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One to Three-axis Stand-alone Automation – Motion Control Systems for Any Combination of Servos or Steppers!

OES -Sonata Controller, Keypad, Joystick and Trackball

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Van Nuys, CA -Automation Motion Control System – The Sonata series of motion control systems from Optimal Engineering Systems (OES) is a stand-alone, easy-to-use, plug-and-play, cost effective solution for motion control applications. The systems in this series support up to 3 axes of motion, in any combination of steppers, DC servo and brushless servo motors, and voice coil motors.

Each system includes the power supplies, the motion controller, the micro-stepper and/or servo motor drivers. The operator interface terminal makes the system totally stand-alone and allows the operator to interact with the motion controller without needing an additional PC. The system can also be operated using an analog joystick or a trackball. The speed of the motor is proportional to the tilt angle of the joystick or the rotational speed of the trackball. Using the 4-line LCD and 32 button keypad, the user can enter motion parameters and select different modes of operation.

Power supply options include: 115 or 230 VAC (standard) and 12 VDC to 80 VDC (Optional). The power supply will be selected to meet the customer’s requirements. The available wattages are 80 W, 160 W, 240W, 400 W and 500 W. Options available for these Plug-and-Play systems include, motors, encoders, drivers, and cabling. Measuring just 10.0 in. (265 mm) x 10.8 in. (265 mm) x 4.875 in. (124 mm), or in a 19 inch (482.6 mm) rack mount enclosure, the Sonata motion control systems are easy to install.

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 athttp://www.oesincorp.com

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Portescap’s Ultra ECTM Brushless Mini Motor Platform Wins 2016 Golden Mousetrap Award from Design News Magazine!

Portescap wins Motion Control 2016 Gold Mouse Trap Award

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West Chester, PA — Automation – Motion Control — Portescap’s Ultra EC™ Brushless DC Mini Motors have been recognized with a Golden Mousetrap Award in the Automation and Control: Motors and Mechanical Motion category. The annual awards are sponsored by Design News to recognize and celebrate the companies, products and people energizing North American design, engineering and manufacturing. Winners were announced at the Golden Mousetraps Awards ceremony on February 9, 2016 at the Anaheim Marriott.

Portescap’s Ultra EC platform is comprised of three product lines that address specific application performance requirements for high speed, high torque or a delicate balance of both. All Ultra EC motors utilize Portescap’s patented U coil design. This innovative coil technology allows two-pole motors to deliver 30% more torque (compared to the same size motor with a conventional coil design) and substantially reduces lower iron losses, allowing for greater efficiency and cooler operation.

Ultra EC Brushless DC Mini Motors:

  • Ultra ECS – ultra high speed and responsiveness for direct drive applications
  • Ultra ECT – ultra high torque in the smallest package
  • Ultra ECP – ultra high performance for a wide range of application

Portescap offers the broadest miniature and specialty motor products in the industry, encompassing coreless brush DC, brushless DC, stepper can stack,digital linear actuators, and disc magnet technologies.  Portescap products have been serving diverse motion control needs in wide spectrum of medical and industrial applications – medical, life science, instrumentation, automation, aerospace and commercial applications, for more than 70 years.

Portescap has manufacturing centers in the United States, St. Kitts, and India, and utilizes a Global Product Development network with research and development centers in the United States, China, India, and Switzerland.

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

 

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1-Axis Motion Controller with internal 800W sine drive from Galil!

Motion Control 800w sine controller from Servo2Go

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Greenville, DE — Motion Control – The DMC-30012 Series is Galil’s latest generation single-axis motion controller. It uses a 32-bit RISC processor to provide higher speed than older models. The DMC-30012 features an internal 800-Watt brushless sine drive which minimizes space, cost and wiring. The motion controller operates stand-alone or can be networked to a PC via Ethernet.

Features include:

  • Single-axis motion controller with on-board 800 W brushless sinusoidal servo amplifier; 10 A cont.,15 A peak at 20-80 VDC rated
  • Two daisy-chainable Ethernet 100 Base-T ports. One 115kbaud RS232 port
  • Ethernet supports multiple masters and slaves. TCP/IP, UDP and Modbus TCP master protocol for communication with I/O devices
  • Encoder feedback up to 15 MHz. Quadrature standard; SSI and BiSS encoder option. Main and auxiliary encoder inputs
  • Encoder feedback up to 15 MHz. Quadrature standard; SSI and BiSS encoder option. Main and auxiliary encoder inputs
  • Optically isolated forward and reverse limit inputs and homing input 8 uncommitted, isolated inputs and 4 isolated outputs
  • High speed position latch and output compare
  • 2 uncommitted analog inputs and 1 uncommitted analog output

Information on the DMC-30012 Motion Controller can be viewed at:https://www.servo2go.com/product.php?ID=105334&cat=

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 atwarren@servo2go.com or visit Servo2Go.com at: www.Servo2Go.com

 

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Motion Control Application – Polishing Machine’s Linear Ball Bearing Failures Solved by LM76!

