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

 

STI — Omron introduces the safety 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 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.

Guarding machinery by means of hard (fixed) barriers is one of the main ways of protecting personnel from point-of-operation hazards. The safety “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.

To request the safety “Gotcha Stick” click here.

Linear Motion Control – 1.0 Micron Voice Coil Positioning Stage from H2W!

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Santa Clarita, CA —– Linear Motion Control – The VCS05-060-AB-01-MC voice coil positioning stage uses H2W voice coil motor NCC05-18-060-2X to generate a continuous/peak force of 6.0 lbs [26.7 N]/18.0 lbs [80.1 N] with a total stroke length of 0.50 in [12.1mm]. The 1.0-micron resolution encoder allows for precise positioning. It comes supplied with a non-contact air bearing (air bushing) which allows for frictionless motion. The motor coil is the moving part of the assembly in order to reduce the moving mass of the system. Power is supplied to the motor via a high flex, high reliability flat ribbon cable.

 

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Motor P/N NCC05-18-060-2X 
Stroke 0.50 in 12.7 mm
Encoder Resolution 1.0 micron
Bearing Type Air Bushing
Moving Mass 20.0 oz 568 grams
Total Mass 64.0 oz 1800 grams
Resistance @ 20C 11.5 ohms
Inductance @ 20C 4.5 mH
Electrical Time Constant 0.39 msec
Motor Constant 1.8 lbs/vwatt 7.9 N/vwatt
Force Constant 6.3 lbs/amp 27.8 N/amp
Back EMF 0.70 V/ips 27.8 V/m/sec
Force @ 100% Duty 6.0 lbs 26.7 N
Power @ 100% Duty 12.0 watts
Current @ 100% Duty 1.0 amps
Force @ 10% Duty 18.0 lbs 80.1 N
Power @ 10% Duty 102 watts
Current @ 10% Duty 3.0 amps
Encoder Type Magnetic
Moving Part Coil Assembly

For long stroke, compact size positioning stages please see our Single Rail Positioning Stages

To determine your motion profile needs, use our linear motion calculator

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 – Harsh Environment Servo Drives Available from Electromate!

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Vaughan, Ontario, Canada –Motion Control – Components – Advanced Motion Controls’ Extended Environment Amplifiers are designed to operate under harsh thermal and mechanical extremes. An expanded thermal operating range allows these drives to function in both hot and cold ambient environments, and enhanced protection against shock and vibration provides additional system ruggedness. Extended Environment drives also afford benefits for applications in more docile conditions. The superior thermal capabilities reduce or eliminate the need for cooling systems such as external heat sinks and fans, enabling system designs to be more compact and to improve overall reliability.

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AMC’s Extended Environment Servo Drives feature:

  • Shutdown Heat Sink Temperature
    • AZX-series: +105°C (221°F) — Hotter than boiling water!
    • DZX-series: +85°C (185°F)
  • Ambient Operating Temperatures
    • AZX-series: from -40° to +85°C
    • DZX-series: from -40° to +75°C
  • Complete Thermal Rise cycling in about 2 minutes
  • Shock up to 15g’s at 11 msec, ½ sine
  • Vibration up to 30grms on all 3 axes
  • Light weight
    • AZX-series: 95 grams
    • DZX-series: 105 grams
  • ~97% {max.} efficiency

Designed to assist system compliance toward:

  • MIL-STD-810F – temperature, thermal shock, humidity, altitude, shock & vibration
  • MIL-STD-1275D – characterization of 28Vdc systems
  • MIL-STD-461E – control of electromagnetic interference
  • MIL-STD-704F – aircraft power characteristics
  • MIL-HDBK-217 – reliability predictions

Click on the following link for more information on the Extended Environment Servo Drives from Advanced Motion Controls.

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 – Customer Driven AC Servo Design

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The mid-level, general-purpose 1S Series Servos incorporate valuable input from our customers to optimize use from design to commissioning.

Lower Costs and Total Cost of Ownership
The 1S Series eliminates up to 20% of hidden servo system costs to the customer by no longer requiring separate external parts such as servodrive controller cable, terminal block for I/O, safety cable, brake relay and absolute encoder battery and cable.  Regardless of power rating, all 1S power drives have a uniform height to simplify design and improve control cabinet air circulation. We streamlined I/O connection, replacing an external terminal and cable with a pluggable connector with push-in terminals that allows wiring to be prepared separately. In the process, we increased the number and mix of supported I/O.  The end user benefits from lower maintenance costs.

Advances for High Accuracy Machines
The 1S servomotors use a gear-less/battery-less, multi-turn 23-bit absolute encoder, 16-bit multi-turn to provide accurate position input. Advanced tuning functions help shorten settling time, allowing faster production speeds and greater throughput.
Expanded Built-in Safety Capability

Machine safety for rotating hazards takes a prominent position in equipment design since the recent changes in injury liability. To help OEMs simplify safety system design and standardize on one series without stocking many separate drives, the 1S Series servodrives offer both networked and hardwired safe torque off built in. Configuration of FailSafe over EtherCAT (FSoE) only requires connecting NX Series safety control units to 1S Series servos  via open network “EtherCAT”. No wiring is required for the emergency stop of each axis for servo.
First Wave of 1S Servos

The first wave satisfies 100 W to 3 kW applications. Future releases will address power requirements of higher and lower power ratings.

