Motion Control – Stand-Alone Motion Control Boards from PMD

Westford, MA – Our Prodigy ®/CME Stand-Alone Machine Control Boards provide machine designers and engineers the ability to download and run motion control programs directly on the Prodigy boards. This capability off-loads the PC host and increases the flexibility to distribute motion programs throughout the machine. Programs can be downloaded to the Prodigy card over UDP and TCP Ethernet protocols, in addition to serial and CAN bus protocols. Motion control boards communicate via 16-bit parallel, Ethernet, serial, and CAN bus. PMD Corp.’s Stand-Alone machine boards offer high-performance motion control for scientific, automation, industrial, and robotic applications. They support multiple motor types, including Brushless DC, step, and DC Brush motors. Prodigy/CME Stand-Alone cards are available in 1, 2, 3, and 4-axis versions.

 

 

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About Performance Motion Devices:

Performance Motion Devices, Inc. (PMD Corp.) was founded in 1992 on a simple but powerful idea: high-performance motion control on an IC. Our breakthrough product paired the advantages of IC packaging with sophisticated PC-based motion control functions previously available only from Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs). This advanced motion control technology eliminated the need for product developers to build their own motion software from scratch and offered unprecedented design and packaging flexibility.
Today, PMD Corp. provides a full line of high-performance motion control solutions for single and multi-axis motion control of servo and step motors. Our products include positioning and motion control ICs (integrated circuits), digital amplifiers and drives, and motor control boards—all with easy to understand C-based source code built in. What’s more, our robust Developer Kits will speed product prototyping with concurrent software and hardware development. OEMs and engineering teams worldwide trust PMD Corp. when they design and build precision motion control robotics and automation systems.

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Performance Motion Devices, Inc.
1 Technology Park Dr
Westford, MA 01886
Phone: 978.266.1210
Fax: 978.266.1211
E-Mail: info@pmdcorp.com

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Motion Control – Customizable Lintech 100 Series Screw Driven Linear Stages That Ship In 1 Week Are Available from Electromate!

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Lintech’s 100 Series Positioning Tables set the standard for high performance and value. 

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Acme Screw or Ball Screw Driven Linear Motion:

The Lintech 100 series linear positioning slides are designed to maximize performance while minimizing physical size and cost. These linear slides use a low friction, preloaded, recirculating linear ball bearing system, which ride on precision ground linear square rail guide. The linear profile rails are mounted to a precision machined aluminum base, which offers a rigid support over the entire travel of the table’s carriage. The load is mounted to a precision machined aluminum carriage, which has threaded stainless steel inserts for high strength and wear life.

There are 30 different acme & ball screw options, that offer high efficiencies and long life at an economical price. These linear positioning tables are designed to allow for numerous options. They include EOT & Home switches, linear & rotary encoders, power-off electric brakes, motor wrap packages and versatile mounting brackets for multiple axis applications.

Single or Multi-Axis Configurations:

Lintech has the ability to build any of its standard positioning systems in single or multi-axis, using pre-engineered mounting brackets. Mix and match different axes for a customized linear robotics solution.

Information on the 100 Series Positioning Slide from Lintech can be viewed at: https://www.electromate.com/assets/catalog-library/pdfs/lintech/Lintech_100_110_120_catalog.pdf

About Electromate:

Electromate’s Core Purpose is to help Manufacturers build better machines using differentiated automation technology. They specialize in Robotic and Mechatronic Solutions for the Industrial Automation marketplace. Respected by customers as a premiere source for High Performance Automation and Motion Control Components & Systems, Electromate® specializes in AC & DC Servo and Stepper Motors & Drives, Motion & Automation Controllers, Positioning Systems & Actuators, Feedback Devices, Gearing Products and HMI’s & Operator Displays, all supported via extensive product selection, just-in-timedelivery, dedicated customer service and technical engineering support.

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For further information on this new product or others in our extensive product portfolio, call 1-877-SERVO99 (737-8699) or e-mail Warren Osak at sales@electromate.com or visit Electromate at: www.electromate.com

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Motion Control – Industrial Grade Optical Encoder from Quantum Devices!

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Greenville, DE —-Motion Control Components – Quantum Devices, Inc. Model QDH20 provides an improved feedback solution in applications typically using a standard size 20 package. The QDH20 provides encoder feedback in standard industrial mounting configurations with superb mechanical and environmental protection. Outputs consist of a quadrature A & B with reference pulse Z as a standard feature.

