Motion Control – Linear Focus Actuator from Equipment Solutions

Sunnyvale, CA, —The LFA-1205 Linear Focus Actuator is a high performance compact positioning system.  It was specifically developed for optical applications requiring both high precision and high-speed positioning over a short to medium stroke.  The LFA-1205 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.  Note that this motor is normally configured with an analog position feedback sensor and can be optionally equipped with a digital quadrature feedback element.    The key to this products immense success is its novel tubular architecture.  This arrangement provides a means to send the optical path directly through the middle of the motor.  The moving optic attached to the motors ‘C-mount’ is not cantilevered and so has no torques.  The LFA-1205 Linear Focus Actuator is directly compatible with the SCA814 Servo Controlled Amplifier.

  • 12 Millimeter clear aperture
  • 5 millimeters of linear motion
  • <50 nanometer positioning repeatability
  • Small Step Response of <1 millisecond
  • Threaded lens mount
  • 70 x 70 x 50 millimeters, 600 grams

 

 

By design, the LFA-1205 Linear Focus Actuator rotates approximately 0.1 degrees or 1.7 milliradians for every 1 millimeter of translation.  Through manufacturing tolerances only there can be a small amount of pitch and roll motion that is induced during the intended translation.  These small but real error sources are routinely characterized during the manufacturing process  using our AC400 Digital Autocollimator to control product uniformity.

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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.

For additional information contact Jeff Knirck at Equipment Solutions, 1098 W. Evelyn Ave. Suite #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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The Engineering Edge – Application – Whisper Slides for Harvesting Honey

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Sometimes, an application leads you to an immediate, off-the-shelf solution – like this one. Harvesting bee honey is a seasonal opportunity and these systems are hauled across the country to make it happen. They need to be all weather, tough and maintenance-free. The next time you take some honey and put it in your tea, think of us – LM76.

 

About LM76 and “The Engineering Edge”

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.

When others think catalog …   … LM76 thinks solution!

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 – Please smile with maxon motors!

Motion Control Application – Digital SLR cameras can deliver extremely sharp photos – regardless of whether the photographer is a professional or a hobbyist. Not only does the skill of the photographer, but also the technology inside the camera play a key role. maxon drive systems help to create lightning-fast images.

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Fall River, MA — Motion Control Components Application – A maxon A-max 12 with precious metal brushes is installed in the central shutter of the S lens. The maxon A max program stands for high-quality DC motors with an optimal price/performance ratio.

With its Leica S system, camera manufacturer Leica offers a unique combination of performance features for digital photography. It combines the image quality of a medium-format camera with the handling, speed and flexibility of a small-format camera. The lenses used in the Leica S system have a built-in dedicated processor for controlling the auto focus. The lenses are also available with a central shutter for maximum flexibility when using a flash. Besides the focal-plane shutter, which is integrated in the camera, the central shutter is one of two common designs. The central shutter is typically located at a “central” position in the lens assembly, between the optical lens elements. It consists of several blades arranged around the optical axis in a concentric pattern. When the shutter release of the camera is pressed, the blades snap back from this axis synchronously and let the light fall on the sensor.

With SLR cameras, the central shutter first closes after the shutter release, because all the settings were made with an open shutter. The mirror swings up, then the central shutter opens for the duration of the exposure before closing again. Finally, the mirror swings back into the path of light, and the shutter opens. Even though it employs the classic solution of mechanical springs for the efficient storage of potential energy, the central shutter is a piece of cutting-edge technology. The tensioned-spring principle contributes significantly to the extremely compact dimensions.

Small motor for high tension

The springs are tensioned by a specially developed maxon motor with a high-precision overrunning clutch and release their stored energy to activate the shutter blades when the shutter release is depressed. A specially constructed solution prevents the blades from rebounding when the shutter is opened or closed. A microprocessor-controlled pawl and ratchet mechanism controls the shutter cycle via two electromagnetically activated plungers.

The gear motor of maxon motor is used for tensioning three springs that store the energy for the central shutter. A maxon A-max 12 motor is used as the base motor. The gearhead is an all-new development and is adapted to the available space. This presented a special challenge to the gear motor in the central shutter of the Leica lens. What was needed and developed was a very compact, enclosed and sealed custom version of the gearhead with perpendicular power transmission to toothed gear of the central shutter through a crown gear, for a life span of more than 100.000 releases.

