Spindle drive for dc motors
A new drive β the GP16 precision spindle from maxon precision motors inc. β combined with a dc motor makes it possible to transform rotary motion into axial motion.
β’ Gearheads, motors, encoders, and controllers from maxon's standard program are used to drive the spindles; metric M6 spindle with a self-locking function, or a 5-mm ballscrew for efficiency, high load capacity, and no self-locking β’ Axial bearing withstands high tractive and compressive spindle forces β’ 14 planetary gearhead reduction ratios are available, from 4.4 to 850:1 β for feed forces of 35 to 370 N, and to 400 N for short durations β’ Nine different brushed and brushless motors may be used to drive the system; controllers feature a wide range of functions as well as CANopen or EtherCAT
(508) 677-0520 β’ maxonmotorusa.com
Direct-drive rotary stage
CCS series rotary stages from Aerotech Inc. feature integrated captured collet chucks to enable automated material handling.
β’ Collet chucks used with the CCS family accept C, D, or Levin-style collets from machine-tool component suppliers in sizes supporting tube diameters of 0.1 to 27 mm β for outstanding runout characteristics in applications requiring high-precision gripping of tubular material β’ Allows work-piece advance without manual realignment to compensate for axial tube motion during clamp/unclamp cycles β’ Mounting features on the housing support wet-cutting accessories; the stage tolerates moderate fluid leakage into the aperture β’ Direct-drive brushless motor technology means no brushes to replace and no gear trains or belts to maintain, plus quicker acceleration and higher speeds
(412) 967-6854 β’ aerotech.com/product-catalog/stages/rotary-stages.aspx
Tape-extension position sensor
WB25 Series Positape tape-extension position sensors from ASM Sensors Inc. suit applications requiring cable pulleys due to space limitations.
β’ Flexible, stainless steel measurement tape is 10-mm wide, 0.08-mm thick; tape dust wiper cleans the tape each time it is retracted into housing β’ Measures up to 12, 15, 20, or 25 m, depending on model β’ 0.5 to 10 V analog output, and 0.5 to 4.5 and 4 to 20 mA; Β±0.05% linearity of full scale; magnetic encoder translates linear motion into electrical signal
(630) 832-3202 β’ asm-sensor.com
Open-frame power supply
The MVAB120 Series 1U open-frame 120-W ac/dc power supply from Murata Power Solutions Inc. is suitable for industrial applications.
β’ 2 Γ 4 Γ 1.35-in. supply minimizes waste heat; delivers up to 75 W; single-output models include 12, 24, or 48 Vdc β’ 90 to 264 Vac and 120 to 300 Vdc input, withstands -10Β° to 50Β° C β’ Over-current, over-voltage, and over-temperature protections
(800) 233-2765 β’ murata-ps.com
Omega Engineering Inc. OSXL-I Series (FLIR I Series) thermal cameras are compact and lightweight.
β’ Point-and-shoot camera, focus-free lens stores up to 5,000 jpeg images with thumbnail image gallery β’ Easier, faster, more accurate, and safer to use than infrared thermometers β’ 2.8-in. LCD color display simplifies temperature reads, allowing location of energy loss and moisture damage, documentation, energized-equipment detection, uptime maximization
(800) 726-6342 β’ omega.com/pptst/OSXL-I_Series.html
An inching drive option from Rexnord Corp. is now available for the Falk V-Class gear drive.
β’ Inching drive enables full-load inching operation on the gear drive, allowing slow-speed operation of equipment for inspection and maintenance β’ Drive can also run continuously to prevent freeze-up of components in harsh or cold environments β’ Utilizes Falk Ultramite gear drive mounted to the main gear drive, coupled via an overrunning clutch β allowing automatic disengagement when main motor operates
(414) 643-3000 β’ falkv-class.com
E-Stop Button with illumination
A 30-mm Mount Illuminated Emergency Stop pushbutton from Banner Engineering Corp. combines status indication and safety.
β’ Highly visible illumination, integrates EZ-LIGHT logic β’ When button is pushed, the yellow illumination turns to a flashing red to alert operators of an emergency stop condition; yellow illumination can also turn to a steady red indication when a STOP condition exists by applying an external signal via the M12 QD connector β’ IP65-rated design and mounting base, lower installation costs; can be interfaced and series connected with CSS Series Hookup Cordsets β’ Flush (surface) mount models also available β’ Safe Break Action to ensure contacts open if block is separated from actuator β’ Push-to-stop, twist-to-release, or pull-to-release actuator and direct (positive) opening operation compliant with ANSI B11.19, ANSI NFPA79, ISO 13850 and IEC/EN 60204-1 Emergency Stop requirements and meets worldwide safety standards with a red button and yellow background
(888) 373.6767 β’ youtube.com/watch?v=qc2cwAd-VZk
Bonding withstands vibration, mechanical shock
MasterSil 153 two-component silicone from Master Bond features easy handling with a one to one mix ratio by weight and its paste consistency allows for precise application in electrical, aerospace and medical applications.
β’ Low exotherm and long working life of 5 to 7 hours at room temperature; self priming system, which enhances bonding abilities to a wide variety of similar and dissimilar substrates, including most metals, plastics, glass, ceramic and cured silicone rubber β’ Withstands -65Β° to over 400Β° F β’ 20-35 Shore A hardness improves repairability; excellent electrical insulation capabilities, superior water resistance
(201) 343-8983 β’ masterbond.com/properties/thermal-cycling-resistant-adhesives
The NITRA line of AutomationDirect pneumatic products has been extended to include air pilot valves, foot pedal valves, and manual control valves.
β’ AVS-5 series now includes single and double-pilot directional control air pilot valves, offering spring return or center-closed operation β’ NITRA CVS series directional control foot pedal valves are five-port (four-way) spool valves designed for non-electrical operator control applications; momentary or latching operation models, foot pedal valves feature a ΒΌ-in. NPT port with 0.80 flow coefficient β’ Manual valves in toggle-style hand lever, push-pull, and rotary-style hand lever models; aluminum alloy bodies, available port sizes from 1/8 to Β½-in. NPT with flow coefficients from 0.78 to 5.29
(800) 633-0405 β’ automationdirect.com/manual-air-valves