The output can be configured with either the industrial standard 5 to 26 volt OL7272 line driver or open collector outputs. The QDH20 features two heavy-duty bearing sets holding the output shaft, and two more bearings along with an integral flexible spring mount to isolate the working pieces of the encoder from mechanical stresses.

Feature include:

  • 500 kHz Fundamental Frequency Response
  • High Operating Temperature Option (100 C)
  • Resolutions up to 5000 lines per revolution direct read
  • Flange and Servo Mount Options
  • 0.375″ shaft diameter
  • High Noise Immunity

CLICK HERE for more information on the QDH20 Size 20 Industrial Grade Encoder from Quantum Devices.https://www.servo2go.com/suppliers/quantum-devices-inc/

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For further information on this new product or others in our extensive product portfolio, call 1- 877-378-0240 or e-mail Warren Osak atwarren@servo2go.com or visit Servo2Go.com at: www.Servo2Go.com

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Winner announced for LEAP Awards in Mechanical category …

Winner announced for LEAP Awards in Mechanical category …

…and the winner is:

Rolling Motion Industries Traction Drive Technology

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From the judges:  This is a game-changing technology that competitors will be chasing for years to come. Truly impressive performance.”

Last night, at the inaugural LEAP Awards dinner gala in Costa Mesa, Calif., the winning company was announced in the Mechanical Category. The finalists created and incredible mix of mechanical component technology advances.

In the category of Mechanical, the finalists were:

CPC – Colder Products Company
Ultra-Compact LQ2 Quick Disconnects

R+W Coupling Technology
World’s Largest Ball-Detent Safety Coupling

Rolling Motion Industries
Traction Drive Technology

Twin Spring Coupling
TSC500 flexible coupling unit

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…and the winner is:

Rolling Motion Industries
Traction Drive Technology

From RMI (Rolling Motion Industries ):

We offer a new patented technology that is going to be a game changer in many industries. Traction drives have been around for over 100 years, but they were complex and expensive. What we offer is simple and cost-effective. Our technology gives smooth, quiet, efficient and accurate rotation. These offerings solve current problems in the industry, and RMI is the solution. With the use of the most modern CNC equipment and precise tooling at our partner/manufacturer FCS, we can handle any quantity, any size drive, and any application.

Due to the simplistic design of our patented product we are able to penetrate many markets. In most circumstances, a superior product means a much more expensive product, but this is not the case with RMI. Simplicity is the essence of brilliance is a saying and our patented technology sure fits that category. RMI started as a visualization of a new way to get to point B.

This new traction drive from Rolling Motion Industries called the RMI Marmalade includes six moving parts — a cup shaft component, a toroidal shaft component, twin precision-matched bearings for shaft support, one pair of rolling elements between the shaft elements, and engineered traction fluid to help the balls transmit torque. The engineered traction fluid inside the sealed housing works for power transmission and cools and lubricates the drive. A microscopic gap between the rolling elements lets the fluid slip through — but as the fluid squeezes through this microscopic gap, high pressure causes the fluid to temporarily solidify. Then the solid structure of the fluid transmits torque from input to output shaft. Material science has enabled this new traction drive mode of operation. Traditional traction-drive fluids have friction coefficients of 0.05 to 0.06. The new drive employs fluid with coefficients of friction of 0.1 to 0.12 — particularly useful for the transfer of torque through smaller normal forces … even with operation that makes slippage between input and output shafts impossible.

 

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Motion Control – Hollow Shaft Non-Commutated Actuator.

 

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Santa Clarita, CA —– Motion Control – H2W introduces its most compact moving magnet actuator with a hole through the shaft. The voice coil actuator (NCM01-04-001-2IBH) can be operated under either open or closed loop position control and is ideal for controlled sinusoidal motion applications (1 to 1000 Hz for open loop applications and 1 to 125 Hz for closed loop applications). The NCM moving magnet type linear actuator has a precision ground 0.125” diameter shaft that is guided by precision manufactured high cycle low-wear plastic bushings. The shaft has a 0.059” hole that goes through the shaft which is ideal for routing a fiber optic cable, passing light through, or routing an air hose for vacuum or pressurized air.

