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Drive specialist maxon, renowned for its Mars motors, is joining forces with the robotics startup ANYbotics!

Motion Control – Maxon and ANYbotics form New Partnership!

Motion Control Drive specialist maxon, renowned for its Mars motors, is joining forces with the robotics startup ANYbotics and will in future supply the drive systems of the autonomous ANYmal inspection robot. The robot will soon be marketed in large quantities. This cooperation will also benefit maxon, since ANYbotics provides important robotics know-how and is currently the most successful young company in this field.

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motion control - maxonThe maxon Group contributes 60 years of experience in drive technology to the partnership, as well as a global production infrastructure and validated processes, and will help to advance the industrialization and commercialization of ANYmal – with competitive, high-performance drive systems, twelve of which are used in each robot. “In maxon, we have found the ideal partner for taking care of our drive technology as we transition from small series to mass production. With maxon’s expertise and infrastructure, we will be able to further optimize a core element of our robots and access state-of-the-art production methods,” says Péter Fankhauser, CEO of ANYbotics.Taunton, MA — Motion Control -A solid partnership: maxon and ANYbotics are entering into a close, long-term collaboration and are thus strengthening Switzerland as a prime location for robotics. One of the decisions made by the two partners is that maxon, as global drive specialist, will handle the future development and production of the actuators for ANYmal. ANYmal is an autonomous, four-legged robot that is capable of inspecting and monitoring industrial systems and is destined to also take on dangerous maintenance tasks in the future. The robot can even cope with difficult infrastructures such as stairs and inclines, and is used in a wide variety of industries.

ANYbotics recently won the Swiss Economic Award 2020 and has been chosen as the best young entrepreneur in Switzerland in the Hightech/Biotech category. The company has valuable experience in robotics – a market that offers great potential for maxon. Eugen Elmiger, CEO maxon Group, says: “By collaborating with ANYbotics, we are merging know-how from different worlds. The creativity and high responsiveness of a startup are paired with the global and stable industrial environment of the maxon Group. Together we will create an energy-efficient and intelligent robotic drive, the likes of which has never been seen before.” To further cement the partnership, the two companies are also getting closer geographically: maxon, which has its headquarters in the canton of Obwalden, is opening a lab at the Züri.ch Campus in the Oerlikon district of Zurich, in close proximity to ANYbotics. Here the engineers and technicians will meet to discuss the progress on their projects. Additionally, maxon wants to use the lab to get even closer to ETH Zurich and the University of Zurich, offer technical support to young engineers, provide workspaces, and get talent on board. Eugen Elmiger says: “We are already heavily involved with vocational education in and around Zurich and Lucerne. With the new lab, we will be in an even better position to support talents in drive technology and robotics.”

The Swiss specialist for quality drives

Maxon is a developer and manufacturer of brushed and brushless DC motors, as well as gearheads, encoders, controllers, and entire mechatronic systems. maxon drives are used wherever the requirements are particularly high: in NASA’s Mars rovers, in surgical power tools, in humanoid robots, and in precision industrial applications, for example. To maintain its leadership in this demanding market, the company invests a considerable share of its annual revenue in research and development. Worldwide, maxon has more than 3000 employees at nine production sites and is represented by sales companies in more than 30 countries.

 

ANYbotics: Mobile robots for industrial applications

ANYbotics AG is a young company that develops autonomous robots that independently inspect and monitor industrial systems. ANYbotics was born in 2016 as spin-off from ETH Zurich. It was founded with the purpose of commercializing the technology behind the four-legged ANYmal robot. Today, ANYbotics is one of the world’s leading developers of mobile robotics for complex industrial environments. A staff of 50 develops and markets the technology for use in the energy, process and construction sectors.

About Maxon

maxon is a developer and manufacturer of brushed and brushless DC motors, as well as gearheads, encoders, controllers, and entire mechatronic systems. With over 50 years of experience in drive technology, maxon works closely with engineers designing high-tech innovations. maxon drives are used wherever the requirements are particularly high: in NASA’s Mars rovers, in surgical power tools, in humanoid robots, and in precision industrial applications. Worldwide, maxon has more than 2800 employees at nine production sites and is represented by sales companies in more than 30 countries. www.maxongroup.com

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Motion Control – Customizable Lintech 100 Series Screw Driven Linear Stages That Ship In 1 Week Are Available from Electromate!