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Motion Control Components – Now In Stock – Steinmeyer Miniature Ball Screws!

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Steinmeyer Stocks a Selection of Miniature Ball Screws for OFF-THE-SHELF Delivery!

BURLINGTON, MA –Motion Control Components – Steinmeyer, the German-based maker of precision ball screws, announces a new program to stock a selection of miniature ball screws. The samples are available now for immediate shipment. The program involves stocking a selection of catalog designs that are mainly intended for use as prototypes for new customers. It is ideal for engineers needing miniature ball screws for early-stage development of precision machines, instruments and devices. Stock consists of diameter selections of 3mm, 6mm, 8mm, and 12mm, with a variety of pitches and lengths. Nut designs include threaded or cylindrical.

The miniature ball screw program includes the option to pay by credit card to enable engineers to purchase the samples with minimal effort. Said Bruce Gretz, Executive Vice President of Steinmeyer, Inc., “We want to make it as easy as possible for engineers to get their hands on a Steinmeyer miniature ball screw. Once they feel the quality and workmanship, we are confident that they will be customers for a long time.”

Please contact Steinmeyer for a complete inventory list by calling 781-273-6220, or email your request to bruce.gretz@steinmeyer.com. View Steinmeyer’s Miniature Ball Screw Catalog for extensive information on the wide range of options available by special order.

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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Motion Control – High Precision Vertical Elevator Stage from OES!

OES Motorized AZ60 Elevator Stage Stage

 

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Van Nuys, CA – — Motion Control Components – The AZ60-A Motorized Vertical Elevator Stage from Optimal Engineering Systems, Inc. (OES) is a low profile, compact 183.7 mm x 80 mm x 38 mm x 42mm (raised), (7.232in x 3.150 in. x 1.496 x 1.654 in.) low cost, high resolution, wedge type, vertical elevator stage for applications requiring precise vertical positioning. The 60 mm x 95 mm (2.362 in. x 3.740 in.) drilled and tapped stage has a vertical travel of 4 mm (0. 157 In.). Six crossed roller guides and a precision ground 8 mm dia. 250 µm/turn lead ball screw provides smooth, straight (straightness to <5 µm) vertical motion, and parallelism (<20 µm to the mounting surface), and high resolutions to 1.25 µm (full step), 0.625 µm (1/2 step), and 0.125 µm (1/10 micro step), and repeatability to +/- 0.5 µm. Travel speeds are up to 2.5 mm/sec.

Applications for the AZ60-A elevator stage include: Photonic alignment, wafer inspection, precision vertical alignment, laser marking, optical positioning, testing, inspection, assembly, sampling, laser drilling and machining in a broad range of industrial, medical, semiconductor, and research facilities.

The AZ60 – A Elevator Stage is constructed of black-anodized aluminum alloy and weighs just 1.14 kg (2.51lbs). A powerful 35 mm NEMA 14 1.8O 2-phase stepper motor has a double ended shaft with a knob for manual adjustments. This knob may be replaced with a quadrature encoder for position verification. The non-cantilevered moving wedge elevator stage has a load capacity of 7 kg (15.43 lbs) without concern for loss of parallelism, and the base plate has easy to access holes for mounting.

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 about the AZ60-A Elvator stage CLICK HERE!

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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Low Cost 4 Axis Servo Controller for High Speed, Low Inductance Motors Available from Moticont!

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Van Nuys, CA – Motion Control Components – The MOTI-1100 Series of Motion Controllers from Moticont is the latest generation of motion controllers. The MOTI-1100 Series controller incorporates a highly efficient PWM motor driver. The built-in PWM motor driver can drive motors with less than 1 mH of inductance without overheating the motor. It utilizes a 64-bit DSP processor with latest FPGA technology for required extensive calculations.

This compact, low cost, plug-and-play multi-axis servo motion controller is supplied with power supplies, servo motor drivers, USB cable and free control panel software. The user friendly software allows for quick set-up and operation. It can be controlled using a Micro-Controller, PLC and PC using a popular programming language such as C/C++, Visual Basic, LabVIEWTM, or MatlabTM.

This controller series can support up to four axis of motion. Modes of motion include coordinated motion, point-to-point positioning, and jogging.

About Moticont – Moticont is a manufacturer of motion control products. Their product line includes voice coil motors, three phase brushless motors and positioning stages and slides.

Moticont is committed to exceeding their customers’ quality expectations and industry standards throughout the design, manufacturing, service and technical support phases. Our modern manufacturing facility, highly controlled processes, committed staff, and extensive testing complement our product design strengths. This enables us to supply our clients with specialized small orders to high volume just-in-time deliveries.

We offer an extensive line of standard products ready to be shipped immediately from stock, and when standard products are not quite right for an application, highly trained design engineers are always available to develop custom motion control products to fit the specific needs or our customers.

