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Mounting and PCB adapter for Series 61 E-Stop compact.

Aug 25 2020

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Mounting and PCB adapter for Series 61 E-Stop compact.

Date: August 25, 2020 10:00 PM

Quick and easy mounting for Ø 22.3 mm mounting cut-outs. – For flexible and safe PCB assembly.

Typical applications 
  • Handheld control units 
  • Production and plant machinery 
  • Construction machinery 
  • Agricultural machinery and vehicles
  • Special vehicles

The switch reliably protects people and equipment against injury and damage.

Advantages
  • Very low back panel depth (21.2 mm) 
  • High front protections IP66, IP67 and IP69K
  • Robust mono-block design with mechanically decoupled triggering
  • Optional illumination 
  • Up to three switching elements 

Accessories

Mounting Adapter –  The Series 61 mounting adapter allows the 16.2 mm diameter emergency stop switch compact to also be used for standard mounting cut-outs of 22.3 mm diameter (as per DIN EN 60947-5-1). The adapter allows the device to be mounted to the front plate quickly and safely. It protects the switch against twisting once mounted. 

PCB Adapter – This PCB adapter enables the advantages of the Series 61 emergency stop switch compact to be combined with those of a constructed printed circuit board. As a solid connection, the PCB plug-in base can be quickly and easily mated between the emergency stop switch and the PCB. This method of assembly reduces the back panel depth to a minimum (26 mm) and allows wiring errors to be prevented.
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New Series 09 Rugged CAN Keypads.

Jan 12 2020

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New Series 09 Rugged CAN Keypads.

Date: January 12, 2020 11:00 PM

For rugged applications in heavy duty and special vehicles.

Olten, Switzerland, August 2019 – High reliability and functional safety are crucial to controlling safety-related applications in vehicles and machines – whether in construction equipment and vehicles, agricultural equipment or in special and commercial vehicles of various types. Harsh environments and low back panel depth require a robust and compact product design. The actuators and indicators must also be precisely configured, both mechanically and electronically, to suit the respective application. The new high-quality Rugged CAN Keypad and Rugged CAN Rotary Cursor Controller from Series 09 meet these requirements with cutting-edge system integration.

Typical applications
  • Roadmaking vehicles and roller compactors
  • Loaders, dozers and excavators
  • Cranes, dump trucks and crawler drills
  • Fire-fighting and rescue vehicles
  • Road sweepers, cleaning vehicles and refuse trucks
  • Snow removers and groomers
  • Agricultural vehicles and equipment

Robust, innovative design – Robust and innovative construction is a feature of the Rugged CAN Keypads design. The up to IP67 protected actuators and indicators work reliably at operating temperatures from – 40 °C to + 85 °C. The low back panel depth and robust clip-in or screw-in mounting allows for easy, flexible installation, either vertically or horizontally. These high-quality devices also offer excellent tactile feedback, and are clearly visible in daylight and at night thanks to the powerful RGB LED halo and LED symbol illumination. Attractive and configurable 4-segment halo button illumination is integrated as standard. The customisable illumination provides the operator with excellent visual feedback, and is combined with a unique, contemporary design. Legends can be selected from our extensive library of industry-recognised, laser etched ISO 7000 symbols or customer supplied graphics to meet end user specific needs.

Advantages
  • Individual 4-segment and RGB halo ring illumination
  • Designed for functional safety*: ISO 26262 and ISO 13849
  • Intelligent HMIs with CAN bus integration
  • Robust, innovative, ergonomic design sealed up to IP67 protection
  • Interchangeable ISO 7000 range of symbols or customised symbols

Functional safety* and CAN bus integration – The Rugged CAN Keypads feature high reliability and are designed for functional safety in accordance with the EN ISO 13849 PLD and ISO 26262 ASIL B standards. Put simply, functional safety means that the system monitors whether the safety-related function is working properly. If a function error occurs, the system promptly informs the operator. Thanks to the CAN bus integration, the devices are intelligently and easily integrated into a CAN system – the devices are fitted with a Deutsch DT Series connector.
More than an expert. A partner of the automotive industry. As a global partner to major automotive manufacturers and suppliers, we provide our customers with high-quality, products, design capabilities and services. Through many decades of commitment and consultation with the automotive industry, EAO is an established global supplier of operator control panels, sub-assemblies, switches, buttons and indicators.

* Functional safety with CANopen Safety protocol available as of 2020.
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New HMIS Multi-Legend Alarm Indicator – Flexible, bright and reliable.

Jan 12 2020

New product

New HMIS Multi-Legend Alarm Indicator – Flexible, bright and reliable.

