Motion Control – New Rod-style electric actuator from Tolomatic designed to meet hygienic standards available from Electromate!

Motion Control – Rod-style Electric Actuator!

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Vaughan, Ontario, Canada — Motion Control Products — A new RSH electric hygienic rod-style actuator from Tolomatic delivers clean, continuous control to automation machinery. RSH actuators are designed to help improve repeatability, enhance quality, reduce contamination potential and increase flexibility of hygienic machine designs, particularly for the food, beverage, medical, healthcare and pharmaceutical industries.

Industrial Safety – Is Your Workplace Safe? Use the Free Gotcha Stick to be SURE!

Industrial Safety – Get a Free Gotcha Stick!

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Industrial Safety — Omron introduces the safety Gotcha Stick Safe Distance Scale. This 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.

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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.

Omron’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.

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To request the FREE safety “Gotcha Stick” click here.

Motion Control – H2W and Galil Collaborate on a Fully Integrated Closed Loop Linear PositioningSystem!

Motion Control – Fully Integrated Closed Loop System

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Santa Clarita, CA — H2W-Galil Motion Control VC Stage with the help of H2W Technologies, the engineering team at Galil Motion Control have released a new application note (Application Note #5495) titled: Connecting a Galil Controller & Drive to H2W Voice Coil Linear Actuator.

Motion Control – Joysticks for Controlling the X, Y, and Z Axes of 1, 2 and 3 axis Stages and Actuators are Plug-and-Play, and Low Cost!

Motion Control – Joysticks

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Van Nuys, CA – — OES (Optimal Engineering Systems, Inc.) has expanded its line of Joysticks for 1, 2 and 3 axis Stages and Actuators. These are easy to use, single-handed, ergonomic joysticks that provide proportional control of the X, Y, and Z axis of from one to three actuators. Low, medium, and high speed ranges are button selectable. The X, Y, and Z axis speeds are controlled by the tilt angle of the handle and the angle of rotation of the knob.

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The maximum speeds may be set by the user via the supplied, easy to use GUI.

Motion Control Components – Linear Focus Actuator Features, 20 mm Clear Optical Path, <50 nanometer Repeatability, and <3 miliseconds Response Time!

Motion Control Components – Linear Focus Actuator

Forestville, CA -Motion Control Components -The LFA-2010 Linear Focus Actuator from Equipment Solutions is a high performance compact motion control positioner, specifically developed for optical applications requiring both high precision and high speed positioning over a short to medium stroke.

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The LFA-2010 actuator has a 10 mm range of motion with <50 nanometer positioning repeatability, and a small step response of time of <3 milliseconds. This high force, low noise voice coil motor is typically configured with an analog position feedback sensor and can be optionally equipped with a 1um resolution digital quadrature feedback element.

Motion Control – New Miniature Metric Linear Voice Coil Motor is introduced by Moticont!

Motion Control – Miniature Metric Voice Coil Motor!

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Van Nuys, CA – Motion Control – Moticont has introduced a new miniature metric linear voice coil motor! The LVCM-013-008-02M Linear Voice Coil motor, also known as a moving coil motor, is only 12.7 mm (0.500 in.) in diameter. The stroke length is 3.175 mm (0.125 in.) and the length at mid-stroke is just 12.7 mm (0.50) in. long. However, this new miniature voice coil motor has a high force-to-size ratio with a continuous force of 0.86 N (3.1 oz) and a peak force of 2.73 N (9.8 oz).

Motion Control – The Minuteman  Series, Teflon® Composite Bearings Are Now Available As A Twin Pillow Block Linear Rail Assembly!

Motion Control – Teflon® Composite Twin Bearing/Pillow Block Rail Assembly!

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E. Longmeadow, MA –Motion Control – Save time and energy by ordering one or more MinutemanTM M-SRBT Twin Pillow Block Linear Rail Assemblies from LM76. Recognized by engineers, machine builders, and retrofitters, the MinutemanTMSeries of Teflon® composite bearings from LM76 are ideal for applications that involve linear, rotary, and/or oscillating motion. The self lubricating Minuteman Series composite bearings can handle 10 times the load, has a very low coefficient of friction, dampen vibrations, tolerates shock, and are lower in cost than that of conventional linear ball bearings.

