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STI — Omron introduces the “Gotcha Stick” Safe Distance Scale. This three-segment 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 “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 “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.

With headquarters in the heart of Silicon Valley, STI was founded nearly 30 years ago and employs more than 350 people. STI has been selected twice by Forbes and three times by Business Week as one of the “world’s best small companies.” STI’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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Low-cost Tin-Can Stepper Motors from Nippon Pulse feature high torque and compact size!

Motion Control Low Cost Tin Can Steppers available from Servo2Go

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Greenville, DE —-Motion Control Components – The PF/PFC series tin-can stepping motors are conventional magnet-driven rotary stepper motors with a permanent magnet in their rotor core. Rotating in proportion to the number of pulses sent to the motor, the stepper motor is frequency synchronized and can change speed depending on the frequency of the pulse signal.

Because of its high torque output and low profile construction, applications for tin-can stepper motors include, but are not limited to, printing, packaging, and medical devices.

PF/PFC series tin-can stepping motors are also available with optional gearheads offering increased torque in a small package. Nippon Pulse geared tin-can stepping motors can achieve up to a 2500mN·m maximum torque.

Geared motors from Nippon Pulse are well-suited for fluid dispensing, pumps, valves and a host of other applications that require high torque and smoother motion.

More information on Low-cost Tin-Can Stepper Motors from Nippon Pulse feature high torque and compact size, available from Servo2Go.com can be viewed at: https://www.servo2go.com/search.php?search=Tin-Can%20Stepper%20Motors&D=PROD

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 at warren@servo2go.com or visit Servo2Go.com at: www.Servo2Go.com

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Motion Control – Linear Motion – Miniature Voice Coil Actuators from H2W Technologies, Inc.

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Santa Clarita, CA —– Motion Control – Linear Motion Actuators — H2W Technologies offers miniature versions of both our moving coil and moving magnet voice coil actuators. Additionally, we offer custom designed solutions to meet your application specifications.

H2W has built its smallest moving magnet voice coil actuator (NCM01-04-001-2IB) to date, with an outside diameter of 0.40 in [10 mm] and a length of 0.735 in [18.8 mm]. It has a stroke of 0.10 in [2.5 mm] and generates a continuous force of 0.10 lbs [0.45 N] and a peak force of 0.30 lbs [1.35 N]. It weighs just 0.20 ounces [5.7 grams]. This actuator utilizes a hardened shaft and sliding contact bushing to ensure long life, and is ideal for oscillatory motion. The compact design allows the actuator to be used in a number of handheld applications. Moving magnet voice coil actuators have built-in bearings so there is no need for the customer to add mass or complexity to their motion system to integrate a bearing, and there are no moving leads to worry about cable management.

Our smallest moving coil voice coil actuator (NCC01-04-001-1X) has an outside diameter of 0.44 in [11.1 mm] and a length of 0.36 in [9 mm]. It has a stroke of 0.13 in [3.2 mm] and generates a continuous force of 0.06 lbs [0.27 N] and a peak force of 0.18 lbs [0.8 N]. It weighs just 0.20 ounces [5.7 grams]. The bobbin has been constructed of plastic to prevent any damping forces that a metallic bobbin would create. The compact design allows the actuator to be used in a number of handheld applications.

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.

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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Motion Control Application- Maxon Drives Help People Walk Again!

At the first Cybathlon in Zürich, researchers are presenting the world’s best exoskeletons – devices that enable paraplegics to walk again. Motors from Switzerland play a central part in this development.

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Fall River, MA — Motion Control Components Application – On October 8th 2016, people with paraplegia are going on a footrace at the Cybathlon in Zürich. Aided by exoskeletons, they will compete against each other on an obstacle course to show the public how far advanced technology has come in this area.

Switzerland, is playing a central role in this process. Many of the exoskeletons are fitted with components from the canton of Obwalden – components without which there wouldn’t be a lot of movement to be observed.

