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Motion Control – Low Cost, High Precision XYZ and θ Alignment Stages!

OES Manual XYZ & Theta Stage

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Van Nuys, CA – Optimal Engineering Systems’ (OES) manual XYZ and θ (theta) stages are designed for high precision alignment applications. Available in three standard models, these stacked, crossed roller stages move in XY and Z linear axes, and have a θ (theta) or rotary top stage. Three standard models (MXYZAR38-A, MXYZAR60-A, MXYZAR85-A) have X and Y axis linear travels from the center line of +/- 6.5 mm (+/- 0.256 in.), +/- 6.5 mm (+/- 0.256 in.), and +/- 12.5 mm (0.429 in.), and a Z axis travel of +/- 3 mm (+/-0.118), +/- 5 mm (+/- 0.197 in), and +/- 5 mm (+/- 0.197 in). Applications for these high precision manual stages include: Gauging and gauging instrumentation, fine tuning of optical instruments, machine tools, micro assembly, micro machining, and alignment operations when parallelism, flatness, and accuracy are required.

These compact, black anodized stages measure just 96.25 mm (3.789 in.) wide, 88.75 mm (3.494 in.) deep, by 100 mm (3.957 in.) high (MXYZAR38-A), 117.5 mm (4.626 in.) wide, 109 mm (4.291 in.) deep, by 119.5 mm (4.705 in.) high (MXYZAR60-A), and 160.5 mm (6.319 in.) wide, 150 mm (5.906 in.) deep, by 120 mm (4.724 in.) high (MXYZAR85-A), and rotary table diameters are 38 mm (1.496 in.), 60 mm (2.362 in.), and 85 mm (3.346 in.), and they have load capacities of 0.9 kg (1.98 lb), 3 kg (6.61 lb), and 2.5 kg (5.51 lb) respectively. Additionally, XYZ and θ (theta) manual stages can be ordered with linear encoders and digital readouts, or customized to meet specific requirements.

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.

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 – The Maxon GP 6 S Miniature Spindle for Linear Positioning Tasks!

The GP 6 S micro spindle gear has a diameter of six millimeters now also available in a metal version to provide a spindle drive with optimized value.

Maxon motion control Spindle Drive

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Fall River, MA – Motion Control – Spindle drives are the perfect solution for linear positioning systems, lens adjustment, or syringe pumps. If the drive also has to be compact, then maxon motor’s GP 6 S spindle gear is the perfect choice. To provide a cost-effective alternative to the ceramic version, it is now also available with a metal spindle.

Combinations with maxon DC motors

The GP 6 S spindle gear is suitable for a wide variety of linear drive solutions. The maximum feed velocity is 15 mm/s, at a force of 10 N. Integrated ball bearings ensure that this drive stands up to high axial loads. The gear easily combines with the maxon DC brushed motor (RE 6) and DC brushless motor (EC 6).

More data and details about the new metal version of the GP 6 S spindle gear are available online atwww.shop.maxonmotor.ch.

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 – Electromate’s New Harmonic Drive Gearhead Website!

Electromate and Harmonic Drive Introduce a New Website!

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Woodbridge, Ontario, Canada – Motion Control – Automation – Motion Control – Harmonic Drive® & Electromate have just launched a new joint company website to showcase the latest Harmonic Drive® Gearhead products & technology.

Located at http://electromate.harmonicdrivegearhead.com/, the new website features the following:

Harmonic Drive® gearing utilizes a unique operating principle which is based upon the elastic mechanics of metals. The greatest benefits are the zero-backlash characteristics and the weight and space savings compared to other gears because our gear mechanism consists of only three basic parts. They are the: Wave Generator, Flexspline and Circular Spline.

Harmonic Planetary gears have simultaneous meshing between the sun gear and planet gears and between the planet gears and the internal gear. The sun gear is connected to the motor and a carrier, supporting the planet gears, is connected to the output. Single stage planetary gears can achieve reduction ratios up to 10:1. Ratios above 10:1 utilize a two stage design where the carrier of the first stage drives the sun gear of the second planetary stage.

See a video demonstrating how the Harmonic Drive HPGP Harmonic Planetary gears work – Watch Video.

