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New! Motion Control Components & Technology Added 6-28-2016
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.
Motion Control - High Precision Three-axis Gimbal Mount from OES!
Van Nuys, CA -- Motion Control - The high precision, AU300-XZ Motorized Three-axis Gimbal Mount from Optimal Engineering Systems, Inc. (OES) features full 360O rotation of each axis. The rigid black anodized aluminum alloy frame of the three-axis gimbal mount handles loads to 10kg (22.5 lbs) and has the clearance (300 mm x 300 mm, 11.8 in. x 11.8 in.) necessary for mounting lasers, cameras, optics, and instrumentation for pointing, scanning, tracking, positioning, and other applications.
Each axis features: Low backlash worm gear drives and precision "V" grove & cross roller bearings for very high resolution of 3.6 arc seconds, and repeatability and positional accuracy to 18 arc seconds. Travel speed of each axis is 10 O per second.
BURLINGTON, MA -- Motion Control - Steinmeyer's Series of compact linear axis stages for horizontal or vertical applications are equipped with a DC motor, and are easy to integrated into new and existing applications.
This series of robust linear axis stages is characterized by an optimum price-performance ratio together with precise operating parameters. For this reason, this series of stages is favored for a large variety of applications and is ideal for precise focusing of sensors or optics.
Introducing the DMC-52xx0 EtherCAT Master. Galil’s First 32 Axis Motion Controller!
Vaughan, Ontario, Canada -- Galil Motion Control introduces the DMC-52xx0 EtherCAT master, Galil’s first 32 axis motion controller. This new addition to Galil’s EtherCAT family is a pure EtherCAT controller with the ability to control up to 32 drives and 2 I/O modules. This space efficient package also provides uncommitted I/O for easy integration into any EtherCAT application.
The DMC-52xx0 is offered in 2, 4, 8, and 16 axis formats (32 axis coming soon). Coordinated moves can be done within banks of up to 8 axes allowing for minimal changes of Galil’s programming language. The DMC-52xx0 operates in Cyclic Synchronous Position mode (CSP). In this mode, the servo control loop is closed on the EtherCAT drive while the Galil controller sends motion profile commands at a rate of 1 kHz. Galil supports a host of EtherCAT devices for virtually any application. See the list below for more details.
Elephants, lions or entire herds of antelopes with a digital camera specially designed for documentaries, wild animals can be captured quickly. Motors made by maxon ensure that there are no chromatic aberrations in the recordings!
Fall River, MA -- 35 degrees Celsius in the shade; the sun is burning hot. Not a single cloud in the steel-blue sky: That is the grassland plains of Kenya, with its fascinating wildlife and impressive landscapes. Documentary film teams from across the world are on the trail of wild animals. A dangerous job; no one wants to get too close to lions, elephants and company. A jeep roars through the plains on the search for the animals of East Africa. In the noon sun, a lion appears on the horizon. It is lying in the grass, almost invisible and unfazed by the approaching jeep. The camera operator is ready. The ARRI AMIRA digital camera is ready to shoot. In a jiffy the king of the savanna has been captured as an image.
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.