Low weight couplings

CD couplings with aluminum hubs have low weight and low inertia, making them ideal for servomotor and other precision motion control applications.

FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • High torsional stiffness, zerobacklash, transmits torque on par with steel hub versions with a 15 to 20% increase in rpm rating
  • Single disc models run at 5,200 to 17,000 rpm and offer a torsional stiffness of 1,800 to 41,485 lb-in./deg
  • Double disc types run at 4,400 to 17,000 rpm and measure 850 to 20,196 lb-in./deg in torsional stiffness
  • Sizes range from 1.85 to 6 in. diameter in clamp, keyway, and set screw styles

ZEROMAX INC.

Plymouth, Minn.
(800) 533-1731
www.zero-max.com
Circle 188

Roller guides

Type-SRW guide features rollers with an L/D of 1.5 or better for increased rigidity.

FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • Rail widths available from 70 to 150 mm; curved synthetic-resin cage cradles each roller for uniform alignment and no skewing
  • Spaces between rolling elements retain grease for long-term operation
  • Pitching moment 1.5 times that of SRG-Type LM guide

THK AMERICA INC.

Schaumberg, Ill.
(847) 310-1111
www.thk.com
Circle 189

Servo controls

MicroFlex servo controls improve servomotor speed, smoothness, and resolution while driving down costs.

FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • Single axis drive works with rotary as well as linear brushless servo motors
  • Accepts incremental encoder, synchronous serial interface encoder, or Hall sensor feedback, selectable in software
  • Runs on single or three-phase 115 to 230 Vac power
  • Configurable for torque or velocity control or step and direction input

BALDOR ELECTRIC COMPANY

Fort Smith, Ark.
(800) 828-4920
www.baldor.com
Circle 190

Linear actuators

Size 34 hybrid linear actuators incorporate optical encoders that resolve movements down to 0.0005 in.

FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • Actuator generates up to 500 lb of thrust at a resolution of 0.0005 to 0.005 in. per step
  • Integrated encoder produces high-resolution feedback (up to 8,192 pulses/rev) in the form of a two-channel quadrature TTL squarewave signal
  • Operating temperature of -40° to 100°F

HAYDON SWITCH & INSTRUMENT INC.

Waterbury, Conn.
(800) 243-2715
www.hsi-inc.com
Circle 191

Programmable tilt switch

MCL Single Axis Programmable Tilt Switch can be factory or user configured to trip at any angle in its ±45° sensing range.

FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • 4.5 to 28 V single power supply
  • Unidirectional and bi-directional open collector outputs
  • Relatively immune to temperature changes, which causes hysteresis errors in most mercury and gravity ball switches

THE FREDERICKS COMPANY

Huntingdon Valley, Pa.
(215) 947-2500
www.frederickscom.com
Circle 192

Brushless dc motors

Responsive compact motor features high torque to size ratio in a stainless steel housing.

FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • Peak torque of 10 oz/in. at 7,000rpm
  • Small size, 0.75 in. diameter and 3.4in. length
  • 1.43 msec mechanical time constant, 0.15 msec electrical
  • Incorporates 96-line, two-channel quadrature encoder

SERVO MAGNETICS INC.

Canoga Park, Calif.
(818) 346-3113
www.servomag.com
Circle 193

Free ac-drive software

WIN-trAC software simplifies use of WF2 drives.

  • Windows-based program for control, configuration, monitoring, and diagnosis
  • RS485/Modbus protocol, allows single and multi-drop use for stand-alone and networked drives
  • Suitable for single-drive, point-to-point applications

TB WOOD'S INC.

Chambersburg, Pa.
(717) 267-2900
www.tbwoods.com
Circle 194

Linear encoder

Miniature LIDA 400-series scales offer grating pitch of 20 µm.

  • Generous mounting tolerances, scanning-head height of 12 mm, scanning area of 14.5 sq. mm is more forgiving of contamination
  • Resolutions down to 50 µm with MAP scanning to allow for large variations in the gap between reticle and scale
  • Integrated reference mark repeatable to one measuring step; mark and limit-switch signals output in parallel through 3.7-mm encoder cable, to minimize its effect on moving parts
  • Available for 1 Vpp and TTL interfaces

HEIDENHAIN CORP.

Schaumburg, Ill.
(847) 490-1191
www.heidenhain.com
Circle 195

Brushless dc motors

BS-Series brushless dc servomotors employ star-connected windings to generate maximum torque from relatively little current.

FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • Max torque: 28.7 oz-in., max speed: 16,000 rpm
  • 86% efficiency, no-load current: 0.129 A
  • Skewed windings reduce torque ripple (torque constant is 5.93 to 10.64 oz-in./A)
  • 44 × 90 mm footprint
  • Optional planetary gearhead boosts torque to 16 Nm (continuous), 20 Nm (intermittent)

MICROMO ELECTRONICS INC.

