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NEW MOTION CONTROL COMPONENTS AND TECHNOLOGY IN THE SPOTLIGHT!

Gotcha Stick "Gotcha Stick" from OMRON Features New Dimensions for Human Arm

Is Your Work Place Safe? ... OMRON 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.

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Motion Control - The first e-road bikes and e-MTBs with the lightweight maxon BIKEDRIVE AIR have arrived!

Italian premium road bike manufacturer, Cipollini and Swiss bike manufacturer, TRANSALPES launch their new lightweight e-bikes with the maxon BIKEDRIVE AIR

Maxon motion control Bike Drive

Taunton, MA -- Motion Control Products - The Cipollini Flusso is a performance e-road bike that weighs only 10.7 kg. With a weight of less than 16 kg, the TRANSALPES E1 sets standards in the electrified trail and enduro segment. Both e-bikes put a natural feel at the center of the riding experience.

There is an emerging trend in the e-bike market towards lightweight systems that are almost indistinguishable from standard bicycles. This development is supported by smaller, more powerful motors and improved battery technologies. "Integration is the key word," says Michele Tittonel, R&D Coordinator at Cipollini. "The second generation of e-race bikes will be powered by electric motors fully integrated into the bike design and complemented with high-end components."



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Motion Control - Electromate extends its product portfolio to include Robots from Mecademic!

Electromate forms partnership with Robotics manufacturer

Electromate’s new partnership with Mecademic will expand its reach to end users and manufacturers needing ultra compact and precise industrial robots across Canada.







TORONTO, Ontario -- Electromate Inc., a leading Canadian Distributor of Precision Robotic & Mechatronic Solutions, today announced a partnership with Mecademic, a Montreal based premier manufacturer of the world’s smallest, most compact, and precise industrial robots.

Electromate is expanding its robotics and automation product family with Mecademic’s precise line of industrial robot arms.

Mecademic is a Canadian robotics manufacturer that builds the world’s smallest, most precise, and easy-to-use industrial robotic arms. Their robots excel in the precise and repetitive manipulation of A picture containing person.




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Motion Control - Low Cost, Long Range of Travel, High Precision, Low Profile, Motorized, Profile Rail Linear Guide Stages Are Available from OES!

OES Motorized Long Travel Linear Stages





Van Nuys, CA – -- Motion Control - Optimal Engineering Systems, Inc. (OES) has added five new profile single axis positioning stages to their AQ150 Series of linear stages. Available off-the-shelf in travel lengths of: 600 mm (23.622 in.), 700 mm (27.559 in.), 800 mm (31.496 in.), 900 mm (35.433 in.), and 1000 mm ( 39.370 in.), these stages are available with either a Two-Phase Stepper Motor or with a Three-Phase Brushless Motor with a Quadrature Incremental Optical Encoder.

Stepper Motor driven models feature a resolution of 2.1 micron (achieved with a 10 micro-steps per step stepper motor driver), additionally, the knob on the AQ150 Stepper Motor series (pictured) can be replaced with an optical encoder for position verification. For Closed Loop Operation, high precision, higher travel speeds, and greater throughput, the stepper motors are replaced with Three Phase Brushless Servo Motors and Quadrature Encoders.




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Motion Control - FLUIDLINE Bearings, Pillow, and Flange Blocks From LM76 Are FDA/USDA and 3A-Dairy Compliant!

Motion Control Components are FDA/USDA and 3A-Dairy Compliant!





E. Longmeadow, MA - Motion Control Components - Linear Motion - Linear Motion - LM76 FluidLine Linear/Rotary bearings are FDA/USDA & 3A Dairy Complaint. They are also caustic wash down inert. FluidLine bearings one piece construction has benefits over traditional Teflon Composite lined aluminum bearings: if you have a wear situation, Teflon Composite Bearings have a .035" Teflon Composite Liner. Once you wear through the liner, you are into the aluminum shell. FluidLine bearings will simply wear more and more until they are too sloppy and can replaced at your convenience. They are also less expensive in volume because there are fewer manufacturing operations. We can easily design and produce special ID's, OD's, Lengths and features such as flanges.




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Motion Control - New from MAXON, Miniaturized Controller the EPOS4 Micro 24/5 CAN!

Motion Control - Maxon EPOS4 Micro 24-5 Controller





Taunton, MA -- maxon is launching a new, miniaturized controller with a size of only 32 mm x 22 mm as part of its successful line of positioning controllers. The attractive price-performance ratio, with a functionality that’s virtually identical to the larger units, addresses cost-sensitive single- and multi-axis applications.

The functionality, operation, software, and accessories of the new controller are derived almost directly from the existing products in the EPOS4 range. The device is suitable for use with both brushed DC and brushless EC motors (BLDC) of up to 120 W and has comprehensive feedback options such as Hall sensors, as well as digital incremental and SSI absolute encoders. State-of-the art concepts such as Dual Loop, Field Oriented Control (FOC), feed forward, and observer control allow optimal control in a wide variety of applications.




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Motion Control - Robotic Cycloidal Gearbox from GAM is available from Electromate!







Vaughan, Ontario, Canada -- Motion Control Components -- GAM announces the release of the new GCL cycloidal gearboxes. The new gearboxes provide high precision and rigidity for horizontal and vertical robotic and motion control applications.

The GCL is designed to withstand the frequent start-stop impact loads of industrial robots and other motion control applications with impact resistance five times nominal torque. The GCL series is available in a wide range of sizes with ratios from 36:1 to 192:1.




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Motion Control - Servo Controller for Non-comutated Devices, e.g. voice coil motors, from Equipment Solutions!

Equipment Solutions Motion Control SMS Step Motor Positioning Stage

SCA601 Linear Servo Controller: High Performance analog PID Servo Control law; Digital control of PID tuning parameters; Analog Position Sensor input; High current linear amplifier; RS232 interface; 76 x 76 x 25







Forestville, CA, - — The SCA601 Linear Servo Controller was specifically designed to control single phase, non-comutated devices like voice coil motors. It is a high performance single axis DC motor controller and amplifier system. It is comprised of a highly integrated single PC board level product with a cohesive interface and a compact heat sink. This card provides current amplification and analog servo control interfaces. The single-phase characteristic of the very low noise current amplifier makes it particularly well suited for DC motors such as galvanometers and voice coils. It was specifically developed for control of motor applications requiring both high temporal and spatial servo precision, such as machine vision, inspection, scientific imaging, medical imaging and other business applications. This amplifier interfaces directly to most of the Equipment Solutions motor/stage solutions.




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Motion Control - Dual Feedback Voice Coil Positioning System from H2W Technologies!

H2W Technologies Dual Feedback Voice Coil Positioning System







Santa Clarita, CA —-- Motion Control - H2W Technologies' latest custom voice coil positioning stage (VCS08-350-LB-01-MC-F) was developed to meet the dual feedback requirements of the customer. This closed loop system allowed the user to monitor both position and force simultaneously and adjust accordingly. It incorporates a voice coil motor (NCC08-34-350-2X) which generates a continuous/peak force of 35.0 lbs [156 N]/105 lbs [467 N] with a total stroke length of 0.80 in [20.3 mm].




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One Piece ETX Linear Bearing/Pillow Blocks Can Be Used In Radioactive Environments!

Linear Motion Control - LM76 ETX Bearing Pillow Block for Radioactive Applications!





E. Longmeadow, MA Motion -- Control Components - Linear Motion - LM76 now offers one piece ETX Linear Bearing/Pillow Blocks that will not degrade in a radioactive environment! Machined from a solid block of self lubricating ETX, linear bearing-blocks have high strength, excellent wear resistance, low coefficient of friction, and excellent dimensional stability at higher temperatures As there is no other materials such as PTFE seals or lubricants these bearing-blocks are maintenance free. Custom designed for use in a nuclear power plant these linear bearing/pillow blocks travel on ceramic coated shafting (also supplied by LM76) completely submerged in radioactive water. Designed with a slight interference fit between bearing ID and shaft, contaminates are scraped from the shaft's surface. The low frictional characteristics of ETX have little impact on drive force. They are now available in Inch and Metric sizes.




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Motion Control - Integrated Spindle Drive Motor with Absolute Multi-Turn Encoder from JVL is available from Electromate!

Electromate offers Netzer Absolute Endoders for Harsh Environments







Vaughan, Ontario, Canada -- Motion Control Products -- JVL A/S, one of the world’s leading producers in the field of integrated servo and stepper motors, is announcing a new addition to its ServoStep™ motors, a directly mountable motor for driving spindles. It’s perfect for replacing hand wheels in format change applications.

All-in-one unit

ServoStep™ has everything built-in including motor, encoder, drive electronics, control electronics with ePLC™ and optional Ethernet or CAN bus integrated into one compact unit. All major industrial Ethernet protocols like Profinet, EtherNet/IP, EtherCAT, SERCOS, ModbusTCP/UDP and Powerlink are available.




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Motion Control - maxon launches light and invisible e-bike system!

First, maxon’s drives flew on Mars in the NASA helicopter - now they're letting bike riders lift off.

Maxon motion control E-bike System





Taunton, MA -- Motion Control Products - After several years of development, the company presents the BIKEDRIVE Air – a light and invisible e-bike system consisting of a mid-mounted motor, integrated battery, and control element. It can be used to build extremely lightweight racing, gravel, urban, and mountain bikes. The first bicycles made by maxon customers will be introduced to the market this year.

E-bikes are conquering cities, rural areas, and mountains. Many existing systems provide powerful support but are heavy and sluggish to handle. maxon wants to change this. With the BIKEDRIVE Air, maxon presents an invisible e-bike system that weighs only 3.5 kg (including battery) and can be integrated into elegant frames by bike manufacturers.




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Motion Control - Low Cost 1, 2, 3, and 4 ADAGIO Axis Stepper Motor Motion Control Systems Available from Optimal Engineering Systems, Inc. (OES)!

OES Stepper Motor Controller and 3 Axis Stage





Van Nuys, CA – -- Motion Control - To complement the Optimal Engineering Systems’ (OES) expanding line of single and multi-axis motion control stages, OES has added the ADAGIO-X-STPR Series of Motion Control Systems. The ADAGIO-STPR Series of rack mounted Stand-alone Stepper Motor Controllers are cost effective solutions for controlling and driving single and multi-axis stepper motor stages such as: AQ single and dual axes X and XY series stages Low Cost X and XY Stages, the YPR Series of Three-axes Yaw, Pitch, and Roll Stages Yaw, Pitch, and Roll Stages, the Four axes XYZR is a three XYZ Linear Axes Plus a Vertical Rotary Stage XYZ plus Rotary Stage.




Click here for more information about this Low Cost 1 to 4 Axis Stepper Motor Controller from OES


Motion Control - 1.25 Inch Stroke Linear Voice Coil Motor Tolerates Tilting and Misalignment is available from Moticont!

Motion Control Linear Motor Tolerates Tilting and Misalignment







Van Nuys, CA -- Motion Control - Moticont has added a new 1.25 in (31.8 mm) stroke linear DC motor to its series of LVCM Linear Voice Coil Motors. The new LVCM-051-051-06 Linear Voice Coil Motor has been designed with a larger radial air gap to tolerate the tilting and misalignment that can be experienced when clamping out of parallel objects or moving off-center loads. This compact linear motor is 2.000 in (50.8 mm) in dia. with a 2.00 in. (50.8 mm) long housing and at mid stroke is just 2.88 in. (73.0 mm). Peak force is 9.5 lb (42.2N) at a 10% duty cycle and continuous force is 3.0 lb (13.3 N). Features of this low inertia, high acceleration / deceleration, clean, efficient, zero cogging, brushless voice coil servo motor makes it ideal for: Sorting, packaging, sampling, work holding and clamping, laser machining and drilling, wafer handling, and medical and pharmaceutical applications.




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Motion Control - POSITAL Kit Encoders certified for compliance with BiSS interface standards are available from Electromate!

Electromate offers Posital Kit Encoders with Biss Interface Standards







Hamilton, New Jersey, August 2021 – POSITAL has received certificates of compliance for its family of kit encoders that feature BiSS C interfaces. These encoders are designed to be installed in motors or drives, providing the control system with position feedback to over single- or multi-turn operating ranges. “We have been enthusiastic supporters of open source, non-proprietary communications standards like BiSS,” comments Jörg Paulus, head of POSITAL’s European operations and a board member of the BiSS Association. “We are confident that by supporting the BiSS initiative and offering customers products that have been certified to comply with BiSS protocol standards, we will encourage further use of this versatile and cost-effective interface technology.”




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Motion Control High Precision Linear Focus Actuator, the LFA-2014 from Equipment Solutions Features 200 Nanometer Positioning Repeatability!

Equipment Solutions Motion Control Linear Focus Actuator Positioning Stage





Forestville, CA, - — The motion control LFA-2014 Linear Focus Actuator has a 20 millimeter clear aperture, 14 millimeters of linear motion, 200 nanometer positioning repeatability, non-contact electro-optic analog position sensor, fully integrated SCA814 Servo Amplifier, integrated heat sink, motor coil temperature sensor, and integrated stage motion brake




Click here for more information about this and other nanometer positioning actuators from Equipment Solutions


Motion Control - Vacuum Compatible Voice Coil Actuator with Integrated Thermal Sensor!

H2W Technologies' Vacuum Compatible Voice Coil Actuator with Thermal Sensor







Santa Clarita, CA —-- Motion Control - H2W Technologies, Inc. has designed and manufactured a non-commutated DC actuator, otherwise known as a voice coil actuator, designed for vacuum operation in a cryogenic environment. H2W has worked with several aerospace customers, developing manufacturing processes and material selection to provide customers with the ability to design motors with low-outgassing in UHV conditions, which meet NASA’s Collected Volatile Condensable Materials and Total Mass Loss requirements.

The cryogenic environment required the voice coil to have elements designed to withstand the harsh environment, which required specific material selection regarding bearings, shaft, and magnetic material and coatings. Additionally, this motor had thermal sensors or RTDs integrated to monitor the temperature of the windings.




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Motion Control - Large Hollow Shaft Harmonic Drive Gear Unit Available from Electromate!

Electromate offers large hollow shaft gear units from Harmonic Drive







Vaughan, Ontario, Canada -- Motion Control Components -- The new FBS-2UH gear unit series from Harmonic Drive® features a large, hollow shaft with a compact outer diameter. The extra large hollow shaft is ideal for robots and machines requiring complex cabling to pass through the axis of rotation.

The new gear unit design features Harmonic Drive's “S” tooth profile for optimal tooth engagement resulting in high torque, high-torsional stiffness, long life and smooth rotation.

The FBS-2UH Series is available in two sizes (25, 32) and three ratios (30:1, 50:1, and 100:1).




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Motion Control - 5 challenges an electric motor has to overcome on Mars

Outer space is unforgiving. This is why precision drives embarking on a trip to other planets need to meet extremely high-quality standards.

Maxon Motion Control Motors designed for Mars

Taunton, MA -- Motion Control Products - Every Mars drive from maxon is based on a catalog product and is modified for the specific mission. That’s because the DC motors, gearheads, and encoders face brutal conditions during liftoff, the long journey through space, and the mission on the Red Planet. In this blog, I will talk about the properties a drive needs to have to qualify for a journey to Mars.

Vibration and Shock

The first challenge is to survive the rocket launch. This means that the motor must be resistant to shock and vibration. The vibration is not as strong as people might think: A little more than on a passenger plane, but not much more, and only for a few minutes. Shocks, on the other hand, are something that we need to deal with on a regular basis when working with standard products.

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Motion Control - New IDX Compact Servo Motor with Integrated Positioning Controller from Maxon is available from Electromate!

Electromate offers Maxon IDX Integrated Servo Motors

This compact brushless EC-i motor combined with an EPOS4 positioning controller delivers a highly dynamic, powerful drive package with field-oriented control (FOC), high efficiency, and maintenance-free components in a high-quality industrial housing.

