Motion Control – XYZ Voice Coil Positioning Stage from H2W Technologies!

H2W Technologies XYZ Voice Coil Positioning Stage

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Santa Clarita, CA —– Motion Control Components – H2W Technologies designed the VCS20-20-03-MC-01-XYZ as a 3-axis positioning solution where compact size and cost were important. Using voice coil motors, instead of 3-phase brushless linear motors, significantly reduced the overall size, weight, and cost of the system.

The VCS20-20-03-MC-01-XYZ is a closed loop voice coil driven XYZ positioning stage. It is ideal for three axis positioning applications. It uses H2W voice coil motors NCC20-18-020-1A (XY Horizontal Axis) and NCC03-15-050-2X (Vertical Z-Axis). The XY Horizontal Axis motors have a 2.00″ [50.8 mm] stroke; generate 2.0 lbs [8.9 N] of continuous force and 6.0 lbs [26.7 N] of peak force. The Vertical Z-Axis motor has a 0.25″ [6.4 mm] stroke; generates 5.0 lbs [22.3 N] of continuous force and 15.0 lbs [66.8 N] of peak force. The 1.0-micron resolution encoders allow for precise positioning. It comes supplied with precise linear bearings that allow for smooth and rigid motion. The motor coil is the moving part of the assembly in order to reduce the moving mass of the system. Power is supplied to the motor via a high flex, high reliability flat ribbon cable.

Features include:

  • Compact, small footprint positioning stage 
  • Light moving mass 
  • Three axes of coordinated motion 
  • Custom strokes, forces, and feedback resolution configurations available

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.

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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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Integrated 400Watt Servo Motor with 12-48VDC Battery Supply Voltage Available from Electromate!

Integrated 400Watt Servo Motor with 12-48VDC Battery Supply Voltage Available from Electromate!

Electromate offers JVL's MAC402 Motor

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Vaughan, Ontario, Canada — Motion Control Components — Designed for battery powered and low voltage applications the MAC402 is now available from Electromate The MAC402 is the VDC version of the popular MAC400 400W integrated servo motor. The supply range for the MAC402 is from 12VDC up to 48VDC, and full power of 400W (RMS) up to 1200W (peak) can be reached with 24 to 48VDC. This powerful, compact motor measures just 191mm (7.52 in.) x 60mm (2.36 in) x 114mm (4.49 in.) Applications include but are not limited to: Remotely operated robots, robotic vehicles, portable equipment, tracking devices, antenna mounts, and positioning devices.

MAC402 – The complete 400W solution for medium power ratings with battery supply 12-48VDC.

Peak power up to 1200W.

Choose between models with or without brakes.

IP55 standard. IP66 optional.

Wireless, Industrial Ethernet Connectivity or PLC build in.

JVL offers a 400W continuous (1200W peak) integrated servo motor in the supply range of 24 – 48VDC operating at 0 to 3000 RPM. In many applications it is not necessary to choose a 750W or larger motor as the 400W (1200W peak) motor will be sufficient, thereby reducing cost and saving space. MAC402 options include: Brake, absolute multi turn encoder, and planetary & cycloidal gearheads.

Electromate offers JVL's MAC402 Battery Powered Motor

A wide selection of communication modules is available for MAC402 motors including: Basic modules for Pulse-Direction (or analog input) or fieldbus modules including Profibus, Devicenet and CANopen, or programmable modules with easy connections to local sensors make integration into new and existing applications easy. Moreover, a wide variety of industrial Ethernet options are available: EtherCAT, EtherNet/IP, Profinet, Powerlink, Modbus TCP and Sercos III. With the VDC supply option the advantages of the MAC400 VAC servos have been expanded to include applications for battery and low voltage operation, from 12 to 48 VDC. With wireless options like WLAN/Wifi, Zigbee or Bluetooth, the MAC402 MAC motor® can run completely wireless.

New features:

  • Absolute multiturn encoder without battery
  • Real-time industrial Ethernet: Profinet, Ethernet/IP, MODBUS TCP, EtherCAT, Powerlink and SercosIII2 RS422 channels for encoder in/output and SSI encoder etc.6 I/O for capture of position, interrupt, counters, enable, timer and PLC functions

Expansion module you can choose between:

  • Basic Modules
  • Programmable Modules
  • Field Bus Modules
  • High Speed Multi-Axis Modules
  • Wireless Modules

A big advantage of using an integrated MAC motor® is that there is no need for a separate servo driver/controller. The advantages are: Space savings in the control cabinet, eliminating expensive motor and encoder cables, RFI/EFI noise is minimized due to internal cabling, and connection errors between driver and motor are eliminated. Additionally, service is much easier as the motor and controller are replaced as a single integrated unit minimizing downtime and maximizing production.

CLICK HERE to view more information on the Integrated Servo Motors from JVL Industri Elektronik.