Clearwater, Fla.
(800) 807-9166
www.micromo.com
Circle 196

Modular frequency inverters

KWF frequency inverter modules attach to servomotors, forming compact, integrated servodrives.

FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • 2kVA (max) inverter module forms single housing with motor
  • Integrated cold plate removes heat and saves space
  • Single communication interface (CANopen or RS232)
  • Connect and drive multiple independent axes, 1-msec cycle time

AMK DRIVES AND CONTROLS INC.

Richmond, Va.
(804) 222-0323
www.amkdrives.com
Circle 197

Linear guides

DryLin WQ square rails ensure loads are evenly distributed and decrease friction.

FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • Plastic liners feature engineered polymer, iglide J200, which reduces friction by 20% and wear rates by 34%
  • 20 and 6 mm, with other sizes forthcoming
  • Adaptable plastic liner for floating and realignment

IGUS INC.

East Providence, R.I.
(888) 803-1895
www.igus.com
Circle 198

Motor control ICs

MC73110 Motor Control ICs incorporate digital current loop to maximize the performance of brushless dc motors and eliminate manual adjustments.

FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • Operates as stand-alone controller or as a programmable axis controller using serial commands
  • Three operating modes — internal velocity profile, velocity mode (external command), torque mode (external command)
  • Accepts analog as well as digital commands, and encoder and Hall sensor input
  • Functions include current loop compensation, trajectory generation, velocity loop, and choice of 6-step or sinusoidal commutation

PMD INC.

Lincoln, Mass.
(781) 674-9860
www.pmdcorp.com
Circle 199

Power transmission belts

Aramid-reinforced belts are designed for low- and high-speed drives for the life of the equipment.

FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • Synchroforce Extreme belt features aramid cord tension members for reinforcement, and is ideal for drives running at low speeds
  • Synchroforce Supreme features aramid fiber reinforcement and is ideal for machines subjected to high dynamic stress and higher speeds

CONTITECH POWER TRANSMISSION GROUP

Montvale, N.J.
(800) 654-0974
www.contitech-usa.com
Circle 200

Alignment systems

Rotalign ULTRA shaft/coupling alignment systems feature a large backlit color screen and keyboard.

FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • Lightweight computer powered by rechargeable battery
  • USB and Bluetooth connectivity for interface with printers and PCs
  • Single beam technology with a 5-axis 2-plane sensor and built-in electronic position detector
  • Water-, shock-, and dust-proof to IP65

LUDECA INC.

Miami, Fla.
(305) 591-8935
www.ludeca.com
Circle 201

Dynamic rod locks

Linear motion devices brake and hold pneumatically actuated loads, allowing electronic controllers to slow or stop action without relying solely on the cylinder itself.

FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • Spring-engaged actuation, air or manual release
  • Large clamp-to-rod contact surface generates high clamping/holding force
  • Low backlash, accurate stopping and holding
  • Fits standard cylinder rods (16 to 32 mm, 0.625 to 1.375 in.)
  • Safe on soft rod and rail guide material
  • IP67 rated for washdown

NEXEN GROUP INC.

Vadnais Heights, Minn.
(651) 286-1054
www.nexengroup.com
Circle 202

Shaft locking devices

SLD keyless shaft locking devices attach shafts to hubs without machining or additional assembly labor.

FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • Adjustable and releasable mechanical shrink fit for multiple bore sizes in low to high-speed operations
  • Transmits high-torque and axial loads
  • Accomodates reversing — dynamic or shock loading
  • Eliminates keys, keyways, splines, and fretting corrosion costs

LOVEJOY INC.

Downers Grove, Ill.
(630) 852-0500
www.lovejoy-inc.com
Circle 203

Linear displacement sensors

R-Series Temposonics magnetostrictive position sensors are easier than ever to use thanks to built-in diagnostics and remote programmability.

FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • Analog and digital serial outputs
  • 1 µm resolution, ±0.01% linearity, ±0.001% repeatabilityFS
  • Shock rated to 100 g, vibration to 25 g/10-2,000 Hz
  • Reverse polarity and over-voltage (36 Vdc) protection
  • Program using PC software or in-line pushbutton

MTS SYSTEMS CORP.

Cary, N.C.
(919) 677-0100
www.mtssensors.com
Circle 204

Programmable logic controller

PLC on a Chip Module is a single chip programmable logic controller mounted in a module for quick and easy use.

FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • Programmed by EZ Ladder PC-based software featuring ladder diagram and function block programming
  • Embedded quickly into OEM products like sensors, drives, custom controls, and valve assemblies
  • Easily integrated with I/O and power supply
  • 512 Kb flash memory, 4 Kb EEPROM memory, and 14 Kb RAM memory

DIVELBISS CORP.