Vaughan, Ontario, Canada -- Motion Control Components -- Maxon’s new IDX compact integrated servo gearmotor + drive combines a powerful, brushless EC-i motor and an EPOS4 positioning controller, which can be complemented with a maxon planetary gearhead when required. This integrated motor stands out for its high torque density, high efficiency, maintenance-free components, and a high-quality industrial housing providing IP65 protection. The IDX also features configurable digital and analog inputs and outputs, and intuitive software enabling easy commissioning and integration into master systems.

The IDX integrated servo motor yields extremely high continuous torques and high-power density. Its compact size makes the IDX more efficient than current solutions on the market. The unit's high-quality design is complemented with an IP65-protected housing.

Click here for more information about this Integrated Servo Motor with IP65 protection available from Electromate


Motion Control - Miniature Size, High Precision, Hollow Core, 39 mm Diameter Rotary Stage from Optimal Engineering Systems, Inc. (OES)!

OES Miniature Rotary Stage

Optimal Engineering Systems, Inc. (OES) has introduced a high precision, low profile, miniature size rotary table, the AR39-AH. This high precision miniature size rotary stage is just 35 mm (1.378 in.) high and the footprint including the standard 2-phase 1.8 degree stepper motor is only 58 mm (2.283 in) by 100.5 mm (3.957 in ). The table has a precision pattern of 6 8-M2x4L threaded mounting holes in the rotary table for fixtures or tooling, and an 8 mm (0.315 in) diameter through hole. Countersunk holes in the base allow for easy unobstructed integration into new and existing applications. The diameter of the AR39-AH Miniature Rotary Table is 39 mm (1.535 in.) and range of travel is a full 360 degrees of continuous rotation.

The table is driven by a 120:1 worm gear at speeds up to 75 degrees per second and has a resolution of 0.001 degrees (3.6 arc-sec) with a 10 micro-step per step stepper motor driver.

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Motion Control - RVC-1008 Miniature Rotational Voice Coil Stage from Equipment Solutions!

Equipment Solutions Motion Control Rotational Voice Coil Stage

Forestville, CA, - — The RVC-1008 Rotational Voice Coil Stage: Optical element widths up to 20mm; Controllable motion over +/-10 degree optical; Small step response of less than 3msec; Non-contact electro-optic position sensor; Positioning sensitivity of less than 2µrad; Analog and USB control of mirror position; Digital positioning resolution of 6µrad; Fully integrated PID servo controller; Simple USB electrical interface: ...

Equipment Solutions, Inc. (ESI) is a provider of engineering and manufacturing services. ESI specializes in the design and production of automation and instrumentation products including motion control components and sub systems.

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Motion Control - NEW! Super Wear Resistant FDA-USDA Compliant Cam Follower Bearings!

Motion Control - Rhino Roller Cam Followers

E. Longmeadow, MA --Motion Control - LM76 has introduced their RINO Series of FDA/USDA compliant Cam Follower Bearings. Available in 12 sizes these all new cam follower bearings integrate: Stainless steel studs, hybrid stainless steel/ceramic bearings, FDA approved Lubricant, and poly-crystalline non-metallic tires. Mounted on stainless steel studs, LM76's CERAMICSPEED hybrid radial bearings incorporate a stainless steel race and low friction ceramic balls that can handle high loads, are capable of high speed operation, and have an exceptionally long service life. The tire is formed from a super wear resistant poly-crystalline compound that has no soft spots and will not deform under pressure.

Developed for applications in food and drink processing, dairy, poultry and meat processing, medical, pharmaceutical, and Bio-Pharma industries these cam follower bearings can be repeatability sanitized with caustic cleaning agents, steam, and high pressure washes.

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Motion Control - Compact Direct Drive Linear Actuator Has Integrated Encoder and Temperature Sensor for Increased Throughput!

Motion Control Linear Actuators has Temperature for Higher Throughput

Van Nuys, CA -- The Compact SDLM-051-070-01-01 Direct Drive Linear Actuator with integrated position and temperature sensors is the latest addition to the patented series of zero backlash, zero cogging, high acceleration, high speed, high resolution, long life actuators from Moticont. This direct drive linear Actuator, also referred to as an Electric Cylinder is 2.000 in. (50.9 mm) in diameter and the compact housing length is just 2.750 in (69.9 mm). The total length including the shaft is 4.000 in (101.6 mm). The linear optical quadrature encoder is protected inside the actuator housing and directly connected to the shaft for the greatest possible accuracy. Highest throughputs are achieved by the SDLM-051-070-01-01 linear actuator when operating at peak efficiency by monitoring the data from the internal temperature sensor.

The SDLM-051-070-01-01 Direct Drive Linear actuator has a stroke length of 0.500 in. (12.7 mm) and a continuous force rating of 7.6 lbs. (33.9 N) and peak force of 24.1 lbs. (107.2 N).

Click here for more information about this Electric Cylinder with Integrated Encoder and Temperature Sensor for Higher Throughput


Motion Control - Electromate Recognized with 2021 AHTD Foundation Award!

Electromate Receives 2021 AHTD Award

Toronto, Ontario – June 18, 2021 – Electromate received a Foundation Award from the Association for High Technology Distribution (AHTD), recognizing the company’s 25 years of membership and support. This is the first year the Award has been given, honoring a small group of members out of approximately 300 automation solution providers and manufacturers.

The AHTD is dedicated to maximizing the productivity, growth, and enterprise opportunities of its high-tech automation solution provider and manufacturer members. These goals align with Electromate’s commitment to driving innovation, identifying emerging technologies and products, promoting the education of automation and motion control, and fostering its relationships with industry peers.

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Motion Control - Maxon celebrates International Women in Engineering Day!

The women in engineering (WIE) at maxon work eagerly to contribute to the success of advanced technology in the motion control industry. This week in honor of International Women in Engineering Day, June 23, 2021 - maxon wishes to thank these engineering women for their contributions as they continue to help shape the world we live in.

Maxon - Women in Engineering Day

Taunton, MA -- Around the globe, the maxon women in engineering are working on motion control applications with their customers, they focus on new product designs to implement the latest technologies and continue to research new concepts and ideas for drive systems to be used in motion control applications found in Medical, Industrial Automation, Aerospace and Defense, and Mobility industries.

All of these women are making a difference in our organization and in our industry. These women help define and recognize a problem or challenge and then work to be part of the solution. Some examples include: Virginie Mialane, who worked on the development of the first active motorized implant for gastric banding – a device dedicated to the pathology of obesity. Very impactful at changing people’s quality of life. Another is Hannah Kleeblatt who works as a maxon Quality Engineer, says that sometimes unconventional solutions have to be embraced.

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Motion Control - Low Profile XY Brushless Linear Motor Positioning Stage from H2W Technologies!

H2W Technologies Vacuum Compatible Voice Coil Positioning Stage

Santa Clarita, CA —-- Motion Control - The SRS-004-006/004-003-01-XY is a low profile XY single rail positioning stage that uses brushless linear motors to generate a continuous/peak force of 6.2 lbs [27.8 N]/18.7 lbs [83.3 N] (bottom axis), 3.1 lbs [13.8 N]/9.4 lbs [41.8 N] (top axis), with a total stroke length of 4.3 in [109 mm] (bottom axis), 4.3 in [109 mm] (top axis). The top axis is able to directly mount to the moving bottom axis motor. This helps reduce the overall height and moving mass of the system.

A low-profile system able to make quick moves in both the X and Y axes provided the essential solution for an automated assembly application. The brushless linear motor was selected for both its ability to achieve high speeds as well as fit into a tight envelope.

Click here for more information about this Low Profile Positioning Stage from H2W Technologies!


Motion Control - High Precision 60 mm Vertical Elevator Stages from OES!

OES Motorized Elevator Stage

Van Nuys, CA – -- Motion Control - The AT10-60-01, AT10-60-02 and the AT10-60-03 Motorized Elevator Stages have been released by Optimal Engineering Systems, Inc. (OES). These compact, low profile elevator stages feature high stability 120 mm x 80 mm (4.724 in. x 3.149 in.) tables and 60 mm +/- 2 mm (2.362 in. +/- 0.078 in.) of vertical travel with a load capacity of 5.0 kg (11.0 lbs). The scissor lift design combined with precision roller bearings and slide rails assures smooth motion and very high parallelism throughout the raising and lowering of the table

The AT10-60-01 (shown) is driven by a Two-Phase Stepper Motor with micro-stepping capabilities. The repeatability is typically +/- 5 micron and typical positional accuracy is 15 micron. The knob for manual adjustment can be replaced with a Quadrature Incremental Optical Encoder for position verification.

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Motion Control - Miniature PVS 30.5 Parallelogram Voice Coil Stage from Equipment Solutions!

Equipment Solutions Motion Control Parallelogram Stage

Forestville, CA, - — Motion Control - This Custom PVS-30.5 Parallelogram Voice Coil Stage Features: Flexture guidance system, 30 millimeter clear aperture, 4 millimeters of linear motion, 45 G’s acceleration (no load), 200 nanometers positioning repeatability, non-contact electro-optic position sensor, direct SCA-814 Servo Controlled Amplifier compatibility, 38mm x 46mm x 85mm, 280 grams

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Motion Control - Maxon and Fourier Intelligence join forces to transform rehabilitation technology!

maxon Group and Fourier Intelligence announce that they are entering into a global strategic partnership. maxon's precision drive systems and the start-up Fourier's Intelligence’s rehabilitation robotics are a perfect match and are expected to drive the development of new technologies for patients.

Maxon - Fourier Rehabilition Technology

Taunton, MA -- Motion Control Products - Technology plays an increasingly important role in rehabilitation services and healthcare. Therefore, clinicians, engineers and companies recognize that they need to accelerate the development of technological solutions to best meet the needs of patients. This is the main goal of the partnership between drive specialist maxon and start-up Fourier Intelligence, which specializes in exoskeletons and robotic rehabilitation. The two companies are pooling their expertise to develop industry-leading technologically products and platforms for patient treatment. To seal the partnership, a memorandum of understanding was signed in December 2020.

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Motion Control - Excellence Canada announces Electromate is a recipient of the 2021 Canadian Business Excellence Awards for Private Businesses!

Electromate Receives Excellence in Business Award

TORONTO (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Electromate Inc. is pleased to announce that, at the upcoming fifth annual Canadian Business Excellence Awards for Private Businesses being held on Wednesday June 9th, Excellence Canada will be awarding Electromate with their Canadian Business Excellence Award.

“Recipients of this distinguished award have clearly demonstrated a strategic approach to successfully improving business performance and achieving goals, with a focus on the following three key performance areas: Delighted Customers; Engaged Employees; and Innovation," says Allan Ebedes, President and CEO, Excellence Canada.

Excellence Canada's mission is to help improve organizational performance and recognize excellence, with a vision to promote and enable excellence in every organization in Canada.

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Motion Control - 3/4 Inch Diameter Voice Coil Motor Features: High Speed, High Acceleration, and High Force to Size Ratio!

Motion Control Miniature Voice Coil Motor

Van Nuys, CA – Moticont has introduced the GVCM-019-016-02 Linear Voice Coil Actuator (Linear DC Motor). This small 0.75 in. (19.1 mm) diameter actuator, also called an Electric Cylinder, has a high force to size ratio of 7.4 oz (2.1 N) continuous force and 23.7 oz (4.4 N) of peak force and a stroke length of 0.250 in. (6.4 mm). The housing measures just 0.625 in. long and in the fully extended position the shaft extends 0.436 in. (13.5 mm) beyond the face of the housing.

This linear actuator features high acceleration/deceleration, high speed, high reliability, and zero backlash. This small brushless servo motor is an ideal low cost replacement for pneumatic linear actuators and for: Heptic feedback and pipetting in medical devices, switch activation, testing, sorting, assembly equipment, work holding and clamping, scanners and laser beam steering and filtering, laser, machining and drilling, optical focusing, and dynamic vibration absorption.

Click here for more information about this Voice Coil Motor from Moticont!


Galil DMC-40x0 Series Programmable Motion Controller for Servo and Stepper Motors!

Electromate offers Programmable Motion Controllers for Servos and Steppers from Galil!

Galil’s DMC-4000 Series of Ethernet/RS232 Multi-Axis Motion Controllers set the standard for high performance and value

Vaughan, Ontario, Canada -- Motion Control Components -- The DMC-40x0 motion controller is Galil's highest performance, stand-alone motion controller. It belongs to Galil's latest generation motion controller family, which accepts encoder inputs up to 22 MHz, provides servo update rates as high as 32 kHz, and processes commands as fast as 40 microseconds-10 times the speed of prior generation controllers. The DMC-40x0 is a full-featured motion controller packaged with optional multi-axis drives in a compact, metal enclosure. The unit operates stand-alone or interfaces to a PC with Ethernet 10/100Base-T or RS232. The controller includes optically isolated I/O, high-power outputs capable of driving brakes or relays, and analog inputs for interfacing to analog sensors. The DMC-40x0 controller and drive unit accepts power from a single 20-80 VDC source.

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Motion Control - High Speed, Closed Loop Linear Motion Positioning Stage from H2W Technologies!

H2W Technologies High Speed Closed Loop Linear Positioning Stage

Santa Clarita, CA —-- Motion Control - The SRS-006-06-050-01-EX single rail positioning stage is ideal for high-speed closed loop positioning applications that require both short and long travel distances. It uses a brushless linear motor to generate a continuous/peak force of 50 lbs [220 N]/150 lbs [660 N] with a total stroke length of 5.75 in [146 mm]. The non-contact 1 micron resolution encoder allows for precise position control. It is guided by a pair of recirculating ball linear bearings on a precision linear bearing rail.

The entire stage is assembled on a single piece of aluminum extrusion, thus reducing the overall weight of the system.

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Motion Control - NEW! Three-axis Gimbal Mount with Three-Phase Brushless Servo Motors has Higher Resolution and Speed!

OES Gimbal Mount Stage with Brushless Servo Motors

Van Nuys, CA - The New AU300-AER-02 Three-axis Gimbal Mount from OES (Optimal Engineering Systems, Inc.) with Three-Phase Brushless Servo Motors and Quadrature Incremental Encoders features very high resolution and high speed. Each axis features: Low backlash worm gear drives and precision "V" groove and cross roller bearings for high accuracy and repeatability. The typical accuracy is 0.05° equal to 180 arcsec and typical repeatability is +/- 0.01° equal to +/- 36 arcsec. The maximum travel speed of each axis is 45° per second.

This new three-axis gimbal mount handles loads up to 10 kg (22 lbs) and has a clearance of 300 mm x 300 mm (11.8 in. x 11.8 in.) around the roll axis stage and each stage is capable of the full 360° rotation of its axis. The azimuth axis rotary table is mounted on a large 360 mm (14.173 in.) x 360 mm (14.173 in.) x 13 mm (0.512 in.) plate with handles and has predrilled accessible mounting holes for easy integration into new or existing applications and for increased stability.

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Motion Control - the LFA-3403 Is an Open Apeture Linear Focus Actuator from Equipment Solutions!

Equipment Solutions Motion Control linear Focus Actuator

LFA-3404 Linear Focus Actuator: 34 millimeter clear aperture, 4 millimeter range of motion, <50 nanometer positioning resolution, 90 grams moving mass, 89 x 57mm, 1kg




Forestville, CA, - LFA-3404 Linear Focus Actuator: is a high performance compact positioning actuator. It was specifically developed for applications requiring both high precision and high-speed positioning over a short to medium stroke. This product mates the voice coil motor to a perfectly smooth flexure guidance system and a very high resolution position feedback encoder. The LFA is well suited for optical focusing and other micro-positioning applications in markets such as semiconductor, medical, optical testing, scanning microscopy, circuit board assembly and micro manufacturing. The LFA-3404 has a 34 mm diameter clear aperture through its center, and 4mm of available stroke. Different configurations of stroke length, force constant, optic mounting, and other options are available as needed. The LFA3404 comes stock with either a M26 or M25 Threaded mount. Other threaded holes exist.