Date: January 12, 2020 11:00 PM

Simplifies fault monitoring contributing to increased safety within railway applications.


Olten, Switzerland, November 2019 - Train drivers need to easily see an overview of the current status or critical situations requiring their attention - whatever the cab lighting conditions and independent of   the rest of the electrical systems. EAO offers a highly reliable, customisable and quick to engineer solution that meets the driver's needs and with the possibility to add additional functionality such as a dimmable illumination.

With its extremely flexible and modular design, the HMIS Multi-Legend Alarm Indicator fulfils a broad range of application needs. The panel size and the symbols are customisable. Different illumination colours are available. The flexible number and arrangement of the symbols as well as the ultra-thin mounting depth of less than 8 mm thickness ideally fit to driver desk and control cabinets, as well as in other railway application where the space envelope for the status indicators is limited.


Advantages
  • Customisable panel size and symbols
  • Quick adaption to customer-specific requirements
  • Additional functionality can be added
  • Ultra-thin design (< 8 mm) to fit in driver desk panels
  • Bright even illumination visible in all light conditions

Every alarm indicator is electrically independent to guarantee high operational safety, redundant illumination on each element provides increased reliability. The complete system of indicators is controllable by bus interface, digital IO or other interfaces, which allows easy and effective integration with existing systems. In addition, the indicator modules can be provided with dimmable illumination. The lamp test functionality is effective and immediate with a capacitive touch sensor included in the alarm panel. With a range of different indicator tile dimension, grid spacings, and numbers of tiles per module this is a truly flexible status monitoring system. Mounting of the indicator panel can be adapted to the customer needs with adapters or directly with mounting studs.


The Multi-Legend Alarm Indicator conforms to EN 45545 and offers connectivity with up to 36 tiles in each module and is suitable for 24 and 110 VDC systems. Its modular construction ensures short engineering and production lead-times even for new product configurations.
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Our latest creation

Dec 2 2019

New product

Our latest creation

Date: December 2, 2019 11:00 PM

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Invitation to compete for the "Fritz Studer Award 2020" research prize

Nov 5 2019

Press release

Invitation to compete for the "Fritz Studer Award 2020" research prize

Date: November 5, 2019 11:00 PM


STUDER is awarding its research prize, the "Fritz Studer Award", for the sixth time. Students from European universities and technical colleges are invited to participate. The winners will receive a reward of CHF 10,000.
 
Fritz Studer AG produces standard machines and individual system solutions in high-precision cylindrical grinding for machining small and medium-sized workpieces.
STUDER is awarding the "Fritz Studer Award" for the sixth time. Participation in this competition provides young researchers with a platform for their creative solutions. The goal of the award is to advance and strengthen innovative developments in the machine industry.
 
For this competition STUDER is looking for work and research results with the following content:
•      Innovative machine concepts or components for precision machine tools
•      Alternative materials in machine construction
•      Simulation models for dynamic and thermal behavior of machine tools
•      Control and sensor concepts for machine tools
•      Digital Solutions to support the grinding process
•      New or advanced manufacturing technologies, especially in precision machining, such as grinding, hard turning etc.
 
Requirement: Substantiated results and feasibility
 
The research prize is aimed at graduates from European universities and technical colleges. Anyone who has focused on scientific topics or applied research areas in their student research project, college work or dissertation is invited to participate. The applicant should also be able to produce substantiated results or partial results from their research work. What is crucial for the assessment? Firstly, the feasibility of the findings in the machine industry. Secondly, the approach must be new. Scientific content, form and accuracy of the statements will also be assessed.
 
Award of CHF 10,000.
 
A prestigious jury will assess the submitted entries and choose the winner or winners. The jury includes:
•      Prof. Dr.-Ing. Konrad Wegener, Director of the Institute of Machine Tools and Production at ETH Zurich
•      Dr.-Ing. Hans-Werner Hoffmeister, Head of Production Technology Department at the Institute for Machine Tools and Production Technology at TU Braunschweig
•      Dr.-Ing. Frank Fiebelkorn, Head of Research and Technology at Fritz Studer AG.
 
