Compact, powerful, and simple
The two models of Lenze SimpleServo—Model 94 SimpleServo® and the Model 940 Position Servo—are developed to bridge the gap between very sophisticated servo technology and general-purpose drives. Reduced setup and programming time results in thousands of dollars of savings for Model 94 SimpleServo and Model 940 Position Servo users. With the addition of the Electronic Programmable Module or EPM, a specially designed plug-in memory chip, servo control parameters need only to be configured once, and can then be transferred to other 94 or 940 model controllers without having power applied to them. SimpleServo controllers can replace complex mechanical systems, such as line shafts and cams, clutches and brakes, pneumatic cylinders, and hydraulics. While both the Model 94 SimpleServo and the Model 940 Position Servo offer high performance, accuracy, and simplicity, the 940 Position Servo also features 64-bit programmable motion control, plus more inputs and outputs (I/O). Proven applications of the Model 94 SimpleServo and the Model 940 Position Servo include CNC equipment, semiconductor equipment, electronic assembly equipment, entertainment and simulations systems, and biomedical lab equipment.
With D-sub connector
The SM1720D, one of the Legend Series SmartMotors, has been redesigned and cost-reduced to use the same industry-standard connectors that are available with other SmartMotors: the double D-sub connector with a 15-pin D-sub I/O and a seven-pin combo D-sub power and I/O. The new connector provides more robust construction, better resistance to harsh environments, and better compatibility with existing systems. The SM1720D SmartMotor offers a compact size, fully integrated motion control capability, and the flexibility to challenging motion control requirements.
Faster, economical, and stand-alone
The NextMove ESB provides seven axes of motion control—up to three axes of servo and four axes of steppers—if used with Baldor drives. It is also capable of controlling up to seven precision servos, and supports servo loop closure times of 100 µsec and will provide pulse and direction for steppers up to 500 kHz. A high-speed 12 Mbits/sec USB interface provides fast and reliable connection to the PC. An onboard RS232/485 connection is also available to connect to PLCs and HMIs in addition to a PC. The onboard I/O provides for 20 digital inputs, 11 digital outputs, two 12-bit differential analog inputs, and a precision 12-bit output.
Baldor Electric Co.
Save space, time, and money
The hollow shaft design of the right-angle ac, dc, and bldc gearmotors optimize mountings—saving on assembly labor and reducing the number of component parts. These are driving factors to consider hollow-shaft gearmotor solutions in a wide variety of applications including conveyors, printing and packaging machinery, and medical equipment. The gearmotor's hollow output shaft can be connected directly to the driven load. This interface eliminates expensive shaft couplings, and mounting hardware that can be unsafe, bulky, and present alignment issues. Eliminating maintenance inherent with chains and sprockets is an added bonus. Hollow-shaft gearmotor solutions include left- or right-hand face or flange mounts, based on individual requirements. With continuous output torques from 5.2 to 575 lb-inch and gear ratios from 5:1 to 3,600:1, Bodine hollow-shaft right-angle gearmotors offer output speeds from less than 1 rpm to over 500 rpm. The hollow bore size depends on the gearmotor used, but is typically from 0.5 to 1 inch.
Bodine Electric Co.
Direct Drive Motor Technology
Saves design time and life cycle costs
The Kollmorgen CARTRIDGE DDR direct drive rotary servo motors are compact motors that combine the performance advantages of frameless direct drive motors with the ease of installation of a full-frame motor, and at a significantly reduced price point than conventional direct drive technology. CE-marked and UL-listed for global application, CARTRIDGE DDR motors feature pre-engineered components, an integrated, factory-aligned high resolution feedback device, and a unique bearingless design that facilitates "mount and run" operation in less than 30 min—compared to weeks, or even months, of design and integration time common to existing frameless direct drive systems. CARTRIDGE DDR motors also feature an advanced electromagnetic design that provides up to 50 percent more torque density than comparably sized conventional servo motors. CARTRIDGE DDR motors are available in two frame sizes, with three stack lengths per frame. Voltage ratings are available in 230V, 400V, and 480V for maximum design flexibility and robust operation. They provide 50 to 510 N-m continuous torque, peak torque to 1,100 N-m, and speeds to 1,200 rpm.
