Synchronous servomotors

DT Series motors output large power density from compact frame size.

FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • Output to 30 kW, torque to 600 Nm
  • Extended overload capacity handles peak loads in machine tool, robotics, packaging machines; suitable for intermittent operation
  • Built for efficiency and reliability

AMK DRIVES AND CONTROLS INC.
Richmond, Va.
(804) 222-0323
www.amkdrives.com
Circle 113

Motion control platforms

The modular SQIO product line is compatible with any SynqNet network.

FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • Comprised of a SynqNet Interface Device (SQID) and flexible analog and digital ‘add on’ boards
  • SynqNet I/O product family provides up to 256 digital I/O and 16 analog I/O per SQID
  • 32 SQIDs can install on a SynqNet network

MOTION ENGINEERING INC.
Santa Barbara, Calif.
(805) 681-3300
www.motioneng.com
Circle 114

Voice coil motors

Linear motion voice coil actuators provide precision linear actuation over short distances or strokes.

FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • Seven models range from 0.63 in. diameter × 0.55 in. long (VM1614) to 3.15 in. diameter × 2.13 in. long (VM8054)
  • Near constant 2.7 oz of force over a 0.155-in. stroke at 100% duty cycle (VM1614)
  • Near constant 9.5 lb of force over a 0.7-in. stroke at 100% duty cycle (VM8054)
  • Voice coil actuator cycle times as low as 1 msec

GEE PLUS INC.
Elgin, SC
(803) 408-3009
www.geeplus.biz
Circle 115

Radax for Robotrax

A small nylon part called Radax can change the bend radius of Robotrax three-axis cable carriers without limiting rotational qualities.

FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • Part is placed between links to prevent undercutting the minimum bend radius of the cable or hose
  • Bend radii can vary from 150 to 400 mm depending on carrier size

KABELSCHLEPP AMERICA
Milwaukee
(800) 443-4216
www.kabelschlepp.com
Circle 116

Servo actuator

TPM ac servo-gearmotor s deliver accuracy to less than one arc-min. of lost motion, for smooth operation.

FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • Ratios from 21:1 to 220:1, continuous torque from 8 to 1,000 Nm, peak torques from 30 to 2,600 Nm, compatible with most servocontrollers
  • Application load mounts directly to standard output flange, eliminating cam-type indexers and worm gears on rotary tables
  • Small, light, lubricated for life, UL listed, operates maintenance-free for 20,000 hrs
  • Incorporated multi-turn absolute encoder eliminates need for homing after power loss or emergency stop

ALPHA GEAR DRIVES INC.
Elk Grove Village, Ill.
(847) 439-0700
www.alphagear.com
Circle 117

Adjustable frequency drives

G7 Series ac drives achieve servo-like performance, incorporating a three-level power architecture that eliminates problems associated with IGBT switching.

FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • Provides speed, torque, and position control
  • Control modes include open and closed-loop vector
  • Three auto-tuning methods optimize motor control
  • Many connectivity options
  • Five-line LCD programming/status display

YASKAWA ELECTRIC AMERICA
Waukegan, Ill.
(800) 927-5292
www.yaskawa.com
Circle 118

Position controller

EPOS 70/10 digital controller has position, velocity, and current modes.

FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • 150 × 93 × 28 mm, also accepts external signals to operate in “step and direction” or “master encoder” modes
  • 11 to 70 Vdc input, maximum output 10 A continuous, 25 A peak
  • Maximum speed 25,000 rpm for two-pole motors, eight digital and two analog inputs, four digital outputs
  • Suitable for test and measurement, pick and place, medical imaging, robotics

MAXON PRECISION MOTORS INC.
Burlingame, Calif.
(800) 865-7540
www.maxonmotors.com
Circle 119

Light curtain

EZ-SCREEN allows point-of-operation machine guarding from $750.

FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • Non-contact, cascading option allows connection of up to four curtain pairs and multiple AC interfaces, with a 2-ms increase in response time for each additional pair
  • Fixed blanking accommodates materials and tooling inflow, programmed via onboard DIP switches for quick changeovers
  • Available in 14 and 30-mm resolution, 12 lengths, one to four-beam grid protection

BANNER ENGINEERING CORP.
Minneapolis
(888) 373-6767
www.bannerengineering.com
Circle 120

Resolver feedback

SimplIQ drives provide absolute feedback signals for commutation and precision velocity and position resolution.

FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • Resolver capability reaches 30,500 rpm for full servo control in situations with high speed and resolution requirements
  • Incorporates DSP core and Composer software
  • Utilizes both RS232C and CANopen

ELMO MOTION CONTROL
Westford, Mass.
(978) 399-0034
www.elmomc.com
Circle 121

Photoelectric sensor

PhotoVirtu sensor has four sensing modes: diffuse, background suppression, polarized retroreflective, and through-beam.

FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • Built-in teachable technology with removable pushbutton for convenience and tamper prevention
  • Ranges from 120 mm for diffuse, to 15 m for through-beam sensing
  • NEMA 4x and IP67 environmental ratings, available in PNP or NPN

HYDE PARK ELECTRONICS LLC OF SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC
Dayton
(937) 252-2121, ext.213
www.hpsensors.com
Circle 122

Microstepping drives

Compact DCM8028 and DCM8055 chopper drives are easily integrated into larger systems.

FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • Two models suitable for driving step motors to 2.8 and 5.5 A per phase, respectively
  • Input to 80 Vdc, drive two-phase motors with a bipolar constant-current chopping technique
  • Resolutions from ½ to 1/256 step, set with included 8-bit DIP switch
  • Suitable for 4, 6, and 8-lead motors on labeling, laser, and X-Y machines

HAYDON SWITCH & INSTRUMENT INC.
Waterbury, Conn.
(800) 243-2715
www.hsi-inc.com
Circle 123

Lead screw assemblies

Non-ball NTB-Series lead screws feature self-lubricating polyacetal nut.

FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • Take-up system maintains axial stiffness while system torque is held to a minimum
  • 303 stainless screws available with long-life TFE coating
  • Handles dynamic loads to 200 lbf, in a variety of diameters and lengths
  • Available with triangular or round flange, thread mount

KERK MOTION PRODUCTS
Hollis, N.H.
(603) 465-7227
www.kerkmotion.com
Circle 124

Sealed bearings

Noncontact bearing seals retain lubricant without compromising running speed.

FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • Protects against failure caused by contaminant infiltration
  • Running speeds to 1.5M dN (rpm × bore,mm)
  • Available in high speed (small ball) and standard versions with 15° or 25° contact angle, and 1900, 100, and 200 Series configurations

THE BARDEN CORP.
Danbury, Conn.
(203) 744-2211
www.bardenbearings.com
Circle 125