Worm gearboxes

Gearboxes are constructed of cast iron one-piece housings and feature a C-flange input and carbon steel shaft with either right-hand or dual-shaft output.

Features & benefits

  • Suitable for electric motors to reduce output speed, increase torque, change driving directions, or run two loads from one motor

  • Four frame sizes and six gear ratios from 5:1 to 60:1

  • Double-lipped embedded oil seals prevent leakage

  • Designed to change drive direction by 90°; mountable in any direction except motor pointing up; optional mounting bases available

  • Interchangeable compact design ensures OEM replacement

Automation Direct
(800) 633-0405
www.automationdirect.com/worm-gearboxes
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Cable transducer

SR1A-125 cable-extension transducers are rated to IP67 for rugged position feedback in wet environments and outdoor applications.

Features & benefits

  • 125 in. measurement range; mounting bracket provides multiple cable exit directions, allowing vertical or horizontal mounting

  • Constant-tension retractable stainless measuring cable easily attaches to object under motion

  • Measuring cable wraps around internal spring-loaded spool coupled to a precision sensor; spool produces voltage directly proportional to measuring cable for quick and easy installation

  • In stock for immediate shipping; M12 connector

Celesco Transducer Products Inc.
(800) 423-5483
www.celesco.com
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Conveyor chains

Megalife range of maintenance-free power and free conveyor chains suitable for packaging and food processing.

Features & benefits

  • Links with metal bushes and running rollers of sintered material, saturated with oil under vacuum conditions; built-in lubricant reservoir supplies links and rollers with lubricant; chains require no relubrication, remain clean throughout service life, induce no contamination

  • Low wearing, sintered metal running rollers reduce friction by up to 30%

  • Easy to dismantle, plastic and hardened steel conveyor-chain versions available: Chains with steel rollers perform from -40°C to 160°C; versions with plastic conveying rollers suitable to 80°C; available with pitches of 12.70 and 19.05 mm

iwis Drive Systems, LLC
Indianapolis, Ind.
(317) 821 3539
www.iwisusa.com
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Brushless motors

Modular BX4 series brushless dc servomotors have few components to eliminate the need for adhesive-bonded joints and deliver longer service life than mechanically commutated drives.

Features & benefits

  • Continuous torque to 12.2 mNm, flat gradient of the n/M characteristic curve

  • Available with integrated speed controller or encoder

  • Encoder is available in 32, 64, 128, or 256 quadrature impulses per revolution

  • Planetary gearheads (22F series) allow temporary torque increase to 1,500 mNm

  • Designed with one to four stages, the precision gearhead in (21 grade) steel offers finely graduated reduction ratios, and diameters can be combined in conformity with BX4 drives

MicroMo Electronics Inc.
(800) 807-9166
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Linear actuator

CGL15N/CGL20N actuator features caged technology for a maintenance-free design.

Features & Benefits

  • Seal mechanism, full size cover, and AFE-CA grease reduces dust

  • Synthetic resin cage with patented curvature cradles each ball and separates it from the next; spaces retain grease and act as a lubrication system

  • Combines low dust generation with high-speed capabilities

  • AP-C treated for high corrosion resistance

THK America Inc.
(847) 310-1111
www.thk.com
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Stepper motors

MAE HS series hybrid stepper motors are optimized for microstep operation.

Features & benefits

  • Frame sizes 17, 23, and 34 offer step resolutions of 1.8° (200 steps per rev) in full-step mode

  • Motor lengths from 1.614 to 5.591 in. and holding torques (bipolar) from 71 to 1,416 oz-in.

  • Precision-honed stators and ground rotors for tight air gap and improved performance; high-temperature grade neodymium iron-bore magnets; single or double-ended shaft extensions

  • Motor rotation can run clockwise or counterclockwise

  • Standard leads are 4, 6, or 8

Ametek Technical & Industrial Products
(330) 673-3452
www.ametektip.com
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Dual output encoders

HS35 encoders are designed for use as winch-turn counters in the draw-works systems of oil rigs.

Features & benefits

  • Hard-anodized metal housing, sealed connector, IS rating, dual bearings, and shaft seals for NEMA 4 and 13 (IP65) ratings

  • Supply simultaneous position feedback to two separate systems from a single encoder

  • Outputs can have different resolutions with use of interpolation; saves cost and space of a second encoder

BEI Industrial Encoders
(800) ENCODER
www.beiied.com
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Economical encoders

HC20 commutation encoders are priced 40% lower than previous models for use with brushless servo and step motors.

Features & benefits

  • Direct-read non-interpolated technology stems from a custom phased array ASIC

  • 5 to 26 Vdc operating range; rated to 120° C

  • Capable of up to 250 ppr; available with commutation tracks for 4, 6, or 8-pole brushless motors

  • 50 mm diameter; 36 mm mounting depth

  • Suited for NEMA 23 and 34 size brushless motors

Dynapar Corp.
(800) 873-8731
www.dynapar.com
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Ac motors

Sinochron ac motors offer encoder-free motion control with overspeed capability and zero slip.

