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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.
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.
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.