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Motion Control Application – LM76’s FDA/USDA Compliant Linear Bearings

Motion Control – FDA/USDA Compliant Application

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E. Longmeadow, MA – — Motion Control – Application. What do you do when you’re linear actuator bearings are including cheese debris? Particularly when your cheese slicing system requires FDA/caustic washdown compliance and FDA inspectors are on site reviewing all process operations for included debris which can propagate harmful bacteria.

Motion Control – Direct Drive Linear Motors with Integrated Encoders

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Van Nuys, CA – Motion control – New, patent-pending, SDLM-051 direct drive linear motors with built-in encoder from Moticont eliminate backlash and provide users with high acceleration, high speed, high resolution, and long life. Available in several off-the-shelf models, these direct drive linear motors feature resolutions of 5.2 µm (0.000206 in.), 1.25 µm (0.000049 in), and sub micron resolution. Compact, only 2 in. (50.8 mm) in diameter and 3.75 in (95.3 mm) long, and with the linear optical quadrature encoder inside directly connected to the shaft for the great-est possible accuracy, these motors can be easily integrated into new and existing applications using threaded features on the front and rear faces of the motor, as well as each end of the shaft.

Motion Control – Low Inertia, High Precision, Hollow Core Voice Coil Motors!

Motion Control – Open Aperture Voice Coil Motor
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Van Nuys, CA – Motion Control – Low inertia hollow core voice coil or moving coil linear motors from Moticont feature high acceleration, precise positioning to less than one micron (0.00004 in.), high reliability, and low cost. The cleanroom friendly, non-commutated motors are available in 23 off-the-shelf standard sizes, Moticont hollow core voice coil linear motors have open apertures of 0.125 in. (3.2 mm) to 2.000 in. (50.8 mm).
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High Performance Ultra Compact Stepper Motor Positioning Stage From Equipment Solutions!

Motion Control – Miniature Positioning Stage!

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motion control - Miniature actuatorsForestville, 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.

Motion Control – Compact, Open Aperture Voice Coil Stages Features 1 Micron and 30 Micron Positioning Resolutions!

Motion Control – Hollow Core Voice Coil Stage

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Van Nuys, CA – Motion Control – The compact open aperture HCDS-051-032-013-01-B1-30 and the HCDS-051-032-013-01-B1-01 Voice Coil Stages from Moticont have a foot print of just 2.000 in. (50.8 mm) wide by 5.000 in (127.0 mm) long and feature positioning resolutions of 30 microns and just 1 micron respectively. These precision stages allow the user to select the level of precision needed for an application.

The 1 micron resolution HCDS-051-032-013-01-B1-01 Voice Coil Stage features cross roller linear bearings whereas the 30 micron HCDS-051-032-013-01-B1-30 Voice Coil Stage uses linear ball bearings. Each of these stages has a 0.97 in. (24.6 mm) range of motion with 6.3 lb. (28.2 N) of continuous force and 20.0 lb (89.9 N) peak force. These brushless, clean, quiet, efficient, low inertia, high acceleration, zero cogging and high speed voice coil driven stages have a built-in home switch for accurate initialization. As the coil is fixed and the magnetic assembly moves, there are no moving electrical components to fail. Designed for closed loop servo operation an integral quadrature optical encoder with differential outputs is included..

The stages’ 1.509 in (38.3 mm) x 2.000 in. (50.8 mm) tables are equipped with 4 8-32UNC-28 mounting holes. Pre-drilled and counter-bored mounting holes in the base of the stages and a plug -and-play wired connector allows for easy integration into new or existing applications. These black anodized voice coil stages with a 0.500 in (12.7 mm) clear aperture are ideal for: Laser drilling and machining, optical focusing, testing, laser steering, mirror positioning, scanning, oscillation, switching, as well as precision applications in industrial, medical, metrology, and research fields.

The HCDS-051-032-013-01-B1-01 and HCDS-051-032-013-01-B1-30, Voice Coil stages are also available in XY or XYZ configurations, and can also be ordered as a complete plug-and-play system with a controller. Please consult our engineers if your application requires others parameters such as: Range of motion, continuous or peak force, and multi axis configurations.

