Digital ac servo drive

ACS300 low voltage, all-digital brushless ac servo amplifiers use DSP-based architecture for software selectable torque, velocity, or position mode operation.

Features & benefits

  • Ac servo (flux vector) control algorithm provides high dynamic response and noise immunity

  • 1.8 kW peak power output; operates on input of 12 to 48 Vdc for motor power

  • Rates at 15 A continuous output current and 30 A peak

  • Use with low voltage dc, brushless dc, or brushless ac permanent magnet motors

  • RS232 serial communication interface standard; optional CAN hardware interface

Automotion Inc.
Ann Arbor, Mich.
(734) 662-7771
www.automotioninc.com
Circle 282

Linear slides

MDrivePlus linear slide systems offer current control and, along with screw-driven slides, high linear speed and accurate positioning with smooth motion and low noise.

Features & benefits

  • Speeds of more than 60 in./sec with slide leads of 0.10, 0.20, 0.50, and 1 in. travel/rev

  • High repeatability and axial stiffness

  • High torsional stiffness and stability

  • Precision aluminum guide and wear-compensating, anti-backlash driven carriage with precision rolled stainless-steel lead screw

Intelligent Motion Systems Inc.
Marlborough, Conn.
(860) 295-6102
www.imshome.com
Circle 283

Vision sensor

DVT 515 and 535 vision sensor handles inspection, measurement, counting, and finding and comparing patterns.

Features & benefits

  • Easy-to-use Intellect software for setup, integration, and maintenance

  • Backward compatible with FrameWork

  • Built-in Ethernet connects to factory networks and software; communicates with other vision systems, PLCs, SCADA, PCs, and databases

Cognex Corp.
Natick, Mass.
(877) 264-6391
www.cognex.com
Circle 284

End bearings

Axially locating flanged-bearing units (FLBU), fixed plummer bearing units (PLBU), and axially free plummer bearing units (BUF) support ball screws and promote precision and accuracy.

Features & benefits

  • Lubricated for life; mount easily on shaft end

  • FLBU and PLBU offer axial load ratings from 12.2 to 128kN

  • BUF offers radial load ratings from 5.07 to 33.2 kN

SKF Linear Motion & Precision Technologies
Bethlehem, Pa.
(800) 541-3624
www.linearmotion.skf.com
Circle 285

High-speed linear encoders

LN inductive linear encoders provide fast, accurate, and repeatable position feedback.

Features & benefits

  • Not subject to speed limits like optical encoders

  • 0.5 to 10 mm measuring resolution; 2 in. to 36 ft scale measuring length

  • Operates between 5 and 28 Vdc; comes with line driver or open collector outputs

  • Onboard digital signal processing allows traverse times of 20 m/sec

  • Sealed read head eliminates gap between sensor and scale

BEI — Industrial Encoder Div.
Goleta, Calif.
(800) 350-2727
www.beiied.com
Circle 286

Flexible cable

Solar cable is a flexible, single conductor cable with different color code combinations for primary and secondary jacket material.

Features & benefits

  • Rated for temperatures to 125° C

  • Halogen-free, SABIX 285 material

  • Low smoke density in case of fire

  • UV and hydrolysis resistant

SAB North America
Fairfield, NJ
(973) 276-0500
www.sabcable.com
Circle 287

Compact dc motors

Series 1224 SR motors are 12 × 24 mm with a high power to volume ratio.

Features & benefits

  • Ironless rotor and Neodymium rare earth magnets achieve stall torque of 5.43 mNm and speeds to 13,800 rpm

  • Low contact resistance allows operation at low starting voltages

  • 6 and 12-V windings

  • 1.5-mm rotor shaft ensures high rotational stability

  • Combine with gearhead and encoder for miniature dc drive system

MicroMo Electronics Inc.
Clearwater, Fla.
(800) 807-9166
www.micromo.com
Circle 288

Worm gears

Power-Core composite worm gears replace industry-standard bronze gears to increase transmission efficiency with quieter, longer-wearing performance.

Features & benefits

  • 6-dB noise reduction, 8% increase in gear transmission efficiency; no wear detected compared to case-hardened ground steel worm gear

  • Self-lubricating; does not generate abrasive particles that are suspended in oil as contaminants

  • Run with light lubrication or completely dry

  • Mating worm shaft can be made of conventional materials

  • Use available machine oil for lubrication of gear box vs. synthetic oils

Intech Corp.
Closter, N.J.
(201) 767-7797
www.intechpower.com
Circle 289

Multi-axis motion card

Prodigy PC/104 motion card for multi-motor control provides trajectory generation, servo loop closure, quadrature signal input, motor output signal generation, performance trace, on-the-fly changes, and commutation.

