Industrial shock absorber

Miniature SC 650-HC shock absorber is capable of rapid repeat strokes

FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • Pressure chamber with metered orifices
  • Quick rod-ready time for faster cycling and production
  • Suitable for packaging and rotary-actuated equipment

ACE CONTROLS INC.
Farmington, Mich.
(248) 476-0213
www.acecontrols.com
Circle 227

Step driver

Compact two-phase driver microsteps motors from NEMA 14 to 34 with 20 to 40 Vdc.

FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • 2.95 × 4.96 × 1.26 in.
  • Dip switch settings for 2, 5, 10, 16, 20, 32, 40, and 64 steps per step
  • Idle current 50% of running current, activated within 0.5 sec after the last pulse

SOURCE ENGINEERING INC.
Santa Clara, Calif.
(408) 980-9822
www.sei-automation.com
Circle 228

Multi-axis motion controllers

Power control functions and connectivity options make new servocontroller easier to use.

FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • Control rotary, linear, and direct-drive motor applications
  • Operating modes include point-to-point positioning, multi-axis interpolation, and gear ratio or cam profile following
  • Plug-and-play cabling, seamless communication
  • Simple two-character command set

YASKAWA ELECTRIC
Waukegan, Ill.
(800) 927-5292
www.yaskawa.com
Circle 229

Stepper motor I/O modules

Low-cost I/O modules make versatile stepmotor drives while reducing wiring complexity.

FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • Control and drive small steppers up to 200 W at 64 steps/period
  • KL2531 delivers 1.5 A per phase in a compact 12-mm wide module
  • KL2541 packs a 5-A power stage as well as an integrated incremental-encoder interface in a 24-mm wide module

BECKHOFF AUTOMATION LLC
Burnsville, Minn.
(952) 890-0000
www.beckhoffautomation.com
Circle 230

Hybrid ballscrews

Ceramic balls make new ballscrews heartier and more precise.

FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • Silicon nitride (ceramic) rolling elements eliminate micro-welding in ball nut
  • Long life, low-friction operation
  • Less lubricant required
  • Available in many sizes from 6 mm (diam.) × 3 mm (pitch) to 40 mm × 10 mm

STEINMEYER INC.
Bedford, Mass.
(800) 297-6403
www.steinmeyer.com
Circle 231

Motor combo

INTEGRAmotor consists of a brushless dc motor and speed control for reduced wiring and assembly.

FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • 24 Vdc input, 1 to 2,500 rpm output
  • Accepts ±5 Vdc for speed control or direction
  • With or without gearbox, hollow-shafts models allow direct load connection
  • OEM motor with open-loop voltage-mode PWM and two-channel encoder also available

BODINE ELECTRIC CO.
Chicago, Ill.
(800) 726-3463
www.bodine-electric.com
Circle 232

Geared motors

Three-phase BG series helical geared motors are engineered to drive machines and equipment of all types.

FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • Power from 0.075 to 50 hp, output speeds of 0.3 to 540 rpm, and torque of 177 to 163,700 lbf-in.
  • Two-stage design with a wide range of mounting options
  • Insulated enameled copper wire stator winding, aluminum die cast cage rotor, and high tensile and case-hard gear wheels

DANFOSS BAUER
Somerset, N.J.
(732) 469-8770
www.namc.danfoss.com
Circle 233

AC servomotor controller

Servo amplifier/controller dictates actuator's position, distance, or torque.

FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • Executes 117 steps when seven controllers are slaved together from one PLC
  • Five palletizing steps move two axes sequentially through pallets of up to 10,000 rows by 10,000 columns
  • Position accuracy of ±0.005 to ±0.025 mm
  • Interface software features “teaching” positions by moving actuators manually or under power

SMC CORP.
Tustin, Calif.
(714) 669-0941
www.smcusa.com
Circle 234

Digital drives

Newest members of the SimplIQ servo drive family, the high power density 6 Tuba models range in power output from 3.32 kW (12 A/230 V) to 10 kW (20 A/460 V).

FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • 9.7 × 7.4 × 3.6 in., weighs less than 5.9 lb
  • Built-in power supply provides direct ac input from 115 Vac to 460 Vac at 50/60 Hz
  • CANopen DS301 with full implementation of DS402
  • Binary interpreter enables quick simultaneous Canopen and serial RS232 communications

ELMO MOTION CONTROL
Westford, Mass.
(978) 399-0034
www.elmomc.com
Circle 235

Compact starters

Soft start, bypass and soft stop functions — along with built-in motor protection — prevent overload, heating, phase sequence and imbalance, excess start time, shorted SCR, and supply faults.

FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • Switches 18 to 200 A from 200 to 575 Vac
  • Easily retrofits into switchboards or motor control cubicles; does not require additional ventilation or external bypass contactors
  • Three frame sizes and 11 models available
  • Eight user-selected operating parameters, including current limits, motor trip class, and phase sequence protection

SAFTRONICS INC.
Fort Myers, Fla.
(239) 693-7200
www.saftronics.com
Circle 236

Discflex couplings

Zero-backlash motion control coupling line has been expanded to include miniature disc couplings in both single and double disc styles.

FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • Up to 10,000 rpm, high strength and torsional stiffness, and low inertia

  • Outside diameters from 15 to 57 mm in both Nomar clamp and set screw style

  • Bore sizes from ⅛ to 1¼ in.

  • Aluminum and acetal center spacers

RULAND MANUFACTURING CO.
Marlborough, Mass.
(508) 485-1000
www.ruland.com
Circle 237

Rotary absolute encoder

Compact encoder offers high accuracy for applications requiring absolute positioning.

FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • Delivers precise distance and angle measurements

  • Precision ball bearings, stainless steel shaft (3-mm to 0.25-in. diam.), aluminum housing (58-mm diam.)

  • Serial, parallel, and multiplexed Gray code or natural binary output

GURLEY PRECISION INSTRUMENTS
Troy, N.Y.
(800) 759-1844
www.gpi-encoders.com
Circle 238