Motion Control – Power-Off Brakes for NEMA 17 & NEMA 23 Servo and Step Motors!

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Greenville, DE —-Motion Control Components – The MPC is a power-off brake module with an output shaft. The unit mounts directly on to a NEMA C-Face servo or stepper motor and the output can also be coupled to a NEMA C-Face gear reducer.

This brake is designed to decelerate or hold an inertial load when the voltage is turned off. When voltage is applied, the friction disc is released and the brake is free of torque. This power-off brake is best suited for parking brake applications used to hold a load in position, and is ideal for creating brake motor packages for small servo & stepper frame motors.

Key Features:

  • Mounts directly to any NEMA 17 or NEMA 23, frame servo or step motor
  • Includes all necessary mounting hardware
  • 12VDC, 24VDC, 90VDC or 120VAC windings available
  • 12″ lead wire termination
  • Low current consumption
  • Output shaft can be coupled to any NEMA 17 or NEMA 23, frame servo or step motor
  • Optional metric input & output diameters

More information on these New Power-Off Brakes for NEMA 17 & NEMA 23 Servo and Step Motors available from Servo2Go.com can be viewed at: https://www.servo2go.com/product.php?ID=100229&cat=

These and other Motion Control Products are available through www.Servo2Go.com

For further information on this new product or others in our extensive product portfolio, call 1- 877-378-0240 or e-mail Warren Osak atwarren@servo2go.com or visit Servo2Go.com at: www.Servo2Go.com

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Motion Control – Linear Focus Actuator from Equipment Solutions

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Sunnyvale, CA, —The LFA-1205 Linear Focus Actuator is a high performance compact positioning system.  It was specifically developed for optical applications requiring both high precision and high-speed positioning over a short to medium stroke.  The LFA-1205 is well suited for optical focusing and other micropositioning applications such as scanning interferometry, surface structure analysis, disk drive testing, autofocus systems, confocal microscopy, bio-technology, semiconductor test equipment.  Note that this motor is normally configured with an analog position feedback sensor and can be optionally equipped with a digital quadrature feedback element.    The key to this products immense success is its novel tubular architecture.  This arrangement provides a means to send the optical path directly through the middle of the motor.  The moving optic attached to the motors ‘C-mount’ is not cantilevered and so has no torques.  The LFA-1205 Linear Focus Actuator is directly compatible with the SCA814 Servo Controlled Amplifier.

  • 12 Millimeter clear aperture
  • 5 millimeters of linear motion
  • <50 nanometer positioning repeatability
  • Small Step Response of <1 millisecond
  • Threaded lens mount
  • 70 x 70 x 50 millimeters, 600 grams

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By design, the LFA-1205 Linear Focus Actuator rotates approximately 0.1 degrees or 1.7 milliradians for every 1 millimeter of translation.  Through manufacturing tolerances only there can be a small amount of pitch and roll motion that is induced during the intended translation.  These small but real error sources are routinely characterized during the manufacturing process  using our AC400 Digital Autocollimator to control product uniformity.

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Equipment Solutions, Inc. (ESI) is a provider of engineering and manufacturing services. ESI specializes in the design and production of automation and instrumentation products including motion control components and sub systems. ESI’s products range from galvanometer amplifiers with an integrated arbitrary waveform generator, to high-resolution displacement sensors, voice coil and stepper motor stages, amplifiers and controllers.

For additional information contact Jeff Knirck at Equipment Solutions, 1098 W. Evelyn Ave. Suite #102; Sunnyvale, CA 94086; Tel: 408-245-7161, Fax: 408-245-7160, E-Mail: info@equipsolutions.com or visit the Website at http://www.equipsolutions.com

 

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The Engineering Edge – Application – Whisper Slides for Harvesting Honey

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Sometimes, an application leads you to an immediate, off-the-shelf solution – like this one. Harvesting bee honey is a seasonal opportunity and these systems are hauled across the country to make it happen. They need to be all weather, tough and maintenance-free. The next time you take some honey and put it in your tea, think of us – LM76.

 

About LM76 and “The Engineering Edge”

Founded in 1976, LM76 has been a leading designer/manufacturer of linear bearings, slides and linear motion systems. LM76 is renowned for its industry leading Minuteman PTFE Composite linear bearings. LM76 is a leading supplier of precision linear shafting: RC60, 300 Series Stainless Steel, and ceramic-coated aluminum shafting. LM76 also offers several FDA/USDA compliant linear bearings and slides for the food processing, pharmaceutical, medical, and packaging industries.

When others think catalog …   … LM76 thinks solution!

