In addition to the 10 years celebration, this year's program also included the inauguration of a brand new Factory and Sales building in Chakan, Pune.
What can be done when installation space is insufficient even for a miniature encoder? The bearingless measuring systems presented here solve the problem and allow slim motor design.
More compact, more efficient, more powerful, these are the demands posed on the drive manufacturers. This entails a new challenge also for the sensors. A new motor feedback encoder product family based on a platform helps designers to save costs.
New standards apply since September 2017 for all passenger and cargo elevators. Focus is set on increased safety for elevator users, installers, inspection personnel and service technicians. The demands placed on the elevators industry have increased accordingly. The automation specialist Kubler is the right partner here.
The sensors manufacturer Kubler has been supplying for many years encoders to the major players of the elevators industry. The concept "everything from one source" led Kubler to develop a new linear measuring system for absolute shaft copying.
Slip rings have in no way served their time in the "IIoT" era - on the contrary. In the digitally networked production too, slip rings supply rotating plant elements - such as e.g. rotary indexing machines - with electrical power and transmit control signals and data, often also in combination with liquids and gases.
What seemed impossible yesterday has now become reality. We are talking of the Smart Factory. Focus is set on intelligent networking at all levels. But which components will be directly affected?
The drive technology is undergoing radical change. Always more compact, more efficient, more powerful, these are the demands posed on the drive manufacturers. This entails a new challenge also for the sensors. Kubler managed, with its new motor feedback encoders product family, to offer a future-proof and flexible sensors solution.
Kubler's newly developed draw wire systems C100 and D125 will from now on allow length and inclination measurement with one single device. The plastic housing, the high IP67 protection level and the wide temperature range of -40 to +85 °C ensure confident and long service life in outdoor applications.
Mobile cranes, reach stackers, telehandlers and similar mobile work machines generally use draw wire sensors to define the position of the telescopic boom. In addition, information about boom inclination is of crucial importance for safe vehicle operation. Kubler now combines these sensors in one single housing.
The Kubler Group is mainly known for its know-how in the field of encoders. But its expertise meanwhile extended far beyond that. The South German manufacturer presented at a press conference among others a linear measuring system, robust inclinometers and an innovative feedback system for servomotors.
Intelligent networking at all levels is the focus of the so-called Smart Factory. The question is: which components are directly concerned? One thing is clear: nothing will work without sensors, since they are providing all the necessary information.
Sun lovers know that the perfect angle to the sun is important for perfect tanning results. Exactly the same applies in the solar industry. The solar modules generate the most solar power when they are optimally positioned in relation to the sun. This is made possible, among others, thanks to smart sensors.
Kubler's optical Sendix 5873 singleturn encoders in their Motor-Line version have been designed especially for mounting on gearless drive systems. Moreover, these singleturn encoders are suitable for use in safety-oriented applications.
Encoders are classical WAP sensors for the acquisition of dynamic processes. They are indispensable especially in applications with rotationally symmetrical drives such as motors. In this context, tight mounting space can make their use complicated, and, on the other hand, mechanical features such as direct drive or mechanical structures must be taken into consideration.
Agricultural machines apply their power and performances with highest precision and accurate dosage. The suitable drive technology ensures the stepless "sensitivity." Within a servo actuator, Kubler encoders help the used CVT gearboxes to make the defined high-torque motion sequences even smoother.
With a diameter of only 24 mm, the optical 2400/2420 encoders are the ideal position sensors especially for tight installation spaces. They belong to the miniature encoder portfolio of the manufacturer Kubler, who has been following for years the trend towards compact designs and is developing and manufacturing compact sensors.
The encoder solution is a crucial element for the compactness of a drive. This is why the sensors specialist Kubler is currently developing especially for the drive technology one of the slimmest absolute encoders with multiturn function of the market.
The terms "fourth industrial revolution" or "Industry 4.0" describe mainly the integration of Internet technologies in industrial production processes or, in other words, the merging of the IT world with industrial applications.
The terms "fourth industrial revolution" or "Industry 4.0" describe mainly the integration of Internet technologies in industrial production processes or, in other words: the merging or the IT world with industrial applications. On the way to this goal, continuous communication via Ethernet plays a major role at field level.
Data rates in the high gigabit range are on the agenda of modern machines. In order to keep pace with this trend, Kubler relies on Industrial Ethernet in its new slip rings. Read how significant performance improvements can be achieved this way.
