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NEW MOTION CONTROL COMPONENTS AND TECHNOLOGY IN THE SPOTLIGHT!

Gotcha Stick "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.

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FDA/USDA/3A-Dairy Compliant ETX Scraper Seals for Linear Bearings Used In Food Processing Applications!

Linear Motion Components  - LM76 ETX-Seals!

E. Longmeadow, MA Motion -- Control Components - Linear Motion - LM76 has introduced FDA/USDA/3-A Dairy compliant, snap-in ETX Scraper Seals for linear bearings. Machined from Ertalyte® PET-P, ETX Scraper Seals have high strength, excellent wear resistance, low coefficient of friction, and excellent dimensional stability at higher temperatures than seals from other materials. Designed with a slight interference fit between bearing ID and shaft, ETX Scraper Seals prevents contaminates and debris from migrating beneath the seal as it scrapes the shaft surface. Ertalyte® PET-P's low frictional characteristics have little impact on drive force.

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Maxon Motor Introduces The First Sterilizable Drive System!

Brushless DC motor, gearhead, and encoder from one single source

Maxon motion control Sterilizable Brushless Drive System

With the ENX EASY, maxon motorís NEW ENX EASY is a sterilizable encoder for use with maxonís brushless DC motors. This opens up a range of new possibilities in medical technology.


Fall River, MA -- Motion Control Components - This is the world's first steam sterilizable encoder ENX EASY. It is available in an incremental (1024 counts) and absolute version (4096 steps), both designed for 1,000 autoclave cycles.

As of now, the ENX EASY can be combined with matching BLDC motors and planetary gearheads. The encoder can be integrated into the brushless drives ECX 13 and ECX 16 SPEED (up to 120,000 rpm and 104 W) without any increase in length.

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Miniature Voice Coil Motor With Large Air Gap Available from Moticont!

Motion Control Components - Moticont Large Air Gap Miniature Voice Coil Motor




Van Nuys, CA - Motion Control Components - The miniature Linear Voice Coil Motor, LVCM-022-013-02, from Moticont features 5.9 oz. (1.6 N) continuous force and 18.7 oz. (5.2 N) peak force in a compact 0.875 in. (22.2 mm) diameter by 0.50 in. (12.7 mm) long. These clean, quiet, efficient, low inertia, high acceleration, high speed motors have zero cogging and feature high accuracy and high repeatability to less than1 μm (0.00004 in.) when operated in a closed loop configuration as a DC servo motor.

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MGR5 Series Micro Gripper Independently Controlled Jaws Light Force Capability Available from Electromate!

Electromate offers Motion Control Micro Gripper




A lightweight micro gripper, the MGR5 was designed for small, fragile part assembly. The MGR brings operation force 10 gram or less capability into range. Light moving mass reduces impact force during small product placement.


Vaughan, Ontario, Canada -- Motion Control Components --SMAC electric grippers incorporate programmable speeds, positions and forces with data feedback. The ability to independently control each jaw allows precise force control, measurement and positioning.

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Dual Feedback Voice Coil Positioning Stage from H2W Technologies!

H2W Technologies Dual Feedback Positioning-Stage

Santa Clarita, CA —-- Motion Control Components - The VCS20-020-CR-01-MC-F3K voice coil positioning stage has dual feedback capability. It can operate either under closed loop position control with force monitoring or closed loop force control with position monitoring. It uses H2W voice coil motor NCC20-18-020-1A to generate a continuous/peak force of 2.0 lbs [8.9 N]/6.0 lbs [26.7 N] with a total stroke length of 2.0 in [50.8 mm]. The 1-micron resolution encoder allows for precise positioning. The 3kg rated force transducer allows for 0.01-3kg of push/pull force feedback control.

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Electric drives ... ... invisible helpers in our everyday lives!

driven magazine reveals where they are commonly used.

Precision drive systems can be found in the home, in vehicles, and at work, making our lives simpler and safer. The current issue of driven, the maxon motor magazine, provides interesting insights into the world of drive technology. It also goes in search of an old friend.

Maxon motion control Online Magazine Driven

Fall River, MA -- Motion Control Components- Online Magazine - Most people have nothing to do with drive systems in their work. However, without being aware of it, they come across them everywhere: in cars, buses, elevators, and even within their own four walls. Drive systems are invisible to ordinary people, but they play an important role in our lives. driven, the maxon motor magazine, spends a day with a family and discovers some exciting uses for them.

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Ultra-Thin Large Aperture Direct Drive Rotary Tables (DDR) from Intellidrives!

Intellidrives Motion Control Component - Ultra Thin Rotary Table

Philadelphia, PA, -- Motion Control Components and Systems - UltraThin ServoRing rotary tables provide superior angular positioning and are designed to eliminate backlash, friction and wear problems associated with worm, gear and belt drives. Low maintenance and high throughput characteristics of the AccuRing stage yields the lowest total cost of ownership.

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Steinmeyer Introduces Precision Ball Screws Featuring Xi-Plus Technology!

Motion Control - Steinmeyer Xi-Plus Ball Screws

BURLINGTON, MA --Motion Control Components - Ball Screw Technology - Steinmeyer now offers 16mm to 80 mm Ballscrews that feature Xi-Plus Technology Optimized spindle surfaces.

Motion Control - Steinmeyer Xi-Plus Ball Screw Technology











At Steinmeyer you obtain ball screws with connecting dimensions according to DIN 690651 or ISO 3408.

Any size can be selected among available nut flange shapes (round, single, flattened, flattened on both sides) and different load capacities.

And now you have the option to receive Steinmeyer ball screws in Xi-Plus technology with optimized spindle surfaces for better running features.

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AMC STAC6-Q-H – Advanced Step Motor Drive for Hazardous Locations!

Electromate offers AMC-STAC6-Q-H-Stepper Drive

The Only Internationally Certified Hazardous Location Stepper Drive Available

Vaughan, Ontario, Canada -- Motion Control Components - The STAC6 offers best-in-class anti-resonance that ensures optimal performance of the step motor over the widest speed range. The drive is powered by single-phase 120 VAC which generates a nominal 160 volt DC internal bus voltage capable of driving the highest torque NEMA 34 and 42 frame step motors on the market.

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Low-cost Spring Applied Brakes for Servo and Stepper Motors!

Motion Control Spring Applied Brakes available from Servo2Go

Greenville, DE —-Motion Control Components - Inertia Dynamics type FSB brakes are designed to decelerate or hold inertial loads when the voltage is turned off. These brakes can be mounted to a bulkhead or motor.

The FSB brakes are rated up to 100 Lb-in static torque, and fit motors up to 5.3" OD.

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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?

H2W Technologies Linear Induction Motor Tutorial

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.

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