Motion Control – Closed-Loop Integrated Stepper Motors feature magnetic or absolute encoder feedback Available from Electromate!

Electromate offers JVL Closed Loop Integrated Steppers

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Vaughan, Ontario, Canada — Motion Control Components — JVL presents a new innovative closed-loop stepper motor technology for its NEMA 23 & 34 integrated stepper motor range from 0,1 to 12 Nm. 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 Innovative Technology

JVL closed-loop integrated stepper motors, QuickStep®, provide higher torque, faster acceleration, torque control, stall free operation and quieter movements than traditional step motor systems. QuickStep do this with greater efficiency and less motor heating because motor phase current are regulated up and down according to need. Performance of JVL closed-loop steppers are similar to servo motors, but with higher torque and often without need of gearbox, resulting in a more inexpensive solution. Design safety factors have always been high for stepper motors to ensure stall-free operation – now with QuickStep closed-loop control design can be very close to the limit resulting in even lower costs. QuickStep is a true closed-loop control system that compensates step angle errors during a movement and correct errors within a full step. If load becomes too high speed is lowered and position errors will always stay within two full-steps. Smart digital design and very high update rates (36 MHz) means there is no need of any manual adjustment or setup. It works like a perfect stepper motor benefitting from the servo motor technology.

Advantages compared to open loop stepper motors

  • Position feedback and control
  • Fast and easy commissioning. No tuning needed
  • No stalling. No step losses at all
  • Torque control
  • Much faster positioning and more cycles per second
  • Increased efficiency and thereby much lower temperature
  • Shorter settling time
  • Controls higher inertias than open loop steppers
  • Higher load tolerance
  • More quiet operation (lower acoustic noise)
  • Longer lifetime due to lower temperature
  • Correct positioning without overshoot and oscillation

Advantages compared to servo motors

  • Very high Torque at low speed. Often 3-4 times higher in same motor flange size
  • Very high ratio-of-inertia, often up to 40:1
  • Faster commissioning. No tuning needed
  • Lower price. Same price as open loop steppers
  • Totally stiff at standstill. Full holding torque
  • Direct drive without gearbox (better and more precise torque control)
  • Correct positioning without overshoot
  • No oscillation
  • Very short settling time

Benefit in these application from closed-loop stepper motors

  • Multiple axis applications (RS485, CANopen)
  • Industrial Ethernet: Profinet, EtherNet/IP, EtherCAT, Powerlink, Modbus TCP, SERCOS III
  • Magnetic or Absolute Encoder Feedback
  • Positioning tasks with load changes
  • Applications that require quiet operation, short settling times and precision positioning

Applications include

  • Winding applications
  • Belt drives (start/stop, positioning)
  • Dosing pumps and filler systems
  • Semi-conductor mounting
  • Wafer production
  • Textile machines and industrial sewing machines
  • Robotics
  • Testing and inspection systems

More information on the JVL’s Closed-Loop Integrated Stepper Motors can be viewed at the links below-

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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.

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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

 

Motion Control – Large Area Travel XYZ Gantry Systems from Intellidrives!

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Philadelphia, PA, — Motion Control Components – IntelLIDrives new Syncronized XY and XYZ BEMA Series Gantries are offered in travel length from 300 x 300 mm to 3,000 x 3,0000 mm. Constructed using a rigid, light weight frame, and linear guides, the precision, low cost BEMA Series features: Repeatability of ± 50µ, and accuracies of 10µ, With speed up to 2 m/sec, the BEMA Gantry Series is perfect for applications in high speed positioning for light-to-medium payloads.

the BEMA Gantry Series can be motorized with stepper motors, brush-less servo motor/encoders or integrated SMART motors (motor options include NEMA 17 and NEMA size 23 motors). Contact-less end-of-travel limit senors are installed on these systems.

These syncronized gantries can be fitted with Z axis module for XYZ configuration.

Features

  • XY travel from 300 x 300 mm to 3 m x 3 m
  • Standard Z axis for XYZ system
  • Synchtonized belt drive
  • Stepper, Servo, SMART motors
  • Repeatable to 50 microns
  • Load 10 to 30 Kg

Turn-key out-of-box installation.

IntelLiDrives amplifiers and motion controllers are designed for a wide range of industrial automation applications. Our drives power linear and rotary servo and stepper motors in single axis, networked or multi-axes motion controllers installations in diverse applications such as industrial robots, vision systems, assembly machines, machine tools, semiconductor manufacturing equipment, electronic manufacturing and in a variety of other industrial control solutions. The drives and controllers are pre-cabled and pre-configured for a specific ordered motor or stage for turn-key out-of-box installation.

