Motion Control Stages with Self Locking Ball Screw from Steinmeyer!

 

Linear Motion Control Stage with Self Locking Ball Screw

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BURLINGTON, MA — Motion Control — Steinmeyer, Inc. today announced a new addition to its line of precision linear stages. The new PLT165-AC series high performance stage is offered in lengths from 400mm up to 1050mm and travels ranging from 100mm up to 750mm. The die cast base profile has a width of 165mm allowing the stage to fit into smaller machine designs, while offering higher precision and medium load capacity. The stage also offers repeatability to the micron or better depending on the encoder used.

The Motion Control PLT165-AC is driven by a powerful AC servo motor or optional stepper motor, combined with a high precision Steinmeyer ball screw, which provides a self-locking feature. This makes the unit ideal for vertical applications such as Laser Processing. An optional magnetic brake is available as a safety feature in the event of power loss.

The PLT165-AC is also equipped with limit switches and a rotary encoder mounted directly on the motor. Stage body is manufactured from a low distortion aluminum alloy (black anodized) and includes a high stiffness bearing set. For harsher environments, a dust proof covering is offered. This stage can also be combined with other Steinmeyer PLT series stages, rotary and lift stages to allow for a customized multi-axis system.

The Steinmeyer group is comprised of two manufacturing divisions located in Germany. August Steinmeyer GmbH & Co. KG (located in Albstadt) has been setting standards for high precision ball screws for over 40 years and prides itself on high quality, innovative designs to meet demanding customer requirements. Our Feinmess Dresden (FMD) division has been producing an extensive line of high precision positioning systems for well over 130 years.

For further information on this new product or others in our extensive product portfolio, call 1-781-273-6220 or e-mail John Skaltsas at jskaltsas@steinmeyer.com or visit the Steinmeyer FMD group at: www.steinmeyer.com

Motion Control Application- Intra-aortic pump powered by miniature brushless DC motors provides heart failure patients an aid to help hearts rest and heal!

The Maxon EC 6 motor brushless DC motor is the second smallest drive in the maxon family.

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Fall River, MA — Motion Control Components Application – Chronic heart failure patients draw hope from a new technology. A team of life science entrepreneurs in Houston, Texas has developed the first catheter-deployed circulatory assist device intended for long-term use. Procyrion, Inc.’s Aortix™ provides a minimally invasive treatment option for the more than two million chronic heart failure patients in the USA alone who are too sick for medication. This pre-clinical cardiologist tool dramatically reduces risks associated with circulatory support devices and enables treatment of younger, healthier patients before progressive damage occurs

Assisting the natural function of the heart, the intra-aortic pump has been thoughtfully designed as an alternative to large, cumbersome surgical devices currently providing full circulatory support. Unlike these devices, Aortix provides minimal procedural risk. Measuring approximately 6 mm in diameter and 6.5 cm long, a cardiologist can deliver Aortix via a catheter in the femoral artery to the descending thoracic aorta. Once the catheter sheath is retracted, the self-expanding nickel-titanium anchors deploy to affix the pump to the aortic wall.

Aortix accelerates a portion of the body’s native blood flow within the pump and pushes it through fluid entrainment ports directed downstream. The jets entrain native aortic flow, transferring energy to the cardiovascular system and increasing blood flow to vital organs such as the kidneys. Additionally, in a model of chronic heart failure, Aortix decreased energy consumption of the heart by 39 percent, allowing the heart to operate more efficiently, encouraging cardiac rehabilitation and recovery.

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Procyrion has been working with maxon for almost two years to develop a motor for this unique and demanding application. The basis for the Aortix device is a maxon EC6 motor with some customization including the electrical lead, shaft length, and bearing assemblies – all designed to make the pump durable and biocompatible. maxon also designed a high efficiency motor core for this application, which extends battery life and produces less heat so it doesn’t adversely affect the circulating blood. In addition, maxon is working closely with Procyrion to implement a magnetic torque drive, so the motor could be mounted inside a hermetically sealed chamber. This configuration eliminates the possibility of blood entering the motor core. The magnetically coupled pump arrangement is a method sometimes used for giant pumps in the oil field, but because of maxon’s breadth of experience across multiple industries, the company was able to help the Procyrion team successfully transfer this technology to a miniature scale medical application.

Each Aortix device consists of a small, continuous flow pump mounted within a self-expanding anchoring system. The anchored pump attaches to a flexible power lead, which can be tunneled to a desired transdermal exit site or to a Transcutaneous Energy Transfer (TET) system for subcutaneous implantation without an indwelling power lead.

