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Yaw, Tilt, Rotary Stages from Intellidrives!
Philadelphia, PA, -- Motion Control Components and Systems - The integrated two-axes rotary assembly provides high-speed micro-machining capabilities for complex 3D part geometries and for general testing, purpose pointing, scanning and tracking applications for small optics, antennae and other sensors. The precision-aligned system allows accurate positioning on a hemispherical surface.
Electromagnetic Brakes & Clutches for Motor Control Available from Servo2Go!
Greenville, DE -Motion Control Components - For more than 40 years Inertia Dynamics has been recognized as a global leader in the design and manufacture of technically-advanced industrial clutches and brakes. Inertia's experienced design and development team utilizes sophisticated test equipment to ensure very high quality and consistency levels to meet the most demanding customer requirements.
Inertia Dynamics offers a full line of electromagnetic clutches and brakes, wrap spring clutch/brakes, motor brakes, controls and moment of inertia measurement equipment.
Low Cost, Plug-and-Play, One, Two, Three, and Four Axis Joystick Motion Controllers from OES!
Van Nuys, CA -- Motion Control Components - Ergonomic, easy to use, and integrated Joystick motion controllers for steppers, DC motors, and servo motor drivers in one, two, three, and four axis models are available from OES (Optimal Engineering Systems, Inc.). Users can choose from 18 models providing: Step and Direction signals per axis, Quadrature signals per axis, Analog Signals per axis and PWM and Direction signals per axis. The tilt angle of the joystick controls the speed of motion. The three, button selected, speed ranges are high speed, medium speed, and slow speed. These, low cost, long life, Joysticks have a 5.5 feet long cord and the standard connector is a 25-pin-DB-25, male connector. The maximum speeds may be set by the user via the supplied, easy to use GUI.
Motion Control Application- Maxon Motors in the Formula Renault 3.5!
The Formula Renault racing series has become one of the most important racing series for future world-class Formula 1 drivers. Since 2012, a new, more powerful V8 engine has been roaring under the hood of the World Series racing cars. Inside it, maxon motors are responsible for adjusting the electronic throttle system.
Fall River, MA -- Motion Control Components Application - The World Series by Renault is a combination of several racing series. The main series is the Formula Renault 3.5. The prestigious Formula Renault 3.5 has become one of the most important racing series for future world-class Formula 1 drivers. In recent years, several drivers have succeeded in making the jump from the Formula Renault 3.5 to the Formula 1, such as Jean Eric Vergne and Daniel Ricciardo of the Scuderia Toro Rosso, as well as current world champion Sebastian Vettel from Germany.
Motion Control Four Axes Robots Available from Moticont!
Van Nuys, CA - Motion Control Components - Four-axis positioning systems are offered utilizing any of our two-axis systems like GXY-280-280-01 or GXY-280-280-02 along with our voice coil motor driven LMA series or lead screw driven LA Series linear and/or variety of rotary actuators. The Multi-Axis Positioning System is designed to allow direct coupling between the load and the drive motors. This feature eliminates backlash, allows for fast acceleration / deceleration, high speed operation while increasing the reliability.
New IP65 Integrated Stepper Motors Available from Servo2Go!
Greenville, DE -Motion Control Components - Applied Motion's SWM integrated steppers are IP65 rated drive+motor units, fusing step motor and drive components into a single splashproof and dustproof device. This space-saving design eliminates wiring and saves on cost over conventional motor and drive solutions.
The SWM24 integrated steppers combine high torque NEMA 24 step motors with a sophisticated, 6.0 A/phase (peak-of-sine) step motor drive. Power to the drive, located at the rear of the motor, must be supplied by an external DC supply.
XYZ Voice Coil Positioning Stage from H2W Technologies, Inc!
Santa Clarita, CA -- Motion Control Components - H2W Technologies designed the VCS20-20-03-MC-01-XYZ as a 3-axis positioning solution where compact size and cost were important. Using voice coil motors, instead of 3-phase brushless linear motors, significantly reduced the overall size, weight, and cost of the system.
The VCS20-20-03-MC-01-XYZ is a closed loop voice coil driven XYZ positioning stage. It is ideal for three axis positioning applications.
Ultra Flat Zero Backlash Gearheads from Harmonic Drive® Available from Electromate!
Vaughan, Ontario, Canada -- Motion Control Components -- New CSF-2UP Mini Gearheads from Harmonic Drive® are ideally suited for small robots or equipment that require an ultra-compact solution. These new models are lightweight and extremely flat.
Thanks to a cross roller bearing used at the output flange, the CSF-2UP gearheads offer high-moment stiffness.
Large Area Travel XYZ Gantry Systems from Intellidrives!
Philadelphia, PA, -- Motion Control Components - IntelLIDrives new Syncronized XY and XYZ BEMA Series Gantries are offered in travel length from 300 x 300 mm to 3,000 x 3,0000 mm. Constructed using a rigid, light weight frame, and linear guides, the precision, low cost BEMA Series features: Repeatability of ± 50µ, and accuracies of 10µ, With speed up to 2 m/sec, the BEMA Gantry Series is perfect for applications in high speed positioning for light-to-medium payloads.
BURLINGTON, MA --Motion Control Components - When manufacturers use CNC milling machines or machine tools to serially manufacture parts, they expect gage accuracy to be maintained for all manufactured parts and, at the same time, a reduction in the machine's total non-productive time. For the ball screw drive as a performing part in the power flow, this implies repetitive motion with high rapid traverse speeds and acceleration values. These high dynamic stresses cause unequal heating of the ball screw drive. Preloading increases this heating which seriously reduces the lifetime of the ball screw drive.
Limit Lost Motion with Gam’s SPH Flange Planetary Gearbox!
Greenville, DE -- Motion Control Components -- Backlash and Torsional Rigidity are both important values to consider when selecting a high precision gearbox as they both affect lost motion (arcmin). GAM’s SPH Flange Gearbox has a single piece steel housing and ring gear machined directly inside for maximum stiffness. The helical gears are precision cut and ground for extremely quiet and smooth torque transmission with a standard backlash rating of < 3 arcmin or < 1 arcmin reduced.
FDA/USDA/3A-Dairy Compliant ETX Scraper Seals for Linear Bearings Used In Food Processing Applications!
E. Longmeadow, MA Motion -- Control Components - Linear Motion - LM76 has introduced FDA/USDA/3-A Dairy compliant, snap-in ETX Scraper Seals for linear bearings. Machined from Ertalyte® PET-P, ETX Scraper Seals have high strength, excellent wear resistance, low coefficient of friction, and excellent dimensional stability at higher temperatures than seals from other materials. Designed with a slight interference fit between bearing ID and shaft, ETX Scraper Seals prevents contaminates and debris from migrating beneath the seal as it scrapes the shaft surface. Ertalyte® PET-P's low frictional characteristics have little impact on drive force.
Maxon Motor Introduces The First Sterilizable Drive System!
Brushless DC motor, gearhead, and encoder from one single source
With the ENX EASY, maxon motor’s NEW ENX EASY is a sterilizable encoder for use with maxon’s brushless DC motors. This opens up a range of new possibilities in medical technology.
Fall River, MA -- Motion Control Components - This is the world's first steam sterilizable encoder ENX EASY. It is available in an incremental (1024 counts) and absolute version (4096 steps), both designed for 1,000 autoclave cycles.
As of now, the ENX EASY can be combined with matching BLDC motors and planetary gearheads. The encoder can be integrated into the brushless drives ECX 13 and ECX 16 SPEED (up to 120,000 rpm and 104 W) without any increase in length.
Miniature Voice Coil Motor With Large Air Gap Available from Moticont!
Van Nuys, CA - Motion Control Components - The miniature Linear Voice Coil Motor, LVCM-022-013-02, from Moticont features 5.9 oz. (1.6 N) continuous force and 18.7 oz. (5.2 N) peak force in a compact 0.875 in. (22.2 mm) diameter by 0.50 in. (12.7 mm) long. These clean, quiet, efficient, low inertia, high acceleration, high speed motors have zero cogging and feature high accuracy and high repeatability to less than1 μm (0.00004 in.) when operated in a closed loop configuration as a DC servo motor.
MGR5 Series Micro Gripper Independently Controlled Jaws Light Force Capability Available from Electromate!
A lightweight micro gripper, the MGR5 was designed for small, fragile part assembly. The MGR brings operation force 10 gram or less capability into range. Light moving mass reduces impact force during small product placement.
Vaughan, Ontario, Canada -- Motion Control Components --SMAC electric grippers incorporate programmable speeds, positions and forces with data feedback. The ability to independently control each jaw allows precise force control, measurement and positioning.
Dual Feedback Voice Coil Positioning Stage from H2W Technologies!
Santa Clarita, CA -- Motion Control Components - The VCS20-020-CR-01-MC-F3K voice coil positioning stage has dual feedback capability. It can operate either under closed loop position control with force monitoring or closed loop force control with position monitoring. It uses H2W voice coil motor NCC20-18-020-1A to generate a continuous/peak force of 2.0 lbs [8.9 N]/6.0 lbs [26.7 N] with a total stroke length of 2.0 in [50.8 mm]. The 1-micron resolution encoder allows for precise positioning. The 3kg rated force transducer allows for 0.01-3kg of push/pull force feedback control.
Electric drives ... ... invisible helpers in our everyday lives!
driven magazine reveals where they are commonly used.
Precision drive systems can be found in the home, in vehicles, and at work, making our lives simpler and safer. The current issue of driven, the maxon motor magazine, provides interesting insights into the world of drive technology. It also goes in search of an old friend.
Fall River, MA -- Motion Control Components- Online Magazine - Most people have nothing to do with drive systems in their work. However, without being aware of it, they come across them everywhere: in cars, buses, elevators, and even within their own four walls. Drive systems are invisible to ordinary people, but they play an important role in our lives. driven, the maxon motor magazine, spends a day with a family and discovers some exciting uses for them.
Ultra-Thin Large Aperture Direct Drive Rotary Tables (DDR) from Intellidrives!
Philadelphia, PA, -- Motion Control Components and Systems - UltraThin ServoRing rotary tables provide superior angular positioning and are designed to eliminate backlash, friction and wear problems associated with worm, gear and belt drives. Low maintenance and high throughput characteristics of the AccuRing stage yields the lowest total cost of ownership.
AMC STAC6-Q-H Advanced Step Motor Drive for Hazardous Locations!
