In 2020, the Corona virus paralysed trade fair life worldwide. This year, things are slowly getting back underway, and IEF-Werner GmbH will also be there. The Motek trade fair is therefore a good opportunity to present the latest developments to trade visitors. For example, the automation specialist has equipped selected linear units from its range with a metal belt cover to ensure a high level of cleanroom suitability.
The demands on the cleanliness of linear units have increased significantly in recent years - especially for users in the pharmaceutical and medical technology industries. Here, these components provide components for production in an increasingly clean environment or pick them up again for further processing steps The metal belt cover on the linear drives protects against the ingress of dirt or particles on the one hand and prevents the release of particles into the environment on the other. This makes the drives suitable for cleanrooms according to ISO 14644-1 from class 1 to 8, which has been tested and certified by the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation.
With the aiPress series, IEF-Werner has servo presses in its range that press components with an accuracy of a few micrometres - and do so automatically. Users can integrate the flexibly designed systems both in automated production lines and in manual workstations. For this purpose, the presses have several standardised software or simple I/O interfaces. The smallest version of this series has a force of three kilonewtons with a jaw width of 180 millimetres. IEF-Werner has extended the series upwards: the far more massive version with a weight of about 650 kilograms and a jaw width of 350 millimetres can now also press larger components with a force of up to 100 kilonewtons and a repeat accuracy of a few micrometres.
At Motek, IEF-Werner will also be presenting a gantry system with the toothed belt axis module 115/25. With this, the automation specialist is demonstrating the handling of pallets with the help of a large gantry system. The basic body of the module is characterised in particular by high bending and torsional rigidity. This allows designers to implement large spans - and that is precisely what is advantageous when building gantry systems. Even with high loads and large strokes, no additional support structures are required. In addition to the cost reduction, users benefit above all from the faster assembly of the system compared to alternative solutions. Strokes of up to 6.5 metres can be realised. The linear unit is available in stroke increments of 60 millimetres each.
Trade visitors to Stuttgart can also find out more about the domiLine adjustment unit. This tried-and-tested adjustment slide can be used, for example, to manually move measuring systems to any possible position. The adjustment unit has a modular design and can be easily converted. With slide widths of 30, 50, 80 and 120 millimetres, the user is very flexible. For the smallest version, for example, four different strokes of five to 20 millimetres each are available from stock, for the largest from 25 to 100 millimetres.
The user can not only connect slides with each other, but also with manual turning units. For this purpose, IEF-Werner has the MDV series in its range, which is available in four sizes. The smallest version has a diameter of 55 millimetres, the largest a rectangular cross-section of 100 x 140 millimetres. The backlash of the worm gearing is adjustable and already optimally reduced to a minimum at the factory. For the user, this means even higher positioning repeatability.
Motek: Hall 5, Stand 220