The moving magnet voice coil has a 0.10″ [2.5 mm] stroke, generates 0.1 lbs [0.5 N] of continuous force and 0.3 lbs [1.3 N] of peak force. The actuator is driven in open loop mode by feeding a sinusoidal control signal into a servo amplifier which is in turn connected to the two leads of the actuator. The actuator can also be operated as a closed loop system by adding a programmable motion control and position feedback device.

Features:

  • High frequency operation
  • High acceleration
  • Compact size
  • Custom strokes and force configurations available

About H2W Technologies, Inc.

H2W Technologies, Inc. is dedicated to the design and manufacture of linear and rotary motion products that are used in the motion control industry. The complete line of linear electric motors includes: Single and dual axis linear steppers, DC brush and brushless linear motors, voice coil actuators, and AC induction motors. Also offered is a complete line of ball screw, lead screw and belt driven positioning stages.

Other motion control products include: Limited angle torque motors for compact, limited angular excursion rotary servo applications, 3 phase brushless rotary servo motors with matching digital servo amplifiers and permanent magnet linear brakes for fail-safe, zero power braking for baggage handling and people moving applications as well as amusement park rides.

With over 75 years combined experience in the linear and rotary motion field, the H2W Technologies team of engineers offers the optimal solution to the most demanding motion control, requirements.

See Newsletter Article: https://www.h2wtech.com/article/hollow-shaft-voice-coil-actuator

See Product: https://www.h2wtech.com/product/voice-coil-actuators/NCM01-04-001-2IBH

For additional information contact Mark Wilson at H2W Technologies, 26380 Ferry Ct, Santa Clarita, CA 91350; Tel: 888-702-0540, Fax: 661-251-2067, E-Mail: info@h2wtech.com or visit the website at http://www.h2wtech.com

 

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Smaller in Diameter than a US Quarter, This Miniature Voice Coil Motor Has a High Force-to-Size Ratio!

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Van Nuys, CA – Motion Control Components – Smaller in diameter than a United States quarter, the miniature Linear Voice Coil Motor, LVCM-019-016-02, from Moticont has a high force-to-size ratio! It produces 8.9 oz. (2.5 N) of continuous force and 28.0 oz. (7.8 N) of peak force in a compact 0.750 in. (19.1 mm) diameter x 0.94 in. (23.8 mm) long envelope (at mid stroke). This high speed motor has zero cogging and features high accuracy, and high repeatability to less than1 μm (0.00004 in.) when operated in a closed loop as a DC servo motor. This clean, quiet, efficient, low inertia, high acceleration, miniature voice coil motor is ideal for applications such as: Pick-and-place, testing, laser steering, laser speckle reduction, mirror positioning, scanning, oscillation, switching, and hand held medical, dental, or industrial applications.

The miniature LVCM-019-016-02 linear voice coil motor has a stroke length of 0.25 in (6.4 mm). and is easily added to new or existing applications using the precision drilled and tapped 8-32 UNC-2B mounting holes. Other smaller and larger models as well as custom designs are available. The LVCM-019-016-02 linear voice coil motor can be order as a complete plug-and-play system including an encoder and controller.

About Moticont – Moticont is a manufacturer of motion control products. Their product line includes voice coil motors, three phase brushless motors and positioning stages and slides.

Moticont is committed to exceeding Our customers’ quality expectations and industry standards throughout the design, manufacturing, service and technical support phases. Our modern manufacturing facility, highly controlled processes, committed staff, and extensive testing complement our product design strengths. This enables us to supply our clients with specialized small orders to high volume just-in-time deliveries.

We offer an extensive line of standard products ready to be shipped immediately from stock, and when standard products are not quite right for an application, highly trained design engineers are always available to develop custom motion control products to fit the specific needs or our customers.

For additional information contact Sales Team at Moticont, 6901 Woodley Ave, Van Nuys, CA 91406; Toll Free: +1 (888) 785-1804, Tel: +1 (818) 785-1800, moticont@moticont.comor visit the website at http://www.moticont.com

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Motion Control – Panel Mount Servo Drive Offers Centralized Control & High Bandwidth & Quick Response Times!

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The AB25A100 PWM servo drive from Advanced Motion Controls is designed to drive brushless and brushed DC motors at a high switching frequency.

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Greenville, DE —-Motion Control Components – The drive is fully protected against overvoltage, under-voltage, over-current, over-heating and short-circuits across motor, ground and power leads. Furthermore, the drive can interface with digital controllers or be used stand-alone, and requires only a single unregulated DC power supply. Loop gain, current limit, input gain and offset can be adjusted using 14-turn potentiometers. The offset adjusting potentiometer can also be used as an on-board input signal for testing purposes. This drive can use quadrature encoder inputs for velocity control.

