Noncontact linear displacement transducer

Q21R programmable LDT works with a variety of magnets, adjusting signal strength accordingly.

FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • Stroke lengths from 5 to 180 in.
  • Low-profile package, IP 67 rating (IP 68 optional)
  • 0.001 in. internal resolution with 16-bit analog output
  • ±0.006% repeatability full stroke

TURCK INC.
Minneapolis, Min.
(800) 544-7769
www.turck.com
Circle 154

Linear displacement transducers

Micropulse AT model BRL6 magnetostrictive transducers provide superior positioning performance and reliability, and elminate mechanical linkage, and backlash error.

FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • 10 micron resolution, 200 μm linearity, and 10 micron repeatability
  • Updates position signal every twomsec
  • Re-homing not required on powerup

BALLUFF INC.
Florence, Ky.
(800) 543-8390
www.balluff.com
Circle 155

Multi-axis controllers

High performance PC/104-bus multi-axis motion controllers harness the power of DSP chips to provide S-curve, trapezoidal, velocity contouring, and electronic gearing motion profile modes.

FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • 64 kB dual-port RAM
  • ±10-V differential analog or PWM motor outputs
  • Eight uncommitted discrete output lines (TTL or up to 50 V)
  • Eight discrete input lines and eight analog input channels from 0 to 5 V

CITO SYSTEMS
Sunnyvale, Calif.
(408) 738-4721
www.citosys.com
Circle 156

Linear guide coverstrips

BAC Coverstrips for Ball Monorail are an alternative to traditional plastic caps, covering counterboard mounting holes in profile rail used in precision linear guideway assemblies.

FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • 5 mm thick
  • Contamination and wiper protection
  • No loss of reference surface
  • Easy installation

SCHNEEBERGER INC.
Bedford, Mass.
(800) 854-6333
www.schneeberger.com
Circle 157

Rack and pinion drives

These rack & pinion drives eliminate system backlash with a split-pinion and dual-pinion arrangement, offering ultra-precise positioning and repeatability.

FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • Positioning accuracy during acceleration, deceleration, direction of travel reversals
  • Axial spring loads one pinion half against the other
  • Electrically preloaded dual-pinion drives employ two motors

ATLANTA DRIVE SYSTEMS INC.
Wall Township, N.J.

(800) 505-1715
www.atlantadrives.com
Circle 158

Caged-ball technology

Innovative bearing separator technique expands to larger linear guides and heavy load ballscrews.

FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • HBN Ball Screws outperform hydraulic cylinders, handling loads up to 118 kN over a 48 mm stroke at speeds to 3.8 m/min (130,000 DN)
  • Ballscrews rated for 100,000 cycles and are suited for high-temperature operation (no variation in performance from 20 to 80°C)
  • SNS300 LM Guides with Caged Ball Technology are for large-scale applications, with 540 × 976-mm blocks riding on 300-mm wide rails

THK AMERICA INC.
Schaumburg, Ill.
(800) 763-5459
www.thk.com
Circle 159

Gearhead mounting systems

The Micron Gearhead RediMount Motor Mounting System has a three-step procedure to allow all Micron gearheads to be mounted to any available motor.

FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • Fast and easy changeover to swap motors in the field
  • Self-aligning hub maintains concentricity between motor shaft and gearhead
  • Pre-installed pinion
  • Modular design

DANAHER MOTION
Wood Dale, Ill.
(866) 993-2624
www.DanaherMotion.com
Circle 160

Interface boards

The new DB-28104 mounts directly to the DMC 21×3 Ethernet motion controller to perform interpolation of up to four sinusoidal encoders.

FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • 3.510 × 3.075 in.
  • High-resolution position feedback
  • Accepts quadrature signals
  • Offers new software command to program the number of interpolated counts per cycle

GALIL MOTION CONTROL INC.
Rocklin, Calif.
(800) 377-6329
www.galilmc.com
Circle 161

Machine vision sensors

S24 family of vision sensors simplifies the transition from light barriers and other simple forms of sensing, bringing intelligent control within reach of many applications.

FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • Teach-in operation
  • LED ring light
  • Adjusts automatically to ambient light
  • Resolves features down to 0.05 mm
  • Registers up to 20 parts per second
  • Capabilities include pattern matching, spatial measurements, position feedback, and roundness and angle sensing

VISION CONTROL
Hudson, N.H.
(603) 598-2588
www.vision-comp.com
Circle 132

Hybrid step motors

Sub-miniature hybrid step motors offer higher holding and running torque values.

FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • 0.79 in. (20 mm) square
  • 1.8° per step
  • 2.5 oz-in. holding torque with a bipolar driver current of 600 mA per phase
  • 6.5 ž phase resistance at 25°C ambient temperature
  • 0.157 in. (4 mm) shaft provided for mechanical coupling

GEE PLUS INC.
Elgin, S.C.
(803) 408-3009
www.geeplus.biz
Circle 163

Servomotor amplifiers

Geo PMAC 400 and 600 amplifiers are suitable for a range of applications.

FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • Embedded motion controller can be programmed for many motions; includes PLC, CNC, gantry, and robot features
  • 240 Vac power input, 624 Vdc control for 32 digital inputs and 16 digital outputs
  • Supports a variety of motor types, power ranges, and user interfaces; Ethernet TCP/IP and Modbus TCP connectivity

DELTA TAU DATA SYSTEMS INC.
Chatsworth, Calif.
(818) 998-2095
www.deltatau.com
Circle 164

Internal locking assemblies

Internal Locking Assemblies for shaft/hub connections provide higher torque and axial capacities in rotating machinery.

FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • Self-centering and non-self-centering units available
  • Self-contained with locking screws
  • RfN 7012 features double-tapered thrust rings with self-releasing tapers for shafts 3/4 to 8 in. and 19 to 1,000 mm
  • RfN 7013 comes in flange and straight-through types for shafts 1 to 4 in. and 20 to 150 mm

RINGFEDER CORP.
Westwood, N.J.
(800) 245-2580
www.ringfeder.com
Circle 165

Linear actuators

Size 8 hybrid external linear actuator replaces four components - motor, coupling, lead screw, and nut.

FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • 21 mm square (0.8 in.)
  • Resolutions of 0.0015 to 0.04mm per full step
  • 4.5 kg (10 lb) thrust
  • 4 in. visible lead screw with optional customization available

HAYDON SWITCH & INSTRUMENT INC.
Waterbury, Conn.
(800) 243-2715
www.hsi-inc.com
Circle 166

Servo insert couplings

ADS-Servo Insert Couplings deliver high torsional stiffness while allowing vibration damping for CNC controls.

FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • Optimizes the servo loop for maximum gain while minimizing or eliminating resonance
  • 10 to 655 Nm torque (89 to -5,895 lb-in.) with bore sizes 6 to 60mm (0.25 to 2.5in.)
  • High speed balancing for spindle applications available

RIMTEC CORP.
Addison, Ill.
(630) 628-0036
www.rimteccorporation.com
Circle 167

Controllers and drivers

SilverNugget I-Grade controllers/drivers use standard DB connectors and offer simple programming language.

FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • 8-kHz servo loop rates
  • 3.5 and 10A versions
  • 32k non-volatile memory
  • RS-232/RS-485 ports
  • 7 bi-direction I/Os

QUICKSILVER CONTROLS INC.
San Dimas, Calif.
(888) 660-3801
www.quicksilvercontrols.com
Circle 168

Ethernet connectivity

The SJ-EN Ethernet option board provides the SJ300 and L300P families of ac inverters with a high-performance, easy-to-use Ethernet interface.

FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • Installs in one of the inverter's two internal option board extension slots
  • Connects to network with a RJ45 connector
  • Uses MODBUS/TCP protocol
  • Six LEDs, 8-position DIP-switch
  • No special software or hardware required

HITACHI AMERICA LTD., POWER AND INDUSTRIAL DIVISION
Tarrytown, N.Y.
(914) 524-6645
www.hitachi.us
Circle 169

Linear brake

Profile Rail brake is spring-engaged and air-released for high efficiency.

  • Cost effective, easily integrated into profile rail systems, kept disengaged without pressure
  • Normally closed, directional control valve is open to the air supply when energized
  • During power-off, air is allowed to escape and the springs apply clamping force directly to guide rail center web

NEXEN GROUP INC.
Vadnais Heights, Minn.
(651) 484-5900
www.nexengroup.com
Circle 170