The winners will receive a reward of CHF 10,000, the Fritz Studer Award and a certificate. The award ceremony will take place in mid-February 2021.
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Swiss racer Sébastien Buemi is now a member of the maxon family

Oct 13 2019

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Swiss racer Sébastien Buemi is now a member of the maxon family

Date: October 13, 2019 9:00 PM

Drive specialist maxon and Swiss car racer Sébastien Buemi team up to share their passion for precision, efficiency, and e-mobility.
Racer Sébastien Buemi knows what precision and efficiency are. After all, the former F1 driver has already won 13 races in the new Formula E and was the world champion in 2016. Being fast is not enough to be a front runner in this fully electric race series, a driver must also be efficient with the available energy, or the battery will be empty before he reaches the finish line. That's why Sébastien Buemi is a perfect match for maxon, whose high-end electric motors can be found not just in Mars rovers, but also in the Ad-Blue injection systems used in Formula 1 race cars... read more
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A new lease of life for your machine

Sep 24 2019

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A new lease of life for your machine

Date: September 24, 2019 10:00 PM

45,000 operating hours. This is how long - or even longer - a 15-year old cylindrical grinding machine is in use. Anything that does this much will wear, and this particularly shows itself in the geometry and precision. High time to give the machine a good overhaul. A machine overhaul at STUDER makes an old machine into one that is as good as new; in other words, a machine that has the same tolerances as when it was first delivered. If the requirements on the machine have also changed, the machine can be configured and retrofitted to the customer's requirements during the overhaul.

The S40 was in use at LMT Kieninger for 14 years. The company specializes in highly demanding machining tasks and manufactures special tools for die and mold making. "The S40 was the Rolls Royce of grinding machines. But the machine still wears over time and after intensive use", admits Heiko Braun, Group Manager of Cylindrical/Surface Grinding and Assembly. It was clear to LMT Kieninger that they should send the cylindrical grinding machine to the STUDER factory in Switzerland for an overhaul. STUDER provided them with a loan machine for around three months and took care of everything from A to Z - from collection through to customs formalities. "We were very satisfied with the loan machine. Apart from a few little things, we were able to continue grinding as usual", sums up Braun. The special feature about a machine overhaul at STUDER? It is the only company to refurbish the machines' guideways to the original specifications. After the assemblies have been reinstalled, the machine geometry is equivalent to that of a new machine. Braun's view: « This point in particular really convinced us. We notice the difference. Since the overhaul we have been grinding with the precision of a new machine. I can only recommend a machine overhaul. Everything went without a hitch, the investment has paid off and a 1600 mm machine is worth its weight in gold for us. »

Rebuild – new from old
A rebuild, or a machine overhaul, makes sense, and not just economically. The operator gets his familiar machine back and continues where he stopped before the overhaul. But he is full of enthusiasm! Because his old machine is like new. In the STUDER factory the specialists disassemble the machine into all its individual parts. The guideways are completely refurbished, the assemblies overhauled, the wear parts in the electric cabinet replaced, hydraulic and lubricating system as well as all valves replaced. If old spare parts can no longer be obtained, STUDER provides an alternative solution. The casing and components are sand-blasted and then given a fresh coat of paint. After assembly the geometry is like that of a new machine. Commissioning is carried out by STUDER Customer Care, including a functional and geometry inspection, all CE-compliant. "Over 20 people work on machine overhauls at STUDER. This shows the value of rebuild and retrofit at STUDER. The customers are always enthusiastic about the transformation and are delighted to put an as-new machine into operation at an excellent price-performance ratio", says Marcos Cotarelo, Divisional Head and Customer Care Consultant.

Expanding the component range
If the customer wishes to expand his component range at the same time as the overhaul, he does this with a retrofit. During the machine overhaul the machine can be modified or retrofitted to the customer's requirements. This opens up new production possibilities on the same machine. Ingold Tools AG has taken advantage of this STUDER service.

Ingold Tools AG has been producing high-precision and complex parts for spindle, compressor, hydraulic and general machine manufacturing with 25 employees since 1946. The machinery includes a variety of CNC-controlled and conventional machines, including robot-automation solutions for turning, milling/drilling, honing, lapping, barrel finishing, sand-blasting, laser marking as well as surface and cylindrical grinding. The cylindrical grinding shop already has several conventional and CNC STUDER machines. A further machine is currently being overhauled in the STUDER production halls. This is an 18-year old S21 with two external spindles and continuous fine adjustment of the turret wheelhead (B-axis fine), which the two managing directors Christoph Jenzer and Edgar Stich recently took on as a second-hand machine. The S21 will not only be updated in line with the latest developments, but will also be retrofitted to suit the needs of Ingold Tools AG. The cylindrical grinding machine will have an additional internal grinding spindle for internal cylindrical grinding and the relevant fixture for swiveling the tailstock into the park position. The S21 will also have a new spindle cooling system with its own circuit, as well as a hydraulically swiveling dressing unit. So that all grinding machines have the same mounting, the universal tool headstock will also be upgraded from MK4 to MK5. "This deal is perfect for us. Thanks to the retrofit, we get the second-hand machine with 50 percent new hardware", enthuses Jenzer.