Features & benefits

  • Rated at 0.25 to 10 kW

  • Eliminates need for an encoder in medium accuracy applications and produces torque equal to the next larger frame size of a standard ac motor

  • Exceeds EPACT 1 efficiency in fractional hp sizes, delivering 25 to 40% higher efficiency

  • Accuracy under 1° when coupled to a gearbox, or ±5° at the motor shaft

ABM Drives Inc.
(513) 576-1300
www.abm-drives.com
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Linear arc motors

LARC series linear arc motors are suitable for rotating large diameter mechanics that do not require fast acceleration or high torque.

Features & benefits

  • Operate from a three-phase motor controller in sinusoidal or six-state control mode and can be wound for voltages 24 to 400 V

  • Produce sinusoidal torque curves and have zero cogging

  • Low profile and high pole count; suitable for torque production or power generation

Applimotion Inc.
(916) 652-3118
www.applimotion.com
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Modular tachometer

UDM60 tachometer measures and processes two independent pulse signals and features dual 6-digit, backlit LCD display and dual analog indicator.

Features & benefits

  • Processes complex logic and math functions while maintaining an intuitive programming process through the panel-mounted keypad or UDMSoft software

  • Dual 6-digit microprocessor-based controller

  • Dual rate, speed, frequency, period measurement, and counter

  • 0.001% RDG basic accuracy with range from 0.001 Hz to 50 kHz

  • Inputs with both scaling and linearization

Carlo Gavazzi Inc.
(847) 465-6100
www.gavazzionline.com
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Track rollers

Graphalloy V-groove track rollers and cam followers solve difficult application problems involving high temperatures and acidic, corrosive, and washdown environments.

Features & benefits

  • Long life and self lubrication suitable for inaccessible installations, or where regular maintenance is difficult

  • Components withstand temperatures from cryogenic to 540° C and are dimensionally stable even when submerged or under load

  • Available in carbon, stainless steel, and other materials, in both stud and yoke types

Graphite Metallizing Corp.
(914) 968-8400
www.graphalloy.com
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Fiber optic rotary encoder

TD5207 nonmetallic fiber optic rotary encoder is designed for use in motion control systems operating in extreme electromagnetic fields.

Features & benefits

  • Encoder also serves as the control feedback for pneumatic or hydraulic drive systems

  • TD5207 sensor links to MR310 remote encoder interface module via a single fiber link up to 1,000 m long

  • MR310 module provides A/B quadrature signals, programmable analog outputs (both 4 to 20 mA and 0 to 10 V) and RS232/RS422/RS485 serial interface

  • Single fiber interface simplifies installation and connection

  • 200 ppr resolution in a 3-in. square flange housing; other configurations available

Micronor Inc.
(805) 499-0114
www.micronor.com
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Silicone cables

Motion Series Plus (MS+) silicone cables offer enhanced versatility for high-performance motion control systems.

Features & benefits

  • Integrates six power conductors and 20 signal wires in compact flat cable; 0.80 x 0.2 in.

  • May be placed side-by-side for maximum flexibility, or stacked for a compact cable bundle

  • Available with integrated Teflon tubing for transmission of fluids or gases, or with StripMount integrated mounting aid

  • Single axis design may be ganged for 1, 2, or 3 axes of servo motion

  • Operates from -65° to 260°C

Cicoil Corp.
(661) 295-1295
www.cicoil.com
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Motion control starter kits

All-inclusive MDrivePlus product line (combines motor, driver, controller, and encoder) now offers QuickStart kits to help speed design verification.

Features & benefits

  • Broad input V range, enhanced performance and speed, and reduced problems that occur with long cable runs and multiple drive systems

  • NEMA motor sizes 14, 17, 23, 34, and 42

  • Single sheet instruction guide, software/manuals CD, and connecting cables including communications converter and prototype development cable

  • Resonance is significantly damped over the entire speed range and audible noise reduced by controlling current flow

  • Operates from -40° to 85° C

Intelligent Motion Systems Inc.
(860) 295-6102
www.imshome.com
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Pressure transducers

PX409 high accuracy pressure transducers offer superior performance in a small 0.75-in. diameter package.

Features & benefits

  • Micro-machined silicon sensor offers high accuracy and long-term stability

  • Sensor protected by a stainless steel diaphragm, which transfers pressure to the sensor by a thin film of silicon oil

  • Ruggedized with a minimum of 4X overpressure protection and secondary containment rated to an even higher pressure

  • Suitable for oil and gas, industrial, automation, test, automotive, and aerospace applications; custom units available

Omega Engineering Inc.
(888) 556-6342
www.omegamation.com
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