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New! Motion Control Components & Technology Added 12-22-2014
NEW COMPONENTS AND TECHNOLOGY IN THE SPOTLIGHT!
"Gotcha Stick" from STI Features New Dimensions for Human Arm
Scientific Technologies, Inc. (STI), introduces the new "Gotcha Stick" Safe Distance Scale. This three-segment 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.
Danish company Quickwood ApS uses 3 JVL MAC motors and 1 JVL step motor in its newest robot
Birkerød, Denmark and Morrow, OH (USA) -- The new LC1 robot produced by the Danish company of Quickwood ApS has been designed and constructed on the basis of increasing demand for operationally stable and robust industrial robots that offer low installation costs and short return on investment. The robot utilises the latest in robotics technology, and is for example equipped with a total of 3 JVL MAC141 AC-servo motors, with built-in controller, encoder, etc. JVL motors were chosen because of their compact design, facility to operate on the required bus system, their application versatility, well-proven technology, performance and competitive price.
Low Cost, High Precision XYθ Alignment Stages from OES!
Van Nuys, CA - Motion Control - Optimal Engineering Systems’ (OES) low profile, Motion Control 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
Maxon's ESCON Module 24/2 Servo Motor Controller for Miniature Motors!
Maxon motors introduces a miniature controller with maximum functionality.
Fall River, MA - Motion Control - maxon motor expands its offering of miniaturized controllers with its latest OEM plug-in module. This high performance 4-quadrant PWM servo motor controller is designed to command permanent-magnet-activated brushed and brushless DC motors with Hall sensors up to 48 Watt continuous output and 144 Watt peak output. Its features include: high usability, exceptional performance and power density in servo motor controller technology. It is unprecedented in functionality, protection, and performance.
World’s Smallest Commercially Available Ball Screw!
BURLINGTON, MA -Motion Control -Steinmeyer, Inc. offers the "world's smallest commercially available ball screw." These ULTRAMINIATURE ball screws are available in diameters as small as 3 millimeter with a choice of two pitches 1 millimeter or 0.5 millimeter, making this product ideal for medical applications, among others. Steinmeyer offers an extensive range of miniature screws from 16 mm diameter (with up to 30 mm pitch), down to this incredibly tiny 3 mm diameter. The ball screws are equipped with one of four types of ball nuts (cylindrical, flange, etc.), with or without preload.
The POSITAL Advantage - Over 130,000 Varieties of Sensors!
The POSITAL Advantage: Modularity and Mass-Customization
Greenville, DE -- Motion Control -Position Sensors - Until now, users of position and motion sensors have had to choose between low-cost standardized products and more expensive custom-built items. For cost-sensitive applications, sensor builders have adopted mass production techniques, building large runs of identical products. The rotation sensors used in automotive ABS and stmotion control component ability control systems are good examples of high-volume, mass produced items. For more demanding customers such as machine builders creating complex industrial automation and motion control systems sensor manufacturers have often relied on a more craft-based approach, with expert machinists building custom-designed products in in small batch quantities.
Direct Drive Linear Motors with Integrated Encoders Offer High Resolution, Speed, No Backlash, and Zero Cogging!
Van Nuys, CA - Motion Control - New, patent-pending, SDLM-051 direct drive linear motors with built-in en-coder from MotiCont eliminate backlash and provide users with high acceleration, high speed, high resolution, and long life. Available in several off-the-shelf models, these direct drive lin-ear motors feature resolutions of 5.2 µm (0.000206 in.), 1.25 µm (0.000049 in), and sub mi-cron resolution. Compact, only 2 in. (50.8 mm) in diameter and 3.75 in (95.3 mm) long, and with the linear optical quadrature encoder inside directly connected to the shaft for the great-est possible accuracy, these Motion control linear motors can be easily integrated into new and existing applica-tions using threaded features on the front and rear faces of the motor, as well as each end of the shaft.