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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.
New Planetary Robotic Gearbox Available from Electromate!
Patented design guarantees that backlash will not increase over the life time of the gearbox
Vaughan, Ontario, Canada -- Motion Control Components -- The GPL-V (shaft) and GPL-H (hollow) are our lowest backlash (≤ 0.1 arc minute ) planetary gearboxes for horizontal and vertical robotic applications. A patented design guarantees that the backlash will not increase over the life time of the gearbox. Very high tilting rigidity results in excellent positioning accuracy with a rated 20,000 hours which is over 3x longer than comparable gearboxes in the market.
The noise level of 65dB compared to 69dB of comparable models makes it ideal for MRI applications where low noise levels are critical.
New Power-Off Brakes for NEMA 17 & NEMA 23 Servo and Step Motors!
Greenville, DE -Motion Control Components - The MPC is a power-off brake module with an output shaft. The unit mounts directly on to a NEMA C-Face servo or stepper motor and the output can also be coupled to a NEMA C-Face gear reducer.
This brake is designed to decelerate or hold an inertial load when the voltage is turned off. When voltage is applied, the friction disc is released and the brake is free of torque.
For a Safer Work Place Use the Safety Laser Scanner From OMRON!
Hoffman Estates, IL -Motion Control Automation and Safety -Motion Control Components and Systems - Small size, less weight and low-power consumption are extending operation time of battery powered systems like automated guided vehicles (AGVs). The OMRON Safety laser scanner OS32C covers all these requirements in collision avoidance, presence and intrusion detection applications. Maintenance is made simple since diagnosis is clear having LED displays.
Motion Control Components - Miniature Voice Coil Motor Features High Force to Size Ratio!
Van Nuys, CA - Motion Control Components - The miniature Linear Voice Coil Motor, LVCM-022-013-01, from Moticont features a high force-to-weight ratio of 14.5 oz. (4.0 N) continuous force and 45.7 oz. (12.7 N) peak force in a compact 0.875 in. (22.2 mm) diameter x 0.50 in. (12.7 mm) long package. This clean, quiet, efficient, low inertia, high acceleration, 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 miniature voice coil motor is ideal for applications such as: Pick-and-place, testing, laser steering, mirror positioning, scanning, oscillation, switching, and hand held medical, dental, or industrial applications.
Maxon's New EPOS Programmable Smart Drive/Controller - "Positioning Made Easy" are Available from Electromate!
Vaughan, Ontario, Canada -- Motion Control Components -- EPOS is a modular, digital positioning controller by maxon motor. It is suitable for controlling permanent magnet-activated motors with encoders in a range of 1 to 1050 W continuous output power. The wide range of operating modes, as well as various command interfaces, make it versatile for use in many different drive systems in the fields of automation technology and mechatronics
With the EPOS4 Compact 50/8 EtherCAT and EPOS4 Compact 50/15 EtherCAT, maxon launches the first compact devices compatible with the fast industrial Ethernet connection EtherCAT.
Motion Control - High Torque Rotary Voice Coil Actuators from H2W Technologies!
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-015-346-2RC was designed to allow for a low moving mass (68 grams per coil) and inertia, as well as dual independent coils to allow for two independent motion profiles or couple the coils together to double the torque output. This rotary voice coil actuator can generate a continuous torque of 185 in-oz [1.29 N-m] and a peak torque of 555 in-oz [3.88 N-m] at a duty cycle of 10% (i.e. 1 second on, and 9 seconds off) in each coil on a 4 inch [102 mm] rotation arm. By coupling the coils together, the continuous torque doubles to 370 in-oz [2.58 N-m] with a peak torque of 1110 in-oz [7.75 N-m] at a 10% duty cycle.
Maxon motors introduces a NEW Super-fast and sterilizable Brushless Motor!
Fall River, MA - Motion Control Components - maxon motor launches new high-speed motors that are configurable online. The new ECX brushless motors are quiet and feature very high efficiency. These brushless drives are ideal for use in hand-held surgical tools and industrial spindles.
The ECX SPEED series of brushless motors has been optimized for high speeds (up to 120,000 rpm). Several different performance classes are available to fit your application: Standard, High Power, sterilizable (up to 2000 cycles) or with ceramic bearings for high speeds.
Low Inertia, High Precision, Hollow Core Voice Coil Motors
Van Nuys, CA - Motion Control Components -Low inertia hollow core voice coil or moving coil linear motors from Moticont feature high acceleration, precise positioning to less than one micron (0.00004 in.), high reliability, and low cost. The cleanroom friendly, non-commutated motors are available in 23 off-the-shelf standard sizes, Moticont hollow core voice coil linear motors have open apertures of 0.125 in. (3.2 mm) to 2.000 in. (50.8 mm). The linear motor's hollow core allows for optics, illumination, laser beams, or cables to pass through. For easy integration into new and existing applications these linear voice coil motors are available in five standard outside diameters of 0.625 in. (15.9 mm) up to 3.750 in. (95.3 mm).
Motion Control - Low Profile, High Precision Motorized Cross Roller Linear Stages Are Available from OES!
Van Nuys, CA Optimal Engineering Systems, Inc. (OES) offers a high precision series of low cost, low profile motorized single axis positioning stages. The compact AQ110 Series of four cross roller linear stages have travel lengths of 15 mm (0.590 in), 30 mm (1.181 in), 50 mm (1.968 in), and 75 mm (2.952 in). Open loop repeatability of all stages is 0.5µ using a 10 mirco- steps-per-step Step Motor Driver or just 0.25µ using a 20 mirco-steps-per-step Step Motor Driver. Precision ground lead screws with just 2µ of backlash and high precision cross roller linear travel guides assures repeatability of 5µ, and positional accuracy of 10µ.
Checkout the BEMA Series of Large Open Frame XYZ Gantry Systems from Intellidrives!
Philadelphia, PA, -- Motion Control Components and Systems - XYZ Gantry Systems - IntelLIDrives new Syncronized XYZ Gantries BEMA Series are offered in travel length from 300 x 300 mm to 3,000 x 3,0000 mm. With speed up to 2 m/sec, BEMA Gantry Series is perfect for applications in high speed positioning for light-to-medium payloads.
Can be fitted with optional Z third axis module for XYZ configuration
Supplied with self-supporting rigid elevation structure for industrial applications
Can be motorized with stepper motors, brush-less servo motor/encoders or integrated SMART motors. Contact-less end-of-travel limit senors are installed on these systems.
Motion Control Components - New EtherCAT Drive from Galil Motion Control Is Available from Electromate!
Vaughan, Ontario, Canada -- Motion Control Components -- The EDD-3701x EtherCAT slave drive joins Galil’s EtherCAT Family. This family has grown to include two EtherCAT masters and an I/O slave with both digital and analog I/O points. The EDD-3701x is a motor amplifier that operates in an EtherCAT distributed system where there are up to 32 slave drives and one master. It has a daisy chain topology using standard CAT5 Ethernet cables. The EDD-3701x can interface with Galil masters (DMC-500x0 and DMC-52xx0) for sophisticated applications or with TwinCAT® for very simple applications.