"MotionShop.com", "The Motion Control Home Page", and "Motion Control Archive" are trademarks of E-Media Publishing. Other product and company names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.
New! Motion Control Components & Technology Added 5-19-2016
NEW COMPONENTS AND TECHNOLOGY IN THE SPOTLIGHT!
"Gotcha Stick" from STI Features New Dimensions for Human Arm
Is Your Work Place Safe? ... STI introduces the new "Gotcha Stick" Safe Distance Scale. This three-segment safe distance stick accurately tests the allowable barrier opening size. It is based on the distance from the point of operation. It features English measurements on one side, and Metric measurements on the other.
AppliMotion Slotless Zero Cogging Motor Kits Available from Electromate!
Vaughan, Ontario, Canada -Motion Control Components - Applimotion's UTS Series Slotless Direct Drive Frameless Motors are permanent magnet 3phase ring type, low profile, direct drive motors with large through hole available in 29-240mm diameters.
For the ultimate in smooth operation when scanning or positioning, the UTS Series Slotless motors offer zero cogging and sinusoidal torque angle curves.
Linear Motion Control - White Paper, "What Is A Linear Motor?"
Santa Clarita, CA -- Motion Control White Paper - A linear motor should be thought of as a rotary electric motor that has been cut along a radial plane and unrolled. The resultant motor is a direct drive linear electric motor that can produce linear motion without the need of pneumatic, hydraulic cylinders, or translation of rotary to linear motion with the use of belts or screws. Rotary motors produce torque whereas linear motors produce linear force.
Maxon's EPOS4 Position Controller, Compact Power for Your Motion Control Application!
Maxon motor's EPOS range of controllers has been very successful in the marketplace. Since its launch in 2005, more than 100,000 units are in use worldwide. To build upon this success, the Swiss drive specialist launches the EPOS4 as the next generation of positioning controllers.
Fall River, MA -- The first product in maxon's new line is the high-performance EPOS4 module with detachable pin headers and two different power ratings. With a connector board, the modules can be combined into a ready-to-install compact solution. The position controllers are suitable for efficient and dynamic control of brushed DC motors and brushless BLDC motors (EC motors) with Hall sensors and encoders up to 750 W continuous power and 1500 W peak power.
Increase Machine Control, Motion Capabilities, & EtherCAT System Support with Kollmorgen Automation Suite™ Available from Electromate!
Updates deliver twice the control performance of prior versions, while enabling system-wide third party product configuration to be handled by the integrator
Vaughan, Ontario, Canada -- Motion Control --Kollmorgen introduces Kollmorgen Automation Suite™ (KAS) software version 2.8 and AKD servo drive platform firmware version 1.12. The additions include a new higher performance version of the AKD PDMM, enhancements to the coordinated motion programming blocks and additions to the EtherCAT configuration tool. This enables OEM's who utilize Kollmorgen's automation and drive systems to deliver differentiated machines with greater system design flexibility, performance capability, and ease-of-use.
The flagship enhancement to this version of Kollmorgen Automation Suite and AKD PDMM is a higher power version of the integrated Multiaxis controller/drive dubbed 'M1.' The M1 doubles the control performance of the standard PDMM and allows for more axes at faster update rates.
Integrated Stepper Motors with Industrial Ethernet, Profinet!
JVL Offers Integrated Stepper Motors with Profinet. The Industrial Ethernet, Profinet, integrates existing systems and equipment bringing the features of Ethernet to the factory floor.
Birkerød, Denmark and Morrow, OH (USA) Recognized as a world leader in integrated motors JVL has added Profinet Industrial Ethernet capabilities to their NEMA 34 Series of integrated steppers with programmable controllers. Available in 4 torque ratings of 3,0 Nm (26.6 in.lb), 6,0 Nm (53.1 in. lb.), 9,0 Nm (79.7 in. lb.), and 12,0 Nm (106.2 in. lb.) these very compact integrated steppers (the MIS340 is just 95 mm (3.74 in. long), include all necessary electronics within the IP67 rated motor housing. the quiet, precision, powerful MIS340 Series steppers are ideal for: Industrial, medical, inspection, testing, and processing applications.
Introducing µZ Plug-In Servo Drives from Advanced Motion Controls!
Vaughan, Ontario, Canada -- µZ’s are the smallest off-the-shelf servo drives from ADVANCED Motion Controls. Pronounced ‘Micro-Z’ these plug-in drives are designed for embedded applications in a wide range of industries including: Robotics, Lab Automation, Homeland Security/Military, Electric Mobility, Medical and Packaging.
µZ servo drives are designed to drive brushless and brushed DC motors at a high switching frequency. To increase system reliability and to reduce cabling costs, the drives are designed for direct integration into your PCB. Weighing in at less than 9 grams, µZ Drives output 10A peak and 5A continuous and operate with a bus voltage range of 10-36VDC.
Direct Drive Linear Motors with Integrated Encoders Offer High Resolution, Speed, No Backlash, and Zero Cogging!
Van Nuys, CA - Motion Control - The new, SDLM-025- 070-01- 01 direct drive linear motor from Moticont, also known as an electric cylinder, features a built-in encoder, has zero backlash, zero cogging, and provides users with high acceleration, high speed, high resolution, and long life. This direct drive linear motor features 1.25 µm (0.000049 in.) in of resolution. This compact direct drive linear motor is just 1.00 in. (25.4 mm) in diameter and 2.75 in (69.9 mm) long. Inside the motor housing, the linear optical quadrature encoder is directly connected to the shaft for the greatest possible accuracy.
1-Axis Controller with internal 800W sine drive from Galil!
Greenville, DE -- Motion Control - The DMC-30012 Series is Galil's latest generation single-axis motion controller. It uses a 32-bit RISC processor to provide higher speed than older models. The DMC-30012 features an internal 800-Watt brushless sine drive which minimizes space, cost and wiring. The motion controller operates stand-alone or can be networked to a PC via Ethernet.
Linear Motion Control Application - How Would You Position Components On An Experimental Reactor Vessel Weighing 33 Tons?
Easy ... Using Custom made LM76 Jet Rail Bearings and Shafting!
E. Longmeadow, MA -When a privately funded research company was ready to move from their original Proof of Concept to a sustainable fusion reactor to produce clean sustainable energy, they realized that extremely heavy components would need to be assembled and disassembled and reassembled again for design modifications and maintenance. The completed assembly would be the length of two buses and easy alignment of the individual components would be critical.
The main reactor, the fusion containment chamber that is capable of containing a plasma medium of 10 to 15 million degrees is made of non-magnetic stainless steel as are many of the components. The Plasma Medium could be described as a football shaped blob about 1 meter in diameter by 2 meters long. The plasma medium is injected from each end of the reactor assembly by Plasma Guns.