Ladder interface software

Software simplifies programming and converts relay ladder-logic programs into optimized, deterministic code for compact RIO-471×0 PLC.

Features & benefits

  • Accommodates common ladder logic for easy visual I/O determination; graphical interface provides many object types, analog I/O

  • Command box for Galil two-letter commands; generates optimized RIO program, adds determinism

  • Software priced $195; includes all standard mathematical and logical operators

  • RIO-471×0 intelligent PLC priced $295 in single quantity; 32 digital I/O, 16 analog I/O, on-board RISC processor for quick I/O handling, Power-over- Ethernet, PID loops, timers, counters, Ethernet10/100Base-T and RS232 networking capabilities

Galil Motion Control Inc.
(800) 377-6329
www.galilmc.com
Circle 160

Fatigue-rated pancake load cell

New LCF701 pancake load cells, primarily used in inline applications, on actuators, and on threaded assembles, offer 2.0 mV/V output option, with a tension base.

Features & benefits

  • Replacing 1.0 mV/V standard over the next 18 months; built for long fatigue cycles, capacity to 200,000 lb

  • Stainless steel structure suitable for harsh environments; amplified version and threading for standard; metric available

  • Free calibration service in compression per NIST traceable standards

Futek Advanced Sensor Tech. Inc.
(949) 465-0900
www.futek.com
Circle 161

External linear actuator

New 28000 series (Size 11) doublestack external hybrid linear actuator incorporates rotating acme stainless steel lead screw into motor rotor.

Features & benefits

  • Shaft-to-leadscrew couplers unnecessary; replaces motor, coupler, leadscrew, nut

  • Engineering thermoplastic nut for trouble-free, long operation; resolutions from 0.003175 to 0.0508 mm per step, thrusts to 133 N without compromising life or cost

  • Standard external linear with 4 in. of visible lead screw; custom lead screw length and termination available

Haydon Switch & Instrument Inc.
(800) 243-2715
www.hsi-inc.com
Circle 162

Shaft and rail systems

Shaft and rail assemblies offer time and cost-saving alternative to purchasing and assembling individual components.

Features & benefits

  • System 1 includes 60 Plus precision case-hardened and ground shaft, two steel support blocks, choice of pillow block options; diameters 0.5 to 1.5 in., dynamic load capacity to 6,640 lb; suitable where load and deflection between supports is acceptable

  • System 2 includes continuous aluminum support rail; optional end stops prevent the carriage from sliding off the shaft; suitable where increased rigidity is needed

LEE Linear Inc.
(800) 221-0811
www.linearmotion.com
Circle 163

Servo drives and speed controls

CompletePower line of motion control products power all brushless, PMdc, BLdc, and stepper motors available from ElectroCraft.

Features & benefits

  • Compact drives built with the same form factor and accessories for easy OEM application; line includes three 4-quadrant brush-type (PMdc) servo drives and three 4-quadrant brushless (BLdc) servo drives: 11 to 70 Vdc, 18 to 60 A peak, 9 to 30 A continuous

  • Two 2-quadrant brushless (BLdc) speed control drives also available: 11 to 70 Vdc, 18 to 36 A peak, 9 to 18 A continuous

  • Two micro-stepping stepper motor drives; phase currents of 5 and 10 A

ElectroCraft Inc.
(800) 697-6715
www.electrocraft.com
Circle 164

Cushion, solid, finned, drive rollers

Newly expanded line of rollers includes more sizes, varieties, and materials of construction suitable for a myriad of industrial applications.

Features & benefits

  • Finned rollers provide softer grip for more gentle transport; solid rollers provide long service life; durable polyurethane or heat-resistant silicone optional

  • Durometers from A20 through D60 available for stud or shaft mounting; new rollers are made to specifications, or can be reverse-engineered from supplied parts; quick turnaround and reconditioning service offered

Vi-Cas Mfg.
(513) 791-7741
www.vi-cas.com
Circle 165

Couplings for encoders

Control-Flex couplings eliminate vibration and loosening issues, to deliver precision for feedback requirements of encoder applications.

Features & benefits

  • Center-disc design, parallel linkage system minimizes reaction forces due to transmission torque and unavoidable shaft misalignments

  • High parallel, angular, and axial shaft misalignment capabilities with considerably less sideloads on shaft bearings and seals

  • Clamp-style zero-backlash hubs electrically insulate flex components with low weight and inertia; single- flex disc version for standard torque capacity, two-flex disc version for increased capacity and torsional stiffness

Zero-Max Inc.
(800) 533-1731
www.zero-max.com/3D
Circle 166

Overload relays, IEC contactors

XT line of IEC contactors and overload relays, including XTCE and XTOB, are easy to install, featuring a modular design and compact frame.

