News for the mobile working machine in the harsh environment
The mobile working machine such as an excavator, crane or combine harvester is becoming increasingly intelligent with more and more electrical drive technology and also more convenient - here are new products from suppliers!
Brand new components for mobile machines
by Dr. Tretter, Mayr power transmission, Nord Drivesystems
Solids Hall 5, Stand K 22 The Schmersal Group is presenting the new Heavy Duty Switch (HDS) switchgear series. It was specially developed for the bulk goods industry. With this HDS, various functions have been integrated on one platform, making it suitable for a wide variety of applications. In addition, the platform has extensive international approvals such as UL, CE and CCC. Atex, EAC, Inmetro and IECEx are in preparation.
User report The largest machines that are currently digging underground on the construction site of the Semmering base tunnel are two tunnel boring machines. The EAS-HT safety coupling from Mayr power transmission is used to protect these heavyweights. These couplings trigger reliably and understandably and protect the drive components sustainably. They cannot be manipulated and the factory-set torque is available again even after disengagement. Recommissioning is also quick and easy, without additional tools.
Cover story Tractors, combine harvesters or seeders are supplied with wind, weather and dirt every day. Damage or signs of wear are therefore preprogrammed, often have to be repaired directly on the field and often with a variety of challenges. Reliable, mobile and versatile welding systems are an important support in this case. Fronius offers several devices for these challenges.
Altair announces the expansion of the Altair Partner Alliance (APA) with the highly developed visualization and real-time multibody simulation software "Vortex Studio Create" from CM Labs Simulations. The software is now available for use by Altair HyperWorks customers who can gain real-time insights for all device types with the virtual training environment.
SPS Hall 4A, Stand 125 Novotechnik has developed the position transducers of the new TM1 series for position detection directly in the pressure range of hydraulic or pneumatic cylinders. They reliably record the position and speed of mobile machines even in harsh environmental conditions with a resolution of 0,1 mm.
The magnetic angle sensors of the RFC-4800 series from Novotechnik are compact, easy to assemble and measure the angle of rotation over a full 360 degrees with a resolution of up to 14 bits. These contactless sensors are now also available for use in commercial vehicles with a CAN SAE J1939 interface.
Rodriguez offers part-turn actuators as ready-to-install modules with housings and seals as well as optional electric or hydraulic drives. In this way, users benefit from low installation and maintenance costs. The rotary actuators in three sizes can be individually adapted to special customer requirements and are immediately available from stock.
Cover story The next stage of development in agriculture is data-driven and requires robust sensor technology in the field. With its products, Turck enables the operation of intelligent driver assistance systems, the harbingers of fully autonomous work processes. With the steer-by-wire method, QR20 encoders measure the steering angle of axles or accompany the unfolding of the spray arms of a field sprayer. However, ultrasonic and tilt sensors are suitable for aligning the sprayer boom, while Banner Engineering's compact TM18 light barriers can monitor the material flow in the grain elevator of a combine harvester.
Cover story During the mining and subsequent storage of bauxite, a sedimentary rock for aluminum oxide production, a lot of dust forms, which is a major challenge, especially for the moving machine parts of the conveyor units. The aluminum oxide producer AOS uses energy chains from Igus in its plants. They have been supplying conveyor units and stockpile equipment with reliable energy, data and media for several years.