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Motion Control - The Mars helicopter makes history – with maxon’s precision motors!

Maxon motion control Micro-motors on Mars Helicopter

Space fans are thrilled: NASA's Ingenuity helicopter has successfully completed its pioneering flight on Mars. This is the first time in the history of powered, unmanned spaceflight that a device has flown in a controlled manner on another planet.


Taunton, MA -- Motion Control Products - A short flight for "Ingenuity," but a big success for unmanned space flight. NASA's Mars helicopter flew over the surface of the Red Planet for about 40 seconds on Monday, April 19th and landed back on four legs. From NASA’s perspective, this is a historic event similar to the Wright brothers' first controlled flight in 1903.

With the Mars helicopter, the concept of powered, unmanned, and autonomous flights on foreign planets is being tested. This is comparable to the first Mars rover “Sojourner”, which paved the way for scientific follow-up missions such as "Curiosity" and currently "Perseverance". "Ingenuity" is about to complete several flights over a period of 30 days, each lasting up to 90 seconds and reaching a maximum altitude of five meters

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Motion Control - LIVE WEBINAR – THURSDAY MAY 6, 11AM EST Precision Piezo Motion Without the Premium Price Tag!

Electromate offers Piezo Motion Webinar




Vaughan, Ontario, Canada -- Motion Control Components -- Piezoelectric motors have long been used for ultra-precise expensive motion solutions in niche industries but the latest innovations in piezo technology enable these devices to be suitable for mainstream motion solutions.

Discover what the piezo-electric effect is and how it can be harnessed to design a new class of rotary and linear motion products. Learn how Piezo motors are driven and how they can be controlled with PWM and serial commands. Gain an understanding of how Piezoelectric motors compare to traditional DC and stepper motor solutions and what advantages and opportunities they present for designers and engineers of OEM equipment and instruments.

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Motion Control - RVC-1008 Miniature Rotational Voice Coil Stage from Equipment Solutions!

Equipment Solutions Motion Control Rotational Voice Coil Stage


Forestville, CA, - — The RVC-1008 Rotational Voice Coil Stage: Optical element widths up to 20mm; Controllable motion over +/-10 degree optical; Small step response of less than 3 msec; Non-contact electro-optic position sensor; Positioning sensitivity of less than 2µrad; Analog and USB control of mirror position; Digital positioning resolution of 6µrad; Fully integrated PID servo controller; Simple USB electrical interface; Extremely compact design

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AMC FM-series FlexPro Digital Servo Drives are available from Electromate!

Electromate offers FlexPro Digital Servo Drives from AMC




Vaughan, Ontario, Canada -- Motion Control Components -- Available immediately from ADVANCED Motion Controls are three new additions to the FlexPro™ servo drive family, the FM series. Designed with compact form and power density in mind, the micro-sized drives can outperform larger-sized digital servo drives and still be integrated into tight spaces. The new FM drives are equipped with an additional interface board that makes it easy to integrate into your system with standard connectors.

FM060-5-EM and FM060-10-EM are connected to the power supply and motor using screw terminalswhile the FM060-25-EM features pre-soldered connection leads.

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Motion Control - Hollow Core Voice Coil Motor Has Low Inertia, High Precision available from Moticont!

Motion Control Hollow Core Voice Coil Linear Actuator


Van Nuys, CA -- Motion Control - Moticont introduces an open aperture (hollow core) voice coil or moving coil linear motor from Moticont, the HVCM-051-025-013-01. Featuring an open aperture of 0.50 in. (12.7 mm) this low cost, clean room friendly non-commutated motor is available off-the-shelf. The light weight and low inertia moving coil of the linear actuator demonstrates: High acceleration/deceleration, high speed, zero cogging, and by connecting directly to the load, zero backlash.

The HVCM-051-025-013-01 Linear actuator has a hollow core that allows for optics, illumination, laser beams, or cables to pass through, additionally, it has a continuous force rating of 5.3 lbs (23.7 N) and a peak force of 16.9 lbs (74.8 N) at a 10% duty cycle.

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Motion Control - Maxon develops ultra-efficient UAV drive with startup Flybotix!

Maxon has collaborated with drone startup Flybotix to develop performance-optimized brushless DC motors for a new kind of inspection drone. With the know-how gained from this and other projects, maxon is making inroads into the new UAV market, where the reliability and quality of components are becoming more important..

Maxon motion control application - UAV Drive


Taunton, MA -- Motion Control Components Application - Two rotors instead of four was the approach used by startup. Flybotix to develop the ASIO inspection drone, which is set to conquer the market. This indoor drone for industrial facilities is built around a patented drive system powered by brushless DC motors from maxon. maxon worked closely with Flybotix to develop electric motors that are optimized for weight and performance and specifically adapted to this application. These drives will allow the ASIO to carry out long missions, reach distant locations, and save costs. “This world-class level of performance could not have been reached without the excellent work of maxon,” said Samir Bouabdallah, CEO of Flybotix. “We are very excited about this partnership and will intensify it in order to advance the industrialization of our drone.”

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Motion Control - Low Profile XYZ Force Positioning System from H2W Technologies!

H2W Technologies XYZ Positioning Stage




Santa Clarita, CA —-- Motion Control - This compact closed loop system was designed to satisfy the customers dual feedback requirements. This allows for simultaneous position and force monitoring which can adjust accordingly in three axis of motion (XYZ). It was designed to operate in an inverted orientation. This low profile XYZ-Force positioning stage design is comprised of a SRS-002-003/002-003-01-XY single rail positioning stage (horizontal XY-axis) with a mounted VMS06-008-LB-01 voice coil positioning stage (vertical Z-axis). The bottom axis use brushless linear motors that generate a continuous/peak force of 3.1 lbs [13.8 N]/9.4 lbs [41.8 N] (bottom axis), 3.1 lbs [13.8 N]/9.4 lbs [41.8 N] (top axis), with a total stroke length of 1.8 in [45.7 mm] (bottom axis), 1.8 in [45.7 mm] (top axis). The top axis is able to directly mount to the moving bottom axis motor.

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Motion Control - LDL25 Series Linear Actuator, available from Electromate, is a cost-competitive alternative to pneumatics!

Cost-competitive Alternative to Pneumatics, Starting at $300 US/ea

Electromate offers SMAC Low Cost Linear Actuator




Vaughan, Ontario, Canada -- Motion Control Components -- The LDL has been designed as a cost-competitive alternative to pneumatics. A common trend in industrial automation is that users are looking for electric alternatives to their pneumatic components for a number of reasons: control, cycle life, operating cost and environment, etc. The LDL series actuator features several innovative cost reduction elements that result in a list price starting at $300 US.

Click here for more information about this New actuator from SMAC available from Electromate


Motion Control Application - Open Screw Drive System Moves Heavy Sound Stage Sets Smoothly, Quickly, and Quietly!

Motion Control  - High Speed Drive System application


E. Longmeadow, MA --Motion Control -

Problem: Move heavy sets on a sound stage smoothly, quickly, and most importantly quietly! Ball screws specified in the original design proved unacceptable due to the limited length of travel, screw deflection which resulted in a lack of smoothness, and high noise levels. A rack and pinion was also considered but the noise level was also too high and there was no room for a gearbox. Linear motors are quiet however the cost was prohibitive, and a belt system could not handle the heavy loads.

Solution: The new Streamliner Open Screw Drive System from Winner was selected by the production company to move the heavy sets on the sound stage.

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Motion Control - Select from the Large Variety of Precision XYZ Axis Stages to Suit Your Specific Application from Optimal Engineering Systems, Inc. (OES)!

OES Motorized Goniometer Stage


Van Nuys, CA – -- Motion Control - OES (Optimal Engineering Systems) has introduced a series of high precision, low cost XYZ positioning stages that can be easily integrated into new and existing applications. They are offered in 5 travel lengths for each axis, 50 mm (1.969 in.), 100 mm (3.937 in.), 150 mm (5.906 in.), 200 mm (7.874 in.), and 300 mm (11.811 in.). Any combination of lengths, motors, and lead screws are available.

The two-phase stepper motors are standard with a knob for manual adjustment. The knob can be replaced with an incremental quadrature encoder for position verification.

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Congratulations to Emirates Team New Zealand – winner of the 36th America’s Cup!

They have gone and done it again. Emirates Team New Zealand have retained the America’s Cup over the Italian Challenger Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli.

Maxon motion control components on 36th America's Cup Winning Boat


Taunton, MA -- Motion Control Products - maxon Group extend their heartfelt congratulations to Emirates Team New Zealand. In the historical 36th America’s Cup that endured extra challenges including Covid-19, race cancellations and delays meaning interruptions and last-minute tactical changes, the Kiwis have retained the oldest trophy in international sporting history.

Creating a boat from simulation and the use of AI technology were big risks for Emirates Team New Zealand, who were frank about the lack of boat-on-boat racing experience in this new AC75 class at the beginning of the Cup. This meant the team had to lift their game and learn fast, taking key lessons out of regatta as they moved forwards one race at a time.

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Motion Control - Vacuum Compatible Voice Coil Positioning Stage from H2W Technologies!

H2W Technologies Vacuum Compatible Voice Coil Positioning Stage


Santa Clarita, CA —-- Motion Control - H2W Technologies designed a voice coil positioning stage (VCS05-060-VBS-V0005AR) to operate in the vacuum of space, using our voice coil motor (NCC05-18-060-2X) to generate a continuous/peak force of 6.0 lbs [26.7 N]/18.0 lbs [80.1 N] with a total stroke length of 0.50 in [12.7mm]. The absolute 0.05-micron (50-nano meter) resolution encoder is suitable for very high precision applications. It comes supplied with a ball slide which allows for smooth motion. The magnet housing is the moving part of the assembly so that there are no moving (flexing) cables in the system. This voice coil positioning stage has been manufactured using low-outgassing materials, as selected by NASA, in order to make it vacuum compatible.

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Motion Control - Integrated Single and Multi-Axis Stepper Motor Controller and Driver Available from Optimal Engineering Systems, Inc. (OES)!

OES Integrated Multi Axis Controller Driver


Van Nuys, CA – -- Motion Control - Optimal Engineering Systems, Inc. (OES) has introduced their new ICAD Series of integrated motion controllers and drivers for 2-phase stepper motors. Available as 1, 2, 3, and 4 axes modules (pictured) they are ideal for NEMA 8 to NEMA 42 stepper motors. These compact 6.000 in. x 8.000 in. plug-and-play, integrated controllers incorporate high resolution micro-stepping drivers for precise positioning.

Other features include home and limit switches per axis, joystick interface, TTL/CMOS inputs and outputs, quadrature encoder feedback, USB and optional Ethernet interfaces permits each module to be customized for specific applications. The ICAD series is powered from a single power supply up to +48 VDC. The high voltage power supply allows for high speed operation.

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Motion Control - ADVANCED Motion Controls releases Micro-sized high-power Servo Drive available from Electromate!

Electromate offers Netzer Absolute Endoders for Harsh Environments




Vaughan, Ontario, Canada - Motion Control - The FM060-25-CM is part of a new breed of micro-sized, high-power servo drives, immediately available from ADVANCED Motion Controls. Rated to output 25A continuous and 50A peak, this fully featured digital servo drive is small enough to fit in the tightest locations. It is ideally suited for mobile and portable applications such as mobile robotics, automated mobile robots (AMRs), AGVs, material handling, warehouse automation, lab automation and more.

The mounting footprint of the FM060-25-CM is 50.8mm x 25.4mm with a height of 22.1mm making it possible for up to 3 units to fit within the footprint of a standard business card. The FM060-25-CM uses CANopen for network communication. Along with this model are two lower current options, the FM060-10-CM rated to 10A continuous and FM060-5-EM rated to 5A continuous, designed to the same dimensions.

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Motion Control - Dual Feedback Voice Coil Positioning System from H2W Technologies!

H2W Technologies Dual Feedback Voice Coil Positioning Stage




Santa Clarita, CA —-- Motion Control - H2W Technologies' latest custom voice coil positioning stage (VCS08-350-LB-01-MC-F) was developed to meet the dual feedback requirements of the customer. This closed loop system allowed the user to monitor both position and force simultaneously and adjust accordingly. It incorporates a voice coil motor (NCC08-34-350-2X) which generates a continuous/peak force of 35.0 lbs [156 N]/105 lbs [467 N] with a total stroke length of 0.80 in [20.3 mm]. The 1.0-micron resolution encoder allows for precise positioning. The 200 lbs force transducer allows for 1-200 lbs of push/pull force feedback. It comes supplied with a rigid recirculating ball linear bearing.

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Motion Control - Maxon precision motors handle the valuable Mars soil samples!

Maxon motion control Miniature Motors installed on Mars Lander


Taunton, MA -- Motion Control Products - NASA’s Perseverance rover will be landing on Mars on February 18th. Was there once life on Mars? This is the question that one of the most complex robotic systems ever built by humankind has set out to answer. Several of maxon’s electric drives are used for handling the soil samples—and to control the first Mars helicopter.

Will NASA, the US space agency, successfully land a fifth rover on Mars, allowing it to start its series of missions to bring Mars soil samples back to Earth? The rover named Perseverance will enter the atmosphere of the Red Planet on February 18th—after traveling a distance of more than 470 million kilometers.

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Motion Control - Linear Focus Actuator Features, 20 mm Clear Optical Path, <50 nanometer Repeatability, and <3 miliseconds Responce Time!

LFA-2010-Annimation-8-steps-01-4.5in


Forestville 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.

Click here for more information about this Linear Focus Actuator featuring <50 nanometer Repeatability, and <3 miliseconds Responce Time!


Motion Control - Maxon introduces a multi-axis controller for highly dynamic positioning tasks!

Maxon is launching the next generation of Motion Controllers with its MiniMACS6-AMP-4/50/10. The controller is ideal for use in applications where PLC solutions may be too expensive or cannot meet customer-specific requirements.

Maxon motion control Miniature Amplifier


Taunton, MA -- Motion Control Products - Maxon’s new multi-axis controller, the MiniMACS6-AMP-4/50/10, offers precise and highly dynamic control of up to six brushed DC motors or four brushless DC motors (up to 540 W continuous output power and 1.6 kW peak output power). The controller is an economical and compact solution for system designers who develop autonomous robots or shuttle systems

A significant advantage of the new multi-axis solution is that it is programmable with the comprehensive ApossIDE automation software and the license-free Motion Control Library (written in C). Integrated bus interfaces enable efficient data exchange with higher-level controllers; however, it is also possible to run complete process sequences autonomously, without a PLC or PC.

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Motion Control - XZ-Axis Motorized Linear Positioning Stages feature 1 Micron Repeatability from Optimal Engineering Systems, Inc. (OES)!

OES X-Z axis Stage features 1 Micron repeatability


Van Nuys, CA – -- Motion Control - OES (Optimal Engineering Systems) has added a new series of 15 mm, 30 mm, 50 mm, and 75 mm Linear Motion Positioning Stages to their broad selection of precision motion control components. Each of these motorized XZ-Axis Linear Positioning Stages features 1 micron repeatability and 10 micron positional accuracy. Both the X-axis (horizontal axis) and the Z-axis (vertical axis) have the travel lengths of 15 mm, 30 mm, 50 mm, and 75 mm and even longer to meet your application requirements.

The high precision 1 mm per turn lead screws and crossed roller bearings are used in these black anodized stages. They are deal for: Sampling, assembly, sorting, testing, laser drilling and machining, and positioning in lab and manufacturing environments.

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Motion Control - Netzer VLX-60 Two-Plate Ring Absolute Encoder for Harsh Environments is available from Electromate!