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Lintech’s 100 Series Positioning Tables set the standard for high performance and value. 

Acme Screw or Ball Screw Driven Linear Motion:

The Lintech 100 series linear positioning slides are designed to maximize performance while minimizing physical size and cost. These linear slides use a low friction, preloaded, recirculating linear ball bearing system, which ride on precision ground linear square rail guide. The linear profile rails are mounted to a precision machined aluminum base, which offers a rigid support over the entire travel of the table’s carriage. The load is mounted to a precision machined aluminum carriage, which has threaded stainless steel inserts for high strength and wear life.

There are 30 different acme & ball screw options, that offer high efficiencies and long life at an economical price. These linear positioning tables are designed to allow for numerous options. They include EOT & Home switches, linear & rotary encoders, power-off electric brakes, motor wrap packages and versatile mounting brackets for multiple axis applications.

Single or Multi-Axis Configurations:

Lintech has the ability to build any of its standard positioning systems in single or multi-axis, using pre-engineered mounting brackets. Mix and match different axes for a customized linear robotics solution.

Information on the 100 Series Positioning Slide from Lintech can be viewed at: https://www.electromate.com/assets/catalog-library/pdfs/lintech/Lintech_100_110_120_catalog.pdf

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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.

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

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Van Nuys, CA – — Motion Control Components – Alignment Stage – The XYR-03-01 Alignment Stage from Optimal Engineering Systems, Inc. (OES) is a high resolution, high repeatability XY-Theta stage for such applications as: Angular glass cutting and grinding, wafer alignment, semiconductor handling, laser cutting and drilling. The linear resolution of the X and Y axis is 5µ (non-micro-step) or 0.125µ (20 micro-steps per step motor driver in use), the repeatability is 1.5µ, and positional accuracy is 5µ. The 1 mm per-turn lead screws and preloaded V-groove and crossed roller bearings add to the high precision and stiffness of the XYR-03-01 alignment stage. The linear travel of the X and Y axes is 50 mm x 50 mm.

The 100 mm diameter theta stage is driven by a precision 90:1 ratio worm gear. The resolution of the theta stage is 0.02O (non Micro-step) or 0.001O (20 Micro-steps per step motor driver in use). Repeatability is 0.005O, positional Accuracy is 0.01O and backlash is 0.005O.

Two-phase stepper motors are standard. The knob for manual adjustments of each axis can be replaced with an incremental encoder for position verification or closed loop operation. These black anodized Aluminum XY-Theta stages are easy to integrate into new or existing systems. Compatible Motion Controllers are available from OES and the XYR-03-01 Alignment Stage can also 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 Customer Service at Optimal Engineering Systems, Inc. (OES) , 6901 Woodley Ave, Van Nuys, CA 91406; Tel: 888-7071-1826, +1 (818) 222-9200, E-Mail: sales@oesincorp.com or visit the website at http://www.oesincorp.com

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Motion Control – High Precision Vertical Elevator Stage from OES!

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Van Nuys, CA – — Motion Control Components – The AZ60-A Motorized Vertical Elevator Stage from Optimal Engineering Systems, Inc. (OES) is a low profile, compact 183.7 mm x 80 mm x 38 mm x 42mm (raised), (7.232in x 3.150 in. x 1.496 x 1.654 in.) low cost, high resolution, wedge type, vertical elevator stage for applications requiring precise vertical positioning. The 60 mm x 95 mm (2.362 in. x 3.740 in.) drilled and tapped stage has a vertical travel of 4 mm (0. 157 In.). Six crossed roller guides and a precision ground 8 mm dia. 250 µm/turn lead ball screw provides smooth, straight (straightness to <5 µm) vertical motion, and parallelism (<20 µm to the mounting surface), and high resolutions to 1.25 µm (full step), 0.625 µm (1/2 step), and 0.125 µm (1/10 micro step), and repeatability to +/- 0.5 µm. Travel speeds are up to 2.5 mm/sec.

Applications for the AZ60-A elevator stage include: Photonic alignment, wafer inspection, precision vertical alignment, laser marking, optical positioning, testing, inspection, assembly, sampling, laser drilling and machining in a broad range of industrial, medical, semiconductor, and research facilities.