Easy to set up, cost-effective
The Advantage 900 CNC package combines a sleek operator console with a four-, six-, or eight-axis controller/amplifier specifically designed to meet next-generation CNC control requirements. The 900 CNC leverages the capabilities of the operator interface PC, while utilizing a real-time DSP to handle the motion-related tasks of the CNC machine. This combination delivers a cost-effective PC front end with true real-time servo performance at the servo. The integrated digital amplifier and control streamlines the manufacturing process, which significantly reduces the cost to the end user. Additional cost savings flow to the consumer with a greatly reduced installation process, which requires less wiring, space, and setup time. Because the 900 CNC is modular, it allows an infinite number of machine configurations. The 900 CNC supports high-speed machining, dynamic multi-block segmented look-ahead for path fidelity at any speed, forward and inverse kinematics for non-traditional mechanical configurations, five-axis programming capability, and lead screw and backlash compensation.
For high-volume applications
The ChipEncoderE is a low-cost optical encoder that reportedly outperforms all optical and magnetic encoders in its class, achieving precise, closed-loop motion control. The ChipEncoder uses diffractive optical technology to provide rotary resolutions from 3,300 to 160,000 counts per revolution and linear resolutions from 100 to 1,000 counts per millimeter. Measuring only 6 mm2 × 4 mm high, it is designed for high-volume applications and is compatible with SMT PC board assembly processes. It requires no alignment after assembly. This tiny, PCB-mount device has three-channel output that includes a reference mark. As an optical encoder, it exhibits zero wear, backlash, and hysteresis. The ChipEncoder can replace packaged encoders in many applications.
The news Magellan motion controllers provide high-performance board-level motion control for scientific, automation, industrial, and robotic applications. These high-volume, cost-effective cards are available in PCI- or PC/104-bus configurations, and support multiple motor types, including dc brush, brushless dc, microstepping, and pulse and direction motors. Available in one-, two-, three- and four-axis versions, the Magellan motion controllers provide advanced motion control features, including trajectory generation, servo loop closure, quadrature signal input, motor output signal generation, performance trace, on-the-fly-changes, commutation, and much more. The card communicates via a 16-bit parallel bus, CANBus or serial port. Designed with PMD's ultra-high performance Magellan motion processor, these cards allow designers to create cost-effective, advanced motion systems using standard C or C++ programming. Additional card features include S-curve, trapezoidal, velocity contouring, electronic gearing, and user-generated profile modes.
Performance Motion Devices Inc.
Supports different motor types
Delta Tau's easy-to-configure Geo Brick amplifiers support a wide variety of motor types, power ranges, and user interfaces. The embedded PMAC2 motion controller within the Geo PMAC can be programmed for virtually any type of motion control application and includes PLC programming features for logic control, CNC, gantries, and even robotics with kinematics. All the development tools and user knowledge base are transferable because the new programmable amplifiers are based on the PMAC2 motion controller. The Geo Brick is designed to operate at a variety of power input levels with a 24V dc logic power supply. The Geo Brick programmable amplifiers are available in four-, six-, and eight-axis packages, simplifying installation and wiring, and reducing panel space requirements.