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.com or go Intellidrive – Contact Us at: www.intellidrives.com/contact-us

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Motion Control – High Precision, Low Cost, Stacked Goniometer Stages from OES!

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Van Nuys, CA – — Motion Control –- Goniometer stages can measure angles of objects such as crystals or move an object to a precise angular position along an arc, in relation to a fixed point in space. Two goniometer stages mounted in an alpha-beta configuration (stacked) can rotate an object around a fixed point in space on a spherical surface. Optimal Engineering Systems (OES) offers stacked, precision aligned goniometer stages with a rotation center 50 mm above the upper stage. The lower (AK110-10) goniometer stage features a 65 mm x 65 mm table, ± 10O of rotation at a rate of 7O per sec. The upper (AK110-15) goniometer stage features a 65 mm x 65 mm table, ± 15O of rotation at a rate of 10O per sec. The accuracies for each unit are; repeatability: ± 4″ (240 arcseconds), typical positional accuracy: ± 9″ (540 arcseconds), and typical backlash is ± 3″ (180 arcseconds). Goniometers and stacked goniometers are used for: Identifying crystals, examining cutting edges of medical instruments, estimating hyperspectral bidirectional reflectance, gloss measurements, measurements of radiation patterns of LEDs, Directing lasers, aligning mirrors, and manufacturing of quartz oscillator plates using quartz cutting x-rays.

The precision, compact AK110-15-10 Goniometer stacked stage, available with either stepper, servo motors, optical encoders or manual adjustment knobs. It has a footprint of just 169 mm x 169 mm, and can be supplied plug-and-play with a motion controller. It is easily integrated into an inspection, testing, or manufacturing environment.

About OES Optimal Engineering Systems, Inc. (OES) is a manufacturer of motion control products including: Stepper motor controllers and drivers, solenoid electronics, and positioning stages and slides. Applications include: Animation, automated assembly systems, automation, CNC machines, flight simulation, inspection systems, linear and rotary stages, machine tools, medical devices, motion control camera boom systems, optical comparators, CMMs, pan-tilt gimbals, PCB assembly & inspection, pick-and-place, positioning stages, robotics, scanners, security cameras, telescope drive mechanisms, time-lapse photography and winders

Some of the industries OES serves are: Aerospace, Astronomy, Chemical, Communications, Educational Institutes, University, Colleges, Government Agencies, National Labs, Manufacturing, Medical, Metrology, Military, Motion Control, Museum, News Agencies, Semiconductor and Test Equipment. Optimal Engineering Systems, Inc’s. competitive advantage is its state-of-the-art in-house manufacturing facility in North America enabling OES to supply clients with custom designed orders or high volume just-in-time deliveries globally.ve advantage is its state-of-the-art in-house manufacturing facility in North America enabling OES to supply clients with custom designed orders or high volume just-in-time deliveries globally.

For additional information contact Customer Service at Optimal Engineering Systems, Inc. (OES) , 6901 Woodley Ave, Van Nuys, CA 91406; Tel: 888-7071-1826, +1 (818) 222-9200, E-Mail: sales@oesincorp.com or visit the website at http://www.oesincorp.com

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Motion Control – Electric drives … … invisible helpers in our everyday lives!

driven magazine reveals where they are commonly used.

Precision drive systems can be found in the home, in vehicles, and at work, making our lives simpler and safer. The current issue of driven, the maxon motor magazine, provides interesting insights into the world of drive technology. It also goes in search of an old friend.

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Fall River, MA — Motion Control Components- Online Magazine – Most people have nothing to do with drive systems in their work. However, without being aware of it, they come across them everywhere: in cars, buses, elevators, and even within their own four walls. Drive systems are invisible to ordinary people, but they play an important role in our lives. driven, the maxon motor magazine, spends a day with a family and discovers some exciting uses for them.

What’s Roboy doing these days?

driven readers can find out what the popular robot known as Roboy has been doing over the last few years and what the future holds for him. We also take a look at the hot topic of women in technical careers. Two female engineers from maxon describe their experiences in a male-dominated world and give young women some useful tips.

driven focuses on drive technology and is published twice per year in three languages. The print version is available free of charge at magazine.maxonmotor.com.

