Motion Control – IP65 Integrated Stepper Motors Available from Servo2Go!

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Greenville, DE —-Motion Control – Applied Motion’s SWM integrated steppers are IP65 rated drive+motor units, fusing step motor and drive components into a single splashproof and dustproof device. This space-saving design eliminates wiring and saves on cost over conventional motor and drive solutions.

The motion control SWM24 integrated steppers combine high torque NEMA 24 step motors with a sophisticated, 6.0 A/phase (peak-of-sine) step motor drive. Power to the drive, located at the rear of the motor, must be supplied by an external DC supply. Applied Motion offers compatible 24 and 48 volt DC power supplies for exactly this purpose.

All SWM24 integrated steppers are RoHS and CE compliant.

Features include:

  • Torque to 340 oz-in
  • Rated IP65 for wet and dusty environments
  • M12 connectors
  • Anti-resonance
  • Torque ripple smoothing
  • Microstep emulation
  • NEMA 24 frame size
  • Stored programming option for stand-alone operation
  • Step direction, velocity and streaming command control modes
  • RS-232, Ethernet and EtherNet/IP Communication options
  • Modbus/RTU for easy communication with PLC or HMI
  • Built-in incremental encoder

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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.comor visit Servo2Go.com at: www.Servo2Go.com

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The New Sales Funnel – Adapting to Change

Motion Control Marketing – Adapting to the New Marketing Paradigm

A message for Motion Control Marketers

The role marketing is expanding!

As a marketer of technical products I make an effort to view the sales process as a consumer.  Fact – All consumers are not alike.  Speaking only for myself, although, I believe there are many like me, that want to do their own research, and ONLY talk to sales when they are ready to.

Depending on the consumer it may be early or late in the sales process.  Perhaps the sales funnel should reflect an overlap rather than have a line at which the process switches from marketing to sales.  That said, consumers need to be aware of a product, have their interest aroused, have cause to consider the product, and have an interest in purchasing the product.  Marketing today necessarily has a bigger role in the sales process than in years past.

Years ago (pre-internet) a potential customer saw a product release or an ad in a magazine, circled a number on a “Bingo Card” and got a sales call made on him.  Today the potential customer sees a product release or ad and starts to do his own research.  In addition to some reviews, he will find data sheets, application notes, videos, dedicated web pages, and blogs online (products of the marketing department) all of which will be carefully reviewed before a sales person is ever called.

Developing and implementing an effective Business-to-Business marketing program for technical products that:

Creates Awareness of …

Generates Interest in …

Causes Consideration of …

Raises the level of Intent to …

and

Aids in the Evaluation of …

Does not have to be expensive! 

However, It does have to be well planned …       … and that plan has to be carried out.

For large companies the marketing program can include: Paid Advertising, Product Releases, an expensive interactive Website, a Blog, Data Sheets and Brochures.  All effective tools to create Awareness, Interest, Consideration, etc.

For smaller companies an effective reasonably priced, affordable marketing program can include: Product Releases, a Website, perhaps a Blog, and Data Sheets.

Product Releases are great for creating Awareness of, they also generate Interest in, and cause further Consideration of your products, each time the release is seen in a different print or online publication.

The Website does not have to have an expensively developed “WOW” factor as much as it has to have the information needed to determine if your product is right for the prospects application, or if you have the capability of supplying a custom product to meet or perhaps even exceed his or her needs.

A simple inexpensive blog, can also be an effective marketing tool.

Data Sheets …   … Create a straight forward format for an online data sheet that provides the technical data needed helps in the Evaluation that then can lead to the Sale!

 For over 30 years I have been marketing exclusively Motion Control products. First as a Marketing Manager and then as Marketing Consultant.  I have enjoyed working with several companies for over 20 years.  Email me at dwtechcom@gmail.com and see how inexpensive an effective marketing program can be.

Motion Control – Hollow Shaft Non-Commutated Actuator.