The AZ60 – A Elevator Stage is constructed of black-anodized aluminum alloy and weighs just 1.14 kg (2.51lbs). A powerful 35 mm NEMA 14 1.8O 2-phase stepper motor has a double ended shaft with a knob for manual adjustments. This knob may be replaced with a quadrature encoder for position verification. The non-cantilevered moving wedge elevator stage has a load capacity of 7 kg (15.43 lbs) without concern for loss of parallelism, and the base plate has easy to access holes for mounting.

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.ve 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.

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Motion Control – MGR5 Series Micro Gripper Independently Controlled Jaws Light Force Capability Available from Electromate!

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Motion Control – A lightweight micro gripper, the MGR5 was designed for small, fragile part assembly. The MGR brings operation force 10 gram or less capability into range. Light moving mass reduces impact force during small product placement.

Vaughan, Ontario, Canada — Motion Control Components –SMAC electric grippers incorporate programmable speeds, positions and forces with data feedback. The ability to independently control each jaw allows precise force control, measurement and positioning. This makes them ideal for a wide range of positioning, measuring, and inspection applications, particularly where 100% verification is required.

MGR5 Specs:

  • Compact and lightweight
  • Light force capability 10g or less
  • Soft-Land capability for pick and place of delicate and fragile parts
  • Each jaw can be independently controlled in force, position and velocity
  • 5 micron linear encoder standard, 1 micron optional

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Motion Control – New 300 mm x 300 mm Open Aperture XY Gantry Robot from Intellidrives!

Intellidrives’ Precision BEMA45 Open Aperture Gantry Robot features 50 micron repeatability!

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Philadelphia, PA, — Motion Control Components and Systems – The new 300 mm x 300 mm (11.811 in. x 11.811in.) open aperture BEMA45 gantry robot from Intellidrives supports tooling, testing, scanning, and vision systems up to 15kg (33.07 lbs). The 75 mm/rev (2.953 in/rev) precision lead scews can move in the X and Y axes at up to 1 m/sec (39.370 in/sec) and X and Y axis travel are 300 mm x 300mm (11.811 in. x 11.811in.) This low profile gantry is just 141.5 mm (5.571 in.) high. The table top measures 380 mm x 380 mm (14.961 in. x 14.961 in.)

Available motor mounts include NEMA 17 and NEMA 23 mounts for steppers or servo motors with encoders. Constructed using a strong extruded alumiunm frame, the dual X axes design, and 4 precision leadscrews provides ± 50 microns of repeatability on axis. This open gantry robot is easy to integrated into new and existing applications as the spacing and positioning of the support legs for the Y axis (lower axis) can be positioned independently of each other.

Options for the BEMA45 300 mm x 300 mm Open Aperature XY Gantry Robot includes: Stepper motors, servo motors and encoders, drives, controllers, controlles, and software. It is also available as a complete plug-and-play package.

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About IntelLiDrives —

IntelLiDrives, Inc. manufactures linear actuators, XY tables and rotary tables for the industry, government, science and research institutions around the world. Our precision rotary actuators, XY stages and linear actuators are used in the applications in medical devices, life sciences, semiconductor and electronic assembly manufacturing, data storage, laser processing, military/aerospace, photonics, automotive and test assembly, research and development and other industries requiring high precision and throughput motion control solutions.

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Motion Control – Single Rail Positioning Stage H Gantry from H2W Technologies.

H2W Technologies Single Rail Positioning System

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Santa Clarita, CA —– H2W Technologies’ latest single rail positioning stage H-gantry design is an open frame XY positioning system. It has two bottom parallel axes with one cross axis connecting the two (H-gantry).

Each linear axis uses H2W’s brushless linear motors (BLDM-B04), and each has a total stroke length of 25.67 in [652 mm]; can generate 6.2 lbs [27.8 N] of continuous force and 18.7 lbs [83.3 N] of peak force, or a combined 12.4 lbs [55.6 N] continuous force and 37.4 lbs [166.6 N] of peak force on the bottom axis. The non-contact 1-micron resolution encoders allow for precise positioning. The moving tables are guided by a precision recirculating linear ball bearing system.

