Ac motor drives

ACS 800 harmonic motor drives save space and eliminate filters and transformers often required to reduce harmonics.

FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • Compact, stand-alone units incorporate active converters to eliminate low-order harmonics and front-end line filters to reduce frequencies above 1 kHz
  • Wall-mount versions ranging from 7.5 to 125 hp operate on 208-240 Vac; cabinet-built configurations from 125 to 2,800 hp use either 380-500 Vac or 525-690 Vac
  • Programmable I/O, alphanumeric multilingual control panel, menu help with parameter settings, and optional filters and extensions
  • Meet harmonic standards IEEE519-1992 and G5/4
  • Protection class of UL Type 1; UL Type 12 (IP54) optional

ABB INC.
New Berlin, Wis.
(800) 752-0696
www.abb-drives.com
Circle 115

Universal joints

Needle bearing universal joints for steering and shift-linking applications incorporate high-strength alloy steel yokes with permanently sealed drawn-cup needle bearing and forged cross.

FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • Pre-lubricated, double O-ring seals provide precise positioning and continuous operation
  • Speeds to 5,000 rpm
  • Rigid axial stiffness for push/pull loads
  • Hub materials include alloy with or without plating, stainless and forged steel, and extruded aluminum

BELDEN INC.
Broadview, Ill.
(708) 344-4600
www.beldenuniversal.com
Circle 116

Turn steppers into servos

SilentStep control software lets stepmotors run like servos by optimizing torque, precision, and noise.

FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • Patented software technology
  • Reduces resonance and noise by up to 75%
  • Efficient control technique maximizes torque, eliminating need to over-size motor

AGILE SYSTEMS
Waterloo, Ontario
(519) 886-2000
www.agile-systems.com
Circle 117

Compact couplings

Servo coupling body EK/GS and clamp collar KLR61x120 connect mid-sized shafts for backlash-free operation.

FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • All-steel construction handles torque spikes; fail-safe jaw design
  • Clamp collars ⅜ to 2 in. shorter than other couplings for similar shaft sizes
  • Halves pull apart when screws are loosened for easy removal and installation
  • Elastomer spider design can be substituted with optional bellows element for stiffness

GERWAH USA
Atlanta, Ga.
(800) 211-3968
www.gerwahusa.com
Circle 118

End effectors

Servo grippers EGN 100 and EZN 64 are powered by integrated motors.

FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • Encoders provide feedback
  • Two control modes for control over force, position, or speed
  • Eliminate the need for air supply in cases where the gripper is the only pneumatic component

SCHUNK INC.
Morrisville, N.C.
(800) 772-4865
www.schunk-usa.com
Circle 119

Modular tooling

Modular end tooling is easily configured for flexible modular automation in a variety of material handling applications.

FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • Robust design made of lightweight aluminum
  • Mounts to robot in end-mount cantilever style or mid-mount configuration
  • Quick disconnect air and electrical ports
  • 360° positioning
  • Base or flange-mount tool changer with four air ports and air shutoff

DE-STA-CO
Madison Heights, Mich.
(248) 397-6700
www.destaco.com
Circle 120

Leadscrews

Anti-backlash W-Series nuts minimize backlash at screw interface.

FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • Made of self-lubricating polyacetal for low drag torque, especially on precision rolled leadscrews
  • Can be lubed for life of coupled motor, or run lubrication free when combined with PTFE-coated screws
  • Preload two threaded nut halves without sacrificing efficiency; compatible with size 14, 17, and 23 linear actuators

HAYDON SWITCH AND INSTRUMENT INC.
Waterbury, Conn.
(800) 243-2715
www.hsi-inc.com
Circle 121

Permanent magnet motors, drives

Ecoheart permanent magnet motors and drives achieve 10% higher efficiency than induction motors by reducing internal loss by 50%.

FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • Sinusoidal motor current waveform achieves low torque ripple, vibration, noise, and harmonics
  • Reduce volume by 50% and weight by 35%

HITACHI AMERICA LTD., POWER & INDUSTRIAL DIV.
Tarrytown, N.Y.
(914) 524-6645
www.hitachi.us/inverters
Circle 122

Microstepping drive

Ion microstepping digital drive is a fully enclosed module that provides motion control, network connectivity, and amplification in a compact, easy-to-use package for dc brush, brushless, and step- motors.

FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • Up to 256 μsteps/step resolution
  • S-curve, trapezoidal, velocity contouring, and electronic gearing profiles
  • 500-W capability; 8 A continuous, 15 A peak current
  • 102 sec servo loop rate

PERFORMANCE MOTION DEVICES INC.
Lincoln, Mass.
(781) 674-9860
www.ion-digital-drive.com
Circle 123

Multipurpose couplings

Motion control couplings are available in several styles, including beam, Oldham, mini-jaw, bellows, mini-soft, mini-disc, and curved jaw.

FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • Compensate for parallel, angular, and axial misalignments
  • Speeds to 31,800 rpm
  • Temperatures to 300° F
  • Zero backlash

LOVEJOY INC.
Downers Grove, Ill.
(630) 852-0500
www.lovejoy-inc.com
Circle 124

Micro brushless motors

Micro motor features ceramic air bearing design for high speed and quiet operation at high temperatures.

FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • 20-mm size with 3 to 5-μm gap between bearings
  • 12 Vdc operating voltage; 70 mA load current
  • Speeds to 10,000 rpm
  • Operating temperatures from 0° to 90° C

SANYO DC MICRO MOTOR DIV.
Bensenville, Ill.
(630) 694-8230
www.sanyo.com
Circle 125

Machined springs

Compression/extension machined springs incorporate multiple features into one component.

FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • Compression spring ends can be flat and square
  • Slot has constant width from end-to-end for no progressive touching of adjacent coils
  • Made of maraging materials (17-4PH Cres, 15-5PH Carpenter Custom 455, and Vascomax C300) or 7075-T6 aluminum or Delrin
  • Reduce sound, debris, non-linearity

HELICAL PRODUCTS CO. INC.
Santa Maria, Calif.
(877) 353-9873
www.heli-cal.com
Circle 126

Multi-controller PLCs

New CPUs for FA-M3R family of PLC systems make them more suitable for high-speed applications.

FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • Minimum instruction time of 0.07 sec
  • Automatically store program documentation, eliminating need to load from PC
  • Eliminate need for more controllers to run high-speed devices
  • Suitable for material handling and assembly equipment

YOKOGAWA CORP. OF AMERICA
Newnan, Ga.
(770) 254-0400
www.yokogawa.com/us
Circle 127

Position transducer

MT3A position transducer tracks linear measurements in testing where compact size, flexible mounting, high velocity, and water resistance are required.

FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • Spring tension performs in accelerations to 47 G
  • Flexible 2-axis, 360° rotating mounting bracket
  • 3, 9, 15, 30-in. sizes
  • Waterproof; IP67-rated

CELESCO TRANSDUCER PRODUCTS INC.
Chatsworth, Calif.
(800) 423-5483
www.celesco.com
Circle 128

Linear actuators

DL series linear actuators feature a rigid, enclosed aluminum-box structure in a compact size that incorporates the linear bearing and drive mechanism.

FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • 25, 50, 75, and 100 mm lengths deliver 10 million in. travel at full load rating
  • Straight-line accuracy of 2 μm; repeatability less than 1 μm
  • Recirculating slide delivers friction-free movement with 0.01 coefficient of friction
  • Anti-backlash, spring-loaded lead screw nut ensures positive movement

DEL-TRON PRECISION INC.
Bethel, Conn.
(800) 245-5013
www.deltron.com
Circle 129

Motor reversers

Three-phase motor reversers start up to 7.5 kW induction motors in either direction.

FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • Safely control and invert motor direction on two legs, drawing up to 75 A (400 Vac)
  • Extremely compact, measuring 3.94 × 2.99 × 2.22 in. and weighing only 4.58 oz
  • Mount on DIN rails or attach with screws

TELEDYNE RELAYS
Hawthorne, Calif.
(800) 284-7007
www.teledynerelays.com
Circle 130

Ball transfer units

Euro ball transfer units feature spring clips which allow quick installation on floors or other surfaces and eliminate fasteners, loose clips, and fixing holes.

FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • 22-mm diameter ball with 160 kg load rating
  • Exit hole lets dirt and debris escape; equipped with felt or plastic seals
  • Available in carbon or stainless steel or nylon with zinc plated or stainless-steel housings
  • Three prongs provide secure fit

SKF MOTION TECHNOLOGIES
Bethlehem, Pa.
(800) 541-3624
www.linearmotion.skf.com
Circle 131

Mini servo drives

The Whistle miniature digital servo drive is small and light enough to mount on a motor housing or close to the motor.

FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • Deliver up to 0.5 kW continuous power at up to 99% efficiency
  • Seven models range from 60 V, 1 A to 100 V, 5 A continuous and provide sinusoidal current, velocity, and full-position control
  • Interface to brush dc, brushless pm, linear, and voice coil motors
  • Smart supply control algorithm permits single-power operation from external 7.5 to 95 Vdc source and eliminates separate logic supply
  • Measure 2 × 1.8 × 0.6 in. (matchbox package) and weigh 1.76 oz

ELMO MOTION CONTROL INC.
Westford, Mass.
(978) 399-0034
www.elmomc.com
Circle 132

Vibration monitors

Highly durable, stand-alone, metal-enclosed Octavis monitor resists oils and coolants, withstands extreme washdowns, and tolerates punishing outdoor conditions.

FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • Analyze vibration signatures and predict failures by sending an alarm output signal to PLC or relay
  • Mount on plant equipment to constantly monitor machine operating conditions
  • Incorporate MEMS accelerometer, a/d converter, DSP, and diagnostic electronics in 40 × 40-mm package
  • RS232 and standard micro dc connections

IFM EFECTOR INC.
Exton, Pa.
(800) 441-8246
www.ifmefector.com
Circle 133