Motion Control – Case Study: Wearable Pumps Driven by Ball Screws!

Motion Control – Ball Screws are Enabling the Next Generation of Cardiovascular Assist Devices

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Woburn, MA –Motion Control Components Ball Screws – Case Study – In this Case Study you will learn how a novel, ball screw driven pump made life-changing, ambulatory therapy possible for cardiovascular patients. Read how mechanical engineers utilized smooth running and quiet miniature ball screws from Steinmeyer to satisfy the demanding requirements of this medical advancement. The challenges included:.

  • Precise control of pressure
  • Light weight and compact
  • Quiet

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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’s extensive product portfolio, call 1-781-273-6220 or e-mail Bruce Gretz at bruce.gretz@steinmeyer.com or visit Steinmeyer at: www.steinmeyer.com

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Motion Control – Panel Mount Brush Servo Drives for Centralized Motion Control Systems!

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Greenville, DE -Motion Control Components – The AxCent™ (Axes for Centralized control schemes) product platform brings the proven and powerful performance expected of ADVANCED Motion Controls, with improvements to the design architecture that utilize years of experience in the industry and the latest advancements in modern servo system design.

As technology continues its shift from analog to digital, there is still strong demand for analog designs. The reason? Analog drives provide some attractive benefits:

  • Simplicity – It’s easy to train your people to set the correct switch and potentiometer settings.
  • Proven Track Record – AMC have been building analog drives since their inception. They have continuously improved their designs to mirror the advances in component technology.
  • Performance – When tuned to maximum performance, analog current loops can often times achieve higher bandwidth and faster response than digital current loops.

How can analog outperform digital? It all comes down to the components. In a digital system, A/D conversions and processing time can add delays ranging from 20 to 100 microseconds. This may not seem like a lot, but in the highest bandwidth systems delays of this magnitude create a sizeable phase lag.

The other driving factor is cost. Large volumes and mature designs make prices attractive for everyone (except our competitors)

CLICK HERE for more information on the New AxCent Panel Mount Brush Servo Drives from ADVANCED Motion Controls

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Linear Motion Stage Features Sub-micron Positioning, 10 mm Clear Aperture, and High Acceleration!


Forestville, CA, —Linear Motion – Equipment Solutions’ Series of VCS-10 Voice Coil Stages feature: Sub-micron positioning, high acceleration, digital and/or analog position sensors, and are available with a 10 mm clear aperture! These high acceleration stages (50 G’s no load), have 10 mm of linear motion and < 3 millisecond step response time. The customizable VCS-10 Series of linear position stages are ideal for high speed, high precision optical and laser focusing applications in: Medical, semiconductor inspection and manufacturing, scanning microscopy, and micro machining/manufacturing.

The VCS-1010D linear motion positioning stage (pictured) features a 10 mm clear aperture and a 1 μm resolution digital position sensor, with differential quadrature outputs and a center index pulse. The highly responsive, frictionless voice coil motor has been optimized to keep the moving mass as low as possible for the fastest response times, and it has the lowest electrical noise of any motor type. These compact 76 X 41 X 38 millimeter linear motion stages weigh only 255 grams and can be operated horizontally or vertically. Multiple sets of mounting holes allow for easy integration into new or existing applications.

These versatile VCS-10 linear positioning stages can be custom configured to meet the users requirements. As an example, is the custom VCS-1010D (pictured) with a 6mm lens and manual cross-axis adjustments.Equipment Solutions is a leading authority in the field of linear motion voice coil stages. Recognizing that exceptional performance can only be achieved through a system level approach, ESI also has extensive servo electronics expertise. Equipment Solutions motors and actuators are used in markets ranging from applications where our actuators delicately guide a laser beam over an eye as part of a vision enhancement procedure to military hardware that is battlefield certified, and everything in between.

With a time-to-market as short as four weeks, Equipment Solutions has maintained innovative, high quality products. Equipment Solutions, never loses sight of the value of listening very carefully to client input, nurturing a cooperative working relationship, understanding the big picture but never losing sight of the small details that describe it, and perhaps most importantly, following through with after delivery support.

