Tuesday, February 28, 2017

PHD Releases New Universal Nozzle Cylinder

Series BCZUD Universal Heat Set Nozzle Cylinder – Available Now!

NEW! From PHD:
PHD is pleased to release the Series BCZUD Universal Nozzle Cylinder for the plastic bottle blowing industry. 

The new Series BCZUD (heat set) Cylinder complements the BCZUS (cold set) Cylinder, and expands our proven series of Sidel® solutions. 

Series BCZUD Universal Nozzle Cylinders are direct replacements for Sidel Universal Heat Set Machines. 

These cylinders mount in the same space with matching bolt patterns, provide significantly longer service life, and reduce maintenance and downtime in stretch blow molding applications. Units are field repairable and feature improved geometry over OEM units to reduce component fatigue. 

Series BCZUD Benefits: 
  • Designed to operate for 20 million cycles 
  • Drop-in replacement for OEM 
  • FDA-approved materials used throughout 
  • Lube-free in both high pressure and low pressure sections • Optional internal detent to keep unit in retract position with loss of air pressure and during service reducing chance of damaged transfer arms 
  • Composite, high wear resistant, rod scraper 
  • Tooling kit available for in-field rebuild  

Need more info/pricing? Contact FPE Automation.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Eliminate Static with Panasonic Ionizers


Electrostatic charges disturb smooth operation.Fortunately, Panasonic offers a variety of ionizers to eliminate static. 

ER-X ionizer

  • For wide area applications
  • Charge removal also without compressed air
  • Automatic mode
  • Available in four different lengths

ER-F ionizer

  • Low-volume fan type or standard type ionizer
  • Easy maintenance of the discharge needle
  • Each main body includes long distance and wide area louvers

ER-Q ionizer

  • Very compact size for limited space installations
  • Volume adjuster to change fan blowing
  • LED display the maintenance of the ionizer

ER-TF ionizer

  • Safe design
  • Flexible setup: overhead, desktop, in front
  • Blowing direction can be adjusted easily
  • Air flow can be set to 4 different speeds

EC-G02 ionizer

  • Charge removal time of 0.5s
  • Light-weight, ergonomic design for operator comfort
  • High emission pressure (range 0.5 - 5bar), maximizing cleaning speed

ER-V ionizer  (PDF)

  • Ultracompact
  • No controller needed
  • Nozzle variations are selectable for different applications

ERVW ionizer  (PDF)

  • Charge removal layout freely selectable
  • Easy side-by-side connection for wide areas
  • Excellent ion balance due to high frequency

EF-S1 - electrostatic sensor  (PDF)

  • Easy data management using analog output
  • Easy-to-read 2-color dual display
  • Lightweight and compact for easy setup in any location

More information

Smart Vision Lights’ New Broad Spectrum Mini Linear Lights

Don't Underestimate the Power of Small Packages


Smart Vision Lights continues to enhance their product line with the innovative MultiDrive™ and OverDrive™ Strobe features, applying them to the LM45 and LM75 Series, the latest in broad-spectrum mini linear lights. Unprecedented levels of light (with a singularly small footprint), multiple lensing options, overcurrent protection, and quick-disconnect cables are just a few of the many features.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Turn Complex Applications into Easy Solutions with Cognex 3D Vision


Optimize product quality with 3D vision Lower costs, improve safety and raise consumer confidence

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3D laser displacement sensors provide three-dimensional inspection of any part. Cognex 3D profilers provide a topographical representation of the 3D features of a part relative to any surface including volume, area, height, tilt, circle fitting and curvature. These industrial sensors come bundled with a vision controller, Cognex Designer software and world-class 3D and 2D vision tools. 

Features include:
  • Factory-calibration with results in real world units and micron-level accuracy
  • Turn complex machine vision applications into easily maintainable solutions
  • Industrial IP65 housing and an IP69K enclosure option
  • Fast scan rates: up to 10KHz

3D Sensor Datasheet

For more information on machine vision sensors and systems and other Cognex products:
Contact FPE Automation | Download Product Guide


New Murr Connectivity Essentials Promo for 2017

Announcing special pricing for 2017!

Once again, FPE Automation has teamed up with Murrelektronik to bring you a wide variety of essential M8 and M12 connectors.

Download/view the 2017 FPE Automation/Murr Connectivity Essentials flyer.

Friday, February 10, 2017

New Date Added: FPE Automation/Cognex INspect Training - New In-Sight COLOR Vision Sensor

FPE Automation/Cognex INspect Training - New In-Sight COLOR Vision Sensor

FPE Automation and Cognex hosted event. 

Introducing the NEW Cognex In-sight 2000 color vision sensor. FPE Automation and Cognex bring the very latest to you during this valuable, hands-on seminar. You’ll leave with relevant knowledge you can leverage when you’re back on the job, for measurable results.


$990 registration fee includes the full day of training & lunch for up to three people from your company, and one Cognex in-sight color lab kit per company. Kit contains: IS2000-130 series vision sensor, five lenses (3.6 mm, 6 mm, 8 mm, 12 mm & 25 mm), white light, one clear (non-diffused) and one polarized ring light cover, two lens adaptors (16 mm and 25 mm) Ethernet cable, Power/IO cable, and universal mounting bracket. 

Wednesday, March 22, 2017
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

FPE Automation Training Center
110 Gordon Street
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007


 View this event on FPE Automation's Facebook page.

Smart Vision Lights​ Camera-to-Light Cables Now Available for Cognex​ Cameras

Smart Vision Lights is now offering its camera-to-light series of cables for cameras made by Cognex. The CTL Grey Series cable provides a direct wire connection between a single light and Cognex's In-Sight® series cameras. Also available is the OverDrive Dataman® Light Module, specifically engineered to mount and integrate seamlessly to the front of Cognex's Dataman® camera readers.