For additional information contact Mike Quinn at: LM76, 140 Industrial Dr., E. Longmeadow, MA 01028; Telephone: 413-525-4166, Fax: 413-525-3735 or E-Mail: mquinn@lm76.com or visit the website at http://www.lm76.com

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Motion Control – Custom Linear Mechanisms

Custom Linear Mechanisms from Steinmeyer …

Welcome to Where Precision Is.  You Can Turn to Steinmeyer for Design and Assembly of Custom Linear Mechanisms for your Precision Positioning Systems
Modern mechatronic systems consist of numerous precision components that must be assembled in complex configurations. Here, every detail counts.Steinmeyer Mechatronik, a division of August Steinmeyer GmbH, offers design and assembly services for a variety of demanding applications.We have deep experience in medical devices, laboratory instrumentation, optical inspection & semiconductor positioning. Our engineers can implement your finished design or optimize your concept.

For Example …

Mask Aligner for Laser Microstructuring

High-precision positioning in semiconductor technology

The mask system provides the fine adjustment and exact alignment of exposure masks in semiconductor lithography. The XY theta adjustment has three linear axes (two vertical and one horizontal) and has a parallel kinematic structure. The two vertical axes generate vertical stroke (same movement) as well as rotation (opposite movement). Parallel alignment of the three drives enables movement in three degrees of freedom; mechanical redundancy in determination is thus ruled out.

Special materials for use in demanding environments

The mask system was specially developed for use under ultraviolet radiation and in an ultra-dry nitrogen atmosphere. These specific environmental conditions require special materials and lubricants. Thus, to minimize stray radiation, all structural parts are coated with a Bilathal coating that absorbs ultraviolet radiation. It also uses a highly specialized lubricant based on perfluoropolyether. PFPE oil exhibits excellent chemical stability and extremely low outgassing even under ultraviolet radiation. It is also thermally stable, non-flammable and insoluble in water, acids, bases and most organic solvents.

Optimized maintenance concept

For maintenance, the system can be moved laterally out of the optical axis into service positions. A magnetically pre-stressed quick-change mechanism provides quick and easy replacement of the mask in just a few steps when necessary. Maintenance of the motors and initiators, which are designed as exchangeable modules, is just as uncomplicated

Steinmeyer has decades of experience in precision assembly. All of our systems, whether single or multi-axis, are manufactured carefully. Our high standards, monitored continuously through vigorous quality systems, are evident in every assembly we produce. We pay attention to every detail.


Trust Steinmeyer With Linear Mechanism Solutions:

    • We can assemble custom linear mechanisms of all sizes – from miniature actuators using 3 mm linear rails, to 3 m long lifting mechanisms.
    • As an added value, our engineers will offer innovative ideas for optimizing your design.
    • We can quote a completely assembled module, including sourcing of key components!
    • We offer our customers the advantage of a close working relationship, enabling us to provide you with the best possible solution to meet your needs.

Contact Person for Custom Linear Modules

Bruce Gretz

Phone: 781-273-6220

Bruce Gretz   bruce.gretz@steinmeyer.com

About Steinmeyer

In the realm of linear motion control, Steinmeyer is synonymous with precision, innovation, and exacting standards of quality. We are the world’s longest continuously-operating manufacturer of commercial ball screws, our main product line. As an added value, we offer customized linear modules from our highly innovative and experienced Mechatronik division. Designed and manufactured in Germany, our products are used globally in precision positioning for medical devices, lab instruments, and other mechatronic applications. Steinmeyer engineers will work closely with you to customize our offering to deliver a solution that meets your technical requirements and budget.

For further information on Steinmeyer our extensive product portfolio, call 1-781-273-6220 or visit Steinmeyer at: www.steinmeyer.com

 

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Motion Control – Maxon’s HPSC (High Performance Sensorless Control!)

Motion Control – Maxon’s HPSC (High Performance Sensorless Control!)

Maxon motor introduces HPSC sensorless speed and torque with compact wiring and slim design

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Fall River, MA — Motion Control Components – Miniature – Maxon Motor has developed a sensorless speed and torque control solution called “HPSC”. This new technology allows FOC (field oriented control) for brushless motors without sensors from full stop to full speed under load. This HPSC uses a sophisticated signal injection algorithm which precisely determines the rotor position for a smooth startup each and every time.

  • Low noise, No vibrations
  • Maximum power efficiency
  • Robust and reliable

This system contains an HPSC module 24/5 – dimension and power range can be adapted if required. The firmware of the module may be customized for every drive system. HPSC is a custom made solution ideal for surgical systems, fluid delivery systems, rehabilitation & prosthetics. Contact maxon for more details info@maxonmotorusa.com

Comprehensive documentation and software are included with every delivery, and are also available for you to download from our website at www.maxonmotor.com.

