Motion Control – AMC introduces the FE060-25-EM – FlexPro™ Digital Servo Drive!

Motion Control – Digital Servo Drive

Motion Control Digital Drive

 


motion control - electromate logoVaughan, Ontario, Canada — Motion Control Components — Available immediately, the FE060-25-EM is the first servo drive of the new FlexPro™ digital drive family from ADVANCED Motion Controls (AMC). Designed with compact form and power density in mind, the micro-sized FE060-25-EM can outperform larger-sized digital servo drives and still be integrated into tight spaces.

Motion Control – Maxon and Fourier Intelligence join forces to transform rehabilitation technology!

Motion Control – Transforming Rehabilitation Technology!

maxon Group and Fourier Intelligence announce that they are entering into a global strategic partnership. maxon’s precision drive systems and the start-up Fourier’s Intelligence’s rehabilitation robotics are a perfect match and are expected to drive the development of new technologies for patients.

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motion control - maxon motorTaunton, MA — Motion Control Products – Technology plays an increasingly important role in rehabilitation services and healthcare. Therefore, clinicians, engineers and companies recognize that they need to accelerate the development of technological solutions to best meet the needs of patients. This is the main goal of the partnership between drive specialist maxon and start-up Fourier Intelligence, which specializes in exoskeletons and robotic rehabilitation.

Motion Control Application – Open Screw Drive System Moves Heavy Sound Stage Sets Smoothly, Quickly, and Quietley!

Motion Control Application – High Speed Drive System

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Problem: Move heavy sets on a sound stage smoothly, quickly, and most importantly quietly! Ball screws specified in the original design proved unacceptable due to the limited length of travel, screw deflection which resulted in a lack of smoothness, and high noise levels. A rack and pinion was also considered but the noise level was also too high and there was no room for a gearbox. Linear motors are quiet however the cost was prohibitive, and a belt system could not handle the heavy loads.

Solution: The new Streamliner Open Screw Drive System from Winner was selected by the production company to move the heavy sets on the sound stage.

Motion Control – Miniature 5/8 of an Inch Diameter Voice Coil Motor with Built-in Shaft Has High Speed, High Acceleration, and High Force to Size Ratio!

Control – Miniature Electric Cylinder

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Van Nuys, CA — Motion Control – Moticont’s GVCM-016-010-01 Miniature Linear Voice Coil Motor (Linear DC Motor) has a high force to size ratio with 5.0 oz (1.4) continuous force and 15.7 oz (4.4 N) of peak force with a housing measuring just 0.625 in. (15.9 mm) dia. by 0.375 in. (9.5 mm) long.

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This motor features high acceleration/deceleration, high speed, high reliability, zero backlash and a 0.125 inch (3.2 mm) stroke length. This very small brushless servo motor is an ideal low cost replacement for pneumatic linear actuators.

Motion Control – Linear Focus Actuator Features, 20 mm Clear Optical Path, <50 nanometer Repeatability, and <3 miliseconds Response Time!

Motion Control – Linear Focus Actuator

Forestville, CA –The LFA-2010 Linear Focus Actuator from Equipment Solutions is a high performance compact motion control positioner, specifically developed for optical applications requiring both high precision and high speed positioning over a short to medium stroke.

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The LFA-2010 actuator has a 10 mm range of motion with <50 nanometer positioning repeatability, and a small step response of time of <3 milliseconds. This high force, low noise voice coil motor is typically configured with an analog position feedback sensor and can be optionally equipped with a 1um resolution digital quadrature feedback element.

Motion Control – High Speed, Closed Loop Linear Motion Positioning Stage from H2W Technologies!

Motion Control – High Speed Positioning Stage

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Santa Clarita, CA —– Motion Control – The SRS-006-06-050-01-EX single rail positioning stage is ideal for high-speed closed loop positioning applications that require both short and long travel distances. It uses a brushless linear motor to generate a continuous/peak force of 50 lbs [220 N]/150 lbs [660 N] with a total stroke length of 5.75 in [146 mm]. The non-contact 1 micron resolution encoder allows for precise position control. It is guided by a pair of recirculating ball linear bearings on a precision linear bearing rail.

Motion Control – LDL25 Series Linear Actuator, available from Electromate, is a cost-competitive alternative to pneumatics!

Motion Control – Linear Actuator

Cost-competitive Alternative to Pneumatics, Starting at $300 US/ea
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Vaughan, Ontario, Canada — Motion Control Components — The LDL has been designed as a cost-competitive alternative to pneumatics. A common trend in industrial automation is that users are looking for electric alternatives to their pneumatic components for a number of reasons: control, cycle life, operating cost and environment, etc. The LDL series actuator features several innovative cost reduction elements that result in a list price starting at $300 US.

Motion Control – Don’t Just Settle! Select the “Right” Miniature Linear Voice Coil Motor for the Application!

Motion Control –  Miniature Linear Voice Coil Motor!

