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NEW MOTION CONTROL 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.
Dyadics actuators are compact mechatronic cylinders that feature a motor, encoder, drive & actuator in one integral package!
Greenville, DE -Motion Control Components - Servo2Go.com has just added remarkable new additions to its broad range of cost-effective 24V electric linear actuators from Dyadic Systems. The SCN6 series actuators are compact yet powerful integrated mechatronic cylinders that feature a motor, encoder, drive and actuator in one integral package.
Dyadic Systems has developed the linear actuator drive mechanism such that the screw and nut are optimized for high accuracy, long life and low cost while delivering high speed and peak thrust. This blend of low-cost and high performance could only have been realized by the advanced technology of Dyadic Systems.
Motion Control - LARGE AREA Travel (300 mm x 300 mm and 600 mm x 300mm) XY STAGES!
Philadelphia, PA, -- Motion Control Components and Systems - The demand for a high accuracy, robust, XY stages is met with IntelLIDrives stages that address the unique needs of scanning microscopy, wafer and printed circuit board inspection, automated assembly and wide range of specimens and samples scanning in many types of imaging techniques and applications.
Very precise fine positioning and control is easily achieved through the combination of a stable closed-loop control system and an associated joystick option. In addition, the stages can be combined with our Z Stages to form an XYZ stage ideally suited for laser scanning microscopy.
Advanced Manufacturing and Materials Have Made an Innovative, Highly Efficient Traction Drive Possible!
North Babylon, NY - Rolling Motion Industries (RMI) has released two high efficiency traction drives. The MAR-17-1-2.1 Traction Drive and the MAR-23-1-2.1 Traction Drive. These are 1-Way traction drives with only six moving parts and use an engineered traction fluid with a coefficient of friction of just 0.1 to 0.12. These traction drives typically last three times longer than conventional gearboxes and with no metal to metal contact these high efficiency drives generate up to 72% less heat after 24 hours of continuous operation, Additionally they create up to 38% lower dB at 3000 rpm (less than a home refrigerator) than conventional gearboxes. Even though there is no metal to metal contact there is no slippage or lost motion between the input and output shafts.
The MAR17-1-2.1 Traction Drive is designed for speeds to 3600 rpm with 10 to 20 in/lbs of torque, and the MAR-23-1-2.1 Traction Drive is rated for 3600 rpm with 20 to 30 in/lbs of torque. Operating at temperatures that are lower than a motor's, with low vibration, and no torque losses from 10 to 3000 rpm, these traction drives permit a motor to operate at peak efficiency.
Open Aperture Voice Coil Stage Features 1 Micron Positioning Resolution!
Van Nuys, CA - Motion Control Components - The compact HCDS-025-038-02-B1-01 Voice Coil Stage from Moticont has a foot print of just 2.000 in. (54.0 mm) wide by 5.000 in (127.0 mm) long and features a positioning resolution of 1 micron and a 0.125 in. (3.175 mm) open aperture. This precision cross roller stage has a 0.97 in. (24.6 mm) range of motion with 1.0 lb. (4.4 N) of continuous force and 3.2 lb (14.2 N) peak force. The zero cogging, clean, quiet, efficient, low inertia, high acceleration, high speed voice coil driven stage has a built-in home switch for accurate initialization. As the coil is fixed and the magnetic assembly moves, there are no moving electrical components to fail. Designed for closed loop servo operation an integral quadrature optical encoder with differential outputs is included.
Motion Control - High Precision, Low Profile, Motorized, Ball Bearing Linear Guide Stages Are Available from OES!
Van Nuys, CA -- Motion Control - Optimal Engineering Systems, Inc. (OES) offers two series of low cost, low profile, motorized ball bearing linear guide (profile rail) positioning stages. The AQ140 Series and the AQ150 Series of linear stages are available off-the-shelf in travel lengths of: 50 mm (1.969 in), 100 mm (3.937 in), 150 mm (5.905 in), 200 mm (7.874 in), 300 mm (11.811 in), 400 mm (15.748 in), 500 mm (19.685 in). These 2 µ resolution stages (achieved with a 10 micro-steps per step stepper motor driver) are ideal for: Laser machining, testing, pick-and-place, inspection, sorting, wafer handling, semiconductor, assembly, metrology, and photonics in industrial, laboratory, and medical applications.
Linear Motion Control - 1.0 Micron Voice Coil Positioning Stage from H2W!