In both online and hard-copy versions
The newly updated and comprehensive, 96-page Motion Control Product Catalog for 2005 provides complete technical specifications and pricing on all of Galil's motion controllers and drives, including the popular DMC-18xx PCI bus controllers, DMC-21x3 Ethernet motion controllers, and the acclaimed series of DMC-21x3 Controller n' Drive sandwich combinations. Designed for either stepper of servo motors, these "sandwiches" combine a high-performance Ethernet motion controller that attaches directly to a multi-axis drive without additional wiring or cables. Additionally, the catalog covers the CDS-3310, Galil's newest Ethernet motion controller that combines a single-axis motion controller and 500W drive in a compact, metal package. It can either be used as a stand-alone controller for single-axis applications or connected in a distributed network for multiaxis applications. In addition to a selection matrix that helps guide users to the right controller for their application, the catalog also gives details on Galil's WSDK servo tuning software for "one-button" PID tuning and ActiveX Tool kit for developing operator interfaces for Galil controllers. Galil's motion controllers include single and multiaxis, bus-based and stand-alone, and box-level and card-level controllers. Available interface options include PCI, ISA, PC/104, VME, cPCI, USB, RS232, and Ethernet. Controllers are available in one-, two-, three-, four-, five-, six-, seven-, and eight-axis versions and can be configured to run stepper or servo motors in any combination of axes.
Galil Motion Control Inc.
Motor products specifications available
The new Groschopp website features quick efficient navigation to thousands of catalog, fractional horsepower ac and dc motors, gearmotors, reducers, and universal motor products. An attribute-driven product search streamlines navigation by refining searches to a single part number within just a few short clicks. All data and drawings are offered in CAD DXF, CAD DWG, CAD PDF, and CAD 3D Model formats to accommodate the widest range of users. If the specific requested motor does not yet exist, Groschopp offers their industry-leading 48-hr FastTrackE customization service to create the exact product that is needed.
Harmonic Drive Gearhead
The Quantum Series is reportedly the highest torque capacity harmonic drive gearhead ever produced. It delivers 50 percent more torque than the CSF series while maintaining zero-backlash, 1 arc-min positional accuracy, and ±5 arc-sec repeatability. The Quantum Series size 32 gearhead has an outer diameter of 138 mm and is just 62 mm in length. It has a rated torque of 1,575 inch-lbs and a maximum torque of 7,890 inch-lbs. It is available in gear ratios 50, 80, 100, 120, and 160:1.
HD Systems Inc.
High performance, low cost, compact size
The new High Performance Micro Stepping Chopper Drives are based on some of the most advanced technology in the world today. Providing a cost effective solution for production volume requirements, the small size allows designers to use these drives in limited space and they are also easily integrated with other electronic systems. Design time is reduced because incorporating these drives is far simpler than developing a custom drive circuit. They are suitable for driving two-phase step motors (maximum current ratings of 2.8A and 5.5A per phase). These specially designed drives deliver optimum performance throughout a greater speed range. By using an advanced bipolar constant-current chopping technique, and a maximum input voltage of 80V dc, they can produce more speed and power from the same motor, compared with traditional technologies such as L/R drive
Haydon Switch & Instrument Inc.
With independent intelligent control
The new GEN2 E System takes the concept of distributed computing to the next logical step: Independent Intelligent ControlE of multiple sequential control operations. Instead of a central computer, each GEN2 valve module contains its own on-board programmed logic. This enables each module to communicate directly with other modules, both upstream and downstream, and make independent decisions based on its own individual program instructions. The system was designed for use on pneumatically powered accumulation conveyors, but the technology can be applied to non-pneumatic conveyor systems, as well as a range of sequential and proportional control applications in other industries. By eliminating the need for a central computer and its complex programming, the GEN2 E System offers a wide range of opportunities to save money and improve productivity. The quick-connect design, called Plug & RunE technology, makes installation easy by reducing assembly time. Simple menu-driven programming enables users to select options to improve product density and throughput, to reduce energy costs, and, if desired, to reconfigure the entire system without reprogramming. While the system can function without a central computer, it can be connected to the LAN to provide operators with status and diagnostic information.
Humphrey Products Co.
