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New Sinamics G120C FSAA — the “Tiny Drive” in frame size AA from Siemens Industry, Inc.

Siemens announced today immediate availability of its popular Sinamics G120C drive in AA size, which replaces the previous G120C frame size A in power ratings up to 2.2 kW
(3 hp), including communication variants for USS, PROFIBUS, PROFINET and EtherNet/IP. Offering high power density in a smaller footprint, the new “tiny drive” offers fully compatible replacement for the equivalent power ratings on the previous version.

On new control cabinet designs, the G120C FSAA has significant size advantages, up to 32% less overall volume, for the OEM or integrator, but requires no re-engineering, when migrating from the G120C FSA on current jobs. Overall dimensions on the smaller unit, designed for use with PROFIBUS and USS variants are only 173mm high x 73mm wide x 155mm deep (6.8” x 2.8” x 6.1”).

Other benefits of the new G120C FSAA include use with increased motor cable lengths,
up to 50m (165 ft) for shielded and 150m (495 ft) for unshielded, plus identical voltage ratings, current ratings, load cycles and compatibility with all standard Siemens options such as operator panels, input and output chokes, as well as external Class B EMC filters.

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Sinamics G120C FSAA has smaller footprint, up to 32% less volume, but delivers comparable features to previous version of this Siemens drive.

The G120C FSAA offers UL open type, IP20 protection in the 0.55–2.2 kW (0.75–3 hp) range.

Through the introduction of this new tiny drive, Siemens can now offer machine builders another economical, space-saving and easy-to-operate standard AC drive with a wide range of functions, according to Robert Soré, product marketing manager for general purpose drives at Siemens. Typical applications for this product span a broad machine and equipment range, including smaller test stands, mixers, conveyors, fans, pumps, compressors and basic production machinery.

 

For more information about the Sinamics G120C drive platform, please visit: www.usa.siemens.com/sinamics-g120c-pr

For specific product information and inquiries, call (800) 879-8079 ext. Marketing Communications or send an e-mail to: mc.us@siemens.com

Dukane Laser Welding Workcell

Dukane Laser Welding Workcell

Dukane Corporation, St. Charles IL introduces a new Laser Welding System that allows clear-to-clear plastic welding without the need of any laser absorbing additives. This system incorporates a recently developed 2-micron laser with a greatly increased absorption by clear polymers and enables a highly controlled melting through the thickness of optically clear parts.

New beam delivery system integrates both a programmable multi-axes servo gantry and a scan head, supported by proprietary LaserLinQTM software, which harmonizes the action of both components moving the beam. This assures highly precise and controllable beam delivery when welding mid-size and large components.

LaserLinQTM also provides users with the ability to break complex weld patterns into separate geometric segments, modify each segment independently and assign different welding parameters to each segment. The CCTV camera integrated within the machine enables a live weld preview on the HMI screen and the ability to directly monitor and record welding cycles for further analysis. All laser enclosures are Class I CDRH certified and utilize laser-safe glass viewing windows.

This Dukane flexible welding system also allows rapid changeover of a wide variety of highly specialized tooling cassettes. The tools, as a standard, incorporate binary tool ID recognition for automatic weld recipe recall. They support multi-cavity function, multiple feature detection, vision systems and independent clamping systems to compensate for part variations.

Manufacturers from various industries including medical, electronics and appliances can benefit from this clear-to-clear laser welding solution.

 

Dukane Corporation offers a full range of ultrasonicvibrationspin, hot plate welders, and thermal presses, probes, tooling and software for both OEM and the commercial plastic assembly markets. Dukane is an ISO 9001:2000 certified manufacturer with 24/7 Service. For more information on Dukane’s Laser welding System, and their complete line of plastic assembly solutions, contact Jason Barton, National Sales and Marketing Manager. He can be reached at (630) 797-4902 or visit their web site www.dukane.com/us.

 

No. 958 is a 500° (260°C), electrically heated walk-in oven from Grieve, currently used for heat treating long fluorocarbon shapes supported by fixtures on wheels at the customer’s facility. Workspace dimensions of this oven measure 36” W x 300” D x 36” H. 60KW are installed in lncoloy sheathed tubular heating elements, while a 4200 CFM, 3-HP recirculating blower provides combination airflow to the workload.

This Grieve walk-in oven has 4” insulated walls and an aluminized steel interior and exterior. Features include an integral top mounted heat chamber, single door front and rear, 2” insulated floor with channel guide tracks and two (2) fixture supports with flanged wheels.

Controls on No. 958 include a digital programming and recording temperature controller, manual reset excess temperature controller with separate contactors plus recirculating blower airflow safety switch and SCR power controller.