Electromate offers Netzer Absolute Endoders for Harsh Environments




Vaughan, Ontario, Canada -- Motion Control Components -- Netzer VLX encoders are ideal for OEM applications. Featuring an open frame, 2 plate design, the sensor is lightweight, highly tolerant to temperature, shock, EMI, RFI and magnetic fields. It offers a unique combination of high performance at an economical cost.

The VLX-60 is a new member of the VLX series of Electric Encoders™ a product line based on Netzer Precision Motion Sensor proprietary technology. EE products are characterized by features that enable unparalleled performance.

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Motion Control - Miniature 5/8 of an Inch Diameter Voice Coil Motor with Built-in Shaft Has High Speed, High Acceleration, and High Force to Size Ratio!

Motion Control Miniature Voice Coil Linear Actuator




Van Nuys, CA -- Motion Control - Moticont’s GVCM-016-010-01 Miniature Linear Voice Coil Motor (Linear DC Motor) has a high force to size ratio with 5.0 oz (1.4) continuous force and 15.7 oz (4.4 N) of peak force with a housing measuring just 0.625 in. (15.9 mm) dia. by 0.375 in. (9.5 mm) long. This motor features high acceleration/deceleration, high speed, high reliability, zero backlash and a 0.125 inch (3.2 mm) stroke length. This very small brushless servo motor is an ideal low cost replacement for pneumatic linear actuators.

Also called an Electric Cylinder, this linear actuator has a threaded 2-56 UNC-2A shaft for a backlash free connection. The housing and coil each have 2 2-56-UNC-2B threaded mounting holes on 0.25 in (6.35 mm) centers. The built in centered shaft facilitates the commissioning of the motor for easy integration into current and future applications.

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Motion Control- A Wide Variety of High-performance Drives from Maxon Motor!

maxon, high precision drive specialist, launches high-torque product innovations this Spring. These include higher performance flat motors, drives with higher torque output, and new additions to the GPX gearbox family.

Motion Control - Maxon Motor High Performance Drive


Taunton, MA -- Motion Control Components -The new, maxon EC-i 52 Power up brushless motor meets customer demands for industrial applications with higher torque. The new version of the EC-i 52 now achieves a torque of up to 1 Nm. This increase in performance is due to improved cooling, the ventilated version of the EC-i 52 Power up reaches 420 watts of nominal power.

Another addition to the EC-i family includes the, EC-i 40 High Torque 130 watt brushless motor. This drive was originally developed for power tool applications. To meet the high demand for higher-torque drives, maxon is mass producing the EC-i motor with an additional 34.8 mm in length. The versions with a fan offer up to 100 percent more power.

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Motion Control - NEW! High Speed Integrated Bearing and Drive System Features +/- 5 Microm Repeatability!

Motion Control  - High Speed Drive System




E. Longmeadow, MA --Motion Control - LM76 is the Exclusive North American Distributor of a new high speed integrated bearing and drive system featuring +/- 5 micron repeatability, and zero backlash! This new X-Axis BE125-10 Open Screw Drive System sets new standards for: Length of travel, speed, and precision for Cartesian Robots (robots that move in X,Y and Z axes according to Cartesian Coordinates also know as rectangular coordinates) and single axis linear stages!

The new X-Axis BE125-10 Open Screw Drive System is a compact linear stage measuring 125 mm (4.921 in.) wide x 86 mm (3.386 in.) high x 4391 mm (172.874 in.) long and can handle dynamic loads to 500 kg (1102 lbs). The standard stroke length is 4000 mm (157.480 in.) and custom stroke lengths to 10 m (32.8 ft) can be specified.

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Motion Control - New Galil DMC-21x5 Multi Axis Motion Controller is Available from Electromate!

Electromate offers Galil DMC 21x5 Multi Axis Controller

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Vaughan, Ontario, Canada -- Motion Control Components -- The DMC-21x5 is the latest addition to the Econo family and is an easy upgrade path from the long running DMC-21x3 series. The DMC-21x5 utilizes nearly all of the same peripherals as the DMC-21x3 controller, making the transition simple. The main difference between the DMC-21x5 and its predecessor is a state of the art ARM based processor that places its communication, command processing and memory capabilities on par with Galil’s line of current generation motion controllers, while still remaining at the Econo Series price of the DMC-21x3.

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Motion Control - Hybrid Air Bearing XZ Positioning System from H2W Technologies!

Motion Control - H2W Technologies Hybrid Air Bearing Positioning System




Santa Clarita, CA —-- Motion Control - This hybrid air bearing XZ positioning system uses H2W air bearing linear stepper motor STS-1220-AP4T (horizontal axis) and voice coil positioning stage VCS05-060-LB-01-MH (vertical Z-axis). The horizontal Air Bearing Linear Stepper motor has a 38.0 in [965 mm] stroke and generates 12.0 lbs [53.1 N] of continuous force. It is guided by precision roller bearings along the platen. Integral air bearings are used to maintain the required motor air gap. The vertical Z-axis motor has a 0.50 in [12.1mm] stroke; generates 6.0 lbs [26.7 N] of continuous force and 118.0 lbs [80.1 N] of peak force. The 1.0-micron resolution encoder allows for precise closed loop positioning. It comes supplied with bearings that allow smooth and rigid motion. The motor coil is the moving part of the assembly in order to reduce the moving mass of the axis.

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Motion Control - Ball Screws for Aerospace Applications from Steinmeyer!

Motion Control Steinmeyer Aerospace Ball Screws


Woburn, MA -- Steinmeyer develops customized solutions for many applications in the aerospace industry. Here are brief overviews of the possibilities of Steinmeyer Aerospace:

Flap-Actuators

For actuators in various flap applications, Steinmeyer offers a wide range of ball screw drives. Our designs are already proven in volume production over many years and have a variety of features. These include specific solutions with spherical and gimbal suspension as well as modular systems.

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Motion Control - Maxon Gearheads - Great power in Compact Form!

Motion Control Miniature GearheadsMicro gearheads from maxon with improved efficiency.




Taunton, MA -- Motion Control Products - Maxon has developed a unique upgrade in the form of a new product series for its standard micro gearhead: A wide range of performance improvements offer new opportunities.

The first ideas for the UP-gearhead were inspired by ESA's Mars project 'ExoMars' and NASA's 'Mars 2020' project, where there was a need to ensure the highest possible availability even in extreme environmental conditions.

This also directly affects further parameters of the drive system: Given the same input power, ie. using the same motor and the same motor control system, the gearhead can deliver 30% more torque. Or put another way: the same output power will require 23% less input power for the drive. This results in longer potential action time until the next charge cycle, particularly for battery-driven applications.

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Motion Control - eSMART HMI Series from Exor features Cloud-Based Solutions, available from Servo2Go!

Motion Control Exor eSmart Series is available from Servo2Go




Greenville, DE —-Motion Control Components - TThe New eSMART Series HMI products from Exor combine state-of-the-art features and top performance with an outstanding design. They have been designed to offer an outstanding price/performance ratio for challenging applications. They are the ideal choice for HMI applications including factory and building automation. Exor has taken the evolution of the eSMART range and gone much further. The series now includes JM4web, Browser widget, SQL4automation and our cloud-based solutions. These powerful applications open the potential use of the eSMART series. As such we have increased the number of certifications to be used in hazardous conditions.

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Motion Control - Select the Right Direct Drive, High Resolution Electric Cylinder with Integrated Encoder for Your Application!

Motion Control - Direct Drive, High Resolution Electric Cylinder with Integrated Encoder




Van Nuys, CA -- Motion Control - The SDLM-025-070-01-01 and SDLM-025-070-01-05 direct drive linear motors from Moticont, also known as electric cylinders, have built-in encoders, and feature: High acceleration, high speed, high resolution, zero backlash, and zero cogging. These compact direct drive linear motors with quiet linear plain bearings are just 1.00 in. (25.4 mm) in diameter and 2.75 in (69.9 mm) long. Protected inside the motor housings, are linear optical quadrature encoders which directly connects to the non rotating shaft for the greatest possible accuracy. Select only the degree of precision your application requires as the SDLM-025-070-01-01 has a resolution of 1.25 microns and the SDLM-025-070-01-05 has a resolution of 5.0 microns with a 10% savings in cost.

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Motion Control - Maxon EC-i 30 20W Motor with Integrated Electronics is available from Electromate!

Electromate offers Maxon 20W Integrated Servo Motor from Maxon




The EC-i30 20W Brushless Servo Motor with Integrated Electronics is available with an optional planetary gearhead, model GP32C, and can be customized specific to the needs of the application.

Features include:

  • Cost-effective
  • 20 Watt Rated
  • 24VDC winding
  • 4 Pole Pairs
  • Speed range 250 – 6060 RPM
  • Optional gearheads, encoders and drive electronics

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High Performance Parallelogram Voice Coil Positioning Stage From Equipment Solutions Is a Complete Positioning System!

Equipment Solutions Motion Control Compact Positioning Stage


Forestville, CA - Motion Control Components - The PVS-5.5 Parallelogram Voice Coil Stage from Equipment Solutions is a complete, compact high performance positioning system. This compact stage (37mm x 31 mm x 32 mm) weighing just 70 grams features a 5 mm clear aperture through the center of the motor and the friction free, flexure linking system. Non-linearity is <±0.5% throughout the stages 5 mm range of motion. PVS-5.5 Parallelogram Voice Coil Stage is ideal for optical focusing and micropositioning applications such as: Semiconductor, medical, optical testing, scanning microscopy, circuit board assembly, and micro manufacturing.

The PVS-5.5 Parallelogram Voice Coil Stage features a high force, frictionless voice coil motor and infinite life flexure system that provides superior responsiveness and accuracy (positioning resolution 75 nm) over conventional leadscrew or belt drives and produces the least amount of electrical noise of any motor currently available.

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Motion Control Products - Introducing the World’s Most Compact 1500 Watt Integrated Servo Motor available from Electromate!

Motion Control - JVL 1500 Watt Integrated Servo Motor

JVL presents a new AC Servo Motor with built-in controller, Nano-PLC and direct AC mains supply with same capacity and length as traditional servo motors.




Vaughan, Ontario, Canada -- Motion Control Products -- JVL, the European leader in the development of integrated servo and stepper motor technology, has now again developed a new and unique product in the field of integrated motor control

New Compact Motor

The MAC1500 motor sets completely new standards for the performance and size of servo controls. With a length of only 182mm for a 1500W motor with a torque of 4.78/14.3 Nm at 3000rpm, this MAC motor matches the size of traditional servo motors without built-in controllers with flange 130x130mm. This has only been possible through the use of extremely compact motors and the development of electronics and mechanics that utilise the latest technologies and manufacturing methods. So what about vibrations and temperature? As with the other integrated servo motors in the range (50-4500W), both the motor and all electronic components have been specifically selected to withstand the rigorous demands required by industrial use.

Click here for more information about this World's Most Compact 1500 Watt Integrated Servo Motor!


Motion Control - Yaw and Pitch Stages for the Precise Measurement of Angles or the Curvature of an Object!

OES Yaw and Pitch Stages


Van Nuys, CA – OES (Optimal Engineering Systems, Inc.) has introduced three high accuracy Yaw-Pitch stages. The YP110-10-01 (stepper motor driven), the YP110-10-02 (brushless servo motor driven) and the YP110-10-03 (DC servo motor driven). The Yaw-Pitch stages are ideal for the precise measurement of angles or the curvature of an object.

The pitch stage has cross roller guides and a range of travel of +/- 10 degrees. The maximum speed is 14 degrees per second with stepper motor driven version and 90 degrees per second with the servo motor driven versions.  The 65 mm x 65 mm table has a precise pattern of threaded holes for fixtures or tooling and has an accuracy of 0.05 degrees and repeatability of +/-  0.01 degrees.

Click here for more information about these stages for the precise measurement of angles or curvature of an object!


Motion Control Application - Please smile with maxon motors!

Maxon motion control application - Leica Camera Shutter

Digital SLR cameras can deliver extremely sharp photos – regardless of whether the photo-grapher is a professional or a hobbyist. Not only does the skill of the photographer, but also the technology inside the camera play a key role. maxon drive systems help to create lightning-fast images.


Fall River, MA -- Motion Control Components Application - A maxon A-max 12 with precious metal brushes is installed in the central shutter of the S lens. The maxon A max program stands for high-quality DC motors with an optimal price/performance ratio.

With its Leica S system, camera manufacturer Leica offers a unique combination of performance features for digital photography. It combines the image quality of a medium-format camera with the handling, speed and flexibility of a small-format camera. The lenses used in the Leica S system have a built-in dedicated processor for controlling the auto focus. The lenses are also available with a central shutter for maximum flexibility when using a flash. Besides the focal-plane shutter, which is integrated in the camera, the central shutter is one of two common designs. The central shutter is typically located at a “central” position in the lens assembly, between the optical lens elements. It consists of several blades arranged around the optical axis in a concentric pattern. When the shutter release of the camera is pressed, the blades snap back from this axis synchronously and let the light fall on the sensor.

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Motion Control - Steinmeyer Celebrates 100 Year Anniversary!

Motion Control - Steinmeyer Celebrates 100 Year Anniversary


Woburn, MA, USA, - Steinmeyer, the German-based maker of precision ball screws, marks its 100-year anniversary in 2020. The company was founded by August Steinmeyer in 1920 as a precision thread grinding shop and soon began producing micrometers as its first product. In 1965, Steinmeyer began manufacturing its signature product, precision ground ball screws. Today, it employs over 400 workers at its Albstadt, Germany headquarters, the site of its founding. Steinmeyer now crafts an expansive line of ground, rolled and aerospace ball screws that are used in a wide range of linear motion applications.

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Miniature Linear Focus Actuator Features <50 Nanometer Positioning Resolution!

Equipment Solutions Linear Focus Actuator

LFA-1007 Linear Focus Actuator: 10mm clear aperture, 7mm range of motion, <50 nanometer positioning resolution, 50 grams moving mass, 70 x 70 x 50 (600g)




Forestville, CA -- The LFA-1007 is a high performance compact positioning actuator. It was specifically developed for applications requiring both high precision and high-speed positioning over a short to medium stroke. This product mates the voice coil motor to a perfectly smooth flexure guidance system and a very high resolution position feedback encoder. The LFA is well suited for optical focusing and other micro-positioning applications in markets such as semiconductor, medical, optical testing, scanning microscopy, circuit board assembly and micro manufacturing. The LFA-1007 has a 10 mm diameter clear aperture through its center, and 7mm of available stroke. Different configurations of stroke length, force constant, optic mounting, and other options are available as needed. The LFA1007 come stock with either a c-mount thread or a 12.7 mm diameter lens socket. Other threaded holes also exist.

Click here for more information about this Miniature Linear Focus Actuator from EquipmentSolutions


Motion Control Products - Harmonic Drive's New CSF-ULW Ultra-Light Weight Gearhead available from Electromate!

Electromate offers Utra Light Gearhead by Harmonic Drive




Vaughan, Ontario, Canada -- Motion Control Products - Introducing the new CSF-ULW ultra-light weight gearhead series from Harmonic Drive LLC. This series features a newly engineered lightweight structure with an ultra-compact shape.

The CSF-ULW is a housed zero backlash Harmonic Drive® component gearset combined with a precision cross roller output bearing & flange. The CSF-ULW is available in two sizes, with three reduction ratio’s per size. The ULW series maintains the same performance standards as the popular CSF-2UH series.

Click here for more information about this Ultra-Light Harmonic Drive Gearhead available from Electromate


Motion Control - Linear Brush-Type Servo Amplifier

Motion Control - H2W Technologies Linear Servo Amplifier




Santa Clarita, CA —-- Motion Control - H2W introduces a new DC Linear Brush-Type Servo Amplifier (LCAM 5/15) that is ideally suited to drive our complete line of voice coil linear actuators. Linear amplifiers allow the current to flow continuously to the motor which prevents any dead-band issues that occur in many PWM type amplifiers. Additionally, linear amplifiers have low EMI, and no audible noise that also can be found in many PWM type amplifiers. Therefore because of their high current loop bandwidth, coupled with a low EMI, this leads to a smooth motion profile, which makes linear amplifiers the best choice for high precision applications. They are often used in precision stages to drive linear motors or voice coil actuators in semiconductor, medical, and optical equipment, since most voice coil actuators have very low inductance windings (less than 1 mH), this makes a linear servo amplifier the preferred method to drive voice coils.