Features & benefits

  • 1, 2, 3, and 4-axis versions

  • Motor type is software-selected on per-axis basis for dc brush, brushless dc, step, and microstepping

  • Communicates by PC/104 bus, CANbus, or serial port

  • Servo loop rates to 50 µsec/axis, 8 Mcount/sec quadrature encoder input, and 5 Mpulses/sec pulse and direction output

Performance Motion Devices Inc.
Lincoln, Mass.
(781) 674-9860
www.motion-control.pmdcorp.com
Circle 290

Brushless dc motors

DurA-Tek 12/24 V brushless dc motors feature integrated drive electronics for motor controllability in a small, light package.

Features & benefits

  • 3-in. O.D., standard 2-wire electrical hookup allow easy interchangeability

  • Continuous torque of 19.7 to 55 oz-in.; speeds from 2,927 to 4,400 rpm

  • Smart onboard motor controls and advanced electronic design

  • Multi-speed operation; over-current control; locked-rotor, reverse polarity, and transient over-voltage protection; over-temperature shutoff

Ametek Technical & Industrial Products
Kent, Ohio
(330) 673-3452
www.ametektip.com
Circle 291

EtherCat-enabled controllers

B maXX 4000 servo controllers are equipped with EtherCat Master to allow implementation of modular and networked machine architectures.

Features & benefits

  • Can be operated with b maXX drivePLC as option card

  • Integrates third-party devices via Engineering Framework ProMaster

  • Joins and connects IT networks and Internet with real-time Ethernet; allows universal communication

Baumüller
Windsor, Conn.
(860) 243-0232
www.baumuller.comCircle 292

Three-phase motor control

BL20 xStart motor starter modules allow 3-phase motor control to be connected to the same rack as standard I/O.

Features & benefits

  • Mount next to other modules; controlled by same gateway

  • Motor control via DeviceNet, Profibus-DP, or CANopen fieldbus protocols

  • Base and power module; direct online or reversing (with and without trip indication) versions

  • Base contains I/O and communication electronics

  • Motor-protective circuit breaker and one or two contactors standard

Turck Inc.
Minnetonka, Minn.
(800) 544-7769
www.turck.com
Circle 293

Environmental imaging lenses

Micro video HEO imaging lenses incorporate precision optical components inside a sealed optical assembly for washdown environments.

Features & benefits

  • Designed for ¼ and ⅓ sensor formats

  • Four focal lengths; standard M12 × 0.5 mounting threads

  • Two coating options allows visible or near-infrared infinite conjugate imaging

Edmund Optics Inc.
Barrington, N.J.
(856) 573-6250
www.edmundoptics.com
Circle 294

High-torque timing pulleys

Metric and inch high-torque timing pulleys come in aluminum, carbon, and stainless steel.

Features & benefits

  • 14-72 teeth for easy positioning, no backlash, improved transmission, and reduced noise

  • For use with 14 belt styles

  • Center holes include round, tapped, keyway, and stepped

  • Comply with JIS and ISO standards

Misumi USA
Schaumburg, Ill.
(800) 681-7475
www.misumiusa.com
Circle 295

Cable carrier systems

Protum miniature cable carrier system is fast, lightweight, and quiet with a flexible carrier profile and lightweight side bands for optimum balance of stability and weight.

Features & benefits

  • Extruded hinge offers quiet and vibration-free operation without bend radius gyrations

  • No-link design does not wear; accommodates 3-D movements

  • Permit high acceleration and travel speeds

  • Suitable for long travel lengths when gliding in a guide channel

Kabelschlepp America Inc.
Milwaukee, Wis.
(800) 443-4216
www.kabelschlepp.com
Circle 296

Digital servo drives

HNC 100 series 2X digital servo drives are freely programmable, bus-capable NC controls for electromechanical and electrohydraulic drives.

Features & benefits

  • Sequence programming by PC with WIN-PED software

  • Local CAN-bus links individual drives for general data exchange or implementing synchronization controls

  • Communicates with higher level controls by Profibus-DP, Interbus-S with fiber optic cable, and CANopen fieldbuses

  • Available with SERCOS interface

Bosch Rexroth Corp.
Lehigh Valley, Pa.
(610) 694-8298
www.boschrexroth-us.com
Circle 297

Single-stage reducers

LeCentric industrial-duty, aluminum inline reducers come in three new sizes — 713, 714, and 715 to allow greater flexibility for high-speed gear reducer selections.

Features & benefits

  • Single-stage ratios from 1.3:1 to 10.8:1 with ratings greater than 13 hp

  • Modular construction allows in-field addition of mounting base or output flange

  • Can be used as ratio multiplier with output C-flange options

  • Offer bolt-in interchangeability with other brands

Leeson Electric
Grafton, Wis.
(262) 387-5206
www.leeson.com
Circle 298