Brushless motor controllers

DECV 50/5 controller provides low-cost velocity control for Hall-feedback motors up to 250 W.

FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • Four-quadrant control
  • Speed range: 1,000 to 6,000 rpm (2-pole motors)
  • 0 to 5-V signal controls speed and torque; external potentiometer control also available
  • Weighs 6.3 oz; measures 3.7×;3.4×;1 in.

MAXON PRECISION MOTORS INC.
Burlingame, Calif.
(800) 865-7540
maxonmotorusa.com
Circle 291

Motion supervisor

Maestro multi-axis motion supervisor permits synchronized motion control, interpolated 2D/3D, and serves as a sequencer controlling event-handling of axes and I/O as a CANopen master.

FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • Offers network management and clock synchronization
  • Operates as Ethernet-CAN gateway for direct access to axis-level for setup, monitoring, and analysis via PC or machine PLC
  • Available with single or dual CANopen ports to control 126 axes and 2-16 axis of interpolated motion per Can bus port
  • Composer software tool for file administration, axis recording, and application development

ELMO MOTION CONTROL
Westford, Mass.
(978) 399-0034
www.elmomc.com
Circle 292

Phase rotation indicator

The 9040 phase rotation indicator measures phase rotation on three-phase electrical supplies that feed motors, drives, and electrical systems.

FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • Quickly and easily determines correct connections and phase sequence
  • Input from 40 to 700 V
  • Phases and rotation direction display on LCD screen
  • Powered from circuit under test; test probes have variable clamping range for safety

FLUKE CORP.
Everett, Wash.
(800) 443-5853
www.fluke.com
Circle 293

Control system

Acopos-series drive systems include new features for a more reliable electronic line shaft.

FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • Can switch to an alternate axis on the fly in case of error in the leading axis
  • Positioning data communicated over Ethernet Powerlink for direct communication between axes
  • Braking at the voltage limit; bumpless restarting of position and speed control
  • Cam file group kept together until extremely low speeds are reached

B+R INDUSTRIAL AUTOMATION CORP.
Roswell, Ga.
(770) 772-0400
www.br-automation.com
Circle 294

Motion Controllers

Accelera Series motion controllers handle from one to eight axes of servo or stepper motion.

FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • Based on 32-bit Risc processor with DSP functionality
  • User configurable for stepper or servomotor control; maximum pulse rate (for stepmotors) is 6 MHz
  • Servo update rates to 24 µsec per axis; command execution speeds to 40 µsec
  • Includes advanced PID compensation, velocity and acceleration feedforward, notch and low-pass filters, and backlash compensation
  • Operating modes: point-to-point, position tracking, jogging, linear and circular interpolation, contouring, electronic gearing, and ECM

GALIL MOTION CONTROL INC.
Rocklin, Calif.
(916) 626-0101
www.galilmc.com
Circle 295

Photoelectric sensors

O5 series photoelectric sensors offer extremely long sensing ranges and simple setup.

FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • Sensing range: 1.8 m (background suppression); 7 m (polarized retro-reflective); 20 m (thru-beam pair)
  • Visible red light simplifies setup and adjustment
  • Simple two-button teach operation
  • Many mounting options
  • Measures 70318347 mm

IFM EFECTOR INC.
Exton, Pa.
(800) 441-8246
www.ifmefector.com
Circle 296

Linear actuators

DMES electromechanical linear actuators are used alongside MTR-DCI motors with integrated positioning controller.

FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • High load capacity and mechanical torques with feed force to 3,000 N
  • Lead screw is non-backdriveable to eliminate braking mechanisms in vertical applications
  • External metal sealing strip and lead screw minimize premature failure due to debris

FESTO CORP.
Hauppauge, N.Y.
(800) 993-3786
www.festo.com/us
Circle 298

Rodless actuators

B3W electric belt drive actuators accommodate heavy loads and handle high moment loads with consistent, smooth operation.

FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • Offer high wear resistance, repeatable accuracy, and high load capacities
  • Heavy-duty sealed bearing system at drive and idle pulleys
  • Wide urethane steel belt increases thrust with no stretch
  • Stainless-steel dust band protects internal parts
  • Three sizes with strokes of 156 to 292 in.

TOL-O-MATIC INC.
Hamel, Minn.
(800) 328-2174
www.tolomatic.com
Circle 297

Heavy-duty belt drives

The 113E series belt drives include steel helical gears with reengineered motor for high efficiency and performance.

FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • Deliver up to 0.75 hp
  • Available as single (115 V) or three-phase (230, 460, and 575 V/60Hz)
  • Speeds from 12 to 347 ft/min
  • Stainless steel is IP66/67 rated for washdowns

INTERROLL BELT DRIVES
Wilmington, N.C.
(800) 830-9680
www.interroll.comCircle 299

Machine vibration monitor

Allen-Bradley's XM-720 vibration monitor combines versatility and easy-to-use features for a complete monitoring and protection system.

FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • Packaged solution includes measurement module, three relays, front panel display, and power supply
  • Configurable as a stand-alone module or deployed on an open standard industrial bus
  • Easy to install, operate, and maintain

ROCKWELL AUTOMATION INC.
Milwaukee, Wis.
(800) 223-5354
rockwellautomation.com
Circle 300

Pure sine inverters

AEP-700 series of 700 W pure sine wave inverters deliver clean output that powers sensitive loads and improves ac equipment performance.

FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • Inputs of 12, 24, and 48 Vdc; outputs in 115 or 230 Vac (regulated within 4 to 10%)
  • Low profile — 7.24 × 10.6 × 3 in.
  • Standard RS-232C interface; optional remote control port with wireless remote
  • Feature advanced microprocessor, comprehensive protection circuitry, and digital display
  • 88 to 94% efficiency

SCHAEFER INC.
Ashland, Mass.
(508) 881-7330
www.schaeferpower.com
Circle 101

Thermoplastic servo couplings

Servomax TX1 series of molded thermoplastic insert couplings feature reduced mass and moment of inertia, as well as high chemical compatibility and heat tolerance.

FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • For torques from 2 Nm to 660 Nm and bores of 8 to 45 mm and 0.375 to 1.75 in.
  • Designed for pure keyway connection bored to given specifications
  • Shaft mounting by keyway and set screw
  • Elastomer element press-fits between two precision molded coupling halves for zero backlash and concentricity

R+W AMERICA L.P.
Bensenville, Ill.
(630) 521-9911
www.rw-america.com
Circle 102

Plastic belt supports

Range of plastic belt support structures and guides can be configured into new and existing FDA/USDA compliant conveyor systems and process equipment.

FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • Made of UHMW or HT-UHMW for low friction and high-wear resistance
  • Work with modular belts from 3.5 to 72 in. wide and multiple links or lanes, urethane round belts, and flat belts
  • Integrate easily into new or existing floor supports and conveyor or machinery structures

SLIDEWAYS INC.
Worcester, Mass.
(800) 298-7543
www.slideways.com
Circle 103

Encoder connectivity

New 8-pin M12 eurofast connector works with Kübler incremental encoders for quick and easy connectivity in demanding environments.

FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • Cordset has three LEDs in translucent right-angle connector for channels A, B, and Z indication
  • Cordset permits 5 to 30 Vdc; draws minimal current
  • Made of PVC flexlife cable to withstand more than 2 million flex cycles
  • Available with nickel-plated brass or stainless-steel coupling nuts

TURCK INC.
Minneapolis, Minn.
(800) 544-7769
www.turck.com
Circle 104

Brush dc motors

Pittman series 6000 22 mm brush-commutated, iron-core dc motors suit applications requiring the power of an ironless core motor.

FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • Maximum torque of 10.2 oz-in. and speeds up to 8,550 rpm
  • Three lengths available: 1.256, 1.556, and 1.901 in.
  • Feature skewed f-slot armature and bonded neodymium iron boron magnets
  • Customized with cables, shaft-mounted pulleys and gears, etc.

PENN ENGINEERING MOTION TECHNOLOGIES
Harleysville, Pa.
(877) 748-8626
www.pennmotion.com
Circle 105

Miniature linear-stepping actuator

Size 17 miniature stepping actuator is composed of a hybrid stepmotor and internal lead screw cut directly into the shaft.

FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • M5 × 2.0 lead pitch develops linear force of 13.5 lb
  • 0.4µin. step size; 1.652 × 1.34-in. stepmotor size
  • Actuator is bipolar driven with input phase current of 1.7 A
  • Preloaded front bearing ensures zero backlash under light loads

GEE PLUS INC.
Elgin, S.C.
(803) 408-3009
www.geeplus.biz
Circle 106

Shaft-mount planetary reducers

Hollow shaft-mounted planetary gears provide an alternative to traditional helical shaft-mounted reducers.

FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • Self-aligning gear train has at least six teeth in contact per reduction to share load equally
  • Eliminate low-speed couplings, chain drives, and reducer-mounting bases
  • Output torque from 280,000 to 2.9 million lb-in.

REXNORD INDUSTRIES INC.
Milwaukee, Wis.
(414) 643-2300
www.rexnord.com
Circle 107

Motion control couplings

Motion control couplings accurately transfer rotation between two shafts, compensating for parallel, angular, and axial misalignment.

FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • Available in many styles: beam, Oldham, mini-jaw, bellows, mini-soft, mini-disc, and curved jaw
  • Zero-backlash
  • Withstand temperatures to 300° F
  • Operate up to 31,800 rpm (curved jaw)
  • Offer high torque and bore (bellows clamp)

LOVEJOY INC.
Downers Grove, Ill.
(630) 852-0500
www.lovejoy-inc.com
Circle 108

Temperature sensors

T-GAGE temperature sensors are passive, non-contact devices that detect objects hotter or colder than the ambient condition and trigger an output.

FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • Operate from 10 to 30 Vdc with solid-state bipolar outputs — one current sourcing (PNP) and one sinking (NPN)
  • Sensing ranges from 0° to 300° C
  • 25 ms response time
  • External controller not required
  • Feature Teach push-mode (dynamic or manual) for setting switchpoint

BANNER ENGINEERING CORP.
Minneapolis, Minn
(888) 373-6767
www.bannerengineering.com
Circle 109

Thrust collars

Thrust collar assemblies offer up to ⅜ in. of axial load adjustment along the shaft.

FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • Male-female connecting hub; one side is fixed, the other side moves using knurled O.D. or flat wrench
  • Eight standard sizes from ⅜ to 1½ in. I.D.
  • Suited for tensioning springs, pre-loading bearings, adjusting platform heights, and freeing/crawling stuck components

STAFFORD MFG. CORP.
North Reading, Mass.
(800) 695-5551
www.staffordmfg.com
Circle 110