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 …

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Sliding axes for the adjustment of two optics

Two lenses must be positioned relative to each other and also positioned together. Since the unit is exposed to stray radiation from the exposure process, lubrication must withstand these conditions in the long term. The basic solution consists of two sliding axes on a common guide system. Two moving sliding carriages have three carriages each, which allows them to move partially within each other in order to bring the lenses together as closely as possible. The drives consist of smoothened ball screw drives driven by a direct current motor with a rotary encoder. The motor encoder assembly is designed to be interchangeable for easy maintenance.

Designed for extremely dry environments

By choosing a PFPE-based lubricant and a special surface coating, the requirements for clean room compatibility and UV resistance were met. All accuracy-relevant parameters are verified by a measuring station after installation. This measuring station is located in the clean room and records accuracy, repeat accuracy, straightness, evenness and current consumption. Additional tests are performed to ensure minimum clearance in the bearing and smooth running of the drive system.

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 Application- Vacuum Compatible Maxon Motors for Extreme Conditions!

Maxon Motor spent several months working alongside Instrument Design Technology (IDT) to customize a small, brushless motor to perform in the extreme vacuum conditions of the synchrotron. This article highlights the challenges in the design.

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Fall River, MA — Motion Control Components Application – The Diamond Light Source particle accelerator in Oxfordshire has been used for projects as diverse as analyzing the effects of strain on aircraft wings, studying the behavior of the HIV virus, and even reading ancient letters without opening them. The 45,000m2 synchrotron facility works by accelerating electrons to 3GeV, generating beams of synchrotron light, up to ten billion times brighter than the sun, in order to understand molecular structures. To prevent electrons being lost in collision with air molecules, the whole process is undertaken in a vacuum; around one billion times lower than atmospheric pressure. Clearly, creating scientific instrumentation for such conditions requires great specialist knowledge, and Widnes-based Instrument Design Technology (IDT) supplies the world’s leading synchrotron facilities.

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Diamond specified that the Double Crystal Monochromator for its new X-Ray Spectroscopy Beamline B18 should drive the crucial Bragg rotational axis with a DC motor rather than the usual stepper motor. IDT managing director Paul Murray explains: “The goal was to achieve higher rotation speeds, with a lower motor temperature and smoother drivetrain than the stepper motor we had used previously. Stepper motors are inherently noisy, and often sources of vibration. Eliminating this issue would immediately improve results from the DCM – but the new motor would have to work flawlessly in a vacuum of 10-8 Torr.” To help solve the problem IDT enlisted the help of Paul Williams, senior sales engineer at maxon motor UK. With experienced engineers handling the project at every stage, and a long history of customizing high-performance motors for applications as demanding as space and surgical robotics, maxon’s teams in Britain and Switzerland were eager to rise to the challenge of creating a cutomized solution. Williams says: “Because the vacuum in the synchrotron must not be compromised, each individual aspect of the motor and its construction had to be analyzed for possible outgassing. The challenge for us was effectively to create a brushless motor with virtually no glues or plastics, an incredibly high temperature tolerance, and excellent performance.”

The starting point for the custom motor was maxon’s EC22 Heavy Duty Motor. Although originally developed for sub-sea oil applications, the 22mm brushless motor’s laser-welded stainless steel construction and broad temperature range already addressed many of the needs of high vacuum applications – and being a brushless DC motor meant it would immediately be more efficient, quiet and responsive than the previous stepper motor.

Maxon Motor for Application in Synchrotron

When customizing the EC22 HD for use in the synchrotron, maxon accounted for a number of factors. First among these was temperature management. Motors in a vacuum cannot dissipate heat through convection in the normal way, so can be prone to overheating. It is therefore important to choose a motor with high temperature tolerance, stay well within its rated performance in air, and, if possible, position other components in such a way as to spread heat by conduction. A high ratio gearbox was also vital. High vacuums of 10-7 Torr and greater can pull gaseous compounds from materials such as plastics and glues, compromising performance and contaminating the vacuum – a problem known as outgassing.

Each component in the motor was individually tested, and upgraded as necessary. For example, standard PVC cable coating was replaced with a more inert, Kapton version. It was therefore important that the EC22 HD was already substantially made from stainless steel, rather than plastics. Because of the potential for outgassing, the usual glues and epoxies could not be used, and the motor was put together using extensive micro laser welding. From its work with space and aerospace projects, maxon knew how standard, light greases used on motor bearings are affected in low pressure conditions. It was therefore important to specify an extremely inert lubricant which was also thick enough to avoid giving off vapor under high vacuum – and to account for the effect of this change on the motor’s operating characteristics and anticipated life cycle. To finally remove any remaining outgassing threat, motors for controlled vacuum conditions are baked at 120ºC for 24 hours. Already purpose-built for temperatures in excess of 200º C, the EC22 HD proved an ideal starting point.