For additional information contact Jeff Knirck at Equipment Solutions,Inc. Mailing Address – PO Box 159, Forestville, CA 95436; Shipping Address 6490 Front Street, Forestville, CA 95436; Tel: 408-245-7162, Fax: 408-245-7160, E-Mail: info@equipsolutions.com or visit the Website at http://www.equipsolutions.com

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Motion Control – LCR16 Series Linear Rotary Actuator, 35mm stroke, 24VDC operation with 5 micron encoder

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Vaughan, Ontario, Canada –The LCR16 from SMAC Moving Coil Actuators provides precision Z-theta motion within one small actuator, which is ideal for a pick, orient and place applications.  A wide variety of LCR16 linear rotary actuators are available with either direct drive or gearbox equipped rotary units.>

The vacuum-built-in shaft through the rotary motor is available for some models to prevent dust build-up in the unit.  These z-theta actuators can easily be programmed to control force/torque, position and velocity in all axes at the same time with feedback capability.  SMAC’s unique, patented “Soft-Land” function enables the unit to gently land on a delicate component with a controlled force to avoid damage of both the component and the actuator.

The actuator is constructed with a direct drive brushless servo motor.  It’s designed with linear guide built-in lubrication to offer long life cycle.  Moreover, it provides absolute control over: force/torque, position, acceleration and velocity.

Features include:

  • Direct drive brushless servo motor
  • Combined linear and rotary motions in a single unit
  • Fully programmable in force/torque, position and velocity
  • SMAC’s Patented ‘Soft-Land’ Technology
  • Self-lubricated linear guide
  • Low shaft run-out, 30µm (Lower run-out optional)
  • Vacuum through shaft prevents dust accumulation
  • MTBF 100 million life cycle
  • JMobile runtime included. Requires JMobile V2.8 or higher
  • Supports Corvina Cloud secure connectivity with full network separation
  • OPC UA Server and Client
  • Optional CODESYS V3 runtime with choice of EtherCAT, PROFINET, Ethernet/IP and POWERLINK

Information on the LCR16 Series Linear Rotary Actuator from SMAC can be viewed at:
https://www.electromate.com/assets/catalog-library/pdfs/SMAC/SMAC_LCR16_Linear_Rotary_Actuator_Brochure.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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How Would You Position Components Of An Experimental Reactor Vessel Weighing 33 Tons?

Easily …   … Using Custom made LM76 Jet Rail Bearings and Shafting!

When a privately funded research company was ready to move from their original Proof of Concept to a sustainable fusion reactor to produce clean sustainable energy, they realized that extremely heavy components would need to be assembled and disassembled and reassembled again for design modifications and maintenance. The completed assembly would be the length of two buses and easy alignment of the individual components would be critical.

 

The main reactor, the fusion containment chamber that is capable of containing a plasma medium of 10 to 15 million degrees is made of non-magnetic stainless steel as are many of the components. The Plasma Medium could be described as a football shaped blob about 1 meter in diameter by 2 meters long. The plasma medium is injected from each end of the reactor assembly by Plasma Guns.

In addition to supporting the weight of the components, the bearings selected to move these massive loads during the construction and testing of the fusion reactor would have to be non-magnetic. Working with engineers, LM76 developed a custom 3 inch Jet Rail Bearing designed to carry both the weight of the fusion reactor and the high energy particle generators. In addition LM76 supplied precision ground, 3 inch 303 stainless steel (non-magnetic) shafting.

The custom manufactured Jet Rail Roller Blocks and 303 stainless steel shafting simplified the assembly/disassembly of the fusion containment chamber and components while ensuring critical alignment throughout travel.

This breakthrough fusion reactor is still in the experimental stage. A commercially viable reactor would need to contain 100 million degrees. Why is the project so important? Because in addition to producing sustainable energy, its only by-product is, environmentally safe, “helium ash.”.

 

 

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Founded in 1976, LM76 has been a leading designer/manufacturer of linear bearings, slides and linear motion systems. LM76 is renowned for its industry leading Minuteman Teflon® Composite linear bearings. LM76 is a leading supplier of precision linear shafting: RC60, 300 Series Stainless Steel, and ceramic-coated aluminum shafting. LM76 also offers several FDA/USDA compliant linear bearings and slides for the food processing, pharmaceutical, medical, and packaging industries.