Click here for more information about the H2W Technologies Linear Amplifier


Drive specialist maxon, renowned for its Mars motors, is joining forces with the robotics startup ANYbotics!

Maxon partners with ANYbotics

Drive specialist maxon, renowned for its Mars motors, is joining forces with the robotics startup ANYbotics and will in future supply the drive systems of the autonomous ANYmal inspection robot. The robot will soon be marketed in large quantities. This cooperation will also benefit maxon, since ANYbotics provides important robotics know-how and is currently the most successful young company in this field.


Taunton, MA -- Motion Control -A solid partnership: maxon and ANYbotics are entering into a close, long-term collaboration and are thus strengthening Switzerland as a prime location for robotics. One of the decisions made by the two partners is that maxon, as global drive specialist, will handle the future development and production of the actuators for ANYmal. ANYmal is an autonomous, four-legged robot that is capable of inspecting and monitoring industrial systems and is destined to also take on dangerous maintenance tasks in the future. The robot can even cope with difficult infrastructures such as stairs and inclines, and is used in a wide variety of industries.

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Motion Control - Harmonic Drive Releases New HPN-RA Harmonic Planetary Right Angle Value Series Gearhead available from Electromate!

Electromate offers Right Angle Plaentary Gearheads from Harmonic Drive




Vaughan, Ontario, Canada -- Motion Control Components -- The popular HPN Harmonic Planetary® value series from Harmonic Drive LLC is now available in a right angle configuration. The HPN-RA provides a low cost solution without the need to compromise on quality or performance.

The HPN-RA Series features helical gears for High –Torque, quiet performance and long life. Backlash of <6 arc minutes (for single stage) is maintained for the life of the gear. Large radial ball bearings support the output shaft for high load capacity. HPN-RA Harmonic Planetary® gears are available with a smooth output shaft or a shaft with a key and tapped center hole.

The HPN-RA gearheads are available with short lead times and are designed to couple to any servo or stepper motor with our Quick Connect® mounting system.

Click here for more information about Right Angle Harmonic Drive Gearheads from Electromate


Motion Control - Compact, High Resolution Resonant Scanner Features Wide Frequency Range and Fully Integrated Control & Drive Electronics!

Equipment Solutions miniature Autocollimator


Forestville, CA -- The RS-25 Resonant Scanner from Equipment Solutions is optimized for applications that typically require a means to scan an optical beam. This motion control resonant scanner is a very efficient means of oscillating or vibrating a mirror or similar load at a fixed frequency. Up to a 25 mm diameter mirror can be set at the factory to oscillate at a fixed frequency of 20 Hz to 550 Hz, and mirror sweep can be adjusted to a total of 90 degrees optical. The very compact RS-25 Resonant Scanner measurers just 25 x 58 x 21 mm and all electronics necessary to control and drive the scanner are fully integrated. Typical applications include: 3D laser digitizing & measurement, printing, raster scanners, laser projectors, laser marking, laser range finding, barcode scanning, confocal microscopy, FLIR, retinal image acquisition, semiconductor inspection, laser tuning, and biological and medical research.

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Motion Control - Compact, Open Aperture Voice Coil Stages Features 1 Micron and 30 Micron Positioning Resolutions!

MotiCont - Motion Control Hollow Core Voice Coil Stage




Van Nuys, CA - Motion Control - The compact open aperture HCDS-051-032-013-01-B1-30 and the HCDS-051-032-013-01-B1-01 Voice Coil Stages from Moticont have a foot print of just 2.000 in. (50.8 mm) wide by 5.000 in (127.0 mm) long and feature positioning resolutions of 30 microns and just 1 micron respectively. These precision stages allow the user to select the level of precision needed for an application.

The 1 micron resolution HCDS-051-032-013-01-B1-01 Voice Coil Stage features cross roller linear bearings whereas the 30 micron HCDS-051-032-013-01-B1-30 Voice Coil Stage uses linear ball bearings. Each of these stages has a 0.97 in. (24.6 mm) range of motion with 6.3 lb. (28.2 N) of continuous force and 20.0 lb (89.9 N) peak force. These brushless, clean, quiet, efficient, low inertia, high acceleration, zero cogging and high speed voice coil driven stages have a built-in home switch for accurate initialization. As the coil is fixed and the magnetic assembly moves, there are no moving electrical components to fail.

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Motion Control - JVL Integrated Motors Featuring Fast and Easy Setup for Rockwell Automation/Allen-Bradley PLC’s Are Available from Electromate!

Electromate- JVL Integrated Motors Featuring Fast and Easy Setup for Rockwell Automation/Allen-Bradley PLCxs




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.

Click here for more information about this Integrated Motor from JVL


Motion Control - Even Stronger, Even Smaller

Maxon motion control IDX-Integrated motor


Fall River, MA -- Motion Control - See the new modular compact drive that was developed especially for applications in industrial and logistics automation. The IDX drive combines a powerful, brushless EC-i motor and an EPOS4 positioning controller, which can be complemented with a maxon planetary gearhead when required. This drive stands out for its high efficiency, maintenance-free components, and a high-quality industrial housing with IP65 protection. It also features configurable digital and analog inputs and outputs, and intuitive software enabling easy commissioning and integration into master systems.

Click here for more information about this IDX-Drive and Controller from Maxon


Motion Control - Low Profile XY Voice Coil Positioning Stage

H2W Technologies Voice Coil Positioning Stage - VCS06-MXY




Santa Clarita, CA —-- Motion Control - H2W Technologies introduces a high acceleration, voice coil driven, XY positioning stage with a precision bearing system, which minimizes the amount of pitch, yaw, and roll in the system. The voice coil stage (VCS06-010-BS-01-MXY) is a closed loop positioning system that can be used for positioning applications. The stage utilizes a custom low-profile design that utilizes a unique electromagnetic circuit design. The motor has a two-axis planar coil assembly that interacts with a common magnetic circuit. This circuit design allows for a minimal overall height of 2.085 inches [53 mm]. Each axis has a 0.62" [15.8 mm] stroke; generate 0.75 lbs [3.3 N] of continuous force and 2.25 lbs [10 N] of peak force.

Click here for more information about this XY Voice Coil Positioning Stage


Motion Control - Motorized Yaw-Pitch-Roll Stages Available from OES!

Motion Control - OES Yaw-Pitch-Roll Stages


Van Nuys, CA – -- Motion Control - Three new high accuracy Yaw-Pitch-Roll stages have been introduced by OES (Optimal Engineering Systems, Inc.), the YPR100-10-15-01 (stepper motor driven - pictured), the YPR100-10-15-02 (brushless servo motor driven) and the YPR100-10-15-03 (DC servo motor driven). These Yaw-Pitch-Roll stages are ideal for the precise measurement of compound angles or the curvature of an object. The Yaw axis (bottom stage) is capable of rotation of large angles and features a 180:1 ratio gear. The positional accuracy is 0.05 degrees and repeatability is +/- 0.01 degrees. The Pitch axis (middle stage) has cross roller guides and a range of travel of +/- 10 degrees and has an accuracy of 0.05 degrees and repeatability of +/-  0.01 degrees.

Click here for more information about these Yaw, Pitch, and Roll Stages


Motion Control - Servo Controlled Amplifier for Non-Commutated Motor from Equipment Soultions!

Equipment Solutions miniature Servo Controlled Amplifier


Forestville, CA, - Motion Control - The SCA814 Linear Servo Controller was specifically designed to control single phase, non-comutated devices like voice coil motors. like it's field proven predecessor the SCA754 is a high performance single axis DC motor controller and amplifier system. It is comprised of a highly integrated single PC board level product with a cohesive interface. This card provides current amplification and analog servo control interfaces. The single-phase characteristic of the current amplifier makes it particularly well suited for DC motors such as galvanometers and voice coils. It was specifically developed for control of motor applications requiring both high temporal and spatial servo precision, such as machine vision, inspection, scientific imaging, medical imaging and other business applications. This amplifier interfaces directly to many of the Equipment Solution motor/stage solutions.

Click here for more information about this Servo Controlled Amplifier from Equipment Solutions


High Performance Servo Gearbox is ideal for Cyclic or Continuous High Speed Applications!

Electromate offers GAM's Planetary Gearbox

Motion Control Components - The SPH inline planetary gearbox available from Electromate is GAM’s latest solution for today’s demanding motion control challenges!


Vaughan, Ontario, Canada -- Motion Control Components -- It is available in six frame sizes with nominal torque ratings from 15 to up to 900Nm. The SPH features precision cut helical gears that are ground for smoothness, quiet operation, and high accuracies. The face width of the SPH gears are up to 70% longer than the gears in comparable gearboxes on the market, which means more tooth contact and greater overall torque density. To carry the higher torques, SPH gears are case hardened which imparts strength deeper into the gear compared to nitriding which hardens just the surface. With several output configurations available, machine integration is simplified.

Click here for more information about this Planetary Gearbox available from Electromate


Motion Control - Innovative End Cap Return Enables Quiet Screws!

Motion Control Quiet Ball Screws


Question - Can Ball Screws be any quieter?

Answer - YES! The Steinmeyer, "Quiet Series", Ball Screws featuring innovative end caps reduces noise by 50%!




Woburn, MA - Ball screws with high leads and high linear speeds are notoriously noisy. The loading and unloading of the balls against the return is the main source of noise. With steel balls and steel returns, this cycling can create a loud “whirling” sound at high speeds, especially when using preloaded ball nuts. Steinmeyer has been researching this issue, and recently announced some important results involving process improvements that may yield benefits across most of our product range.

Meanwhile, on the design side, the innovative plastic end caps provide a solution for small diameter screws. As shown in the 3D drawing below, the steel body (blue) has an integrated flange and “through the nut” ball recirculation. The plastic end caps (gray) provide quiet return, and may also include integrated combination wipers (not shown).

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Motion Control - Maxon drives are heading to the Red Planet with NASA’s Perseverance Rover!

Maxon motion control application - Maxon - NASA Rover Perserverance

In July, NASA will be sending its fifth rover to Mars. Its main mission is to collect soil samples that will be analyzed on Earth at a later time. The rover will also carry a helicopter that will perform the first flights on the Red Planet. maxon's precision DC and BLDC motors will be used for numerous mission-critical tasks.


Taunton, MA -- Motion Control Components Application - maxon drive systems are very familiar with Mars. Our drives have been used in virtually every successful robotic mission over the last three decades. There are now more than 100 of them on the Red Planet and there are likely to be more soon. The launch window for NASA's next mission opens on July 22nd. An Atlas V rocket will launch the new Perseverance rover on its way to Mars, where it will be searching for signs of previous life on the planet. Its most important job is to take multiple soil samples, seal them in containers and deposit them on the surface of Mars so that a future mission can return them to Earth. Several maxon motors will be used to handle the samples inside the rover. For example, maxon DC motors are installed in the robotic arm, which moves the samples from station to station. Maxon motors will also be used for sealing and depositing the sample containers.

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Motion Control - Low Cost, Highly Reliable Solenoid Control Modules Available from OES!

OES Solenoid Control Modules



Van Nuys, CA – -- Motion Control Components– - Optimal Engineering Systems, Inc. (OES) offers seven types of advance solenoid control modules including: Pick-and-Hold Driver, Proportional (PWM) Driver, Closed Loop Solenoid Process Control, Pick-and-Drop, Load On-Off Power Cycling, Dual Proportional Valve Controller, and Serially Controlled Solenoid Driver modules. Applications of these compact modules measuring just 3.000 in. x 3.000 in. include: Solenoids, valves, actuators (including Voice Coils), DC motors, electromagnets, hydraulics, LEDs, power amplifiers for electro-pneumatic proportional valves, and pressure and flow control valves.

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Motion Control - Linear Focus Actuator from Equipment Solutions!

Equipment Solutions Linear Focus Actuator



Forestville, CA - The LFA-1205 Linear Focus Actuator is a high performance compact positioning system.  It was specifically developed for optical applications requiring both high precision and high-speed positioning over a short to medium stroke.  The LFA-1205 is well suited for optical focusing and other micropositioning applications such as scanning interferometry, surface structure analysis, disk drive testing, autofocus systems, confocal microscopy, bio-technology, semiconductor test equipment.  Note that this motor is normally configured with an analog position feedback sensor and can be optionally equipped with a digital quadrature feedback element.    The key to this products immense success is its novel tubular architecture.  This arrangement provides a means to send the optical path directly through the middle of the motor.  The moving optic attached to the motors 'C-mount' is not cantilevered and so has no torques.  The LFA-1205 Linear Focus Actuator is directly compatible with the SCA814 Servo Controlled Amplifier.

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Motion Control - Hollow Shaft Non-Commutated Actuator.

H2W Technologies Hollow Shaft Linear Motion Actuator





Santa Clarita, CA —-- Motion Control - H2W introduces its most compact moving magnet actuator with a hole through the shaft. The voice coil actuator (NCM01-04-001-2IBH) can be operated under either open or closed loop position control and is ideal for controlled sinusoidal motion applications (1 to 1000 Hz for open loop applications and 1 to 125 Hz for closed loop applications). The NCM moving magnet type linear actuator has a precision ground 0.125” diameter shaft that is guided by precision manufactured high cycle low-wear plastic bushings. The shaft has a 0.059” hole that goes through the shaft which is ideal for routing a fiber optic cable, passing light through, or routing an air hose for vacuum or pressurized air.

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Motion Control Components - 20 mm Linear Stepper Motor now available from Nippon Pulse are available from Electromate!

Electromate offers Smallest Linear Stepper Motor





Vaughan, Ontario, Canada -- Motion Control Components -- Nippon Pulse is excited to introduce its smallest linear stepper motor yet, the PFL20 Linearstep. The PFL20 is a highly efficient, high thrust tin-can linear actuator with a 20mm diameter and a bipolar winding.

PFL20 is RoHS-compliant, has a 30/60mm effective stroke, and can reach 6 N of force at 200 pps. With 24 steps per revolution, the lead screw has a 1.2mm thread pitch; the PFL20 also reaches 5V rated voltage, resistance of 33 Ohms/phase and inductance of 12mH/phase. The datasheet with additional specifications can be found here.

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Motion Control - Precisely Measure Curvature and Angles with New Dual-axis Pitch and Roll Stages!

OES Dual-axis Stage Precisely Measures Curvature and Angles.

Van Nuys, CA – The precise measurements of angles and the curvature of objects are easily determined using two new Pitch and Roll stages just introduced by OES (Optimal Engineering Systems, Inc.). The PR100-45-01 (pictured) is driven by stepper motors and the PR100-45-02 is driven by brushless servo motors with quadrature incremental optical encoders.

The Pitch axis (lower stage) is a high precision goniometer stage which features preloaded cross roller guides and a high ratio worm drive for smooth motion over a range of travel of +/- 45 degrees. It has a typical accuracy of 0.05 degrees and repeatability of +/- 0.01 degrees. Additionally, this axis has end-of-travel limit switches.

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Motion Control - Long Travel and High Torque Rotary Voice Coil Actuators from H2W Technologies!

Motion Control - Long Travel - High Torque Rotary Voice Coil Actuators from H2W!

