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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 - High Precision, Low Profile, Motorized, Ball Bearing Linear Guide Stages Are Available from OES!
Van Nuys, CA -- Motion Control - Optimal Engineering Systems, Inc. (OES) offers two series of low cost, low profile, motorized ball bearing linear guide (profile rail) positioning stages. The AQ140 Series and the AQ150 Series of linear stages are available off-the-shelf in travel lengths of: 50 mm (1.969 in), 100 mm (3.937 in), 150 mm (5.905 in), 200 mm (7.874 in), 300 mm (11.811 in), 400 mm (15.748 in), 500 mm (19.685 in). These 2 µ resolution stages (achieved with a 10 micro-steps per step stepper motor driver) are ideal for: Laser machining, testing, pick-and-place, inspection, sorting, wafer handling, semiconductor, assembly, metrology, and photonics in industrial, laboratory, and medical applications.
Linear Motion Control - 1.0 Micron Voice Coil Positioning Stage from H2W!
Santa Clarita, CA -- Linear Motion Control - The VCS05-060-AB-01-MC voice coil positioning stage uses H2W voice coil motor NCC05-18-060-2X to generate a continuous/peak force of 6.0 lbs [26.7 N]/18.0 lbs [80.1 N] with a total stroke length of 0.50 in [12.1mm]. The 1.0-micron resolution encoder allows for precise positioning. It comes supplied with a non-contact air bearing (air bushing) which allows for frictionless motion. The motor coil is the moving part of the assembly in order to reduce the moving mass of the system. Power is supplied to the motor via a high flex, high reliability flat ribbon cable.
Motion Control - Maxon's HPSC (High Performance Sensorless Control!)
Maxon motor introduces HPSC sensorless speed and torque with compact wiring and slim design
Fall River, MA -- Motion Control Components - Miniature - Maxon Motor has developed a sensorless speed and torque control solution called "HPSC". This new technology allows FOC (field oriented control) for brushless motors without sensors from full stop to full speed under load. This HPSC uses a sophisticated signal injection algorithm which precisely determines the rotor position for a smooth startup each and every time.
Motion Control - ServoBelt-150 Rotary Stage from Intellidrives!
Small Package with Large Through-Hole High Performance at Low Cost Low Profile Robust Design
Philadelphia, PA, -- Motion Control Components and Systems - ServoBelt Rotary Stage offers an economical solution for a variety of light and medium-duty rotary motion applications. The RTHP-B-150 features large clear aperture of 150 mm and provides arc-second resolution when driven from a micro-stepping or brushless servomotor controller. The low profile design is made possible by the use of compact precision bearing. The rotating carriage of the stage provides unlimited motorized rotation angle of the load up to 50kg and has large clear aperture to allow the passage of the optical path or cables directly through the stage. The main body of the stage is made from lightweight anodized aluminum and can attach directly to an optical table or moving linear or XY actuators and can be mounted at any orientation. RTHP-B-150 stage uses belt drive with stepper or brushless servo motor to achieve high rotating speed. Lightweight design makes it easy to incorporate this rotary stage into high dynamics XY-Theta multi-axes stages.
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.