 

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Santa Clarita, CA —– Motion Control – H2W introduces its most compact moving magnet actuator with a hole through the shaft. The voice coil actuator (NCM01-04-001-2IBH) can be operated under either open or closed loop position control and is ideal for controlled sinusoidal motion applications (1 to 1000 Hz for open loop applications and 1 to 125 Hz for closed loop applications). The NCM moving magnet type linear actuator has a precision ground 0.125” diameter shaft that is guided by precision manufactured high cycle low-wear plastic bushings. The shaft has a 0.059” hole that goes through the shaft which is ideal for routing a fiber optic cable, passing light through, or routing an air hose for vacuum or pressurized air.

The moving magnet voice coil has a 0.10″ [2.5 mm] stroke, generates 0.1 lbs [0.5 N] of continuous force and 0.3 lbs [1.3 N] of peak force. The actuator is driven in open loop mode by feeding a sinusoidal control signal into a servo amplifier which is in turn connected to the two leads of the actuator. The actuator can also be operated as a closed loop system by adding a programmable motion control and position feedback device.

Features:

  • High frequency operation
  • High acceleration
  • Compact size
  • Custom strokes and force configurations available

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 Article: https://www.h2wtech.com/article/hollow-shaft-voice-coil-actuator

See Product: https://www.h2wtech.com/product/voice-coil-actuators/NCM01-04-001-2IBH

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 Application- Maxon Is A Part of NASA’s InSight Mission!

Swiss motor ventures deep under the surface of Mars.

 

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Fall River, MA — Motion Control Components Application – The InSight probe landed on Mars to shed new light on the formation of rocky planets. The mission entails driving a measuring probe five meters deep into the Martian ground. maxon engineers pulled out all the stops to make their motor fit for the job.

Tension was mounting among fans of space exploration, as the robotic InSight probe landed on Mars on November 26. If all goes according to plan, the stationary lander will proceed to carry out various measurements over a period of two years and provide important insights into Mars and the formation of Earth. The mission is being conducted by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) for NASA.

 

Motor rams penetrometer 5 meters deep into the ground

DC motors from the Obwalden-based drive specialist maxon motor are also on board. A compact motor-gearhead combination with a diameter of 22 millimeters is used in the HP3 probe developed by the German Aerospace Center (DLR). It is designed to determine the temperature profile of the planet. Specifically, the maxon drive is located in a rod-shaped penetrometer, nicknamed “the Mole” by the developers. This penetrometer is autonomously driven five meters into the ground. To achieve this, the motor tensions a spring with each revolution. The spring then releases with great force, executing a powerful downward punch. In this way, the “Mole” gradually burrows downwards – over a period of several weeks, pulling along a cable that is equipped with sensors to help the researchers determine the thermal state of the interior of Mars and draw conclusions about its origin. Since Mars is a rocky planet like Earth, the scientific results may also help gain a better understanding of our own planet.

Special solution for more than 400 g

Mars is not a very friendly environment for technology. Nonetheless, more than a hundred maxon drives have already proven their worth on the Red Planet. The current InSight mission, however, posed additional challenges for the Swiss engineers. To efficiently drive the penetrometer into the ground, the DC motor needs to withstand forces in excess of 400 g – and more than 100,000 times. It took a number of variations and failed tests to find the right solution. The result is a standard DCX 22 motor, greatly modified with additional welding rings, bearing welds and specially shortened brushes. The utilized GP 22 HD gearhead, on the other hand, only needed Mars-specific lubrication.

Say hello to an old acquaintance

The InSight probe is powered by two solar panels for the duration of its mission. To save costs, JPL repurposed designs from the successful Phoenix mission, using a maxon DC motor developed some time ago to extend the solar panels. This type of motor, an RE 25, has ensured that NASA’s Opportunity rover has been active on Mars for more than 14 years (even if it is currently in deep sleep due to a sandstorm). Thus, two generations of maxon drives come together in the InSight robot probe to jointly contribute to the mission’s success.

