Designed for dynamic and continuous high-speed applications, the SP High-Speed Gear Reducer can run as fast as 4,500 rpm in continuous operations. The unit mounts directly to servo motors running continuous duty cycles, and acts as a heat sink. The cooler temperature lets the motor run faster and longer.
Alpha Gear Drives Inc., 1440 Howard St., Elk Grove Village, IL 60007; FAX (847) 439-0755; www.alphagear.com.
Three new power ratings have been added to this company's SCF series of sub-micro drives. Now available in 15, 20, and 25 HP, the latest models are said to offer increased operating and programming flexibility. The drives can be configured from the front or from a remote keypad for almost any speed. Other features include two analog speed reference inputs, three logic inputs, two logic outputs, and RS-485 serial communications.
AC Technology, 660 Douglas Street, Uxbridge, MA 1569; FAX 508-278-7873.
Available in 9 English and 8 metric sizes, fine-adjust stop collars are threaded to allow for easy and precise stroke adjustment for pneumatic linear actuator shafts and rods. A knurled nut with a clamping screw lets users make fine adjustments.
Precision Pneumatics, 2071 Ninth Ave., Ronkonkoma, NY 11779; FAX (631) 467-2117; www.precision-pneumatics.com.
This company's 22BC brushless motor has been redesigned to offer a reported increase in performance and life. Available in 50W (long) and 15W (short) versions, the motors have repositioned bearings which are said to provide noise reduction, while the motor's magnetic circuit has also been redesigned. Applications include hand tools, medical respirators, medical pumps, and small actuators.
API Motion , 45 Hazelwood Dr., Amherst, NY 14228; FAX (716) 691-9181; www.apimotion.com.
ACME threaded-shaft collars are machined from steel and can withstand higher thrust loads than smooth-bore-shaft collars. Models include one- and two-piece styles with right- or left-hand threads; 15 standard sizes range from 3/8-12 to 21/2- 3, 11/8 to 4 inches OD.
Stafford Manufacturing Corp. , Box 2370, Woburn, MA 01888; FAX (978) 657-4731; www.staffordmfg.com.
The WebPro advanced digital web-tension controller provides closed-loop controller with tension-transducer feedback. Users can configure it for unwide brakes, unwind motor, intermediate tension requirements, surface winder, clutch winder, and center winder with taper tension. A 240×64-pixel LCD with backlight displays measured tension values in both analog and digital.
Cleveland Motion Controls, 7550 Hub Pkwy., Cleveland, OH 44125; FAX 216-642-2100; www.cmccontrols.com.
Ready-to-install harnessed Energy Chain Systems™are available with or without connectors in multiple sizes, designs, and price ranges. Units can include cable line, pneumatic hose line, carrier line, and harnessing accessories. Customers receive a fully operational prototype for approval before units go into production.
igus Inc. , Box 14349, East Providence, RI 02914; FAX (401) 438-7270; www.igus.com.
Integrated Ethernet technology lets users place E-Series Motion Controllers adjacent to motors and I/O signals, reducing wiring complexity. A single controller acting as the master device can receive all motor commands from the host computer and then pass these commands to multiple slave E-Series controllers. The DMC-3425 is the first member of the series, and can control two servo motors.
Galil Motion Control , 3750 Atherton Rd., Rocklin, CA 95765; FAX (916) 626-0102; www.galilmc.com.