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New! Motion Control Components & Technology Added 8-27-2015
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.
XY Stage with Internal Motor and Controller from Steinmeyer!
BURLINGTON, MA - Motion Control - Steinmeyer, Inc. announced a new addition to its line of precision linear stage systems. The new model KT210-EDLM offers a sleek compact design with a height of only 50 mm and length and width of 210 mm. Travel is 100 x 100 mm and includes custom designed low profile direct drive ironless linear motors. A key feature of this stage is that all motors, cable carriers and controller are integrated inside the unit, making this ideal for space saving motion applications. Additionally, due to the integrated controller, all electronics including motor drives are packaged completely inside; communication is simple though a universal USB interface.
The Sterilizable EC-4Pole 30 from Maxon Motor, A Brushless DC Motor for Demanding Operating Room Applications!
Maxon's new brushless electric motor, the EC-4pole 30, delivers high torque (106 mNm) and is sterilizable, a perfect drive for hand-held surgical tools.
Fall River, MA -- Motion Control -- Swiss drive specialist maxon motor has developed a robust brushless DC motor for hand-held surgical tools: the EC-4pole 30. Featuring two pole pairs, this DC motor provides a nominal torque of 106 mNm and an output of 150 W. It has a hermetically sealed rotor, meaning that it can withstand over 1000 autoclave cycles.
Need to operate at overload? No problem!
The EC-4pole 30 is equipped with the special ironless maxon winding, which makes it highly efficient. Another key feature is that the torque and current behave linearly and the drive can be overloaded.
Ultra-reliable NEMA 23 Stepper-based Linear Actuators by Electrocraft Available from Servo2Go!
This Nema size-23 ultra-reliable, stepper-based linear actuator is made with ball-bearings and dynamically balanced rotors for high-speed operation!
Greenville, DE -- Motion Control - Based on modified hybrid stepping motors, our AxialPower Plus motors are capable of producing linear forces up to 800 pounds and resolutions up to 0.000125" per 1.8° step. The reliability and precision of our AxialPower Plus and L3 motors come from using only the highest quality parts. We use stainless steel to increase the durability of our actuating leadscrews. And our internal rotating nuts are made from a range of engineered polymers for low-friction, smooth operation.
MICROMO's MCST 3601 Motion Controller For Stepper Motors!
Clearwater, Florida - Motion Control -Stepper Motors Controller - Searching the multitude of available programmable motion controllers for one that is ideal for micro stepper motors with phase currents of sometimes less than 100 mA was once a real challenge. The new MCST 3601 series, developed from the cooperation between FAULHABER and Trinamic GmbH (the motion controller specialist for stepper motors), offers the solution. This controller is compact and flexible, and is suited to fit perfectly with the full range of FAULHABER micro stepper motors.
Dual Axis Linear Motion Stepper Motors from H2W Technologies!
Santa Clarita, CA -- H2W Technologies’ dual axis linear stepper motors are ideal for open loop positioning applications requiring 2 axis of motion in a single plane. They can perform at speeds of up to 80 in/sec [2 m/sec] and strokes of up to 20 in x 30 in [0.5 m x 0.75 m]. Linear stepper motors are capable of very precise position, velocity, and acceleration control when coupled with a micro-stepping drive and indexer.
The moving assembly called the “forcer” is supported by magnetically preloaded air bearings that are imbedded in the active surface of the forcer.
MICROMO Introduces the IEH3-4096 3 Channel Encoder!
Clearwater, Florida - Motion Control - Micro Motion Encoders - The new IEH3 4096 series from FAULHABER is the most compact 3 channel encoder of its class. The new model delivers two square‐wave signals as well as an additional index channel. It offers a higher resolution, an extended operating temperature range and improved speed control, especially in the low speed range. The encoder increases the length of the motor by just 1.4 mm and can be combined with numerous precious‐metal commutated DC motors of the FAULHABER SR series measuring 15 to 22 mm in diameter. Since they are used in extremely small machines and assemblies, size is a decisive factor.
Linear Bearing Application - Polishing Machine's Linear Ball Bearing Failures Solved by LM76!
E. Longmeadow, MA -Linear Motion Application Story ...
The Application -
Polishing Aluminum Truck Wheels is done with a polishing machine that has a 36" vertical stroke indexer, having a 2500 pound load moving @ 4" per second. The polishing media is like toothpaste with glass in it. It is extremely abrasive, and sticky/tacky.
The Problem -
The industrial buffing system is chewing-up linear ball bearings and spitting them out every 2 weeks!
Maxon Sets New Standards in Micro Drives--High Performance Drive in a Small Package!
Maxon's smallest DC brushless motor is only four millimeters in diameter and comes in two different lengths. Certified in accordance with ISO 13485, the new brushless micro drive is ideal for medical applications.
Fall River, MA -- Motion Control -- The EC 4 brushless DC motor is maxon motor's ultra-compact solution to the market needs. As the smallest micromotor to come from the Swiss manufacturer, the EC 4 is only four millimeters in diameter. It is available in two lengths, with power ratings of 0.5 and 1 W. Equipped with an ironless maxon winding, the EC 4 stands out for its robust design, high power density, and energy efficiency.