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Motion Control – ZrO2 Zirconia Ceramic Radial Ball Bearings For High Loads available from LM76 are FDA/USDA/3A-Dairy Compliant!

Motion Control – Zirconia Ceramic Radial Bearings
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E. Longmeadow, MA — Motion Control – LM76 has announced the release of their new line of Radial Ball Bearings featuring ZrO2 (Zirconia) Ceramic balls. To Complement LM76’s broad range of Linear Bearings that are FDA/UDSA/3A Dairy compliant, as well as linear bearings for extreme environments; they have added Deep Groove bearings which accommodate radial and axial loads, Angular Contact bearings for simultaneously handling radial and axial loads, Spherical Bearings which are self aligning, and Thrust Bearings for high axial loads. Each of the four types of metric bearings are available in a wide range sizes.

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The advantages of ZrO2 ceramic balls are: FDA/USDA/3A Dairy/Caustic washdown compliant, lighter than steel balls and can be used at extreme RPMs, they withstand higher loads without spalling, have a lower coefficient of friction, are inert to chemicals, have no magnetic signature, and are non conductive.

Linear Motion Control – Linear Motors: How Do They Work?

Motion Control – What is a Linear Motor?

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Motion Control White Paper – A linear motor should be thought of as a rotary electric motor that has been cut along a radial plane and unrolled. The resultant motor is a direct drive linear electric motor that can produce linear motion without the need of pneumatic, hydraulic cylinders, or translation of rotary to linear motion with the use of belts or screws. Rotary motors produce torque whereas linear motors produce linear force.

Motion Control Application – Open Screw Drive System Moves Heavy Sound Stage Sets Smoothly, Quickly, and Quietley!

Motion Control Application – High Speed Drive System

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E. Longmeadow, MA –Motion Control Application-

Problem: Move heavy sets on a sound stage smoothly, quickly, and most importantly quietly! Ball screws specified in the original design proved unacceptable due to the limited length of travel, screw deflection which resulted in a lack of smoothness, and high noise levels. A rack and pinion was also considered but the noise level was also too high and there was no room for a gearbox. Linear motors are quiet however the cost was prohibitive, and a belt system could not handle the heavy loads.

Solution: The new Streamliner Open Screw Drive System from Winner was selected by the production company to move the heavy sets on the sound stage.

The Engineering Edge – Application – Whisper Slides for Harvesting Honey

Motion Control – Application – Linear Slides
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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.

Linear Motion Control – One Piece ETX Linear Bearing/Pillow Blocks Can Be Used In Radioactive Environments!

Motion Control – ETX Pillow Block/Bearings for Radioactive Environments

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E. Longmeadow, MA Motion — Control Components – Linear Motion – LM76 now offers one piece ETX Linear Bearing/Pillow Blocks that will not degrade in a radioactive environment! Machined from a solid block of self lubricating ETX, linear bearing-blocks have high strength, excellent wear resistance, low coefficient of friction, and excellent dimensional stability at higher temperatures As there is no other materials such as PTFE seals or lubricants these bearing-blocks are maintenance free. Custom designed for use in a nuclear power plant these linear bearing/pillow blocks travel on ceramic coated shafting (also supplied by LM76) completely submerged in radioactive water.

To see the “Motion Control Application – ETX Pillow/Block Bearings for Radioactive Environments” CLICK HERE

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Designed with a slight interference fit between bearing ID and shaft, contaminates are scraped from the shaft’s surface. The low frictional characteristics of ETX have little impact on drive force. They are now available in Inch and Metric sizes.

Motion Control -What To Consider When Specifying A Linear Slide

Motion Control – Tutorial

Considerations when specifying a linear slide for a new or existing application.

By Mike Quinn • LM76

When a design engineer has fully defined a linear-motion application’s requirements regarding travel length, speed, force, and accuracy as well as repeatability, the next question to answer is this:

Does an off-the-shelf linear slide (or a stock linear slide from a catalog) fully satisfy the application?

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Off-the-shelf linear slides are advantageous for their quick delivery and lower cost than that of custom components. No wonder most linear-motion designs do in fact employ off-the-shelf linear slides from various component and system suppliers.

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Motion Control – Low Cost, Long Range of Travel, High Precision, Low Profile, Motorized, Profile Rail Linear Guide Stages Are Available from OES

Motion Control – Profile Rail Stages

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motion control -oesVan Nuys, CA – — Motion Control – Optimal Engineering Systems, Inc. (OES) has added five new profile single axis positioning stages to their AQ150 Series of linear stages. Available off-the-shelf in travel lengths of: 600 mm (23.622 in.), 700 mm (27.559 in.), 800 mm (31.496 in.), 900 mm (35.433 in.), and 1000 mm ( 39.370 in.), these stages are available with either a Two-Phase Stepper Motor or with a Three-Phase Brushless Motor with a Quadrature Incremental Optical Encoder.