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.

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Motion Control – Compact and Precise Four Axes XY-Z Theta System!

Motion Control XYZ-Thera Stage

 

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Philadelphia, PA, — Motion Control Components and Systems – The demand for a high accuracy, compact XYZR stages is met with IntelLIDrives technologies that address the unique needs of scanning microscopy, wafer and printed circuit board inspection, automated assembly and wide range of specimens and samples scanning in many types of imaging techniques and micro-machining applications.

Very precise fine positioning and control is easily achieved through the combination of a stable closed-loop control system and an associated joystick option. These stages can be motorized with stepper motors and brush-less servo motors with encoders

Optional high-resolution, non-contact linear encoder is available. This non-contact encoder offers exceptional repeatability and stability over a range of operating conditions. Both digital and analog output versions are available

XY stage

BSMA-LY-140H-300×300

 Spec  Lift Stage

MVLT-25J

 Spec  Rotary Stage

RTLA-30-100HJ

 Spec 
Stroke (mm) 300 x 300 Lift (mm) 25 Rotation unlimited
Repeatability (µm) 10 Repeatability (µm) 10 Repeatability (arc-sec) 20
Resolution (µm) Motor and driver dependent Resolution (arc-sec) Motor and driver dependent Load (kg) 30
Load capacity (kg) 16 Lift translation (mm/rev) 1 Weight (kg) 1.8
Velocity (mm/sec) 25 (servo) Max velocity (mm/sec) 40 Angular velocity (rpm) 15
Mechanism, 

screw lead (mm)

ball-screw

4

Mechanism,

screw lead (mm)

belt

1

Mechanism,

ratio

worm gear

45:1

Motor stepper servo Motor stepper/servo/encoder/ Smart Motor stepper

servo

 

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Motion Control – Compact High Force Iron Core Brushless Linear Motor!

 

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Santa Clarita, CA —- Motion Control – H2W engineers have developed a compact high force brushless linear motor (BLSM-1F) that can generate 300 lbs [1330 N] at a 10% duty cycle and 100 lbs [444 N] at a 100% duty cycle, and, when used with a matching magnet track (BLST-FSX). The mass of the coil assembly is 19 lbs [9 Kg] which gives a force to moving mass ratio of 15:8

The motor can be driven using either a trapezoidal or digital standard three phase brushless amplifier. The Brushless Linear Motor Coil measures 6.53 in X 7.50 in x 1.50 in [170 mm x 190 mm x 38 mm]. This Brushless Linear Motor is designed for applications that require a wide speed range and a relatively high force. This motor is encapsulated using high temperature 350°F [176°C] thermally conductive potting compound which protects the components and seals it from dust and moisture.

The 3-phase brushless linear motors, also known as an AC linear servo motors, are direct drive motors that are ideal for long stroke, closed loop servo, linear motion applications. They can be used at speeds up to 240 in/sec [6 m/sec]. They are capable of very precise position, velocity and acceleration control when coupled with a linear encoder for position feedback.

The laminated 3 phase wound coil assembly is used in conjunction with a linear magnet track to produce a controlled linear force. A customer supplied bearing system is required to maintain the .060 in [1.5 mm] air gap between the coil assembly and the magnet track. There is a relatively large attractive force between the motor coil and the magnet assembly. The magnet track consists of rare earth neodymium magnets and the require overall length is equal to the coil assembly length plus the stroke length.

Advantages:

  • Uses a standard three-phase brushless amplifier
  • Multiple coils can operate on the same magnet track assembly
  • Unlimited stroke length
  • High force to moving mass ratio
  • The magnetic attractive force between the coil and magnet track assemblies creates preload for a bearing system

Typical Brushless Linear Motor Applications:

  • Conveying Systems
  • Baggage Handling
  • Coordinate Measurement Machines
  • Laser and Water Jet Cutting
  • Pick-and-Place Machinery

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.