Fredericktown, Ohio
(800) 245-2327
www.divelbiss.com
Circle 205

Integrated controller

SMLC-Lite is PLC and ServoWire motion controller in one.

FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • Suitable for 1 to 3 ??? axis systems
  • Supports brushless rotary and linear actuators, dcbrush motors, voice coils operating from 24 Vdc to 460 Vac
  • Hardware: Intel Celeron processor, integrated WAGO 750-Series Profibus DP, Ethernet, FireWire networked I/O, configurable over ServoWire network
  • Software: QNX real-time operating system, 3S CoDeSys IEC 61131-3 software, program language suite, charting tools, PLCopen library

ORMEC

Rochester, N.Y.
(800) 656-7632
www.ormec.com
Circle 206

Motion control cards

Motion control card uses an Ethernet bus to communicate data and supply power at the same time.

FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • Allows implementation of several protocols (TCP-IP, http, etc.) already embedded in operating system
  • Utilizes IEEE 802.3af standard, allowing card to be powered from Ethernet cable up to 15 W
  • Embedded RISC processor provides 4 quadrants, 32 bits PID regulator to refresh up to 4 KHz

FIVECO

Lausanne, Switzerland
www.fiveco.com
Circle 207

Brush and brushless servomotors

Series of brushed and brushless servomotors are designed as a drop-in replacement and engineered to reduce torque ripple for smooth operation.

FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • SE500 series of eight brushed offers 23 to 500 W
  • SE600 series of eight low inertia brushless offers 30 to 1500 W
  • SE700 series of 12 medium inertia brushless offers 50 to 7000 W
  • Hall signals U, V, and W standardon SE700 and SE600, and 0.3% torque
  • 1000 line differential encoders on the SE500, and 2000 line differential encoders on the SE600 and SSE700

TRUST AUTOMATION INC.

San Luis Obispo, Calif.
(805) 554-0761
www.trustautomation.com
Circle 208

Linear position sensors

Magnetostrictive position sensors incorporate captive slides, offering an easy upgrade path in traditional rodless position-sensing applications.

FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • Resolution down to 2 µm, repeatability to 6 µm
  • Absolute linearity ±30 µm over stroke lengths from 100 to 4,500 mm
  • Ball coupling provides flexible link to moving part without sacrificing measurement accuracy
  • Noncontact floating position markers translate to unlimited mechanical life and traverse speed
  • Withstands shock and vibration up to 100 g/12 g and operating temperatures from -40° to 85° C

NOVOTECHNIK U.S. INC.

Southborough, Mass.
(508) 485-2244
www.novotechnik.com
Circle 209

Metric leadscrews

Thomson leadscrews are available in diameters from 10 to 24 mm.

FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • Leads from 2 to 45 mm, suitable for positioning light to medium loads quickly
  • Supernut-brand nut eliminates backlash, DIN 103-compliant thread forms available
  • Metric XC-Series leadscrew with ActiveCAM provides rigid stainless cam for biasing, for high axial stiffness and minimal drag

DANAHER MOTION

Wood Dale, Ill.
(866) 993-2624
www.danahermotion.com
Circle 210

Isolation transformers

Standard range of transformers are designed for servo and small motor drives.

FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • 0.5 to 5 KVA rating
  • Electrically isolated primary and secondary windings of solid copper
  • UL system operates in enclosures with ambient temperatures to 55°C
  • Minimizes noise and protects from EMI sources on power system

CONTROLLED MAGNETICS INC.

Brighton, Mich.
(810) 844-0667
www.controlledmagnetics.com
Circle 211

Piezoelectric force sensors

Dynamic sensors measure force in compression, tension, and impact modes.

FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • Better than strain-gage sensors at measuring faster, shorter-duration events in crimping, stamping, and punching applications
  • Ring, three-component ring, link, impact, penetration, and strain styles available
  • ICP and charge output versions; signal conditioning optional

PCB PIEZOTRONICS INC.

Depew, N.Y.
(888) 684-0004
www.pcb.com
Circle 212

High-torque dc motors

Brush-commutated dc motors are ideal for applications requiring the power and size of an ironless core/coreless motor.

FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • 22-mm motor runs at up to 8,500 rpm, generating up to 10.2 oz-in. of peak torque
  • Skewed five-slot armature and bonded neodymium iron boron magnets improve power and torque density
  • Options include cables, shaft-mounted pulleys and gears, ball bearings, optical encoders, and planetary gearheads

PENNENGINEERING MOTION TECHNOLOGIES

Harleysville, Penn.
(877) 748-8626
www.pennmotion.com
Circle 213