Model RA29-11-002A is a rotary voice coil actuator with a reported stroke of 32°, continuous stall torque of over 13 oz.-in, and a 10 second peak torque of 32 oz.-in. The product is said to be cog-free, hysteresis-free, and features a simple, two-wire control design. Coil assembly weight is 1 oz, total weight is 6.3 oz. Applications include Z axis control in semiconductor lead bonding equipment and pick-and-place robotics.
BEI Kimco Magnetics , 804-A Rancheros Dr., San Marcos, CA 92069; FAX (760) 744-0425; www.beikimco.com.
FB bearings are designed for dry applications in automotive and industrial linkages, pivots, and rotating and oscillating assemblies. The bearings feature a steel-backed, bronze-lined bushing coated with an anti-friction polymer, which is said to eliminate the need for lubrication. The product is available in standard ID sizes from 2 to 180 mm.
Peer Inc. , 2200 Norman Dr S, Waukegan, IL 60085; FAX (847) 785-2950; www.peerinternational.com.
Accessory kits are now available for this company's line of COBRA™worm gear speed reducer line. The kits provide OEMs with an increased number of mounting options to the line, which already features universal mounting through integral feet on all four sides, and face mount registers on the front and rear. The products also feature cast aluminum construction, include all necessary hardware, and common industry bolt patterns.
Emerson Power Transmission , Box 687, Maysville, KY 41056; FAX (606) 564-2239; www.emerson-ept.com.
RTC-3000 is a free-standing controller-amplifier which is designed to operate small brushed or brushless dc servos. The product runs on 24V dc, and after downloading a program from a host utility is said to operate as a complete, stand-alone system including a controller, amplifier, logic power supplies, and a program interpreter with 32k of program memory and 32k of data storage.
Animatics Corp. , 3050 Tasman Dr., Santa Clara, CA 95054; FAX (408) 748-8725; www.animatics.com.
The ALS130 is a high-precision compact linear motor stage which uses a center-driven, non-cogging linear motor as the driving element. This design is said to eliminate the backlash, windup, and stiction which is normally associated with lead screw and ball screw drives. The product is available with either precision cross-roller or linear motion guide bearing systems.
Aerotech Inc. , 101 Zeta Dr., Pittsburgh, PA 15238; FAX (412) 963-7459; www.aerotechinc.com.
Simplicity®self-lube bearing plugs are designed to solve wear plate and surface mating problems in square bearings and other motion control applications. The plugs are threaded on the outside and reportedly require only a threaded hole and a liquid thread-locking agent for installation. Bearing materials available include FrelonGOLD for mating with standard hardened steels, and FrelonF for use with aluminum and 300 series stainless steel.
Pacific Bearing , Box 6980, Rockford, IL 61125; FAX (815) 389-5790; www.pacific-bearing.com
The ADA700 Series is a line of double acting adjustable hydraulic rate control products designed for smoothly moving loads in industrial applications. The products are adjustable in tension and compression and available in stroke lengths from 2 to 32 inches. The product is said to adjustable while in the installed position, and can be designed to absorb the energy of an high initial impact velocity while providing smooth rate control throughout the remainder of the stroke.
Enidine Inc. , 7 Centre Dr, Orchard Park, NY 14127; FAX (716) 662-1909.
Spline type flexible couplings from this company are designed for high rpm applications and feature a polyurethane spine with zinc alloy die cast or sintered metal hubs. The products are said to be electrically isolated, require no lubrication, and dampen shock and vibration. Coupling diameters range from 16 mm to 32 mm, and lengths are available from 27 mm to 48 mm.
Stock Drive Products , Box 5416, New Hyde Park, NY 11042-5416; FAX (516) 326-8827; www.sdp-si.com.