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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Ultra-reliable NEMA 23 Stepper-based Linear Actuator by Electrocraft Available from Servo2Go!

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This NEMA 23 ultra-reliable, stepper-based linear actuator is made with ball-bearings and dynamically balanced rotors for high-speed operation!

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Greenville, DE –— Motion Control – Based on modified hybrid stepping motors, our AxialPower Plus motors are capable of producing linear forces up to 800 pounds and resolutions up to 0.000125″ per 1.8° step. The reliability and precision of our AxialPower Plus and L3 motors come from using only the highest quality parts. We use stainless steel to increase the durability of our actuating leadscrews. And our internal rotating nuts are made from a range of engineered polymers for low-friction, smooth operation.

APPS23: AxialPower™ Plus Stepper Type Linear Actuator

Size: Nema 23

Torque: to 150 oz-in or 106 Ncm

Typical applications for AxialPower motors:

  • Custom OEM applications (OUR SPECIALTY!)
  • Packaging
  • Semiconductor handling and testing
  • Antenna positioning
  • Laboratory equipment
  • Electric braking systems for railway cars
  • Medical
  • Pick & Place
  • X-Y tables
  • Dispensing
APPS23 Speed / Force Curves
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APPS23 Mechanical / Winding Data
Stack Size Models APPS23 – 90A APPS23 – 150A APPS23 – 90V APPS23 – 150V
Holding Torque
Bi-Polar
(oz-in)
90.0 150.0 90.0 150.0
Holding Torque Bi-Polar
(Ncm)
63.55 105.92 63.55 105.92
Holding Torque
Uni-Polar
(oz-in)
90.0 150.0 72.0 120.0
Holding Torque Uni-Polar
(Ncm)
63.55 105.92 50.84 84.73
Length
(inches)
1.8 2.2 1.8 2.2
Length
(cm)
4.6 5.6 4.6 5.6
Width
(inches)
2.2 2.2 2.2 2.2
Width
(cm)
5.6 5.6 5.6 5.6
Weight
(oz)
17.0 24.0 17.0 24.0
Weight
(Kg)
0.5 0.7 0.5 0.7
Step Angle
(°/step)
1.8 1.8 1.8 1.8
Number Leads 4 4 6 6
APPS23 Bi-Polar Windings
Winding Models APPS23 – 90A10 – 1 APPS23 – 90A20 – 1 APPS23 – 90A30 – 1 APPS23 – 150A10 – 1 APPS23 – 150A20 – 1 APPS23 – 150A30 – 1
Current
(A/Phase)
1.0 2.0 3.0 1.0 2.0 3.0
Voltage
(V/Phase)
5.8 3.0 1.8 7.9 3.8 2.4
Resistance
(R/Phase)
5.8 1.5 0.6 7.9 1.9 0.8
Inductance
(mH)
20.3 5.2 2.0 35.0 8.6 3.5
APPS23Uni-Polar Windings
Winding Models
APPS23 – 90V18 – 1 APPS23 – 90V30 – 1 APPS23 – 90V60 – 1 APPS23 – 90V119 – 1 APPS23 – 150V23 – 1 APPS23 – 150V38 – 1 APPS23 – 150V60 – 1 APPS23 – 150V76 – 1 APPS23 – 150V154 – 1
Current
Bi-Polar
(A/Phase)
2.1 1.4 0.7 0.4 2.1 1.4 0.9 0.7 0.4
Voltage
Bi-Polar
(V/Phase)
2.5 4.2 8.5 16.8 3.3 5.4 8.5 10.8 21.8
Resistance
Bi-Polar
(R/Phase)
1.2 3.1 12.0 47.0 1.5 3.8 9.6 15.2 61.8
Inductance
Bi-Polar
(mH)
4.0 10.4 43.2 165.6 6.4 16.8 47.0 70.8 269.2
Current
Uni-Polar
(A/Phase)
3.0 2.0 1.0 0.5 3.0 2.0 1.3 1.0 0.5
Voltage
Uni-Polar
(V/Phase)
1.8 3.0 6.0 11.9 2.3 3.8 6.0 7.6 15.4
Resistance
Uni-Polar
(R/Phase)
0.6 1.5 6.0 23.5 0.8 1.9 4.8 7.6 30.9
Inductance
Uni-Polar
(mH)
1.0 2.6 10.8 41.4 1.6 4.2 11.7 17.7 67.3
APPS23 Outline Drawing
APPS23 Frame Size Drawing Key
LINEAR ACTUATOR NUMBER LENGTH
(INCHES)
LENGTH
(MM)
APPS23-90 1.75 ±.03 44.5 ±.08
APPS23-150 2.21 ±.03 56.1 ±.08