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

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Motion Control – AxCent Servo Drives for Centralized Motion Control Systems!

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Motion Control Servo Drives from Servo2GoGreenville, DE — Motion Control – Servo Drives – The AxCent™ Servo Drive (Axes for Centralized control schemes) product platform from ADVANCED Motion Controls brings the proven and powerful performance expected of ADVANCED Motion Controls, with improvements to the design architecture that utilize our years of experience in the industry and the latest advancements in modern servo system design.

Motion Control AxCent drives operate with brushless (3Φ) permanent magnet motors as well as brushed (1Φ) motors and inductive loads, and are a cost effective solution that provide high performance and simplicity.

More information on the on the motion control AxCent Servo Drives from Advanced Motion Controls can be viewed at: https://www.servo2go.com/search.php?search=Axcent&D=PROD

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 at warren@servo2go.com or visit Servo2Go.com at: www.Servo2Go.com

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Motion Control – Linear Motion – Miniature Voice Coil Actuators from H2W Technologies, Inc.

H2W Technologies Miniature Voice Coil Actuators

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Santa Clarita, CA —– Motion Control – Linear Motion Actuators — H2W Technologies offers miniature versions of both our moving coil and moving magnet voice coil actuators. Additionally, we offer custom designed solutions to meet your application specifications.

H2W has built its smallest moving magnet voice coil actuator (NCM01-04-001-2IB) to date, with an outside diameter of 0.40 in [10 mm] and a length of 0.735 in [18.8 mm]. It has a stroke of 0.10 in [2.5 mm] and generates a continuous force of 0.10 lbs [0.45 N] and a peak force of 0.30 lbs [1.35 N]. It weighs just 0.20 ounces [5.7 grams]. This actuator utilizes a hardened shaft and sliding contact bushing to ensure long life, and is ideal for oscillatory motion. The compact design allows the actuator to be used in a number of handheld applications. Moving magnet voice coil actuators have built-in bearings so there is no need for the customer to add mass or complexity to their motion system to integrate a bearing, and there are no moving leads to worry about cable management.

Our smallest moving coil voice coil actuator (NCC01-04-001-1X) has an outside diameter of 0.44 in [11.1 mm] and a length of 0.36 in [9 mm]. It has a stroke of 0.13 in [3.2 mm] and generates a continuous force of 0.06 lbs [0.27 N] and a peak force of 0.18 lbs [0.8 N]. It weighs just 0.20 ounces [5.7 grams]. The bobbin has been constructed of plastic to prevent any damping forces that a metallic bobbin would create. The compact design allows the actuator to be used in a number of handheld applications.

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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Motion Control – IP65 Integrated Stepper Motors Available from Servo2Go!

Motion Control IP65 Intefrated Stepper available from Servo2Go

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Greenville, DE —-Motion Control – Applied Motion’s SWM integrated steppers are IP65 rated drive+motor units, fusing step motor and drive components into a single splashproof and dustproof device. This space-saving design eliminates wiring and saves on cost over conventional motor and drive solutions.

The motion control SWM24 integrated steppers combine high torque NEMA 24 step motors with a sophisticated, 6.0 A/phase (peak-of-sine) step motor drive. Power to the drive, located at the rear of the motor, must be supplied by an external DC supply. Applied Motion offers compatible 24 and 48 volt DC power supplies for exactly this purpose.

All SWM24 integrated steppers are RoHS and CE compliant.

Features include:

  • Torque to 340 oz-in
  • Rated IP65 for wet and dusty environments
  • M12 connectors
  • Anti-resonance
  • Torque ripple smoothing
  • Microstep emulation
  • NEMA 24 frame size
  • Stored programming option for stand-alone operation
  • Step direction, velocity and streaming command control modes
  • RS-232, Ethernet and EtherNet/IP Communication options
  • Modbus/RTU for easy communication with PLC or HMI
  • Built-in incremental encoder

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 at warren@servo2go.comor visit Servo2Go.com at: www.Servo2Go.com

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Motion Control Application- Maxon Drives Help People Walk Again!

At the first Cybathlon in Zürich, researchers are presenting the world’s best exoskeletons – devices that enable paraplegics to walk again. Motors from Switzerland play a central part in this development.

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Fall River, MA — Motion Control Components Application – On October 8th 2016, people with paraplegia are going on a footrace at the Cybathlon in Zürich. Aided by exoskeletons, they will compete against each other on an obstacle course to show the public how far advanced technology has come in this area.

Switzerland, is playing a central role in this process. Many of the exoskeletons are fitted with components from the canton of Obwalden – components without which there wouldn’t be a lot of movement to be observed.