The Only Internationally Certified Hazardous Location Stepper Drive Available
Vaughan, Ontario, Canada -- Motion Control Components - The STAC6 offers best-in-class anti-resonance that ensures optimal performance of the step motor over the widest speed range. The drive is powered by single-phase 120 VAC which generates a nominal 160 volt DC internal bus voltage capable of driving the highest torque NEMA 34 and 42 frame step motors on the market.
Low-cost Spring Applied Brakes for Servo and Stepper Motors!
Greenville, DE -Motion Control Components - Inertia Dynamics type FSB brakes are designed to decelerate or hold inertial loads when the voltage is turned off. These brakes can be mounted to a bulkhead or motor.
The FSB brakes are rated up to 100 Lb-in static torque, and fit motors up to 5.3" OD.
Motion Control Tutorial - Linear Induction Motor: How it Works!
What is all the hype about the Hyperloop? How does it move? What is the technology that makes it possible?
Santa Clarita, CA -- Motion Control Tutorial - How Does a Linear Induction Motor Work? - Linear induction motor (LIM) theory is most easily understood as a rotary motor that has been cut and unrolled to generate linear motion, instead of rotary motion. It is comprised of two parts, the primary and secondary, which interact with one another only when power is applied. Either the primary or the secondary can be fixed while the other moves.
Super Accurate Magnetic Scales Equals Quality of Optical Scales!
Vaughan, Ontario, Canada -- Motion Control Conponents--BOGEN develops and produces high-precision variable magnetic scales and measuring systems to measure angle, distance, position.
As the available space for position measurement is always tight, BOGEN has introduced a more compact version of the magnetic measuring head IKS9. In addition to the existing design style with an 11 mm wide body, the measuring head IIKS9. is now available in 9 mm width to be used in the most confined spaces. Despite reducing the package size, the IKS9. benefits remain the same - the highest accuracy for magnetic measurements with freely selectable resolutions.
Linear-XY-Rotary Combination Stages from Intellidrives!
Philadelphia, PA, -- Motion Control Components and Systems - The Linear XY and Rotary Combination stages are compact, high-performance linear positioning and Rotary stages are perfect for the confines of the laboratory while providing the high reliability required in a production environment.
Very Stable, High Precision, High Load, Low Cost Motorized Vertical Lift Stage from OES!
Van Nuys, CA -- Motion Control Components - The AT20-100 Motorized Vertical Lift Stage from Optimal Engineering Systems, Inc. (OES) is a very stable, high precision, high load vertical lift stage that can be easily integrated into almost any application. The large 120 mm x 180 mm (4.72 in. x 7.08 in.) drilled and tapped platform has a vertical travel of 100 mm (3.93 in.) and features: 3.315 µ (non- Micro-Step) resolution, 5 µ repeatability, and 15 µ positional accuracy. The precision ground lead screw, precision linear bearings, and the rigid box construction of the moving component of the elevator stage assures smooth, flat (parallel to mounting surface) vertical motion.
Low-cost Tin-Can Stepper Motors from Nippon Pulse feature high torque and compact size!
Greenville, DE -Motion Control Components - The PF/PFC series tin-can stepping motors are conventional magnet-driven rotary stepper motors with a permanent magnet in their rotor core. Rotating in proportion to the number of pulses sent to the motor, the stepper motor is frequency synchronized and can change speed depending on the frequency of the pulse signal.
Because of its high torque output and low profile construction, applications for tin-can stepper motors include, but are not limited to, printing, packaging, and medical devices.
No Backlash, Zero Cogging, High Speed Direct Drive Linear Motors with Integrated Encoders Offers High Resolutions to 1.25 µm!
Van Nuys, CA - Motion Control Components - Moticont has added two linear motors to it's SDLM Series of high speed direct drive linear motors which are also know as Electric Cylinders. These compact drives with a 1.0 in. (25.4 mm) stroke are just 1.00 in. (25.4 mm) in diameter and 3.75 in. (95.3 mm) long. These direct drive linear motors feature resolutions of 5 µm (0.000197 in.) and 1.25 µm (0.000049 in.) The integral, linear optical quadrature encoder is directly connect to the shaft for the greatest possible accuracy. Each motor features a continuous force rating of 20.1oz. (5.82 N) and a peak force of 66.3 oz (18.4 N).
New Profinet Interface for POSITAL’s Explosion-Proof Rotary Sensors!
Vaughan, Ontario, Canada - Motion Control Components - POSITAL has added an optional Profinet communications interface to its range of explosion-proof IXARC rotary encoders. These devices have been designed to comply with ATEX/IECEx directives for Category 3 electrical products and are suitable for Zone 1 and Zone 21 conditions (potential exposure to hazardous levels of explosive gases and dust concentrations). Areas of application for these encoders include oil and gas facilities, underground mines, chemical plants, milling operations and grain-handling facilities.
Application Story - Sound of Light from Intellidrives!
Optoacoustic tomography (OAT) is a technique for generating high-resolution images of biological tissue that scatters light waves, typically biological tissue.
Philadelphia, PA, -- Motion Control Components and Systems - Application - OAT systems create these images with pulses of dark red light that have a maximum duration of 50 nanoseconds. These pulses heat the tissue and cause it to expand launching ultrasound wave, a phenomenon known scientifically as an optoacoustic effect. This thermo-elastic expansion produces high-frequency acoustic or ultrasonic waves that the imaging scanner detects and uses to create an image with computational methods such as filtered back-projection. OAT is unaffected by the scattering of photons, allowing it to take high-resolution images of deep biological tissue.
New Panel Mount Brush Servo Drives for Centralized Motion Control Systems!
Greenville, DE -Motion Control Components - The AxCent™ (Axes for Centralized control schemes) product platform brings the proven and powerful performance expected of ADVANCED Motion Controls, with improvements to the design architecture that utilize years of experience in the industry and the latest advancements in modern servo system design.
As technology continues its shift from analog to digital, there is still strong demand for analog designs. The reason? Analog drives provide some attractive benefits ...
Low Cost, FDA/USDA/3A-Dairy Compliant Water Dog Linear Slides!
E. Longmeadow, MA Motion -- Control Components - Linear Motion - FDA/USDA/3A-Dairy compliant, Water Dog Sliders from LM76 feature Corro-SlickTM coated 300 series stainless steel rails and contoured WDX Polymer blocks. Water Dog Sliders can be washed down with the most aggressive chemicals and caustic foaming agents and have an operating temperature range of - 400O to +180 OF. Quiet, low maintenance Water Dog Sliders can be used: Dry, submerged in liquids, and in refrigerated and frozen environments.
Steinmeyer optiSLITE Miniature Ball Screws Deliver Smoother, Quieter, and Longer Life Performance in Linear Axis Stages!
BURLINGTON, MA --Motion Control Components - Steinmeyer, a global manufacturer of precision ground ball screws, recently introduced an enhancement to its miniature ball screw line called optiSLITE. This feature delivers lower friction torque for longer life, smoother running, and better servo response. The result is superior performance in linear axis stage applications such as atomic force microscopes, nanoscale machining, and wafer dicing.
Integrated 400Watt Servo Motor with 12-48VDC Battery Supply Voltage Available from Electromate!
Vaughan, Ontario, Canada -- Motion Control Components -- Designed for battery powered and low voltage applications the MAC402 is now available from Electromate The MAC402 is the VDC version of the popular MAC400 400W integrated servo motor. The supply range for the MAC402 is from 12VDC up to 48VDC, and full power of 400W (RMS) up to 1200W (peak) can be reached with 24 to 48VDC. This powerful, compact motor measures just 191mm (7.52 in.) x 60mm (2.36 in) x 114mm (4.49 in.) Applications include but are not limited to: Remotely operated robots, robotic vehicles, portable equipment, tracking devices, antenna mounts, and positioning devices.
WATER-TIGHT and DUST-PROOF ROTARY SERVO TABLES (DDR) from Intellidrives!
INTELLIDRIVES's Direct drive rotary servo tables feature IP rated ingress protection.
Philadelphia, PA, -- Motion Control Components and Systems - IP RATING - Direct drive rotary servo tables feature IP rated ingress protection. IP rating assures against ingress of water and external particles. IP65 rating assures against ingress of dust and small water jets. IP66 rating assures, in addition to IP65, against ingress of powerful water jets. IP67 rating assures, in addition to IP66, against water penetration under heavy water jets and when partially submerged.
New Lintech Profile Rail Linear Recirculating Bearings Are Available from Electromate!
Vaughan, Ontario, Canada -- Motion Control Components - Lintech’s MR, ARC & HRC Profile Rail Linear Recirculating Bearings incorporate two or four rows of re-circulating balls arranged in a 45 degree contact angle with the raceway. The rigidity under moment and torsional loads is increased by this design. Larger ball size is used to enhance the load capabilities. This design offers equal loading in all directions while providing smooth motion.
FOODSTREAM Pillow and Flange Blocks From LM76 Are FDA/USDA and 3A-Dairy Compliant!
E. Longmeadow, MA Motion -- Control Components - Linear Motion - FOODSTREAM electrodeless Nickel plated pillow and flange blocks from LM76 are FDA/USDA/3A-Dairy compliant linear motion components. They complement LM76's line of FDA compliant bearings, scraper seals, and shafting. FOODSTREAM off-the-shelf pillow and flange blocks are ideal for use in processing and packaging food, producing pharmaceuticals, the BioPharma industry, and in medical devices. Inch size FOODSTREAM pillow blocks are available in single and double length sizes, and as closed or open models in sizes from .5 in. to 1.5 in. Electrodeless Nickel protects the aluminum base from corrosive liquids, harsh caustic wash down chemicals, and biological fluids.
High Precision, Low Profile, Motorized Goniometer Stages Available from OES!
Van Nuys, CA -- Motion Control - Optimal Engineering Systems, Inc. (OES) offers a very low cost, low profile solution for the precise measurement of angles or the rotation of an object to a precise angular position. The AK130-15 Goniometer Stage is just 2.362 in. (60 mm) high and the height of the center of rotation is 4.724in. (120 mm). The 4.724in. x 5.118 in. (120 mm x 130 mm) table has +/- 15o of rotation at speeds up to 10 o/sec, and features a precision ground worm gear with a 304:1 ratio and a resolution of 0.0005o with a 10 micro-step per step stepper motor driver; the stage is also available with a servo motor and optical encoder.
Netzer’s New DS-58 Absolute Position Rotary Encoder Features 18 bit Resolution, Available from Electromate!
Vaughan, Ontario, Canada -- Motion Control Components --Netzer's world-wide patented, rugged high performance Electric Encoder™ technology, suits a wide variety of applications ranging from space and avionics, through military and defense, to instrumentation and automotive. Netzer Rotary Encoders feature absolute or incremental position feedback providing analog or digital outputs.