Trusted quality
The S21 is the second factory-rebuilt STUDER machine at Ingold Tools AG. In 2016 the company took on a second-hand S31 machine, which STUDER overhauled. "We grind to a bearing tolerance and diameter of 1my. STUDER guarantees this accuracy after the overhaul. Either way: An overhauled STUDER will run just as long as a new machine", attests Stich. Jenzer and Stich see a further advantage of the machine overhaul in the operation: "The employees don't have to get used to a new machine with a new control system."

Ingold Tools has relied on STUDER since it was established in 1946. The first external cylindrical grinding machine was a type 01 from the year 1955. This was still in use when Christoph Jenzer joined the company 13 years ago. "We like working with STUDER. The service personnel are quick to respond, and our Customer Care Consultant supports us wherever he can. It's not without reason that we have so many STUDER machines." A new machine? Jenzer and Stich say: "We wouldn't rule it out – a new machine always offers advantages which an old one doesn't have, such as faster travel in all axes, simpler set-up of the machine, and easy programming with less technical knowledge." But the employees are looking forward to the overhauled S21, which will soon be on its way to Inkwil in Bern.
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STUDER - Your 360 ° solution for internal grinding

May 28 2019

Press release

STUDER - Your 360 ° solution for internal grinding

Date: May 28, 2019 10:00 PM

It was in 1933 when the first internal cylindrical grinder type 01 was delivered from Fritz Studer AG. 85 years later, STUDER presents with a product range of 12 machines probably the largest portfolio in the world for internal cylindrical grinding.

Kptec Components GmbH from Schorndorf (Germany) is a component manufacturer for the machine tool industry. The focus is on spindles, rotors, spindle casings, connecting rods and flange parts. The core competence is grinding. Walter Wiedenhöfer, Managing Director of Kptec Components, explains that consistently achieving tolerences in the micron range (40mill") in production is the great challenge in grinding." In the production of spindle components, coaxilities under one micron (40mill") are state-of-the-art. It is often necessary to grind an H6 fit into bores up to 400 mm (15.7") deep for the clamping interface mechanism. In addition, the machine should manufacture as economically as possible. In other words: You should only handle the component once and then completely finish it in one step. But a good machine should also flexible to enable it to handle uncommon operations such as the grinding of slots in a spindle too. One machine that meets such requirements is the universal internal cylindrical grinding machine S151. Fully equipped, it has three internal and one external grinding spindle, as well as a measuring probe. It convinced Kptec. Today Wiedenhöfer says: « The machine is the best we have in the company – it was absolutely the right decision to buy a STUDER machine. »

The Universal
STUDER has the right machine for every demand in internal grinding. In the universal range, these are the S121, S131, S141 and the S151. The inexpensive universal S121 is the ideal machine for internal, face and external grinding of chuck components. The S131, S141 and S151 form a product range for every imaginable application in internal cylindrical grinding. They are used where very high precision and efficiency are required – for example, flange parts, spindle shafts, spindle housings, rotor shafts, bushings and much more. The maximum workpiece weight is 250kg (550lbs) and the maximum workpiece length is 1300mm (51.2").

For production
The S110 is a very flexible and compact internal cylindrical grinding machine ideal for chuck applications for indivudual parts or small series production. Thanks to its small footprint it will fit in any workshop. S122 specializes in small bores and is equipped with a swing diameter of 220 mm. It offers state-of-the-art technology for the processing of small to medium-sized workpieces in small to large-scale production. Both types can handle up to three grinding spindles in a parallel arrangement, which allows for external and internal grinding in one clamping. "Price, quality, technical standard – that was our selection criteria for a new machine. The biggest advantage is the high production capacity", says Miroslav Martinek, Production Manager at Sellier & Bellot, explaining his investment decision in an S110.

Three sizes for radii
The S121, S131 and S141 are the experts for high-precision internal cylindrical grinding of radii, spheres, cones and diameters. The maximum swing diameter is 400mm (25.6") and the maximum workpiece weight is 100kg (220lbs). The main areas of application are in the production of drawing dies made of tungsten carbide and ceramics and the production of hydraulic components such as axial pump pistons, guide plates, housings made of hardened steel, grey cast iron and copper. Complex workpieces made of industrial ceramics, sapphire and tungsten carbide for the manufacture of human implants are also within the scope of applications. The automatic B-axis with direct drive allows grinding with interpolation for the high-precision machining of radii. The Radius grinding machines are supported by the Software StuderSIM. A S131 – with an option for radius grinding – is installed at AKS Hartmetalltechnik GmbH in Schwbisch Gmünd. "The sophisticated CNC technology of combining various operations in a single clamping and thus acheiving maximum precision These criteria convinced us. The set-up times, maintenance costs and downtime are now calculable. We also benefit from the rapid response times of STUDER Customer Care", explains
Production Manager Edgar Feifel.