Linear Motion Control - LM76 Application - Polished Hub Cap!

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E. Longmeadow, MA – -Linear Motion Application Story …

The Application –

Polishing Aluminum Truck Wheels is done with a polishing machine that has a 36″ vertical stroke indexer, having a 2500 pound load moving @ 4″ per second. The polishing media is like toothpaste with glass in it. It is extremely abrasive, and sticky/tacky.

Linear Motion Control - LM76 Application - Hub Cap Polishing Machine!

The Problem –

The industrial buffing system is chewing-up linear ball bearings and spitting them out every 2 weeks! This is the situation one of customers found themselves in while for years accepting lost production and costly maintenance shutdowns. When LM76 got a call from a proactive new maintenance manager, we were eager to try a scraper seal design we had recently had success with on another application.

Originally, these systems came with protective bellows which helped keep polishing media from contaminating the 2″ linear ball bearing pillow blocks. According to our maintenance manager, once a bellow was damaged, it was removed and thrown away. Maintenance personnel so disliked having to take off and reinstall bellows that they mysteriously disappeared. Even with protective bellows, aluminum dust mixed with polishing media formed what one mechanic termed, “toothpaste with glass in it.”This abrasive “lapping compound”would stick to shafting, dry and semi-harden. As a bearing rolled along, polishing media would penetrate it’s seals “sliming” balls and clogging ball tracks. This would quickly lead to bearing failure and shaft brinneling (grooving). Needless to mention, routinely replacing linear ball bearings and more costly shafting was too much for the new maintenance manager who called LM76 for help.

The Solution –

Linear Motion Control - LM76 Application - Black Racer Linear Bearing!

For this application, we chose our Black Racer Ceramic Coated Linear Bearing. This bearing is extremely tough, is of one piece construction (no mechanical components, no catastrophic failure mode or shaft grooving) and has the longest life test we know of on record. Like linear ball bearings, Black Racer requires lubrication.

John Tarbell (President of LM76), specified a zero clearance beryllium copper scraper seal. Beryllium copper is exceptionally ridgid, extremely hard and wear resistant. The Beryllium copper would trap lubricant and distribute it as a fine, uniform film on the shaft. This film reduces friction, disperses heat and wets shafting. The wetted shaft surface forms a barrier between media and steel – keeping polishing media from cleating into disparities on the shaft (remaining peaks and valleys). Tarbel, said, “A Zamboni doesn’t lay down an inch of ice, it fills in the skate marks.” When the scraper travels on the shaft, it easily lifts the media and moves it along to the end of the stroke. Unlike linear ball bearings, Black Racer has no balls so some residual “slime” is easily accommodated. (Seen below, the beryllium scraper seal is captured between the bearing counter-bored face and the machined steel end cap.) Admittedly, a heavy interference fit dramatically raised system friction but was mitigated because the system is hydraulically driven – driving force is not an issue.

Staying within the form factor of the original OEM design–standard roundway pillow block and shafting–we chose our direct drop-in 2″ closed pillow block and Black Racer Ceramic Coated bearing coupled with our 2″, Class L Rc60 Case Hardened Shafting. Tarbell then designed a steel end cap retainer ring that pinned the beryllium scraper seal against the bearing face.

Note: The bearing leading and trailing faces have machined counter-bores to locate and capture the back of the scraper seal. To keep the retainer ring secured to the pillow block, set screws were positioned on both sides and driven into a slot machined into the OD surface.

Linear Motion Control - LM76 Application - Mounting a Black Racer Bearing in the Pillow Block!

Linear Motion Control - LM76 Application - Cutaway showing: Bearing, Pillow Block,Scraper, and seal!

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

Motion Control – AMC’s Family of Servo Amplifiers!

AMC's Motion Control Servo Amplifierss Available from Servo2Go

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Greenville, DE –— Motion Control – Advanced Motion Controls (AMC) is a world leading servo drive manufacturer providing solutions for motion control. Today, servo drives are an essential part of motion control systems, and AMC servos are an excellent foundation for high performance. Advanced Motion Controls has become synonymous with servo solutions that are reliable, cost-effective, customer specified and delivered on time.

Currently, AMC offers hundreds of standard servo drive and amplifier models, accept various command signals, communicate over several networks and operate in many different modes. For instance, the digital product line supports several different interface options including: analog input, step and direction, encoder following, RS-232/485, CANopen or SynqNet™. These same interfaces can be found on servo drives with power output capabilities ranging from 20W up to 40KW of peak output!

