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Motion Control – Direct Drive Linear Motors with Integrated Encoders Offer High Resolution, Speed, No Backlash, and Zero Cogging!

Motion Control – Direct Drive Linear Motors

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Van Nuys, CA – Motion Control – The new, SDLM-025-070-01-01 direct drive linear motor from Moticont, also known as an electric cylinder, features a built-in encoder, has zero backlash, zero cogging, and provides users with high acceleration, high speed, high resolution, and long life.  This direct drive linear motor features 1.25 µm (0.000049 in.) in of resolution.

Motion Control – Application – LM76 Jet Rail Linear Motion Bearings & Shafting

Motion Control Application – How Would You Position Components Of An Experimental Reactor Vessel Weighing 33 Tons?

Easy … Using Custom made LM76 Jet Rail Bearings and Shafting!

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E. Longmeadow, MA –Linear Motion Control Application – When a privately funded research company was ready to move from their original Proof of Concept to a sustainable fusion reactor to produce clean sustainable energy, they realized that extremely heavy components would need to be assembled and disassembled and reassembled again for design modifications and maintenance. The completed assembly would be the length of two buses and easy alignment of the individual components would be critical.

The main reactor, the fusion containment chamber that is capable of containing a plasma medium of 10 to 15 million degrees is made of non-magnetic stainless steel as are many of the components. The Plasma Medium could be described as a football shaped blob about 1 meter in diameter by 2 meters long. The plasma medium is injected from each end of the reactor assembly by Plasma Guns.

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See photo to right – On each end of the assembly is a Plasma Gun. The Plasma Guns as are all the floor lever components, are positioned using LM76 Jet Rail Bearings and shafting. The Jet Rail Bearings and Shafting can be seen near to bottom of the picture.

In addition to the reactor, high energy particle beam generators are positioned at angles to the fusion containment chamber. These particle bean generators form and suspend the plasma medium for an indefinite period of time in the center of the containment chamber. These generators have to be easily positioned – by hand – to accommodate adjustments and re-assembly.

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See photo to the left – Neutral-Beam Injectors are positioned around the Reaction Chamber to position and shape the Plasma Medium. These are also moved into position on LM76 Jet Rail Bearings and Shafting.

In addition to supporting the weight of the components, the bearings selected to move these massive loads during the construction and testing of the fusion reactor would have to be non-magnetic. Working with engineers, LM76 developed a custom 3 inch Jet Rail Bearing designed to carry both the weight of the fusion reactor and the high energy particle generators. In addition LM76 supplied precision ground, 3 inch 303 stainless steel (non-magnetic) shafting.

The custom manufactured Jet Rail Roller Blocks and 303 stainless steel shafting simplified the assembly/disassembly of the fusion containment chamber and components while ensuring critical alignment throughout travel.

This breakthrough fusion reactor is still in the experimental stage. A commercially viable reactor would need to contain 100 million degrees. Why is the project so important? Because in addition to producing sustainable energy, its only by-product is, environmentally safe, “helium ash.”.

 

See photo below – The drawing below shows all the components in place. The assembly is 60 meters long and supported on LM76 jet Rail Bearings and Shafting.

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For additional information about Jet Rail Linear Bearings and Shafting from LM76 go to: http://www.lm76.com/jet_rail.htm

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 – Inertia Dynamic’s Servo Brakes & Clutches!

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motion control clutches brakesGreenville, DE –— Motion Control – Inertia Dynamic’s 36 years of business growth as a world-class manufacturer of clutches and brakes have been marked by a commitment to TOTAL CUSTOMER SERVICE. Your high-quality Inertia Dynamics product will meet or exceed the performance of any brand in the motion control industry.

Our wide product range is used throughout the factory automation and processing sectors and is backed by a dedicated team of customer service professionals that is always available to serve you.

Using a Bolt-on Brake from Inertia Dynamics to create a brake motor for a smaller frame assembly is simple and economical. The Bolt-on Brake is spring set and has a clamp-collar fitting for quick assembly. It can be easily mounted on most standard stepper and servo motors without custom components or special engineering. It is furnished with a built-in shaft that readily accepts a gearbox, a pulley or other parts. This low-cost brake is available for NEMA 17, 23, 34 and 42 frame sizes.