Linear Motion – Custom Manufacturing Of Complete Systems & Components by LM76!

Motion Control – LM76 Expands Custom Manufacturing Capabilities!

 

Motion Control - Custom Linear Motion Components and Complete Systems

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LM76 has greatly expanded their capabilities for machining of shafting and the manufacturing of complete systems and custom components.

Motion Control – Use FDA Compliant Off-the-Shelf Linear Motion Components!

Motion Control – FDA Compliant Components

To: OEMs “Tooling Up” for Urgently Needed Medical Products! Use FDA Compliant Off-the-Shelf Linear Motion Components!

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E. Longmeadow, MA — Motion Control Components – Linear Motion – In dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic many companies have volunteered or been requested to produce urgently needed medical products such as: Masks, gowns, and ventilators. “Tooling Up” quickly to produce medical grade products for some companies can bring challenges. In addition to needing FDA compliant materials that will be used in the actual masks, gowns, and ventilators, the tooling used to manufacture these products may also need to meet FDA compliance standards. Depending on the product being manufactured, the tooling may need to be: Washed down using caustic chemicals, cleaned with high pressure steam, or sterilized with high Intensity Ultra Violet light or radiation.

Ordering custom FDA compliant linear motion slides and XYZ stages can result in long delays. As an alternative, many companies have linear motion slides in stock for immediate delivery, however, they may not be FDA compliant. In many cases it is the bearings that are not in compliance. LM76 manufactures several types of FDA compliant linear bearings and pillow blocks that are drop-in-replacements for existing bearings. FDA compliant bearings and pillow blocks from LM76 will not trap contaminating debris and can be thoroughly sanitized following Sanitation StandardOperating Procedures (SSOPs). SSOPs are detailed schedules and procedures specifying what to clean, how to clean, how often to clean, and the record keeping used for monitoring.

A helpful component selection guide from LM76, “Linear Bearings, 6 Simple Steps – FDA Compliance, Wash Down Compliance,” details the linear motion components available from LM76 that are FDA/UDSA/3A-Dairy compliant. Included are: Foodstream electroless nickel plated pillow blocks, PTFE lined stainless steel bearings, ceramic coated linear bearings, self-aligning corrosion resistant linear ball bearings, and Thomson® Super SmartTM corrosion resistant, self-aligning, high load linear ball bearings, and solid ETX pillow block/bearings. Shafting to compliment the type of bearing selected includes: Class L Stainless 303/304/316, 440C case hardened stainless, Rc 60 case hardened steel with an Armoloy coating and also Rc78 Class L for enhanced hardness and wear resistance. End blocks and shaft supports that have a ceramic or electroless nickel coating are also available, as well as new ETX Scraper Seals that prevents intrusion of contaminates adding another line of defense.

LM76 also designs and custom builds linear slides from Stainless Steel and other FDA wash down compliant materials.

About LM76

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

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


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Motion Control – Linear Motion Systems and the Ideal Choice for Running Two Systems in Parallel

Motion Control – Linear Slides and Components 

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Vaughan, Ontario, Canada — Motion Control Components — Bishop-Wisecarver invented the DualVee® guide wheel over 50 years ago in four sizes of carbon steel as a component-based problem solver for harsh, debris-laden environments. It’s 2019. They now offer product options that include UtiliTrak® linear guides, LoPro® linear actuators to complete actuated system solutions.

LoPro® Linear Actuators excel in high speed, long length and dirty environments. UtiliTrak® is constructed with DualVee Motion Technology® in vee and vee/crown designs, and using MadeWell® Crown Rollers, and are perfect for commercial applications in need of a compact, easy-to-install, and low maintenance solution.

 

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Both LoPro® and UtiliTrak® are available as part of the Bishop-Wisecarver QuickShip Program (ships from the facility within 3 business days).

Learn how LoPro® and UtiliTrak® can be the ideal linear guide solutions for your packaging application.

CLICK HERE to view Information on the LoPro® Linear Actuators from Bishop-Wisecarver

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

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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 – High Precision, Low Profile, Motorized, Ball Bearing Linear Guide Stages!

