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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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Motion Control Application- Vacuum Compatible Maxon Motors for Extreme Conditions!

Maxon Motor spent several months working alongside Instrument Design Technology (IDT) to customize a small, brushless motor to perform in the extreme vacuum conditions of the synchrotron. This article highlights the challenges in the design.

Maxon motion control application - Maxon EC22 HD Motor




Fall River, MA -- Motion Control Components Application - The Diamond Light Source particle accelerator in Oxfordshire has been used for projects as diverse as analyzing the effects of strain on aircraft wings, studying the behavior of the HIV virus, and even reading ancient letters without opening them. The 45,000m2 synchrotron facility works by accelerating electrons to 3GeV, generating beams of synchrotron light, up to ten billion times brighter than the sun, in order to understand molecular structures. To prevent electrons being lost in collision with air molecules, the whole process is undertaken in a vacuum; around one billion times lower than atmospheric pressure. Clearly, creating scientific instrumentation for such conditions requires great specialist knowledge, and Widnes-based Instrument Design Technology (IDT) supplies the world’s leading synchrotron facilities.

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The World’s Most Compact 3000 W Integrated Servo Motor Available from Electromate!

Electromate offers 3000 Watt Integrated Servo from JVL


JVL presents a new AC Servo Motor with built-in controller, Nano-PLC and direct AC mains supply with same capacity and length as traditional servo motors




Vaughan, Ontario, Canada -- Motion Control Components - JVL, the European leader in the development of integrated servo and stepper motor technology, has now again developed a new and unique product in the field of integrated motor control. JVL’s newest additions to their portfolio is a complete, high-capacity MAC motor® with rating of 3000W. MAC motor®s are complete servo systems including a high-dynamic AC servo motor, hall-sensors, encoder, power supply, driver and positioning controller and Nano-PLC, as well as facilities for incorporating various control modules such as Bluetooth, WLAN, ZigBee, EtherCAT, EtherNet/IP, CANopen, DeviceNet, Profibus, Profinet, Nano PLC, RS232/RS485/USB, Process Control, etc.

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Motion Control - Four Axes Cylindrical Robot from Intellidrives!

Intellidrives Cylindrical Robot







Philadelphia, PA, -- Motion Control Components and Systems - A cylindrical robot has at least one rotary joint at the base and at least one prismatic joint to connect the links. Along the joint axis, the rotary joint uses a rotational motion; along the prismatic joint, it moves in a linear motion. Their movements occur within a cylindrical-shaped work envelope. Cylindrical robots are used for assembly operations, handling of machine tools and die-cast machines, and spot welding.

Four axes cylindrical robot features two linear axis and two rotary axes around respective linear axis.

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Motion Control - Voice Coil Positioning Stage - VCS13-108-LB-01-MCF from H2W Technologies

H2W Technologies Voice Coil Positioning Stage







Santa Clarita, CA —-- Motion Control - The VCS13-108-LB-01-MCF voice coil positioning stage uses H2W voice coil motor NCC13-30-108-1SH to generate a continuous/peak force of 10.8 lbs [48.0 N]/32.4 lbs [144 N] with a total stroke length of 1.3 in [31.8 mm]. The 1.0-micron resolution encoder allows for precise positioning. The load cell with signal conditioner (100 N capacity, 1 N resolution) allows for 1-100 N of push/pull force feedback. It comes supplied with a rigid recirculating ball linear bearing. The motor coil is the moving part of the assembly to reduce the moving mass of the system. Power is supplied to the motor via a high flex, high reliability flat ribbon cable.

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Metric High Precision Sintered Bronze, Bronze Alloy, and Iron Bearings Are "Self Lubricating!"

Linear Motion Control  - LM76 High Precision-Sintered Powder Metal Bearings!







E. Longmeadow, MA Motion -- Control Components - Linear Motion - Available off-the-shelf, cylindrical, self lubricating, sintered bronze bearings from LM76 feature: Very high precision (e.g +2μ to +12μ for 2mm ID bearings), high load capacity (100kg/sq cm), high speed 30,000 rpm) and rapid oscillation capabilities, low/high temperature (-60OC to +230OC), very low coefficient of friction (0.02), and low noise. These reliable, economic bearings are available in metric sizes (2 mm to 100 mm ID by 2 mm to 120 mm long) and have applications in: Appliances such as washing machines, exercise equipment, portable machine tools, toys, motors, packaging machinery, garden tools and machinery, vibration damping, and automotive equipment such as alternators.

These lifetime Self Lubricating bearings are impregnated in the sintering process with a lubricant to suit the application. Sintered bearings are available in lead free Bronze, bronze alloys and Iron. Additionally: Flanged bearings (IDs 3 mm to 60 mm by 4 mm to 60 mm long) and precision (ID tolerance ISO H7) Spherical bearings, with or without a collar, (IDs 4 mm to 12 mm by 10 mm to 23 mm ODs) are available, as well as custom sizes and designs.

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ServoStep Integrated Stepper Motor in size NEMA 17, torque up to 0.8 Nm!