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These composite bearings can be submerged, washed down with water, high pressure steam, or chemicals, and can operate in harsh, abrasive, and contaminated environments.

Linear Motion Control – Six-Axis Linear and Rotary Positioning Stage!

Motion Control – Linear-Rotary stage

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Santa Clarita, CA —– Linear Motion Control – The SRS-080-10-020-01-3EXRTS is a six-axis positioning stage that consists of three rotary motors, with encoders, each mounted to three independently moving linear axis. It is ideal for applications that require independent multiple motions on a single travel plane.
Each linear axis uses a H2W brushless linear motor BLDM-D06 to generate a continuous/peak force of 24.8 lbs [110 N]/74.5 lbs [331 N] with each moving table capable of a total stroke length of 82 in [2083 mm].

Motion Control Application- Vacuum Compatible Maxon Motors for Extreme Conditions!

Motion Control – Vacuum Compatible Motors

Maxon Motor spent several months working alongside Instrument Design Technology (IDT) to customize a small, brushless motor to perform in the extreme vacuum conditions of the synchrotron. This article highlights the challenges in the design.
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Fall River, MA — Motion Control Components Application – The Diamond Light Source particle accelerator in Oxfordshire has been used for projects as diverse as analyzing the effects of strain on aircraft wings, studying the behavior of the HIV virus, and even reading ancient letters without opening them.

Motion Control – High Precision Three-axis Gimbal Mount from OES!

Motion Control – Gimbal Mount Stage

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Van Nuys, CA – — Motion Control – The high precision, AU300-XZ Motorized Three-axis Gimbal Mount from Optimal Engineering Systems, Inc. (OES) features full 360 degree rotation of each axis. The rigid black anodized aluminum alloy frame of the three-axis gimbal mount handles loads to 10kg (22.5 lbs) and has the clearance (300 mm x 300 mm, 11.8 in. x 11.8 in.) necessary for mounting lasers, cameras, optics, and instrumentation for pointing, scanning, tracking, positioning, and other applications.

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The Azimuth stage rotary table, has a compact 214 mm x 214 mm (8.425 in. x 8.425 in.) foot print for easy integration into new and existing applications. The azimuth, elevation, and roll stages all feature powerful bi-directional stepper motors capable of microstepping and with knobs for manual adjustments.

Motion Control – Mecademic Robotics releases new firmware for its Meca500 robot, available from Electromate!

Motion Control – Mecademic Robotics releases new firmware!

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motion control - electromate roboticsVaughan, Ontario, Canada — Motion Control Products — Mecademic is pleased to release firmware version 8.4 for its
Meca500 industrial robotic arm. Mecademic’s firmware releases are provided free of charge, along with complimentary technical support.

Features & benefits

Joint 6 multi-rotation with cartesian moves

Although rotating Joint 6 beyond the ±180° has always been possible with the Meca500 R3, it was limited to Joint-move-commands. With this new firmware, both point-to-point and linear commands can now be used outside of this limit. Apart from the benefit of no longer being limited in Cartesian space and requiring switching to Joint commands, new applications are now easier to implement directly with the Meca500.

Motion Control SPS15 Power Supply from Equipment Solutions for Voice Coil Actuators!

Motion Control – Voice Coil Motor Power Supply!

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Forestville, CA, – — The motion control SPS15 power supply will power any Equipment Solutions Linear Focus Actuator. With its universal instrumentation cord power entry module you will be able to run power from literally anywhere in the world anywhere.

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Motion Control – Low Cost, High Precision Vertical Lift Stage from OES!

Motion Control – Vertical Lift Stage

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Van Nuys, CA – — Motion Control – The AT10-120 Motorized Vertical Stage from Optimal Engineering Systems, Inc. (OES) is a high resolution, low profile, high load vertical lift stage that can be easily integrated into almost any application. The large 220 mm x 140 mm (8.7 in. 5.5 in.) drilled and tapped platform has a vertical travel of 110 mm (4.3 In.).

Motion Control Products – High Precision Linear Focus Actuator from Equipment Solutions Features 200 Nanometer Positioning Repeatability!

Motion Control Products – Linear Focus Actuator

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Forestville, CA, – Motion Control Products  — The LFA-2014 Linear Focus Actuator has a 20 millimeter clear aperture, 14 millimeters of linear motion, 200 nanometer positioning repeatability, non-contact electro-optic analog position sensor, fully integrated SCA814 Servo Amplifier, integrated heat sink, motor coil temperature sensor, and integrated stage motion brake.