All issues are also available on the driven app, which can be downloaded from the App Store and Google Play Store.

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Motion Control – Ethernet/IP Marquees connect directly to the Rockwell Ethernet/IP Network!

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Greenville, DE — –Motion Control Components – The Ethernet IP Marquee revolutionizes the industrial market on how a marquee sign should connect and communicate on the Rockwell Ethernet/IP network. The Ethernet IP Marquee has a built in WEB server, eliminating the need to install software to program the marquee sign. Setup of the display is as simple as opening a WEB browser on your computer and entering the IP address of the marquee sign. With its fully integrated package, the Ethernet IP Marquee allows the user to configure and broadcast plc data and message information without programming communication blocks within the ladder logic code of the plc.

The product’s innovation allows the user to set up the functionality of the marquee sign and simply connect to the Rockwell plc. The messages displayed on the marquee can be alarms, machine performance, or production data. These messages are selected and displayed through internal registers from the plc. The format of these registers can be any combination of bits, words, or strings. The Ethernet IP Marquee has an additional ethernet port built into the marquee sign. This second port gives the marquee the flexibility to broadcast information to any computer on the plant network through the web server. This computer can monitor production data and collect real time information from the plant floor by simply entering the IP address of the marquee.

Also, third party spreadsheets can be used to monitor and store the information broadcasted by the marquee sign. With no software to install, the Ethernet IP Marquee stands alone as the new innovative way for a marquee sign to communicate on the Rockwell Ethernet/IP network.

More information on the Ethernet/IP Marquee from Exor Electronic can be viewed at: http://www.servo2go.com/product.php?ID=105218&cat=

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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Is Your Work Place Safe? Find out with the “Gotcha Stick!”

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STI — Omron introduces the “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.

Although not officially adopted by OSHA, the “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.

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Guarding machinery by means of hard (fixed) barriers is one of the main ways of protecting personnel from point-of-operation hazards. The “Gotcha Stick” is the easiest means of verifying that openings in hard guarding will not allow the point-of-operation to be accessed by the operator.

With headquarters in the heart of Silicon Valley, STI was founded nearly 30 years ago and employs more than 350 people. STI has been selected twice by Forbes and three times by Business Week as one of the “world’s best small companies.” STI’s safety products are used to protect workers around machinery, automated equipment and industrial robots. Their products serve a wide variety of applications and markets, including semiconductor, automotive, electronics manufacturing, packaging and consumer markets.

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Motion Control – Maxon Motor Introduces The First Sterilizable Drive System!

Brushless DC motor, gearhead, and encoder from one single source

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With the ENX EASY, maxon motor’s NEW ENX EASY is a sterilizable encoder for use with maxon’s brushless DC motors. This opens up a range of new possibilities in medical technology.

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Fall River, MA — Motion Control Components – This is the world’s first steam sterilizable encoder ENX EASY. It is available in an incremental (1024 counts) and absolute version (4096 steps), both designed for 1,000 autoclave cycles.

As of now, the ENX EASY can be combined with matching BLDC motors and planetary gearheads. The encoder can be integrated into the brushless drives ECX 13 and ECX 16 SPEED (up to 120,000 rpm and 104 W) without any increase in length. When the gearheads GPX 13 and GPX 16 SPEED (0.2 Nm max. continuous torque) are added to the combination, customers receive a fully sterilizable positioning system. This opens up an entire new range of possibilities in medical technology. The compact and robust design is ideal especially for power tools

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 – FDA/USDA/3A-Dairy Compliant ETX Scraper Seals for Linear Bearings Used In Food Processing Applications!

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E. Longmeadow, MA — Motion Control — Linear Motion – LM76 has introduced FDA/USDA/3-A Dairy compliant, snap-in ETX Scraper Seals for linear bearings. Machined from Ertalyte® PET-P, ETX Scraper Seals have high strength, excellent wear resistance, low coefficient of friction, and excellent dimensional stability at higher temperatures than seals from other materials. Designed with a slight interference fit between bearing ID and shaft, ETX Scraper Seals prevents contaminates and debris from migrating beneath the seal as it scrapes the shaft surface. Ertalyte® PET-P’s low frictional characteristics have little impact on drive force. These FDA/USDA/3-A Dairy compliant scraper seals are ideal for: Pharmaceutical, medical, food, and dairy processing applications.