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Motion Control – Low Cost, Highly Reliable Solenoid Control Modules Available from OES!

OES Solenoid Control Modules

 

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Van Nuys, CA – — Motion Control Components– – Optimal Engineering Systems, Inc. (OES) offers seven types of advance solenoid control modules including: Pick-and-Hold Driver, Proportional (PWM) Driver, Closed Loop Solenoid Process Control, Pick-and-Drop, Load On-Off Power Cycling, Dual Proportional Valve Controller, and Serially Controlled Solenoid Driver modules. Applications of these compact modules measuring just 3.000 in. x 3.000 in. include: Solenoids, valves, actuators (including Voice Coils), DC motors, electromagnets, hydraulics, LEDs, power amplifiers for electro-pneumatic proportional valves, and pressure and flow control valves.

To precisely fit an application there are multiple variations of each of the seven basic types of modules listed above to select from, for example: Single device – low side driver, two device – low side driver, single device – selectable low and high side driver, two device – selectable low and high side driver, +50 VDC or +80 VDC versions, currant versions, serially controlled, and Bi-directional load cycling versions to name just a few.

Stand features of these compact, low cost off-the shelf, modules are: High efficiency, microcomputer based, very high reliability, simple supply from +9 VDC to +50 VDC, and High output current 15 Amps peak , 4 Amps RMS. The modules also incorporates a Flyback (Snubber, Freewheeling) Diode per Output device. For details on each type of module and all the variations available go to http://www.oesincorp.com/solenoidelectronics.htm.

Optional accessories are: Solenoid Commander card, Solenoid Control Module, DIN Rail Mounting Bracket, Track Ball and Joystick controllers, Solenoid Control System, and various solenoids. Additionally, all components can be order as a complete Plug-and-Play System.

About OES Optimal Engineering Systems, Inc. (OES) is a manufacturer of motion control products including: Stepper motor controllers and drivers, solenoid electronics, and positioning stages and slides. Applications include: Animation, automated assembly systems, automation, CNC machines, flight simulation, inspection systems, linear and rotary stages, machine tools, medical devices, motion control camera boom systems, optical comparators, CMMs, pan-tilt gimbals, PCB assembly & inspection, pick-and-place, positioning stages, robotics, scanners, security cameras, telescope drive mechanisms, time-lapse photography and winders

Some of the industries OES serves are: Aerospace, Astronomy, Chemical, Communications, Educational Institutes, University, Colleges, Government Agencies, National Labs, Manufacturing, Medical, Metrology, Military, Motion Control, Museum, News Agencies, Semiconductor and Test Equipment. Optimal Engineering Systems, Inc’s. competitive advantage is its state-of-the-art in-house manufacturing facility in North America enabling OES to supply clients with custom designed orders or high volume just-in-time deliveries globally.

For additional information contact Customer Service at Optimal Engineering Systems, Inc. (OES) , 6901 Woodley Ave, Van Nuys, CA 91406; Tel: 888-7071-1826, +1 (818) 222-9200, E-Mail: sales@oesincorp.com or visit the website at http://www.oesincorp.com

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Motion Control – Compact Linear Induction Motor Is Available from H2W Technologies!

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Santa Clarita, CA —– Motion Control – H2W engineers have developed a compact Linear Induction Motor (LMAA-04-01) that can generate 10.6 lbs [47 N] at a 15% duty cycle. Operating at 208 VAC 3-phase 60 Hz, the synchronous velocity of this LIM is 160 in/sec [4 m/s]. This LIM was designed for high speed operation; however, it can also be operated at stall (zero speed) to produce static thrust. This motor is encapsulated using high temperature 350°F [176°] potting compound which protects the components and seals it from moisture.

A non-contacting, high speed, linear motor measuring just 8.7 in. [223 mm] long x 3.0 in. [75 mm] wide x 1.7 in. [43 mm] high this LIM operates on the same principal as a rotary, squirrel cage, induction motor. They are typically used in applications that do not require positioning.

The 3-phase coil assembly can be directly connected to the AC line for single speed applications or to an adjustable frequency drive for variable speed control of the motor. The motors are reversible and can also be dynamically braked.

The laminated coil assembly is used in conjunction with a customer supplied aluminum and steel reaction plate to produce a force. A customer supplied bearing system is required to maintain the .125 in. [3.0 mm] air gap between the coil assembly and the reaction plate. The length of the reaction plate is typically equal to the coil assembly length plus the stroke.

