Linear actuators

Duraplus linear actuators driven by brushless dc stepping motors promote smoothness, speed, and less cogging for OEM applications.

FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • Speeds of more than 10 in./sec with high acceleration rates
  • ¼ to ⅜ in. leadscrews in various materials and efficiencies
  • NEMA 23, with optional 17 and 34 sizes
  • Motor windings of 12 to 160 Vdc

EADMOTORS
Dover, N.H.
(603) 742-3330
www.eadmotors.com
Circle 216

Rocker switches

The SW 3800 series features high electrical capacity of 30 A at 125 and 250 Vac and 30 Vdc.

FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • Mechanical life rated at minimum 50,000 operations and electrical life at minimum 25,000 operations
  • Nominal force from 800 to 2,200 g
  • Double and three-pole switches contain circuits in single or double-throw configurations
  • UL recognized and CSA certified

NKK SWITCHES
Scottsdale, Ariz.
(480) 991-0942
www.nkkswitches.com
Circle 217

Handheld control terminal

Profi-RT3 handheld control terminal with built-in ProfiBus-DP interface is designed for robotic systems and automated machinery.

FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • LCD display of 20 lines by 15 characters
  • 44 mechanical keys
  • ANSI/RIA R15.06-1999 compliant push-lock type E-Stop
  • 3-position enable switch

DYNASERVO INC.
Markham, Ont.
(905) 479-0175
www.dynaservo.com
Circle 218

Vision sensors

The In-Sight 5400S is made of stainless steel and protects against harsh manufacturing environments without an extra enclosure.

FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • Sorts, detects, inspects, verifies, reads, and counts passing items
  • Contains vision-software library and built-in Ethernet
  • PatMax is available for feature and object location
  • Meets IEC specs for shock and vibration and achieves an IP68/NEMA 6P rating that tolerates chemical washdowns and submersion

COGNEX CORP.
Natick, Mass.
(877) 264-6391
www.cognex.com
Circle 219

Shaft seals

Meco outside single-face seals suit high-temperature and high-speed applications where double-face seals can overheat and fail.

FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • Contain vapors in vertical-shaft vessels; operate without purge or flush system
  • Handle axial-shaft motion and large degree of shaft run-out
  • Maintain constant seal face pressure as components wear
  • Custom-engineered; available fully split for installation without bearing or drive removal

WOODEX BEARING CO. INC.
Georgetown, Maine
(207) 371-2210
www.mecoseal.com
Circle 220

High-load ball screws

New line of ball screws handles high-capacity loads at fast speeds with efficiency up to 90%.

FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • Stainless and alloy-steel styles available in 3/8, 1/2, and 5/8 in. diameters in lengths to 72 in.
  • Single circuit, dual circuit, preloaded styles support loads to 1,650 lb
  • Operating temperatures from -65° to 300° F at speeds to 2,000 in./min
  • Straightness at 0.01-in./ft TIR; does not exceed 0.025 in.-TIR over length of screw

PIC DESIGN
Middlebury, Conn.
(800) 243-6125
www.pic-design.com
Circle 221

Linear synchronous motor

QuickStick 100 is a modular, linear synchronous motor solution for assembly automation and material handling that connects end-to-end for any length.

FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • One-meter module contains embedded position sensors and control software and independently directs up to five small vehicles
  • Operates without pneumatic stops, belts, pulleys, and gears for less maintenance and downtime
  • Propels, tracks, and moves pallets by interacting with a permanent-magnet array on each vehicle
  • Built-in controls regulate speed, acceleration, direction, permission to advance, and standard positioning within ±0.5 mm, with potential for ±0.05 mm repeatability
  • Vehicles run without power or communication cables

MAGNEMOTION INC.
Acton, Mass.
(978) 461-5090
www.magnemotion.com
Circle 222

Motion, logic controllers

Three new models (30, 80, and 160) of servo-wire motion and logic controllers are available for integrated motion, I/O, and networking and feature a small footprint and improved performance.

FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • Control up to 16 axes and thousands of I/O points
  • Built-in digital (8 in/8 out) and analog I/O
  • Intel 32-bit processors run QNX real-time operating system;removable compact flash for storage
  • Two Ethernet ports and three or four serial ports; Wago 750 series I/O connected via Modbus/UDP or FireWire

ORMEC
Rochester, N.Y.
(800) 656-7632
www.ormec.com
Circle 223

Timing belt pulleys

Series 0.080 pitch aluminum MXL timing belt pulleys for 1/4 in. belts feature Fairloc integral hub fastening which eliminates the need for conventional separate hub clamp devices and offers frequent position adjustment.

FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • Gold iridite aluminum alloy in 12 to 72 grooves
  • Double or no-flange design with bores from 0.125 to 0.25 in. and O.D. of 0.286 to 1.813 in.
  • Cap screw can be tightened and released repeatably without marring the shaft or affecting torque transmission

STOCK DRIVE PRODUCTS
New Hyde Park,N.Y.
(516) 328-3300
www.sdp-si.com
Circle 224

Step motor

Linearstep offers linear motion in a rotary package.

FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • Thread spec and enhanced neodymium magnet rotor promote high-thread efficiency and large driving forces
  • Linear shaft movement allows simple, inexpensive system design
  • Ball-bearing supports and sturdy motor case extend life and durability
  • Available in 25 and 35-mm versions

NIPPON PULSE AMERICA INC.
Radford, Va.
(540) 633-1677
www.nipponpulse.com
Circle 226

Shock absorber

High-cycle SC 300-HC industrial shock absorber features a quick rod-ready time for high-speed production equipment.

FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • Short stroke translates to faster cycling and production times
  • Suitable for packaging, sliding, robotics, and machine-tool applications

ACE CONTROLS INC.
Farmington Hills, Mich.
(800) 521-3320
www.acecontrols.com
Circle 225

Ring drives

Camco ring index drives feature large through-holes for automated machinery and equipment, including electrical wiring, air, and hydraulic lines.

FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • Models feature 1, 1.5, or 2-meter nominal rings; each available in 6 to 48-stop configurations
  • Locating equipment in center through-hole frees up outer periphery for operator access and auxiliary equipment; size allows more workstations for assembly of complex products
  • 4-point contact bearing supports large output-mounting surface for high accuracy, superior thrust, and moment capacity
  • Direct shaft-mounted motorized drive with reducer and brake-motor combinations suit any application
  • Precision ground cam with preloaded cam followers maximize accuracy

INDUSTRIAL MOTION CONTROL LLC
Wheeling, Ill.
(847) 459-5200
www.camcoindex.com
Circle 227

Linear guides

DryLin N low-profile linear guides are self-lubricating and support high-speed applications.

FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • Plastic guiding elements run on anodized aluminum rails, enabling oil and maintenance-free operation
  • Reach speeds of 32 fps and available in four widths
  • Flat, lightweight design resists corrosion, dirt, dust, and contaminants
  • Incur low wear and have a low coefficient of friction

IGUS INC.
East Providence, R.I.
(888) 803-1895
www.igus.com
Circle 235

Electromechanical linear actuator

DGE-RF linear actuator offers high speed and flexible design for a variety of applications.

FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • Speeds to 10 m/sec, working strokes to 5 m, repeatability of ± 0.1 mm, loads to 600 N
  • Roller guide technology for minimal friction, smooth motion, and quiet operation
  • Operates in contaminated environments
  • Roller bearings require little maintenance and lubrication

FESTO CORP.
Hauppauge, N.Y.
(631) 435-0800
www.festo.com/us
Circle 237

Servo electrical gripper

PT-AP70 servo actuated gripper is fully flexible and easily controls glass, foam, or sand molds via pre-programmed parameters.

FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • 70-mm total stroke; 200 N grip force
  • Repeatability less than ± 0.05 mm in 0.9 Kg package
  • CAN-bus, RS232, Profibus-DP communication options
  • Low-friction linear bearings allow ultra-sensitive controllable actuation

Schunk Inc.
Morrisville, N.C.
(919) 572-2705
www.schunk-usa.com
Circle 236