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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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Motion Control - Four Axis Vacuum Compatible Gantry from H2W Technologies.

H2W Technologies Four-Axis-Vacuum-Compatible Gantry

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.

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Motion Control - LARGE OPEN CENTER XY STAGES from Intellidrives!

Intellidrives Motion Control Component - Large Open Center XY-Stages

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.

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Motion Control - Low Cost, High Precision XYθ Alignment Stages from OES!

OES XY Theta Stages

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.

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Motion Control Application- Intra-aortic pump powered by miniature brushless DC motors provides heart failure patients an aid to help hearts rest and heal!

The Maxon EC 6 motor brushless DC motor is the second smallest drive in the maxon family.

Maxon motion control application - Inter-aortic heart Pump

Fall River, MA -- Motion Control Components Application - Chronic heart failure patients draw hope from a new technology. A team of life science entrepreneurs in Houston, Texas has developed the first catheter-deployed circulatory assist device intended for long-term use. Procyrion, Inc.’s Aortix™ provides a minimally invasive treatment option for the more than two million chronic heart failure patients in the USA alone who are too sick for medication. This pre-clinical cardiologist tool dramatically reduces risks associated with circulatory support devices and enables treatment of younger, healthier patients before progressive damage occurs

Assisting the natural function of the heart, the intra-aortic pump has been thoughtfully designed as an alternative to large, cumbersome surgical devices currently providing full circulatory support.

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Motion Control Stages - XY Cross Roller Positioning Stages from H2W Tech.

H2W Technologies XY Crossed Roller Positioning System

Santa Clarita, CA —-- Motion Control Components - XY Cross Roller Positioning Stages - The XRS-19-09-XY-001 is a XY crossed roller positioning stage uses a brushless linear motor to generate a continuous/peak force of 52.4 lbs [233.1 N] (bottom axis), 52.4 lbs [233.1 N] (top axis) with a total stroke length of 19.0 in [482.6 mm] (bottom axis), 9.0 in [228.6 mm] (top axis). The top axis is able to directly mount to the moving bottom axis motor. This helps reduce the overall height and moving mass of the system. The non-contact 1-micron resolution encoder allows for precise positioning. It is guided by a rigid high accuracy crossed roller bearing.

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Universal XYZ Robot for Microscopy and Pipetting Applications from Intellidrives!

Intellidrives Motion Control Component - Pipetting Robot

Philadelphia, PA, - Motion Control Components and Systems - Manual pipetting is a time-consuming process that can lead to repetitive stress injuries. Automatic pipetting involves the use of robots to perform this type of tedious bench work, allowing scientists more time to design experiments and analyze data.


"Pipetting" refers to the use of pipettes, which are laboratory tools commonly used in biology and chemistry. They’re generally used to dispense a measured volume of liquid, although a pipette’s specific design can vary considerably from single pieces made of glass to complex devices that use electronics.

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FLUIDLINE Bearings, Pillow, and Flange Blocks From LM76 Are FDA/USDA and 3A-Dairy Compliant!

Motion Control Components are FDA/USDA and 3A-Dairy Compliant!

E. Longmeadow, MA - Motion Control Components - Linear Motion - Linear Motion - LM76 FluidLine Linear/Rotary bearings are FDA/USDA & 3A Dairy Complaint. They are also caustic wash down inert. FluidLine bearings one piece construction has benefits over traditional Teflon Composite lined aluminum bearings: if you have a wear situation, Teflon Composite Bearings have a .035" Teflon Composite Liner. Once you wear through the liner, you are into the aluminum shell. FluidLine bearings will simply wear more and more until they are too sloppy and can replaced at your convenience. They are also less expensive in volume because there are fewer manufacturing operations. We can easily design and produce special ID's, OD's, Lengths and features such as flanges.

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Motion Control - Rolled Ball Screws from Steinmeyer!

Motion Control Components - Steinmeyer Rolled Ball Screws

Steinmeyer Rolled ball screws provides an excellent price-performance ratio. They are used for applications with lower requirements for efficiency and lifetime.

BURLINGTON, MA --Motion Control Components - Rolled ball screws from Steinmeyer are in most of the cases a highly attractive alternative compared with other driving solutions, like rack and pinion or belt-drive systems. Steinmeyer rolled ball screws are used in linear modules in handling applications, in medical applications, and also on the feed axis in woodworking machining centers.

Through a highly efficient and fully automated deformation process in the manufacturing of the screw shafts, Steinmeyer rolled ball screws exhibit a very attractive price-to-performance ratio, along with high precision.

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Motion Control - Endless Torque... ...The EC-i 52 DC Motor by Maxon Motor!

Motion Control Components - Miniature High Torque Brushless DC Motor from Maxon

Maxon motors introduces the Miniature DC brushless EC-i 25 motor.

Fall River, MA -- With their optimized magnetic circuit and special rotor, the new brushless DC motors from maxon deliver an impressive amount of torque. The EC-i 52 drives are considered to be high quality at an attractive price.

There is an increasing demand for DC motors that are powerful and compact, especially in applications such as robotics and industrial automation. Swiss drive specialist, maxon motor, has developed a range of brushless DC motors that meet these special requirements: the EC-i High Torque.

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CANopen Brushless Servo Amplifiers Establish a New Benchmark in Versatility!

Motion Control Components - CANopen DigiFlex-Servo Amplifiers from Servo2Go

Greenville, DE —-Motion Control Components - CANopen is a robust and low cost serial protocol that offers enhanced diagnostic and control capabilities with reasonable bandwidth. Advanced Motion Controls’ DigiFlex® Performance™ drives follow the CiA DS301 communications profile and the CiA DS402 device profile

The DigiFlex® Performance™ panel and pcb mount servo drives offer full tuning control of all servo loops and are designed for distributed or centralized servo systems. These servo drives utilize CANopen® communication and are commissioned with AMC’s user friendly DriveWare® Software via an RS-232 interface.

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Now In Stock - Miniature Ball Screws Available from Steinmeyer!

Motion Control Components - Steinmeyer - In Stock Miniature Ball Screws

Steinmeyer Stocks a Selection of Miniature Ball Screws for OFF-THE-SHELF Delivery!

BURLINGTON, MA --Motion Control Components – Steinmeyer, the German-based maker of precision ball screws, announces a new program to stock a selection of miniature ball screws. The samples are available now for immediate shipment. The program involves stocking a selection of catalog designs that are mainly intended for use as prototypes for new customers. It is ideal for engineers needing miniature ball screws for early-stage development of precision machines, instruments and devices. Stock consists of diameter selections of 3mm, 6mm, 8mm, and 12mm, with a variety of pitches and lengths. Nut designs include threaded or cylindrical.

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