Motion Control – Miniature Linear Voice Coil Servo Motors have Sub-Micron Resolution, High Acceleration, High Speed, and 37.6 oz. of Continuous Force!

Motion Control – Miniature Voice Coil Motor
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Van Nuys, CA – Motion Control – The LVCM-025-029-02 and the LVCM-025-029-02M (Metric version) have been added to the Moticont’s line of Linear Voice Coil Servo Motors. These miniature 1 inch (25.4 mm) diameter brushless high speed linear servo motors feature high force-to-size ratios, and zero cogging. Clean, quiet, and efficient they feature high accuracy and high repeatability, and sub-micron resolution when operated in a closed loop as a DC servo motor. Featuring low inertia and high acceleration/deceleration for high throughput, these new linear servo motors have a stroke length of 0.313 in. (7.9mm), a high-force-to-size ratio of 37.6 oz. (10.5 N) and a peak force of 118.9 oz. (33.1N) at 10% duty cycle.

Motion Controllers – Galil Achieves Prestigious UL/CSA Certification for its Range of Controller Series

Motion Controllers – Galil Achieves Prestigious Certification!

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Vaughan, Ontario, Canada — Motion Controllers – Galil Motion Control, a renowned industry leader in the motion control market, is proud to announce the successful attainment of UL/CSA certification for several of its premier controller series. This milestone exemplifies Galil’s undying commitment to advancing safety, reliability, and quality in the products it delivers to customers globally.

The prestigious certifications attained are UL 61800-5-1/CAN CSA C22.2 No. 274, which governs adjustable speed electrical power drive systems, and UL 61010-1/CAN CSA 22.2 No. 61010-1, which stipulates safety requirements for electrical equipment utilized for measurement, control, and laboratory use.

Motion Control – Hollow Core Linear Voice Coil Servo Motor Features 19.1 mm Stroke, High Force-to-Size Ratio!

Motion Control – Miniature Voice Coil Motor
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Van Nuys, CA – Motion Control – The HVCM-051-032-013-01 Linear Voice Coil Motor released by Moticont, features a high force-to-size ratio and a 19.1 mm (0.75 in.) stroke. A low inertia, high acceleration/deceleration, high speed, clean and quiet, non-commutated, hollow core brushless servo motor, the HVCM-051-032-013-01 Linear Voice Coil Motor is ideal for applications such as: Testing, optical focusing, positioning, laser beam steering, laser drilling, cutting and machining, medical diagnostic equipment, scanning, wafer handling, dynamic vibration absorption, sorting, and assembly applications.

Motion Control – 12.7 mm (0.500 in.) Diameter Miniature Linear Voice Coil Servo Motors Have 25.4 mm (1.000 in.) of Travel!

Motion Control – Long Stroke Miniature Voice Coil Motor!
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Van Nuys, CA – Motion Control in XYZ & Theta – Moticont is releasing two 12.7 mm (0.500 in.) diameter Linear Voice Coil Motors, the LVCM-013-032-02M (Metric) and the LVCM-013-032-02 (Imperial). These brushless high speed linear servo motors have a 25.4 mm 1.000 in. long stroke, and a high-force-to-size ratio of 0.70 N (2.5 oz.) and a peak force of 2.20 N (7.9 oz.) at 10% duty cycle.

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Known also as moving coil motors or linear actuators they are ideal for: Dispensing, work holding and clamping, assembly, testing, wafer handling, animation, dynamic vibration absorption, scanners and laser beam steering and filtering. Featuring low inertia and high acceleration/deceleration they are: Clean, quiet, efficient, and have high accuracy and high repeatability when operated in a closed loop as a DC Servo Motor.

Motion Control Application – Polishing Machine’s Linear Ball Bearing Failures Solved by LM76!

Motion Control Application – Truck Wheel Buffing Machines

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The Application –

Motion Control – Polishing Aluminum Truck Wheels is done with a polishing machine that has a 36″ vertical stroke indexer, having a 2500 pound load moving @ 4″ per second. The polishing media is like toothpaste with glass in it. It is extremely abrasive, and sticky/tacky.
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The Problem –

The industrial buffing system is chewing-up motion control linear ball bearings and spitting them out every 2 weeks! This is the situation one of customers found themselves in while for years accepting lost production and costly maintenance shutdowns. When LM76 got a call from a proactive new maintenance manager, we were eager to try a scraper seal design we had recently had success with on another application.

Originally, these systems came with protective bellows which helped keep polishing media from contaminating the 2″ linear ball bearing pillow blocks. According to our maintenance manager, once a bellow was damaged, it was removed and thrown away. Maintenance personnel so disliked having to take off and reinstall bellows that they mysteriously disappeared. Even with protective bellows, aluminum dust mixed with polishing media formed what one mechanic termed, “toothpaste with glass in it.”This abrasive “lapping compound”would stick to shafting, dry and semi-harden. As a bearing rolled along, polishing media would penetrate it’s seals “sliming” balls and clogging ball tracks. This would quickly lead to bearing failure and shaft brinneling (grooving). Needless to mention, routinely replacing linear ball bearings and more costly shafting was too much for the new maintenance manager who called LM76 for help.