On the way to Industry 4.0, continuous communication via Ethernet plays a major role at field level. Future-proof and cost-effective solutions are requested. So Kubler is complementing its Industrial Ethernet encoder family - which speaks now, besides Profinet and Ethercat, also Ethernet/IP.
Industrial Ethernet is increasingly imposing itself as the communication standard in automation technology. The goal is to achieve vertical integration - that is to say, one single calculator core from the supervisor level up to the industrial production plants - in order to be able to control any piece of equipment.
Resealable sausage packages, a zipper on the grated cheese bag, orange juice pockets with screw caps or PET instead of glass: all these innovations are intended to make our lives easier. The packaging industry is currently undergoing profound changes, which are affecting entire areas of the automation sector.
Depending on the application sector and on the state of the standardization, requirements for sensors, and therefore for encoders, differ throughout the world. However, all products should show specific characteristics: compactness, cost-effectiveness, resistance to external influences and safe operation.
In mobile cranes, components are often subjected to tough conditions. Besides their robustness, encoders intended for this application have to show further advantages. With its magnetic technology, a new series promises cost-effective and reliable operation.
The exact control and monitoring of positions in machines require highly-accurate position information: the sensors used to this purpose must in the same time be cost-effective, have a robust construction and the highest measurement repetition rate possible.
Many applications use slip rings to transmit data and energy from a fixed to a rotating machine element. The must be as fast-rotating and low-maintenance as possible. In addition, if they are used in the food processing industry, they have to meet the hygienic requirements.
With its second functional safety technology generation and a mature portfolio of encoders, modules and services, Kubler is starting a journey in everyday industry of the future.
The new safety product line from Kubler is modular for simple integration and device programming is easy to master. The Safety-M series can and will continue to expand.
Twelve years ago, the BiSS protocol was presented as an open-source interface in the automation technology. The goal was to achieve a fast bidirectional sensor-actuator communication. Only now BiSS managed to impose itself on the market, becoming the real-time standard of this sector. Why?
Labeling, filling, cleaning: all these operations are daily routine for the operators of a beverage bottling plant. But a broad trend towards individual packaging forms leads to increasingly frequent production changes and fast cycle times on machines and plants, and therefore to specific processes using individual parameters for every single object.
Kubler presents, with its incremental Sendix Atex / IECEX 71XX encoders a new range of very robust explosion-proof encoders with field bus technology. These encoders are approved at European level for zones 1, 2, 21 and 22. ke NEXT interviewed Arnold Hettich, Product Manager at Kubler, about the strengths and possible applications of this new series.
The connection between the axis of the application and the encoder is crucial for an accurate measurement and long service life when measuring speed and position. But, when talking about functional safety, also the mechanical connection plays a significant role.
Kubler has announced a product offering for the second half of this year. Alongside the encoders offered there are also, in focus, the bellows couplings, as a security module for the speed and position acquisition, between the motor and the encoder. The Safety-M module was developed in co-operation with Bihl+Wiedemann.
The safety provisions in force lead to quick changes in industrial machines and plants. This is why the sensors specialist Kubler offers a wide range of explosion-proof encoder versions and constantly develops his portfolio. It even encloses the special category Explosion protection for the mining industry.
For use in an industrial environment, Ethernet rotary sensors need to be based on a tried-and-tested concept, rugged enough for industrial applications while also being flexible and compact. A new EtherCAT rotary sensor is capable of functioning reliably under harsh conditions, and therefore satisfies the challenging manufacturer requirements in respect of EtherCAT-based systems.
The complete networking of all machines and plants is no longer just a vision of the future. On the contrary: the ball is already rolling and Industrial Ethernet is conquering the industrial landscape. But how do sensor manufacturers react to this evolution and what is their solution for the missing standardized application protocol?
We all do it, mostly even several times a day. We tear packages to open them. Sometimes ravenously, sometimes in a totally automatic manner. From packaged cheese or sealed sausage up to film-wrapped chocolate bars.
The choice of the adapted measuring system should not be based simply on a few technical features found on the data sheet, but rather on good knowledge about the construction of the products and the areas of application they have been developed for.
Packaging is subject to high requirements, especially for food products - it ensures hygienic and nutritious food for long periods and it provides in the same time the customer with information about product characteristics.