Motion Control – High Precision XYR Alignment Stage Has Better Than +/- 3 Micron Accuracy!

Motion Control – Alignment Stage!

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Van Nuys, CA – — Motion Control -Optimal Engineering Systems, Inc. (OES) has introduced the XYR-300-400 Alignment Stage offering +/- 3 micron accuracy for industrial, medical, semiconductor, production, research, and laboratory applications.  The XYR-300-400 Alignment Stage features +/- 15 mm of travel in the X and Y axes and +/- 5 degrees of rotation (theta). It moves in XY-plane and rotates around the center of the XY-plane.

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The XYR-300-400 Alignment Stage feature linear resolutions of the X and Y axis of 1 micron resolution with a 10 micro-steps per step motor driver and static parallelism of less than 0.05 mm.

Industrial Safety – Is Your Workplace Safe? Use the Free Gotcha Stick to be SURE!

Industrial Safety – Get a Free Gotcha Stick!

Industrial Safety — Omron introduces the safety Gotcha Stick Safe Distance Scale. This safe distance stick accurately tests the allowable barrier opening size based on the distance from the point of operation. It features English measurements on one side, and Metric measurements on the other.

Although not officially adopted by OSHA, the safety “Gotcha Stick” is based on data from “A Review of Machine-Guarding Recommendations,” by Donald R. Vaillancourt and Stover H. Snook of the Liberty Mutual Research Center for Health & Safety. This data redefines the dimensions of the human arm for the purposes of machine guarding. The resulting new stick has been modified to include openings of less than 1/4 inch over the first 1/2 inch distance.

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Guarding machinery by means of hard (fixed) barriers is one of the main ways of protecting personnel from point-of-operation hazards. The safety “Gotcha Stick” is the easiest means of verifying that openings in hard guarding will not allow the point-of-operation to be accessed by the operator.

Omron’s safety products are used to protect workers around machinery, automated equipment and industrial robots. Their products serve a wide variety of applications and markets, including semiconductor, automotive, electronics manufacturing, packaging and consumer markets.

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To request the FREE safety “Gotcha Stick” click here.

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

Motion Control –  Open Apeture Linear Focus Actuator

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Motion Control – LFA-3404 Linear Focus Actuator: 34 millimeter clear aperture, 4 millimeter range of motion, <50 nanometer positioning resolution, 90 grams moving mass, 89 x 57mm, 1kg


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LFA-3404 Linear Focus Actuator: is a high performance compact positioning actuator. It was specifically developed for applications requiring both high precision and high-speed positioning over a short to medium stroke. This product mates the voice coil motor to a perfectly smooth flexure guidance system and a very high resolution position feedback encoder.

Motion Control – Frameless Brushless Servo Motor Kits from Maxon Are Available from Electromate!

Motion Control – Frameless Motors
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With outer diameters of only 43mm to 90 mm, these frameless brushless servo motors are extremely compact. 

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Vaughan, Ontario, Canada — Motion Control Components — The new frameless motor kits from Maxon consist of only a rotor and stator – with no bearings or motor shaft. With outer diameters of only 43 to 90 mm, these pancake servo motor kits are extremely compact.

Available in size ranges from 30 Watt to 260 Watt, these EC (electronically commutated) frameless slotted motors feature low voltage windings, high pole pair count and are shipped as BLDC motor kits with the rotor and stator delivered separately without bearings and motor shaft.

Motion Control – Moticont Adds 1 Inch Stroke, Direct Drive Linear Actuator to Their Patented SDLM Series of Electric Cylinders!

Motion Control –  Electric Cylinders!

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Van Nuys, CA — Motion Control – The SDLM Series of Electric Cylinders from Moticont now includes a 1.0 inch (25.4 mm) stroke actuator in their compact 0.750 in. (19.1 mm) diameter series of linear actuators. The new SDLM-019-095-01-01 actuator features a continuous force of 6.8 oz (1.9 N) and a peak force of 21.6 oz (6.0 N). A precision linear optical quadrature encoder is integrated and protected inside the actuator housing.

Motion Control – Tutorial – When to Choose A 4pole DC Motor

Motion Control – Maxon’s 4pole DC Motors
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Selecting a DC micromotor for use in applications from aerospace through to downhole drilling inspection, a 4pole motor has advantages. A 4pole design is stronger than a 2pole equivalent but can also fit within the same space and weight envelope.
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Fall River, MA — Motion Control – For DC motor applications that require high torque in a light weight and compact space envelope, 4pole motors can be the optimum choice. A 4pole motor can fit within the same footprint as a 2pole design but they are able to generate more torque. Importantly, a 4pole motor is also stronger than a 2pole motor of equivalent size, meaning that it more closely maintains its speed when a load is applied.

Motion Control – Linear Bearings – Which Type is Right for Your Application?