For additional information contact Moticont, “A Motion Company” at 6901 Woodley Avenue, Van Nuys, CA 91406, USA; Tel: (888) 785-1804, Fax: (818) 785-5713, E-Mail: moticont@moticont.com or visit the website at http://www.moticont.com

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Motion Control – High Performance Ultra Compact Stepper Motor Positioning Stage!

Equipment Solutions Motion Control SMS Step Motor Positioning Stage

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Sunnyvale, CA, – — The motion control SMS12 Linear Stepper Motor stage is an ultra compact stage that provides up to 12 millimeters of linear motion. This stage offers near sub-micron resolution with the ability to accelerate a small load at 2G’s. A non-contact home sensor provides a reference position with repeatability of a couple microns. It was specifically developed for optical applications requiring both high precision and modest-speed positioning over a short to medium stroke. The SMS12 is well suited for optical focusing and other micropositioning applications such as scanning interferometry, surface structure analysis, disk drive testing, autofocus systems, confocal microscopy, bio-technology, semiconductor test equipment.

 

Specifications:

  • Translation 43µm/step
  • 0.67µm @ 64µstep/step
  • Maximum Travel 12mm
  • Maximum Acceleration 2G
  • Maximum Velocity 250mm/sec
  • Maximum Load Capacity 13kg
  • Maximum Moment Load 1.8kg
  • Positioning Accuracy ±2µm
  • Bidirectional Repeatability ±1µm
  • Homing Repeatability ±1µm
  • Motor Amps/Phase 0.3
  • Dimensions 39.1 x 39.1 x 31.75mm

The SMS12 can be ordered with an optional stepper motor controller that is nearly the same size a the SMS12 itself. Only raw power and a simple RS232/RS485 communications line is needed to completely control this high-resolution stage.

SMS-12 Stepper Motor Stage

Equipment Solutions, Inc. (ESI) is a provider of engineering and manufacturing services. ESI specializes in the design and production of automation and instrumentation products including motion control components and sub systems. ESI’s products range from galvanometer amplifiers with an integrated arbitrary waveform generator, to high-resolution displacement sensors, voice coil and stepper motor stages, amplifiers and controllers.

To view and/or down load the Data Sheet CLICK HERE

For additional information contact Jeff Knirck at Equipment Solutions, 1098 West Evelyn Ave. #102, Sunnyvale, CA 94086; Tel: 408-245-7161, Fax: 408-245-7160, E-Mail: info@equipsolutions.com or visit the Website at http://www.equipsolutions.com

 

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Motion Control – MGR5 Series Micro Gripper Independently Controlled Jaws Light Force Capability Available from Electromate!

Motion Control - Electromate offers Motion Control Micro Gripper

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Motion Control – A lightweight micro gripper, the MGR5 was designed for small, fragile part assembly. The MGR brings operation force 10 gram or less capability into range. Light moving mass reduces impact force during small product placement.

Vaughan, Ontario, Canada — Motion Control Components –SMAC electric grippers incorporate programmable speeds, positions and forces with data feedback. The ability to independently control each jaw allows precise force control, measurement and positioning. This makes them ideal for a wide range of positioning, measuring, and inspection applications, particularly where 100% verification is required.

MGR5 Specs:

  • Compact and lightweight
  • Light force capability 10g or less
  • Soft-Land capability for pick and place of delicate and fragile parts
  • Each jaw can be independently controlled in force, position and velocity
  • 5 micron linear encoder standard, 1 micron optional

CLICK HERE view a YouTube video on the MGR5: https://youtu.be/xFKf8cvsI3s?list=PLrKivfJ0mSQmipxBvNOFax0cXtwT0s5iZ

CLICK HERE to view the specifications of the MGR5 Series Micro Gripper.

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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

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Motion Control – Rolled Ball Screws from Steinmeyer!

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Steinmeyer Rolled ball screws provides an excellent price-performance ratio. They are used for applications with lower requirements for efficiency and lifetime.

BURLINGTON, MA –Motion Control Components – Rolled ball screws from Steinmeyer are in most of the cases a highly attractive alternative compared with other driving solutions, like rack and pinion or belt-drive systems. Steinmeyer rolled ball screws are used in linear modules in handling applications, in medical applications, and also on the feed axis in woodworking machining centers.

Through a highly efficient and fully automated deformation process in the manufacturing of the screw shafts, Steinmeyer rolled ball screws exhibit a very attractive price-to-performance ratio, along with high precision. This product is available as a ready-made ball screw, with the nut mounted and bearing journal machined, or delivered as an unmounted shaft and nut.

The hardened and tempered screw shafts can be produced in lengths up to 3m, for nominal diameters of 20mm or below, and up to 6m in diameters of 25mm and above.

Steinmeyer rolled ball screws are executed in an accuracy class up to T5, looking at the lead error and also at all other specified tolerances in geometry and position.

Using either a liner or an axial deflector system, the single nuts are designed with a flange according to ISO 3408 dimensions or with a connecting thread.

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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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