Topic Track: MDA Session Topic: Synchronous PM Linear Motors Applied to Laser Motion SystemsContemporary laser systems use picosecond (10-12) or femtosecond (10-15) lasers. One of the key components rendering such systems possible is the use of fast motion systems driven by NdFeB (neodymium/ iron/boron) permanent magnet linear motors. Such motors are capable of 20Gs to 30Gs acceleration and submicron accuracy. This presentation will give an overview of the development of NdFeB permanent magnet motors and how they rank with other types of linear motors (induction linear motors/SmCo linear motors/piezo motors).Hiwin Technologies Corp. is professionally engaged in the innovation and the manufacturing of ballscrew and motion control components. Always regarding professional excellence, working enthusiasm, and enterprise responsibility as their management philosophy since Hiwin was established, the company strives to meet the demand of all fields. IMTS 2018 Booth #134742 www.hiwin.com
Topic Track: MDA Session Topic: VFD Cabling and Changes in NFPA 79
The recently updated 2018 NFPA 79 electrical standard for industrial machinery requires the use of thermoset wiring types for installation on power conversion equipment such as variable frequency drives (VFDs) and variable speed drives.
Proper cabling, an often-underestimated component, is vital to the safe and proper function of a variable speed drive using pulse width modulation. Installers are often faced with lack of direction from equipment manufacturers or with conflicting requirements as different countries have different standards for wiring methods. But if the cable construction is not up to the job, it can cause the system to function improperly and raise safety issues due to premature cable failures and short circuits.
This presentation will analyze how the effects of pulse width modulation challenge the cable construction, what the NFPA 79 2018 edition is recommending, and what direction the industry is taking to address these issues.
Lutze Inc. designs and manufactures industrial cables and accessories for automation applications.
Lutze Inc., located in Charlotte, North Carolina, is the North American headquarters and a part of the Lutze International Group with experience in automation for more than 60 years.
Lutze Inc. has its North American production facility in Massachusetts. The products evolve around flexible and high flexing specialty cables for control, electronic, bus, and network as well as motor, VFD, and servo applications.
Lutze product specialists understand the relevant industry codes, standards, and regulations and specify state-of-the-art products meeting and exceeding these requirements.
Topic Track: MDA Session Topic: How the Future is Held Together with Applied Expansion Technology
With all of the talk about Industry 4.0 and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) it is easy to get excited about the possibilities the future has to offer. All of the innovation in manufacturing over the years has resulted in more production with higher quality. The limits on what is considered precise have constantly been improving. While Industry 4.0 focuses on adding more tracking and data to improve manufacturing, it will accomplish the same goal of more production at a higher quality. The way that it will accomplish this is with intent. Engineers and managers will be able to make decisions with more intent based on the information at hand. Another technology that will advance manufacturing through intent is applied expansion technology for ID/OD clamping.
Applied expansion technology has the ability to provide the highest level of accuracy in part/tool locating and holding. With repeat accuracy in the 0.003mm range, applied expansion technology will advance precision workholding to improve production quality as manufacturing becomes more sophisticated. From applications in the aerospace industry to the energy sector, by designing fixturing with intent, manufacturers will achieve tighter tolerances and produce superior products. Engineered solutions for part holding, whether mechanical or hydraulic, will become more common in the manufacturing environment, just like connectivity; both pursuing the goal of higher output while redefining precision.
Schunk is a competence leader for gripping systems and clamping technology. About 3,000 employees in 9 plants and 33 directly owned subsidiaries ensure an intensive market presence. With more than 11,000 standard components, Schunk offers the world’s largest assortment of gripping systems and clamping technology from one source. Since 2012, Goalkeeper legend Jens Lehmann is brand ambassador for safe, precise gripping and holding.
Topic Track: MDA Session Topic: Reduce Per Unit Production Cost with Conditional Monitoring and Machine Tool Analytics
Today’s machine builders and users face many challenges to stay competitive and sustainable into the future. The high complexity of machine tools combined with ambitious productivity and efficiency targets require additional transparency to detect (and avoid) possible areas for unplanned downtime and optimized processes. Having the right data at your fingertips to support machine tool program execution is essential for a successful operation. Data-driven intelligence coupled with cloud-based analytics, better response times to machine tool alarms, and quicker recovery from unplanned downtime are a few features available to improve machine performance. Join this session to learn how your company can benefit from data-driven intelligence and see a live demonstration of machine tool analytics using Siemens’ open IoT operating system, MindSphere.
Siemens industrial manufacturing software, process automation, and automation drives technology, increases flexibility, cuts market launch lead time, and significantly reduces energy or wastewater costs for manufacturing companies. The result is increased sustainability for our customers, while driving their competitive strengths. IMTS 2018 Booth #134500 & #134502 www.usa.siemens.com/cnc
Anyone who has purchased a new tool for a shop or consulted on a machine sale knows that some people in the manufacturing world promise more than they can deliver.
This piece of software will triple your productivity and cut energy use by 83%. This bar feeder will double the speed of your lathe, collect any chips that fall, and make a heck of a cappuccino. No matter what challenge your business is facing, the one thing they’re selling is all you need for a profitable, successful future.
The problem is, sometimes they’re right. The first person to try to convince a shop to attach a computer to its numeric controls probably had people questioning his claims. And the shops that passed on CNC systems quickly found themselves at a disadvantage to competitors willing to take that risk.
The key to separate impossible promises from opportunities to leverage cutting-edge technology is education. Hearing from multiple, well-informed experts gives you the information to ask the right questions. A few sessions at the largest manufacturing technology show in North America might not turn you into the leading authority on Industry 4.0 or the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), but it can help you make sense of some of the claims you hear about technology.
To be held Sept. 11, 2018, Hannover Messe USA’s Integrated Industries Conference (IIC) offers three tracks focusing on key trends that are transforming industry – advances in motion, design, and automation; integration of multiple manufacturing and digital systems; and Industry 4.0/IIoT, the process for digitizing and analyzing manufacturing from design through shipment.
These conferences cover the nuts and bolts of advanced manufacturing – practical adoptions of new technologies instead of promises for magical transformations. Speakers will discuss linear motors, machine tool monitoring, robotic downtime, adaptive controls, abrasives, tool holding, cabling, and parts cleaning – showcasing technologies that could be applied immediately to improve cost effectiveness at most facilities.
IIC has long been a part of IMTS – The International Manufacturing Technology Show – promoting advanced manufacturing. Hannover Fairs USA has expanded its presence at IMTS 2018, grabbing more show space and renaming its co-located show Hannover Messe USA. The new name ties the show and conferences to Hannover Messe, the world’s largest annual manufacturing technology show, held every April in Germany.
Attending the IIC can enhance your IMTS 2018 experience, providing the background and context you’ll need to evaluate claims. Advanced technologies are transforming how the best companies make amazing products, and a little bit of training can help you recognize the opportunities that will propel your business into the future.