EXT Scraper Seals feature a high continuous service temperature up to 210°F (100°C) and offer good chemical and abrasion resistance, low moisture absorption, and resistance to staining. These linear bearing scraper seals keep bearings free from debris and bacterial contamination, are not affected by biological fluids, mild acids, can be washed down with cleaning agents, and steam cleaned. Snap-in EXT Scraper Seals are available for closed linear bearings, and closed pillow and flange blocks.

Linear Motion Components - LM76 ETX-Scraper Seals!

LM76 also manufacturers a broad variety of FDA & USDA compliant bearings and shafting, in inch sizes of .25 inches to 1.5 inches, and a FDA & USDA compliant profile rail and slide system that can easily be integrated into new and existing applications. The bearing options include: Self-lubricating FDA & USDA compliant Teflon® composite bearings in a 304 stainless steel shell, and lower cost bearings with a ceramic coated shell and FDA & USDA compliant liner. Bearings are available in closed and open configurations, and are drop-in replacements for all inch sized linear ball bearings.

About LM76

Founded in 1976, LM76 has been a leading designer/manufacturer of linear bearings, slides and linear motion systems. LM76 is renowned for its industry leading Minuteman PTFE Composite linear bearings. LM76 is a leading supplier of precision linear shafting: RC60, 300 Series Stainless Steel, and ceramic-coated aluminum shafting. LM76 also offers several FDA/USDA compliant linear bearings and slides for the food processing, pharmaceutical, medical, and packaging industries.

For additional information contact Mike Quinn at: LM76, 140 Industrial Dr., E. Longmeadow, MA 01028; Telephone: 413-525-4166, Fax: 413-525-3735 or E-Mail: mquinn@lm76.com or visit the website at http://www.lm76.com

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

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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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Low Cost, Plug-and-Play, One, Two, Three, and Four Axis Joystick Motion Controllers from OES!

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Van Nuys, CA – — Motion Control Components – Ergonomic, easy to use, and integrated Joystick motion controllers for steppers, DC motors, and servo motor drivers in one, two, three, and four axis models are available from OES (Optimal Engineering Systems, Inc.). Users can choose from 18 models providing: Step and Direction signals per axis, Quadrature signals per axis, Analog Signals per axis and PWM and Direction signals per axis. The tilt angle of the joystick controls the speed of motion. The three, button selected, speed ranges are high speed, medium speed, and slow speed. These, low cost, long life, Joysticks have a 5.5 feet long cord and the standard connector is a 25-pin-DB-25, male connector. The maximum speeds may be set by the user via the supplied, easy to use GUI.

Two slide switches engage/disengage the joystick for shipping. The footprint of the joystick is 4.76 inches wide by 7.80 inches long. OES also offers complete Plug-and-Play systems including, motors, encoders, drivers, and cabling.

The AU300-XZ Motorized Three-axis Gimbal Mount can be ordered as a complete plug-and-play system with a multi-axis controller, joy stick, track ball, or keypad, and with a 30 mm thru hole in the roll stage.

About OES Optimal Engineering Systems, Inc. (OES) is a manufacturer of motion control products including: Stepper motor controllers and drivers, solenoid electronics, and positioning stages and slides. Applications include: Animation, automated assembly systems, automation, CNC machines, flight simulation, inspection systems, linear and rotary stages, machine tools, medical devices, motion control camera boom systems, optical comparators, CMMs, pan-tilt gimbals, PCB assembly & inspection, pick-and-place, positioning stages, robotics, scanners, security cameras, telescope drive mechanisms, time-lapse photography and winders

Some of the industries OES serves are: Aerospace, Astronomy, Chemical, Communications, Educational Institutes, University, Colleges, Government Agencies, National Labs, Manufacturing, Medical, Metrology, Military, Motion Control, Museum, News Agencies, Semiconductor and Test Equipment. Optimal Engineering Systems, Inc’s. competitive advantage is its state-of-the-art in-house manufacturing facility in North America enabling OES to supply clients with custom designed orders or high volume just-in-time deliveries globally.ve advantage is its state-of-the-art in-house manufacturing facility in North America enabling OES to supply clients with custom designed orders or high volume just-in-time deliveries globally.

For additional information contact Customer Service at Optimal Engineering Systems, Inc. (OES) , 6901 Woodley Ave, Van Nuys, CA 91406; Tel: 888-7071-1826, +1 (818) 222-9200, E-Mail: sales@oesincorp.com or visit the website at http://www.oesincorp.com

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