Motion Control – Linear Bearings – Comparison: Ceramic Coated vs Linear Ball Bearings

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Motion Control – Motorized Rotary Stage, the AR39-AH Available from OES!

Motion Control – Motorized Rotary Stage!
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Van Nuys, CA —– Motion Control – Rotary Stages – A rotary stage is a component of a motion system used to restrict an object to a single axis of rotation. The terms rotary table or rotation stage are often used interchangeably with rotary stage. Our rotary stages provide accurate positioning performance in a low profile and compact footprint. They are perfect for the limitations and requirements of the laboratory and are also used in manufacturing environments. These stages are ideal for optics, measurement, alignment and other demanding applications.

Motion Control – Linear Servo Controller for Non-Commutated Motors!

Motion Control – Linear Servo Controller

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Forestville, CA, – Motion Control – The SCA814 Linear Servo Controller was specifically designed to control single phase, non-comutated devices like voice coil motors. like it’s field proven predecessor the SCA754 is a high performance single axis DC motor controller and amplifier system. It is comprised of a highly integrated single PC board level product with a cohesive interface.

This card provides current amplification and analog servo control interfaces. The single-phase characteristic of the current amplifier makes it particularly well suited for DC motors such as galvanometers and voice coils.

Motion Control – Electric Cylinder Has Zero Cogging and High Throughput!

Motion Control – Zero Cogging Electric Cylinder
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Van Nuys, CA – Motion Control – Components -– Moticont has added another non-commutated linear actuator to its DDLM series of low cost actuators. This new DDLM-019-070-01 Linear Actuator can develop 10.1 oz (2.8 N) of continuous force and 32.1 oz (8.9 N) of peak force at 10% duty cycle.  Having a stroke of 0.960 in. (24.4 mm), this clean, fully enclosed linear actuator, also referred to as an electric cylinder is ideal for use in critical medical applications.   Measuring just 0.750 in. (19.1 mm) in. diameter with a housing length of 2.750 in. (44.5 mm) long, this zero cogging, bi-directional actuator is easily integrated into new and existing applications.  Each end of the shaft is threaded for direct coupling of the actuator to the load resulting in zero backlash allowing for smooth, high speed positioning, and high acceleration/deceleration resulting in greater throughput.

Motion Control – New Mini Planetary Gearmotors from Applied Motion Products Available from Electromate!

Motion Control – Mini Planetary Gearmotors!

Motion Control – Small, Cost effective Planetary Gearmotors Are Ideally Suited for Step Motor Applications

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Vaughan, Ontario, Canada — Motion Control  — Applied Motion Products New PH Series Mini Planetary Gearmotors are used with small step motors in NEMA 8, 11, and 14 frame sizes.  TThese gearmotors are used in applications where space is critical.  Small motors usually don’t produce enough torque for demanding applications.  Mini Planetary Gearmotors are an ideal solution.  They offer an increase in torque, and better inertia matching without breaking the budget.

Motion Control – Application – Mini Pan/Tilt for HD Cameras

Motion Control – Custom Gearmotors
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With digital television fast approaching, camera manufacturers are flooding the market with new, lightweight units, but few companies are providing the professional equipment that goes with the upcoming change.

“We searched across all known small motor manufacturers, but only Maxon Precision Motor was able to provide a motor that met our requirements,”
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Fall River, MA — Motion Control  Application – Up until 2006, the only broadcast-use professional motorized Pan/Tilts in the market were very heavy. This is because the equipment was built to hold analog video cameras, which could weigh as much as 50 kg and up. With February 2009 approaching, the final day of transition for digital TV, the leading HD camera manufacturers, Sony and Panasonic, have flooded the US market with new lightweight HD digital cameras, such as HDR-FX1 and AGHVX200, respectively. These new, HD cameras weigh less than 4.5 kg, and that weight continues to drop as the use of flash memory storage devices continue to rise.

Motion Control – Application Story – LM76’s JET Rail Linear Bearings and Engineering Exceed the Challenge!

Motion Control – JetRail Linear Bearings Application

Motion Control – Because LM76 understands workplace environments, manufacturing processes, and offers a complete line of linear bearing systems, LM76 was able to solve a problem and eliminate downtime!
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E. Longmeadow, MA –  Motion Control — When profile rail guides fail within a week bring production to a standstill LM76 was called on to supply a linear bearing system that would stand up under extreme conditions. This application story is not claiming that LM76 Jet Rail Systems are superior to profile rail guide systems. However, in this harsh environment the LM76 Jet Rail System proved to be the correct engineering option.

Motion Control – Compact Rotary Solenoids Available in OEM Quantities, Can Be Performance Matched To An Application!