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APPS23 Leadscrew Options
Thread
Designation
Thread
Description
(# starts)
Thread Lead
(inches)
Linear Travel
per step
(inches)
Q 3/8-20ACME 0.05000 0.00025000
S 3/8-10ACME 0.10000 0.00050000
T 3/8-16ACME 0.06250 0.00031250

All Electrocraft Motion Controls 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 FREE or e-mail Warren Osak atwarren@servo2go.com or visit Servo2Go.com at: www.Servo2Go.com

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Linear Motion Control – Wide, High Accuracy, Low Cost Systems Resist – Roll, Pitch, and Yaw!

Linear Motion Control - SAIBO Wide Profile Linear Motion Control System!

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Longmeadow, MA – Linear Motion Control –The low cost, wide, stable platforms of the SAIBO SB-LGC Linear Motion Systems are available exclusively from LM76 in two sizes to meet load requirements up to 6000 N. (1349 lbs).  These wide, low profile linear motion systems feature: Low noise, smooth travel, high speed to 10 m/s (120 ft/s), high acceleration to 50 m/s (150 ft/s), low weight, high linear accuracy, sealed radial low friction bearings, low cost, and because of their wide profile they have high moment (Roll, Pitch, and Yaw) load capacities. Additionally they are easy to install, in any orientation, into new and existing applications.  SB-LGC maintenance free linear motion systems have sealed for life rollers, RC60 hardened shafts, and are available in lengths to 6000 mm (263 in.)

SAIBO SB-LGC Linear Motion Platform and Rail System have an adjustable preload system to control the required level of precision needed for most applications. Capable of loads to 6000 N (1349 lbs), the very stable LGC platforms have four drilled and tapped holes for mounting tooling, cameras, test equipment, etc.  For use in: Robotics, assembly, photography, pick-and-place, sorting, packaging, manufacturing, sampling, laser cutting, wafer handling, and other precision applications.

LM76, the exclusive US distributor of SAIBO linear motion components, manufacturers a broad variety of FDA & USDA compliant bearings and shafting, in inch sizes of .25 inches to 1.5 inches, and a FDA & USDA compliant profile rail and slide system that can easily be integrated into new and existing applications.  The bearing options include: Self-lubricating FDA & USDA compliant Teflon® composite bearings in a 304 stainless steel shell, and lower cost bearings with a ceramic coated shell and FDA & USDA compliant liner.  Bearings are available in closed and open configurations, and are drop-in replacements for all inch sized linear ball bearings.

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 – New 24V Integrated Electric Actuators Rated to 100N Thrust!

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Greenville, DE –— Motion Control – Servo2Go.com has just added remarkable new additions to its broad range of cost-effective 24V electric linear actuators from Dyadic Systems. The SCN5 series actuators are compact yet powerful integrated mechatronic cylinders that feature a motor, encoder, drive and actuator in one integral package.

Dyadic Systems has developed the linear actuator drive mechanism such that the screw and nut are optimized for high accuracy, long life and low cost while delivering high speed and peak thrust. This blend of low-cost and high performance could only have been realized by the advanced technology of Dyadic Systems. These new product concepts give engineers a wider range of options to eliminate over-design.

