The Dustproof series brushless motors are available in frame sizes from 3.25 to 7.5 inches, accommodating rapid acceleration and deceleration. The structure of the motor allows for anti-cog operation and extended bearing life. The motors provide stall torque from 14 to 451 lb-inches and high torque to inertial ratios. Applications include plastics machining, graphite fiber production, flour production, and wood products.
Empire Magnetics Inc., www.empiremagnetics.com. Enter 671
Shaft mount reducers
The helical shaft mount reducers feature a reversible single tapered bushing mounting system that reduces the shaft binding and mounts from either side. The mount reducers also feature a barrier seal system that combines a v-ring face seal, grease-filled labyrinth, and rotating outer flinger to protect against contamination and oil seal damage.
Emerson Power Transmission, www.emerson-ept.com. Enter 672
The LC series motors feature a 15-mm captive linear actuator with a step increment of .02 mm per step. Based on a patent pending design, the motors offer over 4N of thrust, with external linear versions available upon request. Applications include optics, office equipment, medical instrumentation, hand held devices, machinery automation, and automated devices needing a small package size with exact remote controlled linear movements.
Haydon Switch & Instrument Inc., www.hsi-inc.com. Enter 673
The S991MY and S991HY Series right angle helical gear drives feature o-ring sealed gear cases, right- or left-hand rotation, and sealed ball bearings for high-speed operation. Available in ratios of 1:1, 2:1, and 3:2, the gear drives come with hollow bores from ½- to ¾-inch diameters. Applications include textile machinery, printing, and packaging.
SDP/SI–Stock Drive Products-Sterling Instrument, www.sdp-si.com. Enter 674
The SB1292D is a 120 VAC (direct off- line) dual-axis control module, designed for brush, brushless (ac servo), and ac induction motors. Featuring automatic sinusoidal commutation setup for any three-phase motor, the module includes dual-loop control for belt-driven and lead screw-based applications; a registration mode that allows for immediate changes of the destination position; a Position Event Generator function that offers real time, position-triggered output; and a master/slave mode used in industrial flying shears, multi-color printing, and coil winding.
ACS-Tech80, www.acs-tech80.com. Enter 675
The 700BDC compact brushless dc motor speed control includes a standard screw terminal connector, a European style pluggable connector option, and a fixed resistor option for setting min/max speeds. According to the company, the motor control's design saves space, due to surface mount manufacturing technologies and may be used for low volume requirements.
Dart Controls, www.dartcontrols.com. Enter 676
The torque-resistant linear bushings transmit torque levels from 1 to 3,180 Nm and come in 11 sizes with shaft diameters ranging from 4 to 50 mm. The linear bushings are available with tubular shafts and rotationally symmetrical sleeved or flanged designs. Applications include robots, one-armed swivel grippers, and other handling units.
Rexroth Bosch Group, www.boschrexroth.com. Enter 677
The A230 OCR MICRO-IMAGECHECKER is a high-speed dual camera image-processing device that provides 512 × 480 pixel resolution, 256 gray scale, and five character dictionaries. It reportedly does not require any other devices to be programmed or setup. Applications include quality control and maximum defect containment in the pharmaceutical, cosmetics, and packaging industries.
Aromat Corp., www.aromat.com. Enter 678
Remote pitch control
The Z-control option, available on RG rolling ring linear drive assemblies, is designed to ease continuous production for such linear motion procedures as precision spraying or coating, labeling, packaging, winding extra fine wire, precise spooling operations, and high tolerance grinding. By turning the control knob, users may adjust pitch accuracy.
Amacoil Inc., www.amacoil.com. Enter 679
Fiberglide® self-lubricating bearings offer load capacities of 40,000 psi for static loads and 20,000 psi for dynamic load applications. Bearings also provide reportedly long life due to its heavy-duty construction, making them suitable for construction, agriculture, trucking, material handling, and power transmission. Lining the bearings are woven PTFE and polyester fibers, bonded to a steel backing, reducing noise, vibration, and rattling.
RBC Bearings, www.rbcbearings.com. Enter 680
The Mdrive 23 Motion Control is a NEMA size 23 high torque stepping motor, available in single shaft motor configurations, double shaft with knob, and long life ACME screw linear actuator. It includes on-board +12 to +48V microstepping drive, as well as such standard offerings as one 10 bit analog input, four 5 to 24V general purpose I/O lines, microstep resolution up to 51,200 steps per revolution, and 0 to 5 MHz step clock rate.
Intelligent Motion Systems Inc., www.imshome.com. Enter 681
These servo and stepper control modules, intended for the Blue Fusion™ line of web-enabled automation controllers, offer integrated I/O and motion control, as well as support to such IT and Web standards as HTTP, XML, SQL, SOAP, and SMTP. Blue Fusion servo modules have multi-axis control for up to 6.5 axes per controller unit, 6 MHz encoder feedback rate, and 250 microsec position loop rate. Supporting microstepping control with step rates up to 1 MHz, Blue Fusion stepper modules have a resolution of ±1 step/second.
Control Technology, www.ctc-control.com. Enter 682
The IEEE-1394 Firewire interface, included with the MAX 3000™ series of multi axis controller/amplifiers, is designed to offer an open architecture and high speed network solution. Additional opto-isolated I/O banks reportedly provide full motion and I/O integration. The controller/amplifiers are used in the robotics, semiconductor automation, and high performance machinery industries.
Agile Systems, www.agilesys.com. Enter 683
The ZP200 8-inch square moving wedge table is made for exact positioning and high speed vertical lifting. Offering up to 375 lb payloads in a one-inch travel path, its unobstructed mounting surface also reportedly positions within ±1 micron. Recirculating square rail bearings within the wedge design maintain X-Y integrity while allowing for high dynamic vertical translation. The ball-screw drive has selectable leads of 5, 10, or 20 mm that may be matched to specific speed/resolution needs.
Parker Hannifin, www.daedalpositioning.com. Enter 684
The GTM Planetary Gearboxes, used in factory automation applications, is reportedly rated up to 10 dB less than other gearboxes, due to its small internal cavity designed to reduce noise. A large taper bearing, for longer life and higher radial and axial loads, serves as a pump that reduces oil amounts in horizontal, vertical, or angled applications; hence, the gearboxes lower inventory and create less friction and heat.
Bosch Rexroth Corp., www.boschrexroth-us.com. Enter 685
The 4-Q Linear Servo Controller 30/2 is the company's latest servo amplifier made to drive low power permanent magnet dc-motors up to 50W. The linear power stage offers zero electromagnetic emission and smoothly runs the motors with any feedback system. A DIP switch allows users to choose the operating mode from IxR compensation, current control, voltage regulation, and encoder- and dc-tacho feedback.
Maxon Motor ag; www.maxonmotors.com. Enter 686