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Ultrasonic sensors make smart transport systems safe

Apr 28 2019

Press release

Ultrasonic sensors make smart transport systems safe

Date: 28 April 2019 10:00 PM

Mayser, the specialist for safety technology, equips AGILOX automated guided vehicles with cutting-edge ultrasonic sensor technology to create a unique selling proposition with regard to safety and efficiency.

A new generation of AGVs from the Austrian company AGILOX Services GmbH is revolutionising logistics: The Intelligent Guided Vehicle (IGV) AGILOX is an agile, autonomous plug & play transport system that has achieved international success with new concepts for spatial navigation and swarm intelligence. Such high-tech transport systems create tremendous advantages in logistics, because they save space and reduce personnel costs. Reliable prevention of collisions between people and objects, however, requires cutting-edge, certified sensor technologies.

Little space for advanced technology

An especially challenging task in this development was to protect the blind zone of the IGV AGILOX from the fork arms in the phase immediately prior to entering the pallet. Since the installation space for sensors in this area is very small, It was difficult to find suitable sensors. In the end, the Austrian sales partner Urmet Dialog pointed AGILOX Services toward the USi® ultrasonic sensors from Mayser GmbH & Co. KG. Domiciled in Ulm and Lindenberg, the company manufactures products and system solutions for safety technology, foam technology and moulded components at six locations in Europe, Asia and the USA.

Complex echo process ensures reliable object detection

Mayser developed its USi® ultrasonic sensors especially for non-touch monitoring of three-dimensional spaces. A complex process consisting of an echo propagation time measurement and an echo amplitude measurement allows both distance measurements and non-touch object detection by the sensor. The USi® detects objects made of diverse materials and is insensitive to contamination, extraneous sound, air flows and moisture. It also features very compact, freely positionable transducers that can be positioned apart from the electronic system for increased versatility of installation – even in very tight spaces. A special new software routine provides for added safety by suppressing mutual interference if two independent transport systems meet each other.

High safety standards

Since the areas of application for the IGV AGILOX also include work areas where people move about, the USi® Safety with a special dual channel system for personnel safety was added during the course of the cooperation. AGILOX Services therefore received a technology that was even more innovative and more complex than the original requirement. Equipped with USi® and USi® Safety at the end of the integration process, the Intelligent Guided Vehicle from AGILOX Services can now operate without interruptions, which allows maximum efficiency. In addition, the IGV AGILOX is the only automated transport system on the market that is fully protected according to ISO 13849-1 Category 3 PL d – a unique selling proposition with long-term benefits for AGILOX Services.

“The use of USi® Safety in very small installation spaces has allowed us to make the AGILOX altogether more safe, while keeping everything very smart.”
Josef Baumann-Rott, Co-founder AGILOX Services GmbH
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Moving energy made smart: smart plastics

Apr 24 2019

Press release

Moving energy made smart: smart plastics

Date: 24 April 2019 10:00 PM

Intelligent smart plastics as active shapers of smart factories

As a manufacturer and supplier of plastic components such as energy chains, cables and bearings, igus is also going through a digital development process and is increasingly orienting its products towards use in smart factories. The aim is to make the maintenance and repair of its plastics more efficient and cost-effective. Thanks to the newly developed isense products from igus, maintenance and repair are not only being focused on more intensively in industrial production; they also profit from digitisation and its advantages as do all other areas of production.
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Small and medium-sized enterprises succeed in export and overseas expansion through World OKTA (World Federation of Overseas Korean Traders Associations)

All the 81 enterprises participated in the 21st Export Consultation Meeting with World Congress of Representatives which is held on 24th of April, 2019, in Jeongsun, Gangwondo.

Raphadeo signed a million-dollar export contracts with ‘Viva World’, which is Austrailian Trade company. 

Today, a total 81 companies, including 45 Gangwon-do Excellent Companies, 10 companies belonging to the Korea Fisheries Association and 26 companies participating in World OKTA-associated overseas branching project took part in this Export Consultation Meeting and had business meetings with Korean Buyers who are members of World OKTA. 

They sought opportunities to enter foreign markets by consulting with at least six to seven Korean buyers and as many as nine to ten Korean buyers.
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Welcome the US customers to visit our factory

Apr 17 2019

Press release

Welcome the US customers to visit our factory

Date: 17 April 2019 4:00 PM

Recently, we have received a lot of customers from abroad to come to the factory to visit and study. As loyal fans of blue elephant CNC routers, they came here across the ocean. Of course, we will never live up to your long-standing trust and support.
The machines that the customer is interested in are including 1325 ATC CNC router with auto loading , automatic edge banding machine, side drilling machine, wood sanding machine, vacuum laminating machine and others.
One of the things worth mentioning is our fully automatic loading and unloading panel furniture production line. The following advantages make it very popular in the furniture processing industry.
  • Bed structure: The structure of the machine is exquisite, achieving a win-win of speed and precision.
  • Save time: With self-contained pusher device, it’s convenient for operators to take materials, saving time. It also has dual-station equipment, which can be used to maximize production efficiency.
  • Vacuum table: With the vacuum adsorption table, it can process different shapes of plates.
  • Saving labor: The automatic loading and unloading, vertical punching, rectangular cutting, profile cutting and grooving operations can be completed at the same time, which can save labor cost by about 60%.
  • High efficiency: The processed sheet does not collapse, and 60-80 sheets can be completed in one day.
  • Other combinations: Drilling and automatic tool change combination, can achieve drilling, pulling and other functions.
In addition, we can customize the machine according to your specific production needs. Leave us a message to let us know your specific processing needs.
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Elesa clamps facilitate sensor and equipment mounting systems

Apr 12 2019

Press release

Elesa clamps facilitate sensor and equipment mounting systems

Date: 12 April 2019 10:20 AM

Whether positioning a sensor or a visual inspection system, a micro-switch or an actuator, Elesa clamps, tubes, rods and gears offer quick, robust solutions to problems of controlling machine processes. Typically, they find application worldwide in the packaging, food processing and textile machinery industries where they have proven their worth for many years with new elements being regularly added for more specialist installations.
The extensive Elesa system of mounting clamps, rods and tubes is quality engineered to enable location of devices often suspended somewhat in space – by providing a supporting framework. The range is modular in design which makes selection simple – so rods/tubes can readily be matched with connecting clamps with/without base or flanges to ensure solid mounting on floors or structural elements. Linear connecting rods, actuating gears, angle clamps, clamp handles and two-way connecting clamps comprise a full system of standard mounting components.
Further information regarding Elesa mounting clamps, rods and tubes may be found at: www.elesa.com/en/elesab2bstoreuk/catalogo-cat-166-sales/connecting-clamps--1 or follow them on twitter: www.twitter.com/ElesaUK.
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