Alla inlägg av Björn Stegfeldt

Träffa oss på Euroexpo, Skellefteå

Staccato Technologies ställer ut på Euroexpo i Skellefteå, 25-26 Mars.

Vi kommer att demonstrera våra produkter, Generation 2 av vår positioneringsenhet, och vår nya mjukvara.

Du får även möjlighet att diskutera applikationer med våra experter på plats.

Vi ser fram emot att träffa er.

Tid och plats?

Scandic Expolaris, kanalgatan 73 Skellefteå.

Klicka här för kostnadsfri biljett

Distributor of the year, 2019

Shelley Automation, Canada was awarded the title “Distributor of the year” for 2019

This is in acknowledgement of Shelley Automations conscious and dedicated efforts in placing Staccato Technologies on the Pneumatic market in Canada.

Shelley Automation has dedicated internal and external staff for pneumatic technology, a strong support network and very good in-house capabilities for assemblies, testing & evaluation.

The Award was handed over by Fleming Pedersen Dambo, CEO at Staccato Technologies to Allister Cini, Product Champion at Shelley Automation at a ceremony in Toronto, Canada end of January 2020

Norbottens Industrimässa (Euroexpo), Luleå

Träffa oss på Norbottens industrimässa i Luleå.

Den digitala pneumatiken i praktisk tillämpning!

Mässan sker 27-28:e November, i Arcushallen, Arcusvägen 61.

Vi kommer att demonstrera hur vi kan noggrant kan kontrollera vridande, gripande, och linjära rörelser med pneumatik. Du får även tillfälle att se hur vi kan kontrollera kraft, och du har möjlighet att diskutera givar typer och återkoppling med våra experter på plats.

Insläpp 9-17, mer info hittar du här:

https://www.euroexpo.se/for-besokare/lulea-27-28-nov

Flexible Automation

Flexible automation is a must in today’s’ manufacturing environment for most companies exposed to ever changing trends and varying needs of consumers and end users.

The old style mass production is becoming a faded memory as we go from high volume low variety to low volume high variety. This is becoming increasingly evident with the last years rapid expansion of robot based automation and the increased need for collaborative robots.

This is easily manageable when you know what your needs and variations are, but that is using an old style approach to a new reality. You have to embrace the fact that you will not know what your needs are tomorrow, and be prepared for rapid change. The reality for most companies is that they will need to adapt already available equipment in order to achieve a cost competitive production solution. More often than not, the majority of the movements in any machine is performed with pneumatic actuators due to their simplicity, low cost, and great ranges in ready-made machine elements. The disadvantage with pneumatic actuators is that they are made for end-to-end movement with no simple way of controlling multiple stops or adjustable end positions.

So what is our proposal?

With Staccato Technologies flexible positioning unit, FPU, users can turn their current pneumatic actuators into powerful units, where they digitally can control any position, any speed, and any force, much like a considerably more expensive AC-Servo. Exact position is also returned in a monitor signal, giving constant feedback which is next requirement in machine upgrades. This solution also work on rotary actuators and grippers.

Apart from the obvious cost-savings, machine modifications will also be very quick as you can keep your existing actuators, just add a position sensor and our positioning unit and you have a new flexibility you never thought was possible in the past.

Want to know more? – have a look at some of our application examples on our Youtube channel and contact us for further discussions.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChD2QXuo_6YD_Ej_eIu4ekQ/videos

Are you visting CMTS 2019 in Torronto?

Our Canadian distributor, Shelley Automation will demonstrate their offerings at the CMTS show in Toronto September 30th to October 3rd.

One of the products they will show is our flexible positioning unit, FPU.

Visit their booth, 3217 at the international center

https://s36.a2zinc.net/clients/sme/CMTS2019/public/eBooth.aspx?IndexInList=10&FromPage=Exhibitors.aspx&ParentBoothID=&ListByBooth=true&BoothID=284519

#CMTS2019

Shelley Automation has a wide offering of leading brands in automation. You can visit their website at https://shelley.com/

Directions to The International Center:

https://goo.gl/maps/3EUDRSSn8hmbLumj8

New Function – “Speed control on the fly”

A few customers have asked for both position control and speed control on Pneumatic actuators with our Flexible Positioning unit, FPU.

Eventhough you already can set the required speed in our software, some users want the possibility to change speed on the fly, for example in filling applications, where they want to match the filling speed with the size of container. To accommodate this request, we have implemented this as a standard option. Now you can use one analogue signal for position control and one for speed control.

This is available in units shipped from August 2019. Older units can get a free software update.

Users that want to use this function control the position with 4-20 mA and the speed with 0-10 V. A version with I/O-link is in development and is planned to be released later this year.

Example on the application can be seen at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MM3528zkhVk

New function – Simplified 3 position control

New function – Simplified 3 position control

Some users of pneumatic actuators need the flexibilty of adjustable positioning, but only need three positions, typically that is the two end positions and one more position somewhere in the stroke.

Quite often, this is achieved by combining two actuators, making special 3-position actuators, or by using a separate actuator or stopper cylinder as an intermediate stop. Those solutions are not flexible, and tend to create new issues like space limitations, lead time of parts, reduced life time of the application (especially when using intermediate stops), and they use valuable engineering resources.

Some users want to have a better solution, but don’t want to have to add an analogue output for position control. Furthermore, Long stroke position sensors also add costs.

For those users, we are now introducing an option that can be used in our Flexible Positioning Unit, FPU – 3 Position control.

With a combination of standard PNP pulses with set times, you can now choose between each end position and an adjustable intermediate position on pneumatic actuators. It works on all types of pneumatic actuators, and add a lot of possibilities on rodless actuators. For the intermediate position, you only need a short position sensor.

Users that start with this function and find themselves needing more positions in the future can easily update by switching position sensor, adding an analogue control signal and just changing parameters in the FPU-Unit.

This new function is a selectable option in the standard units from mid July 2019. Users with older units can get a free firmware update.

Digital Pneumatics are here to stay!

See a live demonstration on http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_SvG9B_dng

High Speed valves for liquids

Our high speed valves are now also available for liquids.

One customer has a dedicated interface, an all stainless valve with FKM seals and protection rate IP67.

We have response times down to 1 mS for air and 3mS for liquids. Available in orifices from 1-5mm.

Suitable for harsh and demanding applications, where  other valve suppliers struggle.

The valve has three patents that enable performance and life time no-one else can match. We manufacture our valves in our premises in Stockholm, Sweden.

Life expectancy of 1 Billion Cycles, which means that it will last over 100 years if you switch it 1 time per second 8 hours a day, 5 days a week, or close to 32 years if you cycle it 24/7

Contact us at order@staccatotech.se if you want to know more.

Swedish media coverage:

https://www.metal-supply.se/article/view/665364

http://www.verkstaderna.se/article/view/665418/staccato_slapper_ventiler_for_tuffa_krav