The Double Crystal Monochromator, incorporating the special maxon DC motor, is now in active service in Diamond Light Source’s Beamline B18, playing its role in key experiments on a daily basis. As an example, a group of Italian scientists used Beamline B18 to study dust in snowflakes that fell some 800,000 years ago – about the time of the first hominid life on Earth. Ice cores drilled from the Antarctic are made up of layers of frozen snow, dating back hundreds of thousands of years… and minute dust particles trapped as the snow fell hold key information about the earth’s climate, atmosphere and volcanic activity at the time. Using X-Ray Absorption Spectroscopy, the scientists were able to study the mineral composition of the dust, determining its origin, and unlocking clues to the changes in global climate patterns over hundreds of millennia.

For infromation on the Maxom Motor EC22 HD CLICKHERE

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.

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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Motion Control – Electromate Announces 6 New Servo Drives capable of 100A peak and 60A continuous output!

Motion Control  - Electromate offers 6 new Servo Drives

 

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Motion Control – This new power range comes with a variety of network options including EtherCAT, CANopen, POWERLINK, Modbus and more … 

 

Vaughan, Ontario, Canada — Motion Control  — This new power range comes with a variety of network options including EtherCAT, CANopen, POWERLINK, Modbus and more. Safe Torque Off (STO) functionality is included as a standard feature. Available now, these new models offer high efficiency in a compact design and are targeted towards AGVs and mobile applications

 

Specifications:

  • 100 A Peak Current Output
  • 60 A Continuous Current Output
  • 20 – 80 VDC Supply Voltage
  • Safe Torque Off (STO) standard
  • High Efficiency
  • Compact Design

 

Information on the 6 new motion control servo drives from Advanced Motion Controls can be found at the links below:

DPCANIA-100B080 (CANopen)

DPCANIE-100B080 (CANopen)

DPEANIU-100B080 (EtherCAT)

DPMANIU-100B080 (Click&Move® Embedded)

DPPANIU-100B080 (POWERLINK / Modbus TCP / Ethernet)

DPRANIE-100B080 (Modbus RTU / RS485)

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.

More on Electromate can be found at

Website: http://www.electromate.com

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To view Electromate’s new corporate video CLICK HERE

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 – 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″

See Additional Products: https://www.h2wtech.com/category/linear-induction#specifications1

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See Control Options: https://www.h2wtech.com/category/linear-induction#position1

See Tutorial: http://motionshop.com/pr/H2W-Linear-Induction-Motor-Tutorial.shtml

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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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Motion Control Integrated Stepper Motor with EtherNet Available from Servo2Go!

Greenville, DE – Motion Control Components –  Servo2Go is pleased to offer eight motion control integrated drive+motors from Applied Motion Products to our line of Ethernet and EtherNet/IP motion control products

The STM23 models fuse a high performance motion controller with 100 MBit Ethernet communications to a high torque NEMA23 step motor. Connecting to an Allen-Bradley ControlLogix, CompactLogix or MicroLogix PLC? EtherNet/IP is also available

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The STM23Q-2Ex provides 125 ounce inches of torque, while the longer STM23Q-3Ex produces 210 ounce inches. Both models are available with an optional 4000 count/rev optical encoder, safely housed inside, that can detect and prevent motor stalls using Applied Motion’s proprietary stall prevention algorithm. Our auto tuned digital current control provides smooth, quiet motion, while an advanced anti-resonance algorithm with electronic damping allows for maximum torque utilization, rapid acceleration, and fast settling times

Software applications can communicate with the STM23 in real time, using the SCL and Q languages over standard 100 megabit Ethernet cabling, addressing and protocols. Ethernet can transmit data at 100 times the speed of CANopen and more than 1000 times faster than RS-232 and RS-485. The number and types of devices that can share a network are practically unlimited.

Even if you are just programming a Q drive for standalone operation, the Ethernet option can be more convenient than chasing down a USB-serial converter and trying to remember which COM port it uses. Just plug the drive into your office network, install our free, easy to use software, and you’re ready for programming and configuration.

50 piece pricing begins at $371 US/ea. Delivery is 1-2 weeks.

For more information on the Applied Motion Products STM23 Integrated Step Motor with EtherNet from Servo2Go, click on the link below:

http://servo2go.com/product.php?ID=102267&cat

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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