Solid design
The internal cylindrical grinding machines are based on the Granitan® machine bed with its excellent damping proprieties and the StuderGuide® guideway system. Its huge advantage over hydrostatic guideways is the damping component in the direction of movement. The dressing process can be flexibly and optimally adapted to the workpiece, tool and material-specific properties - according to the customer's wishes. Another Studer speciality are the grinding wheel reference points (T numbers). This enables programming with normal dimensions, which considerably simplifies the programming of grinding programs. The workhead can be moved on the swiveling B-axis in the longitudinal direction, has a high roundness accuracy and is low in maintenance. An air cushion lift-off facilitates simple movement during setup and resetting.

Sophisticated sensor technology monitors the process of grinding and dressing and provides an easy detection the grinding wheel and workpiece position. The contact detection serves the purpose of cycle-time reduction. The modular spindle concept enables optimal adaptation to the grinding task. The direct drive in the grinding spindle turret head guaranties the smallest positioning variation for the radius and universal grinding machines (except S110 / S122). In the S122, the efficient high-precision processing of small diameters is also possible due to the proven grinding arbor deflection compensation.

Loading systems are available for automation that, due to their modular design, can be adapted exactly to the machine application and process. The appropriate periphery ensures seamless integration into the production process.

Everybody a grinding expert
For the operation of the machine, it is no longer necessary to be a grinding expert. All you have to do is know is the specifications of the part and what the surface finish should be at the end of the process. StuderTechnology recommends the optimal grinding parameters and generates the program. StuderWIN offers the possibility to fully integrate the measuring control and also sensor technology for process monitoring, such as contact detection and balancing systems, into the user interface. This allows uniform programming of the different systems. StuderWIN is supplemented by the grinding software StuderPictogramming. The operator lines up the individual grinding cycles together - the control generates the ISO code. The functionality of the machine is increased with the Software option for form and thread grinding. The StuderSIM software was specifically developed for the internal grinding of radii. Das Betriebssystem ermöglicht das Programmieren von allen Basiszyklen für das Schleifen, Abrichten und prozessunterstützende Messen. This way of programming guarantees great flexibility with the highest user experience. After programming, the process can be simulated and optimized. This gives reliability and guarantees short programming times and consequently an increase in profitability.

Conclusion
There is hardly a workpiece that cannot be processed with the STUDER internal grinding machines. The Swiss grinding machine manufacturer offers the right machine for every imaginable application. Very pleasant for the operator is the optimal ergonomics, which further increases the relative value of the machines.
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Our fascination for Human Machine Interfaces.
Your comprehensive, technical reference book.


Olten, April 2019 - EAO, as a competent partner for Human Machine Interfaces (HMI), announces the general availability of the new EAO complete catalog. The new catalogue comprises 992 pages packed with innovative, intuitive and reliable HMI products and related detailed information - the new EAO complete range is more comprehensive and clear than ever before.

In spite of its almost 1000 pages, you will find what you are looking for in a flash with this comprehensive work. This is ensured by sophisticated control systems, a classic table of contents and a detailed index. The products are arranged according to series and the information offered includes dimension drawings, circuit diagrams and corresponding accessories.

The EAO Complete Catalogue is not just a tool for presenting the full range of products. EAO also wants to inform you as a customer about the comprehensive range of services available in the most diverse markets and applications.

EAO is constantly working to expand its range of services and is always at your side as your solution-oriented Expert Partner for Human Machine Interfaces. Further information can be found in the introduction to the catalogue.

Curious? Then order your personal copy right here

The catalogue can also be viewed digitally by product series and downloaded at www.eao.com/downloads .
 
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Reliably protected against corrosion and alkaline cleaning agents.
 
Olten, Switzerland, May 2019 – The main function of strong alkaline-based cleaning agents in the food and pharmaceutical industries is to remove organic contaminants, so that bacterial and fungal growth is prevented. This ensures that, food and medical products do not  become contaminated. The equipment, machines and control units used in these industries must be able to withstand these types of cleaning agents. EAO is now offering a new stainless steel version for illuminated pushbuttons of Series 82, which has been developed with this in mind.