Santa Clarita, CA -- Motion Control - H2W Technologies has developed several high torque rotary voice coil actuators, otherwise known as a limited angle torque motors or LATs. The model TWR-034-800-1RC was designed to allow for a relatively low moving mass and inertia, as well as a long rotary stroke of 34 degrees [0.59 radians] on a 11.4” [290 mm] arm, which equates to a travel of 6.75 inches [171.5 mm] which is long travel for this style of actuator, which typically restrained to an equivalent linear travel of 2 inches [50.8 mm]. This rotary voice coil actuator can generate a continuous torque of 1400 in-oz [9.8 N-m] and a peak torque of 4200 in-oz [29 N-m] at a duty cycle of 10% (i.e. 1 second on, and 9 seconds off) in each coil on a 11.4 inch [290 mm] rotation arm.  The TWR-034-800-1RC has a total angular displacement of  34 degrees [0.59 radians] and a motor constant of 275 in-oz/sqrt(watt) [1.92 N-m/sqrt(watt)].

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Motion Control Components Application Exoskeleton ! - Maxon Driven - Focus - 2020 Cybathlon!

"People with disabilities are only disabled if they come up against the insurmountable. But where do the obstacles in our everyday lives come from? From barriers in our minds" ... Cybathlon founder Robert Riener.

Maxon motion control application - 2020 Cybathlon

Taunton, MA -- Motion Control Components Application - maxon’s DRIVEN magazine just released a special issue focusing on the 2020 CYBATHLON to be held in Zurich on September 19th and 20th.This is an event where people with physical disabilities compete against each other in obstacle courses with the use of assistance systems such as exoskeletons, bionics prostheses and motorized wheelchairs.

CYBATHLON is so much more than a competition, it is intended to serve as a platform between technology developers, people with disabilities and the public.

Click here for more information 2020 Cybathlon Edition of Driven Magazine


Motion Control - Two Axis X-Theta Positioning System from H2W Technologies

H2W Technologies Two-Axis X-Theta Positioning System

Santa Clarita, CA —-- Motion Control - The SRT-030/360-026-01 is a two axis X-Theta positioning system ideal for precision motion control applications that require coordinated linear and rotary positioning. The 2 axis system consists of a rotary DC servo motor with encoder mounted to a moving brushless linear motor driven positioning stage.

The linear axis uses an H2W brushless linear motor BLDM-C08 to generate a continuous force of 26 lb [115.5 N] and a peak force of 78 lb [347 N] with a stroke length of 30 in [768 mm]. The non-contact 1 micron resolution linear encoder allows for precise positioning along the linear axis. It is guided by a pair of precision recirculating linear ball bearings.

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Motion Control - Trust Steinmeyer for Linear Mechanism Solutions!

Motion Control Components - Custim Linear Mechanisms

Turn to Steinmeyer for Design and Assembly of Custom Linear Mechanisms for your Precision Positioning Systems

Modern mechatronic systems consist of numerous precision components that must be assembled in complex configurations. Steinmeyer Mechatronik, a division of Steinmeyer, offers design and assembly services of custom linear mechanisms in a variety of applications. We have a deep background in medical devices, laboratory instrumentation, optical inspection & semiconductor positioning. Our engineers can implement your finished design or optimize your concept

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Motion Control - COVID-19 - Linear Actuators for Medical Ventilators and Respirators Available in OEM Quantities!

Motion Control Linear Actuators for Ventilators in dealing with COVID-19


Van Nuys, CA - Motion Control - During the COVID-19 pandemic engineers and designers of medical devices are working 24/7 to design and manufacture critically needed life support and testing equipment. Moticont has a proud history of supplying precise, reliable voice coil linear actuators used in medical ventilators and respirators, and will be especially quick to respond to the need for actuators in OEM quantities as well as requests for custom prototypes.

Moticont manufactures three lines of linear voice coil actuators that are ideally suited for medical ventilators, respirators, and dispensing of reagents.

Click here for more information about Ventilator Actuators from Moticont


Motion Control - Important Information for Ventilator Manufacturers from Electromate!

Electromate - Information to Ventilator Manufacturers


Vaughan, Ontario, Canada -- Motion Control Components -- COVID-19 has caused a significant shortage of ventilators for the most seriously ill patients. We are facing a global shortage of equipment and have precious little time to respond.

Electromate is a mechanical ventilator component supplier and works with a number of manufacturing partners that supply crucial components needed to build more ventilators.

Click here for more information about Ventilator components from Electromate


Motion Control - COVID -19 - Protection Against Contamination: Breathing Clean Air!

Maxon DC motors are used in the blower components of high-quality protection suits.

Motion Control - Maxon Motors help fight COVID-19 with motor for protection suit!

Taunton, MA -Motion Control - Protection suits containing an air blower element that fills the entire suit with clean air, have been used by health professionals when faced with contaminated environments. The COVID-19 pandemic is an unprecedented situation where these type of suits have been utilized. Maxon DC brushless motors are found inside these specialized suits. The DC motor is efficient, high-speed and robust.

Maxon was selected for the compact and lightweight DC motor design, ironless winding, strong magnet and producing very little vibration and noise output. Most importantly, a brushless DC motor was mandatory as a brushed motor may cause sparks that would ignite within the suit.

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Linear Stage Features Sub-micron Positioning, 10 mm Clear Aperture, and High Accelation!

Equipment Solutions VCS1010 Miniature Linear Stage

Forestville, CA - Motion Control - Equipment Solutions’ Series of VCS-10 Voice Coil Stages feature: Sub-micron positioning, high acceleration, digital and/or analog position sensors, and are available with a 10 mm clear aperture! These high acceleration stages (50 G's no load), have 10 mm of linear motion and < 3 millisecond step response time. The customizable VCS-10 Series of linear position stages are ideal for high speed, high precision optical and laser focusing applications in: Medical, semiconductor inspection and manufacturing, scanning microscopy, and micro machining/manufacturing.

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To: OEMs "Tooling Up" for Urgently Needed Medical Products! Use FDA Compliant Off-the-Shelf Linear Motion Components!

Linear Motion Control  - LM76 FDA Compliant Components for Medical Devices and Manufacturing Equipment | COVID-19!

E. Longmeadow, MA -- Motion Control Components - Linear Motion - In dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic many companies have volunteered or been requested to produce urgently needed medical products such as: Masks, gowns, and ventilators. "Tooling Up" quickly to produce medical grade products for some companies can bring challenges. In addition to needing FDA compliant materials that will be used in the actual masks, gowns, and ventilators, the tooling used to manufacture these products may also need to meet FDA compliance standards. Depending on the product being manufactured, the tooling may need to be: Washed down using caustic chemicals, cleaned with high pressure steam, or sterilized with high Intensity Ultra Violet light or radiation.

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Voice Coil Actuators Used in Ventilators Available in 4 Weeks from Receipt of Order!

H2W Technologies Voice Coil Actuator for Medical Ventilators


When three-phase AC power is applied to the primary, a travelling electromagnetic flux wave is induced and moves relative to the primary. The wave induces an electric current in the conductive reaction plate. The induced electric current interacts with the magnetic flux to produce a linear force. The speed of the motor can be varied by changing the input frequency using an adjustable frequency drive.

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Motion Control - High Precision, Compact 300 mm, Hollow Core, Motorized Rotary Stage Available from OES!

High Precision Rotary Stage with hollow core

Van Nuys, CA – -- Motion Control - The new AY110-300 Motorized Rotary Stage from Optimal Engineering Systems, Inc. (OES) features a large 180 mm (7.087 in.) open aperture. This precision, large open aperture (hollow core), low profile stage is just 65 mm (2.559 in.) high and it's foot print is only 303 mm by 319 mm (11.929 in. by 12.559 in.) not including the motor. The rotary table of the stage has a precise pattern of threaded holes for mounting custom tooling and fixtures, and holes in the base for easy integration into new and existing applications. The diameter of the rotary table is 300 mm (11.811 in.) and the range of travel is a full 360o, and it is capable of continuous rotation. The table is driven by a smooth 288:1 worm gear and has a resolution of 0.000625o with a 10 micro-step per step stepper motor driver. The AY110-300 Rotary Stage is also available with a servo motor and optical encoder. The standard model is equipped with stepper motor and a is a knob for manual adjustment which can be replaced with an optical encoder for precision position verification.

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Motion Control - Steinmeyer Miniature Ball Screws: Widest Size Selection in the Industry!

Motion Control Precision Miniature Ball Screws

Woburn, MA --Motion Control - We are very proud of our miniature screw product line. It features shaft diameters down to 3 mm, and pitch down to 0.5 mm. All of our screws are available with either cylindrical, threaded or flanged nuts, or a custom nut of your own design.

Miniature ball screw drives are primarily used in the semiconductor industry, as well as in optical, medical and measurement engineering applications. Our portfolio of miniature ball screw drives offers a total of 5 different nut shapes for your mounting design. The nuts can be provided either with preloading (for zero backlash) or axial play.

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New QTR Series Torque Motors by Tecnotion Are Available from Electromate!

Electromate offers Torque Motors from Tecnotion


Vaughan, Ontario, Canada -- Motion Control Components -- Tecnotion, long known as "The Linear Motor Company" entered the rotary torque motor market last year with a new design for torque motors. By new design, we mean the magnetic design is optimized for maximum flux density and copper fill to provide very high torque to volume ratios.

Manufactured in volume, these new Tecnotion Torque motors feature encapsulated windings and include two types of thermistors as standard features at very competitive pricing. Tecnotion offers motor sizes from 68mm to 160 mm diameters, to date, these motors pack serious power and will work with any servo drives in the market, or of your design.

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Motion Control - Practical Low Cost Roller Block and Rail System!

Linear Motion Control  - LM76 Roller Block and Rail System!

Longmeadow, MA Motion -- Control Components - Linear Motion - The Transporter 2 Roller Block and Rail system from LM76 is just that...practical. A black anodized aluminum carriage plate which features 4 plastic wheels pressed over ABEC 1 roller bearings. Transporter's rail features a ceramic coated aluminum extrusion which offers a hard, extremely durable running surface. Transporter 2 offers 2 carriage plate designs: Option 1 is a standard block with 4) 10-32 mounting holes. Option 2 is a longer and more narrow block with 4) 10-32 mounting holes and a hand lock assembly. This low friction, maintenance free system is superb for sliding doors, manual assembly lines, camera motion and any other applications where low friction motion is required. Transporter is not for high loads or moment loading or for applications which require high speed, critical accuracy or wash down.

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Motion Control - Two Axis X-Theta Positioning System from H2W Technologies!

H2W Technologies XY-Theta Positioning System

Santa Clarita, CA —-- Motion Control - H2W Technologies introduces a high acceleration, voice coil driven, XY-Theta positioning stage with a precision bearing system, which minimizes the amount of pitch, yaw, and roll in the system.  The voice coil stage (VCS02-005-BS-01-MXYTh) is a closed loop positioning system that can be used for positioning applications that require a limited rotation theta stage integrated. The stage utilizes a custom low-profile design that utilizes a unique electromagnetic circuit design. The motor has a two-axis planar coil assembly that interacts with a common magnetic circuit.  This circuit design allows for a minimal overall height of 2.93 inches [74.5 mm].

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Motion Control - Digital Servo Amplifiers for Embedded Applications!

Motion Control Digital Servo Amplifiers for Embedded Applications from Servo2Go


Servo2Go.com announces the release of the DZRALTE Series of High Performance Digital Servo Drives from Advanced Motion Controls of Camarillo, CA, which are engineered to conquer the most demanding industrial applications!

The DZRALTE Series are digital servo drives that control brushed & brushless servomotors in a compact form factor which make them ideal for embedded applications. These fully digital drives operate in torque, velocity, or position mode and employ Space Vector Modulation (SVM) which results in higher bus voltage utilization and reduced heat dissipation compared to traditional PWM drives. The command source can be generated internally or can be supplied externally. In addition to motor control, these drives feature dedicated and programmable digital and analog inputs and outputs to enhance interfacing with external controllers and devices.

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Motion Control Components - Now In Stock - Steinmeyer Miniature Ball Screws!

Motion Control Components - Steinmeyer - In Stock Miniature Ball Screws

Woburn, MA --Motion Control Components –-- Steinmeyer announces the expansion of its program that stocks a selection of our German made, miniature ball screws in our US warehouse. Now there’s even more to choose from – and they’re available for immediate shipment!

Obtaining a Steinmeyer miniature ball screw is faster and easier than ever! This program is ideal for engineers needing miniature ball screws for early-stage development of precision machines, instruments and devices.

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Smaller in Diameter than a US Quarter, This Miniature Voice Coil Motor Has a High Force-to-Size Ratio!

MotiCont-Motion Control Voice Coil Motor smaller than US Quarter


Van Nuys, CA - Motion Control Components - Smaller in diameter than a United States quarter, the miniature Linear Voice Coil Motor, LVCM-019-016-02, from Moticont has a high force-to-size ratio! It produces 8.9 oz. (2.5 N) of continuous force and 28.0 oz. (7.8 N) of peak force in a compact 0.750 in. (19.1 mm) diameter x 0.94 in. (23.8 mm) long envelope (at mid stroke). This high speed motor has zero cogging and features high accuracy, and high repeatability to less than1 μm (0.00004 in.) when operated in a closed loop as a DC servo motor. This clean, quiet, efficient, low inertia, high acceleration, miniature voice coil motor is ideal for applications such as: Pick-and-place, testing, laser steering, laser speckle reduction, mirror positioning, scanning, oscillation, switching, and hand held medical, dental, or industrial applications.

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Motion Control - XY-Theta Alignment Stage Featuring High Resolution and High Repeatability Is Available from OES!

OES Motorized XY Theta Alignment Stage

Van Nuys, CA – -- Motion Control Components - Alignment Stage - The XYR-03-01 Alignment Stage from Optimal Engineering Systems, Inc. (OES) is a high resolution, high repeatability XY-Theta stage for such applications as: Angular glass cutting and grinding, wafer alignment, semiconductor handling, laser cutting and drilling. The linear resolution of the X and Y axis is 5µ (non-micro-step) or 0.125µ (20 micro-steps per step motor driver in use), the repeatability is 1.5µ, and positional accuracy is 5µ. The 1 mm per-turn lead screws and preloaded V-groove and crossed roller bearings add to the high precision and stiffness of the XYR-03-01 alignment stage. The linear travel of the X and Y axes is 50 mm x 50 mm.

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Customizable Lintech 100 Series Screw Driven Linear Stages That Ship In 1 Week Are Available from Electromate!

Electromate - Lintech Linear Stages


Vaughan, Ontario, Canada -- Motion Control Components --

Acme Screw or Ball Screw Driven Linear Motion:

The Lintech 100 series linear positioning slides are designed to maximize performance while minimizing physical size and cost. These linear slides use a low friction, preloaded, recirculating linear ball bearing system, which ride on precision ground linear square rail guide. The linear profile rails are mounted to a precision machined aluminum base, which offers a rigid support over the entire travel of the table's carriage. The load is mounted to a precision machined aluminum carriage, which has threaded stainless steel inserts for high strength and wear life.

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CERAMICSPEED Bearing Units Are FDA Compliant!

Linear Motion Control  - LM76 CERAMICSPEED Radial Bearings for High Load, and FDA Applications!

E. Longmeadow, MA – LM76 is continuing to expand its FDA compliant radial and linear bearing product lines. CERAMICSPEED Bearing Units are the latest additions. Bearings used in the food and beverage industry have to be reliable, easily cleaned, and require only minimal maintenance. CERAMICSPEED Bearing Units featuring FDA-approved Si3N4 (Silicon Nitride) balls have extremely long service life as Si3N4 balls are 2 times harder than steel balls and 4 times smoother. This means, CERAMICSPEED Bearing Units handle higher loads with less friction, resulting in longer life of the balls and the race. Balls made from Silicon Nitride do not change their shape under load and are not subject to spalling which can contaminate the foods or beverages being processed. They are also very tolerant of temperature extremes (-30OC to 100OC) and thermal shock.

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New VLM Servo Motors for value conscious applications!