The Non-contact, absolute-position Electric Encoder™ relies on interaction between the measured displacement and an internally shielded, space/time modulated, electric field and offers features unsurpassed by traditional optical and magnetic encoders.
New! EtherCAT Servo Amplifiers feature High speed, Deterministic Control!
AMC Extends the popular DigiFlex® Performancex product line. Their EtherCAT communication servo drives now provides for multiple feedback devices in a variety of power platforms.
Greenville, DE -- Motion Control Components - Advanced Motion Controls provides products for the fastest, most flexible form of industrial Ethernet control - EtherCAT®. High speed, deterministic control with standard 100 base-T hardware, EtherCAT Servo Amplifiers are industry proven to achieve blazing fast, consistent results in demanding applications.
Extending the popular DigiFlex® Performance™ product line our EtherCAT communication servo drives provide for multiple feedback devices in a variety of power platforms.
Portescap’s 16mm Athlonix DC Miniature Motor Features Energy Efficient Coreless Design!
West Chester, PA -- Motion Control -- Portescap introduces the next frame size in the DCP range of Athlonix™ high power density brush DC mini motors. Athlonix DCP motors offer an optimized price-to-performance solution ideal for a broad spectrum of applications. Available in a 16 mm diameter, the new 16DCP motor features an energy efficient coreless design with an optimized self-supporting coil and magnetic circuit, which ensures optimum price-to-performance is delivered.
Athlonix 16DCP motors are available in 2 variations, precious metal commutation and graphite commutation, both featuring an Alnico magnet inside. The unique constant force spring design for carbon brush ensures consistent performance.
ACR-32UT has a very wide dynamic speed range and can move at sub-rpm speed with low velocity ripple and can accelerate quickly to 1,500 rpm.
Philadelphia, PA, -- Motion Control Components and Systems - The ACR-32UT precision rotation stage is a low profile rotary table with a high-speed direct-drive rotary servo motor. The 32 mm center aperture and lightweight construction makes this rotary stage an ideal choice for handling 300 mm silicon wafers for semiconductor processing
ACR-32UT has a very wide dynamic speed range and can move at sub-rpm speed with low velocity ripple and can accelerate quickly to 1,500 rpm.
ServoBelt Rotary Stage Family from Bell Everman is Available from Electromate!
Vaughan, Ontario, Canada -- Motion Control -- ServoBelt Rotary Stages from Bell Everman are compact, high-torque rotary stages that offer through hole size and speed comparable to direct-drive rotary tables costing thousands more.
Room in the Middle. ServoBelt Rotary stages offer two different through hole configurations. Available with 50-, 100- or 200-mm center openings, our large through hole stages accommodate large bundles of power, signal and pnuematic conductors ...
Frameless Brushless ARC Segment Torque Motor from H2W Technologies, Inc.
Santa Clarita, CA -- Motion Control Components - H2W has developed an unhoused arc segmented frameless brushless torque motor (TWR-070-410-1150-3PH) with low inertia moving coil assembly for high angular acceleration applications. The rotary 3-phase brushless motor, also known as a rotary servo motor, is a direct drive motor that is ideal for limited or unlimited, closed loop servo, rotary motion applications. It can generate a continuous/peak torque of 480 in-lbs [53 Nm]/1440 in-lbs [159 Nm]. It has been designed to have a 70° rotation and operate on a 20” (500 mm) radius, but additional modular magnet tracks (33° each) can be added to increase angular displacement.
Application Story - Steinmeyer optiSLITE Miniature Ball Screws the Optimal Solution for Pipetting Systems!
BURLINGTON, MA --Motion Control Components Application - Steinmeyer, a global manufacturer of precision ground ball screws, recently introduced an enhancement to its miniature ball screw line called optiSLITE. This feature delivers lower friction torque for smoother running and better servo response. The result is superior positioning performance in laboratory instrument applications, such as pipetting and dispensing.
Integrated IP65 Stepper Motors Available from Servo2Go!
Greenville, DE - Motion Control Components - SWM integrated steppers from Applied Motion Products Inc. are IP65 rated drive+motor units, fusing step motor and drive components into a single splash proof and dustproof device. This space-saving design eliminates wiring and saves on cost over conventional motor and drive solutions.
The SWM24 integrated steppers combine high torque NEMA 24 step motors with a sophisticated, 6.0 A/phase (peak-of-sine) step motor drive. Power to the drive, located at the rear of the motor, must be supplied by an external DC supply. Applied Motion offers compatible 24 and 48 volt DC power supplies for exactly this purpose.
High Acceleration, High Precision, Brushless Linear Motors from Moticont!
Van Nuys, CA - Motion Control Components - The off-the-shelf, LBIM-021 Series of Linear Three-phase Brushless Servo Motors from Moticont are sized to fit a broad range of linear motion applications. These low cost, compact linear motors feature: High acceleration, high speed, high accuracy, high repeatability, and high precision to less than one micron (0.00004 in.). The LBIM-021 Linear motor series is comprised of four sizes of forcers (the moving part of a linear motor) and matching magnetic tracks creating forces of 8.7 lbs (38.7 N), 16.3 lbs (72.4 N), 23.1 lbs (102.9 N), and 31.0 lbs (138.1 N) at 10% duty cycle. The light weight ironless forcers have no iron providing high acceleration, low inertia, and cog free motion. These high speed, non-contact brushless linear motors are ideal for a variety of: Medical, manufacturing, scanning, inspection, laser cutting, and precision assembly applications.
Motion Control Application- Maxon Drives Help People Walk Again!
At the first Cybathlon in Zürich, researchers are presenting the world's best exoskeletons devices that enable paraplegics to walk again. Motors from Switzerland play a central part in this development.
Fall River, MA -- Motion Control Components Application - On October 8th 2016, people with paraplegia are going on a footrace at the Cybathlon in Zürich. Aided by exoskeletons, they will compete against each other on an obstacle course to show the public how far advanced technology has come in this area.
Switzerland, is playing a central role in this process. Many of the exoskeletons are fitted with components from the canton of Obwalden components without which there wouldn't be a lot of movement to be observed.
Precision 30 mm Clear Aperture Vertical Rotation Stage from OES!
Van Nuys, CA -- Motion Control - The precision AR59-AV Motorized, 30 mm Clear Aperture Vertical Rotation Stage from Optimal Engineering Systems, Inc. (OES) features a 180:1 precision worm drive and deep grove ball bearings for a high resolution of ± 0.001O when microstepping (10 micro steps-per-step). The parallelism of the table is less than 50µm. The AR59-AV vertical rotation stage is ideal for: Micro robotics, metrology, vision systems, positioning of mirrors and lasers, laser machining or scribing, electronic assembly, testing, and photonics.
Ethernet/IP Marquees connect directly to the Rockwell Ethernet/IP Network!
Greenville, DE --Motion Control Components - The Ethernet IP Marquee revolutionizes the industrial market on how a marquee sign should connect and communicate on the Rockwell Ethernet/IP network. The Ethernet IP Marquee has a built in WEB server, eliminating the need to install software to program the marquee sign. Setup of the display is as simple as opening a WEB browser on your computer and entering the IP address of the marquee sign. With its fully integrated package, the Ethernet IP Marquee allows the user to configure and broadcast plc data and message information without programming communication blocks within the ladder logic code of the plc.
XY Gantry Robot with Theta-Control from Intellidrives!
Philadelphia, PA, -- Motion Control Components and Systems - Repeatability and accuracy are essential characteristics of any motion control system, and the objective of the design is to assure the desired trajectories can accurately follow through the working range of the system.
Single Plane Dual Axis Air Bearing Voice Coil Positioning Stage from H2W Technologies, Inc.!
Santa Clarita, CA -- Motion Control Components - The VCS15-050-AB-LV-2 is a closed loop single plane dual axis positioning stage with air bearings. This stage is ideal for low velocity ripple positioning applications that require independent multiple motions on a single travel plane. It uses H2W voice coil motor NCC15-24-050-1R. Each voice coil has a 1.50" [38.1 mm] stroke; generates 8.4 lbs [37.4 N] of continuous force and 25.2 lbs [112 N] of peak force. The LVDT allows for accurate positioning.
Steinmeyer Announces the optiSLITE Line of Miniature Ball Screws: Our Smoothest Raceways Ever Deliver Optimum Accuracy!
BURLINGTON, MA --Motion Control Components - Steinmeyer, a global manufacturer of precision ground ball screws, introduces a new miniature ball screw line called optiSLITE. These screws feature low friction torque that delivers smoother running and enables greater accuracy. The result is superior positioning performance in semiconductor, optics, medical instrument, and metrology applications.
High Performance Ultra Compact Stepper Motor Positioning Stage From Equipment Solutions!
Sunnyvale, CA, - The motion control SMS12 Linear Stepper Motor stage is an ultra compact stage that provides up to 12 millimeters of linear motion. This stage offers near sub-micron resolution with the ability to accelerate a small load at 2G's. A non-contact home sensor provides a reference position with repeatability of a couple microns.
Motion Control Components - Open Frame XY-Rotary Systems from Intellidrives!
Philadelphia, PA, -- Motion Control Components and Systems - Open-frame low profile XY-Rotary stages designed for wafer handling and many other automated accurate positioning applications in semiconductor manufacturing industries. XY drive mechanism located on the side of the unit and large center hole-through rotary table offer a clear unobstruced access to the wafer from both sides.
SAIBO's LGV Curved and Straight Block and Rail Systems Available from LM76 are Featured in YouTube Video Produced by Design World Magazine!
In this product spotlight video, Design World Senior Editor Miles Budimir and Associate Editor Mike Santora have a look at the SB-LGV linear motion system from LM76. The rails come in straight, curved, and ring geometries and the four-roller carriage blocks feature two eccentric rollers for preload adjustment.
Motion Control App - Linear Motion Calculator Android App from H2W Technologies, Inc.
Santa Clarita, CA -- Motion Control - Android App - To help our customers understand their motion requirements and translate them into acceleration and force values, H2W Technologies has developed an Android application that solves linear motion calculations, with a range of velocity profiles. This helps the user understand which product might work best for their particular application. The motion profiles available in the calculator include triangular, trapezoidal, and sinusoidal acceleration.
100 mm Hollow Shaft Rotary Actuator from Intellidrives!
Philadelphia, PA, -- Motion Control Components and Systems - RTGA Series motorized rotation stages provide precision angular positioning accuracy combined with high load capacity. There are three stage sizes with center aperture from 32 mm to 100 mm available, optimizing load capacity, torque, speed and resolution for a variety of operating conditions. Cross-roller bearings allow for offcenter loads in a reduced footprint. The single monolithic design offers improved stiffness without compromising dynamic performance. Precise rotation is ensured by gear/pinion mechanism.
