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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.
CANopen Brushless Servo Amplifiers Establish a New Benchmark in Versatility!
Greenville, DE -Motion Control Components - CANopen is a robust and low cost serial protocol that offers enhanced diagnostic and control capabilities with reasonable bandwidth. Advanced Motion Controls’ DigiFlex® Performance™ drives follow the CiA DS301 communications profile and the CiA DS402 device profile
The DigiFlex® Performance™ panel and pcb mount servo drives offer full tuning control of all servo loops and are designed for distributed or centralized servo systems. These servo drives utilize CANopen® communication and are commissioned with AMC’s user friendly DriveWare® Software via an RS-232 interface.
Now In Stock - Miniature Ball Screws Available from Steinmeyer!
Steinmeyer Stocks a Selection of Miniature Ball Screws for OFF-THE-SHELF Delivery!
BURLINGTON, MA --Motion Control Components Steinmeyer, the German-based maker of precision ball screws, announces a new program to stock a selection of miniature ball screws. The samples are available now for immediate shipment. The program involves stocking a selection of catalog designs that are mainly intended for use as prototypes for new customers. It is ideal for engineers needing miniature ball screws for early-stage development of precision machines, instruments and devices. Stock consists of diameter selections of 3mm, 6mm, 8mm, and 12mm, with a variety of pitches and lengths. Nut designs include threaded or cylindrical.
Economical Direct Drive Linear Motors Feature: High Speed, No Backlash, and Zero Cogging!
Van Nuys, CA - Motion Control Components - Moticont's DDLMs (Direct Drive Linear Motors) eliminate backlash and provide an economical solution for users requiring high acceleration, high speed, and long life. They are available in three popular off-the-shelf models. The compact DDLM-019-044-01, linear motor is only 0.75 in. (19.1 mm) in diameter and 1.75 in. (44.5 mm) long. It has a stroke of 0.46 in. (11.7 mm), and features 11.0 oz (3.1 N) of continuous force and 34.8 oz (9.7 N) peak. The compact, longer stroke DDLM-019-070-01, linear motor is also only 0.75 in. (19.1 mm) in diameter but is 2.75 in. (69.9 mm) long. It has a stroke of 0.96 in. (24.4 mm), and features 10.1oz (2.8 N) of continuous force and 32.1oz (8.9 N) peak. For higher force applications the DDLM-038-051-01 linear motor is 1.5 in. (38.1 mm) in diameter and 2.00 in. (38.1 mm) long. It has a stroke of 0.375 in. (9.5 mm) with a continuous force of 3.1 lbs (14.0 N) and 9.9 lbs (44.1 N) peak.
Linear-XYZ-Rotary Combination Stages from Intellidrives!
Philadelphia, PA, -- Motion Control Components and Systems - Intellidrives' compact, high precision XYZ-Rotary stage is a combination of Intellidrives: LSMA XY lead-screw driven stages, an MLVT Lift stage, and an RTHM worm gear rotary table.
New Frameless Brushless Servo Motor Kits from Maxon Are Available from Electromate!
With outer diameters of only 43mm to 90 mm, these frameless brushless servo motors are extremely compact.
Vaughan, Ontario, Canada -- Motion Control Components -- The new frameless motor kits from Maxon consist of only a rotor and stator with no bearings or motor shaft. With outer diameters of only 43 to 90 mm, these pancake servo motor kits are extremely compact.
Available in size ranges from 30 Watt to 260 Watt, these EC (electronically commutated) frameless slotted motors feature low voltage windings, high pole pair count and are shipped as BLDC motor kits with the rotor and stator delivered separately without bearings and motor shaft.
Single Rail Positioning Stage H Gantry from H2W Technologies.
Santa Clarita, CA -- H2W Technologies’ latest single rail positioning stage H-gantry design is an open frame XY positioning system. It has two bottom parallel axes with one cross axis connecting the two (H-gantry).
