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Power Transmission and Motion Control

Power Transmission and Motion Control

Linear slides

Accuslide(TM)Model 2HE from this company is a low-profile, pre-engineered, pre-assembled, ready-to-install linear motion stage with prealigned AccuGlide(TM)linear guides and an integral timing belt assembly. The product is driven through a Thomson Micron NemaTRUE(TM)True Planetary(TM)gearhead, which is said to easily integrate with the company's motion control packages for complete motion control.

Thomson Industries, 2 Channel Dr., Port Washington, NY 11050; FAX (516) 944-1892; .


LinearMount(TM)Series planetary gearboxes feature an output mounting method which connects directly to a linear belt-module or ballscrew. The product is said to eliminate the need for a gearbox from other manufacturers or for in-house manufacturing of an adapter housing. The gearbox is also said to feature low noise, a hollow shaft, and lifetime lubrication.

Gam, 7333 W. Wilson Ave., Chicago, IL 60656; FAX (708) 867-2822; .


BTB-10 Tension Control Brakes are designed for corrugating, labeling, printing, and other web torsion control applications. The product is designed to be mounted on shaftless unwind stands and other shaft-end applications, and features a built-in fan for heat dissipation. A torque pin bolt design is said to be compatible with the mounting diameter of most popular flange mount units.

Nexen Group Inc., 560 Oak Grove Pkwy., Vadnais Heights, MN 55127; FAX (651) 286-1099; .


This company's Center Distance Designer Web tool is said to allow engineers to quickly select the proper timing belt drives online. The program uses a formula to eliminate time consuming calculations, and provides minimum center distance, number of teeth in mesh on both the larger and smaller pulleys, and gives alternative pulley and belt combinations.

Stock Drive Products, Box 5416, New Hyde Park, NY 11042-5416; FAX (516) 326-8827; .

Part separation

VE14 and VE15 separating indexers from this company are designed to perform a variety of functions including counting, separating, and sorting of parts. Both models feature double acting, reciprocating cylinders with an 82 N opening force and a 65 N closing force at 6 bar. The products are powered by individual pistons, while internal air passages and a finger locking pin allow one finger to retract only after the other finger is completely extended.

Techno-Sommer Automatic, Box 5416, New Hyde Park, NY 11042-5416; FAX (516) 358-2576; .

Brushless motor

MMBoss dc brushless motors are a variation on this company's BOSS-1Q series which fits into the industry-standard MM footprint. The product accepts a 12-40V dc power input and is available in a 5A current rating. The product was designed for use in low-voltage dc applications which require speed control such as packaging, conveying, and wrapping applications.

Minarik, 905 E Thompson Ave, Glendale, CA 91201-1201; FAX (516) 358-2576.

Shock absorbers

Platinum Line high-performance shock absorbers were developed by this company in response to customer requests for longer service life and consistent operation. The product line features a reduced number of external components, a nickel-plated finish for corrosion resistance, longer service life, and improved aesthetics. Applications include medical, clean room, and food preparation.

Enidine Inc., 7 Centre Dr., Orchard Park, NY 14127; FAX (716) 662-1909.

Stepping motors

Compact geared stepping motors from this company are said to provide a cost-effective solution for applications that require high power output at low speed in a confined space. Speeds range from less than one RPM to 600 RPM with a static torque of up to 300 oz-in. Applications include positioning equipment and instrumentation devices in medical, office, telecommunications, and defense industry environments.

EAD Motors, 1 Progress Dr., Dover, NH 03820-5450; FAX (603) 742-9080; .

Motor driver

The 2.5A CY-45 is a bipolar chopper type motor driver with a footprint smaller than a playing card, with mounting slots which permit either horizontal or vertical mounting. The product is designed to work with 2- and 4-phase step motors in full/half step mode. Motor drive current can be user-programmed up to 2.5A, and the module can be used with power supplies up to 45V dc. The product also features a switch mode regulator.

Cyberpak, 2508 Wisconsin St, Downers Grove, IL 60515; .

Placement machines

S and F Siplace placement systems from this company can now be equipped with either 6- or 12-segment collect and place revolver heads, depending on the requirement profile. This expansion of the "Modular Manufacturing" concept is said to enable optimum machine configuration, allowing machines to be matched to the product manufactured.

Siemens, 333 Old Milton Pkwy., Alpharetta, GA 30005; [email protected] .

Brushless servomotors

PMA1 series compact brushless servomotors from this company are a line of three motors designed for rugged environments where space is at a premium. The product is available in three stack lengths, can be run from a 240V ac input, and is designed for speed and position control applications including semiconductor manufacturing, materials handling, light robotics, pick and place solutions, and document handling.

Pacific Scientific, Box 106, Rockford, IL 61105-0106; FAX (815) 226-3080; .

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