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NEW MOTION CONTROL COMPONENTS AND TECHNOLOGY IN THE SPOTLIGHT!
"Gotcha Stick" from STI Features New Dimensions for Human Arm
Is Your Work Place Safe? ... STI introduces the new "Gotcha Stick" Safe Distance Scale. This free three-segment safe distance stick accurately tests the allowable barrier opening size. It is based on the distance from the point of operation. It features English measurements on one side, and Metric measurements on the other.
Motion Control - Maxon Launches Additional EtherCAT Motion Controllers!
Maxon Motor - "The EPOS4 product family is now complete."
Fall River, MA -- Motion Control Components - With the EPOS4 series, maxon is offering a reliable and extremely versatile platform of high-performance motion controllers. It addresses the needs of system integrators and fulfills the requirements of a variety of applications, such as industrial automation, apparatus engineering, and robotics. The platform is now being complemented with two new Compact EtherCAT models.
The highly successful EPOS4 positioning controllers made by maxon motor are scalable and consistently support a uniform set of functionalities and connection options. Modularity with different designs (module, compact, or encased version) ensures optimal integration in a wide variety of applications.
Greenville, DE -Motion Control Components - The drive is fully protected against overvoltage, under-voltage, over-current, over-heating and short-circuits across motor, ground and power leads. Furthermore, the drive can interface with digital controllers or be used stand-alone, and requires only a single unregulated DC power supply. Loop gain, current limit, input gain and offset can be adjusted using 14-turn potentiometers. The offset adjusting potentiometer can also be used as an on-board input signal for testing purposes. This drive can use quadrature encoder inputs for velocity control.
JVL Integrated Motors Featuring Fast and Easy Setup for Rockwell Automation/Allen-Bradley PLC's Are Available from Electromate!
Vaughan, Ontario, Canada -- Motion Control Components -- After the successful introduction of the complete range of ServoStep integrated motors JVL is now releasing Add-On-Instructions for fast and easy setup and programming in Rockwell Automation’s Studio 5000 software.
All-in-one unit: Motor, Absolute multiturn encoder, Drive, Controller, PLC and Ethernet Switch as well as TÜV-approved STO option. The integrated design with the controller in the motor minimizes the size of the control cabinet. With less components in the cabinet, the cooling requirements will be lower, reducing both system cost and running costs.
New Voice Coil Motor with Internal Shaft and Bearing Features High Force to Size Ratio and 2.75 Inch Stroke Length!
Van Nuys, CA - Motion Control Components - High speed, high acceleration/deceleration, zero backlash, high accuracy, high repeatability, an internal shaft and bearing are features of Moticont’s GVCM-051-089-05S06 Linear Voice Coil Motor. This compact, voice coil motor has a high force to size ratio with 5.5 lbs (24.6 N) continuous force and 17.5 lb (77.7 N) of peak force with a housing measuring just 2.000 in. (50.8 mm) dia. x 3.50 in. (88.9 mm) long. The stroke of the motor is 2.75 in. (69.9 mm) and the precision ground shaft with a diameter of 0.2360 (5.99 mm) has an internal thread, and the housing has threaded mounting holes for easy integration into current and future applications
This clean, quiet, efficient, low inertia, brushless actuator features high reliability and is ideal for: medical devices, assembly equipment, work holding and clamping, antenna positioning, testing, sorting, laser machining and drilling, wafer handling, optical focusing, dynamic vibration absorption, scanners and laser beam steering and filtering.
Motion Control - High Precision, Low Profile, Compact 100 mm Motorized Rotary Stage Available from OES!
Van Nuys, CA -- Motion Control - Optimal Engineering Systems, Inc. (OES) now offers a high precision, low profile, compact motorized rotary stage, the AY110-100-SC. This precision stage is just 1.772 in. (45 mm) high and the foot print is only 4.764 in. by 6.693 in. (121 mm by 170 mm). The stage has a pattern of threaded mounting holes in the rotary table and holes in the base for easy integration into new and existing applications. The diameter of the table is 3.937 in. (100 mm) and the range of travel of the AY110-100-SC Rotary Stage is a full 360o and it is capable of continuous rotation. The table is driven by a 180:1 worm gear at up to 14o per second and has a resolution of 0.0001o with a 10 micro-step per step stepper motor driver. The stage is also available with a servo motor and optical encoder. When configured with the standard stepper motor there is a knob for manual adjustment which can be replaced with an optical encoder for precision position verification
Motion Control - Maxon's EPOS4 Motion Controller Expanded with EtherCAT!
Maxon motors introduces Plug-in board for maxon EPOS4 controllers. lug-in board for maxon EPOS4 controllers. Your drive specialist, maxon motor, is equipping its EPOS4 positioning controllers with additional connectivity options. They can now be integrated into any EtherCAT network as a slave by using an expansion board.