Advantages
▪     High quality stainless steel 316L
▪     Protected against corrosion
▪     Resistant to all alkaline cleaning agents
▪     Robust Tritan plastic ring illumination
▪     22 mm standard versions available
 
The new metal fronts made from stainless steel 316L offer exceptional protection against corrosion. The illuminated versions are equipped with a robust Tritan plastic illumination ring. The 316L version is also suitable for marine applications, because the pushbutton is resistant to salt water
 
Read more on www.eao.com/de/82-316
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The new S33 – The productive for Individual Requirements

May 9 2019

New product

The new S33 – The productive for Individual Requirements

Date: May 9, 2019 10:00 PM

Universal and flexible. These are the features of the new S33, the CNC universal cylindrical grinding machine from STUDER. It can grind small to large workpieces in single batch, small or large series and is available with centre distances of 400 mm (15,7") / 650 mm (25.6") / 1000 mm (40") / 1600 mm (63") and a centre height of 175 mm (6.9"). The changeover from grinding between centers to live spindle grinding takes place in record time. Complex workpieces are easily ground in just one clamping.

The basis for the universal cylindrical grinding machine S33 is the machine bed made of solid Granitan® S103. Thanks to its favorable thermal behavior this offers a high degree of dimensional stability, short-term temperature fluctuations are largely compensated for by the mineral casting. STUDER has redesigned the machine base geometry and supplemented it with an innovative machine base temperature control. This ensures a fast and stable production. The mounting of the dressing unit on the double T-slot of the longitudinal slide massively reduces the time needed for setup or changeover of the machine.

A wide range of wheelhead configurations
The S33 is based on the STUDER T-Slide concept. It now has an extended X-axis stroke of 370 mm (14.5") STUDER offers various wheelhead versions. The turret wheelhead with a 1° Hirth coupling and automatic swivel, can accommodate up to two external and one internal grinding spindle and is also equipped with the latest generation of contact detection. The external wheelhead with a grinding wheel right, can be manually set to 0° / 15° / 30° The machine setup and changeover costs can be reduced thanks to the turret wheelhead with multiple grinding wheels and the fast setup software Quick-Set. The S33 can easily handle internal-, external- and face grinding in one clamping which leads to an even higher efficiency in complete machining. The C-Axis, with an option of either a direct or indirect measuring system, allows the grinding of forms and threads. The S33 can also be equipped with a chuck workhead specially designed for grinding chuck parts.

Convincing software
More than a hundred years of grinding experience is integrated in StuderWIN, which enables safe programming and efficient use. StuderTechnology requires just a few parameters to automatically calculate precise grinding parameters in just seconds. Good quality is assured from the start, as is a stable process right from the beginning. The optional integrated modules such as StuderForm, StuderThread or StuderContourBasic extend the functionality of the machine. The hand-control device PCU makes it possible to set up the machine close to the grinding process. With electronic contact detection, downtimes can be reduced to a minimum. With the standardized loader interface, the S33 can also be automated.

Benefits at a glance
  • Distance between centres 400 mm (15.7") / 650 mm (25.6") / 1000 mm (40") / 1600 mm (63").
  • Centre height 175 mm (6.9")
  • Maximum workpiece weight 150 kg (330 lbs)
  • Thermal stability through innovative machine base cooling (CD 400 mm 650 mm (25.6") to 1600 mm (63")
  • Double T-Slot for dressing devices
  • Numerous wheelhead variants
  • Motor spindle incl. frequency convertor for turret wheelhead
  • Constant cutting speed as standard
  • Software StuderWin with StuderTechnology
  • Reduced setup and resetting times with STUDER Quick-Set
  • Flexibly expandable with integrated software modules
  • Can be easily automated
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The new S31 - the versatile for big tasks

May 9 2019

New product

The new S31 - the versatile for big tasks

Date: May 9, 2019 10:00 PM

The new S31 handles complex and versatile grinding tasks precisely and reliably. It can produce small to large workpieces in single batch, small or large series and is available with centre distances of 400 mm (15,7") / 650 mm (25.6") / 1000 mm (40") / 1600 mm (63") and a centre height of 175 mm (6.9"). With a high-resolution B-axis of 0.00005 °, the swiveling wheelhead makes efficient external, internal and face grinding possible in one setup.

The basis for the universal cylindrical grinding machine is the machine bed made of solid Granitan® S103. Thanks to its favorable thermal behavior this offers a high degree of dimensional stability, short-term temperature fluctuations are largely compensated for by the mineral casting. STUDER has redesigned the machine base geometry and supplemented it with an innovative machine base temperature control. This ensures a fast and stable production. The mounting of the dressing unit on the double T-slot of the longitudinal slide massively reduces the time needed for setup or changeover of the machine. Another highlight: The StuderGuide® guideways of the S31 have an additional convincing argument with its damping component in the direction of movement.