Each linear axis uses H2W’s brushless linear motors (BLDM-B04), and each has a total stroke length of 25.67 in [652 mm]; can generate 6.2 lbs [27.8 N] of continuous force and 18.7 lbs [83.3 N] of peak force, or a combined 12.4 lbs [55.6 N] continuous force and 37.4 lbs [166.6 N] of peak force on the bottom axis.
FDA/USDA and 3A-Dairy Compliance Brochure features Linear Motion Components from LM76!
E. Longmeadow, MA -- Motion Control Components - Linear Motion Food processing and beverage plants' wash down areas are unique environments that undergo harsh treatment from high pressure washers, steam, and a multitude of caustic chemicals used in the cleaning and sanitizing production equipment. OEMs and maintenance departments need to select components that will not trap contaminating debris and can be thoroughly evacuated following Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures (SSOPs). SSOPs are detailed schedules and procedures specifying what to clean, how to clean, how often to clean, and the record keeping used for monitoring.
A helpful component selection guide from LM76, "Linear Bearings, 6 Simple Steps - FDA Compliance, Wash Down Compliance," details the linear motion components available from LM76 that are FDA/UDSA/3A-Dairy compliant.
New 300 mm x 300 mm Open Aperture XY Gantry Robot from Intellidrives!
Intellidrives' Precision BEMA45 Open Aperture Gantry Robot features 50 micron repeatability!
Philadelphia, PA, -- Motion Control Components and Systems - The new 300 mm x 300 mm (11.811 in. x 11.811in.) open aperture BEMA45 gantry robot from Intellidrives supports tooling, testing, scanning, and vision systems up to 15kg (33.07 lbs). The 75 mm/rev (2.953 in/rev) precision lead scews can move in the X and Y axes at up to 1 m/sec (39.370 in/sec) and X and Y axis travel are 300 mm x 300mm (11.811 in. x 11.811in.) This low profile gantry is just 141.5 mm (5.571 in.) high. The table top measures 380 mm x 380 mm (14.961 in. x 14.961 in.)
Available motor mounts include NEMA 17 and NEMA 23 mounts for steppers or servo motors with encoders. Constructed using a strong extruded alumiunm frame, the dual X axes design, and 4 precision leadscrews provides ± 50 microns of repeatability on axis.
White Paper - Life Expectancy for Single vs. Double Nuts by Steinmeyer!
Life expectancy equations provided by some manufacturers only cover nuts having two-point contact. But what about four-point nuts? And what about the effects of preload?
BURLINGTON, MA --Motion Control Components - The fundamental determining factor of life expectancy is duty cycle, which includes load, thrust, speed, and duration of the travel. Calculating these forces is commonly understood. But preload is a very important factor in ball screw life calculations and must always be considered. In cases where the applied external load is low, preload can determine as much as 90% of the life.
Steinmeyer engineers have developed a preload graph that consists of two curves: each representing the force-deflection curve of one ball nut in a double nut configuration.
Dyadic SCN6 Integrated Electric Actuators rated to 500N max. thrust!
Greenville, DE -- Motion Control - Servo2Go.com has just added remarkable new additions to its broad range of cost-effective 24V electric linear actuators from Dyadic Systems. The SCN6 series actuators are compact yet powerful integrated mechatronic cylinders that feature a motor, encoder, drive and actuator in one integral package
Dyadic Systems has developed the linear actuator drive mechanism such that the screw and nut are optimized for high accuracy, long life and low cost while delivering high speed and peak thrust.
Application - Rotary Table from Intellidrives Tackles Big Wafers!
INTELLIDRIVES's Direct drive rotary servo tables.
Philadelphia, PA, -- Motion Control Components and Systems - The ACR-335UT direct drive rotary table from IntelLiDrives adapts linear motor technology, coupled with precision bearings, to provide faster and more accurate handling of the 300 mm semiconductor wafers.
The 335 mm diameter center opening in the ACR-335UT rotary table easily accommodates large 300 mm (12 inch) semiconductor wafers, allowing for extraction of the chip dies from the wafer during semiconductor assembly manufacturing processes or dual side wafer inspection.