Available AMC Products by Network connections (centralized or distributed servo systems):

  • CANopen
  • RS232, RS485
  • EtherCAT
  • EPL
  • Ethernet PowerLink
  • SynqNet

We also have technology to support the following interfaces: DeviceNet, Ethernet TCP/IP, FireWire, Profibus, USB, Universal Serial Bus and Sercos.

Products include:

  • Brush DC Servo Drives
  • Trapezoidal Brushless Servo Drives
  • Digital Input Sinusoidal Brushless Servo Drives
  • Analog Input Sinusoidal Brushless Servo Drives
  • PWM Input Servo Drives
  • CANopen Brushless Servo Drives
  • SynqNet Brushless Servo Drives
  • Single Phase Input Models
  • Power Supplies & Accessories
  • PCB mounted Extended Environment Models available in both digital and analog varieties

The family of AMC’s Servo Amplifiers can be viewed at: https://www.servo2go.com/supplier.php?id=1031080098

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 atwarren@servo2go.com or visit Servo2Go.com at: www.Servo2Go.com

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Motion Control – Ultra-Fast Miniature Brushless DC Motors!

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The new ECX motors from Maxon Motor are fast, sterilizable and configurable.

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Fall River, MA — maxon motor launches new motion control high-speed motors that are configurable online. The new ECX brushless motors are quiet and feature very high efficiency. These brushless drives are ideal for use in hand-held surgical tools and industrial spindles.

With a few clicks of your mouse you can configure your drive online and place your order. With maxon motor’s configurator, it is easy to put together a customized motion control DC motor – including gearhead, encoder and controller, to your specifications. Now, in addition to the brushed motors, you can also configure these three new high speed brushless micro motors.

The ECX motors are available with diameters of 8, 16 and 19 mm achieving speeds of up to 120,000 rpm. They run very smoothly and are highly efficient. They are available with different power stages and in standard or sterilizable versions (up to 2,000 autoclave cycles).

Ready in 11 Days!

All three high-speed motors are now available in maxon’s online shop, where customizing the drives is easy. This means that customers can fit the drives with specific mechanical and electrical components specific to their application needs. For example, with the ECX 8 mm, the GPX planetary gearheads and ENX 8 encoders are available. It is also possible to customize the shaft lengths, winding types, ball bearings and much more. Lean, automated processes ensure that all configurable drives are ready for shipment within 11 working days.

You can find performance data and more information on the new high-speed ECX motors at:www.maxonmotor.com/maxon/view/content/ECX-Detailsite

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 – Hollow Core Linear Voice Coil Stages from MotiCont!

MotiCont-Motion Control Hollow Core HCDS Voice Coil Motor

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Van Nuys, CA – Motion Control – The high performance compact positioning voice coil driven linear stages are used in positioning applications where high speed, high acceleration or high accuracy is required.

The hollow core motorized linear stages are fully self-contained. Each stage utilizes a voice coil motor, a linear carriage system, an optical quadrature encoder feedback device and a home switch. The standard positioning resolutions of 1 micron through 29.95 microns are available for immediate delivery. Other resolutions are available upon request.

Motion Control Hollow Core Voice Coil Driven Stage HCDS-051-032-01 Series with Quadrature Position Sensor and Home Switch

  • Range of Motion: 0.97” (24.6 mm)
  • Efficient Force within First 0.750″ (19.1 mm) of Stroke
  • Positioning Resolution: 1 through 29.95 microns
  • Continuous Force: 4.9 lb (22.0 N) through 6.3 lb (28.2 N)
  • Intermittent Force: 15.7 lb (69.6 N) through 20.0 lb (89.9 N) at 10% duty cycle
  • Optional Return Spring
  • Cross Roller or Linear Ball Bearing
  • Built-in Home Switch
  • Quadrature Optical Encoder with Differential Outputs
  • Also Available Without Encoder
  • The stages may be stacked in XY, XZ and XYZ configurations.

Note: To meet the requirements of your motion control application these stages are available in variety of resolutions as stated. All stages also available without encoders.

 

Videos of Motorized Linear Stages:

Motorized Linear Stage By Moticont Two-axis Voice Coil Motor Stage by MOTICONT SINGLE-AXIS Positioning Linear Motor Stage by MOTICONT

For PDF Catalog of Voice Coil Stages from Moticont – Click Here!

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

Motion Control – IP69K Food Grade HMI Solution from Exor Available from Electromate!