Advantages:

  • Only 2 Parts
  • Wide Speed Range
  • No Maintenance
  • Non-contact
  • Ease of Control and Installation

Typical LIM Applications:

  • Conveying Systems
  • Baggage Handling
  • Personal Rapid Transport Systems
  • Theme Park Rides
  • Active linear braking systems

See Product: https://www.h2wtech.com/product/linear-induction/LMAA-04-01″

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About H2W Technologies, Inc.

H2W Technologies, Inc. is dedicated to the design and manufacture of linear and rotary motion products that are used in the motion control industry. The complete line of linear electric motors includes: Single and dual axis linear steppers, DC brush and brushless linear motors, voice coil actuators, and AC induction motors. Also offered is a complete line of ball screw, lead screw and belt driven positioning stages.

Other motion control products include: Limited angle torque motors for compact, limited angular excursion rotary servo applications, 3 phase brushless rotary servo motors with matching digital servo amplifiers and permanent magnet linear brakes for fail-safe, zero power braking for baggage handling and people moving applications as well as amusement park rides.

With over 75 years combined experience in the linear and rotary motion field, the H2W Technologies team of engineers offers the optimal solution to the most demanding motion control, requirements.

For additional information contact Mark Wilson at H2W Technologies, 26380 Ferry Ct, Santa Clarita, CA 91350; Tel: 888-702-0540, Fax: 661-251-2067, E-Mail: info@h2wtech.com or visit the website at http://www.h2wtech.com

 

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The Engineering Edge – “New Design” Pillow Blocks from LM76!

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When our customer, a major European manufacturer of machinery for the paper industry, informed us they were having failures with linear bearings in their robotic paper slicing system, we listened. As a robotic arm swings around (360 degrees) it slices the paper to length. After cutting the paper to length, a linear table below indexes new paper forward for cutting. After making the desired cut, the blade then passes through sharpeners below – located in the indexing table – where the linear bearings are located. As the blade passes through the sharpeners, it deposits a fine metal dust on the shafts. As the bearings pass over the shafts, the metallic grit invades the bearing – eventually leading to bearing failure. Because there are 32 pillow – 50mm – pillow block bearing assemblies, change-out is no small matter. LM76 designed an End Cap/Beryllium Scraper Seal kit which is retained in both ends of the pillow block. We were able to cut downtime by 90%. The customer is extremely pleased they found an answer. But the answer was not found in any catalog, it had to be designed and manufactured. 

 

About LM76 and “The Engineering Edge”

Founded in 1976, LM76 has been a leading designer/manufacturer of linear bearings, slides and linear motion systems. LM76 is renowned for its industry leading Minuteman PTFE Composite linear bearings. LM76 is a leading supplier of precision linear shafting: RC60, 300 Series Stainless Steel, and ceramic-coated aluminum shafting. LM76 also offers several FDA/USDA compliant linear bearings and slides for the food processing, pharmaceutical, medical, and packaging industries.

When others think catalog …   … LM76 thinks solution!

For additional information contact Mike Quinn at: LM76, 140 Industrial Dr., E. Longmeadow, MA 01028; Telephone: 413-525-4166, Fax: 413-525-3735 or E-Mail: mquinn@lm76.com or visit the website at http://www.lm76.com

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Motion Control Components – New EtherCAT Drive from Galil Motion Control!

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Vaughan, Ontario, Canada — Motion Control Components — The EDD-3701x EtherCAT slave drive joins Galil’s EtherCAT Family. This family has grown to include two EtherCAT masters and an I/O slave with both digital and analog I/O points. The EDD-3701x is a motor amplifier that operates in an EtherCAT distributed system where there are up to 32 slave drives and one master. It has a daisy chain topology using standard CAT5 Ethernet cables. The EDD-3701x can interface with Galil masters (DMC-500×0 and DMC-52xx0) for sophisticated applications or with TwinCAT® for very simple applications.

The EDD-3701x series has the ability to control brushed, brushless, steppers, and microstepping motors (See Table 1 for more details). Unlike the competition, the EDD-3701x can both control a motor and also has 8 digital inputs, 4 digital outputs, 2 analog inputs, and 2 analog outputs. All I/O information from these drives are accessible by the EtherCAT master. This capability can eliminate the need for separate EtherCAT I/O devices. The configuration of the EDD-3701x is done using the Galil’s GDK software. Simply connect to a PC via EDD-3701x’s USB port, follow the GDK configuration tool process, and start moving motors. The EDD-3701x also comes with a setup guide to get the user from taking the EDD out of the box to moving motors in a manner of minutes

The EDD-3701x has a small form factor with just 3.9”x5.0”x1.5”. It can operate in either Cyclic Synchronous Position mode (CSP) or Cyclic Synchronous Torque mode (CST). It also accepts quadrature encoder feedback up to 15 MHz.

