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NEW MOTION CONTROL COMPONENTS AND TECHNOLOGY IN THE SPOTLIGHT!
"Gotcha Stick" from STI Features New Dimensions for Human Arm
Is Your Work Place Safe? ... STI introduces the new "Gotcha Stick" Safe Distance Scale. This free three-segment safe distance stick accurately tests the allowable barrier opening size. It is based on the distance from the point of operation. It features English measurements on one side, and Metric measurements on the other.
Motion Control - Case Study: Wearable Pumps Driven by Ball Screws!
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.
ADVANCED Motion Controls introduces the
FE060-25-EM – FlexPro™ Digital Servo Drive Available from Electromate!
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.
Motion Control -High Load, Low Profile XY Stage Features High Resolution and High Repeatability Is Available from OES!
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.
New VLM Servo Motors for value conscious applications!
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.
One Piece ETX Linear Bearing/PillowBlocks Can Be Used In Radioactive Environments!
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.
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.
Motion Control - New High Precision, Low Profile XY Open Aperture Stage Features 1 Micron Resolution and 2 Micron Repeatability!
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.
New 2.00 Inch Diameter, 0.5 Inch Stroke Voice Coil Motor with Internal Shaft and Bearing Features High Force to Size Ratio!
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.
Motion Control - Maxon Launches Additional EtherCAT Motion Controllers!
Maxon Motor - "The EPOS4 product family is now complete."
Fall River, MA -- Motion Control Components - With the EPOS4 series, maxon is offering a reliable and extremely versatile platform of high-performance motion controllers. It addresses the needs of system integrators and fulfills the requirements of a variety of applications, such as industrial automation, apparatus engineering, and robotics. The platform is now being complemented with two new Compact EtherCAT models.
The highly successful EPOS4 positioning controllers made by maxon motor are scalable and consistently support a uniform set of functionalities and connection options. Modularity with different designs (module, compact, or encased version) ensures optimal integration in a wide variety of applications.
Greenville, DE -Motion Control Components - The drive is fully protected against overvoltage, under-voltage, over-current, over-heating and short-circuits across motor, ground and power leads. Furthermore, the drive can interface with digital controllers or be used stand-alone, and requires only a single unregulated DC power supply. Loop gain, current limit, input gain and offset can be adjusted using 14-turn potentiometers. The offset adjusting potentiometer can also be used as an on-board input signal for testing purposes. This drive can use quadrature encoder inputs for velocity control.
JVL Integrated Motors Featuring Fast and Easy Setup for Rockwell Automation/Allen-Bradley PLC's Are Available from Electromate!
Vaughan, Ontario, Canada -- Motion Control Components -- After the successful introduction of the complete range of ServoStep integrated motors JVL is now releasing Add-On-Instructions for fast and easy setup and programming in Rockwell Automation’s Studio 5000 software.
All-in-one unit: Motor, Absolute multiturn encoder, Drive, Controller, PLC and Ethernet Switch as well as TÜV-approved STO option. The integrated design with the controller in the motor minimizes the size of the control cabinet. With less components in the cabinet, the cooling requirements will be lower, reducing both system cost and running costs.
New Voice Coil Motor with Internal Shaft and Bearing Features High Force to Size Ratio and 2.75 Inch Stroke Length!
Van Nuys, CA - Motion Control Components - High speed, high acceleration/deceleration, zero backlash, high accuracy, high repeatability, an internal shaft and bearing are features of Moticont’s GVCM-051-089-05S06 Linear Voice Coil Motor. This compact, voice coil motor has a high force to size ratio with 5.5 lbs (24.6 N) continuous force and 17.5 lb (77.7 N) of peak force with a housing measuring just 2.000 in. (50.8 mm) dia. x 3.50 in. (88.9 mm) long. The stroke of the motor is 2.75 in. (69.9 mm) and the precision ground shaft with a diameter of 0.2360 (5.99 mm) has an internal thread, and the housing has threaded mounting holes for easy integration into current and future applications
This clean, quiet, efficient, low inertia, brushless actuator features high reliability and is ideal for: medical devices, assembly equipment, work holding and clamping, antenna positioning, testing, sorting, laser machining and drilling, wafer handling, optical focusing, dynamic vibration absorption, scanners and laser beam steering and filtering.
Motion Control - High Precision, Low Profile, Compact 100 mm Motorized Rotary Stage Available from OES!
Van Nuys, CA -- Motion Control - Optimal Engineering Systems, Inc. (OES) now offers a high precision, low profile, compact motorized rotary stage, the AY110-100-SC. This precision stage is just 1.772 in. (45 mm) high and the foot print is only 4.764 in. by 6.693 in. (121 mm by 170 mm). The stage has a pattern of threaded mounting holes in the rotary table and holes in the base for easy integration into new and existing applications. The diameter of the table is 3.937 in. (100 mm) and the range of travel of the AY110-100-SC Rotary Stage is a full 360o and it is capable of continuous rotation. The table is driven by a 180:1 worm gear at up to 14o per second and has a resolution of 0.0001o with a 10 micro-step per step stepper motor driver. The stage is also available with a servo motor and optical encoder. When configured with the standard stepper motor there is a knob for manual adjustment which can be replaced with an optical encoder for precision position verification
Motion Control - Maxon's EPOS4 Motion Controller Expanded with EtherCAT!
Maxon motors introduces Plug-in board for maxon EPOS4 controllers. lug-in board for maxon EPOS4 controllers. Your drive specialist, maxon motor, is equipping its EPOS4 positioning controllers with additional connectivity options. They can now be integrated into any EtherCAT network as a slave by using an expansion board.
Fall River, MA - Motion Control Components -EtherCAT Plugin for Motion Controller - Your drive specialist, maxon motor, is equipping its EPOS4 positioning controllers with additional connectivity options. They can now be integrated into any EtherCAT network as a slave by using an expansion board
EPOS4 positioning controllers by maxon motor are now able to communicate via EtherCAT using the CoE standard (CAN application layer over EtherCAT). The EtherCAT card can be combined with the EPOS4 controllers in a housing, as well as with all EPOS4 modules. EPOS4 Compact designs with EtherCAT versions will follow at a later date. This expansion for the world of Ethernet-based communication protocols further expands the areas of application for the compact positioning controllers. For example, in applications where short cycle times are important in synchronized multi-axis systems.
Motion Control - Compact High Force Iron Core Brushless Linear Motor!
Santa Clarita, CA - Motion Control - H2W engineers have developed a compact high force brushless linear motor (BLSM-1F) that can generate 300 lbs [1330 N] at a 10% duty cycle and 100 lbs [444 N] at a 100% duty cycle, and, when used with a matching magnet track (BLST-FSX). The mass of the coil assembly is 19 lbs [9 Kg] which gives a force to moving mass ratio of 15:8
The motor can be driven using either a trapezoidal or digital standard three phase brushless amplifier. The Brushless Linear Motor Coil measures 6.53 in X 7.50 in x 1.50 in [170 mm x 190 mm x 38 mm]. This Brushless Linear Motor is designed for applications that require a wide speed range and a relatively high force.
New Miniature Spiral Bevel Gearboxes from Gam, Available from Electromate!
Vaughan, Ontario, Canada -- Motion Control Components - The VP Series Performance Plus miniature spiral bevel gearboxes pack high performance in a small package with the highest torque density, range of ratios, and torque capacity on the market.