Grounding brush

Aegis SGR conductive microfiber shaft grounding brush protects bearings from electrical damage for life of motor.

FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • Safely channels harmful shaft current away from motor bearings to ground and eliminates frosting, pitting, fusion craters, fluting, noise, and motor failure
  • Brush slides over either end of motor shaft and locks in place with screw-on mounting brackets
  • Works with almost no friction or wear, is maintenance-free, and unaffected by dirt and grease
  • Fits ac motors ranging from 1 to 1,500 hp with shaft diameters of 0.311 in. and greater

ELECTRO STATIC TECHNOLOGY
Mechanic Falls, Maine
(866) 738-1857
www.est-aegis.com
Circle 253

Integrated linear actuators

Explorer Series electric linear actuators have the force and velocity to replace hydraulic and pneumatic cylinders in many applications.

FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • Self-contained unit incorporates motor, controller, amplifier, sensors, and rotary-to-linear converter in a rugged (IP54/IP65) enclosure
  • Two frame sizes (2 and 3 in.), offering from 2 to 18 in. of stroke
  • Units generate 1,300 lbf of continuous thrust capacity and operate at up to 25 in./sec max velocity
  • Many connector/connectivity options, as well as mounting styles

EXLAR CORP.
Chanhassen, Minn.
(952) 368-3434
www.exlar.com
Circle 254

Microstepping driver

The IM481H Plus driver powers stepmotors up to NEMA size 23 using a patented motion-control chip that provides active anti-resonance, smooth low-speed motion, and precise current control in a 1.1 × 2.7 × 0.175-in. package.

FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • Reduces heating and increases the speed of low-inductance steppers
  • Automatically reduces current at full step and fault (adjustable)
  • Includes short circuit and thermal protection
  • Runs on 12 to 48 V at 2.1 A (peak)

INTELLIGENT MOTION SYSTEMS INC.
Marlborough, Conn.
(860) 295-6102
www.imshome.com
Circle 255

Non-ball lead screws

VHD series lead screws eliminate drag and wear from high pre-load forces, maximizing load-carrying capabilities as well as axial and radial stiffness.

FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • Anti-backlash assembly provides low drag torque, creating a stiff spacer that expands to accommodate wear

  • Self-lubricating design and grease-free operation reduce noise and dust

  • Leads available from 1.27 mm/0.050 in. to 92 mm/3.6 in. and lengths up to 4 m/160 in.

  • 303 stainless-steel screws can be cut-to-length or customized

KERK MOTION PRODUCTS INC.
Hollis, N.H.
(603) 465-7227
www.kerkmotion.com
Circle 256

Position sensors

Temposonics magnetostrictive E-series linear displacement sensors measure four positions at once.

FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • Start/stop pulse output senses up to four magnets at once along same axis
  • Automatically uploads sensor-scaling factors for calibration, simplifying setup, and maintenance
  • Incorporates waveguide and conditioning electronics in protective metal housing; free-floating magnet affixes to moving machine part
  • Lengths from 4 to 60 in.

MTS SYSTEMS CORP., SENSORS DIV.
Cary, N.C.
(919) 677-0100
www.mtssensors.com
Circle 257

Automation controllers

Snap Pac is a high-performance, multi-domain, Ethernet-based programmable controller used in automation, remote monitoring, and data acquisition.

FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • Standalone S1 suits high I/O point counts or complex Ethernet network
  • S1 features 32-bit multi-tasking processor with floating point unit, 32-MB RAM, 16-MB flash memory, and 8-MB battery-backed RAM
  • On-the-I/O-rack R1 suits cell control and small point applications when I/O is contained
  • R1 features 32-bit multi-tasking processor with floating point unit, 16-MB RAM, 8-MB flash memory, and 2-MB battery-backed RAM

OPTO 22
Temecula, Calif.
(800) 321-6786
www.opto22.com
Circle 258

Cordsets and receptacles

The 5, 6, 7, and 8-pin M16x0.75 versafast cordsets and receptacles handle up to 8 A of current in a small molded body.

FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • PVC-flexlife cable withstands rigorous industrial applications
  • IEC IP-67 protected and rated for 125-V ac and dc
  • Male, female, straight, and right-angle connectors, standard and custom lengths, pigtails, extensions, and fully encapsulated, mating receptacles in front and rear-mount threads

TURCK INC.
Minneapolis, Minn.
(800) 544-7769
www.turck.com
Circle 259

High-load gears

MC series industrial gear units with extended bearing distance often eliminate the need for separate load bearings.

FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • Employ helical and bevel-helical gearing
  • Reinforced output shaft rides on powerful, stiff bearings with high load-bearing capacity
  • Eight sizes with 53,100 to 575,250 lb-in. rated torque
  • Designed for mixing and agitating applications

SEW EURODRIVE
Lyman, S.C.
(864) 439-7537
www.seweurodrive.com
Circle 260