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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.
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.
Stainless Steel And Self Aligning Linear Ball Bearings Are Easily Lubricated Right Inside of LM76's "New Design" Pillow And Flange Blocks!
E. Longmeadow, MA Motion Control Components - Linear Motion - Lubricating Stainless Steel and Self-Aligning Linear Ball Bearings has never been easier! "New Design" pillow blocks and flange blocks from LM76, features a lubrication fitting, and an alignment set screw in the pillow blocks and flange blocks, and the Stainless Steel and self aligning linear bearings are modified by having an alignment flat ground on the bearings' outer shell and drilling a hole through the outer shell. Lubricants can then be pumped directly inside of linear ball bearing races without having to remove the bearing from the shaft. The Pillow and Flange Blocks also have been designed to accommodate an encapsulated ETX Scraper Seals that prevents contaminants from getting inside the bearing and retains the lubricant in the bearing.
Complete Guided Motion Solutions from A to X-Y-Z ... ... Available from Electromate!
Vaughan, Ontario, Canada -- Motion Control Components -- Bishop-Wisecarver invented and patented DualVee Motion Technology® more than 40 years ago to provide a solution for harsh environment applications where existing technologies were ineffective. DualVee® also proved excellent for long length, smooth motion and low noise requirements.
Today, Bishop-Wisecarver remains the recognized expert and the most trusted name in guide wheel technology, with the widest range of guide wheel based linear motion products in the world
Motion Control - ENX 16 RIO Encoder from Maxon Motor!
Maxon Motor presents a top-of-the-range high-resolution encoder. The ENX 16 RIO offers an impressive resolution of up to 65,536 counts per turn in a compact and rugged housing.
Fall River, MA --Motion Control Components - Miniature Encoders - Requirements on encoders are becoming more and more demanding. This applies particularly to positioning applications with precision constant-speed control, where increasingly compact housings need to accommodate an ever greater number of electrical contacts. maxon motor solves this problem with its new ENX 16 RIO optical encoder. It is a mere 16 millimeters in size and offers a resolution of up to 65,536 counts per turn, making it ideal for the precise position and velocity control of DC motors
The new maxon ENX 16 RIO encoder (Reflective, Interpolated, Optical) fulfills all the requirements for a high-resolution optical encoder in a compact design.
Tutorial presented by Steinmeyer - Their Ball Screws are specially manufactured for dynamic performance
BURLINGTON, MA --Motion Control Tutorial - Ball Screws - Maximum Load
There are five ways a ball screw may fail due to overload:
Excessive dynamic loading, which means the screw makes too many revolutions under a certain load resulting in material fatigue. This can be avoided by selecting a ball screw with sufficient dynamic load capacity (or by reducing the number of revolutions and/or reducing the load). This is the subject of the load capacity discussion.
Exceeding the static load capacity, which causes instant and permanent damage to the ball screw due to brinelling of balls and races, and prevents any further normal operation of the ball screw. Static load capacities are listed as technical data.
High Performance XY Stage with Linear Motors from Intellidrives!
Philadelphia, PA, -Motion Control Components - XY Stage features Linear Motors -
Motion Control YX Stages Feature:
Direct drive linear motors
Resolution 0.1 microns
Repeatability 0.25 microns
Absolute accuracy 5 microns
Max speed 1.5 m/sec
Max acceleration 1.5 G
ULTRA-PRECISION STAGE DESIGN - New IntelLiDrives XY stage design allows critical elements such as orthogonality, straightness, and flatness to be optimized, resulting in a stage with exceptional geometric tolerances. Direct-drive technology with core-less linear servo motor has no hysteresis or backlash, enabling accurate and repeatable nano-meter scale motions in both X and Y directions.
Introducing the 35mm diameter CBL35C Programmable Electric Moving Coil Servo Actuator from SMAC Corporation 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 -- Introducing the 35mm diameter CBL35C electric cylinder with built-in controller from SMAC Corporation. With its built-in controller, the CBL35C controls force, position and velocity and features simple installation.
Ideal for applications with limited space but requiring accurate control, the CBL35C provides significantly longer life, programmability, high speed, accuracy, and energy efficiency while remaining price-competitive.
The new CBL35C series also enables the direct replacement of existing pneumatic cylinders and retrofits without any machine modifications required.
Motion Control - 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. The non-contact 1-micron resolution encoders allow for precise positioning. The moving tables are guided by a precision recirculating linear ball bearing system.