Electromate offers Integrated ServoStep Motor from JVL







Vaughan, Ontario, Canada -- Motion Control Components -- JVL Industri Elektronik A/S, one of the world leaders in the field of integrated servo - and stepper motors introduces a new compact and slim stepper motor. The new ServoStep integrated stepper motor series MIS171 to MIS176 have a NEMA 17 42x42 mm flange and include controller with 6 different industrial Ethernet protocols, absolute multiturn encoder, closed loop and M12 connectors. This new motor family is based on the latest microprocessor and cooling technology and an advancement compared to previous designs.

All the necessary electronics in a stepper system are integrated in the motor itself and are similar to the concept used by other JVL motors, making it very easy to use in all kind of motion control stepper or servomotor applications.

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Dyadic actuators are compact mechatronic cylinders that feature a motor, encoder, drive & actuator in one integral package!

Motion Control Mechatronic Cylinders from Servo2Go







Greenville, DE —-Motion Control Components - Servo2Go.com has just added remarkable new additions to its broad range of cost-effective 24V electric linear actuators from Dyadic Systems. The SCN6 series actuators are compact yet powerful integrated mechatronic cylinders that feature a motor, encoder, drive and actuator in one integral package.

Dyadic Systems has developed the linear actuator drive mechanism such that the screw and nut are optimized for high accuracy, long life and low cost while delivering high speed and peak thrust. This blend of low-cost and high performance could only have been realized by the advanced technology of Dyadic Systems.

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Motion Control - LARGE AREA Travel (300 mm x 300 mm and 600 mm x 300mm) XY STAGES!

Intellidrives Motion Control XY Profile Rail 300x300 and 600x300 mm Stages







Philadelphia, PA, -- Motion Control Components and Systems - The demand for a high accuracy, robust, XY stages is met with IntelLIDrives 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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Advanced Manufacturing and Materials Have Made an Innovative, Highly Efficient Traction Drive Possible!

Rolling Motion Industries MAR 17 & 23 1 Way 2 to 1 Traction Drives







North Babylon, NY - Rolling Motion Industries (RMI) has released two high efficiency traction drives. The MAR-17-1-2.1 Traction Drive and the MAR-23-1-2.1 Traction Drive. These are 1-Way traction drives with only six moving parts and use an engineered traction fluid with a coefficient of friction of just 0.1 to 0.12. These traction drives typically last three times longer than conventional gearboxes and with no metal to metal contact these high efficiency drives generate up to 72% less heat after 24 hours of continuous operation, Additionally they create up to 38% lower dB at 3000 rpm (less than a home refrigerator) than conventional gearboxes. Even though there is no metal to metal contact there is no slippage or lost motion between the input and output shafts.

The MAR17-1-2.1 Traction Drive is designed for speeds to 3600 rpm with 10 to 20 in/lbs of torque, and the MAR-23-1-2.1 Traction Drive is rated for 3600 rpm with 20 to 30 in/lbs of torque. Operating at temperatures that are lower than a motor's, with low vibration, and no torque losses from 10 to 3000 rpm, these traction drives permit a motor to operate at peak efficiency.

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Open Aperture Voice Coil Stage Features 1 Micron Positioning Resolution!

MotiCont - Motion Control Clear Apeture Voice Coil Stage







Van Nuys, CA - Motion Control Components - The compact HCDS-025-038-02-B1-01 Voice Coil Stage from Moticont has a foot print of just 2.000 in. (54.0 mm) wide by 5.000 in (127.0 mm) long and features a positioning resolution of 1 micron and a 0.125 in. (3.175 mm) open aperture. This precision cross roller stage has a 0.97 in. (24.6 mm) range of motion with 1.0 lb. (4.4 N) of continuous force and 3.2 lb (14.2 N) peak force. The zero cogging, clean, quiet, efficient, low inertia, high acceleration, high speed voice coil driven stage has a built-in home switch for accurate initialization. As the coil is fixed and the magnetic assembly moves, there are no moving electrical components to fail. Designed for closed loop servo operation an integral quadrature optical encoder with differential outputs is included.

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Motion Control - High Precision, Low Profile, Motorized, Ball Bearing Linear Guide Stages Are Available from OES!

OES Motorized X Axis Ball Bearing Linear Guide Stages







Van Nuys, CA – -- Motion Control - Optimal Engineering Systems, Inc. (OES) offers two series of low cost, low profile, motorized ball bearing linear guide (profile rail) positioning stages. The AQ140 Series and the AQ150 Series of linear stages are available off-the-shelf in travel lengths of: 50 mm (1.969 in), 100 mm (3.937 in), 150 mm (5.905 in), 200 mm (7.874 in), 300 mm (11.811 in), 400 mm (15.748 in), 500 mm (19.685 in). These 2 µ resolution stages (achieved with a 10 micro-steps per step stepper motor driver) are ideal for: Laser machining, testing, pick-and-place, inspection, sorting, wafer handling, semiconductor, assembly, metrology, and photonics in industrial, laboratory, and medical applications.

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