Monthly Archives: July 2012

Motion Control – High Torque Harmonic Drive™ Precision Strain Wave Gear, 30% More Torque, Zero-Backlash, 1 Arc-min Accuracy!

Electromate Motion Control Harmonic Drive Components

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Motion control having evolved further, Harmonic Drive’s component type gear has re-emerged in a more compact and easier-to-install configuration.

 

 

Woodbridge, Ontario, Canada -Motion Control -Component Type Harmonic Drive™ CSF series gearing has been developed to meet the needs of the motion control industry as they concern space saving, cost efficiency and other performance characteristics at a time when demand for such features is increasing in tandem with the accelerated pace of technological innovation. The Harmonic Drive ™ CSF Series gearing offered here can be directly integrated into your machinery/equipment. With the addition of a 1/30 reduction ratio series, our gear has made its debut in an even richer line-up so you can select the unit that is most suitable for your needs.

• Compact and simple configuration

• High torque capacity

• High rigidity

• Backlash-free

• High positional accuracy and high rotational accuracy

• High efficiency

• Smoothness of operation

• Coaxial input and output

Harmonic Drive™ actuators utilize high-precision, zero-backlash Harmonic Drive™ precision gears and play critical roles in robotics, semiconductor manufacturing equipment, factory automation equipment, medical diagnostics and surgical robotics.

Additionally, their products are frequently used in mission-critical spaceflight applications which capture the human spirit.
They are proud of their outstanding engineering capabilities that have led to the development of their product line of high performance actuators. Harmonic and Electromate also provide high precision, customer specific solutions to meet application requirements. Harmonic Drive LLC continues to develop enabling technologies for the evolving motion control market, which drives the pace of global innovation.

More information on the motion control CSF Series from Harmonic Drive™ available from Electromate can be viewed at-

http://electromate.com/products/series.php?&series_id=101851

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

Motion Control – NEW! 5mm Miniature Ball Screws for Miniature Robotics Applications!

Steinmeyer Motion Control 3mm Mini Ball Screws

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BURLINGTON, MA, July 12, 2012 Steinmeyer, Inc. announced an important addition to its standard line of motion control miniature precision screws – the “world’s smallest commercially available ball screw.” New ULTRAMINIATURE ball screws are available in diameters as small as 3 millimeter with choice of two pitches – 1 millimeter or 0,5 millimeter, making this product ideal for medical applications, such as precise liquid dispensing, among others. Steinmeyer now offers an extensive range of miniature screws from 16 mm diameter (with up to 30 mm pitch), down to this incredibly tiny 3 mm diameter. These motion control ball screws are equipped with one of four types of ball nuts, with or without preload. And, as with all other Steinmeyer motion control ball screws, custom lengths are available with journals machined to a control drawing.

These Ultra miniature motion control ball screws are manufactured from standard tool steel, hardened and then precision ground to meet ISO tolerances from P0 to P5. Stainless steel material is available as an option.

Steinmeyer’s miniature motion control ball screws are ideal for applications in:

  • Life Sciences
  • Miniature robotics
  • Semiconductor processing/inspection

The Steinmeyer group is comprised of two manufacturing divisions located in Germany. 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 this new product or others in our extensive product portfolio, call 1-781-273-6220 or e-mail John Skaltsas at jskaltsas@steinmeyer.com or visit the Steinmeyer FMD group at: www.steinmeyer.com

Motion Control “White Papers” – Welcome to the Kollmorgen “Engineer’s Library”


Motion control technical white papers Here you’ll find best practices and other resources to help you envision, design and realize a truly differentiated machine. We’ll be updating the Engineer’s Library several times per year, so check in often.

 

Achieve Superior Motion Control Servo Performance, Quickly, with Auto-Tuning!

The highest quality flexographic printing machines use direct drive rotary motors to control and synchronize the motion of the anilox roller and plate cylinder.performance digital servo drives can increase machine throughput, support more sophisticated functionality and reduce commissioning time.

 

Motion Control - Kollmorgen's Engineering Library

RADFORD, VA — Compliance in motion control transmission components tends to decouple the load’s inertia from the servo system at higher frequencies. First-generation auto-tuners didn’t take this “rubber band effect” into account, and even the best tuning specialists need lots of time and a little luck to get optimum performance. Kollmorgen’s chief engineer of servo technology, George Ellis, explains how full-frequency auto-tuning can achieve perfect performance in a matter of minutes.

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How Today’s Flexible Digital Servo Drives Help OEMs Build a Better Machine, Faster!

High-performance digital servo drives can increase machine throughput, support more sophisticated functionality and reduce commissioning time.

Direct Drive Technology Improves Flexo Printing Quality and Throughput!

The highest quality flexographic printing machines use direct drive rotary motors to control and synchronize the motion of the anilox roller and plate cylinder.performance digital servo drives can increase machine throughput, support more sophisticated functionality and reduce commissioning time.

How to Effectively Minimize EMI issues When Best Practices Are Not Available!

Grounding and shielding is an often misunderstood process.  It is common to hear quotes ranging from , “It’s just black art!” to “the rules changes all the time.”

Servomotor Configuration: Expanded Offering Provides the Best Servomotor Solution for Your Application!

Brush-type motors, stepper motors, and brushless AC servo motors are widely used in semiconductor manufacturing, aerospace controls, electronics assembly machines, packaging equipment, medical devices, robotics, and in many other industries. time.”

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