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Power Transmission & Motion Control

Power Transmission & Motion Control

Shaft collars

Manufactured from steel and stainless steel, this line of shaft collars come in bore sizes of 1/8 to 3 inches. Collars are available in one-and two-piece clamp-type designs and in set-screw styles.

Stafford Mfg. Corp., Box 2370, Woburn, MA 01888; FAX (978) 657-4731;

For Information, enter 671


Base-mounted, spring-powered reels provide a smooth, steady force for applications that require retracting or returning. Cable lengths of the A 3Z53-4575 Series are 42, 52, 64, and 84 inches; cable is 40-lb-test, 0.024-inch diameter stainless steel coated with nylon. The sealed, tamper-proof housings measure 2x2.375x0.69 inches.

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

For Information, enter 672

Shaft couplings

SMC zero-backlash shaft couplings feature a flexible bellows that absorbs angular and parallel misalignments and help dampen vibration. The line of precision, constant-velocity couplings provide torque from 5 to 3,500 inch-oz.

Servometer Corp., 501 Little Falls Rd., Cedar Grove, NJ 07009; FAX (973) 267-0756;

For Information, enter 673

Linear guide

Featuring 300 Series stainless steel construction for corrosion resistance, the HSR-M-2A LM guide has four rows of load-carrying balls between the rail and the block. On each side of the rail, two of the grooves are arranged in tiers, permitting the balls to contact the block at a 45 degree angle. A self-adjusting capability lets the guide maintain accuracy.

THK America, 200 E Commerce Dr., Schaumburg, IL 60173; FAX (847) 310-1182;

For Information, enter 674

Roll feed

The Zig-Zag Roll Feed moves material forward and back-and-forth, rather than just forward, to maximize material usage and cut waste. Features include a brushless ac servo motor, belt drive, linear guide, aircraft-grade aluminum feed body, and permanently lubricated bearings. The unit is programmable for diagonal and forward bridge amount, pattern angle and offset, number of lanes (up to 50), lane shift, acceleration, and speed (up to 600 strokes/minute).

Waddington Electronics, 25 Webb St., Cranston, RI 02920; FAX (401) 781-1650.

For Information, enter 675


Designed to provide high torque in a small envelope, Models XT-58B and XT-62B brakes have diameters of 2.44 inches and holding torques of 60 inch-lb. The XT-58B is 1.63 inches high; the XT-62B is 1.09 inches. A proprietary friction material enables XT Series brakes and clutches to consistently achieve coefficients of friction between 0.75 and 0.95.

Electroid Co., 45 Fadem Rd., Springfield, NJ 07081; FAX (973) 467-5656;

For Information, ente 676


Measuring 3.68x1.815x0.35 inches, the RTC-3000 stand-alone controller-amplifier can operate most small brush and brushless dc servo motors. The controller includes an amplifier, logic power supplies, and program interpreter with 32 kbits program memory and 32 kbits data storage. As many as 120 controllers can work together on an RS-485 network; other communications options are over RS-232 or between the controller and a host or PLC.

Animatics Corp., 3050 Tasman Dr., Santa Clara, CA 95054; FAX (408) 748-8725;

For Information, enter 677

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