Features include:

  • 20-80 VDC Input, 15 A Cont. (25 Peak) Output
  • Built-in hardware protection – Over Current, Over Voltage, Under Voltage, Over Temperature, Short Circuit
  • DIP Switches and Potentiometers for loop tuning, current limit adjustments and drive configuration
  • Standard models support both brushless and brushed motor types
  • Velocity feedback via incremental encoder, Hall Sensors, or tachometer
  • Optical isolation between high and low power signals standard on certain models
  • Current, Velocity, and Fault Monitor analog output signals
  • Status LEDs for power and drive status
  • Four quadrant regenerative operation

CLICK HERE for more information on the AB25A100 Servo Drive from Advanced Motion Controls.

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For further information on this new product or others in our extensive product portfolio, call 1- 877-378-0240 or e-mail Warren Osak atwarren@servo2go.com or visit Servo2Go.com at: www.Servo2Go.com

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Motion Control Application – Please smile with maxon motors!

Motion Control Application – Digital SLR cameras can deliver extremely sharp photos – regardless of whether the photographer is a professional or a hobbyist. Not only does the skill of the photographer, but also the technology inside the camera play a key role. maxon drive systems help to create lightning-fast images.

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Fall River, MA — Motion Control Components Application – A maxon A-max 12 with precious metal brushes is installed in the central shutter of the S lens. The maxon A max program stands for high-quality DC motors with an optimal price/performance ratio.

With its Leica S system, camera manufacturer Leica offers a unique combination of performance features for digital photography. It combines the image quality of a medium-format camera with the handling, speed and flexibility of a small-format camera. The lenses used in the Leica S system have a built-in dedicated processor for controlling the auto focus. The lenses are also available with a central shutter for maximum flexibility when using a flash. Besides the focal-plane shutter, which is integrated in the camera, the central shutter is one of two common designs. The central shutter is typically located at a “central” position in the lens assembly, between the optical lens elements. It consists of several blades arranged around the optical axis in a concentric pattern. When the shutter release of the camera is pressed, the blades snap back from this axis synchronously and let the light fall on the sensor.

With SLR cameras, the central shutter first closes after the shutter release, because all the settings were made with an open shutter. The mirror swings up, then the central shutter opens for the duration of the exposure before closing again. Finally, the mirror swings back into the path of light, and the shutter opens. Even though it employs the classic solution of mechanical springs for the efficient storage of potential energy, the central shutter is a piece of cutting-edge technology. The tensioned-spring principle contributes significantly to the extremely compact dimensions.

Small motor for high tension

The springs are tensioned by a specially developed maxon motor with a high-precision overrunning clutch and release their stored energy to activate the shutter blades when the shutter release is depressed. A specially constructed solution prevents the blades from rebounding when the shutter is opened or closed. A microprocessor-controlled pawl and ratchet mechanism controls the shutter cycle via two electromagnetically activated plungers.

The gear motor of maxon motor is used for tensioning three springs that store the energy for the central shutter. A maxon A-max 12 motor is used as the base motor. The gearhead is an all-new development and is adapted to the available space. This presented a special challenge to the gear motor in the central shutter of the Leica lens. What was needed and developed was a very compact, enclosed and sealed custom version of the gearhead with perpendicular power transmission to toothed gear of the central shutter through a crown gear, for a life span of more than 100.000 releases.

Contact maxon for more details info@maxonmotorusa.com

Comprehensive documentation and software are included with every delivery, and are also available for you to download from our website at www.maxonmotor.com.

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Motion Control – Now In Stock – Steinmeyer Miniature Ball Screws!

 

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Steinmeyer Stocks a Selection of Miniature Ball Screws for OFF-THE-SHELF Delivery!

Woburn, MA –Motion Control Components –– Steinmeyer announces the expansion of its program that stocks a selection of our German made, miniature ball screws in our US warehouse. Now there’s even more to choose from – and they’re available for immediate shipment!

Obtaining a Steinmeyer miniature ball screw is faster and easier than ever! This program is ideal for engineers needing miniature ball screws for early-stage development of precision machines, instruments and devices.