From the planet Mars to an exoskeleton

Robotic suits have to be both powerful and lightweight. Too much weight would cause the battery to drain in no time. This presents a big challenge to developers. Most of the motors that are strong enough to power an exoskeleton are large and heavy. This is why engineers are turning to the Swiss company that already developed the drives for NASA’s Mars rovers: maxon motor. maxon drives are powerful, lightweight, and energy-efficient, meaning that they can conserve battery power, and be very durable.

“We spent decades perfecting our motors”, says maxon CEO Eugen Elmiger. A lot of money has gone into research and development. It was worth it: These days, the motors from Switzerland can be found everywhere, in robots, airplanes, cars, and medical devices.

Knowledge yields an advantage in the market

Providing competent technical support for customers is just as important as delivering high-quality products. Small businesses and start-ups often approach maxon with specific drive technology problems that they lack the expert knowledge to solve by themselves. maxon motor, in turn is able to help with its extensive experience in the field, a strength that lets the company stand out from the international competition. “Our knowledge and the ability to give expert advice are a great advantage in the market,” says Elmiger. The Cybathlon is a good example: In the field of exoskeletons, the Swiss company has a pretty clear idea about what’s important besides choosing the right motor. As a result, quite a few of the participating teams are using products from Switzerland. The same is true for other disciplines, such as prosthetic arms or legs and electrical wheelchairs.

For examples, read maxon’s exclusive Cybathlon brochure or visit the new site for technology enthusiasts – drive.tech

maxon supports the Cybathlon as a sponsor and partner

The Cybathlon games are organized by the ETH Zürich and are being held for the first time on October 8, 2016 at the Swiss Arena in Zürich. Around 80 teams from all over the world will be participating. The machine-assisted competitors will compete against one another in six disciplines: prosthetic legs, prosthetic arms, exoskeletons, motorized wheelchairs, bicycles with muscle stimulation, and virtual racing using thought control. What’s not allowed at the Paralympics is an absolute must at the Cybathlon: the use of state-of-the-art technology. “Our aim with the Cybathlon is to break down barriers between the general public, people with disabilities, and scientists,” says ETH professor Robert Riener, who invented the Cybathlon.

The Swiss drive specialist maxon motor supports the Cybathlon as a sponsor and partner. The company will be present at the games with a workshop for the teams and a small exhibition about the history of prosthetics.

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 – Increase Machine Control, Motion Capabilities, & EtherCAT System Support with Kollmorgen Automation Suite™!

Get the Kollmorgen Automation Suite™ Available from Electromate!

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Updates deliver twice the control performance of prior versions, while enabling system-wide third party product configuration to be handled by the integrator

 

Vaughan, Ontario, Canada — Motion Control –Kollmorgen introduces Kollmorgen Automation Suite™ (KAS) software version 2.8 and AKD servo drive platform firmware version 1.12. The additions include a new higher performance version of the AKD PDMM, enhancements to the coordinated motion programming blocks and additions to the EtherCAT configuration tool. This enables OEM’s who utilize Kollmorgen’s automation and drive systems to deliver differentiated machines with greater system design flexibility, performance capability, and ease-of-use.

The flagship enhancement to this version of Kollmorgen Automation Suite and AKD PDMM is a higher power version of the integrated Multiaxis controller/drive dubbed ‘M1.’ The M1 doubles the control performance of the standard PDMM and allows for more axes at faster update rates. It can control 30+ axes of motion, where the standard PDMM is equipped to control up to 16-axes. Alternatively, when compared with the standard PDMM in an application with the same amount of axes, this means most applications will be able to run twice as fast based on system load testing, which is particularly helpful in synchronized and coordinated systems that rely on microsecond timing,” says Reid Hunt, Drives and Control Products Manager.

For material forming applications this means more accurate path motion, which is critical for accurate cutting and bending. For packaging, food, and converting applications, it means more accurate web tracking, sealing, gluing, cutting, and slitting. All of this is critical for today’s more complex consumer packaging. With coordinated motion blocks and enhanced capabilities, such as three-axis coordinated linear motion as standard, KAS is an ideal solution for more applications than ever before. A template project complete with preconfigured motion blocks, automation code and GUI code helps users get started with coordinated motion. This eliminates the need to control the timing and position of individual axes. It also enables the programmer to command motion in free space and just specify the end position and path.

“It is common to pair a PC running some front-end application code with an automation controller to handle the synchronization of trajectories and machine automation,” explains Hunt. “UDP is a simple communication protocol that allows for the fast transit of data between devices. Multiple KAS controllers can also be linked together using these communications protocols for a modular machine approach.”

CLICK HERE to view the specification on the Kollmorgen AKD PDMM™ Integrated Servo Drive and Automation Controller.

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

 

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Motion Control – Single Plane Dual Axis Air Bearing Voice Coil Positioning Stage from H2W Technologies, Inc.

