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Metals Testing Co.
Metals Testing Company

Congratulations to Metals Testing Co as Compumotor's Latest Application Success Winner!

Hughes
Hughes Automation

Congratulations to Hughes Automation as Compumotor's Latest Application Success Winner!

PCIM
Tyco Electronics

ASG chose servo electric power over hydraulics and pneumatics because of the superior control it provides.

Bag Machine
Design Service Co.

DSC achieved a 30% increase in production and a 10% reduction in scrap material.

ADE
ADE Corporation.

Galaxy AFS-300 is the first automated production 300mm wafer flatness measurement.

Coe Press
Coe Press Equipment

Acroloop helps Coe Press maintain their reputation in precision performance.

MIM
MIM Industries, Inc

The X-Y Theta Sewing Systems was developed for use in sewing the main panels of side impact airbags.

Twin Rail
Resource Engineering, Inc.

The Twin rail CMM pictured utilizes an ACR2000 motion control card from Acroloop.



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Compumotor Helps Keep Aircraft Flying High with Contouring Application

Metals Testing Co. Metals Testing Company, a non-destructive testing facility in S. Windsor, CT, had four objectives for its four new ultrasonic test stations: high accuracy, ease of operation, complex contour following and low electric noise. It accomplished these goals with the help of Parker Compumotor products.

The company's four test stations use Compumotor AT6200 and AT6400 PC-based step-and-direction controllers. These stations inspect turbine engine components before final machining and assembly take place. Testing occurs in a large tank of water, in which various circular forgings (such as aircraft fan blades) are placed on a turntable. The AT6200 and AT6400 control five axes of motion to keep the ultrasonic transducer "normal" to the surface of the part. As the part rotates, various motors index to scan it, and motion stops immediately if a flaw is detected. Manual positioning of the X-Y-Z and gimbal-tilt axis is accomplished with a Compumotor JS6000 joystick.

A computer controls the water filter and ozone injector (to keep water clear) and paper-recording functions using the AT6400's I/O section. Meanwhile, Compumotor's ZETA 4-240 keeps the noise level down.

"Our decision to use Compumotor for our motion control is one that we've been very happy with," says Norm Schenck of Metals Testing Company. "Development of the software was very involved, and Compumotor's technicians would always find the answers to our questions. Some of our machines run 22 hours a day and reliability has been nearly flawless."



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Compumotor OEM Customer Finds Success with Contouring Application for Larger Motor Manufacturer

Hughes Hughes Automation has a system that fully utilizes not only products from Compumotor, but also Daedal, AAD and CTC MMI interfaces. The system was built for a large motor manufacturer.

The application involved taking an engine rocker cover and dispensing sealant using an XYZ positioner. A Compumotor 6K4 Controller was used along with CompuCAM. The drive systems included (3) Compumotor TQ10-EHS drives coupled with SM servo motors. The brand new Parker Daedal 406XR and 404XR tables were used. Hughes Automation was also able to incorporate a Parker CTC P2 MMI interfaces. In trying to keep the system a full "Parker Solution" they used ParFRAME as the structural guarding and framing of the system.

An operator manually places a rocker lever cover into the system. Once in position the operator starts the cycle of the machine with the use of an opto-touch switch. The sealant then dispenses automatically. Once the cycle is complete, the operator manually removes the rocker lever cover and installs it on the machine. All interface as far as system diagnostics and variable changes are done through the CTC panel. The system went together very well and was delivered on time to the customer. Work is under way for delivering similar dispensing machines to other divisions within the motor manufacturer.

 




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ADE Corporation
Westwood, MA

ADE's Galaxy AFS-300 is the first automated production 300mm wafer flatness measurement. The AFS-300 is capable of accurate and precise measurements at the 0.12 um site flatness specification level, which supports both 0.25 um and 0.18 um design rules, as defined by the NTRS road map. The AFS-300 offers the optimal combination of measurement accuracy, contamination-free handling and throughput for production wafer flatness and shape measurements.




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Coe Press Equipment Corporation
Sterling Heights, MI

Coe Press Equipment Corporation has built a reputation on manufacturing Roll Feed machines that get the job done quickly, efficiently, and economically. Coe Press consistently and continually designs and engineers press equipment whose performance keeps metal stampers running at full speed. Acroloop helps Coe Press Roll Feed machines maintain that reputation in performing precisely controlled operations with lightning speed.




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Design Service Corporation
Yakima, WA

Design Service Corporation (DSC) is a specialty equipment designer for factory automation machinery. In this bag making machine application, DSC has integrated the Acroloop Motion Controller and the ACH4800 chassis. DSC engineered the web handling, flying knife, and a heated seal bar into the design. By implementing the Acroloop controller, DSC achieved a 30% increase in production and a 10% reduction in scrap material offering substantial value for their customer.




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MIM Industries, Inc- A Brother Corporation
Miamisburg, OH

MIM Industries, Inc. specializes in the design and manufacturing of custom automated production equipment for companies - primarily in the automotive and related industries -- looking for unique solutions to their problems. In the past, they have developed such equipment to include various types of welding, assembly, material handling, inspection and inline integration. The X-Y Theta Sewing Systems was developed for use in sewing the main panels of side impact airbags. This machine design utilizes the Acroloop ACR2000 motion control system and allows the panels to be joined by moving through the machine in an X-Y and Theta motion. This unique feeding motion duplicated what previously could only be performed manually. With state-of-the-art technology, MIM and Acroloop insure every stitch is formed to a relative feed motion at a high rate of speed.




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Resource Engineering, Inc.
Gilbert, AZ

Resource Engineering is a US Manufacturer of Large and High Accuracy Coordinate Measuring Machines. With a comprehensive range of machine types and sizes, Resource Engineering has been setting new standards in the industry. The Twin rail CMM pictured utilizes an ACR2000 motion control card from Acroloop. The ACR2000 was selected for its excellent features, in particular, the ability to slave one axis to another allowing extremely precise motion of dual drive bridge at all speeds. With the 3500 lb. bridge moving at 10 inches per second, the yaw errors were measured by laser at less than 2 arc seconds. The resulting overall accuracy of this CMM is unmatched in the industry.




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Automation Services Group/ Tyco Electronics
West Palm Beach, FL

The AEP-12T from ASG (a Tyco electronics company) is a 12 ton press that is used in electronics assembly to install pressfit connectors into printed circuit boards. ASG chose servo electric power over hydraulics and pneumatics because of the superior control it provides. The AEP-12T has 4 servo axes and 6 encoder inputs. A PC running custom VB software on Windows NT handles all axes, as well as reading 5 analog input channels from load cells.


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