The linear axes are assembled on a single piece of aluminum extrusion, thus reducing the overall weight of the system. The top cross axis is mounted to the bottom parallel axis using rigid aluminum extrusions, 90-degree right angle gussets, and custom extrusion end plates. The system is mounted to a flat aluminum tooling plate base. There are also provisions that allow customer cables to be routed within the cable carriers. It has end-of-travel rubber bumper stops.

Additional options include, a home positioning sensor, end-of-travel-sensors, and custom mounting holes. Single extrusion length of up to 6 m long, allows for longer stroke applications.

Features:

  • Low system weight
  • Built using standard extrusion profiles
  • Cable carriers to route payload cables
  • Three axis of coordinated motion

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.

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Motion Control – Large Area Travel XYZ Gantry Systems from Intellidrives!

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Philadelphia, PA, — Motion Control Components – IntelLIDrives new Syncronized XY and XYZ BEMA Series Gantries are offered in travel length from 300 x 300 mm to 3,000 x 3,0000 mm. Constructed using a rigid, light weight frame, and linear guides, the precision, low cost BEMA Series features: Repeatability of ± 50µ, and accuracies of 10µ, With speed up to 2 m/sec, the BEMA Gantry Series is perfect for applications in high speed positioning for light-to-medium payloads.

the BEMA Gantry Series can be motorized with stepper motors, brush-less servo motor/encoders or integrated SMART motors (motor options include NEMA 17 and NEMA size 23 motors). Contact-less end-of-travel limit senors are installed on these systems.

These syncronized gantries can be fitted with Z axis module for XYZ configuration.

Features

  • XY travel from 300 x 300 mm to 3 m x 3 m
  • Standard Z axis for XYZ system
  • Synchtonized belt drive
  • Stepper, Servo, SMART motors
  • Repeatable to 50 microns
  • Load 10 to 30 Kg

Turn-key out-of-box installation.

IntelLiDrives amplifiers and motion controllers are designed for a wide range of industrial automation applications. Our drives power linear and rotary servo and stepper motors in single axis, networked or multi-axes motion controllers installations in diverse applications such as industrial robots, vision systems, assembly machines, machine tools, semiconductor manufacturing equipment, electronic manufacturing and in a variety of other industrial control solutions. The drives and controllers are pre-cabled and pre-configured for a specific ordered motor or stage for turn-key out-of-box installation.

About IntelLiDrives —

IntelLiDrives, Inc. manufactures linear actuators, XY tables and rotary tables for the industry, government, science and research institutions around the world. Our precision rotary actuators, XY stages and linear actuators are used in the applications in medical devices, life sciences, semiconductor and electronic assembly manufacturing, data storage, laser processing, military/aerospace, photonics, automotive and test assembly, research and development and other industries requiring high precision and throughput motion control solutions.

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Motion Control Four Axis Robots Available from Moticont!

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Van Nuys, CA – Motion Control four-axis positioning systems are offered utilizing any of our two-axis systems like GXY-280-280-01 or GXY-280-280-02 along with our voice coil motor driven LMA series or lead screw driven LA Series linear and/or variety of rotary actuators. The Multi-Axis Positioning System is designed to allow direct coupling between the load and the drive motors. This feature eliminates backlash, allows for fast acceleration / deceleration, high speed operation while increasing the reliability.

Three-axis plus Rotary-axis System

Zero Backlash

Long System Life

Continuous Force in X and Y Directions: up to 9.3lbs (41.4 N)

Peak Force: Up to 15 lbs (66 N)

Total Travel (typical): 11 inches (25 cm) by 11 inches (25 cm)

Working Area (typical): 8 inches (20 cm) by 8 inches (20 cm)

Optional Incremental Encoder for Closed Loop Operation

High Speed and Acceleration

High Accuracy

Cog Free

High Repeatability

Closed Loop Three Phase Brushless Motor Driven

Available with Control Electronics

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For additional information contact Moticont, “A Motion Company” at 6901 Woodley Avenue, Van Nuys, CA 91406, USA; Tel: (888) 785-1804, Fax: (818) 785-5713, E-Mail: moticont@moticont.com or visit the website at http://www.moticont.com

 

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XY Gantry Robot with Theta-Control from Intellidrives!