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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Winner announced for LEAP Awards in Mechanical category …

Winner announced for LEAP Awards in Mechanical category …

…and the winner is:

Rolling Motion Industries Traction Drive Technology

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From the judges:  This is a game-changing technology that competitors will be chasing for years to come. Truly impressive performance.”

Last night, at the inaugural LEAP Awards dinner gala in Costa Mesa, Calif., the winning company was announced in the Mechanical Category. The finalists created and incredible mix of mechanical component technology advances.

In the category of Mechanical, the finalists were:

CPC – Colder Products Company
Ultra-Compact LQ2 Quick Disconnects

R+W Coupling Technology
World’s Largest Ball-Detent Safety Coupling

Rolling Motion Industries
Traction Drive Technology

Twin Spring Coupling
TSC500 flexible coupling unit

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Rack Assembly in Minutes, Chipless Pinning with INIRA

…and the winner is:

Rolling Motion Industries
Traction Drive Technology

From RMI (Rolling Motion Industries ):

We offer a new patented technology that is going to be a game changer in many industries. Traction drives have been around for over 100 years, but they were complex and expensive. What we offer is simple and cost-effective. Our technology gives smooth, quiet, efficient and accurate rotation. These offerings solve current problems in the industry, and RMI is the solution. With the use of the most modern CNC equipment and precise tooling at our partner/manufacturer FCS, we can handle any quantity, any size drive, and any application.

Due to the simplistic design of our patented product we are able to penetrate many markets. In most circumstances, a superior product means a much more expensive product, but this is not the case with RMI. Simplicity is the essence of brilliance is a saying and our patented technology sure fits that category. RMI started as a visualization of a new way to get to point B.

This new traction drive from Rolling Motion Industries called the RMI Marmalade includes six moving parts — a cup shaft component, a toroidal shaft component, twin precision-matched bearings for shaft support, one pair of rolling elements between the shaft elements, and engineered traction fluid to help the balls transmit torque. The engineered traction fluid inside the sealed housing works for power transmission and cools and lubricates the drive. A microscopic gap between the rolling elements lets the fluid slip through — but as the fluid squeezes through this microscopic gap, high pressure causes the fluid to temporarily solidify. Then the solid structure of the fluid transmits torque from input to output shaft. Material science has enabled this new traction drive mode of operation. Traditional traction-drive fluids have friction coefficients of 0.05 to 0.06. The new drive employs fluid with coefficients of friction of 0.1 to 0.12 — particularly useful for the transfer of torque through smaller normal forces … even with operation that makes slippage between input and output shafts impossible.

 

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Motion Control – Low Inertia, High Precision, Hollow Core Voice Coil Motor from Moticont!

 

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Van Nuys, CA – Motion Control Components – A low inertia hollow core voice coil or moving coil linear motor from Moticont, the HVCM-051-025-019-01, features high acceleration, precise positioning to less than one micron (0.00004 in.), high reliability, and low cost. This cleanroom friendly, non-commutated motor is available off-the-shelf. The HVCM-051-025-019-01 hollow core voice coil linear motor has an open apertures of 0.750 in. (19.05 mm). The hollow core allows for optics, illumination, laser beams, or cables to pass through. With a 0.50 in. (12.7 mm) stroke length, a continuous force rating of 4.8 lbs (21.3 N) and a peak force of 15.15 lbs (67.4 N) at a 10% duty cycle, this compact voice coil motor measuring just 2.000 in. (50.8 mm) dia. X 1.00 in. (25.4 mm) housing length, is ideal for applications such as: Positioning, medical diagnostics and testing, laser beam steering, dynamic vibration absorption, optical focusing, laser cutting & welding, scanning, assembly, and wafer handling.

Two 10-32 UNF-2B x 0.25 in. (6.4 mm) deep threaded mounting holes on 1.000 in. (25.4 mm) centers in the housing and coil makes for flexible and easy integration into new and existing applications. Low inertia, high acceleration, high speed, and zero cogging are benefits of this moving coil or voice coil linear motor. When used in closed loop applications with an optional position sensor, resolutions of less then 1 micron are achievable for millions of cycles. If a longer stroke, higher force, a smaller foot print, or customized mounting is required consult Moticont’s team of engineers. All of Moticont’s voice coil motors are available as complete plug-and-play systems, including, position sensor, controller, amplifier, power supply, and if required with a linear slide.

