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NOV 2017

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168 MMS November 2017 mmsonline.com MODERN EQUIPMENT REVIEW Spotlight: Robots & Automation W h e n p r o g r a m - ming the RG6, opera- tors choose exactly what they need the gripper to do, and it responds in flexible motion. It also features customizable finger- tips to fit production re q u i re m e nts, d u a l gripper support with- o u t e x t r a w i r i n g , a s s iste d c e nte r- of- g r a v i t y c a l c u l a t i o n based on the weight of the payload, automatic tool centerpoint calculations that determine how the robot arm moves around depending on how the gripper is mounted, and continuous grip indi- cation enabling the gripper to discern lost or deliberately removed objects. On Robot ApS, call 45 53 53 57 37 or visit onrobot.com. VARIABLE FREQUENCY DRIVES PROVIDE ETHERNET CONNECTIVITY Mitsubishi Electric Automation has introduced Ethernet-connected versions of its FR-A800 and FR-F800 variable frequency drives (VFDs) enabling direct connection to automation equipment and plant information management systems. These VFDs can be used in process control applications, in multiple pump control systems and in networks that require continuous monitoring, such as the measurement of energy consumption. The FR-A800-E and FR-F800-E inverters can be easily connected to an MES net work and provide the ability to exchange data in either direction. They can act as an interconnected VFD "team," without referring to a separate controller, by entering PLC programming directly into the drives. They can operate simultaneously within an Ethernet environment and virtually any other automation network, forming a gateway between a plant's other automation equipment. The invert- ers also support CC-Link IE Field and Modbus/ TCP Ethernet protocols, and can automatically identify all the drives on a network using standard programming software. This can also be done P: 888-249-4855 • E: sales@zebraskimmers.com 27000 Richmond Road, Unit 1• Solon, OH 44139 www.zebraskimmers.com MIXERS MADE IN THE • 14 metering tips for specific ratios • Maximum viscosity of 500 SUS • 30 day warranty • 48" discharge tube included (max length for delivery) ECONOMY MIXER ISO 9001:2008 CERTIFIED • Separate water shut-off valve • Machined from solid bronze casting with treated steel stand pipe • Maximum viscosity of 500 SUS • 40" discharge tube included (max length for delivery) • Fits drums, pails, or totes MACHINIST MIXER FOR MIXING AND DELIVERING METALWORKING FLUIDS Workholding Products LEAN Manufacturing Solution RaptorWorkholding.com 1-800-824-8333 DOVETAIL FIXTURES PINCH BLOCKS SELF CENTERING VISE The Workholding Trifecta Our products work independently or together. Use for 3, 4 or 5 axis machining.

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