See Newsletter: https://www.h2wtech.com/article/compact-high-force-ironcore-brushless-linear-motor

See Product: https://www.h2wtech.com/product/brushless-linear/BLSM-1F”

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 – Maxon’s HPSC (High Performance Sensorless Control!)

Motion Control – Maxon’s HPSC (High Performance Sensorless Control!)

Maxon motor introduces HPSC sensorless speed and torque with compact wiring and slim design

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Fall River, MA — Motion Control Components – Miniature – Maxon Motor has developed a sensorless speed and torque control solution called “HPSC”. This new technology allows FOC (field oriented control) for brushless motors without sensors from full stop to full speed under load. This HPSC uses a sophisticated signal injection algorithm which precisely determines the rotor position for a smooth startup each and every time.

  • Low noise, No vibrations
  • Maximum power efficiency
  • Robust and reliable

This system contains an HPSC module 24/5 – dimension and power range can be adapted if required. The firmware of the module may be customized for every drive system. HPSC is a custom made solution ideal for surgical systems, fluid delivery systems, rehabilitation & prosthetics. 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.

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Motion Control – FOUR AXES CYLINDRICAL ROBOT!

Motion Control Intellidrives robot

 

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Philadelphia, PA, — Motion Control Components and Systems – A cylindrical robot has at least one rotary joint at the base and at least one prismatic joint to connect the links. Along the joint axis, the rotary joint uses a rotational motion; along the prismatic joint, it moves in a linear motion. Their movements occur within a cylindrical-shaped work envelope. Cylindrical robots are used for assembly operations, handling of machine tools and die-cast machines, and spot welding.

Four axes cylindrical robot features two linear axis and two rotary axes around respective linear axis.

Their movements occur within a cylindrical-shaped work envelope.

Cylindrical robots are used for assembly operations, handling of machine tools and micro-plate positioning in life science applications.

IntelLiDrives Cylindrical Robot specs:

  • – Z stroke 50…600 mm
  • – Y stroke 50-320 mm
  • – θY unlimited rotation
  • – θZ 240°
  • – Stepper or servo motor
  • – Drives and controller available
θZ

RTLA-90-200

 Spec  Lift Stage

BSMA-LY-140H-300

 Spec  Y and θY

RLTX40-220

Spec
Y/θY
 
Rotation (degrees) 240 Lift (mm) 300 Stroke (mm)/Rotation (degrees) 220/unlimited
Repeatability (arcsec) 45 Repeatability (µm) 10 Repeatability (µm/arc-sec) 50/60
Resolution (µm) Motor and driver dependent Resolution (arc-sec) Motor and driver dependent Load (kg) 3
Weight (kg) 9 Weight (kg) 5.5 Weight (kg) 3
Angular velocity (rpm) 3 Max velocity (mm/sec) 100 Velocity 500/150
Mechanism, 

ratio

worm gear

180:1; 90:1; 45:1

Mechanism,

screw lead (mm)

ball screw

4

Mechanism,

ratio

belt lead 75mm/ gear 63:17
Motor stepper/servo Motor stepper/servo/encoder/ Smart Motor stepper
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Metric High Precision Sintered Bronze, Bronze Alloy, and Iron Bearings Are “Self Lubricating!”

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E. Longmeadow, MA Motion — Control Components – Linear Motion – Available off-the-shelf, cylindrical, self lubricating, sintered bronze bearings from LM76 feature: Very high precision (e.g +2μ to +12μ for 2mm ID bearings), high load capacity (100kg/sq cm), high speed 30,000 rpm) and rapid oscillation capabilities, low/high temperature (-60OC to +230OC), very low coefficient of friction (0.02), and low noise. These reliable, economic bearings are available in metric sizes (2 mm to 100 mm ID by 2 mm to 120 mm long) and have applications in: Appliances such as washing machines, exercise equipment, portable machine tools, toys, motors, packaging machinery, garden tools and machinery, vibration damping, and automotive equipment such as alternators.