Motion Control Servo Motors from Servo2Go


Greenville, DE —-Motion Control Components - Kollmorgen has launched the VLM servo motor series to fill the gap between stepper and high-performance servo motors. The new VLM series synchronous servo motors offer OEMs, machine builders and end-users, an excellent price-performance proposition in the torque range of 0.5 to 4.5 Nm continuous and 16 Nm peak, with speeds of up to 6000 rpm. They also provide highly flexible configuration, proven quality and high reliability. Hence, they are a very useful solution for many applications where stepper or asynchronous motors are pushed to their limits but the expense and unused dynamics of high performance servo motors is not desirable.

The many standard design and configuration options built into the range allow engineers an optimal solution from the outset, to tailor their applications and machine requirements.

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Motion Control Application - Driver assist systems can help save lives by alerting driver of potential danger!

Maxon motion control application - 2 Watt Brushed motor used in Driver Assist

Maxon A-max 16 brushed DC motor – This drive with a diameter of 16 millimeters (precious metal brushes, 2 Watt) was developed for use with an eccentric weight and a specified bearing.

Fall River, MA -- The majority of traffic accidents are caused by human error. In the future, computer-controlled cars will significantly reduce the number of such accidents. Driver assist systems, such as adaptive cruise control (ACC), brake assist systems, or lane departure warning systems (LDW), can save lives. Lane departure warning systems warn the driver if the vehicle is drifting out of its lane. The LDW determines the vehicle's position in the lane with the use of various optical sensor systems and computers. If the car is in danger of drifting out of the lane, the system activates an electric motor in the steering wheel that causes the wheel to vibrate, warning the driver.

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Introducing the World’s Smallest Multi-Turn Absolute Kit Encoders!

Electromate offers 22 mm multi-Turn Encoder form Posital


Vaughan, Ontario, Canada -- Motion Control Components -- Size matters, and in the world of industrial automation, providing exceptional performance in a highly compact package can be an enormous advantage. With this in mind, encoder manufacturer POSITAL has unveiled a fully functional prototype of their new miniature multi-turn kit encoder for integrated motor feedback. With a diameter of only 22 mm and a height of 23 mm (0.87”/0.9”), the new device is the world’s smallest multi-turn kit. It features a self-powered rotation counter that does away with the need for backup batteries or complex gear systems. POSITAL’s extremely trim 22 mm magnetic Kit Encoders are designed for builders of servomotors, feedback-controlled stepper motors, microdrives, miniature robots and other machines where high-precision position feedback is required and space is at a premium.

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Motion Control - High Precision Motorized Vertical Elevator Stages Are Available from OES!

OES Motorized AZV9010 and AZV9020 Elevator Stages

Van Nuys, CA – -- Motion Control- Optimal Engineering Systems, Inc. (OES) has released two new high precision Z-Axis Elevator Stages. The AZV9010 and the AZV9020 Motorized Z-Axis Linear Positioning Stages have vertical travels of 10 mm and 20 mm respectively.

The vertical motion of each Z-Axis Stage is driven by an 8 mm diameter ball screw with a 1 mm lead, and guided by cross roller bearings. Very high resolutions of 0.1 micron or 0.05 microns with 10/20 micro-steps per step motor drive, and repeatability of +/- 0.5 microns makes these two Z-Axis Stages ideal for: Microscopy, inspection, metrology, positioning, photonics, sampling, and laser drilling and machining.

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New Voice Coil Motor Features Higher Continuous Force and More Than 3 Times the Peak Force!

MotiCont-Motion Control LVCM 070-089-03 Voice Coil Motors


Van Nuys, CA - Motion Control Components - Moticont has added a new, higher continuous force, higher peak force linear voice coil motor to it's series of 2.750 in. (69.9 mm) diameter x 3.50 in. (88.9 mm) long (housing) voice coil motors. The LVCM-070-089-03 linear voice coil motor features 40.86 lbs. (181.5 N) continuous force and 129.1 lbs. (573.4 N) peak force. This clean, quiet, efficient, low inertia, high acceleration, brushless high speed linear motor has zero cogging and features high accuracy, and a high repeatability to less than1 micron (0.00004 in.) when operated in a closed loop as a DC servo motor

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New EC-i 52XL 200W High Torque Brushless Servo Motor from Maxon!

Electromate EC-i 200 Watt Brushless Servo Motor from Maxon

The new EC-i 52XL 200W Brushless Servo Motor from maxon is a powerhouse.  When space is limited but high torque and dynamics are required, the maxon EC-i 52XL motor is the ideal motor choice.

Vaughan, Ontario, Canada -- Motion Control Components -- With its extended length (80 to 110mm), this motor with flux collector rotor provides outstanding torque performance compared to the existing EC-i 52 180W High Torque that is often needed, especially on the industrial automation front.

Its extra power can be even more significant at relatively low speed which makes it a powerful fit to a variety of industrial applications including material handling & transport systems.

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Motion Control - Redundant Coil Voice Coil Motor Available from H2W Technologies, Inc!

H2W Technologies features Motion Control Redundant Voice Coil Motor


Santa Clarita, CA —--

When three-phase AC power is applied to the primary, a travelling electromagnetic flux wave is induced and moves relative to the primary. The wave induces an electric current in the conductive reaction plate. The induced electric current interacts with the magnetic flux to produce a linear force. The speed of the motor can be varied by changing the input frequency using an adjustable frequency drive.

Each coil pair operates as its own voice coil.

Redundancy is a requirement on many flight systems in a special case when one coil faults, the other can be used to make the motor “fault-resistant”.

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Measure Very Small Angular Displacements of Very Small Components with Low Cost Digital Autocollimator!

Equipment Solutions miniature Autocollimator

Forestville, CA - The AC201 2 axis high performance angular displacement Digital Autocollimator System from Equipment Solutions, Inc. is a very compact high precision instrument designed to measure very small angular displacements with high sensitivity over distances to 2.0 in. (5.06 cm). The AC201 Digital Autocollimator is therefore ideal for instrumentation, tooling, and OEM manufacturers with requirements for high precision alignment, flatness, squareness of surfaces in relation to each other, detection of angular movement, shaft straightness, motion control, and other orientation measurements. This rugged and compact 1.0 in. x 1.1 in. x 1.3 in. (2.5 cm x 2.8 cm x 3.3 cm), low cost digital autocollimator can interface with a PC.

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Exor’s eX700 series features Harsh Environment Operation!

Motion Control Exor Displays available from Servo2Go


Greenville, DE - Motion Control - This natural progression allows you to combine a high-performance sunlight readable display with state-of-the-art connectivity such as OPC UA. TeX700G Series combine high-performance sunlight-readable display with state-of-the-art connectivity features and top performance in a great design maintaining as a design commitment the fact that the product is likely to be used in environments where the safety of operators is at risk. EXOR has designed the product range as Industrial IoT edge devices combining a powerful controller with networking capability and outstanding communication options including client/server OPC UA. They are the ideal choice for all demanding IIoT edge applications in extreme environments such as marine and process industries.

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Motion Control - Optimal Engineering Systems, Inc. (OES) Introduces New, Motorized, High Resolution Pan-Tilt Stages!

OES Motorized Pan Tilt Stages

Van Nuys, CA – -- Motion Control - High Resolution, Motorized, Pan-Tilt Stages have been added to the extensive line of OES (Optimal Engineering Systems, Inc.) motion control products. These motorized Pan-Tilt Stages are available in two sizes. The PT60-1 Pan-Tilt Stage is a combination of two 60 mm (2.362 in.) rotary stages and the PT100-1 is a combination of two 100 mm (3.937 in.) rotary stages, set at a 90O angle to each other. The rotary stages of each Pan-Tilt stage features a high repeatability of 0.005O (18 arc-sec), a positional accuracy of 0.005O (18 arc-sec), and a resolution of 0.001O = 3.6'' (10 Micro-steps per Step Motor Driver in use). These Pan (horizontal table)-Tilt (vertical table) Stages are deal for: Scanning, testing, inspection, assembly, positioning, laser and micro machining, pointing optics and cameras, and other applications.

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Motion Control - Introducing the IncOder™ Inductive Angle Encoder by Zettlex which is available from Electromate!

Electromate offers Zelllex Inductive Encoders


Vaughan, Ontario, Canada -- Motion Control - Zettlex position sensors (IncOders) use non-contact, inductive technology for precision angle measurement. Rather than the bulky transformers of traditional inductive sensors, Zettlex sensors use printed circuits. This enables compact, accurate, lightweight and robust position sensors with no contacts, no delicate parts, no maintenance, no hassle – just accurate measurements – all day, every day. IncOders are ideally suited to harsh environments – where potentiometers, optical or capacitive devices may prove unreliable.

IncOders have 2 main parts – a Stator and a Rotor – each shaped like a flat ring. The large bore makes it easy to accommodate through-shafts, slip-rings, optical-fibres, pipes or cables.

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Motion Control - Case Study: Precision Ground Ball Screw Drives Universal Pipetting Module!

Motion Control Components - Case Study - Pipetting Robot

Woburn, MA --Motion Control Components Ball Screws - Case Study -

Situation:

In the area of automated laboratory equipment, servo-controlled pipetting modules are a key component of high-throughput systems. A major, global OEM had been using an off-the-shelf linear actuator to drive the pipette. This actuator had a limited range of capability in terms of speed, positioning accuracy, and force sensitivity. Although it met the minimum technical requirements and was cost-effective, engineers soon were asked to push performance to the next level.







Challenge:

The company decided to develop a next-generation system. Throughput was essential, as it wanted to target the largest hospitals and laboratories handling tens of thousands of samples annually............

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Motion Control - New Harmonic Drive FHA-C Mini 24V Servo Actuator with Dual Absolute Encoder and Panel Mount connectors!

Electromate New Harmonic Drive FHA-C 24V Servo Actuator!


Vaughan, Ontario, Canada -- Motion Control Components -- Introducing Dual Absolute encoder versions of the FHA-C mini actuator. Featuring BiSS-C Harmonic Drive fha-24v-002bi-directional communication for both encoders. The dual encoders are incorporated in essentially the same package size as the long-standing FHA-C mini single incremental encoder version. Without increasing the size, the dual absolute encoder offers single turn absolute position at the output, without the need for battery back-up. Panel mount connectors come standard, and customers can choose between 4 exit options.

The FHA-C mini Series is a family of extremely compact actuators that deliver high torque with exceptional accuracy and repeatability. The actuator combines a high precision Harmonic Drive® gear component with a pancake brushless servo motor. A single turn 14 bit (16384 cpr) gear output encoder has been integrated along with a single turn 14 bit (16384 cpr) motor input encoder providing a true absolute encoder that does not require a battery within 360° of rotation of the output.

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Motion Control - Limit Lost Motion with Gam’s SPH Flange Planetary Gearbox!

Motion Control Components - GAM Gear Planetary Limit Lost Motion Gearboxes are available from Servo2Go


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.

The SPH series features helical gearing which brings a whole new level of power and precision to GAM’s already extensive portfolio of gear reducer technology. With special attention paid to every aspect during development, the SPH gracefully combines design and engineering, to deliver our best inline planetary gear reducer yet . For dynamic and demanding servo applications where performance is critical, the SPH is highly powerful and effi cient, yet smooth and quiet.

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Motion Control - Linear Stage Features Sub-micron Positioning, 10 mm Clear Aperture, and High Accelation!

Equipment Solutions VCS1010 Miniature Linear Stage

Forestville, CA - Motion Control - Equipment Solutions’ Series of VCS-10 Voice Coil Stages feature: Sub-micron positioning, high acceleration, digital and/or analog position sensors, and are available with a 10 mm clear aperture! These high acceleration stages (50 G's no load), have 10 mm of linear motion and < 3 millisecond step response time. The customizable VCS-10 Series of linear position stages are ideal for high speed, high precision optical and laser focusing applications in: Medical, semiconductor inspection and manufacturing, scanning microscopy, and micro machining/manufacturing.

The VCS-1010D motion control linear position stage (pictured) features a 10 mm clear aperture and a 1 μm resolution digital position sensor, with differential quadrature outputs and a center index pulse. The highly responsive, frictionless voice coil motor has been optimized to keep the moving mass as low as possible for the fastest response times, and it has the lowest electrical noise of any motor type.

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Motion Control - Three-axis Gimbal Mount from OES Features High Resolution and Stability from Optimal Engineering Systems, Inc. (OES)!

OES-3-Axis-Gimbal-Mount has High Resolution and Stability

Van Nuys, CA – -- The New AU300-AER three-axis Gimbal Mount from OES (Optimal Engineering Systems, Inc.) features full 360O rotation of each axis. This three-axis gimbal mount handles loads to 10kg (22.5 lbs) and has a clearance of 300 mm x 300 mm, (11.8 in. x 11.8 in.) around the roll axis stage. The Azimuth stage rotary table is mounted on a large 360 mm (14.173 in.) x 360 mm (14.173 in.) x 13 mm (0.512 in.) plate with handles and has predrilled accessible mounting holes for easy integration into new or existing applications, and for increased stability. The AU300-AER three-axis Gimbal Mount is ideal for mounting: cameras, optics, lasers and instrumentation for scanning, tracking, positioning, pointing, and other applications.

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Motion Control - Low Power Voice Coil Actuator for Cryogenic Environments!

H2W Technologies Voice Coil Actuator for Cryogenic Applications


Santa Clarita, CA -- Motion Control -H2W Technologies has developed a high force non-commutated DC linear actuator, otherwise known as a direct drive voice coil actuator, designed specifically for use in cryogenic environments. Material choice and design parameters were implemented such that the motor can operate without degradation or damage when placed in a cryogenic environment. The model NCC14-78-830-1SM can generate a continuous force of 92 pounds [410 N] and a peak force of 294 pounds [1300 N] at a duty cycle of 10% (i.e. 1 second on, and 9 seconds off). A moving mass of 4.4 lbs [1.97 kg] allows for a maximum theoretical continuous acceleration of more than 20 G’s.

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Linear Motion Systems and the Ideal Choice for Running Two Systems in Parallel


Vaughan, Ontario, Canada -- Motion Control Components -- Bishop-Wisecarver invented the DualVee® guide wheel over 50 years ago in four sizes of carbon steel as a component-based problem solver for harsh, debris-laden environments. It’s 2019. They now offer product options that include UtiliTrak® linear guides, LoPro® linear actuators to complete actuated system solutions.

LoPro® Linear Actuators excel in high speed, long length and dirty environments. UtiliTrak® is constructed with DualVee Motion Technology® in vee and vee/crown designs, and using MadeWell® Crown Rollers, and are perfect for commercial applications in need of a compact, easy-to-install, and low maintenance solution.

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1.50" Diameter Linear Voice Coil Motor with a 0.75" Stroke Is Vacuum Compatible!

MotiCont-Motion Control Vacuum Compatible Voice Coil Motor

Van Nuys, CA - Motion Control Components - Moticont has added a vacuum compatible voice coil motor to its line of linear DC motors. This vacuum compatible, clean, brushless, quiet, efficient, low inertia, high acceleration, high speed linear DC voice coil motor has zero cogging and features high accuracy, and high repeatability when operated in a closed loop as a DC servo motor. The new LVCM-038-038-01-VAC Vacuum Compatible Linear Voice Coil Motor has a stroke length of 0.75 in. (19.1 mm) with a high force-to-size ratio of 3.0 lb (13.4 N) and a peak force of 9.5 lbs. (42.5 N) at a 10% duty cycle.

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Motion Control Application - Twenty-twenty Vision - Maxon Components Allow Surgeon to Not only See But to Feel!

Maxon motion control application - Eye Surgery Robots use Maxon Components - Surgeon

While robotic assistance systems are available for most types of surgery today, eye surgery used to be an exception. A Dutch company has changed that. A world first in eye surgery.

Fall River, MA -- Motion Control Components Application - Worldwide, about 50 to 70 million people are suffering from visual impairment due to disorders of the retina. Adequate treatment is still impossible in many cases. Eye operations are always a big challenge for a surgeon, and steady hands are a key requirement. Surgeries like those for treating a detached retina require extreme precision. And when it comes to precision, human hands can’t hold a candle to robotic systems.