From the planet Mars to an exoskeleton

Robotic suits have to be both powerful and lightweight. Too much weight would cause the battery to drain in no time. This presents a big challenge to developers. Most of the motors that are strong enough to power an exoskeleton are large and heavy. This is why engineers are turning to the Swiss company that already developed the drives for NASA’s Mars rovers: maxon motor. maxon drives are powerful, lightweight, and energy-efficient, meaning that they can conserve battery power, and be very durable.

“We spent decades perfecting our motors”, says maxon CEO Eugen Elmiger. A lot of money has gone into research and development. It was worth it: These days, the motors from Switzerland can be found everywhere, in robots, airplanes, cars, and medical devices.

Knowledge yields an advantage in the market

Providing competent technical support for customers is just as important as delivering high-quality products. Small businesses and start-ups often approach maxon with specific drive technology problems that they lack the expert knowledge to solve by themselves. maxon motor, in turn is able to help with its extensive experience in the field, a strength that lets the company stand out from the international competition. “Our knowledge and the ability to give expert advice are a great advantage in the market,” says Elmiger. The Cybathlon is a good example: In the field of exoskeletons, the Swiss company has a pretty clear idea about what’s important besides choosing the right motor. As a result, quite a few of the participating teams are using products from Switzerland. The same is true for other disciplines, such as prosthetic arms or legs and electrical wheelchairs.

For examples, read maxon’s exclusive Cybathlon brochure or visit the new site for technology enthusiasts – drive.tech

maxon supports the Cybathlon as a sponsor and partner

The Cybathlon games are organized by the ETH Zürich and are being held for the first time on October 8, 2016 at the Swiss Arena in Zürich. Around 80 teams from all over the world will be participating. The machine-assisted competitors will compete against one another in six disciplines: prosthetic legs, prosthetic arms, exoskeletons, motorized wheelchairs, bicycles with muscle stimulation, and virtual racing using thought control. What’s not allowed at the Paralympics is an absolute must at the Cybathlon: the use of state-of-the-art technology. “Our aim with the Cybathlon is to break down barriers between the general public, people with disabilities, and scientists,” says ETH professor Robert Riener, who invented the Cybathlon.

The Swiss drive specialist maxon motor supports the Cybathlon as a sponsor and partner. The company will be present at the games with a workshop for the teams and a small exhibition about the history of prosthetics.

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 Slotless Zero Cogging Motor Kits Available from Electromate!

Electromate offers Slotless Motors from Applimotion

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Vaughan, Ontario, Canada -Motion Control Components – Applimotion’s UTS Series Slotless Direct Drive Frameless Motors are permanent magnet 3phase ring type, low profile, direct drive motors with large through hole available in 29-240mm diameters.

For the ultimate in smooth operation when scanning or positioning, the UTS Series Slotless motors offer zero cogging and sinusoidal torque angle curves. Considered one of the best motor constructions for many years, Applimotion has leveraged already proven motor technology as the basis for this new family of direct drive motors. Once you have taken advantage of a slotless direct drive motor you won’t go back to traditional motors.

Features include:

  • Wide Range of Diameters – from 29 mm to 240 mm.
  • Medium motor constant – Low phase resistance and inductance for the motor size optimizes operation with low voltage power supplies and provides the high output with minimum voltage drop.
  • Optional Windings – Select your voltage, speed and current, Applimotion will create a special winding to optimize torque or efficiency.
  • Sinusoidal Torque Curves – motor designs for optimum performance with sinusoidal current control. Less than 1% higher harmonic content for minimum torque ripple on sinusoidal drives
  • Zero Cogging Torque – provides ultra-smooth consistent motion.
  • Optional Back Iron Rings – A standard set of iron rings are offered for each motor.
  • Optional Hall Device Feedback – internally mounted PCA doesn’t add to motor height offered on some motors, others require externally mounted hall device board.

Click on the link below for information on the UTS Series from Applimotion.>-
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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 – FDA/USDA/3A-Dairy Compliant ETX Scraper Seals for Linear Bearings Used In Food Processing Applications!

