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October 2, 2008

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Motion Control/Power Transmission


Supports continuous online monitoring

The company's Machine Analyst platform, which encompasses a family of software applications for managing, monitoring, and analyzing machinery vibration and condition data, now supports continuous online condition monitoring. It also reportedly functions as the online software providing analysis of data acquired by permanently mounted sensors and Local Monitoring Units (LMUs). The integration of the LMU and Machine Analyst software is designed to provide users with a host of possible upgrade paths. SKF Reliability Systemshttp://rbi.ims.ca/3851-593


For severe applications

Designed for severe and corrosive applications in the processing industry, the line of DirtyDutyWD® Washdown Duty electric motors is also suitable for extreme applications that require intense high-pressure washdown. Motors feature an exterior surface coating that is reportedly bonded to the steel frame, cast iron endplates, conduit box, lid, and base. The coating is resistant to high pressure, extreme temperatures, and caustic chemicals that can deteriorate painted motor components, according to the company. Baldor Electric Co.http://rbi.ims.ca/3851-594


Fully integrated

The ServoStep is designed to provide users with the most cost-effective SmartMotor possible without forfeiting features or benefits. It is reportedly a fully integrated motion control system designed around step motor technology, featuring a high-torque, 50-pole step motor, motion controller, driveamplifier, and encoder in one integrated system. It also includes stand-alone capability, 14 I/O, position mode, and velocity mode, among other features. Animatics Corp.http://rbi.ims.ca/3851-595


Free upon request

"Numerical Displays for Length and Angle" is a catalog that reportedly gives a thorough overview of all of the company's numerical displays. Numerical displays included in the catalog are the ND 200 series, the ND 700 series, and the POSITIP 880. Several sections covering measuring signals, reference marks and datum, and display features are highlighted in the catalog. Heidenhain Corp.http://rbi.ims.ca/3851-596


High-output power models

Now offered in high-output power models of 200 and 400W, the BX Series brushless dc speed control systems are available with quiet GFH gearheads or in a round shaft version. Electromagnetic brake models are also offered and reportedly allow a load to be held in a stationary position. The products are available in four frame sizes ranging from 2.36 to 4.09 inches sq. with five output powers ranging from 30 to 500W. Oriental Motor USA Corp.http://rbi.ims.ca/3851-597


Integral speed control

The LB16-120-BB features an integral speed control for use in a variety of industrial and office automation machines. An onboard current-limiting circuit reportedly protects the 12-V miniature brushless dc gearmotor from excessive input currents. According to the company, the product achieves continuous load ranges of 0 to 6.9 oz-inch. A peak torque of 50 oz-inch at 0.8A is available for starting and accelerating conditions. Nidec Copal USA Corp.http://rbi.ims.ca/3851-598


Available on the Internet

Two expert systems that focus on the electric motor and motion control markets—ComponentSelector and ServoSizer—are scheduled to be introduced on the company's website. They are productivity enhancements tools for engineers, purchasers, marketers, and management. The systems are designed to allow the process of designing, specifying, finding, and evaluating electric motors faster, better, and cheaper. ComponentSelector will reportedly allow users to search for electric motors matching their needs via a search engine; ServoSizer is a flexible axis analysis and servo motor sizing expert system. MotionInfo.comhttp://rbi.ims.ca/3851-599



The ULT frameless pancake resolvers are designed for applications in sensitive areas where encoder electronics can't go. They range from 3- to 15-inch diameters with through-holes from 2.5 to 14 inches. Each reportedly comes with a high-resolution angular error map (AEM) that allows users to compensate for mechanical error electronically. AEM- corrected resolvers can approach the accuracy of encoder-based systems with the added benefit of absolute positioning information within one revolution. A typical resolution is 16 bits, and a higher resolution is available. Applimotion, Inc.http://rbi.ims.ca/3851-600


With sinusoidal vector control

The Cello high-power digital servo drive family that reportedly delivers up to 3 kW of continuous power and 6 kW of peak power has a standard 6-x 4- x 1-inch package. It uses the Composer software suite to quickly and easily auto-tune the servo loop gains. Using the Composer setup tool, users can program and implement full motion profile capabilities. Composer can be downloaded from the website at no charge. Elmo Motion Controlhttp://rbi.ims.ca/3851-601



Designed to achieve both brushless motor commutation and incremental position, the R22i sub-miniature commutating encoder features a package size of 0.866 inches in diameter by 0.59 inches long without mounting tabs. A three-phase (U, V, W) commutation pattern is available for 4-, 6-, 8-, and 10-pole brushless motors. Incremental encoder resolution of 250, 256, 500, 512, 1,000, and 1,024 line counts are available in A, B, and Z (reference) channels. Renco Encoders Inc.http://rbi.ims.ca/3851-602


Flexible, rugged

The BL67 system I/O is engineered to combine the flexibility of in-the-cabinet PLC I/O systems with modularity, ruggedness, and connectorization. It is made up of a gateway, base modules, and electronic modules which are reportedly not dependant on the fieldbus protocol. The system also offers group, connector, channel, and module diagnostic information. It allows for up to 32 electronic modules, up to 256 digital or 64 analog I/O, measures up to 3 ft long, and is DIN rail or flange mountable. InterlinkBThttp://rbi.ims.ca/3851-603


For miniature ball screws

The SLS and SLF series of industry-standard support bearing assemblies for the company's miniature ball screw product line are designed to provide significant cost savings to machine engineers and manufacturers. They reportedly eliminate design and assembly time. Each assembly includes backlash-free sealed precision duplex bearings, locknut, and housing in either a pillow block design (SLS), ready for attachment to a flat surface, or a round unit with rectangular flange (SLF). Steinmeyer Inc.http://rbi.ims.ca/3851-604