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Presently, the device can operate for over eight hours on a single battery pack. The external battery pack and control unit have been designed to be “hot swappable”, meaning the battery can be changed without needing to stop the device. A variety of charging devices can be used.

“Aortix reduces the heart’s energy consumption by 39 percent.”

The Procyrion team has also built a TET charging system that enables the battery to be charged wirelessly. This design has the potential to significantly reduce the risk of infection, common with other implantable heart pumps.

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Because traditional assist devices replace heart function rather than support it, device failure can be fatal. With Aortix, a partial support device which doesn’t obstruct native blood flow, failure is not life threatening. Should the pump fail, the device can easily be retrieved and replaced in another minimally invasive, catheter-based procedure.

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 – Robotic Symposiums – How to Build Robots

Electromate is pleased to announce it will be hosting two Robotic Symposiums’ 

 Tuesday March 20th in Toronto and on Wednesday March 21st in Montreal.

 

Participating in the Symposiums will be Speakers from:

Galil Motion Control                      www.galilmc.com/
Harmonic Drive LLC                        www.harmonicdrive.net/
Maxon Motor AG                           www.maxonmotor.com

Advanced Motion Controls           www.a-m-c.com

Kollmorgen                                      www.kollmorgen.com

École de technologie supérieure  www.etsmtl.ca

Topics:


Technical Presentations related to the design of Robotic Systems including:  Collaborative/Assistive Robots, SCARA Robots, Cartesian Robots and Delta Robots.  Presentations will focus on the electromechanical, mechanical, electrical and control component design, sizing and selection.

 

Who would benefit from this Seminar:

Designer & Project Engineers and Graduate School Engineering Students in the Medical, Biotech, Pharmaceutical, Lab & General Automation markets who are looking to gain a practical understanding of the core motion control technology used in robotic applications.

 

The Symposium agenda includes:

9:00-9:15am                    Electromate Welcome Remarks & Introduction
9:15-10:00am                  ETS/Dr. Ilian Bonev
10:00-10:45am                Maxon Presentation
10:45-11:00am                Break + Tabletop Displays
11:00-11:45am                Galil Presentation
11:45-1:00pm                  Lunch + Tabletop Displays
1:00-1:45pm                    Harmonic Drive Presentation
1:45-2:30pm                    Kollmorgen Presentation
2:30-3:00pm                    Break + Tabletop Displays
3:00-3:45pm                    Advanced Motion Controls Presentation
3:45-4:30pm                    Electromate Closing Remarks

Breakfast & Lunch will be served.

The Seminar is FREE, however seating is limited. Click on the REGISTRATION LINK

to register today!

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

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company-beta/209277/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Electromate

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/electromateindustrial/

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Blog: https://electromate.wordpress.com/

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 – Linear-XYZ-Rotary Combination Stages from Intellidrives!

Intellidrives 4 Axis XYZ-Rotary System

 

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Philadelphia, PA, — Motion Control Components and Systems – Intellidrives’ compact, high precision XYZ-Rotary stage is a combination of Intellidrives: LSMA XY lead-screw driven stages, an MLVT Lift stage, and an RTHM worm gear rotary table.

Features include:

– XY stroke 100×100 mm

– Lift 13 mm

– Unlimited rotation

XY Lead-Screw Driven Stages – The LSMA miniature linear actuators designed for the space confined applications while retaining the high reliability required in production environments. It is an ideal choice for measurement, testing, alignment and component assembly in any application on the factory floor or laboratory environments.

The precision ball screw or micrometer grade lead screw provide excellent accuracy and repeatability with ultra-fine positioning resolution capability of 0.1 micron or finer when driven by the stepper motor. The servomotor version is equipped with a rotary encoder and provides exceptionally smooth travel.

Lift Stage – The MLVT Vertical Lift Stages offers precise vertical translation for payload elevation. A unique wedge design or direct drive motorized screw converts motor rotation into true vertical elevation of the platform. Precision bearings provide platform stiffness and stability while the screw mechanism assures positioning accuracy.

Rotary Table – The RTHM series rotary stages provide arc-second resolution when driven from a micro-stepping or a brushless servo motor controller. The low profile design is made possible by the use of compact precision bearings. The rotating carriage of the stage provides continuous rotation of load up to 10 kg and has large clear aperture to allow the passage of the optical path or cables directly through the stage. The main body of the stages is made from lightweight anodized aluminum and can attach directly to an optical table or moving linear or XY actuators and can be mounted at any orientation. A precision worm gear assembly is used to transfer the rotary motion of the stepper motor into rotary motion of the carriage. The small size allows use in confined spaces, such as laser cavities, disk texturing machines, manufacturing areas for fiber optical components or semiconductor manufacturing.