The following lists our full line of Inertia Dynamics products to solve your motion control needs:

  • Electromagnetic Clutches & Brakes
  • Spring Applied Brakes
  • Wrap Spring Clutches & Brakes
  • Motor Brakes
  • Clutch/Brake Controls
  • Moment of Inertia Measurement Instruments
  • Dynacorp Clutches & Brakes

The family of Inertia Dynamics products can be viewed at: https://www.servo2go.com/category.php?cat=10019&sub=10044

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

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Motion Control – Integrated StepSERVO™ Motors Are Available from Electromate!

Automation – Integrated Step Motors fAutomation - Integrated Stepper Motors Available from Electromateuse step motor plus drive and control components into a single device. Integrated steppers offer a space-saving design that reduces wiring and saves on cost over separate motor and drive components.

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Woodbridge, Ontario, Canada — Automation motion control – Integrated Stepper Motors – Ideally suited for applications such as packaging and labeling, automated test and measurement, automated assembly and life sciences, StepSERVO™ motors from Applied Motion Products provide the next evolution integrated step motor technology. Starting with a proven integrated motor design, we add a high-resolution incremental encoder and closed-loop servo firmware to create a motor that offers the best step motor performance available today. StepSERVO™ motors offer the same high-torque-at-low-speed and excellent holding torque characteristics of open loop stepping motors with the advantages of true closed-loop control. These advantages include the ability to create peak torques from the motor up to 50% higher than the normal torque range of the same step motor running open loop. Closed-loop also means the motor only draws current when it needs it, so step motors now run cooler than ever before.

StepSERVO™ motors feature:

  • NEMA frame size 17, 23 and 24. StepSERVO motors utilize 5000 line incremental encoders (20,000 counts/rev)
  • NEMA frame size 11. StepSERVO motors utilize 1024 line incremental encoders (4,096 counts/rev)
  • Closed-loop servo control using high torque step motors
  • High acceleration for faster machine cycles and greater productivity
  • Energy efficient, cool running
  • All-in-one compact solution
  • IP65 versions for wet and dusty environments
  • Stand-alone operation (stored Q programming)
  • EtherNet/IP industrial networking option
  • CANopen fieldbus option
  • Modbus RTU option for easy PLC/HMI connection

Click on the following link to view a YouTube Video on the StepSERVO™ integrated stepper motor.StepSERVO™ integrated stepper motors

There are three types of StepSERVO™ to choose from:

SSM integrated steppers feature:

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  • NEMA 23 frame size motors
  • Ethernet (RJ-45) port for programming
  • EtherNet/IP industrial networking standard
  • Three motor lengths (stack lengths) available to provide the highest amount of torque in the shortest motor possible

TSM integrated steppers feature:

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  • NEMA 11 (New!), NEMA 17 and NEMA 23 frame size motors
  • RS-232 or RS-485 port for programming and streaming commandsApplied Motion Products TSM11-1
  • Control options including CANopen fieldbus control, digital step & direction control, analog velocity mode, streaming commands and stand-alone operation using stored Q programs.
  • Three motor lengths available in each frame size to provide the highest amount of torque for each length

TXM integrated steppers feature:

Motion Control TXM Integrated Stepper Motors Available from Electromate

  • IP65 rated for wet and dusty environments
  • NEMA 24 frame size motors
  • RS-232, RS-485 or Ethernet port (M12) for programming, streaming commands and fieldbus/networking
  • Control options include CANopen fieldbus control, EtherNet/IP industrial networking, digital step & direction control, analog velocity mode, streaming commands and stand-alone operation using stored Q programs.
  • Two motor lengths available to provide both a lower torque and a higher torque option depending on application requirements

The family of Integrated Stepper Motors Available from Electromate can be viewed at:http://www.electromate.com/integrated-motors.html

For further information on this new product or others in our extensive product portfolio, call 1-877-SERVO99 FREE (737-8699) or e-mail Warren Osak atsales@electromate.com or visit Electromate at: www.electromate.com

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