With built-in Ethernet

The company's 750 series programmable fieldbus controller is a fully functionable PLC and is available with built-in Ethernet or support for DeviceNet, Profibus, Modbus, Interbus, CANopen, and LONworks fieldbus protocols. Standard features include built-in non-volatile memory, granular I/O cards, up to 512 kbytes of program memory plus 256 kbytes of data memory, and built-in RS-232. WAGO Corp.http://rbi.ims.ca/3851-605


For brush or brushless motors

Reportedly capable of position, velocity, and current mode, the EPOS 24/1 is a digital motion controller that is available in two versions for brush or brushless motors. The product's dimensions are 55 x 40 x 25 mm and weight is 45 g, making it suitable for controlling small motors. It requires a supply voltage of 9-24V dc, and the controller is capable of 1A max continuous current and 2A peak current. Maxon Precision Motors, Inc.http://rbi.ims.ca/3851-606



The 19-inch LCD rear-mount touchmonitor has a longer-lasting product cycle because the enclosure is controlled by the company's design specifications. This means that future panel upgrades are reportedly possible without external changes. It has a wider viewing angle, and a large, brilliant display, according to the company. Elo Touchsystems Inc.http://rbi.ims.ca/3851-607


For high-speed applications

The slender and accurate 0.9-degree, NEMA 17 Slim Line step motors are available in three motors, which vary in thickness from 14 to 17 mm. Used for such high-speed applications as pan and tilt security cameras and miniature-positioning tables, the products reportedly offer a holding torque range from 4 to 8 oz-inch. Unipolar and bipolar windings are available at no extra cost in order to allow for the torque and speed required for the user's application. Lin Engineeringhttp://rbi.ims.ca/3851-608


Available in three sizes

The T10FM torque flange is engineered to meet the demand for increased measuring ranges. The transducer has a combined linearity and hysteresis of 0.1 percent and is available in three sizes. The product's short axial design is intended to allow high lateral forces and excellent radial stiffness. Maximum rotational speed depends on the size and ranges between 3,000 and 6,000 rpm. HBM Inc.http://rbi.ims.ca/3851-609


In two lengths

The PM108 true 1/3 hp compact dc motors are designed to deliver 90V dc at 2,500 rpm and 130 inches/lb start/stall. It is offered in two lengths—the PM10816 at 7.55 inches and the PM10818 at 8.61 inches—and they reportedly feature a new, more durably mounted brush design. Features include square end bells for base mounting, a 1/2-inch output shaft, and class B rating with class F insulating materials. Groschopp, Inc.http://rbi.ims.ca/3851-610


With built-in web server

A 16-channel source type digital input/output module, the ADAM-6052 features eight digital outputs and eight source type digital outputs, aiming to meet the demands for simpler control system architectures. The 1A source type digital output signal is reportedly ideal for such applications as solenoid valve control in chemical plants, or any other kind of low current applications that require careful control. The company reports that the product's built-in web browser is designed to make it possible to read values, no matter where a user is. Advantech Corporationhttp://rbi.ims.ca/3851-611


Optimized for 24/7 production

Adding an integral, pneumatically operated collet chuck that provides "out of the box" material handling capability, the ASR1100 rotary stage uses direct-drive brushless motor technology that is optimized for 24/7 production environments. The product's collect chuck accepts ER16 series collets, which are available in multiple sizes supporting tube diameters from 0.5 to 10 mm. The product's design was engineered to minimize stage weight and rotating inertia. Aerotech Inc.http://rbi.ims.ca/3851-612


Various sizes

The MMP-MGM series of dc micro motors and gearmotors range in size from 12 to 42 mm in diameter. The line of both iron core and coreless motors are designed with the volume OEM in mind, according to the company. The products are ideally suited for office automation, vending, medical, printers, labelers, camera pan and tilt adjustments, and actuators, among others. Motor speeds range to 16,500 rpm. Midwest Motion Productshttp://rbi.ims.ca/3851-613


Rugged, reliable

Reportedly rugged enough to handle the intense motion of automated machinery on the factory floor while consistently delivering reliable, smooth data transmission, the Chain-flex® continuous-flex data cables are designed and tested for installation in automated networks. Design principles that are employed include conductor bundling; tight pitch, core, and shield; and tension core fillers. igus inc.http://rbi.ims.ca/3851-614


With cast aluminum enclosure

Featuring a cast aluminum enclosure designed to house a transmitter and antenna, the company's XANT explosion-proof wireless I/O transmitter/receiver system includes a receiver and antenna loose with the packaged system. The enclosure is reportedly impact-resistant to UL requirements and includes an integral wire-sealing chamber, intended to eliminate the need for a field-installed poured sealing fitting. A second model, the N4ANT, is also available for industrial or general purpose areas rated NEMA 4X. Phoenix Contacthttp://rbi.ims.ca/3851-615


Front and back ends

The company's decentralized control concept pushes as much intelligence as possible down to the device level; in motion control, according to the company, this translates to handling all servo-loop monitoring and loop calculations at the drive level. It also translates to calculating trajectories at the single-axis level. Decentralized control is designed to allow for easier and faster diagnostics local to the device and is reportedly ideal solution for the front and back ends of semiconductor manufacturing processes. Bosch Rexroth Corporationhttp://rbi.ims.ca/3851-616


Easy transfer of critical data

Engineered as a tool that allows easy transfer of all critical data from one PC controller to another, the TwinCAT Backup means that users do not require identical PC hardware. The product runs as a normal program in Windows and will automatically perform full and incremental data backups. The backup data can include TwinCAT data and program files, computer name, network settings, and other critical programs. Beckhoff Automation LLChttp://rbi.ims.ca/3851-617

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