The Solution –

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For this application, we chose our motion control Black Racer Ceramic Coated Linear Bearing. This bearing is extremely tough, is of one piece construction (no mechanical components, no catastrophic failure mode or shaft grooving) and has the longest life test we know of on record. Like linear ball bearings, Black Racer requires lubrication.

John Tarbell (President of LM76), specified a zero clearance beryllium copper scraper seal. Beryllium copper is exceptionally ridgid, extremely hard and wear resistant. The Beryllium copper would trap lubricant and distribute it as a fine, uniform film on the shaft. This film reduces friction, disperses heat and wets shafting. The wetted shaft surface forms a barrier between media and steel – keeping polishing media from cleating into disparities on the shaft (remaining peaks and valleys). Tarbel, said, “A Zamboni doesn’t lay down an inch of ice, it fills in the skate marks.” When the scraper travels on the shaft, it easily lifts the media and moves it along to the end of the stroke. Unlike linear ball bearings, Black Racer has no balls so some residual “slime” is easily accommodated. (Seen below, the beryllium scraper seal is captured between the bearing counter-bored face and the machined steel end cap.) Admittedly, a heavy interference fit dramatically raised system friction but was mitigated because the system is hydraulically driven – driving force is not an issue.

Staying within the form factor of the original OEM design–standard roundway pillow block and shafting–we chose our direct drop-in 2″ closed pillow block and Black Racer Ceramic Coated bearing coupled with our 2″, Class L Rc60 Case Hardened Shafting. Tarbell then designed a steel end cap retainer ring that pinned the beryllium scraper seal against the bearing face.

Note: The bearing leading and trailing faces have machined counter-bores to locate and capture the back of the scraper seal. To keep the retainer ring secured to the pillow block, set screws were positioned on both sides and driven into a slot machined into the OD surface.

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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 – Open Frame Series of 18 Pull Type Solenoids with a 1 Inch Stroke Can Meet the Voltage, Duty Cycle, and Force Requirements of Many Applications!

Motion Control – Open Frame Solenoids

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Motion Control – Van Nuys, CA – The S-18-100 Series of Open Frame Pull Type Solenoids from Magnetic Sensor Systems (MSS) includes 18 different solenoids to select from based on the Voltage, Duty Cycle, Attractive Force (up to 100 oz) and Stroke requirements of the user. MSS Solenoid coils typically utilize 23 to 40 AWG (American Wire Gauge) windings with Class “F” insulation for better protection of the solenoid during longer duty cycles.

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The S-18-100 Series solenoids are 1.000 in. wide x 0.84 in. high x 1.74 long and have a 1.00 stroke. The noncaptive plunger or actuator is 0.312 in. in diameter with a clevis end for load attachment.

Motion Control – New! Large Three-axis Gimbal Mounts Feature High Resolution, and Four Motor Options

Motion Control – Solenoid Drivers

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Van Nuys, CA – Motion Control – Designed for larger cameras, tracking devices, telescopes, optics, and other devices, four new, high resolution, three axis gimbal mounts have been released by OES (Optimal Engineering Systems, Inc.). This new series of Three Axis Gimbal Mounts are 588 mm wide by 463 mm high, and handle loads up to 10 kg. The AU400-AER (Azimuth, Elevation, and Roll) Series of Three Axis Gimbal Mounts feature high precision 180:1 worm gear driven “V” groove rotary stages.

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 – Electromate Recognized as: “A Great Place to Work!”

Motion Control – A Great Place to Work!

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Motion Control – Vaughan, Ontario, Canada – Company News – Electromate Inc. is proud to be Recertified™ by Great Place To Work® for the 8th year in a row. The prestigious award is based entirely on what current employees say about their experience working at Electromate. This year, 86% of employees said Electromate is a great place To Work – 26 points higher than the typical Canadian company.

 

 

 

Great Place To Work® is the global authority on workplace culture, employee experience, and leadership behaviors proven to deliver market-leading revenue, employee retention, and increased innovation.

Motion Control – NEW! Metric and Inch Dimensioned Electric Cylinders Feature High Speed, Zero Cogging, and 1.25 Micron Resolution

Motion Control – Electric Cylinders!
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Van Nuys, CA – Motion Control – New, Metric and Imperial dimensioned Electric Cylinders or Linear Voice Coil Servo Actuators have been released by Moticont. The new, compact 25.4 mm (1.000 in.) stroke SDLM-025-095-01-01M and SDLM-025-095-01-01 Linear DC Servo Actuators feature high repeatability, high acceleration/deceleration, and zero cogging! These high force-to-size Electric Cylinders have linear encoders mounted internally for closed loop servo operation. Additionally, to operate at peak efficiency, integral temperature sensors provide data to achieve the highest possible throughputs.

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The clean fully enclosed SDLM-025-095-01-01M and SDLM-025-095-01-01 Servo Actuators are 25.4 mm (1.000 in.) in diameter, the housing is 95.3 mm (3.750 in.) long and the total length of the housings and shafts are 139.7 mm (5.500 in.).

Motion Control – Application – Minuteman Flange Blocks; 20 Million Cycles and Counting!