Motor and Drive
With planetary gearbox
The innovative motor technology of Intelligent Motion Systems' low-cost MDrives, high-torque stepping motors with onboard electronics, expands its product line options to include fully integrated planetary gearboxes (PLGs). The PLG option increases the application range for the MDrive product line by increasing torque at lower speeds, enabling better inertia matching, and producing finer positional resolutions. Efficient, low-maintenance PLGs come fully assembled and integrated with every version of MDrive including microstepping, speed control, and motion control. PLGs are available for each size MDrive, including NEMA motor size 14, 17, 23, and 34. Select from one-, two-, or three-stage gearboxes and a large number of reduction ratios that range from 4:1 to 308:1. All PLGs come with an optional mounting flange, and shaft keys for MDrive sizes 17, 23, and 34. MDrive is a compact, powerful and inexpensive solution that will reduce system cost, design, and assembly time for a large range of stepping motor applications.
Intelligent Motion Systems Inc.
Motion Control IC
Stand-alone operation possible
The MC73110 motor control IC is an intelligent single-axis drive controller designed to provide ultra-high performance digital current loop, velocity loop, and commutation for brushless motors. It operates in one of three modes: internal velocity profile mode, velocity mode with an external command signal, and torque mode with an external command signal. It provides software-programmable velocity and current loop, six-step and sinusoidal commutation, analog or digital command input, profile generation, and six-signal symmetric PWM waveform generation. The MC73110 can be operated stand-alone using pre-programmed Flash-stored parameters or through a serial port interface using microprocessor-style commands. To create a complete motion controller, all that is required is to connect the MC73110 to three half-bridge switchers, typically MOSFET or IGBT-based.
Performance Motion Devices Inc.
Modular I/O Products
Flexible bulk I/O solutions for SynqNet networks
The SQIO product line is comprised of a SynqNet Interface Device (SQID) and flexible analog and digital add-on boards that provides machine builders a modular and cost-effective high-count I/O solution. In addition, SQIO can be easily integrated to work with existing machine I/O and is also offered as part of a SynqNet developer kit solution for custom OEM solutions. The SynqNet I/O product family provides up to 256 digital inputs and outputs and 16 analog inputs and outputs per SynqNet Interface Device (SQID). A total of 32 SQIDs can be installed on a SynqNet network. Diagnostic capabilities of SynqNet allow for firmware/configuration file upgrade on nodes from any remote host computer. Breakout boards on the I/O modules allow for convenient prototyping. All programming is under a single API, and is supported by MEI's extensive library of I/O configuration software, including MotionConsole, MotionScope, and VM3.
Motion Engineering Inc.
Easy to use and affordable
The R101 is a bipolar driver/controller capable of output current ranging from 0.2 to 2.5A per phase with step resolutions of full, ½, ¼, and 1/8. The new product can be configured and controlled via a simple RS485 communications bus or step and direction inputs. Multiple modules can also be controlled on the same bus using different address codes. Yet another feature of the R101 is its ability to save all user-configurable parameters to a non-volatile memory that is automatically restored after a power-down-power-up cycle.
Motion Feedback Encoder
Smallest sensor, includes 1 LSB optical index
Reportedly the world's smallest optical encoder to provide 50 nm resolution from the sensor, the MercuryE 1800 (M1800) digital kit encoder measures just 8.9 mm tall. It is available in two resolutions: 50 or 100 nm, linear, or up to 6.5 million CPR, rotary. All electronics are inside the sensor making the M1800 suitable for high-noise, industrial applications. This encoder's high resolution minimizes cogging for smooth motion control, while its exclusive 1-LSB optical index, which is integrated into the scale, allows system repeatability and ease of setup. With the M1800, a motion system can achieve start-up and recovery at full encoder resolution. When sensor size and performance are taken together, engineers can achieve significant space savings, cost reductions, and performance improvements by utilizing the M1800 in their designs. In addition, the same sensor operates in both linear and rotary applications, thereby minimizing inventories. Two connector options are available: The model M1800S is fitted with a standard high-density D-sub connector and is completely EMI shielded. The M1800H is equipped with a high-density microconnector for very tight spaces. Digital A-quad-B output is standard and is RS-422-compatible.