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For more information, please contact:

THE GRIEVE CORPORATION

500 Hart Road
Round Lake, IL 60073-2898
Phone:  (847) 546-8225
Fax:  (847) 546-9210
Web:  www.grievecorp.com
Email:  sales@grievecorp.com
Attention:  Frank Calabrese, VP

Ann Arbor, Michigan – GMTA (German Machine Tools of America) represents various top-quality German and other metalworking machine builder companies, including Wera Profilator, Praewema, K + G, Rasoma, FIMAT and BvL, as well as Arnold lasers and other equipment. These machines are sold to the North American market by GMTA, primarily for gear and spline production, as well as other power transmission and various metalworking applications. The company’s target markets include automotive, off-highway, energy and other heavy equipment manufacturing. Machines are provided for gear honing, gear grinding, the patented Scudding® and now the game-changing Hard Scudding® process for gearmaking, polygon milling, turning, gear tooth pointing and multi-task machining operations, as well as various laser operations or laser line integration. This newsletter is provided to our friends in the media to keep you and your readers updated on “News of Note” at GMTA.

In the news…

-General Motors has selected GMTA to partner on the CVT 250 project for gear hones.

-Ford Motor has selected GMTA as a supplier for Scudding® sun gears on its new transmission lines.

-Scudding and now the Hard Scudding process, in which hardened gears can be cut and finished on the same machine, using the company’s unique adaptive software, are fast gaining acceptance in the market. Already the leader in high-precision internal gear processing, the result of our unique Scudding® technology, which leaves skiving and other methods far behind, GMTA has taken another giant step forward in gear production with the development of Hard Scudding. 

The Scudding process provides excellent results on green or soft gears, while this new Hard Scudding advancement enables the re-machining of hardened gears on the same machine, with a tooth-to-tooth composite error and total composite error in the AGMA 11, DIN 6 range and a surface finish better than 1.5 Ra. This all happens due to the adaptive software developed by GMTA.

Closeup Scudding

-A new series of operational videos on Arnold lasers in action is now viewable on the GMTA website, www.gmtamerica.com.   The website is currently undergoing substantial upgrades, but remains visible to all.

-The new Mexican office of GMTA, located in Queretaro, is reporting brisk activity, owing to the substantial procurement authority in-country now. According to VP Scott Knoy, “This contrasts with bygone days, when the decision-making and purchasing were largely centered in America and specifically (here) in Detroit. It’s a whole new ballgame with the Mexican market today and we believe our new location (Queretaro) is well positioned to serve this dynamic manufacturing environment.”   GMTA already has a substantial installed base of machines in Mexico with all their partner companies.   At the new facility, machines are in place for demo and test run, plus the facility is fully staffed with application engineering, technical support, after-sale service and parts inventory.

-Sales continue to be brisk on the 9- and 10-speed transmission projects in the automotive market. Scott Knoy, GMTA VP, comments, “We’re seeing a lot of activity here in the States and especially in Mexico, so we know our timing was right with the opening of our new facility there.”

-GMTA attendance at Gear Expo in Detroit was highly productive, as we saw old friends and made many new ones! The demonstration of Hard Scudding was given and we met with all the top editors from the gear market media during the show. The Motor City is still the place to be for us gearheads!


-GMTA is now representing Rasoma machining centers, used primarily in the gear and spline markets, as well as FIMAT, an Italian builder of machining centers. These agreements cover full sales engagement for North America. Meanwhile, an agreement has been signed by GMTA to represent BvL parts washers exclusively in Mexico. The BvL line now means GMTA can be a single integrating source for machining, part cleaning and laser joining of power transmission products.

 

-Our Claudia Hambleton again braved the elements and brought a class of German language students from Saline, Michigan to Chicago for Christkindlmarket, as well as tours of the Museum of Science & Industry and the new Maggie Daley ice rink!   A good time was had by all…and everyone made it back on the bus!   She assures us all the gluwein consumed was strictly non-alcoholic!

 

-Our Christmas party was a good time to connect with our GMTA family and exchange presents. Some of the guys, who are themselves brilliant mechanical techs and machine tool engineers, tried to wrap their own presents and failed miserably, according to Claudia!   “It takes a talent these guys clearly do not possess,” she mused.

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For more information on any items in this announcement, please contact:

 

GMTA (GERMAN MACHINE TOOLS OF AMERICA)
4630 Freedom Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
Phone: 734-973-7800
Fax: 734-973-3053
Web: www.gmtamerica.com
Email: scott@gmtamerica.com
Attention: Scott Knoy, VP

 

No. 899 is a 500°F (260°C), high temperature truck oven from Grieve, currently used for curing a coating on parts hanging from rods at the customer’s facility. Workspace dimensions of this oven measure 48” W x 36” D x 96” H.  24 kW are installed in Nichrome wire heating elements, while a 1000 CFM, 1-HP recirculating blower provides vertical upward airflow to the workload.

This Grieve truck oven is sectioned to fit in a 5’ W x 8’ D x 6’8” elevator. It has 4” insulated walls, aluminized steel exterior and Type 304 2B finish stainless steel interior.

Controls on the No. 899 include a 10” circular chart recorder,  manual reset excess temperature controller with separate contactors, digital indicating temperature controller and a recirculating blower airflow safety switch.

For more information, please contact:

THE GRIEVE CORPORATION

500 Hart Road
Round Lake, IL 60073-2898
Phone:  (847) 546-8225
Fax:  (847) 546-9210
Web:  www.grievecorp.com
Email:  sales@grievecorp.com
Attention:  Frank Calabrese, VP