Motion Control Components - H2W Technologies Single Plane Dual Axis Air Bearing Stage

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Santa Clarita, CA —– Motion Control – The VCS15-050-AB-LV-2 is a closed loop single plane dual axis positioning stage with air bearings. This stage is ideal for low velocity ripple positioning applications that require independent multiple motions on a single travel plane. It uses H2W voice coil motor NCC15-24-050-1R. Each voice coil has a 1.50″ [38.1 mm] stroke; generates 8.4 lbs [37.4 N] of continuous force and 25.2 lbs [112 N] of peak force. The LVDT allows for accurate positioning.

It comes supplied with a non-contact air bearing (air bushing) which minimizes the amount of friction as well as the pitch, yaw, and roll in the system. The motor coil is the moving part of the assembly in order to reduce the moving mass of the system. Power is supplied to the motor via a high flex, high reliability flat ribbon cable. The voice coil motors have been mounted centered and over the bearing assembly in order to reduce the overall width and length of the system.

Features include:

  • Non-contact Air Bearing (Air Bushing)
  • Frictionless Motion
  • No Wearing Parts
  • Low Velocity Ripple
  • Dual axis on single a motion plane
  • Light moving mass
  • Horizontal or vertical orientation
  • Two axis of coordinated motion

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.

See Data Sheet: Single Plane Dual Axis Air Bearing Voice Coil Positioning Stage

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See Product Drawings: https://www.h2wtech.com/pdf/31-0288%20REV%20A%20VCS15-050-AB-LV-2.pdf

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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Motion Control – Electromagnetic Brakes & Clutches for Motor Control Available from Servo2Go!

Motion Control Brakes & Clutches available from Servo2Go

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Greenville, DE —-Motion Control Components – For more than 40 years Inertia Dynamics has been recognized as a global leader in the design and manufacture of technically-advanced industrial clutches and brakes. Inertia’s experienced design and development team utilizes sophisticated test equipment to ensure very high quality and consistency levels to meet the most demanding customer requirements.

Inertia Dynamics offers a full line of electromagnetic clutches and brakes, wrap spring clutch/brakes, motor brakes, controls and moment of inertia measurement equipment.

Long-life Inertia Dynamics products are hard at work in various markets including material handling, food processing, and packaging machinery on applications such as conveyors, filling and cartoning machines and mixers..

Features of Inertia Dynamics Brakes & Clutches:

  • 12V, 24V, 90VDC or 120VAC windings
  • Static torque to 250 lb-in
  • Bore sizes from 1/8″ to 1.5″
  • Low current consumption
  • Low cost
  • Metric bores & special voltages available

CLICK HERE for more information on the Inertia Dynamics’ Spring Applied Brakes available from Servo2Go.com. They can be viewed at: http://www.servo2go.com/supplier.php?id=1031080113

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 at warren@servo2go.com or visit Servo2Go.com at: www.Servo2Go.com

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Motion Control Application – Wearable Pumps for Medical Devices Count on Ball Screws from Steinmeyer!

Motion Control Application - Steinmeyer Ball Screws used in Medical Pumps

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BURLINGTON, MA –Motion Control Applications – Motion Control Components – There has been a tremendous amount of innovation lately in the design of medical devices and lab instruments. One of the critical aspects of the new products being developed is linear motion. And Steinmeyer is proud to be directly involved in providing drive solutions to our cutting-edge customers. We currently have several on-going applications involving wearable pumps driven by ball screws, and I wanted to share some of the specifics.

Implantable medical devices naturally place extreme requirements on size, materials, lifetime, and reliability. These constraints drive up cost and complexity. Incorporating all of this function into a single implantable is extremely challenging. Not only that, but servicing the pump requires major surgery!

One solution is to break down the system into two components—one implantable and one wearable. The implantable component handles minimal functionality and consists simply of a balloon. The wearable component enjoys much looser design requirements. In the projects we are working with, a wearable pump is used to drive compressed air through a catheter that passes into the body.

A wearable pump offers the advantages of being small, quiet, and very reliable. That is where precision ball screws come into play. Steinmeyer offers standard miniature screws in diameters 3 to 16 mm. The diameter typically required for this application ranges from 8 to 12 mm. Custom products can be developed as well for applications that need it. Steinmeyer ball screws also feature our proprietary super finishing process, called optiSLITE. This improves the surface quality of the shaft threads for reduced friction torque, quieter operation, and longer life.

About Steinmeyer

Steinmeyer is the world’s longest continuously-operating manufacturer of commercial ball screws. In the realm of linear motion control, our company has become synonymous with precision, innovation, and exacting standards of quality.

Steinmeyer’s extensive product line is used widely in drive systems for industrial machines as well as precision positioning in optical instruments, medical devices, and other mechatronic applications. www.steinmeyer.com

For further information on Steinmeyer our extensive product portfolio, call 1-781-273-6220 or e-mail Rosmary Belt at rosmary.belt@steinmeyer.com or visit the Steinmeyer FMD group at: www.steinmeyer.com

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