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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 Tutorial - Linear Induction Motor: How it Works.!
What is all the hype about the Hyperloop? How does it move? What is the technology that makes it possible?
Santa Clarita, CA -- Motion Control Tutorial - How Does a Linear Induction Motor Work? - Linear induction motor (LIM) theory is most easily understood as a rotary motor that has been cut and unrolled to generate linear motion, instead of rotary motion. It is comprised of two parts, the primary and secondary, which interact with one another only when power is applied. Either the primary or the secondary can be fixed while the other moves.
Super Accurate Magnetic Scales Equals Quality of Optical Scales!
Vaughan, Ontario, Canada -- Motion Control Conponents--BOGEN develops and produces high-precision variable magnetic scales and measuring systems to measure angle, distance, position.
As the available space for position measurement is always tight, BOGEN has introduced a more compact version of the magnetic measuring head IKS9. In addition to the existing design style with an 11 mm wide body, the measuring head IIKS9. is now available in 9 mm width to be used in the most confined spaces. Despite reducing the package size, the IKS9. benefits remain the same - the highest accuracy for magnetic measurements with freely selectable resolutions.
Linear-XY-Rotary Combination Stages from Intellidrives!
Philadelphia, PA, -- Motion Control Components and Systems - The Linear XY and Rotary Combination stages are compact, high-performance linear positioning and Rotary stages are perfect for the confines of the laboratory while providing the high reliability required in a production environment.
Very Stable, High Precision, High Load, Low Cost Motorized Vertical Lift Stage from OES!
Van Nuys, CA -- Motion Control Components - The AT20-100 Motorized Vertical Lift Stage from Optimal Engineering Systems, Inc. (OES) is a very stable, high precision, high load vertical lift stage that can be easily integrated into almost any application. The large 120 mm x 180 mm (4.72 in. x 7.08 in.) drilled and tapped platform has a vertical travel of 100 mm (3.93 in.) and features: 3.315 µ (non- Micro-Step) resolution, 5 µ repeatability, and 15 µ positional accuracy. The precision ground lead screw, precision linear bearings, and the rigid box construction of the moving component of the elevator stage assures smooth, flat (parallel to mounting surface) vertical motion.
Low-cost Tin-Can Stepper Motors from Nippon Pulse feature high torque and compact size!
Greenville, DE -Motion Control Components - The PF/PFC series tin-can stepping motors are conventional magnet-driven rotary stepper motors with a permanent magnet in their rotor core. Rotating in proportion to the number of pulses sent to the motor, the stepper motor is frequency synchronized and can change speed depending on the frequency of the pulse signal.
Because of its high torque output and low profile construction, applications for tin-can stepper motors include, but are not limited to, printing, packaging, and medical devices.
No Backlash, Zero Cogging, High Speed Direct Drive Linear Motors with Integrated Encoders Offers High Resolutions to 1.25 µm!
Van Nuys, CA - Motion Control Components - Moticont has added two linear motors to it's SDLM Series of high speed direct drive linear motors which are also know as Electric Cylinders. These compact drives with a 1.0 in. (25.4 mm) stroke are just 1.00 in. (25.4 mm) in diameter and 3.75 in. (95.3 mm) long. These direct drive linear motors feature resolutions of 5 µm (0.000197 in.) and 1.25 µm (0.000049 in.) The integral, linear optical quadrature encoder is directly connect to the shaft for the greatest possible accuracy. Each motor features a continuous force rating of 20.1oz. (5.82 N) and a peak force of 66.3 oz (18.4 N).
New Profinet Interface for POSITAL’s Explosion-Proof Rotary Sensors!
Vaughan, Ontario, Canada - Motion Control Components - POSITAL has added an optional Profinet communications interface to its range of explosion-proof IXARC rotary encoders. These devices have been designed to comply with ATEX/IECEx directives for Category 3 electrical products and are suitable for Zone 1 and Zone 21 conditions (potential exposure to hazardous levels of explosive gases and dust concentrations). Areas of application for these encoders include oil and gas facilities, underground mines, chemical plants, milling operations and grain-handling facilities.
Application Story - Sound of Light from Intellidrives!
Optoacoustic tomography (OAT) is a technique for generating high-resolution images of biological tissue that scatters light waves, typically biological tissue.
Philadelphia, PA, -- Motion Control Components and Systems - Application - OAT systems create these images with pulses of dark red light that have a maximum duration of 50 nanoseconds. These pulses heat the tissue and cause it to expand launching ultrasound wave, a phenomenon known scientifically as an optoacoustic effect. This thermo-elastic expansion produces high-frequency acoustic or ultrasonic waves that the imaging scanner detects and uses to create an image with computational methods such as filtered back-projection. OAT is unaffected by the scattering of photons, allowing it to take high-resolution images of deep biological tissue.
New Panel Mount Brush Servo Drives for Centralized Motion Control Systems!
Greenville, DE -Motion Control Components - The AxCent™ (Axes for Centralized control schemes) product platform brings the proven and powerful performance expected of ADVANCED Motion Controls, with improvements to the design architecture that utilize years of experience in the industry and the latest advancements in modern servo system design.
As technology continues its shift from analog to digital, there is still strong demand for analog designs. The reason? Analog drives provide some attractive benefits ...
Low Cost, FDA/USDA/3A-Dairy Compliant Water Dog Linear Slides!
E. Longmeadow, MA Motion -- Control Components - Linear Motion - FDA/USDA/3A-Dairy compliant, Water Dog Sliders from LM76 feature Corro-SlickTM coated 300 series stainless steel rails and contoured WDX Polymer blocks. Water Dog Sliders can be washed down with the most aggressive chemicals and caustic foaming agents and have an operating temperature range of - 400O to +180 OF. Quiet, low maintenance Water Dog Sliders can be used: Dry, submerged in liquids, and in refrigerated and frozen environments.
Steinmeyer optiSLITE Miniature Ball Screws Deliver Smoother, Quieter, and Longer Life Performance in Linear Axis Stages!
BURLINGTON, MA --Motion Control Components - Steinmeyer, a global manufacturer of precision ground ball screws, recently introduced an enhancement to its miniature ball screw line called optiSLITE. This feature delivers lower friction torque for longer life, smoother running, and better servo response. The result is superior performance in linear axis stage applications such as atomic force microscopes, nanoscale machining, and wafer dicing.
Integrated 400Watt Servo Motor with 12-48VDC Battery Supply Voltage Available from Electromate!
Vaughan, Ontario, Canada -- Motion Control Components -- Designed for battery powered and low voltage applications the MAC402 is now available from Electromate The MAC402 is the VDC version of the popular MAC400 400W integrated servo motor. The supply range for the MAC402 is from 12VDC up to 48VDC, and full power of 400W (RMS) up to 1200W (peak) can be reached with 24 to 48VDC. This powerful, compact motor measures just 191mm (7.52 in.) x 60mm (2.36 in) x 114mm (4.49 in.) Applications include but are not limited to: Remotely operated robots, robotic vehicles, portable equipment, tracking devices, antenna mounts, and positioning devices.