Product News – Mezzanines
System 40 structures range in size from 10-square-foot offices to 25,000-square-foot complexes. They are available in two levels with standard eight-foot-high wall panels. Optionally, wall panels can go as high as 30 feet. Partition walls snap together without the need for fasteners. PPI Modular Structures
DOUBLE, TRIPLE USABLE FLOOR SPACE
The bidirectional rigid frame of Industrial Structures mezzanines permits wide spans between columns, eliminating the need for cross bracing. It is freestanding, giving leasing and depreciation advantages. Using less steel by weight, it’s lower in freight costs and easy to offload. All parts simply bolt together. The galvanized finish resists corrosion and reflects light. Western Pacific Storage Systems
The Mezzanine System offers high-density vertical storage. For maintenance, automotive and repair operations, it takes advantage of all available height in a storage area. The all-steel units are a cost-effective alternative to building an additional floor or adding square footage. Lista International Corp.
Custom steel mezzanines provide additional storage or office space. They support equipment and conveyors, allowing expansion of manufacturing and material handling operations. Mezzanines are designed to comply with OSHA and building codes, and come with a lifetime guarantee. Steele Solutions
Freestanding multi-tier systems maximize use of floor space to provide additional production, assembly, office or storage areas. Two- and three-level shelving-supported systems can also be designed to maximize the use of existing unused overhead space. Borroughs
PRINTING IN TOUGH ENVIRONMENTS
The A300 SE ink jet printer has IP66 protection. Because of this sealed design it can work in environments with high levels of dust, vapor or sugar. The XS printhead increases coding speeds by 30 percent. Domino Amjet Inc.
Compact GPD 315/V7 AC drive comes in NEMA 1 and type 4X/12 enclosures in a range of one-eighth to 10 horsepower. It offers open-loop vector or volts/hertz control and handles harsh washdown and dust-tight environment. Yaskawa
CONNECT SENSORS TO BUSES
The DN-101 and DN-100 consist of single DC input and DC output for DeviceNet network attachments of a variety of sensor and actuator combinations. The modules link either NPN or PNP input devices such as proximity or photoelectric sensors. Supporting polled I/O, it lets network masters and scanners hook to individual sensors. Huron Net Works Inc.
Model SL 28190 is a small-footprint singulator that handles applications that sort up to 4,000 items per hour. Users can quickly unload bulk packages, parcels and flats, and the singulator arranges them for proper sorting. The system can also be used to feed automated induction lanes on tilt-tray and cross-belt sorters in applications of 10 pph and higher. Northrop Grumman
Space Carrier (SPC) electrified monorail system automates the replenishment of high-turnover items. It integrates with automated storage buffers, picking up boxes or totes and transporting them to picking stations, shelves, conveyors and flow racks. It operates from overhead tracks in a loop or shuttle configuration to conserve floor space. Two carrier models are available. They handle loads to 66 and 110 pounds. Travel speeds are to 574 feet per minute. They are available with conveyor, cage or clamp attachments. Eskay Corp.
IMPROVING EMPLOYEE SAFETY
The Roly Safeti-Gate and High Pallet Pivot gates help guard against accidents, personal injury and material damage. The gates create an enclosed workstation that protects workers and inventory during loading and off-loading operations. Mezzanine Safeti-Gates
PLASTIC BELT CONVEYORS
The MPB Series conveyors have plastic belts for accumulation and wet applications as well as hot and cold processes and applications requiring cut-resistant and chemical-resistant material. Lengths range from 2 to 30 feet; widths of 3.75, 6, 12, 18 and 24 inches. They accommodate weights of 50 to 150 pounds and can achieve speeds to 250 fpm. Closed top and 26 percent open mesh versions are available. Dorner Manufacturing Corp.
INDUSTRIAL RIDER SCRUBBER
The Hydro-Retriever 2042 rider scrubber comes with dual side brooms and scrubs a 42-inch path at rates to 61,000 square feet per hour. Features include a full-size operator compartment, ergonomically adjustable steering column, low sound emissions and one-touch operation. Nilfisk-Advance Inc.
Modular label applicator automatically applies different pre-printed or print-and-apply labels to opposite sides of a product or carton. The system consists of two label applicators integrated with a motorized conveyor and a PLC. Application speeds are to 120 ppm. Paragon Labeling Systems
LOW-PROFILE LIFT TABLE
The Guardian Series of lift tables offers a lowered height of 3-1/4 inches. Other features include a perimeter safety bar, spaced scissor arms and hydraulic safety check valve. Lift Products Inc.
LABEL MULTIPLE PALLET SIDES
The PLU Pallet Labeler prints and applies separate bar-coded labels to one, two, or three adjacent pallet sides. Features include an on-board bar code verification scanner and optional height adjustment. Labeling speed ranges from 1-1/2 to 3 pallets per minute. Avery Dennison
DC MOTOR CONTROLLERS
The Elektrosistem Series provides permanent magnet, series and separately excited motor controls. They are used for traction, steering, pumps, lifting, lowering and rotation. Current goes from 100 to 1,000 A. Voltage needs can range from 12 to 80 VDC. The controllers let users precisely set parameters for acceleration, braking, maximum speed, maximum current, anti-rollback and others. AGV Products Inc.
ActiveTag RFID provides hands-free personnel and vehicle access control and location determination and tracking for people, assets, vehicles and inventory items. The wireless tags are automatically activated when they encounter defined RF fields such as doors and hallways. Axcess Inc.