Winners from “Show Us Your Macron Video Contest” Announced

Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2010 Show Us Your Macron Video Contest and took time to capture Macron in Motion!

Screenshot of Winning Entry, News Studio Camera System

Macron Dynamics would like to congratulate the winners of the 2010 Show Us Your Macron Video Contest! After judging the entries submitted, Macron Dynamics has selected these three winners for showcasing Macron’s high quality automation and linear motion systems and showing them utilized in interesting applications.

GRAND PRIZE WINNER: News Studio Camera System

This video shows a floor mounted video camera and teleprompter guidance system in an actual television broadcasting studio. The system features a MacBUILT 14 X axis actuator with an application configured wrap around cart. MacSTANDARD MSA-14 actuators with extended carts provide the Z axis motion in a dual configuration.

Second Place: Bottling Line Transferring (4 Belt Ganged Actuator)

In this video, two MacBUILT dual independent belt drive units were piggybacked to provide actuation of 4 independently controlled carts. The carts were specifically modified for the application. This system was for a bottling line packaging operation where bottles were transferred and separated during the transfer process to provide programmable spacing or gap between products.

Third Place: Product Transfer “Pusher” (Two Axis Design)

This video demonstrates a product transfer “pusher” unit that is used to move sacks of product from one stage to a conveyor transfer system. The system features two MacBUILT heavy duty rail actuators mounted in a dual arrangement with connecting shaft which provide X axis motion. A MacBUILT “Z axis” rail actuator with a 50mm-wide belt provides vertical motion and mounting for a pusher blade.

The Grand Prize winner will be awarded with an Apple iPad 16GB Wi-Fi. Second place will receive an Apple iPod touch 8GB. Third place winner receives a Flip Video slideHD 16 GB. Winning entries, and other top videos, can be viewed at www.macrondynamics.com/contest.

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