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New! Motion Control Components & Technology Added 2-3-2016
NEW COMPONENTS AND TECHNOLOGY IN THE SPOTLIGHT!
"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.
MCA Webinar - "Theory, Application & Operation of Frameless Motor Technology." - Sponsored by Electromate
Join us for a FREE Webinar on February 23, 2016 11:00 AM ET
Woodbridge, Ontario, Canada - For many years there seems to have been an engineering mystique surrounding the integration of frameless motor part sets into high performance machine design. This has kept many machine design engineers from jumping in to embed these power and torque dense motor types into their applications.
This webinar will focus on the integration of frameless motors into practical machine design challenges. We will touch on the background and use of embedded motor components, typical application overview, performance improvement expectations, typical design and installation best practices, drive amplifier and feedback considerations, and machine system thermal concerns.
Integrated StepSERVO™ Motors Available from Electromate!
Integrated Step Motors fuse step motor plus drive and control components into a single device. Integrated steppers offer a space-saving design that reduces wiring and saves on cost over separate motor and drive components.
Woodbridge, Ontario, Canada -- Ideally suited for applications such as packaging and labeling, automated test and measurement, automated assembly and life sciences, StepSERVO™ motorsfrom Applied Motion Products provide the next evolution integrated step motor technology. Starting with a proven integrated motor design, we add a high-resolution incremental encoder and closed-loop servo firmware to create a motor that offers the best step motor performance available today. StepSERVO™ motors offer the same high-torque-at-low-speed and excellent holding torque characteristics of open loop stepping motors with the advantages of true closed-loop control. These advantages include the ability to create peak torques from the motor up to 50% higher than the normal torque range of the same step motor running open loop. Closed-loop also means the motor only draws current when it needs it, so step motors now run cooler than ever before.
Ultra-Fast Miniature Brushless DC Motors from Maxon Motor!
The new ECX motors from Maxon Motor are fast, sterilizable and configurable.
Fall River, MA -- maxon motor launches new high-speed motors that are configurable online. The new ECX brushless motors are quiet and feature very high efficiency. These brushless drives are ideal for use in hand-held surgical tools and industrial spindles.
With a few clicks of your mouse you can configure your drive online and place your order. With maxon motor’s configurator, it is easy to put together a customized DC motor including gearhead, encoder and controller, to your specifications. Now, in addition to the brushed motors, you can also configure these three new high speed brushless micro motors.
Steinmeyer Ball Screw Exceeds 1 Million Newton Capacity!
BURLINGTON, MA --Motion Control - Steinmeyer, Inc. today announced its updated UltraThrust ball screw series, with diameters from 32 mm to an enormous 160 mm diameter, pitch ranging from 10 mm to 50 mm, using ball sizes up to 19 mm. This series offers dynamic capacities beyond 1 million newtons! The new line of large ball screws features a more economic and quieter solution than roller screws. UltraThrust ball screws also offer another significant advantage over roller screws - higher efficiency, typically 90+%. Steinmeyer UltraThrust ball screws are available in several standard as well as custom ball nut configurations complete with precision ground shafts (to 6 meters in length) including finished journals.
Application Story - Handling and Assembly Machine for Hearing Aids Uses JVL Components!
The company of G&E Maskinteknik in the town of Farum north of Copenhagen is using JVL step motor controllers in a compact machine to assemble filters for Danavox hearing aids.
Birkerød, Denmark and Morrow, OH (USA) -- Motion Control Application Story - For many years, the Danish company G&E Maskinteknik has co-operated with GN Danavox in the automation of plastic component manufacture for Danavox's world-renowned hearing aids. G&E, which is located in the town of Farum north of Copenhagen, is well-known for its design and production of specialised machinery for manufacture in the electronic, medical, plastics, and foodstuffs industries. G&E's co-operation with Danavox has resulted in a long series of specialised machinery, from injection moulding machines to machinery for automatic assembly and testing of complete switches for hearing aids.
White Paper - Voice Coil Actuators vs. Solenoids: What is the difference?
Santa Clarita, CA -- Motion Control White Paper - The question of whether to use voice coil actuators or solenoids for small displacement motion control applications comes up often. This article explains the key differences between each product and why you might choose one over the other for your applicationA non-commutated DC linear actuator, typically referred to as a voice coil, is capable of a displacement in excess of 5 inches. In addition, voice coil actuators, can move bi-directionally, and has a constant force over the stroke and can be used for closed loop position and force applications.
A solenoid can generate high forces at very short strokes, however it requires a spring return because they are operated unidirectional and the force output declines rapidly through the total displacement, and therefore are normally used only for short strokes, not typically longer than 0.5 in.
The full family of EXOR's HMI Displays Are Available from Servo2Go!
Greenville, DE --The eTOP Series 500 HMI products combine state-of-the-art features with an outstanding design, five year warranty, optional plug-in modules for fieldbus systems & networks and optional integrated PLC with distributed and integrated I/O. Front available in three colors (White/Black/Silver). The eTOP Series 500 comes with a choice of certifications and approvals that make them the solution of choice for all requirements.
MAXON Says - "Customize Your X Drive System Online!"
Maxon motors introduces a NEW product line of innovative brushed DC motors, planetary gearheads and encoders. customers will find the new motors available for easy online configuration in the online shop. Within 11 working days, the finished drives are ready for shipment. Profit from these fast delivery times now!.
Fall River, MA -- Maxon motor is introducing new high-speed drives for you to configure. The brushless ECX motors with diameters of 8, 16 and 19 mm achieve peak values of 120,000 rpm, run very smoothly and develop hardly any heat. They are available with different power stages and in standard or sterilizable versions (up to 2000 autoclave cycles). That makes the drives an attractive option for hand-held surgical tools as well as industrial spindles.