Galil Now Provides Support for Linux

Support for Galil’s latest generation software has now been expanded to include Linux operating systems.
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Webinar: Using Raspberry Pi to Create Powerful, Low Cost Solutions with Galil Controllers

With the recent advancements in single board PCs, having a powerful computing device is now easier and more cost-effective than ever. The Raspberry Pi Foundation and its Raspberry Pi model, in particular, have set the stage for this new form of computer. This low-cost platform invites the question,” what is its role in the automation industry?” In this webinar, we will discuss where the Raspberry Pi fits in and how it can be used with Galil’s high-performance controllers and PLCs.

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We welcome Michael Ullskog as our new CEO

After 16 years as CEO of Compotech Jan Eriksson has decided to hand over the reins to Michael Ullskog, recruited from the same position at our sister company RECAB. Read more

Compotech expands to the Benelux!

The Compotech Benelux sales office is strategic located in The Hague. Read more

Gyrolab xPlore

A Swedish contribution to a healthier world

Biopharmaceuticals are the future of the pharmaceutical industry. Groundbreaking progress is made every year, and pharmaceuticals tailored for our individual genetic conditions are believed not to be too farfetched.

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Photo: Gyros Protein Technologies AB

In the middle of this revolution is the Swedish company Gyros AB, based in Uppsala. Practically every large pharmaceutical that develops and manufactures biopharmaceuticals is already using their so-called immunoassay platform, a system that analyses samples in pre-clinical and clinical trials. And with the introduction of the Gyrolab xPlore, the company has presented a product that lowers the threshold for even more labs around the globe to start using their revolutionary platform in the pursuit of alleviate and cure disease. Read more

Raspberry Pi Interface with Galil Controllers

(This article is written by Troy Miller and was originally published on www.galil.com)

An HMI or Human Machine Interface is needed in many motion control applications. These devices are used to allow a user to instruct a machine on what to do without the need of a full PC. Many times HMIs are touch enabled allowing them to be placed on the production floor and used by technicians right by the machine. There are many sources for HMIs and many can cost thousands of dollars. With the arrival of the Raspberry Pi Foundation and its Raspberry Pi models, a small but powerful option arrived. Adding to this, the official Raspberry Pi 7” display, and the Galil application program interface, this powerful trio form the foundation for an inexpensive but fully capable HMI that can be customized for any motion control application.

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New EtherCAT I/O Controller from Galil

Galil Motion Control introduces the RIO-574×0, its first EtherCAT Slave I/O Controller.  This controller is packed with digital and analog I/O and can greatly expand the I/O capability of an EtherCAT application.  The RIO-574×0 is specifically designed to interface seamlessly with Galil’s EtherCAT Master Motion Controller, the DMC-500×0, but it can also be used with any generic EtherCAT Master.  Priced around 1/3rd of the competition, the RIO-574×0 provides a compact, cost-effective I/O controller perfect for any EtherCAT application. Read more

New miniature 10mm Motor Doubles Output Torque

FAULHABER has launched a new generation of metal brush commutated motors, the 1024…SR series with a diameter of 10mm. In combination with a gearhead, its output torque can achieve 300 mNm, twice that of similar products on the market. Thanks to a superior torque/speed ratio (flat slope) the motor can handle varying loads at reduced speed variations, thus granting smooth control. This performance is achieved with very low noise and vibration levels. A wide range of matching speed and motion controllers, encoders, and gearheads allow for optimal adaption in high-demand applications like portable devices or optical equipment. Read more

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TOFgard: Evolution in elevator door safeguarding!

The decades-old method of using light barriers and light curtains to safeguard elevator doors is about to come to an end – thanks to the TOFgard sensor from Swiss sensor solution specialist, CEDES. This compact and versatile Time Of Flight camera sensor offers the safeguarding function but extended across both the cabin and landing door closing edges. In other words, it offers genuine full door area protection for passengers, freight and the door itself. Up to now, light barriers and curtains have been used to safeguard passengers and freight entering and leaving elevators. Read more