LM76 Expands Custom Linear Motion Control Manufacturing Capabilities!
E. Longmeadow, MA - Linear Motion Control Components - LM76 has greatly expanded their capabilities for machining of shafting and the manufacturing of complete Linear Motion Systems and custom components.
CANopen Motor Controllers for Electric Mobility and Vehicular Applications!
Greenville, DE -- Motion Control - The DVC series motor controllers from Advanced Motion Controls are digital four-quadrant servo drives purpose-designed and built to operate today's modern mobile electric vehicular platforms. Providing high power from battery supplies, the DVC series features a compact design, IP65 construction and multiple operating modes for controlling either permanent magnet brushed or brushless motors. Whether for traction / propulsion, steering, lifting or any other electrically driven actuation, the DVC series is the newest member in a long line of successful motor controlling solutions from Advanced Motion Controls.
Motion Control Application - 3-D Laser Scanner Uses JVL's MAC Motors!
Birkerød, Denmark and Morrow, OH (USA) -- Laser scanning is used to measure an object by scanning it with a laser and digitalising the data. Using this information, it is possible to copy or modify the scanned object in various ways using Scantech´s CAD/CAM system CARSO. The scanner system is used for restoration work, scaling models, and creating industrial moulds. For example, it is possible to scan a marble figure that is deteriorating, and use the CAD/CAM system and a 3-D lathe to produce a true copy of the pristine original. It is thus possible to save a lot of manual work.
Multi-axes Motion Control Systems with IntelLiGent Actuators from Intellidrives!
INTELLIGENT ACTUATORS are highly programmable, integrated actuators with a motor, encoder, amplifier, controller, USB communication, and IOs.
Philadelphia, PA, -- Motion Control Components and Systems - These stages come fully pre-configured and enable true out-of-the box controls. They are perfect for the confines and requirements of the laboratory and are also applicable for use in manufacturing environments. Rotary stages incorporate precision worm-gear drive mechanism and bearing components for accurate positioning performance over the lifetime of the product. Linear actuators are fitted with ball screws and linear ball bearings for accuracy and repeatability in precision applications.
Lintech's: MR, ARC & HRC Profile Rail Linear Recirculating Bearings are available from Electromate!
Vaughan, Ontario, Canada -- Motion Control -Lintech’s MR, ARC & HRC Profile Rail Linear Recirculating Bearings incorporate two or four rows of re-circulating balls arranged in a 45 degree contact angle with the raceway. The rigidity under moment and torsional loads is increased by this design. Larger ball size is used to enhance the load capabilities. This design offers equal loading in all directions while providing smooth motion.
Vadnais Heights, MN Motion Control Components - Nexen Group introduces the Flange Mounted Clutch-Brake Enclosed (FMCBE), offering food-production machine builders a clutch-brake with built-in hygiene features to prevent contamination. The FMCBE is BISSC-approved (Baking Industry Sanitation Standards Committee), and ideal for any environment where cleanliness is a primary concern. The FMCBE offers other significant advantages as well. Compared to electrically actuated clutch-brakes, Nexen’s air engaged clutch-brakes: last 2-6 time longer, use 1/3 less power, have 30% less reaction time, 40% more torque and 30% more thermal horsepower.
AxCent Servo Drives for Centralized Motion Control Systems Available from Servo2Go!
Greenville, DE -- Motion Control Components - Controllers - The AxCent™ Servo Drive (Axes for Centralized control schemes) product platform from ADVANCED Motion Controls brings the proven and powerful performance expected of ADVANCED Motion Controls, with improvements to the design architecture that utilize our years of experience in the industry and the latest advancements in modern servo system design.
Large Clear Aperture Rotary Table, Servobelt 350 from Intellidrives!
Philadelphia, PA, - Motion Control Components - The RTHP-B-350 features large clear aperture of 350 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 100kg 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.
24V Integrated Electric Actuators Rated to 100N Thrust Available from Servo2Go!
Greenville, DE -- Motion Control - Servo2Go.com has just added remarkable new additions to its broad range of cost-effective 24V electric linear actuators from Dyadic Systems. The SCN5 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.
Linear Motion - Wide, High Accuracy, Low Cost Linear Motion Systems Resist - Roll, Pitch, and Yaw!
Longmeadow, MA -- Linear Motion Control -- The low cost, wide, stable platforms of the SAIBO SB-LGC Linear Motion Systems are available exclusively from LM76 in two sizes to meet load requirements up to 6000 N. (1349 lbs). These wide, low profile linear motion systems feature: Low noise, smooth travel, high speed to 10 m/s (120 ft/s), high acceleration to 50 m/s (150 ft/s), low weight, high linear accuracy, sealed radial low friction bearings, low cost, and because of their wide profile they have high moment (Roll, Pitch, and Yaw) load capacities. Additionally they are easy to install, in any orientation, into new and existing applications. SB-LGC maintenance free linear motion systems have sealed for life rollers, RC60 hardened shafts, and are available in lengths to 6000 mm (263 in.)
Linear Motion - Miniature Voice Coil Actuators from H2W Technologies, Inc.
Santa Clarita, CA -- Motion Control - Linear Motion Actuators -- H2W Technologies offers miniature versions of both our moving coil and moving magnet voice coil actuators. Additionally, we offer custom designed solutions to meet your application specifications.
H2W has built its smallest moving magnet voice coil actuator (NCM01-04-001-2IB) to date, with an outside diameter of 0.40 in [10 mm] and a length of 0.735 in [18.8 mm]. It has a stroke of 0.10 in [2.5 mm] and generates a continuous force of 0.10 lbs [0.45 N] and a peak force of 0.30 lbs [1.35 N].
Harsh Environment Motion Control Servo Drives from Electromate!
Vaughan, Ontario, Canada --Motion Control Components - Advanced Motion Controls' Extended Environment Amplifiers are designed to operate under harsh thermal and mechanical extremes. An expanded thermal operating range allows these drives to function in both hot and cold ambient environments, and enhanced protection against shock and vibration provides additional system ruggedness. Extended Environment drives also afford benefits for applications in more docile conditions. The superior thermal capabilities reduce or eliminate the need for cooling systems such as external heat sinks and fans, enabling system designs to be more compact and to improve overall reliability.
Steinmeyer's New Line of Premium Ball Screws for Linear Actuators!
BURLINGTON, MA --Motion Control - Steinmeyer, Inc. a global manufacturer of precision ground ball screws, introduces a new ball screw line for linear actuators. This product line is specifically engineered for low duty cycle applications of linear actuators.
Steinmeyer ground ball screws have served the demanding requirements of machine tool applications for years. They have delivered precision positioning under high loads and high duty cycles.
Applimotion Low-Profile DDR Motors for Arc Segment and Large Diameter Motion Available from Electromate!
Vaughan, Ontario, Canada -- Motion Control --The Infinity Series enables OEMs to move light payloads in smooth and accurate arc-shaped and full 360-degree rotary motion profiles. Ultra-thin arc-shaped motor segments can be used individually or interconnected to create exact partial arc segment motion or full 360-degree rotary motion. Modular construction allows for virtually unlimited diameter and large through holes. This level of flexibility is not possible with conventional motor designs.
Motion Control - Meet Inertia Dynamic’s Family of Servo Brakes & Clutches!
Greenville, DE -- Motion Control - Inertia Dynamic's 36 years of business growth as a world-class manufacturer of clutches and brakes have been marked by a commitment to TOTAL CUSTOMER SERVICE. Your high-quality Inertia Dynamics product will meet or exceed the performance of any brand in the motion control industry.
Inertia Dynamic's 36 years of business growth as a world-class manufacturer of clutches and brakes have been marked by a commitment to TOTAL CUSTOMER SERVICE. Your high-quality Inertia Dynamics product will meet or exceed the performance of any brand in the motion control industry.
Motion Control - FluidlineTM Linear Bearings Available from LM76 are FDA/USDA/3A Compliant!
E. Longmeadow, MA -- Linear Motion --FDA/USDA/3A compliant linear Bearings, Seals, Shafting, and Pillow Blocks are available from LM76.
LM76 Fluidline BearingsTM are long wearing thermoplastic polyester self lubricating, low coefficient of friction, light weight linear bearings. Available off-the-shelf in standard closed inch sizes (closed metric sizes are available on request) these bearings drop-in replacements for standard linear bearings. They are highly resistant to wash-down chemicals and high energy radiation such as gamma and x-rays.
Motion Control - High Speed, High Precision, Dual Axis Positioning Stage from H2W Technologies, Inc.
Santa Clarita, CA -- Motion Control - The high speed, high precision LSS-012-12-060-XY-01A-M dual axis, low profile linear stepper positioning stage generates a force of 6.0 lbs [26.7 N] with a total stroke length of 12.5 in. [318mm] for each axis. This compact, low profile dual axis stage measures 17.0 in. x 19.0 in. [432 mm x 483 mm] and is just 4.2 in. [108 mm] high. Featuring repeatability of ±0.0004. in [±10 microns] and accuracy of ±0.0007 in/ft [±58 micron/meter], this dual axis linear stage is ideal for: Assembly, testing, metrology, scanning, laser cutting, and plotting in industrial, laboratory, and medical applications.
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.
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.
NEXEN Eclipse Servo Motor Brakes Deliver Significant Advantages!
Vadnais Heights, MN Nexen Group’s Eclipse Servo Motor Brakes offer distinct advantages over spring-engaged, electrically-released brakes. With Nexen’s servo motor brake, no energy is consumed when the brake is disengaged. (Electrically-released brakes consume power continuously, even in disengaged mode, creating heat inside the brake, which detracts from its ability to produce full torque.) It is spring-engaged/air-released (no electric coil) to keep the brake cool until it’s needed.
Nexen’s servo motor brakes are designed to mount to the shaft end of servo motors up to 20 horsepower, including NEMA 23, 34 and 42 frame sizes. The brake’s square-shaped housing allows flexibility to custom make the mounting features match the motor dimensions.
Akribis Systems Voice Coil Motors & Voice Coil Position Actuators Available from Electromate!
Vaughan, Ontario, Canada -- Motion Control - A "voice coil" is a generalized term that refers to any galvanometer-like mechanism that uses a solenoid to move an object back-and-forth within a magnetic field.