Specifications –

XY stage

LSMA-200

 Spec  Lift Stage

MLVT-70-13

 Spec  Rotary Stage

RTHM-151

 Spec 
Stroke (mm) 100 x 100 Lift (mm) 13 Rotation unlimited
Repeatability (µm) 1 Repeatability (µm) 2 Repeatability (arc-sec) 20
Resolution (µm) 0.3 Resolution (arc-sec) 1 Resolution (arc-sec) 0.5
Load capacity (kg) 6 Lift translation (mm/rev) 1 Torque (Nm) 0.5
Velocity (mm/sec) 20 (servo) Max velocity (mm/sec) 20 Angular velocity (rpm) 8
Mechanism, 

screw lead (mm)

lead-screw

0.5

Mechanism,

screw lead (mm)

direct drive screw

1

Mechanism,

ratio

worm gear

180:1

Motor stepper servo Motor stepper Motor stepper

servo

Options:

  • Steppers
  • Servos
  • Stroke lengths
  • Lift length
  • Complete Plug-and-Play system

Prints:

Intellidrives 4 Axis XYZ-Rotary System Drawings

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION – CLICK HEREAbout 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 – Choose the Right, High Precision, Low Cost Linear Stage to Suit Your Motion Control Application!

OES AQ120 and AQ130 Motorized Linear Stages

 

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Van Nuys, CA – — Motion Control Components – OES (Optimal Engineering Systems) offers ten high precision, low cost linear positioning stages that can be easily integrated into new and existing applications. Choosing the best slide for the application is easy. The five AQ120 and five AQ130 series of linear motorized stages are available in travel distances of: 50 mm (1.969 in.), 100 mm (3.937 in.), 150 mm (5.906 in.), 200 mm (7.874 in.), and 300 mm (11.811 in.). The compact, AQ120 series of linear stages features high precision steel linear ball bearings and hardened steel shafting and are designed for loads of 15 kg (33.1 lbs) for the AQ120-50 to 5 kg (11 lbs) for the AQ120-300. The AQ130 series of linear stages features high precision open steel linear ball bearings and supported hardened steel shafting and is designed for loads to 30 kg (66.1 lbs) for all travel lengths.

Each of these black anodized slides features a large table with a pattern of threaded mounting holes, and a precision low backlash (2µ) 4 mm per turn lead screw. The resolution for all slides is 2 microns per pulse using a10 microsteps per step motor driver, or just 1 micron per pulse using a 20 microsteps per step motor driver.

These stages can easily be configured as XY stages, with a Z axis, or with a rotary, lift, or goniometer stage. All stages are also available with a servo motor and optical encoder, and are compatible with OES’ line of motion controllers. Options also include: plug-in motor driver / indexer, stepper motor with an optical encoder for position verification.

Additionally all stages are available as complete plug-and-play systems.

See also: http://oesincorp.com/motorized-linear-stages/low-cost-series/index.htm

For complete specifications contact an OES engineer or go the OES website at: http://oesincorp.com/motorized-linear-stages/low-cost-series/index.htm.

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 – Electromagnetic Brakes & Clutches for Motor Control Available from Servo2Go!

Motion Control Brakes & Clutches available from Servo2Go

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Greenville, DE —-Motion Control Components – For more than 40 years Inertia Dynamics has been recognized as a global leader in the design and manufacture of technically-advanced industrial clutches and brakes. Inertia’s experienced design and development team utilizes sophisticated test equipment to ensure very high quality and consistency levels to meet the most demanding customer requirements.

Inertia Dynamics offers a full line of electromagnetic clutches and brakes, wrap spring clutch/brakes, motor brakes, controls and moment of inertia measurement equipment.

Long-life Inertia Dynamics products are hard at work in various markets including material handling, food processing, and packaging machinery on applications such as conveyors, filling and cartoning machines and mixers..

Features of Inertia Dynamics Brakes & Clutches:

  • 12V, 24V, 90VDC or 120VAC windings
  • Static torque to 250 lb-in
  • Bore sizes from 1/8″ to 1.5″
  • Low current consumption
  • Low cost
  • Metric bores & special voltages available

CLICK HERE for more information on the Inertia Dynamics’ Spring Applied Brakes available from Servo2Go.com. They can be viewed at: http://www.servo2go.com/supplier.php?id=1031080113

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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