  • Stock consists of diameter selections of 3mm, 6mm, 8mm, and 12mm, with a variety of pitches and lengths.
  • Nut designs include threadedcylindrical, or Flange

We want to make it as easy as possible for engineers to get their hands on a Steinmeyer miniature ball screw. Once you feel the quality and workmanship, we are confident that you will be customers for a long time!

Please contact us for a complete inventory list by calling 781-273-6220, or email your request to bruce.gretz@steinmeyer.com

See our catalog for extensive information on the wide range of options available by special order: Miniature Ball Screw Catalog

About Steinmeyer

Steinmeyer is the world’s longest continuously-operating manufacturer of commercial ball screws. In the realm of linear motion control, our company has become synonymous with precision, innovation, and exacting standards of quality.

Steinmeyer’s extensive product line is used widely in drive systems for industrial machines as well as precision positioning in optical instruments, medical devices, and other mechatronic applications. www.steinmeyer.com

For further information on Steinmeyer our extensive product portfolio, call 1-781-273-6220 or e-mail Bruce Gretz at bruce.gretz@steinmeyer.com or visit the Steinmeyer FMD group at: www.steinmeyer.com

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Motion Control – Compact High Force Iron Core Brushless Linear Motor!

 

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Santa Clarita, CA —- Motion Control – H2W engineers have developed a compact high force brushless linear motor (BLSM-1F) that can generate 300 lbs [1330 N] at a 10% duty cycle and 100 lbs [444 N] at a 100% duty cycle, and, when used with a matching magnet track (BLST-FSX). The mass of the coil assembly is 19 lbs [9 Kg] which gives a force to moving mass ratio of 15:8

The motor can be driven using either a trapezoidal or digital standard three phase brushless amplifier. The Brushless Linear Motor Coil measures 6.53 in X 7.50 in x 1.50 in [170 mm x 190 mm x 38 mm]. This Brushless Linear Motor is designed for applications that require a wide speed range and a relatively high force. This motor is encapsulated using high temperature 350°F [176°C] thermally conductive potting compound which protects the components and seals it from dust and moisture.

The 3-phase brushless linear motors, also known as an AC linear servo motors, are direct drive motors that are ideal for long stroke, closed loop servo, linear motion applications. They can be used at speeds up to 240 in/sec [6 m/sec]. They are capable of very precise position, velocity and acceleration control when coupled with a linear encoder for position feedback.

The laminated 3 phase wound coil assembly is used in conjunction with a linear magnet track to produce a controlled linear force. A customer supplied bearing system is required to maintain the .060 in [1.5 mm] air gap between the coil assembly and the magnet track. There is a relatively large attractive force between the motor coil and the magnet assembly. The magnet track consists of rare earth neodymium magnets and the require overall length is equal to the coil assembly length plus the stroke length.

Advantages:

  • Uses a standard three-phase brushless amplifier
  • Multiple coils can operate on the same magnet track assembly
  • Unlimited stroke length
  • High force to moving mass ratio
  • The magnetic attractive force between the coil and magnet track assemblies creates preload for a bearing system

Typical Brushless Linear Motor Applications:

  • Conveying Systems
  • Baggage Handling
  • Coordinate Measurement Machines
  • Laser and Water Jet Cutting
  • Pick-and-Place Machinery

About H2W Technologies, Inc.

H2W Technologies, Inc. is dedicated to the design and manufacture of linear and rotary motion products that are used in the motion control industry. The complete line of linear electric motors includes: Single and dual axis linear steppers, DC brush and brushless linear motors, voice coil actuators, and AC induction motors. Also offered is a complete line of ball screw, lead screw and belt driven positioning stages.

Other motion control products include: Limited angle torque motors for compact, limited angular excursion rotary servo applications, 3 phase brushless rotary servo motors with matching digital servo amplifiers and permanent magnet linear brakes for fail-safe, zero power braking for baggage handling and people moving applications as well as amusement park rides.

With over 75 years combined experience in the linear and rotary motion field, the H2W Technologies team of engineers offers the optimal solution to the most demanding motion control, requirements.

See Newsletter: https://www.h2wtech.com/article/compact-high-force-ironcore-brushless-linear-motor

See Product: https://www.h2wtech.com/product/brushless-linear/BLSM-1F”

For additional information contact Mark Wilson at H2W Technologies, 26380 Ferry Ct, Santa Clarita, CA 91350; Tel: 888-702-0540, Fax: 661-251-2067, E-Mail: info@h2wtech.com or visit the website at http://www.h2wtech.com

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