Voice coil actuators, or non-commutated DC linear actuators, consist of a permanent magnetic field assembly (permanent magnets and ferrous steel) and a coil assembly. The current flowing through the coil assembly interacts with the permanent magnetic field and generates a force vector perpendicular to the direction of the current. The force vector can be reversed by changing the polarity of current flowing through the coil.
High Precision Motorized Goniometer Stage from OES!
Van Nuys, CA Optimal Engineering Systems, Inc. (OES) offers a very low cost solution for the precise measurement of angles or the rotation of an object to a precise angular position. This 160 mm x 160 mm stage with +/- 15o of rotation at speeds to 10o/sec, features a 400:1 worm gear ratio and a resolution of 0.0005o with a 10 micro-step per step stepper motor driver; the stage is also available with a servo motor and optical encoder. This low profile Goniometer stage is just 100 mm high and the height of the rotation center at 139 mm is ideal for: Crystallography, light measurement, measurement of surgical cutting blades, microscopy, laser positioning, and inspection applications.
Portescap’s Ultra ECTM Brushless Mini Motor Platform Wins 2016 Golden Mousetrap Award from Design News Magazine!
West Chester, PA -- Motion Control -- Portescap’s Ultra EC™ Brushless DC Mini Motors have been recognized with a Golden Mousetrap Award in the Automation and Control: Motors and Mechanical Motion category. The annual awards are sponsored by Design News to recognize and celebrate the companies, products and people energizing North American design, engineering and manufacturing. Winners were announced at the Golden Mousetraps Awards ceremony on February 9, 2016 at the Anaheim Marriott.
Meet Advanced Motion Control’s Family of Servo Amplifiers!
Greenville, DE -- Motion Control - Advanced Motion Controls (AMC) is a world leading servo drive manufacturer providing solutions for motion control. Today, servo drives are an essential part of motion control systems, and AMC servos are an excellent foundation for high performance. Advanced Motion Controls has become synonymous with servo solutions that are reliable, cost-effective, customer specified and delivered on time.
Currently, AMC offers hundreds of standard servo drive and amplifier models, accept various command signals, communicate over several networks and operate in many different modes. For instance, the digital product line supports several different interface options including: analog input, step and direction, encoder following, RS-232/485, CANopen or SynqNet™. These same interfaces can be found on servo drives with power output capabilities ranging from 20W up to 40KW of peak output!
Low Cost, High Precision Manual XYZ and θ Alignment Stages from OES!
Van Nuys, CA Optimal Engineering Systems’ (OES) manual XYZ and θ (theta) stages are designed for high precision alignment applications. Available in three standard models, these stacked, crossed roller stages move in XY and Z linear axes, and have a θ (theta) or rotary top stage. Three standard models (MXYZAR38-A, MXYZAR60-A, MXYZAR85-A) have X and Y axis linear travels from the center line of +/- 6.5 mm (+/- 0.256 in.), +/- 6.5 mm (+/- 0.256 in.), and +/- 12.5 mm (0.429 in.), and a Z axis travel of +/- 3 mm (+/-0.118), +/- 5 mm (+/- 0.197 in), and +/- 5 mm (+/- 0.197 in). Applications for these high precision manual stages include: Gauging and gauging instrumentation, fine tuning of optical instruments, machine tools, micro assembly, micro machining, and alignment operations when parallelism, flatness, and accuracy are required.
Integrated StepSERVO™ Motors Available from Electromate!
Integrated Step Motors fuse step motor plus drive and control components into a single device. Integrated steppers offer a space-saving design that reduces wiring and saves on cost over separate motor and drive components.
Vaughan, Ontario, Canada -- Ideally suited for applications such as packaging and labeling, automated test and measurement, automated assembly and life sciences, StepSERVO™ motorsfrom Applied Motion Products provide the next evolution integrated step motor technology. Starting with a proven integrated motor design, we add a high-resolution incremental encoder and closed-loop servo firmware to create a motor that offers the best step motor performance available today. StepSERVO™ motors offer the same high-torque-at-low-speed and excellent holding torque characteristics of open loop stepping motors with the advantages of true closed-loop control. These advantages include the ability to create peak torques from the motor up to 50% higher than the normal torque range of the same step motor running open loop. Closed-loop also means the motor only draws current when it needs it, so step motors now run cooler than ever before.
Ultra-Fast Miniature Brushless DC Motors from Maxon Motor!
The new ECX motors from Maxon Motor are fast, sterilizable and configurable.
Fall River, MA -- maxon motor launches new high-speed motors that are configurable online. The new ECX brushless motors are quiet and feature very high efficiency. These brushless drives are ideal for use in hand-held surgical tools and industrial spindles.
With a few clicks of your mouse you can configure your drive online and place your order. With maxon motor’s configurator, it is easy to put together a customized DC motor including gearhead, encoder and controller, to your specifications. Now, in addition to the brushed motors, you can also configure these three new high speed brushless micro motors.
Steinmeyer Ball Screw Exceeds 1 Million Newton Capacity!
BURLINGTON, MA --Motion Control - Steinmeyer, Inc. today announced its updated UltraThrust ball screw series, with diameters from 32 mm to an enormous 160 mm diameter, pitch ranging from 10 mm to 50 mm, using ball sizes up to 19 mm. This series offers dynamic capacities beyond 1 million newtons! The new line of large ball screws features a more economic and quieter solution than roller screws. UltraThrust ball screws also offer another significant advantage over roller screws - higher efficiency, typically 90+%. Steinmeyer UltraThrust ball screws are available in several standard as well as custom ball nut configurations complete with precision ground shafts (to 6 meters in length) including finished journals.
Application Story - Handling and Assembly Machine for Hearing Aids Uses JVL Components!
The company of G&E Maskinteknik in the town of Farum north of Copenhagen is using JVL step motor controllers in a compact machine to assemble filters for Danavox hearing aids.
Birkerød, Denmark and Morrow, OH (USA) -- Motion Control Application Story - For many years, the Danish company G&E Maskinteknik has co-operated with GN Danavox in the automation of plastic component manufacture for Danavox's world-renowned hearing aids. G&E, which is located in the town of Farum north of Copenhagen, is well-known for its design and production of specialised machinery for manufacture in the electronic, medical, plastics, and foodstuffs industries. G&E's co-operation with Danavox has resulted in a long series of specialised machinery, from injection moulding machines to machinery for automatic assembly and testing of complete switches for hearing aids.
White Paper - Voice Coil Actuators vs. Solenoids: What is the difference?
Santa Clarita, CA -- Motion Control White Paper - The question of whether to use voice coil actuators or solenoids for small displacement motion control applications comes up often. This article explains the key differences between each product and why you might choose one over the other for your applicationA non-commutated DC linear actuator, typically referred to as a voice coil, is capable of a displacement in excess of 5 inches. In addition, voice coil actuators, can move bi-directionally, and has a constant force over the stroke and can be used for closed loop position and force applications.
A solenoid can generate high forces at very short strokes, however it requires a spring return because they are operated unidirectional and the force output declines rapidly through the total displacement, and therefore are normally used only for short strokes, not typically longer than 0.5 in.
The full family of EXOR's HMI Displays Are Available from Servo2Go!
Greenville, DE --The eTOP Series 500 HMI products combine state-of-the-art features with an outstanding design, five year warranty, optional plug-in modules for fieldbus systems & networks and optional integrated PLC with distributed and integrated I/O. Front available in three colors (White/Black/Silver). The eTOP Series 500 comes with a choice of certifications and approvals that make them the solution of choice for all requirements.
MAXON Says - "Customize Your X Drive System Online!"
Maxon motors introduces a NEW product line of innovative brushed DC motors, planetary gearheads and encoders. customers will find the new motors available for easy online configuration in the online shop. Within 11 working days, the finished drives are ready for shipment. Profit from these fast delivery times now!.
Fall River, MA -- Maxon motor is introducing new high-speed drives for you to configure. The brushless ECX motors with diameters of 8, 16 and 19 mm achieve peak values of 120,000 rpm, run very smoothly and develop hardly any heat. They are available with different power stages and in standard or sterilizable versions (up to 2000 autoclave cycles). That makes the drives an attractive option for hand-held surgical tools as well as industrial spindles.
Hollow Core Rotary Actuators Are Available from JVL!
Birkerød, Denmark and Morrow, OH (USA) - JVL has introduced six Hollow Core Rotary Actuators. These integrated rotary actuators are available in two table sizes, the HDCT-100 and the HDCT-130, and each with a choice of three motors. An optional sensor kit, and control modules such as: Profibus, Devicenet and Ethernet, and easy point-and-click programming allow for easy integration into new and existing applications. Each of the hollow core rotary actuators are available either with the MIS231 Integrated Stepper or with an Integrated Servo motor, the MAC140 or MAC400. The table diameter and hollow core of the HDCT-100 is 95 mm (3.74 in.) and 29 mm (1.14 in.) and the table diameter and hollow core of the HDCT-130 is 120 mm (4.72 in.) and 35 mm (1.38 in.). Mounted in any position these rotary actuators are ideal for: Manufacturing, inspection, positioning, research, tracking, medical, and numerous other applications.
Low Inertia, High Precision, Hollow Core Voice Coil Motors!
Van Nuys, CA - Motion Control - Low inertia hollow core voice coil or moving coil linear motors from Moticont feature high acceleration, precise positioning to less than one micron (0.00004 in.), high reliability, and low cost. The cleanroom friendly, non-commutated motors are available in 23 off-the-shelf standard sizes, Moticont hollow core voice coil linear motors have open apertures of 0.125 in. (3.2 mm) to 2.000 in. (50.8 mm). The linear motor's hollow core allows for optics, illumination, laser beams, or cables to pass through.
Integrated QuickStep NEMA23 Stepper Motors, A Wise Choice When Building an Automation/Motion Control System!
Birkerød, Danmark, and Morrow, OH -- MIS23 QuickStep stepper motors are a series of versatile, compact, economical integrated stepper motors from JVL. Integrated stepper motors in the MIS23 series have NEMA 23 flange dimensions of 57x57 mm and are available in three models with rated torques of: 1.1 Nm (MIS231), 1.6 Nm (MIS232), 2.5 Nm (MIS234) (1000 RPM @ 48VDC). To reduce cost and protect against electrical noise many of the control and communication functions have been integrated with the motor in a housing designed to provide IP42, IP55 or IP65 protection, and eliminating the need for running control and communication cables. Different PCB’s (modules) can be mounted within the housing to create an automation/motion control system that is easy to incorporate into new and existing applications.
Harmonic Drive® gearing utilizes a unique operating principle which is based upon the elastic mechanics of metals. The greatest benefits are the zero-backlash characteristics and the weight and space savings compared to other gears because our gear mechanism consists of only three basic parts.