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eTOP507MFB – Designed for Food and Beverage industry with Stainless steel bezel

 

Vaughan, Ontario, Canada —

  • NO MORE! Covering the HMI for Cleaning!
  • NO MORE! Secondary Cleaning Procedures
  • LESS CHANCE for Food & Beverage Product Contamination due to Manual Cleaning!
  • 316 Stainless Steel Bezel
  • IP69K
  • Harsh Chemical Resistant
  • PCAP “Glove Compatible” Touchscreen
  • Food Compatible gasket and sealing compliant with FDA 21 CFR 177.2006

The eTOP4FOOD has been designed and proven to solve the industry wide problem of HMI failures and less effective alternative HMI cleaning procedures. With the eTOP4FOOD no longer is the HMI required to be shielded from high temperature, high pressure cleaning. The IP69K PCAP Touch “Glove Compatible” HMI has a 316 SS bezel and Polyester front foil resistant to the high pressure, high temperature, harsh chemical wash-down and is designed to thrive! No more covering the HMI panel during equipment cleaning! No more manual, less effective secondary cleaning procedures! And most certainly, no more HMI failures! Reduced labor, and more importantly reduced risk of product contamination from manual, secondary cleaning procedures because the HMI just isn’t tough enough! eTOP4FOOD solves real problems!

Features include:

  • Stainless steel bezel 316/1.440l
  • IP69K
  • Food-compatible gasket
  • Food standard sealing compliant with FDA 21 CFR 177.2006
  • PCAP touchscreen, can be operated with gloves for food areas
  • TFT display 800×480 64K colors
  • High-performance 1 GHz ARM CPU with 256 MB Flash
  • Designed according to DIN EN1672-2
  • Designed according to the EHEDG Guideline
  • Extended temperature range (-20°C +60°C)
  • 2 Host interface v.2.0, SD Card Slot, 2 Ethernet port with integrated Switch
  • Serial port RS-232, RS-485, RS-422, MPI Software configurable
  • Ready for integrated CODESYS PLC and I/O

Click on the link below to view the specification on Exor’s IP69K Food Grade HMI-
http://www.electromate.com/assets/catalog-library/pdfs/exor-electronics/Exor_eTOP507MFB_Specsheet.pdf

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

 

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Motion Control – New Series of Steinmeyer High Precision Stages!

Steinmeyer KT230-Linear Motor Driven Stage

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BURLINGTON, MA — Motion Control – Steinmeyer’s Series of compact linear axis stages for horizontal or vertical applications are equipped with a DC motor, and are easy to integrated into new and existing applications.

This series of robust linear axis stages is characterized by an optimum price-­performance ratio together with precise operating parameters. For this reason, this series of stages is favored for a large variety of applications and is ideal for precise focusing of sensors or optics.

Vertical and horizontal applications

These linear axis stages are equipped with a stepper motor or DC motor and are available in two travel lengths. They are also optionally available with a linear measuring system and can be used in horizontal or vertical applications.

For challenging environments

The LA85 stages are also available in vacuum versions which makes it perfect for applications in challenging environments.

Models and Specifications

LA85

-25-DC-R

-50-DC-R

-25-DC-L

-50-DC-L

-25-SM

-50-SM

Travel

25

50

25

50

25

50

Repeatability unidirectional [μm]

± 2

± 2

± 0.5

± 0.5

± 1.6

± 1.6

Repeatability bidirectional [μm]

± 2.5

± 2.5

± 0.7

± 0.7

± 2.1

± 2.1

Accuracy [μm]

± 4.6

± 5.9

± 1.4

± 1.7

± 4.2

± 5.6

Flatness [μm]

± 0.6

± 1.3

± 0.6

± 1.3

± 0.6

± 1.3

Straightness [μm]

± 0.5

± 1

± 0.5

± 1

± 0.5

± 1

Positioning speed [mm/s]

30

30

30

30

2.5

2.5

Max. acceleration [m/s²]

0.6

0.6

0.6

0.6

05

05

Max. load Fx [N]

45

45

45

45

45

45

Max. load Fy [N]

40

40

40

40

40

40

Max. load Fz [N]

40

40

40

40

40

40

L1 [mm]

136

166

136

166

160

190

L2 [mm]

130

160

130

160

130

160

For additional inform go to the Steinmeyer Website at: http://www.steinmeyer.com/en/products/positioning-technology/linear-axes/la85-dc_31258/pd/

Or download the LA85 Data Sheet at:http://www.steinmeyer.com/uploads/tx_multishop/product_downloads/0_

Data_Sheet_Steinmeyer_Mechatronik_Linear_Axis_LA85.pdf

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.

To see all of Steinmeyer’s Products and Application Stories featured on MotionShop.com, enter steinmeyer in the Google custom search box (upper left, above)

For further information on Steinmeyer our extensive product portfolio, call 1-781-273-6220 or e-mail John Skaltsas at jskaltsas@steinmeyer.comor visit the Steinmeyer FMD group at: www.steinmeyer.com

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