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Philadelphia, PA, — Motion Control Components and Systems – Repeatability and accuracy are essential characteristics of any motion control system, and the objective of the design is to assure the desired trajectories can accurately follow through the working range of the system.

In traditional XY gantry designs upper gantry member (Y axis) is carried by two identical bottom axes (X1 and X2). Each X1 and X2 axes motor/screw/bearing systems are separated by finite distance orthogonal to the direction of the axes.

INTELLIGENT ACTUATORS can easily “talk over” USB 2.0, Ethenet, RS232, RS485 interfaces and come with powerful yet easy to use software packages. for system start-up and integration, like communication drivers, linkable DLL libraries, National Instruments Labview drivers and VI examples, GUI and easy-to-use DXF conversion software.

Due to the manufacturing precision of the components, such as linear guides deflections, ball screw lead errors, axes misalignment, the variation of the position errors in X1 and X2 axes controllers, XY gantries orthogonality is affected. As Y-axis with load traverses across XY plane, it also introduces X axes position errors that are Y axis position dependent.

The current approach to this design challenge is to implement 2-D position error mapping or suspend Y axis on the flexible members (flexures) and to independently control X1 and X2 axes to assure orthogonality. This approach reduces system bandwidth and provides small range of angle adjustment, usually within not more than 1 degree.

There are also many applications, where large THETA angle is an INTENTIONAL FEATURE of the system design (X-Y-THETA) to allow alignment of the work tool to the non-orthogonally located objects or to align patterns.

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About IntelLiDrives

IntelLiDrives, Inc. manufactures linear actuators, XY tables and rotary tables for the industry, government, science and research institutions around the world. Our precision rotary actuators, XY stages and linear actuators are used in the applications in medical devices, life sciences, semiconductor and electronic assembly manufacturing, data storage, laser processing, military/aerospace, photonics, automotive and test assembly, research and development and other industries requiring high precision and throughput motion control solutions.

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Motion Control Application- Maxon Drives Help People Walk Again!

At the first Cybathlon in Zürich, researchers are presenting the world’s best exoskeletons – devices that enable paraplegics to walk again. Motors from Switzerland play a central part in this development.

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Fall River, MA — Motion Control Components Application – On October 8th 2016, people with paraplegia are going on a footrace at the Cybathlon in Zürich. Aided by exoskeletons, they will compete against each other on an obstacle course to show the public how far advanced technology has come in this area.

Switzerland, is playing a central role in this process. Many of the exoskeletons are fitted with components from the canton of Obwalden – components without which there wouldn’t be a lot of movement to be observed.

From the planet Mars to an exoskeleton

Robotic suits have to be both powerful and lightweight. Too much weight would cause the battery to drain in no time. This presents a big challenge to developers. Most of the motors that are strong enough to power an exoskeleton are large and heavy. This is why engineers are turning to the Swiss company that already developed the drives for NASA’s Mars rovers: maxon motor. maxon drives are powerful, lightweight, and energy-efficient, meaning that they can conserve battery power, and be very durable.

“We spent decades perfecting our motors”, says maxon CEO Eugen Elmiger. A lot of money has gone into research and development. It was worth it: These days, the motors from Switzerland can be found everywhere, in robots, airplanes, cars, and medical devices.

Knowledge yields an advantage in the market

Providing competent technical support for customers is just as important as delivering high-quality products. Small businesses and start-ups often approach maxon with specific drive technology problems that they lack the expert knowledge to solve by themselves. maxon motor, in turn is able to help with its extensive experience in the field, a strength that lets the company stand out from the international competition. “Our knowledge and the ability to give expert advice are a great advantage in the market,” says Elmiger. The Cybathlon is a good example: In the field of exoskeletons, the Swiss company has a pretty clear idea about what’s important besides choosing the right motor. As a result, quite a few of the participating teams are using products from Switzerland. The same is true for other disciplines, such as prosthetic arms or legs and electrical wheelchairs.