Low Cost, High Accuracy, Straight and Curved Rail & Roller Block Systems!
E. Longmeadow, MA Linear Motion Control - Low cost, SAIBO SB-LGV Straight and Curved Rail & Roller Block Systems are available exclusively from LM76 in three widths, and two styles to meet load requirements up to 7200 N. (1619 lbs). These low profile linear and curved rail systems feature: Low noise, smooth travel, high speed, low weight, high accuracy, sealed radial low friction bearings, low cost, and easy installation into new and existing applications. Long life, SB-LGV Straight and Curved Rail & Roller Block Systems are available in lengths to 2000 mm (79 in.) and curved sections with radiuses from 79.5 mm (3.13 in.) to 516.5 mm (20.3 in.) in 90O, 180O, and 360O sections.
Get The Maxon GP 6 S Miniature Spindle for Linear Positioning Tasks!
The GP 6 S micro spindle gear has a diameter of six millimeters now also available in a metal version to provide a spindle drive with optimized value.
Fall River, MA - Motion Control - Spindle drives are the perfect solution for linear positioning systems, lens adjustment, or syringe pumps. If the drive also has to be compact, then maxon motor’s GP 6 S spindle gear is the perfect choice. To provide a cost-effective alternative to the ceramic version, it is now also available with a metal spindle.
Greenville, DE -- Motion Control - The GAM EPL inline planetary gearbox is widely known as the best value on the market because it offers the best quality available for the price point. We’ve added some features that make it an even better value and unequaled in its class and ideal for most servo applications.
Low Cost, Plug-and-Play, One to Three-axis Stand-alone Motion Control Systems for Any Combination of Servos or Steppers from OES!
Van Nuys, CA -Motion Control System - The Sonata series of motion control systems from Optimal Engineering Systems (OES) is a stand-alone, easy-to-use, plug-and-play, cost effective solution for motion control applications. The systems in this series support up to 3 axes of motion, in any combination of steppers, DC servo and brushless servo motors, and voice coil motors.
Each system includes the power supplies, the motion controller, the micro-stepper and/or servo motor drivers. The operator interface terminal makes the system totally stand-alone and allows the operator to interact with the motion controller without needing an additional PC.
Linear Motion - Hand Brake for "MINUTE MAN" Self-Lubricating Bearing Pillow Block Assemblies!
E. Longmeadow, MA -- Linear Motion Control - NEW Hand Brake for Minuteman Self-Lubricating Pillow Block Assemblies allows you to lock a pillow block or carriage plate in position. This is a very secure Hand Brake that compresses the bearing without permanently deforming the bearing ID. Available on both open and closed pillow blocks.
Linear Motion Control - H2W Component Selection Calculator!
Santa Clarita, CA -- Linear Motion Calculator-- H2W understands that there can be confusion when it comes to trying to determine how much force and acceleration is necessary to achieve your desired motion profile. We have taken the guesswork out of making that determination and placed a number of calculators on our webpage for your use, as you determine which of our vast product offerings would be best suited for your application.
We understand that there are a number of options when it comes to motion profiles; therefore we have included calculators for basic triangular motion profiles, trapezoidal motion profiles, sinusoidal motion profiles, as well as other calculators to determine the amount of force required if your profile does not correspond to any single motion profile mentioned previously.
New Positioning Stage from Lintech features 7,780 lbs (3530 kg) Load Capacity!
Vaughan, Ontario, Canada -Motion control linear Positioning Stage - Now available from Electromate are LinTech's totally enclosed 610 series low-cost positioning stage. This large load capacity totally enclosed positioning stage is available in stroke lengths from 6 to 60 in (150 to 1520 mm) and ships in ~2 weeks.
The Lintech 610 series screw driven linear enclosed slides are designed to maximize performance while minimizing physical size and cost. These linear positioning systems use a low friction, preloaded, recirculating linear ball bearing system, which ride on precision ground linear rail guides. The linear rails are mounted to an extruded aluminum base, which offers a rigid support over the entire travel of the table’s carriage.
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.
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.
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.
High Force Air Bearing XY Voice Coil Positioning Stage!
Santa Clarita, CA -- H2W introduces its latest custom XY voice coil positioning stage (VCS08-700-08/350-AB-01-MC-XY) which is guided by precision air bearings. This minimizes the amount of friction and reduces the pitch, yaw, and roll in the system. The stage is driven by three NCC series moving coil type linear actuators which are guided by parallel air bearing shafts. It is operated under closed loop position control. This system was designed specifically for an accelerometer testing application.
Connection of absolute encoders with SSI-interface
Birkerød, Denmark and Morrow, OH (USA) -- The firmware of JVL’s Motion Control QuickStep motors has been extended with yet another function: an SSI encoder interface. It is thus possible to integrate absolute encoder functions in the QuickStep integrated stepper motors and in the stepper motor controller SMC75. Typically, motion absolute-encoders are used when there is a need to continue operation immediately after power is re-applied to a machine or system without first having to perform a zero-search reset. Another major reason for using absolute encoders is to correct motor position in relation to the actual physical absolute position measured by the SSI encoder.
"3 Axis" Single Rail Positioning Stage from H2W Technologies!
Santa Clarita, CA -- H2W Technologies' single rail positioning stage utilized in a six axis demo, which coordinates three linear motor driven axis with three rotary motor driven axis. It utilizes AMC's Click&Move® automation solution software along with AMC's servo control drives to achieve the desired motion profiles. There is no external controller or hardware used..
The multi-axis SRS-EX series stage is ideal for closed loop positioning applications that require independent multiple motions on a single travel plane in a compact, small footprint. Each moving table has an independent motion encoder head reading a single encoder scale.
ADVANCED Motion Controls Expands their EtherCAT Product Offering!
The full family of high performance EtherCAT Servo Drives from ADVANCED Motion Controls is Available from Servo2Go!
Greenville, DE -- ADVANCED Motion Controls announce the release of a full family of high performance EtherCAT Servo Drives. Models are available with AC (single or three phase) or DC inputs, from 7.5amp continuous (15A pk) to 50amp continuous (100A pk).
ADVANCED Motion Controls provides products for the fastest, most flexible form of industrial Ethernet control - EtherCAT®. High speed, deterministic control with standard 100 base-T hardware, EtherCAT is industry proven to achieve blazing fast, consistent results in demanding applications.
Low Cost, High Precision Linear Voice Coil Stages from Moticont!
Van Nuys, CA - Van Nuys, CA Moticont's VCDS-051-089-01 series linear voice coil stages feature a voice coil motor, a ball bearing linear slide, home switch, and an integral optical quadrature encoder with differential outputs. Measuring 13.5 in (342.9 mm) long x 4.00 in. (101.6) wide x 3.755 in. (95.4 mm) high, the VCDS-051-089-01 series stages have a linear travel of 2.20 in. (55.9 mm); a continuous force of 6.0 lbs (26.7 N) and a peak force of 19 lbs (84.3 N) (at a 10% duty cycle). The high speed, high accuracy, and smooth of the VCDS-051-089-01 series linear motion voice coil stages are found in manufacturing, medical, aerospace/defense, and inspection applications such as: Measuring, optical and electrical inspection, assembly, packaging, semiconductor handling, scanning, sampling, and pick -and-place robotics.
High Torque DC Brushless Motors from Maxon Are Internal Rotor Drives With Incredible Power!
For applications demanding very high torque, drive specialist maxon motor is now launching its EC-i 40 DC brushless motor in a High Torque version. The iron-core internal rotor drive is available with a diameter of 40 mm and delivers up to 234 mNm of torque.
Fall River, MA - Brushless DC Motors - When it comes to powerful movements, maxon delivers with its EC-i 40 High Torque series of DC motors. The Swiss drive specialist presents three powerful iron-core internal rotor drives. The drives have a diameter of 40 mm and are equipped with an innovative rotor. They feature high dynamics, a low cogging torque, and extremely high output torque. The strongest motor in this series offers a maximum nominal torque of 234 mNm and is 56 millimeters in length. It exceeds the performance of its precursor model by up to 70 percent.
E. Longmeadow, MA Linear Tiger Bearings from LM76 are a tough maintenance-free option to traditional PTFE lined or injection molded plastic linear bearings. Available as 3/4 inch and 1 inch closed bearings, these are the ideal bearings for high load applications up to 35,000 lbs. such as: Backhoes, front end loaders, marine davits/sheaves, valve stem bushings, hitches, hydraulic cylinder pivots, graders, and mining equipment.
BURLINGTON, MA -Rotary Table -Steinmeyer, Inc. announced another addition to its extensive family of motion control positioning stages. Rotary stages are usable in a broad range of applications. They can be combined with their linear and XY-stages and can be offered with direct reading rotary encoder depending on the application. The new Motion Control DT65-NM is driven by a 280V Nanomotion piezo motor with 9N holding force . The stage body is manufactured from a low distortion aluminum alloy (black anodized) and includes high stiffness, Backlash-free preloaded four-point ball bearings, made of stainless steel.
Linear Stepper Positioning Stage from H2W Technologies Features Stroke Lengths to 60 Inches!
Santa Clarita, CA -- Motion Control Linear Positioning Stage - H2W introduces the LSS-060-04-006-ME linear stepper positioning stage which is part of the LSS series family. This stage has a stroke of 60 in [1500 mm] and generates 6 lbs [26.6 N] of continuous force. It incorporates a 1 micron resolution linear encoder, which when operated under closed loop control, improves system accuracy and repeatability. This LSS series is a motion control linear stepper positioning stage, which integrates H2W’s linear stepper motor along with a linear encoder. The moving stepper forcer has a lower mass, which makes it ideal for high acceleration applications (0.5 to 1.5 meters per second) with light payloads (less than 1 kg).
New 24V Integrated Electric Actuators Are Rated to 500N Max. Thrust!
Greenville, DE -- Motion Control - 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 motion control 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.
Application - Robotic Rib Spreading Tool to Help Patients Hurt Less and Heal Faster!
One advanced technology company is taking on the challenge of developing hand-held, robotic surgical instruments to help patients hurt less and heal faster. High torque maxon motors ensure jerk-free movement of the tool.
Fall River, MA -- Motion Control - Application - Story -- It may sound unbelievable, but some tools that physicians use to perform invasive surgery were originally developed in the 1930s and have gone through minimal updating since. Most often, these tools have been efficient enough to do the job, even if patients took a long time to heal. This is especially true when a surgeon has to enter the chest cavity for heart or lung operations. To date, there are two primary methods used to open a space large enough for a doctor to work inside the chest: a thoracotomy or a sternotomy.
