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Motion Control/Power Transmission

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Motion Control/Power Transmission

Ac motors

Resist heat damage

The AC65 compact ac motors are engineered to resist damage caused by heat buildup and dirty voltage spikes from lower speed operation while under torque load. Suited for commercial and industrial HVAC fans, the smallest product measures 2.88 inches square at the endbell and 5.22 inches in length. Features include rugged ball-bearing construction and highest-efficiency stator and rotor tolerances. Groschopp

Pneumatic valve island

Compact, lightweight

Designed to provide versatility, the VM10 pneumatic valve island is reportedly compact, lightweight, and high-flow. It has a recorded flow rate of 430 l/m, which is reportedly the highest flow rate available for a valve with a 10-mm width. It is suited for a range of applications, including the needs of the semiconductor and packaging sectors. Designed for food packaging, it is highly resistant to chemical washdowns. IMI Norgren

Converter system

Enables longer bus drops

The PSI-MOS-DNET modular fiber optic converter system for DeviceNet bus systems reportedly allows complete isolation of DeviceNet networks by converting the electrical copper-based signals to glass or polymer fiber technology. Advantages include immunity to EMI, RFI, and transient surge concerns, as well as enabling longer bus drops and creating star and tree topologies in the network system. The product is targeted for control cabinet and industrial applications. Phoenix Contact

Plastic bearings

Replaces bronze bearings

Created as an affordable, maintenance-free alternative to oil-dependant sintered bearings, iglide(R) R plastic plain bearings reportedly require no lubrication. Bearings are oil-free; resistant to dirt, dust, and UV rays; and will not corrode, according to the company. The plastic can handle edge loading reportedly better than bronze, and it can support any type of movement (rotary, oscillating, or linear). igus inc.


For rugged environments

The company's powerfast connectors are engineered to withstand rugged environments and provide power to equipment in a variety of applications. Users can select from 2-, 3-, and 4-pin counts. The product can be used to provide power from 600V at 15A to 600V at 30A. They are designed for a variety of applications, including automotive and steel mills. The cord set is available with a CPE cable jacket. TURCK Inc.


Extended sensing range

Reportedly offering 1.5 to 2 times the sensing distance of standard sensing range proximity sensors, the line of E2A sensors have a thicker housing that minimizes damage from over-torquing during installation. The extended range is designed to enable users to mount proximity sensors further away from tooling and work pieces, eliminating collisions and subsequent damage to sensors. Sensing distances range from 2 to 30 mm. The product's fully vacuum-potted construction eliminates air pockets that can cause thermal, moisture, or vibration failure. Omron Electronics Inc.

Software package

Combines CAD/CAM and motion control

Designed exclusively to run the company's SmartMotors, JenCNC(TM) is a full-featured 3D CNC software package that combines features of both a CAD/CAM and a motion-control software package into a unique graphical user interface for controlling two to four SmartMotors in true 3D coordinated motion. Features include SAE or metric scaling, wait-on-input definable M-Codes, user selectable homing routines with configurable offsets, and terminal screen diagnostics page for testing and troubleshooting. Animatics Corp.

Motion control software

Configurable trigger outputs

Created to enable factory automation engineers and machine builders to easily configure position triggers and quickly generate LabVIEW code, Motion Assistant 1.1 reportedly reduces development time and creates highly integrated systems. It features a point-and-click interface and a virtual workspace for motion profile visualization, as well as automatic LabVIEW code generation for deployment. It also delivers control of digital I/O lines in NI motion control hardware. National Instruments

Electric motors

For corrosive applications

The DirtyDutyWD(R) washdown duty electric motors feature an all-new exterior surface coating that is bonded to its steel frame, cast iron endplates, conduit box, lid, and base. The coating is designed to be resistant to high pressure, extreme temperatures, and caustic chemicals. The product also has a stainless steel shaft extension to prevent rusting of the shaft to the pulley or other driven equipment, and a non-contact, non-metallic rotating labyrinth shaft seal that prevents ingress of water. Baldor Electric Co.

Guide rollers

No lubrication required

The company's curved, U, or V shaped guide rollers are designed to replace metal rollers in demanding applications. Requiring no lubrication, the products can operate in temperatures ranging from -60 to +140F. A noise reduction of 6 to 10 dBa is featured and the products can be used for indoor and outdoor applications. The plastic portion of the roller fully envelops the outer racer of the roller bearing, providing high capability to carry side loads, according to the company. Intech Corp.

Stepper motor and driver

Sixteen resolution modes

The SND100 is a two-phase nano driver that is designed to replace the company's INS200 as a cost-effective alternative. A uni-polar constant current 24V dc stepper driver, the product was engineered to meet a range of OEM machine-building and sensitive semiconductor processing equipment design applications. It reportedly enables engineers to deploy nano positioning steps with a resolution selection dip-switch that provides up to 16 different resolution modes. Nyden Corp.

Step motor

Lightweight, flexible

The company's new step motor is reportedly compact and lightweight. The bipolar stepper comes in NEMA size 11 and is engineered for flexibility in applications with limited space. It measures 1.1 inches square and is offered in three lengths: 1.2 , 1.75 , and 1.99 inches. Depending on the length, it can reportedly produce maximum holding torques of 9.2-16.6 oz-inch. Lin Engineering

LCD touch screen user interface

Allows for drop-in replacement

The 12.1-inch LCD touch screen user interface is designed to enable a drop-in replacement with no software changes for systems previously using the Dynapro/Fluke 1021 and 1051 models and the company's TS-3000 and TS-3200 touch screens. It reportedly supports communication via the RS-232 serial and Ethernet ports. Requiring no fan cooling, the touch screen is IP65 rated. Berkeley Process Controls


Increased reliability

The VLT 5000 FLUX series of drives are designed to offer increased reliability, higher performance, lower installation costs, and lower overall costs of ownership. They are targeted for industrial applications and feature an integral disconnect with option of available fuses. Built-in RFI performance to EN 55011 class B is available. Benefits include space saving, lower cost, easy retrofit, and easy maintenance and service, according to the company. Danfoss Drives

Aluminum framing system

High strength, stability

Created for use in heavy duty machine supports, frame building, linear motion, and material handling applications, the company's series 60 aluminum framing system reportedly challenges steel usage with its high strength 60- x 60-mm cross section and multiples up to 12 x 240 mm that provide the necessary stability to overcome or counteract high moments of inertia. Framing is also available with foamed combination units. MK Automation Inc.

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