For examples, read maxon’s exclusive Cybathlon brochure or visit the new site for technology enthusiasts – drive.tech

maxon supports the Cybathlon as a sponsor and partner

The Cybathlon games are organized by the ETH Zürich and are being held for the first time on October 8, 2016 at the Swiss Arena in Zürich. Around 80 teams from all over the world will be participating. The machine-assisted competitors will compete against one another in six disciplines: prosthetic legs, prosthetic arms, exoskeletons, motorized wheelchairs, bicycles with muscle stimulation, and virtual racing using thought control. What’s not allowed at the Paralympics is an absolute must at the Cybathlon: the use of state-of-the-art technology. “Our aim with the Cybathlon is to break down barriers between the general public, people with disabilities, and scientists,” says ETH professor Robert Riener, who invented the Cybathlon.

The Swiss drive specialist maxon motor supports the Cybathlon as a sponsor and partner. The company will be present at the games with a workshop for the teams and a small exhibition about the history of prosthetics.

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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Motion Control Laser Drills Exactly Defined Micro Holes – from Steinmeyer!

Steinmeyer Laser Drills Exactly Defined Geometry in Different Materials!

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BURLINGTON, MA – Motion Control System -At the LASYS 2014 in Stuttgart Steinmeyer Mechatronik presented a wide product range of innovative positioning solutions for the extensive field of laser material processing and optical components. The international trade fair for laser material processing shows the entire user spectrum of lasers, covering a comprehensive range of laser applications across different industries and materials.

Steinmeyer’s laser drilling head SLH 75 specifically designed for industrial applications attracted particular interest among visitors. With the new innovative laser drill head SLH 750, Steinmeyer Mechatronik offers an industrial drill head which is able to drill micro holes with an exactly defined geometry in different materials. The principle of the drill head is based on an already proven optical design. Steinmeyer Mechatronik uses and advances this design with a new, innovative mechanical concept.

Since 1992, Feinmess Dresden has been part of the international Steinmeyer Group. The Steinmeyer Group comprises three competence centers: ball screws; positioning systems; and metrology. Now the Company Group strongly moves together pooling its activities, its competences, its know-how and its knowledge under the Steinmeyer brand. The synergies allow the Company Group new potential to design and develop various tailored solutions according to customers’ specifications. The change of the company name to Steinmeyer Mechatronik enables the Steinmeyer Group to strengthen its appearance and brand recognition in the market. With the new company name, the logo changes as well – the Feinmess Dresden logo has been replaced by the new Steinmeyer Mechatronik logo. The website address will be www.steinmeyer.com. August Steinmeyer GmbH & Co. KG (located in Albstadt) has been setting standards for high precision ball screws for over 40 years and prides itself on high quality, innovative designs to meet demanding customer requirements. Our Feinmess Dresden (FMD) division has been producing an extensive line of high precision positioning systems for well over 130 years.

For further information on Steinmeyer our extensive product portfolio, call or e-mail John Skaltsas at jskaltsas@steinmeyer.com or visit the Steinmeyer FMD group at: www.steinmeyer.com

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Motion Control – Electromate Offers Tabletop Robots from IAI!

Motion Control – Improved Tabletop Robot for Cell Production Applications, Featuring Significantly Higher Payload, Maximum Speed and Rigidity!

Electromate offers the IAI Table Top Robots

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Woodbridge, Ontario, Canada – Motion Control -Intelligent Actuator Inc. announces the release of its new TTA Series Tabletop Robots. Features include:

  • Significantly Higher Payload and Maximum Speed-

Max Payload: Work Part Side (X Axis): 20 kg, Tool Side (Z Axis): 5 kg

Max Speed: X Axis: 800 mm/sec, Y Axis: 800 mm/sec, Z Axis: 400 mm/sec

  • Stores Many More Programs and Positions-

The larger memory lets you store much more programs and positions. The additional data recovery function makes sure the original data can be restored should writing to a FLASH drive fails due to a power failure.

  • Three Times As Many I/O Points As Conventional Models-

When the standard I/O slot isn’t enough, up to two additional expansion I/O slots can be installed.

Inputs/outputs: 16 points/16 points. Expandable up to 48 points/48 points

Field Networks: CC-Link, DeviceNet, ProfiBus, EtherNet/IP

  • More Variations-

Four operating ranges are available to choose from. The 3-axis specification is available in two types of Z-axis strokes: 100mm and 150mm. You can select a model ideal for the size of your work part. Additional options let you change the Y-axis height and position.

Information on the TTA Series Tabletop Robots from IAI can be viewed at the link below:

http://www.electromate.com/products/series.php?&series_id=101384

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

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