As a marketplace for components and sub-assemblies, Southern Manufacturing & Electronics arguably has no equal in the UK’s annual calendar of events. The organisers are expecting the 20,000m² Farnborough International Exhibition Centre to be filled to capacity and are confident of topping last year’s record-breaking visitor numbers which came close to 9,000 individuals. With so many types of components – electrical and mechanical – represented under one roof, it is an excellent place to address multiple procurement challenges in an extremely efficient manner.The range of system components on show is vast and covers everything from motion control and power transmission to power supplies and cabling systems. Some of the vendors returning for 2020 include igus UK, with its range of polymer bearings and machine accessories, and motion specialists Hepco, which will be demonstrating its GFX Hepco Guidance for Beckhoff XTS (eXtended Transport System). This solution uses Hepco’s PRT2 and 1-Trak guidance systems to work with Beckhoff’s XTS circuit linear system to meet the needs of higher duty XTS applications where motion profiles and long-term durability requirements are particularly demanding. Medical, smart and configurable power supplies will be exhibited by Cosel. Visitors will see a range of single output and configurable output power supplies which offer digital communication as standard. Connected by UART or PMBus, users can monitor and control up to 85 commands on the power supply including digitally adjusting output voltage, constant current-constant voltage mode and life expectancy. Relec exhibits a range of AD/DC power supplies, DC/DC converters, DC/AC inverters and displays. Products for rail applications comply with national and international railway standards EN50121-3-2, EN50155. Many of the products distributed by the firm also benefit from having been listed on the Network Rail Parts and Drawing System.
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