SCN5 series Mechatronics Cylinders are available in stroke lengths to 300mm and 100N (10.2kgf) maximum thrust and are constructed using an extruded aluminum body with 303 stainless for the shaft and rod tip. Actuators can easily be operated via 24VDC signals from PLCs or relays, and can be connected in networks of up to 16 axes.

Servo Actuators from Dyadic feature:

  • Set up many moves, each with individual values for position, speed, accel, etc.
  • Electric actuators – programmable in 15 minutes!
  • The SCN5 starts from only $325 US/ea!
  • Moves can be relative, absolute, force controlled, and more
  • All actuators run on 24VDC – easy to connect to your existing power supply!
  • 10,000km (400 million inches) standard minimum life
  • PC interface or hand-held pendant programmable
  • Air cylinder replacement mode and move sequencing available in the cylinder!

More information on the SCN5 series Mechatronics Cylinders available from Servo2Go.com can be viewed at: http://www.servo2go.com/product.php?ID=101027&cat=

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 FREE or e-mail Warren Osak at warren@servo2go.com or visit Servo2Go.com at: www.Servo2Go.com

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Application Story – FDA/Washdown System Excels with Special Linear Motion Shaft Assembly from LM76!

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E. Longmeadow, MA – — Linear Motion – Application Story – Dairy machinery manufacturers are under intense scrutiny by FDA inspectors when it comes to FDA material and caustic washdown compliance. Recently, LM76 was called by a large US dairy packaging company to review a problematic portion of their filling line. After each shift, the filling line is washed-down, has a caustic foaming agent applied to kill bacteria and then is final rinsed. The caustic foaming agent was destroying – literally eating – the aluminum shaft supports while shafting exhibited pitting and showed signs of minor corrosion. Additionally, there were areas where product got trapped and these locations were havens for bacterial growth. Because this system was in-place and our customer was the end-user, LM76 engineers had to use direct drop-in replacement com¬ponents. What to do?

First, we decided to forgo the original bearing system that used 440c stainless linear ball bearings running on 440c hardened shafting. After reviewing loads and speeds we determined that our stainless FDA Compliant, self-lubricating linear bearings would do the job. By choosing sliding friction bearings, we were able to switch the less corrosion resistant 440c with a better 316 stainless shafting while eliminating greasing of the linear ball bearings. To increase shaft hardness, corrosion resistance and decrease “Stick/Slip” of the sliding bearings, we applied an Armoloy coating. This coating raises the shaft hardness from Rb25 to Rc78. Additionally, both the 316 stainless and the coating are FDA compliant. Along with enhanced hardness, corrosion resistance and FDA compliance, this coating has an inherent lubricity that aids in lowering “Stick/Slip”. “Stick/Slip” is a condition inherent in sliding linear bear¬ings. It takes a greater force to move a sleeve bearing linear system from static position than it does to maintain dynamic motion. Thus any assistance in lowering this value is meaningful. Now that we had the correct shafting, we turned our attention to the aluminum shaft support Here we made 2 design decisions:

1. We applied a ceramic coating to the aluminum “T” support. This coating is FDA compliant, is file hard (resists scratching) and is highly corrosion resistant.

2. To enhance system flushing to remove trapped product that could produce harmful bacteria, we segmented the support system to allow for proper evacuation of all washdown solutions and debris.

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At LM76, we don’t offer a standard catalog product for your special application. We study and isolate the issues, then we design a proper solution. If you have a special application that requires a special touch, call Mike Quinn at LM76 1-800-513-31631-800-513-3163 or E-Mail: mquinn@lm76.com

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 Teflon® 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.

Linear Motion - Application Story - Dairy

For additional information on any of LM76’s tandard or custom engineered components contact Mike Quinn at: LM76, 140 Industrial Dr., E. Longmeadow, MA 01028; Telephone: 413-525-4166413-525-4166, Fax: 413-525-3735 or E-Mail: mquinn@lm76.com or visit the website at http://www.lm76.com