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Van Nuys, CA — Motion Control Components – Moticont has added two miniature linear voice coil motors to its LVCM family of Linear Voice Coil Motors! Sharing the same physical dimensions, each is just 1.000 in. (25.4 mm) in diameter and the housings are 1.500 in. (38.1 mm) long. As every application is different Moticont offers two motor in the LVCM-025 Series of Voice Coil Motors. The LVCM-025-038-01 features a continuous force of 2.5 lbs (11.0 N) and a peak force of 7.8 lbs (34.7 N) and the LVCM-025-038-02 features a 1.000 in (25.4 mm) stroke, whereas, the LVCM-025-038-01 features a stroke of 0.37 in. (9.5 mm ) and the LVCM-025-038-02 features a continuous force of 16.4 oz (4.6 N) and a peak force of 51.9 oz (14.4 N).

Motion Control – Select from the Large Variety of Precision XYZ Axis Stages to Suit Your Specific Application from Optimal Engineering Systems, Inc. (OES)!

Motion Control –  XYZ Axis Stages to Suit  Specific Applications!

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Van Nuys, CA – — Motion Control – OES (Optimal Engineering Systems) has introduced a series of high precision, low cost XYZ positioning stages that can be easily integrated into new and existing applications. They are offered in 5 travel lengths for each axis, 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.). Any combination of lengths, motors, and lead screws are available.

Industrial Safety – Is Your Workplace Safe? Use the Free Gotcha Stick to be SURE!

Industrial Safety – Get a Free Gotcha Stick!

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Industrial Safety — Omron introduces the safety Gotcha Stick Safe Distance Scale. This safe distance stick accurately tests the allowable barrier opening size based on the distance from the point of operation. It features English measurements on one side, and Metric measurements on the other.

Although not officially adopted by OSHA, the safety “Gotcha Stick” is based on data from “A Review of Machine-Guarding Recommendations,” by Donald R. Vaillancourt and Stover H. Snook of the Liberty Mutual Research Center for Health & Safety. This data redefines the dimensions of the human arm for the purposes of machine guarding. The resulting new stick has been modified to include openings of less than 1/4 inch over the first 1/2 inch distance.

Motion Control – Harmonic Drive’s New CSF-ULW Ultra-Light Weight Gearhead available from Electromate!

Motion Control – Harmonic Drive Ultra-Light Weight Gearhead!

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Vaughan, Ontario, Canada — Motion Control Products – Introducing the new CSF-ULW ultra-light weight gearhead series from Harmonic Drive LLC. This series features a newly engineered lightweight structure with an ultra-compact shape.

The CSF-ULW is a housed zero backlash Harmonic Drive® component gearset combined with a precision cross roller output bearing & flange. The CSF-ULW is available in two sizes, with three reduction ratio’s per size. The ULW series maintains the same performance standards as the popular CSF-2UH series.

Motion Control – eSMART HMI Series from Exor features Cloud-Based Solutions, available from Servo2Go!

Motion Control – Exor eSMART HMI Series

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Greenville, DE —-Motion Control Components – TThe New eSMART Series HMI products from Exor combine state-of-the-art features and top performance with an outstanding design. They have been designed to offer an outstanding price/performance ratio for challenging applications. They are the ideal choice for HMI applications including factory and building automation. Exor has taken the evolution of the eSMART range and gone much further. The series now includes JM4web, Browser widget, SQL4automation and our cloud-based solutions. These powerful applications open the potential use of the eSMART series. As such we have increased the number of certifications to be used in hazardous conditions.

Motion Control – Introducing the World’s Most Compact 1500 Watt Integrated Servo Motor!

Motion Control –  1500 Watt Integrated Servo Motor!

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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.
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Vaughan, Ontario, Canada — Motion Control Products — 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.

New Compact Motor

The MAC1500 motor sets completely new standards for the performance and size of servo controls. With a length of only 182mm for a 1500W motor with a torque of 4.78/14.3 Nm at 3000rpm, this MAC motor matches the size of traditional servo motors without built-in controllers with flange 130x130mm.

Motion Control – One Piece ETX Linear Bearing/Pillow Blocks Can Be Used In Radioactive Environments!

Motion Control- ETX Linear Bearing/Pillow Blocks

Motion Control Bearing/Pillow Block for Radioactive Environments

E. Longmeadow, MA Motion — Control Components – Linear Motion – LM76 now offers one piece ETX Linear Bearing/Pillow Blocks that will not degrade in a radioactive environment! Machined from a solid block of self lubricating ETX, linear bearing-blocks have high strength, excellent wear resistance, low coefficient of friction, and excellent dimensional stability at higher temperatures as there is no other materials such as PTFE seals or lubricants these bearing-blocks are maintenance free.