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E. Longmeadow, MA Motion —  – Linear Motion – LM76 has introduced FDA/USDA/3-A Dairy compliant, snap-in ETX Scraper Seals for linear bearings. Machined from Ertalyte® PET-P, ETX Scraper Seals have high strength, excellent wear resistance, low coefficient of friction, and excellent dimensional stability at higher temperatures than seals from other materials. Designed with a slight interference fit between bearing ID and shaft, ETX Scraper Seals prevents contaminates and debris from migrating beneath the seal as it scrapes the shaft surface. Ertalyte® PET-P’s low frictional characteristics have little impact on drive force. These FDA/USDA/3-A Dairy compliant scraper seals are ideal for: Pharmaceutical, medical, food, and dairy processing applications.

EXT Scraper Seals feature a high continuous service temperature up to 210°F (100°C) and offer good chemical and abrasion resistance, low moisture absorption, and resistance to staining. These linear bearing scraper seals keep bearings free from debris and bacterial contamination, are not affected by biological fluids, mild acids, can be washed down with cleaning agents, and steam cleaned. Snap-in EXT Scraper Seals are available for closed linear bearings, and closed pillow and flange blocks.

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LM76 also manufacturers a broad variety of FDA & USDA compliant bearings and shafting, in inch sizes of .25 inches to 1.5 inches, and a FDA & USDA compliant profile rail and slide system that can easily be integrated into new and existing applications. The bearing options include: Self-lubricating FDA & USDA compliant Teflon® composite bearings in a 304 stainless steel shell, and lower cost bearings with a ceramic coated shell and FDA & USDA compliant liner. Bearings are available in closed and open configurations, and are drop-in replacements for all inch sized linear ball bearings.

About LM76

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.

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 – Electromagnetic Brakes & Clutches for Motor Control Available from Servo2Go!

Motion Control Brakes & Clutches available from Servo2Go

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Greenville, DE —-Motion Control Components – For more than 40 years Inertia Dynamics has been recognized as a global leader in the design and manufacture of technically-advanced industrial clutches and brakes. Inertia’s experienced design and development team utilizes sophisticated test equipment to ensure very high quality and consistency levels to meet the most demanding customer requirements.

Inertia Dynamics offers a full line of electromagnetic clutches and brakes, wrap spring clutch/brakes, motor brakes, controls and moment of inertia measurement equipment.

Long-life Inertia Dynamics products are hard at work in various markets including material handling, food processing, and packaging machinery on applications such as conveyors, filling and cartoning machines and mixers..

Features of Inertia Dynamics Brakes & Clutches:

  • 12V, 24V, 90VDC or 120VAC windings
  • Static torque to 250 lb-in
  • Bore sizes from 1/8″ to 1.5″
  • Low current consumption
  • Low cost
  • Metric bores & special voltages available

CLICK HERE for more information on the Inertia Dynamics’ Spring Applied Brakes available from Servo2Go.com. They can be viewed at: http://www.servo2go.com/supplier.php?id=1031080113

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 at warren@servo2go.com or visit Servo2Go.com at: www.Servo2Go.com

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Motion Control – Frameless Brushless Torque Motor from H2W Technologies, Inc.

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Santa Clarita, CA —– Linear Motion Control Components – H2W has developed an unhoused arc segmented frameless brushless torque motor (TWR-070-410-1150-3PH) with low inertia moving coil assembly for high angular acceleration applications. The rotary 3-phase brushless motor, also known as a rotary servo motor, is a direct drive motor that is ideal for limited or unlimited, closed loop servo, rotary motion applications. It can generate a continuous/peak torque of 480 in-lbs [53 Nm]/1440 in-lbs [159 Nm]. It has been designed to have a 70° rotation and operate on a 20” (500 mm) radius, but additional modular magnet tracks (33° each) can be added to increase angular displacement. It is capable of very precise position, velocity, and acceleration control when coupled with a rotary encoder for position feedback

The vacuum encapsulated moving motor coil assembly moves through a gap in the long U shaped magnet assembly. A customer supplied bearing system is required to guide the moving coil assembly and to maintain a .050″ [1.25 mm] clearance between the magnet and the coil assembly. There is no attractive force between the motor coil and the magnet assembly. The 3-phase motor coil assembly can be commutated trapezoidally using integral hall effects or commutated sinusoidally using software commutation in conjunction with the appropriate amplifier, motion controller and encoder feedback. The power to the motor, from a brushless servo amplifier, is supplied via a high-flex motor power cable. Motors can be designed to fit customer specific application requirements.

