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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.
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.
Motion Control Application- Maxon Motor's Exoskeleton Joint Actuator!
Reliable, Powerful, Efficient
Fall River, MA -- Motion Control Components Application - Maxon Motor developed an exoskeleton drive for use in robotic limbs. This complete joint actuation unit consists of a pancake brushless DC motor with inertia optimized rotor. Also included is an internal high resolution encoder, planetary gearhead with absolute encoder and a position controller with CAN and RS232 interface. Fitting absolute encoder directly at the joint rotation provides designers increased positioning accuracy.
The unit delivers 54Nm of continuous torque and 120Nm on a 20% duty cycle and may be operated on supplies between 10 and 50V DC and the actuation speed is up to 22rpm.
Electromate Announces 6 New Servo Drives capable of 100A peak and 60A continuous output!
This new power range comes with a variety of network options including EtherCAT, CANopen, POWERLINK, Modbus and more ...
Vaughan, Ontario, Canada -- Motion Control Components -- This new power range comes with a variety of network options including EtherCAT, CANopen, POWERLINK, Modbus and more. Safe Torque Off (STO) functionality is included as a standard feature. Available now, these new models offer high efficiency in a compact design and are targeted towards AGVs and mobile applications
Motion Control Components - Ultra Thrust Ball Screws from Steinmeyer!
BURLINGTON, MA --Motion Control Components - In recent years, ball screws have been looked at more and more favorably as replacements for hydraulics. They offer higher efficiency and speed, and can be controlled more precisely with servo loops. And who wants to deal with the unavoidable maintenance and disposal hassle of hydraulics?
Steinmeyer has been supporting this market shift with its line of Ultra Thrust ball screws. These screws utilize larger balls to support much greater load capacities. More recently, we have introduced innovations in through-the-nut return systems to push performance even higher.
The Ultra Thrust line began with our 50×20 mm nut using 15 mm balls. Our standard nut of that size, with 9.5 mm balls, was rated at a dynamic capacity of about 120 kN (12 tons).
Motion Control - Choose the Right, High Precision, Low Cost Linear Stage to Suit Your Motion Control Application!
Van Nuys, CA -- Motion Control Components - OES (Optimal Engineering Systems) offers ten high precision, low cost linear positioning stages that can be easily integrated into new and existing applications. Choosing the best slide for the application is easy. The five AQ120 and five AQ130 series of linear motorized stages are available in travel distances of: 50 mm (1.969 in.), 100 mm (3.937 in.), 150 mm (5.906 in.), 200 mm (7.874 in.), and 300 mm (11.811 in.). The compact, AQ120 series of linear stages features high precision steel linear ball bearings and hardened steel shafting and are designed for loads of 15 kg (33.1 lbs) for the AQ120-50 to 5 kg (11 lbs) for the AQ120-300.
Low Cost 4 Axis Servo Controller for High Speed, Low Inductance Motors Available from Moticont!
Van Nuys, CA - Motion Control Components - The MOTI-1100 Series of Motion Controllers from Moticont is the latest generation of motion controllers. The MOTI-1100 Series controller incorporates a highly efficient PWM motor driver. The built-in PWM motor driver can drive motors with less than 1 mH of inductance without overheating the motor. It utilizes a 64-bit DSP processor with latest FPGA technology for required extensive calculations.
This compact, low cost, plug-and-play multi-axis servo motion controller is supplied with power supplies, servo motor drivers, USB cable and free control panel software. The user friendly software allows for quick set-up and operation.
Motion Control - A Powerful and Cost-effective Drive from Maxon!
Maxon motors introduces the brushless EC-i 30 motor.
Fall River, MA -- Motion Control Components - Miniature Motors - Several different versions of the high-torque, brushless EC-i motors from maxon motor are now available in small diameters. They are perfect for hand-held devices and robotic applications.
With the EC-i 30, maxon motor is introducing a new brushless DC motor. It has a diameter of 30 millimeters and is smaller than the EC-i 40 currently available. This motor stands out for its high dynamics, low cogging torque, and high torque. It is available in two lengths, each in a Standard and a High Torque version, with a maximum nominal torque of up to 110 mNm at 75 W.
Motion Control - Four Axis Vacuum Compatible Gantry from H2W Technologies.
Santa Clarita, CA -- Motion Control -- Fully vacuum compatible four axis positioning gantry (XYTZ). The XY axes are driven by brushless linear motor DR Positioning Stages. The Theta axis is a worm gear stage that is driven by a rotary stepper motor under closed loop control in conjunction with an arc-segmented linear encoder. The Z axis linear motion is achieved by using a voice coil positioning stage operating under closed loop position control. The four axes operate under synchronized position control in conjunction with a non-contact analog output position feedback device that is used to control the position with respect to a silicon wafer. The stage includes a fully integrated four axis electronics package that allow each axis to operate under closed loop control.
Motion Control - LARGE OPEN CENTER XY STAGES from Intellidrives!
Philadelphia, PA, -- Motion Control Components and Systems - The demand for a high accuracy, robust, open-frame stages is met with IntelLIDrives dual-axis, large aperture stages that address the unique needs of scanning microscopy, wafer and printed circuit board inspection, automated assembly and wide range of specimens and samples scanning in many types of imaging techniques and applications.
Very precise fine positioning and control is easily achieved through the combination of a stable closed-loop control system and an associated joystick option. In addition, the stages can be combined with our Z Stages to form an XYZ stage ideally suited for laser scanning microscopy.
Motion Control - Low Cost, High Precision XYθ Alignment Stages from OES!
Van Nuys, CA Optimal Engineering Systems’ (OES) low profile, XYθ (theta) stages are designed for high precision alignment applications. These stages move in an XY-plane and rotate around the center of the XY-plane. The terms alignment table, or XY-rotation stage are often used interchangeably with XYθ, or XY-theta stage. Available in 12 models, in two precision grades, these stages have linear travels from +/- 2 mm by +/- 2 mm (+/- 0.078 in by +/- 0.078 in) up to +/- 30 mm by +/- 30 mm (+/-1.181 in by +/- 1.181 in). Additionally, XYθ (theta) stages can rotate around the center of the XY plane up to +/- 6O. Four models of the XYθ (theta) stages have solid tables that are sized from 100 mm by 100 mm (3.937 in by 3.937 in) to 200 mm by 200 mm (7.874 in by 7.874 in), and eight stages, from 250 mm x 250 mm (9.843 in by 9.843 in) to 1500 mm by 1500 mm (59.055 in by 59.055 in), are hollow core (open frame) stages.