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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 atsales@electromate.com or visit Electromate at: www.electromate.com

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Motion Control – Hollow Core Rotary Actuators Are Available from JVL!

Motion Control Hollow Core Integrated Motor Actuators

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Birkerød, Denmark and Morrow, OH (USA) – JVL has introduced six Hollow Core Rotary Actuators. These integrated rotary actuators are available in two table sizes, the HDCT-100 and the HDCT-130, and each with a choice of three motors. An optional sensor kit, and control modules such as: Profibus, Devicenet and Ethernet, and easy point-and-click programming allow for easy integration into new and existing applications. Each of the hollow core rotary actuators are available either with the MIS231 Integrated Stepper – or with an Integrated Servo motor, the MAC140 or MAC400. The table diameter and hollow core of the HDCT-100 is 95 mm (3.74 in.) and 29 mm (1.14 in.) and the table diameter and hollow core of the HDCT-130 is 120 mm (4.72 in.) and 35 mm (1.38 in.). Mounted in any position these rotary actuators are ideal for: Manufacturing, inspection, positioning, research, tracking, medical, and numerous other applications.

The HDCT-100 has a nominal output torque of 6.8 Nm (963 oz-in.), Max speed of 167 or 200 rpm (motor dependent), and axial load of 150 N (33.7 lbs.). The HDCT-130 has a nominal output torque of 12 Nm (1699 oz-in.), Max speed of 167 or 200 rpm (motor dependent), and axial load of 200 N (45 lbs.). Each of these low cost, precision Hollow Rotary Actuators has: Repetitive Positioning Accuracy of ±15 arcsec, runout of table surface ±0.015 mm (.00059 in.), and parallelism of platform ±0.03mm (.001 in.).

You can even choose to program the Actuators whereby they can run as stand-alone units. Should you prefer to run the actuator from a master PLC or controller choose between our large range of connectivity options, including all major Industrial Ethernet protocols.

A full Hollow Rotary Actuator package consist of:

 

  • Hollow Rotary Table, HDCT-100 or HDCT-130s
  • Integrated Servo or Stepper motor, MAC140 or MIS231 or MAC400
  • In case of servo a Control Module of your own choice
  • The usual cables
  • As option we can even offer a plug-n-play sensor kit for reference signal (Zero Search etc)

Motion Control Hollow Core Integrated Motor Actuators

Hollow Rotary Actuators, HDCT
HDCT-100-N23
HDCT-100-M0400
HDCT-130-N23
HDCT-130-M0400
Recommended Motor
Flange and Shaft Ø
mm/mm
57×57 / Ø6,35
60×60 / Ø14
57×57 / Ø6,35
60×60 / Ø14
Nominal Output Torque
Nm
6,8
6,8
12
12
Input Speed Max.
RPM
3.600
3.000
3.600
3.000
Output Speed Max.
RPM
200
167
200
167
Gear Ratio
18:1
18:1
18:1
18:1
Gear Reducer Inertia
kgcm²
0,07
0,07
0,22
0,22
Output Table Inertia
kgcm²
Repetitive Positioning Accuracy
arcsec
±15
±15
±15
±15
Lost Motion
arcmin
3
3
3
3
Axial Load
N
150
150
200
200
Permissible Thrust Load
N
1.200
1.200
2.000
2.000
Permissible Moment Load
Nm
36
36
50
50
Runout of Output Table Surface
mm
±0,015
±0,015
±0,015
±0,015
Parallelism of Platform
mm
±0,03
±0,03
±0,03
±0,03
Weight w/o Motor
kg
4,0
4,0
4,6
4,6
Industrial Ethernet
MAC140: Yes.
MIS231: No, use instead SMC85 + MST23x
Yes
MAC140: Yes.
MIS231: No, use instead SMC85 + MST23x
Yes
Absolute Encoder option
No. Yes No Yes
Notes
MAC400 is too strong: reduce Torque to 29% Preferred Model.
Preferred Model.
MAC400 is too strong: reduce Torque to 50%

About JVL – JVL is recognized as a world leader for its development of efficient and compact integrated motors for VAC and VDC. MAC motor series of integrated VAC servo motors (up to 4500 W and 13,5 kW peak), and the QuickStep integrated stepper motors (up to 25 Nm). Both the servo motor and stepper motor series includes the controller, PLC, encoder, AC power supply and bussystem integrated into one compact unit. All industrial ethernet busses like Profinet, EtherCat, Ethernet IP, Modbus TCP, Powerlink, Sercos III etc. are available. Furthermore, traditional modules like CANopen, DeviceNet, Profibus, Nano PLC, RS232/RS485/USB, Process Control can be incorporated.