Santa Clarita, CA -- Linear Motion Control - The VCS05-060-AB-01-MC voice coil positioning stage uses H2W voice coil motor NCC05-18-060-2X to generate a continuous/peak force of 6.0 lbs [26.7 N]/18.0 lbs [80.1 N] with a total stroke length of 0.50 in [12.1mm]. The 1.0-micron resolution encoder allows for precise positioning. It comes supplied with a non-contact air bearing (air bushing) which allows for frictionless motion. The motor coil is the moving part of the assembly in order to reduce the moving mass of the system. Power is supplied to the motor via a high flex, high reliability flat ribbon cable.
Motion Control - Maxon's HPSC (High Performance Sensorless Control!)
Maxon motor introduces HPSC sensorless speed and torque with compact wiring and slim design
Fall River, MA -- Motion Control Components - Miniature - Maxon Motor has developed a sensorless speed and torque control solution called "HPSC". This new technology allows FOC (field oriented control) for brushless motors without sensors from full stop to full speed under load. This HPSC uses a sophisticated signal injection algorithm which precisely determines the rotor position for a smooth startup each and every time.
Motion Control - ServoBelt-150 Rotary Stage from Intellidrives!
Small Package with Large Through-Hole High Performance at Low Cost Low Profile Robust Design
Philadelphia, PA, -- Motion Control Components and Systems - ServoBelt Rotary Stage offers an economical solution for a variety of light and medium-duty rotary motion applications. The RTHP-B-150 features large clear aperture of 150 mm and provides arc-second resolution when driven from a micro-stepping or brushless servomotor controller. The low profile design is made possible by the use of compact precision bearing. The rotating carriage of the stage provides unlimited motorized rotation angle of the load up to 50kg and has large clear aperture to allow the passage of the optical path or cables directly through the stage. The main body of the stage is made from lightweight anodized aluminum and can attach directly to an optical table or moving linear or XY actuators and can be mounted at any orientation. RTHP-B-150 stage uses belt drive with stepper or brushless servo motor to achieve high rotating speed. Lightweight design makes it easy to incorporate this rotary stage into high dynamics XY-Theta multi-axes stages.
New Planetary Robotic Gearbox Available from Electromate!
Patented design guarantees that backlash will not increase over the life time of the gearbox
Vaughan, Ontario, Canada -- Motion Control Components -- The GPL-V (shaft) and GPL-H (hollow) are our lowest backlash (≤ 0.1 arc minute ) planetary gearboxes for horizontal and vertical robotic applications. A patented design guarantees that the backlash will not increase over the life time of the gearbox. Very high tilting rigidity results in excellent positioning accuracy with a rated 20,000 hours which is over 3x longer than comparable gearboxes in the market.
The noise level of 65dB compared to 69dB of comparable models makes it ideal for MRI applications where low noise levels are critical.
New Power-Off Brakes for NEMA 17 & NEMA 23 Servo and Step Motors!
Greenville, DE -Motion Control Components - The MPC is a power-off brake module with an output shaft. The unit mounts directly on to a NEMA C-Face servo or stepper motor and the output can also be coupled to a NEMA C-Face gear reducer.
This brake is designed to decelerate or hold an inertial load when the voltage is turned off. When voltage is applied, the friction disc is released and the brake is free of torque.
For a Safer Work Place Use the Safety Laser Scanner From OMRON!
Hoffman Estates, IL -Motion Control Automation and Safety -Motion Control Components and Systems - Small size, less weight and low-power consumption are extending operation time of battery powered systems like automated guided vehicles (AGVs). The OMRON Safety laser scanner OS32C covers all these requirements in collision avoidance, presence and intrusion detection applications. Maintenance is made simple since diagnosis is clear having LED displays.
Motion Control Components - Miniature Voice Coil Motor Features High Force to Size Ratio!
Van Nuys, CA - Motion Control Components - The miniature Linear Voice Coil Motor, LVCM-022-013-01, from Moticont features a high force-to-weight ratio of 14.5 oz. (4.0 N) continuous force and 45.7 oz. (12.7 N) peak force in a compact 0.875 in. (22.2 mm) diameter x 0.50 in. (12.7 mm) long package. This clean, quiet, efficient, low inertia, high acceleration, high speed motor has zero cogging and features high accuracy, and high repeatability to less than1 μm (0.00004 in.) when operated in a closed loop as a DC servo motor. This miniature voice coil motor is ideal for applications such as: Pick-and-place, testing, laser steering, mirror positioning, scanning, oscillation, switching, and hand held medical, dental, or industrial applications.