E. Longmeadow, MA - Motion Control - Linear Motion - Advanced Linear Block and Rail System - SLIDE RAIL 2 is both novel and innovative. Unlike injection molded, plastic-lined block and rail systems, INJECT2 Technology's unique properties ensure higher loads, 1/2 the coefficient of friction and increased toughness for shock, vibration and contamination in motion control applications. INJECT2 Technology's low friction, self-lubricating sliding surface guarantees smooth, quiet and contamination proof operation. SLIDE RAIL 2 begins with a machined aluminum carnage block and a ceramic coated aluminum extruded 20mm rail ...
Netzer’s New DS-58 Absolute Position Rotary Encoder Features 18 bit Resolution!
Vaughan, Ontario, Canada - Motion Control - Encoders - Netzer's world-wide patented, rugged high performance Electric Encoder™ technology, suits a wide variety of applications ranging from space and avionics, through military and defense, to instrumentation and automotive. Netzer motion control Rotary EncodersMotion Control feature absolute or incremental position feedback providing analog or digital outputs.
The Non-contact, absolute-position Electric Encoder™ relies on interaction between the measured displacement and an internally shielded, space/time modulated, electric field and offers features unsurpassed by traditional optical and magnetic encoders.
MICROMO’s New FAULHABER 2057…BHS Brushless DC Servo Motor!
Robust, High Speed Motors for Medical and Dental Handpieces
Clearwater, Florida - Motion Control - The new FAULHABER 2057…BHS Brushless DC Servo Motors are designed to address the specific requirements of the medical and dental handpiece markets. While remaining cool to the touch, the high efficiency, slotless design features smooth speed control with a wide continuous duty speed range up to 40,000 rpm. These motion control motors are capable of handling intermittent overload conditions to address highly dynamic motion over shorter cycle times. Low vibration, which reduces user fatigue, and low audible noise are ideal for long periods of use in sensitive medical and dental patient environments.
MCA Webinar - "Servo Solutions to Mobile Automation Challenges?" - Sponsored by Electromate!
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With automation expanding out of the factory, machine builders are faced with a varying set of new challenges. Mobile platforms, such as unmanned systems, are expected to operate in extreme environments and carry their own power source; all while being light weight and compact. To meet the current and future needs of the market, enabling technologies need to be applied and discovered. At the forefront of the enabling technologies are motion control servo drive controllers.
"Polynoid" Linear Actuators from H2W Technologies!
Santa Clarita, CA -- Linear Motion Control Actuators With the recent acquisition of the Baldor linear motion product line, H2W Technologies now manufactures an extensive line of AC Polynoid Linear Actuators. The highly customizable AC Polynoid Linear Actuator is an open loop AC linear induction motor that provides a constant force over its entire stroke. It is comprised of two basic parts, a rod and a stator, and can run directly off of 115/230 VAC line voltage or with an adjustable frequency drive. The stator is a series of interconnected coils that are housed in a toothed steel assembly. The rod is a copper clad steel shaft.
New Steinmeyer PMT 160 Stages Are Driven by Modern Piezo Technology!
BURLINGTON, MA --Steinmeyer, Inc. announced another addition to its extensive family of linear positioning stages. The new PMT-160-NM Series of stages. These are high precision linear stage with 160mm width and driven by modern piezo technology. The linear stages of the PMT series are optimized especially for use in the metrology world. Outstanding low deviations from straightness and flatness as well as high system accuracies characterize these stages.
Maxon Motor introduces the Miniature Right Angle Spiroid® Gear!
Maxon Motors Spiroid Gearhead. Designed to achieve maximum torque with minimal space!
Fall River, MA -- Maxon Precision Motors introduces right angle gearheads designed to be configured with maxon’s 22mm and 32mm dc motors. These compact, lightweight and high torque gearheads were developed to transmit power at 90deg in the smallest possible form factor. The Spiroid® technology incorporated in the gearhead design offers a number of performance benefits!
Linear Focus Actuator Features, 20 mm Clear Optical Path, <50 nanometer Repeatability, and <3 miliseconds Response Time!
Sunnyvale, CA --The LFA-2010 Linear Focus Actuator from Equipment Solutions is a high performance compact motion control positioner, specifically developed for optical applications requiring both high precision and high speed positioning over a short to medium stroke. The LFA-2010 actuator has a 10 mm range of motion with <50 nanometer positioning repeatability, and a small step response of time of <3 milliseconds. This high force, low noise voice coil motor is typically configured with an analog position feedback sensor and can be optionally equipped with a 1um resolution digital quadrature feedback element.
Spring Applied Brakes for Servo & Stepper Motors Available from Servo2Go!
Greenville, DE -Motion Control Components - Available from SERVO2GO! -- SAB brakes from Inertia Dynamics are designed to be engaged and disengaged in a static condition at zero RPM. They are best used as a parking brake to hold a load in position. These brakes can be mounted to a flange or motor using thru-holes or tapped holes in the field cup. A conduit box is optional.
The FAULHABER Series 3274 BP4 Brushless DC Motor from MICROMO!
A Flyweight with Heavyweight Performance
Clearwater, Florida - Motion Control - In the fight for high performance with minimum weight, FAULHABER’s 3274 BP4 is the new champion in the ring. The brushless DC servo motor, measuring 32 mm in diameter and 74 mm in length. It has massive continuous torque of 165 mNm. Surprisingly, it weighs in at just under 320 g. Thas is half the weight of conventional motors with comparable power.
H2W Technologies Manufactures Brushless Linear Motors!
Santa Clarita, CA -Linear Motion Control - With the recent acquisition of the Baldor linear motion product line, H2W Technologies has begun manufacturing brushless linear motors in its Santa Clarita, CA facility. H2W Technologies has extensive experience in designing and building custom linear motion control systems. Now, with the tooling necessary to produce both ironless and iron-core brushless linear motors, H2W has the capability of offering a complete line of standard and custom brushless linear motors.
Integration Made Easy Using Maxon's EPOS Positioning Controllers!
Fall River, MA - Motion Control - The maxon motor EPOS2 motion controllers for DC brushed and brushless motors are enhanced by even more possible fields of applications. Deployment of computer-based drive control rather than traditionally used PLC systems are becoming more and more prevalent in practice. To stay ahead of this trend, maxon has updated the EPOS2 libraries. This is to support CANopen interfaces from Kvaser and NI-XNET, in Addition, to our existing motion control solutions (NI, IXXAT, Vector). Additionally, new opportunities unfold for computer platforms with serial communication via USB or RS232 under Windows or Linux. The existing libraries for Intel/AMD (Windows 32/64-Bit, Linux 32-Bit) are further extended with a Linux 64-Bit version. Also support of 32-Bit ARMv6/v7 solutions allows the broad scale use of trend platforms, such as Raspberry Pi or BeagleBone. True to the principle “Easy-to-use POsitioning System”, simple and fast incorporation into a wide range of solutions with extended, no cost, libraries is supported.
Van Nuys, CA -- Motion Control - This manual crossed roller XYZ-axis positioning stage is made of aluminum alloy with an black anodized coating. The table size is 25 x 25 mm has a body weight of 0.16 Kgf. The maximum load of this super thin table is 1 Kgf. The movement accuracy is Straightness 5µm ,Vertical yawing 30" and Parallel yawing 25".
Servo-Tek Publish 8 Page Comprehensive DC Tachometer Catalog!
Greenville, DE -- Motion Control Literature - The new Servo-Tek Products Company tachometer catalog includes detailed specifications of all Servo-Tek high performance DC tachometers for precision speed control applications.
A Servo-Tek DC tachometer generator provides a convenient and economical means of converting rotational speed into an isolated analog voltage signal suitable for remote indication and control. While the catalog contains information on their most popular models, Servo-Tek also manufacture countless special tach generators.
Application Story - Loading Docks' Corrosion Problems - Solved by LM76!
East Longmeadow, MA - Linear Motion Control Application --
The Problem - An LM76 customer is a manufacturer of loading dock ramps. These systems are installed in every state and experience all climates and conditions. Each dock section employs a 1" shaft and linear bearings for length adjustment. Delivery trucks are side-loaded so the platform is adjusted outward to meet the truck body so loaders/unloaders have a safe walkway between building and truck. If the ramp cannot be properly adjusted because its rusted, frozen solid, gaps between the loading dock and the truck body become fall-through hazards for workers.
Van Nuys, CA - Motion Control four-axis positioning systems are offered utilizing any of our two-axis systems like GXY-280-280-01 or GXY-280-280-02 along with our voice coil motor driven LMA series or lead screw driven LA Series linear and/or variety of rotary actuators. The Multi-Axis Positioning System is designed to allow direct coupling between the load and the drive motors.esign, facility to operate on the required bus system, their application versatility, well-proven technology, performance and competitive price.
Low Cost, High Precision XYθ Alignment Stages from OES!
Van Nuys, CA - Motion Control - Optimal Engineering Systems’ (OES) low profile, Motion Control XYθ (theta) stages are designed for high precision alignment applications. These stages move in an XY-plane and rotate around the center of the XY-plane. The terms alignment table, or XY-rotation stage are often used interchangeably with XYθ, or XY-theta stage. Available in 12 models, in two precision grades, these stages have linear travels from +/- 2 mm by +/- 2 mm (+/- 0.078 in by +/- 0.078 in) up to +/- 30 mm by +/- 30 mm (+/-1.181 in by +/- 1.181 in). Additionally, XYθ (theta) stages can rotate around the center of the XY plane up to +/- 6O
Maxon's ESCON Module 24/2 Servo Motor Controller for Miniature Motors!
Maxon motors introduces a miniature controller with maximum functionality.
Fall River, MA - Motion Control - maxon motor expands its offering of miniaturized controllers with its latest OEM plug-in module. This high performance 4-quadrant PWM servo motor controller is designed to command permanent-magnet-activated brushed and brushless DC motors with Hall sensors up to 48 Watt continuous output and 144 Watt peak output. Its features include: high usability, exceptional performance and power density in servo motor controller technology. It is unprecedented in functionality, protection, and performance.
World’s Smallest Commercially Available Ball Screw!
BURLINGTON, MA -Motion Control -Steinmeyer, Inc. offers the "world's smallest commercially available ball screw." These ULTRAMINIATURE ball screws are available in diameters as small as 3 millimeter with a choice of two pitches 1 millimeter or 0.5 millimeter, making this product ideal for medical applications, among others. Steinmeyer offers an extensive range of miniature screws from 16 mm diameter (with up to 30 mm pitch), down to this incredibly tiny 3 mm diameter. The ball screws are equipped with one of four types of ball nuts (cylindrical, flange, etc.), with or without preload.