Features & benefits

  • Suits applications up to 32 A (AC-3), 40 A (AC-1), and 3 PH motor applications up to 25 hp at 575 V

  • Positively driven contacts between integrated auxiliary contact modules, as well as within auxiliary contact modules

  • Dc-operated contactors have a built-in suppressor circuit

  • Meets IEC, UL, CSA, CCC, and CE standards

Omega Engineering Inc.
(203) 359-1660
www.omegamation.com
Circle 167

Clutch brakes

The 3590 Clutch Brake Positioning Control (CBPC) for closed-loop control operation in baggage handling applications works with packaged clutch brakes commonly used in luggage pusher equipment.

Features & benefits

  • One-board, microprocessorbased design simplifies and speeds initial setup

  • Input power of 120 Vac, ±10%, 50-60 Hz, single-phase, 300 VA maximum

  • Output: adjustable 0 to 90 Vdc pulse width modulated full wave rectified dc via keypad

  • Positioning and stopping accuracy less than ±4°

Warner Electric, an Altra Industrial Motion Co.
(800) 234-3369
www.warnerelectricacmotorbrake.com
Circle 168

Grid couplings

G-Flex grid couplings are based on state-of-the-art Bibby Transmissions design and accommodate for shaft misalignment and prevent vibration and damage to connected equipment.

Features & benefits

  • Spring steel grid flex element is shot peened to resist fatigue failure in demanding applications that experience frequent start cycles, torque pulsations, or other severe conditions

  • Interchangeable with industry-standard grid couplings

  • Two models available: 1000T10 features a horizontal split cover, for limited space applications; 1000T20 features a vertically split cover, for higher running speeds

TB Wood's Inc., an Altra Industrial Motion Co.
(888) 829-6637
www.tbwoods.com
Circle 169

Magnetic clutches, couplings

S90MCC-MTL series of magnetic clutches and couplings features no friction or wearing parts, uses no electricity, and has no magnetic particles to leak.

Features & benefits

  • Bores: 0.250, 0.375, 0.500, 0.625, 0.750, 0.875, and 1 in.
  • Unit lengths range from 1.65 to 3.11 in.
  • Torque ratings from 0.06 to 25 lb-in.
  • Accurate, repeatable torque control
  • Suits continuous slip with zero stick slip

Stock Drive Products/Sterling Instrument
(516) 328-3300
www.sdp-si.com
Circle 170

Single-axis stage

SCR100 stage is an ultrahigh precision, compact, single- axis stage that integrates a slide guide, encoder, and linear shaft motor.

Features & benefits

  • Linear shaft motor is a coreless direct drive linear motor, which has zero cogging for high resolution, speed, and continuous force

  • Moving magnet design locates all cables and connectors in the stationary base to eliminate motion errors due to cable forces

  • Precision ground cross roller way provides high stiffness and smooth motion

  • Supports high torque levels due to offset loads with travels from 50 to 300 mm

  • Built-in noncontact optical linear encoder available with resolutions from 1 µm to 10 nanometers with digital output

Nippon Pulse America Inc.
(540) 633-1677
www.nipponpulse.com
Circle 171

Limit switches

Mechanical limit switches are constructed of durable thermoplastic or rugged zinc alloy metal to withstand demanding environments.

Features & benefits

  • Six different body sizes, including popular industrial styles

  • Ten different contact configurations

  • Five different cable gland entry options

  • More than 50 different operating head/lever options, including push button, roller levers, and multi-directional levers

  • Smaller housings are filled with epoxy and pre-wired with a 1-m cable

Carlo Gavazzi
(847) 465-6100
www.gavazzionline.com
Circle 172

Servo couplings

Series BK8 couplings mount to flange output servo gearheads, providing a compact flexible interface between gearheads and driven components.

Features & benefits

  • Stainless steel bellows allow for a high level of torsional stiffness to be maintained while compensating for small misalignment between the mating components

  • Many sizes cover torque ratings from 15 to 1,500 Nm and for special applications up to 10,000 Nm

  • Can be made with a variety of coupling output hubs in addition to the traditional clamping hub, such as expanding shafts and tapered conical clamping hubs

  • Protect bearings and make alignment simpler

R+W America
(630) 521-9911
www.rw-america.com
Circle 173