Motion Control – Rotary Solenoids

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Motion Control – Van Nuys, CA –The R-09-150 CCWM Series of Counter Clockwise, Forward Shaft Extension Rotary Solenoids from Magnetic Sensor Systems (MSS), available in OEM quantities, features 18 different winding configurations allowing the user to match torque and duty cycle requirements to an application. These compact 38.1 mm (1.50 in.) diameter solenoids are just 22.098 (22.1) mm (0.87 in.) long and have two M4X0.7 threaded studs (8-32 studs optional) 7.366 (7.4) mm (0.29 in.) long on a 22.225 (22.2) mm (0.875 in.) bolt circle.  The shaft has 40 degrees of counter clockwise rotation, extending (13.0) mm (0.51 in.).   The shaft end is serrated for a better grip of the attached load. 

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The R-09-150 CCWM Series of Rotary Solenoids can be specified with a choice of AWG winding of 21 to 37 gauge.    Specifying a different AWG for the windings allows the user to control the performance of a solenoid with respect to duty cycle, current supplied, and torque by controlling the ampere turns.

Motion Control – All New! High Precision, Three-axis Gimbal Mounts with Four Motor Options Offer Greater Flexibility and Stability!

Motion Control – NEW! Three-axis Gimbal Mounts!
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Van Nuys, CA —– Motion Control – OES (Optimal Engineering Systems, Inc.) has released four all new Three-axis Azimuth, Angular Elevation, and Roll Gimbal Mounts. These new high precision and high stability AU270-AER Gimbal Mounts locate the surface of the Roll Stage 115 mm below the center line of rotation allowing for the positioning of: Cameras, optics, lasers and instrumentation for scanning, tracking, positioning, pointing, and other applications on their respective centerlines.

Motion Control – Application- Vacuum Compatible Maxon Motors for Extreme Conditions!

Motion Control – Vacuum Compatible Motors

Maxon Motor spent several months working alongside Instrument Design Technology (IDT) to customize a small, brushless motor to perform in the extreme vacuum conditions of the synchrotron. This article highlights the challenges in the design.
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Fall River, MA — Motion Control Components Application – The Diamond Light Source particle accelerator in Oxfordshire has been used for projects as diverse as analyzing the effects of strain on aircraft wings, studying the behavior of the HIV virus, and even reading ancient letters without opening them.

Motion Control – Robotic Cycloidal Gearbox from GAM is available from Electromate!

Motion Control – Robotic Cycloidal Gearbox!

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Vaughan, Ontario, Canada — Motion Control Components — GAM announces the release of the new GCL cycloidal gearboxes. The new gearboxes provide high precision and rigidity for horizontal and vertical robotic and motion control applications.

The GCL is designed to withstand the frequent start-stop impact loads of industrial robots and other motion control applications with impact resistance five times nominal torque. The GCL series is available in a wide range of sizes with ratios from 36:1 to 192:1.

Motion Control – Rotational Voice Coil Stage Offers Galvo Like Performance at a Fraction of the Size and Cost!

Motion Control – Rotational Scanner
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The Motion Control RVC-9025 Rotational Voice Coil Stage provides a means to quickly and repeatably steer an optical beam with a diameter of up to 25 millimeters over 90° with 25 microradians of resolution.

Forestville, CA, — The motion control RVC-9025 provides galvo like performance at a fraction of the size and cost. It is capable of positioning a mirror anywhere within its ±22.5° mechanical range in about a millisecond with micro-radian resolution.

Motion Control – Hollow Core Voice Coil Motor Has Low Inertia, High Precision available from Moticont!

Motion Control – Hollow Core Voice Coil Motor!

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Van Nuys, CA — Motion Control – Moticont introduces an open aperture (hollow core) voice coil or moving coil linear motor from Moticont, the HVCM-051-025-013-01. Featuring an open aperture of 0.50 in. (12.7 mm) this low cost, clean room friendly non-commutated motor is available off-the-shelf. The light weight and low inertia moving coil of the linear actuator demonstrates:

High acceleration/deceleration, high speed, zero cogging, and by connecting directly to the load, zero backlash.

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The HVCM-051-025-013-01 Linear actuator has a hollow core that allows for optics, illumination, laser beams, or cables to pass through, additionally, it has a continuous force rating of 5.3 lbs (23.7 N) and a peak force of 16.9 lbs (74.8 N) at a 10% duty cycle.

Motion Control – Select the Low Cost, Economical, Bi-Directional Latching Solenoid Best Suited for an Application!

Motion Control – Latching Solenoids

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Motion Control – Van Nuys, CA –Latching Bi-Directional Solenoids released by Magnetic Sensor Systems (MSS) are low cost, economical to use, and easy to integrate into an application. The S-18-100LC2 and S-18-100LF2 Latching Bi-Directional Solenoids feature the same compact dimensions: 1.00 in. wide x 0.84 in. high x 1.73 in. long with 6-32 threaded Push/Pull plungers. 

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The plungers have a travel of 0.19 in. and in the extended position are 0.50 in. long, two 8-32 (or optional M4) threaded mounting holes are located on the underside of the solenoids.