For additional information contact Mike Quinn at: LM76, 140 Industrial Dr., E. Longmeadow, MA 01028; Telephone: 413-525-4166, Fax: 413-525-3735 or E-Mail: mquinn@lm76.com or visit the website at http://www.lm76.com

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Founded in 1976, LM76 has been a leading designer/manufacturer of linear bearings, slides and linear motion systems. LM76 is renowned for its industry leading Minuteman PTFE Composite linear bearings. LM76 is a leading supplier of precision linear shafting: RC60, 300 Series Stainless Steel, and ceramic-coated aluminum shafting. LM76 also offers several FDA/USDA compliant linear bearings and slides for the food processing, pharmaceutical, medical, and packaging industries.

When others think catalog …   … LM76 thinks solution!

For additional information contact Mike Quinn at: LM76, 140 Industrial Dr., E. Longmeadow, MA 01028; Telephone: 413-525-4166, Fax: 413-525-3735 or E-Mail: mquinn@lm76.com or visit the website at http://www.lm76.com

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Motion Control – Two Way 3-to-1 “Traction Drive” Speed Reducers Feature 98% Efficiency!

Rolling Motion Industries 2 Way Speed Reducer is 98 Percent Efficient

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North Babylon, NY – Motion Control Components – Rolling Motion Industries (RMI) is changing the world of mechanical power transmission! New Two Way MAR-17-2-3:1 and the MAR-23-2-3:1 Speed Reducers using Traction Drive Technology leveraged engineering fluids and precision manufacturing with a simple design that features exceptional reliability and up 98% efficiency! The MAR17-2-3:1 Speed Reducer is designed for input speeds up to 3600 rpm with 10 to 20 in/lbs of torque, and the MAR-23-2-3:1 Speed Reducer is also rated for speeds to 3600 rpm but with an input of 20 to 30 in/lbs of torque.

The propriety engineered traction fluid with a coefficient of friction of just 0.1 to 0.12 transmits torque between the four driving and driven elements. The traction fluid continuously changes from liquid-to-solid-to-liquid in the microscopic spaces between the driving and driven elements. Even though there is no metal-to-metal contact there is no slippage! These compact speed reducers are quiet, generating up to 72% less heat even after weeks of continuous operation, and offer thousands of hours of trouble free operation, as the traction fluid cools and lubricates the traction drive speed reducers.

Having low vibration, and no torque losses from 10 to 3000 rpm, these 3:1 2 way speed reducers let motors operate at peak efficiency while having a damping effect on a motor’s torque ripple. The speed reducers are available with an optional overriding clutch to protect the components as they can not be back driven. Incorporating standard NEMA mounting dimensions, they can be easily integrated into new and existing applications.

Creating 38% lower dB at 3000 rpm than conventional gearboxes these people friendly speed reducers are ideal for use in medical equipment such as mobile hospital equipment and dialysis machines as well as pumps, blowers, fans, turbo and super chargers, conveyers, HVAC systems, and other power transmission and motion applications.

About Rolling Motion Industries (RMI)-

About Rolling Motion Industries (RMI): In 1993 John Pawloski and his brother Ray took over the family business, Jewelers Machinist Co. They realized they needed to switch from outdated conventional thread grinders to CNC thread grinders. As a result, Jewelers Machinist Co is recognized as the source of some of the most complex thread grinding in the industry. The concept for the RMI traction drive came from John in 2007. Working in that high precision industry aided John in the development of the RMI Traction Drive.

In the years that followed, the design of the individual components and formula of the engineered traction fluid were finalized, testing was completed, a patent granted, and production begun. The RMI Traction Drive is one of the most efficient ways to transmit power from one point to another. Utilizing rolling motion, RMI is able to transfer power at various ratios with minimal energy loss. Tested against V-belt, direct drive, chain, and gearbox setups, RMI Traction Drives offer energy saving benefits through true efficiency rating percentages up to 98%. The high efficiency of the traction drive allows electric motors to run at their peak efficiency ranges.

There are many applications where it can be used from automotive to industrial to medical. The RMI traction drive can be used in the electric vehicle market and precision applications. Offering benefits such as low backlash and no back driving, it set a new standard for “high efficiency”.