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Custom designed for use in a nuclear power plant these linear bearing/pillow blocks travel on ceramic coated shafting (also supplied by LM76) completely submerged in radioactive water. Designed with a slight interference fit between bearing ID and shaft, contaminates are scraped from the shaft’s surface. The low frictional characteristics of ETX have little impact on drive force. They are now available in Inch and Metric sizes.

Motion Control – Maxon develops ultra-efficient UAV drive with startup Flybotix!

Motion Control – Ultra-efficient UAV drive with startup Flybotix!

Maxon has collaborated with drone startup Flybotix to develop performance-optimized brushless DC motors for a new kind of inspection drone. With the know-how gained from this and other projects, maxon is making inroads into the new UAV market, where the reliability and quality of components are becoming more important..

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Taunton, MA — Motion Control Components Application – Two rotors instead of four was the approach used by startup. Flybotix to develop the ASIO inspection drone, which is set to conquer the market. This indoor drone for industrial facilities is built around a patented drive system powered by brushless DC motors from maxon. maxon worked closely with Flybotix to develop electric motors that are optimized for weight and performance and specifically adapted to this application.

Motion Control – RVC-1008 Miniature Rotational Voice Coil Stage from Equipment Solutions

Motion Control – Miniature Rotational Voice Coil Stage

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Forestville, CA, – — The RVC-1008 Rotational Voice Coil Stage: Optical element widths up to 20mm; Controllable motion over +/-10 degree optical; Small step response of less than 3msec; Non-contact electro-optic position sensor; Positioning sensitivity of less than 2µrad; Analog and USB control of mirror position; Digital positioning resolution of 6µrad; Fully integrated PID servo controller; Simple USB electrical interface; Extremely compact design.

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Motion Control – Hybrid Air Bearing XZ Positioning System from H2W Technologies!

Motion Control – Air Bearing Positioning System!

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Santa Clarita, CA —– Motion Control – This hybrid air bearing XZ positioning system uses H2W air bearing linear stepper motor STS-1220-AP4T (horizontal axis) and voice coil positioning stage VCS05-060-LB-01-MH (vertical Z-axis). The horizontal Air Bearing Linear Stepper motor has a 38.0 in [965 mm] stroke and generates 12.0 lbs [53.1 N] of continuous force.

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It is guided by precision roller bearings along the platen. Integral air bearings are used to maintain the required motor air gap. The vertical Z-axis motor has a 0.50 in [12.1mm] stroke; generates 6.0 lbs [26.7 N] of continuous force and 118.0 lbs [80.1 N] of peak force. The 1.0-micron resolution encoder allows for precise closed loop positioning.

Motion Control – Netzer VLX-60 Two-Plate Ring Absolute Encoder for Harsh Environments is available from Electromate!

Motion Control – Absolute Encoder for Harsh Environments

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Vaughan, Ontario, Canada — Motion Control Components — Netzer VLX encoders are ideal for OEM applications. Featuring an open frame, 2 plate design, the sensor is lightweight, highly tolerant to temperature, shock, EMI, RFI and magnetic fields. It offers a unique combination of high performance at an economical cost.

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The VLX-60 is a new member of the VLX series of Electric Encoders™ a product line based on Netzer Precision Motion Sensor proprietary technology.

Motion Control – Case Study: Custom Linear Modules – Lithography Masking!

Motion Control – Custom Linear Modules

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Woburn, MA –Motion Control Components Ball Screws – Case Study –
Multi-Axis Motion for Lithography Masking

Challenge

A leading supplier of laser processing equipment to the semiconductor industry wanted a next generation masking system for extreme UV lithography. The customer approached Steinmeyer with a demanding set of requirements. The motion system needed flexibility to provide fine adjustment during processing and coarse movement into a service position outside the optical path. Travel of 160mm was required in the horizontal axis and 50mm in the vertical axis, with speeds up to 50mm/sec and repeatability of better than 2 microns. The mask also needed to tilt as much as 1.5 degrees around the optical axis. Finally, the dry nitrogen atmosphere and strict boundaries on contamination levels made the choice of materials and lubricants challenging.

Motion Control – XZ-Axis Motorized Linear Positioning Stages feature 1 Micron Repeatability from Optimal Engineering Systems, Inc. (OES)!

Motion Control – XZ-Axis  Positioning Stages

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Van Nuys, CA – — Motion Control – OES (Optimal Engineering Systems) has added a new series of 15 mm, 30 mm, 50 mm, and 75 mm Linear Motion Positioning Stages to their broad selection of precision motion control components. Each of these motorized XZ-Axis Linear Positioning Stages features 1 micron repeatability and 10 micron positional accuracy. Both the X-axis (horizontal axis) and the Z-axis (vertical axis) have the travel lengths of 15 mm, 30 mm, 50 mm, and 75 mm and even longer to meet your application requirements.

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The high precision 1 mm per turn lead screws and crossed roller bearings are used in these black anodized stages. They are deal for: Sampling, assembly, sorting, testing, laser drilling and machining, and positioning in lab and manufacturing environments.