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Delta introduces new automation products

23 November 2021

TAIWAN BASED industrial automation specialist Delta was due to exhibit a full range of its industrial automation products and systems at this week's Smart Production Solutions (SPS) show in Nuremberg, which has now been cancelled.

EDITOR'S NOTE: This article was originally written before the announcement of the cancellation of SPS and the content refers to SPS as an ongoing event.

Delta's showcase includes the new ASDA-B3 servo drive, designed to optimise production efficiency and output value in a wide range of applications, including machine tools, electronics, semiconductors, industrial robots, printing, packaging, textiles, and warehousing. Delta aims to become a complete automation supplier of IIoT-based industrial automation solutions and is also demonstrating its DMV3D scanner and DMV-T time of flight camera, which provide high-speed 3D industrial imaging for various applications.

“A lot of our customers are now investing in the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT),” said Roetger Sander, deputy director of Delta’s industrial automation business group (EMEA region). “Open platform communications united architecture (OPC UA) is a standard that many customers have chosen to work with. We’re excited that the new products we’re bringing to SPS is meeting the open OPC UA standard and can support a wide range of IIoT applications.”

The ASDA-B3 servo drive is an addition to the existing servo drive family from Delta. Responsiveness is now 3.1 kHz versus the 1 kHz of the previous model. The latest model also contributes to improving the productivity with a claimed 40% reduction in the settling time. Positioning is now said to be several orders of magnitude more precise thanks to the 24-bit encoder, which also retains the motor’s position data when the drive power is off.
In addition, features of lower cogging torque, higher speed up to 6,000 rpm, higher maximum torque, and safe torque off (STO) to ensure safety of operation.

The new Delta DMV3D scanner uses structured light, line scan and a stereo camera to generate point clouds and depth maps for manufacturing quality control and measurement applications such as flatness control and height and area measurement. A scan rate of 1 Hz ensures rapid imaging while maintaining an XY resolution 0.08 mm at the 12 mm focal length and 0.04 mm for the 25mm focal length, High Z-repeatability – down to 2.0 and lower – and IP67 protection for harsh production environments where dust or water are present. The DMV3D does not require an external IPC to operate.

Another Delta premiere at SPS is its high-speed DMV-T time of flight camera. The ToF (Time of Flight) sensor combines with a built-in processor to offer frame rates of up to 60 frames per second. The camera obtains depth information by calculating phase differences between the carrier frequency of the active light emitted by the camera and the light reflected from the object to acquire 3D information at very high speeds.

Manufacturers can use the DMV-T to obtain 3D information from a single exposure. It supports the generation of depth maps and point cloud output as well as different acquisition modes including continuous, multiple shot, and single shot.