For additional information contact our sales team at Rolling Motion Industries, 400 Columbus Ave, North Babylon, NY 11703 Tel 860-846-0530, E-Mail info@RMIDrive.com or visit the website at http://www.RMIDrive.com


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Motion Control – LFA-3404 Linear Focus Actuator from Equipment Solutions

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Forestville, CA –The motion control LFA-3404 Linear Focus Actuator is a high performance compact positioning system.  It was specifically developed for optical applications requiring both high precision and high-speed positioning over a short to medium stroke.  The motion control LFA-3404 is well suited for optical focusing and other micropositioning applications such as scanning interferometry, surface structure analysis, disk drive testing, autofocus systems, confocal microscopy, bio-technology, semiconductor test equipment.  Note that this motor is normally configured with an analog position feedback sensor and can be optionally equipped with a digital quadrature feedback element.   

The key to this products immense success is its novel tubular architecture.  This arrangement provides a means to send the optical path directly through the middle of the motor.  The moving optic attached to the motors ‘C-mount’ is not cantilevered and so has no torques. By design, the LFA-3404 Linear Focus Actuator rotates approximately 0.1 degrees or 1.7 milliradians for every 1 millimeter of translation.  Product manufacturing tolerances are closely monitored so that both lateral and angular displacements about the motion axis are as small as possible.

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For additional information contact Jeff Knirck at Equipment Solutions,Inc. Mailing Address – PO Box 159, Forestville, CA 95436; Shipping Address 6490 Front Street, Forestville, CA 95436; Tel: 408-245-7162, Fax: 408-245-7160, E-Mail: info@equipsolutions.com or visit the Website at http://www.equipsolutions.com

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New VLM Servo Motors for value conscious applications!

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Greenville, DE —-Motion Control Components – Kollmorgen has launched the VLM servo motor series to fill the gap between stepper and high-performance servo motors. The new VLM series synchronous servo motors offer OEMs, machine builders and end-users, an excellent price-performance proposition in the torque range of 0.5 to 4.5 Nm continuous and 16 Nm peak, with speeds of up to 6000 rpm. They also provide highly flexible configuration, proven quality and high reliability. Hence, they are a very useful solution for many applications where stepper or asynchronous motors are pushed to their limits but the expense and unused dynamics of high performance servo motors is not desirable.

The many standard design and configuration options built into the range allow engineers an optimal solution from the outset, to tailor their applications and machine requirements. Thus, installation time and cost is minimized and the price-performance ratio is further improved. The VLM series motors are available with standard frame sizes of 60 mm and 90-mm or NEMA 23 and 34 in each of the six most popular motor sizes and with a choice of twelve standard windings. The extensive possibilities for shaft and mounting facilitate seamless integration into virtually any system.

Feedback options include Digital Resolver (SFD), resolver, encoder and Hall sensors. VLM motors achieve continuous torque up to 4.5 Nm and peak torque to 16 Nm and can be used in power systems with 230 VAC. And of course, the new motors meet the ROHS Directives for CE and UL certification.

Information on the Kollmorgen VLM Brushless Servo Motors available from Servo2Go.com can be viewed at: https://www.servo2go.com/products/servo-motors-drives/servo-motors/ http://www.servo2go.com/product.php?ID=101027&cat=

These and other Motion Control Products are available through www.Servo2Go.com

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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The New Sales Funnel – Adapting to Change

Motion Control Marketing – Adapting to the New Marketing Paradigm

A message for Motion Control Marketers

The role marketing is expanding!

As a marketer of technical products I make an effort to view the sales process as a consumer.  Fact – All consumers are not alike.  Speaking only for myself, although, I believe there are many like me, that want to do their own research, and ONLY talk to sales when they are ready to.

Depending on the consumer it may be early or late in the sales process.  Perhaps the sales funnel should reflect an overlap rather than have a line at which the process switches from marketing to sales.  That said, consumers need to be aware of a product, have their interest aroused, have cause to consider the product, and have an interest in purchasing the product.  Marketing today necessarily has a bigger role in the sales process than in years past.

Years ago (pre-internet) a potential customer saw a product release or an ad in a magazine, circled a number on a “Bingo Card” and got a sales call made on him.  Today the potential customer sees a product release or ad and starts to do his own research.  In addition to some reviews, he will find data sheets, application notes, videos, dedicated web pages, and blogs online (products of the marketing department) all of which will be carefully reviewed before a sales person is ever called.

