pleased to announce the release of the XT – Parker’s Xpress™ PowerStation. The
XT comes pre-loaded with the next iteration of Parker’s award winning runtime
and development software, Xpress 4.1.The XT was
designed with the Industrial user in mind. The XT is a fully solid state device
with impressive 15G peak shock and 5-500 Hz vibration ratings.
bending industry is seeing a migration from more traditional manual
hydraulic process equipment to fully automated "all electric"
machinery. Historically, tube bending operations have been labor
intensive, noisy, and slow with sometimes-dangerous factory processes that also
often had serious issues with repeatability and quality.
A Six-Pack of IPA Solutions
The Intelligent Parker Amplifier (IPA) is already one of the
most feature-packed and versatile servo drive controllers on the market today.
But the demands of automation customers are constantly driving more
functionality and usability. To meet those needs, Parker has added six new ways to solve
applications using the IPA.
Parker has an ever-expanding portfolio of motors and
actuators incorporating the leading edge of feedback protocols. The IPA
hardware was designed with those new encoders in mind, and now we are pleased
to introduce the tools to harness that potential.
On Demand Webinar: Meeting the Motion Needs of Flexible Automation
With more demand for customized equipment, there is growing
interest in flexible automation solutions. These are configurable and scalable and
account for variances in payload and speed, among other parameters. In this webinar you’ll learn how configurable and scalable
mechanics make flexible automation for machine builders a reality.
High Moment Rodless (HMR) Actuator Gets New Video
High Moment Rodless (HMR) electromechanical linear actuator series represents one
of the most versatile actuator lines on the market today. With five different
frame sizes, two different drive train options, multiple motor mounting, carriage
and sensor options, and an IP54 protective cover option, along with a multitude
of other customizable features, the HMR was designed with application
optimization in mind with a goal of reducing overall design time, along with
simplifying the installation and integration of this actuator into a system.
Flexible Machine Design for 21st Century Challenges
For a machine designer, flexibility
means highly configurable and adaptable components that can allow for slight
variations without demanding major design changes. When applying these demands
to your electromechanical actuator, what are the specific markers for
flexibility to look for?