A wide range of wheelhead configurations.
The S31 is based on the STUDER T-Slide concept. It now has an extended X axis stroke of 370 mm (14.5") This allows for a variety of wheelhead variants. Configured exactly to the needs of the customer. You can choose between the turret wheelhead with an infinite B-Axis or a B-axis with 1° Hirth coupling. The turret wheelhead can be equipped with several grinding wheels. Thanks to the grinding wheel set-up software, STUDER Quick Set, the changeover times are reduced by up to 90 percent. With the new S31, you grind different diameters and any taper with just one grinding wheel and without time-consuming intermediate wheel dressing. This is made possible by the direct drive on the B-axis with a positioning accuracy of < 1 arcsec.

Convincing software
More than a hundred years of grinding experience is integrated in StuderWIN, which enables safe programming and efficient use. StuderTechnology requires just a few parameters to automatically calculate precise grinding parameters in just seconds. This means good quality and a stable process right from the start. The optional integrated modules such as StuderForm, StuderThread or StuderContourBasic extend the functionality of the machine.

The S31 is equipped with a Fanuc 0i-TF and is available with the Fanuc 31i-B for high-speed machining (HSM) as an option. The hand-control device PCU makes it possible to set up the machine close to the grinding process. With electronic contact detection, downtimes can be reduced to a minimum. With the standardized loader interface, the S31 can also be automated.

Benefits at a glance
  • Distance between centres 400mm (15.7") / 650mm (25.6") / 1000mm (40") / 1600 mm (63").
  • Centre height 175 mm (6.9")
  • Maximum workpiece weight 150kg (330lbs)
  • StuderGuide® in cross and longitudinal slides
  • Thermal stability through innovative machine base cooling (CD 400m 650mm (25.6") to 1600mm (63")
  • Double T-Slot for dressing devices
  • Numerous wheelhead variants
  • Direct drive on B-axis with high-resolution direct measuring system
  • Constant cutting speed as standard
  • Software StuderWIN with StuderTechnology
  • Reduced setup and resetting times with STUDER Quick-Set
  • Flexibly expandable with integrated software modules
  • Available for HSM applications with Fanuc 31i-B
  • Can be easily automated
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CYBATHLON and maxon: Getting ready for round two

May 7 2019

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CYBATHLON and maxon: Getting ready for round two

Date: May 7, 2019 9:00 PM

The second CYBATHLON is going to take place on May 2 and 3, 2020. Once again, people with physical disabilities compete against each other in exciting races—supported by state-of-the-art technical assistance systems. There are new challenges for the contestants and the engineers in all disciplines. As a Presenting Partner, maxon is at the forefront.
Overcoming everyday obstacles and driving technological development: For the first event 2016 in Zurich, the CYBATHLON set the bar high–and cleared it with ease. With a sold-out arena, enthusiastic teams, and global media coverage, it comes as no surprise that ETH Zurich decided to continue the CYBATHLON. The organizers have set their sights even higher for the second installment... read more
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How e-mobility will change our world

May 7 2019

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How e-mobility will change our world

Date: May 7, 2019 9:00 PM

It's a silent revolution. However, it can't be stopped: People are increasingly using electrical power for personal transportation and for moving goods, creating new requirements for drive technology.
Fifty years ago, who would have thought that a family could go on a road trip in their car without burning a drop of gasoline? Or that even untrained cyclists could tour the mountains? Or that pulling weeds could be a task for robots, not people? These are only three of many examples that show the influence of electric drive systems on our daily lives and our mobility.... read more
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More drive power on all levels.

Apr 1 2019

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More drive power on all levels.

Date: April 1, 2019 9:00 PM

Drive specialist maxon motor will be presenting exciting new products at the world's largest technology trade show. Some new products being featured include: flat motors with improved performance, a new line of modular industrial drives, as well as DC motors and angular gearheads from Parvalux, the latest addition to the maxon group.
Powerful drives, high power density and easy integration — these keywords best describe this year's presence at the world's largest technology trade show in Hanover from April 1st – 5th. maxon motor will present new solutions that will benefit customers all over the world.
Special attention should be paid to the new IDX line, a modular drive system for applications in industrial automation or logistics automation that consists of a motor and an integrated EPOS4 controller that can be used in a wide variety of applications. The IDX compact drives will be configurable online.... read more
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Series 45 pushbuttons.

Mar 6 2019

Press release

Series 45 pushbuttons.

Date: March 6, 2019 12:23 PM

Long lasting, attractive and rugged.