Motion Control – Pegasus Linear Bearings – For the Time A Linear Bearing Simply Cannot Fail!

Motion Control – Hybrid Ceramic Ball Linear Bearings

For those times when a Linear Bearing “CANNOT” Fail!

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E. Longmeadow, MA –Motion Control – LM76 has developed the most corrosion resistant linear bearing available. In space, deep under the sea, or in the harshest environments, when there can be no “Plan B,” Pegasus Series 1 Linear Ball Bearings can be counted on to perform. In some applications linear bearings will not move for days, weeks, months or even years, however, when called on to perform they must work as if they just came out of the box. LM76’s Pegasus Series 1 Linear Bearings feature Silicon Nitride (SiNi) Ceramic Balls in a shell with retainer and end caps all made from 440 Stainless Steel and then ArmorloyTM coated.

Motion Control – Harsh Environment 20 Bit Resolution Absolute Encoders Available from Electromate!

Motion Control – Harsh Environment Encoders

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Non-Contact, Absolute-Position Linear and Rotary Position Sensors
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Vaughan, Ontario, Canada — Motion Control Components – Netzer Precision Motion Sensors has taken a revolutionary position sensing technology, originally developed for harsh environment specialized applications, and made it available for today’s broader range of defense, homeland security, aerospace and instrumentation motion control requirements. Standard and customized rotary and linear electric encoders are also applicable for space and avionics, medical, automotive and a wide range of other applications.

Motion Control – Single Plane Dual Axis Air Bearing Voice Coil Positioning Stage from H2W Technologies, Inc.

Motion Control – Dual Axis Air Bearing Stage

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Santa Clarita, CA —– Motion Control – The VCS15-050-AB-LV-2 is a closed loop single plane dual axis positioning stage with air bearings.
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This stage is ideal for low velocity ripple positioning applications that require independent multiple motions on a single travel plane. It uses H2W voice coil motor NCC15-24-050-1R. Each voice coil has a 1.50″ [38.1 mm] stroke; generates 8.4 lbs [37.4 N] of continuous force and 25.2 lbs [112 N] of peak force. The LVDT allows for accurate positioning.

Motion Control – Maxon Motor Introduces The First Sterilizable Drive System!

Motion Control – Miniature Brushless DC motor, Gearhead, Encoder

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With the ENX EASY, maxon motor’s NEW ENX EASY is a sterilizable encoder for use with maxon’s brushless DC motors. This opens up a range of new possibilities in medical technology.

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Fall River, MA — Motion Control Components – This is the world’s first steam sterilizable encoder ENX EASY. It is available in an incremental (1024 counts) and absolute version (4096 steps), both designed for 1,000 autoclave cycles.

Motion Control – 0.5 Inch Stroke Voice Coil Motor Features High Force to Size Ratio!

Motion Control Linear Actuator

 

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Van Nuys, CA – Motion Control Components – Moticont’s GVCM-051-025-01 Linear Voice Coil Motor features: High acceleration/deceleration, high speed, high reliability, zero backlash, high accuracy, high repeatability, and a 0.5 inch (12.7 mm) stroke length! Also referred to as an Electric Cylinder, this linear actuator is an ideal low cost, high accuracy replacement for hydraulic and pneumatic linear actuators. This clean, compact, voice coil motor has a high force to size ratio with 5.3 lbs (23.5 N) continuous force and 16.7 lb (74.4 N) of peak force at 10% duty cycle with a housing measuring just 2.00 in. (50.8 mm) dia. x 1.00 in. (25.4 mm) long.

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The precision ground 0.1572 (3.993 mm) diameter shaft has an internal thread, and the housing has threaded mounting holes on each end for easy integration into current and future applications.

Motion Control – XYZ Voice Coil Positioning Stage from H2W Technologies!

Motion Control – XYZ Voice Coil Positioning Stage
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Santa Clarita, CA —– Motion Control Components – H2W Technologies designed the VCS20-20-03-MC-01-XYZ as a 3-axis positioning solution where compact size and cost were important. Using voice coil motors, instead of 3-phase brushless linear motors, significantly reduced the overall size, weight, and cost of the system.