindles, bearings with a higher contact angle were chosen by NSK. After fitting NSK bearings to 3 of its horizontal machining centres, spindle bearing operating life increased by a factor of 12. The heat exchanger manufacturer is realising annual cost savings of € 24,000 as a consequence of switching to NSK’s sealed, high-precision, angular contact ball bearings. www.nsk.com Linear dL wonderbox esign freedom ... no oil ... low-cost igus ® dry-tech ® ...lubrication-free bearings made easy Lubrication-free technology and the largest linear toolkit drylin ® W: linear bearings for quiet and easy operating, insensitive to dust and dirt. Configured and installed quickly and easily. From single bearings to linear actuators and 3-axis-gantries. Low cost, delivery time from 24 h. www.lineartoolkit.eu Order your free sample box today! plastics for longer life from 24 h ® Free sample: Tel. +49-2203-9649-145 IGUS-Englisch.indd 1 05.10.2016 13:40:31 MDA Technologies 4/2016

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