Olten, Switzerland, February 2019 – EAO’s Series 45 pushbuttons combine rugged construction with an attractive design – whether flush or raised mounted. Thanks to IP69K protection, penetration by dust and liquids is prevented even under the most adverse conditions. Combined with an extremely long service life of up to 10 million switching cycles, these intuitively operated devices are ideal for harsh industrial environments as typically found in machinery and industrial automation applications.

Typical applications
Various operating and control functions for machinery and industrial equipment, including:
  • On and off
  • Start and stop 
  • Reset
  • Operator / function control


These pushbuttons offer positive tactile feedback, are available in either momentary or maintained functions, and in metal or plastic versions. Adding to their ease in implementation, raised and flush variants are offered in industry standard 22.3 mm mounting and 30.5 mm diameter cut-outs respectively. Design options include raised, flush to the bezel, or flush mounted lens styles. As well, an extensive choice of available colours results in the most comprehensive range of pushbuttons in the market.

Advantages
  • Extremely long service life (up to 10 million switching cycles)
  • Attractive design – flush or raised
  • Versatile thanks to a variety of options and modular design
  • Simple and fast assembly without special tools 
  • Rugged construction and high IP69K protection


Series 45 pushbuttons with their wide range of minimum and maximum switch ratings are ideal for use in a broad variety of applications. With up to 6 contact elements, these durable pushbuttons provide an extensive amount of design flexibility for a multitude of end user applications. Quick and easy assembly is also guaranteed without the need for any special tools.
In summary, EAO’s attractive and robust Series 45 pushbuttons offer an ideal solution for long-lasting and reliable switching as often required in harsh industrial environments.

Read more on  www.eao.com/45.
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maxon strengthens its presence in South East Asia

Jan 29 2019

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maxon strengthens its presence in South East Asia

Date: January 29, 2019 10:00 PM

Together with its long-term partner Servo Dynamics, drive specialist maxon motor has founded a new sales company for the South East Asia region – a move that also takes into account the changed global economic situation.

South East Asia is on an economic upswing. Countries such as Malaysia have high growth rates and are increasingly advancing into high-tech industries. DC motor and mechatronic system specialist maxon motor is therefore expanding its involvement in the region and now has its own sales company to represent it... read more
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    maxon acquires motor manufacturer Parvalux

    Jan 16 2019

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    maxon acquires motor manufacturer Parvalux

    Date: January 16, 2019 10:00 PM

    The maxon motor group is adding another valuable new member: maxon acquired the British geared motor manufacturer Parvalux Electric Motors Ltd. The acquisition expands the maxon portfolio with powerful drives for applications in medical technology and industrial automation, among other fields.
    maxon motor, the specialist for mechatronic drive systems, acquired the British-based Parvalux Electric Motors Ltd. Parvalux has more than 70 years of experience in the development and production of brushed DC motors, AC motors, and gearheads. The company has 185 employees in three production sites in Bournemouth, Dorset. Parvalux generates revenues of 23 million British pounds annually, with just over 40% being exported around the world... read more
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    maxon launches additional EtherCAT motion controllers

    Jan 16 2019

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    maxon launches additional EtherCAT motion controllers

    Date: January 16, 2019 10:00 PM

    With the EPOS4 series, maxon is offering a reliable and extremely versatile platform of high-performance motion controllers. It addresses the needs of system integrators and fulfills the requirements of a variety of applications, such as industrial automation, apparatus engineering, and robotics. The platform is now being complemented with two new Compact EtherCAT models.
    The highly successful EPOS4 positioning controllers made by maxon motor are scalable and consistently support a uniform set of functionalities and connection options. Modularity with different designs (module, compact, or encased version) ensures optimal integration in a wide variety of applications. The controllers offer excellent dynamic properties, control quality, and power density while requiring only minimal installation space. In addition, their automatic controller setting makes them ideally suited for easy control of both brushless (BLDC) and brushed DC motors... read more
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    Electric drives are taking over in passenger planes

    Nov 27 2018

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    Electric drives are taking over in passenger planes

    Date: November 27, 2018 8:00 AM

    Now Available: the latest issue of maxon’s driven magazine.
    In passenger aircrafts, small electric motors are taking over many tasks that used to be performed mechanically or hydraulically. This is a rapidly growing trend. Welcome on board!

    Air travel has become more and more common over the years with usage increasing annually. Prices are at a record low, and planes are becoming even more efficient – in part due to electric drive systems, which are replacing the old hydraulic systems. Several hundred drive systems are installed in every modern long-haul airliner these days. In the latest issue of our driven magazine, we show you where they are and how they work... read more
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