JVL with more than 25 years of motion control experience enjoys a reputation for the development of highly specialized integrated motors with industrial Ethernet and customized improvements. They work together with their customers and representatives to find an economic, yet technically advanced solution to complicated control applications. JVL’s wide selection of quality products for motion control components include: Integrated VAC and VDC Servo motors, Integrated Stepper motors, VAC Servo motor controllers, Motor drivers (Stepper, VAC and VDC), Brakes, Gears, and HMI Modules.

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Motion Control – Maxon Sets New Standards in Micro Drives!

Motion Control — High Performance Drive in a Small Package!

Maxon’s smallest DC brushless motor is only four millimeters in diameter and comes in two different lengths. Certified in accordance with ISO 13485, the new brushless micro drive is ideal for medical applications.

Maxon motion control EC4 motor for medical applications

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Fall River, MA — Motion Control — The EC 4 brushless DC motor is maxon motor’s ultra-compact solution to the market needs. As the smallest micromotor to come from the Swiss manufacturer, the EC 4 is only four millimeters in diameter. It is available in two lengths, with power ratings of 0.5 and 1 W. Equipped with an ironless maxon winding, the EC 4 stands out for its robust design, high power density, and energy efficiency.

Maxon has the matching gearhead

Maxon motion control EC4 micro motor

Combined with the GP 4 planetary gearhead, the EC 4 becomes a compact drive for use in micropumps, analytic and diagnostic devices, and laboratory robots. Precise and reliable, it can adjust lenses, dispense fluids, or position sensing devices. All units meet the ISO 13485 medical standard, which makes this maxon micro drive the perfect choice for applications in medical technology.

Maxon offers a complete line of dc motors, gearheads and controllers. Contact us to help find the right solution for your application. info@maxonmotor.com

Comprehensive documentation and software are included with every delivery, and are also available for you to download from our website at www.maxonmotor.com.

Motion Control – XY Stage with Internal Motor and Controller from Steinmeyer!

Steinmeyer KT210 dual axis -Linear Motor Driven Stage

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BURLINGTON, MA – Motion Control – Steinmeyer, Inc. announced a new addition to its line of precision linear stage systems. The new model KT210-EDLM offers a sleek compact design with a height of only 50 mm and length and width of 210 mm. Travel is 100 x 100 mm and includes custom designed low profile direct drive ironless linear motors. A key feature of this stage is that all motors, cable carriers and controller are integrated inside the unit, making this ideal for space saving motion applications. Additionally, due to the integrated controller, all electronics including motor drives are packaged completely inside; communication is simple though a universal USB interface.

Relevant specifications for the KT210-EDLM stage include::

• Travel: 100 mm x 100 mm

• Accuracy: +/- 13.6 µm (micron)

• Repeatability: +/- 2.7 µm

• Linear runout: +/- 4 µm

Features for the integrated controller include:

•Point to point motion standard (contouring optional)

•Programming in steps

•1 each external input and output

•Communication via USB or RS232

•Full digital drives

This stage is ideal for applications such as:

• Life Sciences

• Semiconductor

• Fiber Optics

• Micro-manfuacturing

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 Steinmeyer 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

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Motion Control – Hand Brake for Minute Man Self-Lubricating Bearing Pillow Block Assemblies!

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Linear Motion Control – NEW Hand Brake for Minuteman Self-Lubricating Pillow Block Assemblies!

Motion Control – NEW Hand Brake for Minuteman Self-Lubricating Pillow Block Assemblies allows you to lock a pillow block or carriage plate in position. This is a very secure Hand Brake that compresses the bearing without permanently deforming the bearing ID. Available on both open and closed pillow blocks.

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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