Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions’ rugged data recording system supports legacy sensor systems based on the fiber channel (FC) data communications protocol, offering a bridge to connect that data to Ethernet networks. The CNS4-FC Compact Network Storage subsystem combines four-channel data recording, encryption, and removable storage in a single chassis. A modernized solution for high-speed data recording, cryptography, and removable storage, the unit supports previously qualified FC-based sensor and client system architectures, including those in military helicopters, unmanned platforms, and mobile radar systems. www.curtisswrightds.com
Gantry portal LP 100
Liebherr’s LP 100 gantry portal is designed for handling smaller and lighter components while giving engine and gearbox manufacturers more options to find optimum solutions. Gantries can be configured to deliver high speed or high-load performance. Gantry robot design has been adapted to meet modern production process requirements. Engineers plan to apply specialization options to existing gantry models in the next two years. www.liebherr.com
Industry 4.0 solutions presentation set for EMO Hannover 2017
The German Mechanical Engineering Industry Association’s (VDMA) Metrological and Testing Technology and High-Precision Tools will highlight Industry 4.0 ideas and products at the VDMA’s stand (Hall 4/D44), at EMO Hannover 2017, a trade show set for Hannover, Germany, Sept. 19-21, 2017.
“At the VDMA forum, we shall be aiming to show what solutions our sectors are offering in order to translate the concept of Industry 4.0 into shop-floor reality,” explains Markus Heseding, executive director of the two associations.
The “Innovative Solutions for Industry 4.0” event will cover intelligent clamping systems, how production processes can be simulated by networking tools and software, tool lifecycles monitored, and cost reductions. www.vdma.org
Fischer Connectors partners with SolarStratos
St. Prex, Switzerland-based Fischer Connectors Group will provide mission- critical connectivity to the solar-powered HB-SXA plane as an official partner to the SolarStratos project. This first manned solarplane to penetrate the stratosphere aims to demonstrate the potential of solar energy and explore new territories for the future of aviation.
SolarStratos HB-SXA is propelled solely by solar energy, backed by a lithium-ion battery. Fischer Connectors’ engineers are partnering with the SolarStratos team to design and deliver solutions for the mission’s success. www.fischerconnectors.com; www.solarstratos.com
NEMA 1, UL Type 1 wall-mounting kits
Wall-mounting kits for Sinamics G120C and G120 PM240-2 modular drives allow easy installation and conform to NEMA 1 and UL Type 1 standards for interior applications. Kits are designed to meet UL 61800-5-1 standards for AC drives.
Each kit offers a compact design for all drive-frame sizes, providing space-savings and direct access to drive-mounted operator panels. Seven kits are available to fit drive units from AA to F frame sizes. www.usa.siemens.com/sinamics-g120
MC 15 encoder
The RSF Electronik MC 15 encoder is suited for motion applications in metrology, semiconductors, and automation. The optical kit-style encoder provides either 0.10µm or 0.05µm measuring step options, and has an accuracy of ±15µm per meter, up to a length of 3,020mm. www.rsf.at
Fixtureworks’ workholding, fixturing components at WESTEC 2017
Fixturing accessories including grippers, rest pads, Swivots swivel/pivoting positioning components, quick-release ball-lock pins, rollers and bumpers, and urethane-covered bearing rollers will be on display at booth #809 at WESTEC 2017, Sept. 12-14, 2017, in Los Angeles. The display will also feature the company’s manual clamps, spring plungers, rest and riser pads, levers, handles, knobs, hand wheels, supports and stops, risers, T-nuts, sliding mounts, springs, supports, grid plates and columns, and quick-change precision locating and mounting systems. www.fixtureworks.net