 

CLICK HERE For additional information on the EDD-3701x EtherCAT Slave Drive

About Electromate:

Electromate’s Core Purpose is to help Manufacturers build better machines using differentiated automation technology. They specialize in Robotic and Mechatronic Solutions for the Industrial Automation marketplace. Respected by customers as a premiere source for High Performance Automation and Motion Control Components & Systems, Electromate® specializes in AC & DC Servo and Stepper Motors & Drives, Motion & Automation Controllers, Positioning Systems & Actuators, Feedback Devices, Gearing Products and HMI’s & Operator Displays, all supported via extensive product selection, just-in-timedelivery, dedicated customer service and technical engineering support.

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For further information on this new product or others in our extensive product portfolio, call 1-877-SERVO99 (737-8699) or e-mail Warren Osak at sales@electromate.com or visit Electromate at: www.electromate.com

Motion Control – BSMAE Series of XY Stages with Precision Ball Screws from Intellidrives!

Checkout the BSMAE Series of XY Stages with Precision Ball Screws from Intellidrives!

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Philadelphia, PA, — Motion Control Components and Systems – XY stages with precision ball screws – Intellidrives new Low profile motorized actuators with precision ball screw provide exceptional accuracy, repeatability and ultra-fine positioning resolution capability to 1 micron in a very compact, low profile unit. They are ideal for space-critical applications such as optical, laser applications and vacuum operation.

 

There are 2 models in the series to select from:

XY-BSMAE-F40S

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XY Stroke

mm

100×100
200×200
300×300

Screw lead

mm

5, 10

Motor mounts size

Nema17 (Nema23)

Motor type

Stepper (standard)

Servo/encoder

Load

kg

5

Repeatability

micron

30

Stage weight

kg

6

Speed

mm/sec

50 – 100 (stepper)

100 – 200 (servo)

Open loop Micro-stepping resolution = screw_lead/200/microsteps_per_step

where: motor has 200 full steps/rev;

driver micro-stepping resolution 64, 128, 256 micro-steps/step

Closed loop servo resolution = screw_lead/encoder_cpr/4

where: encoder_cpr is number of encoder counts per revolution;

4 is post-quad processing in the motion controller

XY_BSMAE-F40X

Intellidrives Motion Control Ball Screw XY -Systems

XY Stroke

mm

100×100
200×200
300×300

Screw lead

mm

5, 10

Motor mounts size

Nema17 (Nema23)

Motor type

Stepper (standard)

Servo/encoder

Load

kg

5

Repeatability

micron

30

Stage weight

kg

6

Speed

mm/sec

50 – 100 (stepper)

100 – 200 (servo)

Open loop Micro-stepping resolution = screw_lead/200/microsteps_per_step

where: motor has 200 full steps/rev;

driver micro-stepping resolution 64, 128, 256 micro-steps/step

Closed loop servo resolution = screw_lead/encoder_cpr/4

where: encoder_cpr is number of encoder counts per revolution;

4 is post-quad processing in the motion controller

MULTI-AXES NETWORKING JUST GOT SIMPLER

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No need to daisy chain multiple axes, just plug USB cables into USB hub and control unlimited number of axes with a GUI.

XY Stages driven by SMART “all-in-one” solution with motor, driver, controller and encoder in the single compact package.

INTELLIGENT ACTUATORS are member of the Compact Positioning Stages family of linear, rotary, XY and vertical lift stages.

Two or more stages can easily be mounted together in numerous combinations using adapter plates and brackets.

INTELLIGENT ACTUATORS can easily “talk over” USB 2.0 interfaces and come with powerful yet easy to use software packages for system start-up and integration, like communication drivers, linkable DLL libraries, National Instruments Labview drivers and VI examples, GUI and easy-to-use DXF conversion software.

 

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About IntelLiDrives —

IntelLiDrives, Inc. manufactures linear actuators, XY tables and rotary tables for the industry, government, science and research institutions around the world. Our precision rotary actuators, XY stages and linear actuators are used in the applications in medical devices, life sciences, semiconductor and electronic assembly manufacturing, data storage, laser processing, military/aerospace, photonics, automotive and test assembly, research and development and other industries requiring high precision and throughput motion control solutions.

For further information on this new product or others in our extensive product portfolio, call 1-215-728-6804 or e-mail Intellidrives at sales@intellidrives.com or go Intellidrive – Contact Us at: www.intellidrives.com/contact-us

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