Features:

  • Zero cogging
  • High speed and accelerations of light loads
  • Low inertia
  • Multiple motors coils inside a single magnet assembly
  • Uses standard 3-phase brushless amplifier

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.

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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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Motion Control – Large Area Travel XYZ Gantry Systems from Intellidrives!

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Philadelphia, PA, — Motion Control Components – IntelLIDrives new Syncronized XY and XYZ BEMA Series Gantries are offered in travel length from 300 x 300 mm to 3,000 x 3,0000 mm. Constructed using a rigid, light weight frame, and linear guides, the precision, low cost BEMA Series features: Repeatability of ± 50µ, and accuracies of 10µ, With speed up to 2 m/sec, the BEMA Gantry Series is perfect for applications in high speed positioning for light-to-medium payloads.

the BEMA Gantry Series can be motorized with stepper motors, brush-less servo motor/encoders or integrated SMART motors (motor options include NEMA 17 and NEMA size 23 motors). Contact-less end-of-travel limit senors are installed on these systems.

These syncronized gantries can be fitted with Z axis module for XYZ configuration.

Features

  • XY travel from 300 x 300 mm to 3 m x 3 m
  • Standard Z axis for XYZ system
  • Synchtonized belt drive
  • Stepper, Servo, SMART motors
  • Repeatable to 50 microns
  • Load 10 to 30 Kg

Turn-key out-of-box installation.

IntelLiDrives amplifiers and motion controllers are designed for a wide range of industrial automation applications. Our drives power linear and rotary servo and stepper motors in single axis, networked or multi-axes motion controllers installations in diverse applications such as industrial robots, vision systems, assembly machines, machine tools, semiconductor manufacturing equipment, electronic manufacturing and in a variety of other industrial control solutions. The drives and controllers are pre-cabled and pre-configured for a specific ordered motor or stage for turn-key out-of-box installation.

About IntelLiDrives —

IntelLiDrives, Inc. manufactures linear actuators, XY tables and rotary tables for the industry, government, science and research institutions around the world. Our precision rotary actuators, XY stages and linear actuators are used in the applications in medical devices, life sciences, semiconductor and electronic assembly manufacturing, data storage, laser processing, military/aerospace, photonics, automotive and test assembly, research and development and other industries requiring high precision and throughput motion control solutions.

For further information on this new product or others in our extensive product portfolio, call 1-215-728-6804 or e-mail Intellidrives at sales@intellidrives.com.com or go Intellidrive – Contact Us at: www.intellidrives.com/contact-us

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Motion Control – Maxon Motor Introduces The First Sterilizable Drive System!

Brushless DC motor, gearhead, and encoder from one single source

Maxon motion control Sterilizable Brushless Drive System

With the ENX EASY, maxon motor’s NEW ENX EASY is a sterilizable encoder for use with maxon’s brushless DC motors. This opens up a range of new possibilities in medical technology.

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Fall River, MA — Motion Control Components – This is the world’s first steam sterilizable encoder ENX EASY. It is available in an incremental (1024 counts) and absolute version (4096 steps), both designed for 1,000 autoclave cycles.

As of now, the ENX EASY can be combined with matching BLDC motors and planetary gearheads. The encoder can be integrated into the brushless drives ECX 13 and ECX 16 SPEED (up to 120,000 rpm and 104 W) without any increase in length. When the gearheads GPX 13 and GPX 16 SPEED (0.2 Nm max. continuous torque) are added to the combination, customers receive a fully sterilizable positioning system. This opens up an entire new range of possibilities in medical technology. The compact and robust design is ideal especially for power tools

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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