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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 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 Application - A wasp shows the way!
Fall River, MA -- Motion Control Components Application - In tumor treatment, neurosurgeons today use a thin, rigid needle to inject medication into the affected brain tissue. This carries a relatively high risk of injuring healthy tissue, because a rigid needle only allows the surgeon to enter a certain region of the brain, following a straight path. The ideal solution would be a flexible operating tool.
This is where the London Imperial College comes in. In recent years, a team led by Prof. Rodriguez y Baena worked on developing a flexible robotic needle capable of reaching the deeper regions of the brain, while simultaneously avoiding especially sensitive areas. The young researchers sought to imitate the special mechanism employed by female wood wasps that use their thin but very strong drill-like stings to lay eggs inside the wood of trees.
Pegasus Series 1 Linear Bearings - For When A Linear Bearing Simply Cannot Fail!
E. Longmeadow, MA Motion -- Control Components - Linear Motion - LM76 has developed the most corrosion resistant linear bearing available. In space, deep under the sea, or in the harshest environments when there can be no "Plan B," Pegasus Series 1 Linear Ball Bearings can be counted on to perform. In some applications linear bearings will not move for days, weeks, months or even years, however, when called on to perform they must work as if they just came out of the box. LM76's Pegasus Series 1 Linear Bearings feature Silicon Nitride (SiNi) Ceramic Balls in a shell with retainer and end caps all made from 440 Stainless Steel and then ArmorloyTM coated.
Six-Axis Linear and Rotary Positioning Stage from H2W Technologies, Inc!
Santa Clarita, CA -- Motion Control - The SRS-080-10-020-01-3EXRTS is a six-axis positioning stage that consists of three rotary motors, with encoders, each mounted to three independently moving linear axis. It is ideal for applications that require independent multiple motions on a single travel plane.
Each linear axis uses a H2W brushless linear motor BLDM-D06 to generate a continuous/peak force of 24.8 lbs [110 N]/74.5 lbs [331 N] with each moving table capable of a total stroke length of 82 in [2083 mm].
Closed-Loop Integrated Stepper Motors feature magnetic or absolute encoder feedback Available from Electromate!
Vaughan, Ontario, Canada -- Motion Control Components -- JVL presents a new innovative closed-loop stepper motor technology for its NEMA 23 & 34 integrated stepper motor range from 0,1 to 12 Nm. 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 Innovative Technology
JVL closed-loop integrated stepper motors, QuickStep®, provide higher torque, faster acceleration, torque control, stall free operation and quieter movements than traditional step motor systems.
High Precision, Low Cost, Stacked Goniometer Stages from OES!
Van Nuys, CA -- Motion Control - Goniometer stages can measure angles of objects such as crystals or move an object to a precise angular position along an arc, in relation to a fixed point in space. Two goniometer stages mounted in an alpha-beta configuration (stacked) can rotate an object around a fixed point in space on a spherical surface. Optimal Engineering Systems (OES) offers stacked, precision aligned goniometer stages with a rotation center 50 mm above the upper stage. The lower (AK110-10) goniometer stage features a 65 mm x 65 mm table, ± 10O of rotation at a rate of 7O per sec.
New Industrial Grade Optical Encoder from Quantum Devices!
Greenville, DE -Motion Control Components - Quantum Devices, Inc. Model QDH20 provides an improved feedback solution in applications typically using a standard size 20 package. The QDH20 provides encoder feedback in standard industrial mounting configurations with superb mechanical and environmental protection. Outputs consist of a quadrature A & B with reference pulse Z as a standard feature.
The output can be configured with either the industrial standard 5 to 26 volt OL7272 line driver or open collector outputs.
Harsh Environment 20 Bit Resolution Absolute Encoders Available from Electromate!
Vaughan, Ontario, Canada -- Motion Control Components -- Netzer Precision Motion Sensors has taken a revolutionary position sensing technology, originally developed for harsh environment specialized applications, and made it available for today’s broader range of defense, homeland security, aerospace and instrumentation motion control requirements. Standard and customized rotary and linear electric encoders are also applicable for space and avionics, medical, automotive and a wide range of other applications
Netzer’s Rotary Electric Encoders™ provide exceptionally accurate, high resolution, absolute position with miniature to wide diameter hollow shaft.
Motion Control Application - Wearable Pumps for Medical Devices Count on Ball Screws from Steinmeyer!
BURLINGTON, MA --Motion Control Applications - Motion Control Components - There has been a tremendous amount of innovation lately in the design of medical devices and lab instruments. One of the critical aspects of the new products being developed is linear motion. And Steinmeyer is proud to be directly involved in providing drive solutions to our cutting-edge customers. We currently have several on-going applications involving wearable pumps driven by ball screws, and I wanted to share some of the specifics.
Philadelphia, PA, -- Motion Control Components and Systems - The integrated two-axes rotary assembly provides high-speed micro-machining capabilities for complex 3D part geometries and for general testing, purpose pointing, scanning and tracking applications for small optics, antennae and other sensors. The precision-aligned system allows accurate positioning on a hemispherical surface.
Electromagnetic Brakes & Clutches for Motor Control Available from Servo2Go!
Greenville, DE -Motion Control Components - For more than 40 years Inertia Dynamics has been recognized as a global leader in the design and manufacture of technically-advanced industrial clutches and brakes. Inertia's experienced design and development team utilizes sophisticated test equipment to ensure very high quality and consistency levels to meet the most demanding customer requirements.
Inertia Dynamics offers a full line of electromagnetic clutches and brakes, wrap spring clutch/brakes, motor brakes, controls and moment of inertia measurement equipment.
Low Cost, Plug-and-Play, One, Two, Three, and Four Axis Joystick Motion Controllers from OES!
Van Nuys, CA -- Motion Control Components - Ergonomic, easy to use, and integrated Joystick motion controllers for steppers, DC motors, and servo motor drivers in one, two, three, and four axis models are available from OES (Optimal Engineering Systems, Inc.). Users can choose from 18 models providing: Step and Direction signals per axis, Quadrature signals per axis, Analog Signals per axis and PWM and Direction signals per axis. The tilt angle of the joystick controls the speed of motion. The three, button selected, speed ranges are high speed, medium speed, and slow speed. These, low cost, long life, Joysticks have a 5.5 feet long cord and the standard connector is a 25-pin-DB-25, male connector. The maximum speeds may be set by the user via the supplied, easy to use GUI.