Van Nuys, CA – — Motion Control – Optimal Engineering Systems, Inc. (OES) offers two series of low cost, low profile, motorized ball bearing linear guide (profile rail) positioning stages. The AQ140 Series and the AQ150 Series of linear stages are available off-the-shelf in travel lengths of: 50 mm (1.969 in), 100 mm (3.937 in), 150 mm (5.905 in), 200 mm (7.874 in), 300 mm (11.811 in), 400 mm (15.748 in), 500 mm (19.685 in).

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These 2 µ resolution stages (achieved with a 10 micro-steps per step stepper motor driver) are ideal for: Laser machining, testing, pick-and-place, inspection, sorting, wafer handling, semiconductor, assembly, metrology, and photonics in industrial, laboratory, and medical applications.

The tables, depending on length of travel, measure 120 x 120 mm (4.73 in x 4.73 in.), 150 x 150 mm (5.90 in x 5.90 in.) and 160 x160 mm (6.30 in x 6.30 in.) The AQ150 Series has top and side rail covers. Featuring a 4 mm per turn, precision 2 µ backlash lead screw, typical performance specifications of the AQ140 and AQ150 linear stages include: repeatability of 5 µ, positional accuracy 8 µ, straightness 6 µ, driving parallelism 15 µ, pitching 25 arc seconds, and deflection 25 arc seconds.

Constructed of aluminum and black anodized, these stages can handle loads to 30 kg (66 lbs.) and 50 kg (110 lbs.). These low profile stages can easily be ordered in an XY or XYZ configuration. There is a knob on the back of the motor for manual adjustments or it can be replaced with an encoder. An optional servo motor, encoder, and brake are also available. These compact linear stages are easily integrated into new and existing systems and are available as with complete plug-and-play systems or with a plug-in motor driver. For details concerning each stage in the series please go to 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.

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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Water Dog Sliders from LM76 are FDA/USDA/3-A Dairy Compliant!

Motion Control - Engineering Edge - FDA/USDA/3-A Dairy Compliant Linear Slides
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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 – Simple, Super Low Friction Linear Motion Conveyance System

Transporter 2 Roller Block and Rail system from LM76
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The Transporter 2 Roller Block and Rail system from LM76 is just that…practical. A black anodized aluminum carriage plate which features 4 plastic wheels pressed over ABEC 1 roller bearings. Transporter’s rail features a ceramic coated aluminum extrusion which offers a hard, extremely durable running surface. Transporter 2 offers 2 carriage plate designs: Option 1 is a standard block with 4) 10-32 mounting holes. Option 2 is a longer and more narrow block with 4) 10-32 mounting holes and a hand lock assembly. This low friction, maintenance free system is superb for sliding doors, manual assembly lines, camera motion and any other applications where low friction motion is required. Transporter is not for high loads or moment loading or for applications which require high speed, critical accuracy or wash down.

 

Load Data

Max  ZO Max YO
15 Lbs. 15 Lbs.
Max Speed 10″ Per Second
  • Machine Tool Sliding Doors

  • Postal Equipment Linear Transporters

  • Monitor Stands

  • Hand/Manual Assembly
    Lines

  • Lab Equipment

  • Syringe Docking/Filling
    Systems

  • Cable&Hose Management System Guidance Trolleys
    (i.e. igus/A&A Gore-Tite)

  • Aerial Pneumatic Tool
    Festoon Followers

  • Table Top Conveyance –
    Arts and Crafts

  • Positioning for Measurement
    Components

  • Cable Reel Followers

  • Furniture Sliders

  • Closet Door Sliders

  • Small Appliance Sliders

  • Rack Shelf Sliders

  • Pulley Dancers

  • Moveable Armrest Sliders for Wheelchairs

  • Small Camera Slider

  • Wall Sliders for Monitors
    and Flat Panel Displays


Carriage Block P/N
 
TPS
( Standard Block)
TPL
Long and Narrow Block with
Hand

 

TPS Standard Block

TPL Long Block

Dimensions



A
±.010
B
±.010
C
±010
D E
1.000 0.620 0.125 0.940 0.500
F Standard Rail Lengths H
Screw Inch
H1 H2 H3
1.500 7,13,19,25,31 # 10 .375 .220 .206
NOTE: Rails are available up to 10 feet long. We will cut special lengths and provide special hole locations if provided a print.
Please call Christine
Carlson 1-800-513-3163
for further information
or email sales@LM76.com

Rail P/N
Length

LR3

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Part Number Example: LR3-36

1 LR3 Rail – 36″ Long

 

About LM76

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

For all of the LM76 Catalogs go to:

http://lm76.com/PDF%20Catalogs.htm

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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