Is there a need for a larger diameter motor, one with longer travel, or more force? There are several series of Moticont’s Voice Coil motors based on diameter of the motor, length of stroke, force and solid core or hollow core to select from. To find the right motor for your application go to http://moticont.com/voice-coil-motor.htm and http://moticont.com/hollow-voice-coil-motor.htm.

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 Our 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 Sales Team at Moticont, 6901 Woodley Ave, Van Nuys, CA 91406; Toll Free: +1 (888) 785-1804, Tel: +1 (818) 785-1800, moticont@moticont.comor visit the website at http://www.moticont.com

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New Panel Mount Brush Servo Drives for Centralized Motion Control Systems!

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Greenville, DE -Motion Control Components – The AxCent™ (Axes for Centralized control schemes) product platform brings the proven and powerful performance expected of ADVANCED Motion Controls, with improvements to the design architecture that utilize years of experience in the industry and the latest advancements in modern servo system design.

As technology continues its shift from analog to digital, there is still strong demand for analog designs. The reason? Analog drives provide some attractive benefits:

  • Simplicity – It’s easy to train your people to set the correct switch and potentiometer settings.
  • Proven Track Record – AMC have been building analog drives since their inception. They have continuously improved their designs to mirror the advances in component technology.
  • Performance – When tuned to maximum performance, analog current loops can often times achieve higher bandwidth and faster response than digital current loops.

How can analog outperform digital? It all comes down to the components. In a digital system, A/D conversions and processing time can add delays ranging from 20 to 100 microseconds. This may not seem like a lot, but in the highest bandwidth systems delays of this magnitude create a sizeable phase lag.

The other driving factor is cost. Large volumes and mature designs make prices attractive for everyone (except our competitors)

CLICK HERE for more information on the New AxCent Panel Mount Brush Servo Drives from ADVANCED Motion Controls

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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Make Your Work Place Safe! Use the safety Gotcha Stick from STI!

 

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.

Motion Control – XY Alignment Stage Featuring High Resolution and High Repeatability Is Available from OES!

 

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Van Nuys, CA – — Motion Control – The AU200-50×50-SC Alignment Stage from Optimal Engineering Systems, Inc. (OES) is a high resolution, high repeatability XY stage for such applications as: alignment, assembly, laser drilling, machining, medical, industrial, semiconductor handling, testing, scanning, and optical applications. The linear travel of the X and Y axes is 50 mm x 50mm, and the resolution of each axis is 5 microns (non-micro-step) or 0.125 microns (with 20 micro-steps per step motor driver in use), repeatability is 1.5 microns, and positional accuracy is 5 microns. The 1 mm per-turn lead screws and preloaded V-groove and crossed roller bearings contribute to the high precision and stiffness of the AU200-50×50-SC Alignment Stage

The XY table measures 155 mm x 155 mm and features a precision pattern of drilled and threaded mounting holes to facilitate the addition tooling or fixtures. Additionally a table with a large open aperture is also available. This low profile black anodized aluminum XY stage is easy to integrate into new or existing systems.

The two-phase stepper motors with knobs for manual adjustments of each axis are standard for the AU200-50×50-SC Alignment Stage, however, the knobs can be replaced with incremental encoders for position verification or closed loop operation. As an option, servo motors are also available. Compatible Motion Controllers are also available from OES and the AU200-50×50-SC alignment stage can be ordered as a complete plug-and-play system.

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.

For additional information, contact sales team at: OES, 6901 Woodley Ave.; Van Nuys, CA 91406; Telephone: 888-777-1826 or +1 818-222-9200, FAX +1 818-436-0446 or E-Mail: sales@oesincorp.com or visit the website at http://www.oesincorp.com

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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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