Miniature Slide Guides
Tapped holes available on request
The Retained Ball Type (SEBS-B) and the all Stainless Steel Type (SEBS BM) allow for easy removal of the guide block from the rail without the loss of ball elements. This arrangement makes disassembly and reassembly of the block to the rail a simple and easy task, according the company. The metallic return caps of the SEBS BM increase usage versatility under special conditions, such as high temperature, clean room, and vacuum environments. Two raceway and four-point contact structure of the SEBS B types minimize height and give further advantage where space is limited. Standard guide rail mounting with clearance holes are standard.
One-, Two-, and Three-Axis Solutions
Cost-effective and simple to use
SMLC-Lite is a new cost-effective motion, logic, HMI, and networking solution that reduces complexity by using off-the-shelf components, IEC 61131-3 programming languages, and powerful motion control software. By eliminating a stand-alone motion controller and PLC combination, up to three and a half axes can be controlled from one SMLC-Lite with Firewire-based motion control networking that requires no specialized interface hardware. Built-in standard features, such as analog feedback and registration control software, that requires no additional programming make the SMLC-Lite a fully featured motion control solution.
ORMEC Systems Corp.
Multi-Axis Motion Controllers
With new architecture
At the heart of the MAXE family of multi-axis motion controllers is a completely new architecture based on the PowerPC 32-bit floating point RISC processor, running at 266-MHz. All signals, data points and the PID loop update every 122 msec on all eight axes. Fast SDRAM has been included for quick access by the CPU, and Flash memory for storing the firmware. Shared memory of 64k permits near real-time data transfer between the application program and the controller accommodating unique and custom applications. Position capture is real-time, and the MAXp uses one 120-pin shielded cable plus one 25-pin ribbon.
Pro-Dex Oregon Micro Systems Inc.
Mid-Mount Reflow Motor
For thinner cell phones, disposable micro dispensers, etc.
The 4 mm mid-mount reflow motor is part of the fourth-generation SMT micro-vibration motors. The new mid-mount motor design, because it can be mounted through the PC board, further reduces the profile by an additional 2 mm. At a height similar to that of a shield, the motor can readily be mounted under a taller housing component such as a battery, making it suitable for thin-profile products. Applications such as ultra-thin cell phones, micro dispensers of fluids, blood sample diagnostics, and other applications requiring a low-cost, highly reliable vibration motor are just some of the uses for the mid-mount motor. The motor assembly weighs approximately 1.3 gm. The counterweight weighs approximately 0.7 gm. Motor operation is quiet due to the close tolerance of the shaft rotation. Standard voltage is 2V dc. Voltage range is 1.7V-2.6V. Standard load speed is 8,500 ±2,000 rpm at rated voltage. Standard load current is 130 mA or less at rated voltage. Actuation current (interlock current) is 150 mA or less. Operating temperature range is -10C to 60C. Storage temperature range is -40C to 85C.
SANYO Sales & Supply Co.
Support CANBus interface
The Magellan family of motion processors provides ultra-high performance chip-based motion control for semiconductor, medical, scientific, and industrial applications. Available in one-, two-, three- and four-axis configurations, these flexible, programmable motion ICs control dc brush, brushless dc, microstepping, and pulse and direction motors, providing profile generation, servo loop closure, PLC-style signal manipulation, and motor signal generation. The Magellan motion processor directly supports CANBus interface, allowing designers to integrate motion modules with off-the-shelf sensors, actuators and displays, saving time and cost. In addition to CANBus communications, Magellan processors are driven by a host microprocessor using either an eight- or 16-bit parallel bus, or an asynchronous serial port. Standard features include programmable PID filter with velocity and acceleration feed-forward, while adding advanced features like 32-bit position error, dual bi-quad filters, 50 µsec loop time, and multiaxis synchronization. In addition, trace capabilities provide designers with on-the-fly data storage for analyzing system performance, tuning servo filters, and performing maintenance and diagnostics.
Performance Motion Devices Inc.