Fall River, MA - Motion Control Components -EtherCAT Plugin for Motion Controller - Your drive specialist, maxon motor, is equipping its EPOS4 positioning controllers with additional connectivity options. They can now be integrated into any EtherCAT network as a slave by using an expansion board
EPOS4 positioning controllers by maxon motor are now able to communicate via EtherCAT using the CoE standard (CAN application layer over EtherCAT). The EtherCAT card can be combined with the EPOS4 controllers in a housing, as well as with all EPOS4 modules. EPOS4 Compact designs with EtherCAT versions will follow at a later date. This expansion for the world of Ethernet-based communication protocols further expands the areas of application for the compact positioning controllers. For example, in applications where short cycle times are important in synchronized multi-axis systems.
Motion Control - Compact High Force Iron Core Brushless Linear Motor!
Santa Clarita, CA - Motion Control - H2W engineers have developed a compact high force brushless linear motor (BLSM-1F) that can generate 300 lbs [1330 N] at a 10% duty cycle and 100 lbs [444 N] at a 100% duty cycle, and, when used with a matching magnet track (BLST-FSX). The mass of the coil assembly is 19 lbs [9 Kg] which gives a force to moving mass ratio of 15:8
The motor can be driven using either a trapezoidal or digital standard three phase brushless amplifier. The Brushless Linear Motor Coil measures 6.53 in X 7.50 in x 1.50 in [170 mm x 190 mm x 38 mm]. This Brushless Linear Motor is designed for applications that require a wide speed range and a relatively high force.
New Miniature Spiral Bevel Gearboxes from Gam, Available from Electromate!
Vaughan, Ontario, Canada -- Motion Control Components - The VP Series Performance Plus miniature spiral bevel gearboxes pack high performance in a small package with the highest torque density, range of ratios, and torque capacity on the market.
Motion Control - Compact and Precise Four Axes XY-Z Theta System!
Philadelphia, PA, -- Motion Control Components and Systems - The demand for a high accuracy, compact XYZR stages is met with IntelLIDrives technologies that address the unique needs of scanning microscopy, wafer and printed circuit board inspection, automated assembly and wide range of specimens and samples scanning in many types of imaging techniques and micro-machining applications.
Very precise fine positioning and control is easily achieved through the combination of a stable closed-loop control system and an associated joystick option. These stages can be motorized with stepper motors and brush-less servo motors with encoders
Highly Efficient 2 Way Traction Drives Reduce Motor Torque Ripple up to 84%!
North Babylon, NY - Motion Control Components - Rolling Motion Industries (RMI) has released two new traction drives. The MAR-17-2-2.1 Traction Drive and the MAR-23-2-2.1 Traction Drive. These highly efficient 2-Way gearless traction drives with only six moving parts use an engineered traction fluid with a coefficient of friction of just 0.1 to 0.12. The MAR-17-2-2.1 and MAR-23-2-2.1 Traction Drives have demonstrated an up to 84% reduction in motor torque ripple when measured at the output shaft of the motor and then measures at the output shaft of the traction drive. The MAR17-2-2.1 Traction Drive is designed for speeds to 3600 rpm with 10 to 20 in/lbs of torque, and the MAR-23-2-2.1 Traction Drive is rated for 3600 rpm with 20 to 30 in/lbs of torque.
Having no metal to metal contact these compact, high efficiency drives generate up to 72% less heat after 24 hours of continuous operation, and these permanently lubricated traction drives typically last three times longer than conventional gearboxes, They also create up to 38% lower dB at 3000 rpm than conventional gearboxes which is less than a typical home appliance.
Motion Control - High Precision Vertical Elevator Stage from OES!
Van Nuys, CA -- Motion Control Components - The AZ60-A Motorized Vertical Elevator Stage from Optimal Engineering Systems, Inc. (OES) is a low profile, compact 183.7 mm x 80 mm x 38 mm x 42mm (raised), (7.232in x 3.150 in. x 1.496 x 1.654 in.) low cost, high resolution, wedge type, vertical elevator stage for applications requiring precise vertical positioning. The 60 mm x 95 mm (2.362 in. x 3.740 in.) drilled and tapped stage has a vertical travel of 4 mm (0. 157 In.). Six crossed roller guides and a precision ground 8 mm dia. 250 µm/turn lead ball screw provides smooth, straight (straightness to <5 µm) vertical motion, and parallelism (<20 µm to the mounting surface), and high resolutions to 1.25 µm (full step), 0.625 µm (1/2 step), and 0.125 µm (1/10 micro step), and repeatability to +/- 0.5 µm. Travel speeds are up to 2.5 mm/sec.