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Motion Control - Automation Fair in Vancouver, BC on November 6, 2019

Electromate Nov 6th 2019 Automation Fair

Vaughan, Ontario, Canada - Motion Control - We are excited to invite you to the Electromate Automation Fair on November 6, 2019. The event will take place at the Delta Hotels Burnaby Conference Centre in Burnaby, British Columbia. The Automation Fair is a great opportunity to explore new technologies and see what's changing in the world of Automation and Motion Control.

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Motion Control - XY Alignment Stage Featuring High Resolution and High Repeatability Is Available from OES!

OES AU200 XY Alignment Stage

Van Nuys, CA – -- Motion Control - The AU200-50x50-SC Alignment Stage from Optimal Engineering Systems, Inc. (OES) is a high resolution, high repeatability XY stage for such applications as: alignment, assembly, laser drilling, machining, medical, industrial, semiconductor handling, testing, scanning, and optical applications. The linear travel of the X and Y axes is 50 mm x 50mm, and the resolution of each axis is 5 microns (non-micro-step) or 0.125 microns (with 20 micro-steps per step motor driver in use), repeatability is 1.5 microns, and positional accuracy is 5 microns. The 1 mm per-turn lead screws and preloaded V-groove and crossed roller bearings contribute to the high precision and stiffness of the AU200-50x50-SC Alignment Stage

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Motion Control - LFA-3404 Linear Focus Voice Coil Actuator from Equipment Solutions.

motion control linear focus actuator

Forestville, CA --The motion control LFA-3404 Linear Focus Actuator is a high performance compact positioning system.  It was specifically developed for optical applications requiring both high precision and high-speed positioning over a short to medium stroke.  The motion control LFA-3404 is well suited for optical focusing and other micropositioning applications such as scanning interferometry, surface structure analysis, disk drive testing, autofocus systems, confocal microscopy, bio-technology, semiconductor test equipment.  Note that this motor is normally configured with an analog position feedback sensor and can be optionally equipped with a digital quadrature feedback element.    The key to this products immense success is its novel tubular architecture.  This arrangement provides a means to send the optical path directly through the middle of the motor.  The moving optic attached to the motors 'C-mount' is not cantilevered and so has no torques.

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Motion Control Components Application - Implantable medication delivery systems: Where every microliter counts!

Maxon motion control application - Implantable Medication Delivery System

Implantable medication delivery systems can have a decisive influence on the quality of life of the patients. In many cases, such delivery systems are vital for the survival of the patients – the systems have to be absolutely reliable. maxon motor manufactures high-precision micro drives for medication delivery systems.



Fall River, MA -- Motion Control Components Application - Patients that suffer from chronic pain, metabolic disorders, diseases of the central nervous system and tumor diseases require accurately dosed medication. Here implantable medication delivery systems are used. Through the localized medication delivery, the dosage can be reduced to the required minimum. These infusion systems thus improve the quality of life of the patients. For many patients, it is only the medication delivery system that allows them to have a life outside of the clinic. Repetitive invasive, painful operations can be avoided. The risk of medication dependency and undesired side effects are reduced to a minimum. All these factors can contribute to the disease no longer being the central focus of the patient's life.

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Motion Control Two Way 3-to-1 "Traction Drive" Speed Reducers Feature 98% Efficiency!

Rolling Motion Industries 2 Way Speed Reducer is 98 Percent Efficient





North Babylon, NY - Rolling Motion Industries (RMI) is changing the world of mechanical power transmission! New Two Way MAR-17-2-3:1 and the MAR-23-2-3:1 Speed Reducers using Traction Drive Technology leveraged engineering fluids and precision manufacturing with a simple design that features exceptional reliability and up 98% efficiency! The MAR17-2-3:1 Speed Reducer is designed for input speeds up to 3600 rpm with 10 to 20 in/lbs of torque, and the MAR-23-2-3:1 Speed Reducer is also rated for speeds to 3600 rpm but with an input of 20 to 30 in/lbs of torque.

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Motion Control Air Bearing Stages from H2W Technologies!

H2W Technologies Air Bearing Stages Overview





Santa Clarita, CA —-- Motion Control - The ABS positioning stage is a high precision, granite base, air bearing positioning stage for high end positioning applications. . It is driven by an ironless core, non-cogging 3 phase brushless linear motor and guided by 5 flat magnetically preloaded air bearings floating on a granite base.

The ironless core coil assembly is used as the drive mechanism for the AB stage because of its smooth, non-cogging operation. The lightweight of the coil and table assembly allows for high acceleration of light loads.

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Motion Control - Gam Gear's Washdown Servo Gearboxes Available from Servo2Go!

Motion Control Gam's Washdown Servo Gearboxes available from Servo2Go





Greenville, DE —-Motion Control Components - Gam Gear’s new SSP Series is an innovative washdown servo gearbox solution designed for food, medical or sanitary applications. It is a precision inline planetary gearbox outwardly constructed of 300-series stainless steel. The motor adapter plate, housing and shaft are all stainless steel. Viton® seals, stainless steel hardware and sealed interfaces provide outstanding corrosion resistance in all types of wet and caustic washdown environments. Ideal for any light or demanding servo application where corrosion resistance is a requirement, the SSP Series offers economy, high precision, and long lasting performance.

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Motion Control Components - 20 mm Linear Stepper Motor now available from Nippon Pulse are available from Electromate!

Electromate offers Smallest Linear Stepper Motor





Vaughan, Ontario, Canada -- Motion Control Components -- Nippon Pulse is excited to introduce its smallest linear stepper motor yet, the PFL20 Linearstep. The PFL20 is a highly efficient, high thrust tin-can linear actuator with a 20mm diameter and a bipolar winding.

PFL20 is RoHS-compliant, has a 30/60mm effective stroke, and can reach 6 N of force at 200 pps. With 24 steps per revolution, the lead screw has a 1.2mm thread pitch; the PFL20 also reaches 5V rated voltage, resistance of 33 Ohms/phase and inductance of 12mH/phase. The datasheet with additional specifications can be found here.

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Motion Control - Precision "Zero Clearance," Smooth Sliding Partial Extension Rails Available from LM76!

Linear Motion Control  - Zero Clearance precision partial extension rails!



Longmeadow, MA -- Motion Control Components - Linear Motion - As the exclusive distributor of SAIBO Linear Motion Systems in the US, LM76 is offering the SAIBO TPE28 and TPE43 series of Partial Extension Rails. These compact, precision, smooth sliding rails are assembled with a zero clearance. The TPE28 and TPE43 Partial Extension Rail series are created using a "C" shaped external rail and an internal slider. Two rows of steel ball bearings (one on the top and bottom of the slider) travel in ball cages on hardened "V" shaped ways with four points of contact. These Partial Extension Rails are Ideally suited for applications requiring smooth motion such as: Material handling, rail systems in trains, aircraft, ships, trucks, and autonomous vehicles, wafer handling, delicate parts transfer, assembly, testing, laser machining and drilling.

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Motion Control - Case Study: Wearable Pumps Driven by Ball Screws!

Motion Control Components - Wearable Pump - Illustration - Steinmeyer Ball Screws power Wearble Pumps



Woburn, MA --Motion Control Components Ball Screws - Case Study - In this Case Study you will learn how a novel, ball screw driven pump made life-changing, ambulatory therapy possible for cardiovascular patients. Read how mechanical engineers utilized smooth running and quiet miniature ball screws from Steinmeyer to satisfy the demanding requirements of this medical advancement.

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ADVANCED Motion Controls introduces the FE060-25-EM – FlexPro™ Digital Servo Drive Available from Electromate!

Electromate Digital Servo Drives from AMC



Vaughan, Ontario, Canada -- Motion Control Components -- Available immediately, the FE060-25-EM is the first servo drive of the new FlexPro™ digital drive family from ADVANCED Motion Controls (AMC). Designed with compact form and power density in mind, the micro-sized FE060-25-EM can outperform larger-sized digital servo drives and still be integrated into tight spaces.

At just 1.5 x 1 x 0.6 inches (38 x 25 x 16 mm) in size, the footprint of the drive is approximately the same as two standard postage stamps. In other words, four of these drives can fit on a standard business card. Even with its small size, the FE060-25-EM can supply brushed, brushless, stepper, and linear servo motors with up to 25 amps continuous current and 50 amps peak current.

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Motion Control -High Load, Low Profile XY Stage Features High Resolution and High Repeatability Is Available from OES!

Motion Control XY Stage from Servo2Go



Van Nuys, CA – -- Motion Control - OES (Optimal-Engineering Systems, Inc.) has added a new, larger, high load, precision stage to it's extensive line of precision XY stages. The AU200-170x170 stage is a low profile stage measuring just 108 mm (2.252 in) high with a compact footprint (including the motors) of 458.5 mm x 458.5 mm (18.032 in.) The linear travel of the X and Y axes is 170mm x 170mm (6.692 in.), and the resolution of each axis is 20 microns (non-micro-step) or 1 micron (20 micro-steps per step motor driver in use), repeatability is 2 microns, and the positional accuracy is 3 microns.

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New VLM Servo Motors for value conscious applications!

Motion Control Servo Motors from Servo2Go



Greenville, DE —-Motion Control Components - Kollmorgen has launched the VLM servo motor series to fill the gap between stepper and high-performance servo motors. The new VLM series synchronous servo motors offer OEMs, machine builders and end-users, an excellent price-performance proposition in the torque range of 0.5 to 4.5 Nm continuous and 16 Nm peak, with speeds of up to 6000 rpm. They also provide highly flexible configuration, proven quality and high reliability. Hence, they are a very useful solution for many applications where stepper or asynchronous motors are pushed to their limits but the expense and unused dynamics of high performance servo motors is not desirable.

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One Piece ETX Linear Bearing/PillowBlocks Can Be Used In Radioactive Environments!

ETX-Solid Linear Bearing Pillow Blocks for Radioactive Environments are also FDA Compliant



Longmeadow, MA Motion -- Control Components - Linear Motion - LM76 now offers one piece ETX Linear Bearing/Pillow Blocks that will not degrade in a radioactive environment! Machined from a solid block of self lubricating ETX, linear bearing-blocks have high strength, excellent wear resistance, low coefficient of friction, and excellent dimensional stability at higher temperatures As there is no other materials such as PTFE seals or lubricants these bearing-blocks are maintenance free. Custom designed for use in a nuclear power plant these linear bearing/pillow blocks travel on ceramic coated shafting (also supplied by LM76) completely submerged in radioactive water. Designed with a slight interference fit between bearing ID and shaft, contaminates are scraped from the shaft's surface. The low frictional characteristics of ETX have little impact on drive force. They are now available in Inch and Metric sizes.

Click here for more information about these Solid ETX Linear Bearing Pillow Blocks for Radioactive Environments are also USDA/FDA Compliant!


Quiet 3-to-1 Speed Reducers Using Traction Drive Technology Feature 98% Efficiency!

Rolling Motion Industries MAR 17 & 23 1 Way 3 to 1 Traction Drives



North Babylon, NY - Motion Control Components - Rolling Motion Industries (RMI) has released for production the next two in it's series of highly efficient speed reducers. These 3-to-1 speed reducers use "game changing" traction drive technology. The MAR-17-1-3.1 and the MAR-23-1-3.1 Speed Reducers feature 98% efficiency and with only 6 moving parts they typically out last conventional gearboxes and speed reducers by a factor of 3. The MAR17-1-3.1 Speed Reducer is designed for input speeds up to 3600 rpm with 10 to 20 in/lbs of torque, and the MAR-23-1-3.1 Speed Reducer is also rated for speeds to 3600 rpm but with an input of 20 to 30 in/lbs of torque. As the output speed is reduced by a factor of 3 the output torque increases by a factor of 3.

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Motion Control - New High Precision, Low Profile XY Open Aperture Stage Features 1 Micron Resolution and 2 Micron Repeatability!

OES Motorized open apeture stageStage





Van Nuys, CA – -- Motion Control - OES (Optimal-Engineering Systems, Inc.) has added a new, high precision open aperture stage to it's expanding line of precision XY stages. The AU200-100x100 stage is a low profile stage measuring just 80 mm (3.150 in.) high with a compact footprint (including the motors) of 348 mm x 348 mm (13.701 in. x 13.701 in.) The linear travel of the X and Y axes is 100mm x 100mm (3.937 in. x 3.937 in.), and the resolution of each axis is 20 microns (non-micro-step) or 1 micron (20 micro-steps per step motor driver in use), repeatability is 2 microns, and the positional accuracy is 3 microns. The stages have preloaded V-groove and crossed roller bearings and ground 4 mm per-turn lead screws having just 2 microns of backlash, all contributing to the high precision and stiffness of the AU200-100x100 Stage. Designed for applications such as: Laser drilling, machining, medical, industrial, semiconductor handling, testing, scanning, alignment, assembly, and optical applications, this compact, low profile black anodized aluminum XY stage is easy to integrate into new or existing systems.

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New 2.00 Inch Diameter, 0.5 Inch Stroke Voice Coil Motor with Internal Shaft and Bearing Features High Force to Size Ratio!

MotiCont - Motion Control Voice Coil Motor - GVCM-051-025-01





Van Nuys, CA - Motion Control Components - Moticont’s GVCM-051-025-01 Linear Voice Coil Motor features: High acceleration/deceleration, high speed, high reliability, zero backlash, high accuracy, high repeatability, and a 0.5 inch (12.7 mm) stroke length! Also referred to as an Electric Cylinder, this linear actuator is an ideal low cost, high accuracy replacement for hydraulic and pneumatic linear actuators. This clean, compact, voice coil motor has a high force to size ratio with 5.3 lbs (23.5 N) continuous force and 16.7 lb (74.4 N) of peak force at 10% duty cycle with a housing measuring just 2.00 in. (50.8 mm) dia. x 1.00 in. (25.4 mm) long.

The precision ground 0.1572 (3.993 mm) diameter shaft has an internal thread, and the housing has threaded mounting holes on each end for easy integration into current and future applications.

Click here for more information about this 2" Diameter Voice Coil Motor with a 1/2 inch Stroke from Moticont!


Motion Control - Maxon Launches Additional EtherCAT Motion Controllers!

Maxon - motion control - EPOS4 EtherCAT 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.

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New AB25A100 Panel Mount Servo Drive Provides Centralized Control & Offers High Bandwidth & Quick Response Times!

Motion Control Panel Mount Servo Drive

The AB25A100 PWM servo drive from Advanced Motion Controls is designed to drive brushless and brushed DC motors at a high switching frequency.





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.

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JVL Integrated Motors Featuring Fast and Easy Setup for Rockwell Automation/Allen-Bradley PLC's Are Available from Electromate!

Electromate- JVL Integrated Motors Featuring Fast and Easy Setup for Rockwell Automation/Allen-Bradley PLCxs



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.

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New Voice Coil Motor with Internal Shaft and Bearing Features High Force to Size Ratio and 2.75 Inch Stroke Length!

MotiCont-Motion Control Linear Motor with Internal Shaft and Bearing



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.

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Motion Control - High Precision, Low Profile, Compact 100 mm Motorized Rotary Stage Available from OES!

Motion Control OES AY110-100 SC Rotary Stage



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

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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.

Maxon motion control EtherCAT Plugin for EPOS4 Motion Controller



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.

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Motion Control - Compact High Force Iron Core Brushless Linear Motor!

H2W Technologies Compact High Force 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.

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New Miniature Spiral Bevel Gearboxes from Gam, Available from Electromate!

Electromate offers Gam Bevel Gearboxes




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.

  • Sizes 27, 33, and 45 mm
  • Highest torque density for the size
  • Ratios 1:1 to 4:1
  • 98% efficiency
  • Hollow output option (33 & 45 mm)

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