NEW COMPACT AND POWERFUL DISTRIBUTED DRIVE SYSTEM SPECIFICALLY DESIGNED FOR CONVEYOR APPLICATIONS
With the new Sinamics G115D, Siemens is introducing a drive system specifically designed for horizontal conveyor applications. The drive system comprises the motor, drive and gearbox in one unit and is offered in two versions — wall-mounted and motor-mounted. This drive system is characterized by a robust design with a high IP protection class (up to IP66/UL Type 4X) and is suitable for use in harsh environments. Thanks to its compact dimensions, the Sinamics G115D can be easily installed in confined areas. The drive system can also be operated reliably across a wide temperature range of -30 to 55 degrees Celsius (-22 to 131 degrees Fahrenheit), enabling operation in deep freezing applications. It is suitable for applications in intra-logistics and airports, as well as in the automotive and food and beverage industries. Its power ranges from 0.37 to 7.5 kilowatts (1/2 to 10 hp) for wall-mount applications and 0.37 to 4 kilowatts (1/2 to 5 hp) for motor-mounted applications. The drive system can be comprehensively integrated into the Totally Integrated Automation portal including Startdrive commissioning software or the Sinamics Smart Access Module webserver for Wi-Fi setup and diagnostics. To be prepared for digital transformation and to enable cloud-based analysis, Sinamics G115D is integrated into the entire MindConnect portfolio and is compatible with MindSphere applications such as Analyze MyDrives. Siemens offers warranty extensions for Sinamics G115D through its Service Protect package, where an additional one or two-year warranty extension may be purchased for failure coverage. The package offers simplified processing under normal warranty conditions for the extended period.
NEW POWERED LIFTING HAND TRUCK MINIMIZES AKWARD MOVEMENTS AND REDUCES THE RISK OF INJURY
Magline Inc. (Standish, MI), manufacturer of innovative material handling equipment, has added the Powered Lifting Hand Truck to its family of powered products. The product allows operators to easily lift and lower heavy loads, up to 200 pounds, minimizing awkward movements and reducing the risk of injury. The Powered Lifting Hand Truck has a 500-pound overall load capacity when used as a traditional hand truck, as the design includes many familiar components used in the Magliner portfolio of lightweight, aluminum hand trucks. It not only compliments the Magliner catalog of 2-wheel hand trucks, but it also enhances the line-up of LiftPlus powered stackers. The Powered Lifting Hand Truck, while having a lower lifting capacity compared to the LiftPlus units, will be well received for use in tight areas where other stackers, or for that matter, fork trucks, are overkill or simply have too large of a footprint. The lithium battery powered unit lifts to 40 inches high. In many cases, the hand truck allows a single operator to do what requires two people without the machine. Similar to other Magliner hand trucks, the customer has the ability to choose the lifting nose, handle and wheels that best fit their application. All units come standard with stair climbers to assist with transporting loads up and down stairs and an integrated kick bar.
Snow Wins Resistance Welding Award
Tom Snow, chairman of T. J. Snow Co. (Chattanooga, TN) was recognized with the Elihu Thomson Resistance Welding Award at Fabtech 2021, held in Chicago in September.
Hexagon to Build Ecosystem to Help Overcome Challenges in Additive Manufacturing
Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division has announced its plan to build a flexible, open additive manufacturing (AM) ecosystem to help overcome complexities in 3D-printing processes and to support customers in building their product development and manufacturing workflows.
GE Additive and Wichita State Team Up to Help Adoption of Metal Additive Manufacturing by DoD
GE Additive and Wichita State University’s National Institute for Aviation Research have signed a non-binding memorandum of understanding as the cornerstone of a new, collaborative effort aimed at supporting the U.S. Department of Defense‘s accelerated adoption of metal additive manufacturing technology.