Developing and implementing an effective Business-to-Business marketing program for technical products that:

Creates Awareness of …

Generates Interest in …

Causes Consideration of …

Raises the level of Intent to …

and

Aids in the Evaluation of …

Does not have to be expensive! 

However, It does have to be well planned …       … and that plan has to be carried out.

For large companies the marketing program can include: Paid Advertising, Product Releases, an expensive interactive Website, a Blog, Data Sheets and Brochures.  All effective tools to create Awareness, Interest, Consideration, etc.

For smaller companies an effective reasonably priced, affordable marketing program can include: Product Releases, a Website, perhaps a Blog, and Data Sheets.

Product Releases are great for creating Awareness of, they also generate Interest in, and cause further Consideration of your products, each time the release is seen in a different print or online publication.

The Website does not have to have an expensively developed “WOW” factor as much as it has to have the information needed to determine if your product is right for the prospects application, or if you have the capability of supplying a custom product to meet or perhaps even exceed his or her needs.

A simple inexpensive blog, can also be an effective marketing tool.

Data Sheets …   … Create a straight forward format for an online data sheet that provides the technical data needed helps in the Evaluation that then can lead to the Sale!

 For over 30 years I have been marketing exclusively Motion Control products. First as a Marketing Manager and then as Marketing Consultant.  I have enjoyed working with several companies for over 20 years.  Email me at dwtechcom@gmail.com and see how inexpensive an effective marketing program can be.

Motion Control – Custom Linear Mechanisms

Custom Linear Mechanisms from Steinmeyer …

Welcome to Where Precision Is.  You Can Turn to Steinmeyer for Design and Assembly of Custom Linear Mechanisms for your Precision Positioning Systems
Modern mechatronic systems consist of numerous precision components that must be assembled in complex configurations. Here, every detail counts.Steinmeyer Mechatronik, a division of August Steinmeyer GmbH, offers design and assembly services for a variety of demanding applications.We have deep experience in medical devices, laboratory instrumentation, optical inspection & semiconductor positioning. Our engineers can implement your finished design or optimize your concept.

For Example …

Highly Stiff Linear Axis for Optics

Construction of a flying telescope

The Max Planck Institute has built a helium-balloon borne telescope in the Sunrise project. This telescope hung from the balloon by means of a rope and ascended to heights of up to 24000m. The atmosphere is very thin at this altitude, and the conditions are similar to those in space. Such a balloon mission, however, costs only a fraction of a rocket launch with a conventional satellite, and represents an interesting alternative to space travel. Since the telescope hangs only on a rope, it bends due to gravity. Spherical mirrors were used, so that the bend of the optics could be compensated by simply shifting the optical components. The correction movements were achieved by the positioning systems shown here.

System with short strokes and excenter drive

The so-called M3 mechanism adjusts the tertiary mirror in the longitudinal direction and consists of a conventional carriage system and ball screw drive. For the M2 positioning system, which adjusts the secondary mirror in three translational degrees of freedom, a very short-stroke system based on an excenter drive was developed. Both positioning systems are driven by high-transmission miniature stepper motors with additional encoder feedback.


Trust Steinmeyer With Linear Mechanism Solutions:

    • We can assemble custom linear mechanisms of all sizes – from miniature actuators using 3 mm linear rails, to 3 m long lifting mechanisms.
    • As an added value, our engineers will offer innovative ideas for optimizing your design.
    • We can quote a completely assembled module, including sourcing of key components!
    • We offer our customers the advantage of a close working relationship, enabling us to provide you with the best possible solution to meet your needs.

Contact Person for Custom Linear Modules

Bruce Gretz

Phone: 781-273-6220

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In the realm of linear motion control, Steinmeyer is synonymous with precision, innovation, and exacting standards of quality. We are the world’s longest continuously-operating manufacturer of commercial ball screws, our main product line. As an added value, we offer customized linear modules from our highly innovative and experienced Mechatronik division. Designed and manufactured in Germany, our products are used globally in precision positioning for medical devices, lab instruments, and other mechatronic applications. Steinmeyer engineers will work closely with you to customize our offering to deliver a solution that meets your technical requirements and budget.

For further information on Steinmeyer our extensive product portfolio, call 1-781-273-6220 or visit Steinmeyer at: www.steinmeyer.com

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