The POSITAL Advantage - Over 130,000 Varieties of Sensors!
The POSITAL Advantage: Modularity and Mass-Customization
Greenville, DE -- Motion Control -Position Sensors - Until now, users of position and motion sensors have had to choose between low-cost standardized products and more expensive custom-built items. For cost-sensitive applications, sensor builders have adopted mass production techniques, building large runs of identical products. The rotation sensors used in automotive ABS and stmotion control component ability control systems are good examples of high-volume, mass produced items. For more demanding customers such as machine builders creating complex industrial automation and motion control systems sensor manufacturers have often relied on a more craft-based approach, with expert machinists building custom-designed products in in small batch quantities.
Direct Drive Linear Motors with Integrated Encoders Offer High Resolution, Speed, No Backlash, and Zero Cogging!
Van Nuys, CA - Motion Control - New, patent-pending, SDLM-051 direct drive linear motors with built-in en-coder from MotiCont eliminate backlash and provide users with high acceleration, high speed, high resolution, and long life. Available in several off-the-shelf models, these direct drive lin-ear motors feature resolutions of 5.2 µm (0.000206 in.), 1.25 µm (0.000049 in), and sub mi-cron resolution. Compact, only 2 in. (50.8 mm) in diameter and 3.75 in (95.3 mm) long, and with the linear optical quadrature encoder inside directly connected to the shaft for the great-est possible accuracy, these Motion control linear motors can be easily integrated into new and existing applica-tions using threaded features on the front and rear faces of the motor, as well as each end of the shaft.
More Versions, More Power - The New DCX Motors and GPX Gearboxes!
Fall River, MA - Motion Control - Now even stronger, more efficient and with yet more combination options: There are new additions to the maxon family of X drive products. Several long versions of brushed DC motors, with higher torques and more power, are being added to the product range, together with matching planetary gearheads. Each of the 3-stage versions can now be combined with the next smaller motor. This saves space, weight and costs.
H2W Technologies, Inc. Acquires Baldor Linear Motor Product Line!
Santa Clarita, CA -- Effective September 24, 2014, H2W Technologies, Inc. (“H2W”) headquartered in Santa Clarita, California, USA acquired the following Baldor linear motor products: Cog Free Brushless, Iron Core Brushless, Single Axis Stepper, Dual Axis Stepper, Polynoid, AC Induction, Voice Coil Actuators.
Utilizing Baldor tooling and manufacturing practices, H2W will manufacture direct replacement linear electric motors of the above mentioned product lines. We look forward to supporting all existing Baldor customers and future H2W customers.
Industrial Drill Head Drills Micro Holes with Exactly Defined Geometry in Different Materials!
BURLINGTON, MA --At the LASYS 2014 in Stuttgart Steinmeyer Mechatronik presented a wide product range of innovative positioning solutions for the extensive field of laser material processing and optical components. The international trade fair for laser material processing shows the entire user spectrum of lasers, covering a comprehensive range of laser applications across different industries and materials.
Electromate Announces: "GAM Launches New Gearbox Sizing Tool!"
Vaughan, Ontario, Canada -- Electromate a supplier of motion control gearboxes announces - GAM’s new Sizing Tool makes it easy to find the right gear reducer, coupling, or linear mount product compatible with your motor. Simply select your motor, adjust the ratings based on the application, and narrow down the products that match.
Over 9,000 of the most popular servomotors on the market are available for selection. After choosing a motor, easily narrow down the list of matching products by filtering attributes.
New! "roll-slide Mini" Linear Motion System from LM76!
E. Longmeadow, MA -- LM76 Has introduced the "roll-slide Mini," a low cost roller slide that is ideal for photographers, and other positioning applications, in the industrial, medical, pharmaceutical, packaging, and aerospace and defense industries. The stainless steel track available in lengths to 1200 mm (47.24 in.) long and the electrodeless nickel plated carriage and sealed stainless bearings can all be washed down. This smooth running, quiet linear motion system features factory preset zero-clearance, low friction 440C roller bearings eliminating the stiction problem associated with some solid polymer bearings and plain bearing slides. The rolling friction of the "roll-slide mini" linear motion system is just .010 to.003!
Motorized Linear Vertical (Z Axis) Stages from OES!
Van Nuys, CA - Motion Control Optimal Engineering Systems, Inc. (OES) offers a variety of low cost Motorized Linear Vertical (Z Axis) Stages. The ZS10-120 Vertical Stage is a high resolution, low profile, high load stage (to 15 kg 33 lbs) that can be easily integrated into almost any application. The 220 mm x 140 mm stage (8.7 in. 5.5 in.) has a vertical travel of 110 mm (4.3 In.), and up to 0.25µ(20 MicroStep) resolution.
New ATEX and UL Class I, Div. 2 Hazardous Location Certified HMI Solutions from Exor!
Series eTOP500 Glass. No Limits HMI
Greenville, DE -Factory Automation, Motion Control - The eTOP Series 500 Glass is the ideal choice for Oil and Gas applications and installation in harsh environments. IP69K - extended temperature range (-20°C +60°C), ATEX, UL and DNV approvals.
Series 500 Glass is the ideal solution for harsh environments and for extreme, factory, outdoor, marine, and automotive applications.
Application Story - Shakespeare In a New Light With Flat, Brushless Motors!
Since 2011 audiences can see plays in a whole new light after a literally revolutionary development in theatre lighting with flat, motion control brushless motors playing a leading role.
Fall River, MA -Motion Control Application - The RSC Lightlock was developed by Vince Herbert, head of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Lighting Department. To address a problem that has plagued lighting designers for years the momentum of heavy, remote-controlled spotlights. Until now using flexible, lightweight support structures for these lights was out of the question. Attempting to stop would set the whole gantry swinging after each motorized movement, sending spotlights all over the stage and ruining the performance.
MicroE Systems Releases the New Optical Positioning Sensor (OPS™) Series!
Vaughan, Ontario, Canada -Motion Control - MicroE Systems has recently released it’s new Optical Positioning Sensor (OPS™) Series. This series delivers high performance and advanced positioning system features. The OPS™ sensor is equipped with MicroE’s patented optical design. It features built-in interpolation and AGC ensuring optimal performance and reliability.
OPS™ can be configured with optical limits to reduce cabling and works with MicroE’s cut-to-length linear tape. The cost-effective linear glass, and rotary glass scales, minimizing total cost of ownership.
510 Series DC and Brushless Servo Motor Drivers from MotiCont!
Van Nuys, CA - Motion Control - The 510 drivers are high performance, cost effective servo motor drivers for implementing intelligent motion control. The drivers incorporates advanced architecture and surface mount technology to achieve an exceptional power density. This series is designed to drive motion control voice coil, brush-type and brushless DC motors at a high switching frequency.
Low Cost, High Speed Linear Roller Blocks and Rail Systems!
E. Longmeadow, MA - Linear Motion Control - LM76 is exculsive distributor of SAIBO Linear Motion Systems in the US. SB-LGA Roller Block and Rail Systems feature: Low noise, smooth travel, high speed to 120 ft/s, high acceleration to 150 ft/s, low weight, high accuracy, low friction, low cost, and easy installation into new and existing applications. SB-LGA systems are available in three sizes to meet load requirements up to 270 lbs and lengths to 157 in.
Santa Clarita, CA -Linear motion Control - H2W Technologies introduces a multi-headed linear motor positioning stage which is ideal for applications that require independent control of multiple axis on a single plane. All motors share the same magnet track and encoder scale. Each moving table has an independent 1 micron resolution linear encoder head for position feedback. This allows for multi-axis motion control. It is assembled on a single piece of aluminum extrusion. Optionally, H2W can supply the system with fully integrated electronics to operate the stage under synchronized multi-axis closed loop motion control.
Small, Low Cost, Highly Reliable, "Pick & Hold" PWM Modules Available from OES!
Van Nuys, CA - Motion Control Optimal Engineering Systems, Inc. (OES) offers a very low cost solution for solenoid control electronics. In Pick & Hold applications a higher (Pick) force is required initially and then a switch is made to a lower continuous (Hold) force. This compact (3.00 in. x 3.00 in. x .85 in.) PH-ET "Pick & Hold" module is easy to integrate into new and existing applications. This module is based on a micro-controller that can easily be reprogrammed for your application. This very reliable module is ideal for driving: Solenoids, valves, relays, actuators, DC motors including voice coil and moving magnet linear motors, hydraulics, electromagnets, and LEDs.
Maxon Motor - BLDC Motor EC 19 and Planetary Gearhead GP 19!
High power up to 120 W, speeds up to 100,000 rpm, sterilizable 1000 times from Maxon Motors
Fall River, MA -- The new motion control brushless drive with a diameter of 19 mm has been specially designed for high speeds and features low heat development and extremely quiet and low-vibration running. This little powerhouse has applications in centers for miniaturized processing, hand-held tools and medical technology. When combined with planetary gearheads, many possible variations are available for motion control applications in these key markets.
AMC Releases 14 New 60A and 100A DigiFlex Performance Servo Drives!
Greenville, DE -- Camarillo, CA- Advanced Motion Controls announces the release of 14 new 60Amp and 100Amp servo drives to the DigiFlex Performance family.
These panel mount motion control drives take up to 240VAC 3 phase or 373VDC input power with a variety of feedback options including: Incremental Encoder, Resolver, Absolute and Universal.
All DigiFlex® digital servo drives can operate brushed and brushless servomotors, and voice coils. All models utilize digital current and vector control algorithms in order to obtain optimal performance.
Closed Loop Hybrid (2 Phase Brushless) Linear Motor Stage!
Santa Clarita, CA - - Linear Motor Positioning Stage -- This revolutionary new series of single axis linear stepper stages, integrates a linear encoder into the single-axis linear stepper motor stage to operate the linear stepper motor as a 2 phase brushless linear motor, when coupled with state-of-the-art motion control electronics package provided by H2W. This allows H2W's stage to achieve speeds and accelerations previously unachievable with a linear stepper motor.
Electromate Offers Range of Tabletop Robots from IAI!
Improved Tabletop Robot for Cell Production Applications, Featuring Significantly Higher Payload, Maximum Speed and Rigidity!
Vaughan, Ontario, Canada - Motion Control -Intelligent Actuator Inc. announces the release of its new TTA Series Tabletop Robots. Four operating ranges are available to choose from. The 3-axis specification is available in two types of Z-axis strokes: 100mm and 150mm. You can select a model ideal for the size of your work part. Additional options let you change the Y-axis height and position.