These lifetime Self Lubricating bearings are impregnated in the sintering process with a lubricant to suit the application. Sintered bearings are available in lead free Bronze, bronze alloys and Iron. Additionally: Flanged bearings (IDs 3 mm to 60 mm by 4 mm to 60 mm long) and precision (ID tolerance ISO H7) Spherical bearings, with or without a collar, (IDs 4 mm to 12 mm by 10 mm to 23 mm ODs) are available, as well as custom sizes and designs. Because of the very low coefficient of friction these bearings show no wear after many thousands of hours of use. Standard metric cylindrical and flanged oil impregnated bearings are typically shipped from stock, Custom bearings (ID, OD, flange size, and length) can be ordered as well as special purpose alloys. Alloys include: sintered bronze, iron sintered bronze, ParaliteTM (non-migrating lubricant), and TriboloyTM (chromium, nickel, cobalt alloy for temperatures over 1000O F). TriboloyTM sintered bearings are resistant to corrosion, erosion, abrasion, and galling, and even at high temperatures they are resistant to oxidation.

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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 – Highly Efficient 2 Way Traction Drives Reduce Motor Torque Ripple up to 84%!

North Babylon, NY – Motion Control Components – Rolling Motion Industries (RMI) has released two new traction drives. The MAR-17-2-2.1 Traction Drive and the MAR-23-2-2.1 Traction Drive. These highly efficient 2-Way gearless traction drives with only six moving parts use an engineered traction fluid with a coefficient of friction of just 0.1 to 0.12. The MAR-17-2-2.1 and MAR-23-2-2.1 Traction Drives have demonstrated an up to 84% reduction in motor torque ripple when measured at the output shaft of the motor and then measures at the output shaft of the traction drive. The MAR17-2-2.1 Traction Drive is designed for speeds to 3600 rpm with 10 to 20 in/lbs of torque, and the MAR-23-2-2.1 Traction Drive is rated for 3600 rpm with 20 to 30 in/lbs of torque.

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Having no metal to metal contact these compact, high efficiency drives generate up to 72% less heat after 24 hours of continuous operation, and these permanently lubricated traction drives typically last three times longer than conventional gearboxes, They also create up to 38% lower dB at 3000 rpm than conventional gearboxes which is less than a typical home appliance. Even though there is no metal to metal contact there is no slippage or lost motion between the input and output shafts.

Operating at temperatures that are lower than a motor’s, with low vibration, and no torque losses from 10 to 3000 rpm, these traction drives permit a motor to operate at peak efficiency. Applications for these 2-Way traction drives which can operate in explosive environments (ie. zone 1 and 21) include: Medical (including patient handling), pharmaceuticals, wafer handling, robotics, conveyers, sorting, pumps, assembly, battery operated vehicles, and other power transmission and motion applications.

These revolutionary drives are available with an optional overriding clutch. Incorporating standard NEMA mounting dimensions, these drives can be easily integrated into new and existing applications.

About Rolling Motion Industries (RMI)-

About Rolling Motion Industries (RMI): In 1993 John Pawloski and his brother Ray took over the family business, Jewelers Machinist Co. They realized they needed to switch from outdated conventional thread grinders to CNC thread grinders. As a result, Jewelers Machinist Co is recognized as the source of some of the most complex thread grinding in the industry. The concept for the RMI traction drive came from John in 2007. Working in that high precision industry aided John in the development of the RMI Traction Drive.

In the years that followed, the design of the individual components and formula of the engineered traction fluid were finalized, testing was completed, a patent granted, and production begun. The RMI Traction Drive is one of the most efficient ways to transmit power from one point to another. Utilizing rolling motion, RMI is able to transfer power at various ratios with minimal energy loss. Tested against V-belt, direct drive, chain, and gearbox setups, RMI Traction Drives offer energy saving benefits through true efficiency rating percentages up to 98%. The high efficiency of the traction drive allows electric motors to run at their peak efficiency ranges.

There are many applications where it can be used from automotive to industrial to medical. The RMI traction drive can be used in the electric vehicle market and precision applications. Offering benefits such as low backlash and no back driving, it set a new standard for “high efficiency”.

For additional information contact our sales team at Rolling Motion Industries, 400 Columbus Ave, North Babylon, NY 11703 Tel 860-846-0530, E-Mail info@RMIDrive.com or visit the website at http://www.RMIDrive.com

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