Motion Control – Flange Blocks Application
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Motion Control – Solenoid Driver Module from Magnetic Sensor Systems is Energy Stingy!

Motion Control – Solenoids – Driver Module

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Motion Control – Solenoids – Van Nuys, CA – Magnetic Sensor Systems (MSS) Has released the SDM840 Solenoid Driver Module as a complement to their Series of Solenoids and those of other manufacturers that includes: Tubular, Open Frame, Low Profile, Hinged Clapper, Latching, and Rotary Solenoids. This compact, quiet 20 kHz pulse width modulated driver module measuring just 1.65 in. x 2.50 in. is designed to consume less energy by first applying the voltage for a pre-determined period of time necessary to activate the solenoid and when the plunger is seated, drop the voltage to a level sufficient to hold the solenoid in the seated position conserving energy and avoiding overheating the solenoid’s coil.

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This also allows smaller solenoids to be used when a large force at a long stroke is required by applying high voltage to the solenoid providing the necessary force to pull the plunger in, then dropping the voltage down to maintain the plunger in place.

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Motion Control – High Precision, High Load Goniometer Stages with +/- 30 Degrees of Travel Are Available from OES!

XYZ-G Positioning Stage – XYZ-Goniometer Positioning Stages

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Van Nuys, CA – – Motion Control – Optimal Engineering Systems, Inc. (OES) has added four goniometers to their expanding catalog of high precision positioning stages. The new, AK160-30 Goniometer Series feature precision ground worm gears with a 400:1 ratio and pre-loaded cross roller guides offer +/- 30 degrees of travel with 30 kg of load.

Motion Control – High Performance Parallelogram Voice Coil Positioning Stage From Equipment Solutions Is a Complete Positioning System!

Motion Control – High Performance Parallelogram Voice Coil Positioning Stage

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Forestville, CA – Motion Control – Components – The PVS-5.5 Parallelogram Voice Coil Stage from Equipment Solutions is a complete, compact high performance positioning system. This compact stage (37mm x 31 mm x 32 mm) weighing just 70 grams features a 5 mm clear aperture through the center of the motor and the friction free, flexure linking system.

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Non-linearity is <±0.5% throughout the stages 5 mm range of motion. PVS-5.5 Parallelogram Voice Coil Stage is ideal for optical focusing and micropositioning applications such as: Semiconductor, medical, optical testing, scanning microscopy, circuit board assembly, and micro manufacturing.

Motion Control – Electromate Announces Pre-Order Availability of Universal Robots’ New UR30 Cobot

Motion Control – Universal Robots’ Cobot
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Vaughan, Ontario, Canada — Motion Control – Electromate Inc., a leading Distributor of Precision Robotic & Mechatronic Solutions, is excited to announce the pre-order availability of Universal Robots’ latest innovation – the UR30 collaborative robot (cobot). The UR30, boasting a 30 kg payload capacity, is the newest addition to Universal Robots’ cutting-edge cobot lineup.

Innovations in Motion Control Technology – Miniature Direct Drive Linear Motor with Integrated Encoder and Temperature Sensor is Just 16 mm in Diameter!

Innovations in Motion Control Technology – Miniature Integrated Voice Coil Motor
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Van Nuys, CA – Innovations in Motion Control Technology – Moticont is introducing their new miniature 16 mm diameter SDLM-016-032-01-01 Direct Drive Linear Motor with integrated position and temperature sensors. This smallest of the fully enclosed SDLM series of linear motors features zero backlash, zero cogging, high acceleration, high speed, high resolution, and long life.

Innovative Motion Control – Select XTREME 6000, Full Ceramic Radial Bearings from CERAMICSPEED for Extreme Environment Applications!

Innovative Motion Control – Full Ceramic Ball Radial Bearings

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E. Longmeadow, MA — Innovative Motion Control – The XTREME 6000 ZrO2 Series of Full Ceramic Radial Bearings from CeramicSpeed are designed to provide levels of performance in extreme environments beyond the capabilities of steel and even hybrid bearings. The complementing components of these bearings were carefully selected to provide the highest levels of performance in high temperatures, and adverse environments such as: Submerged in water, high pressure steam, chemicals, and caustic fluids.

Innovative Motion Control – Select from a Series of Low-Profile Push/Pull Type Solenoids to Meet the Specific Voltage, Duty Cycle, and Force Requirements of Your Application!

Innovative Motion Control – Compact Push/Pull Solenoids

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Innovative Motion Control – Van Nuys, CA –Magnetic Sensor Systems (MSS) has released 18 low-profile Push/Pull Clapper Solenoids with the ampere turns (windings) adjusted to meet the specific force and duty cycle requirements of an application. The S-66-100 Series of Low-Profile Clapper Push/Pull Type Solenoids from MSS are just 1.00 in. in diameter and 0.66 in. deep.

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These compact solenoids have a 0.40 in. stroke and can be operated at a variety of duty cycles (voltage dependent) and are the ideal choice for: Medical dispensing, plotters, clutches, switches, mixing, valve control, vending machines, games, fire suppression systems, cabinet locks, door controls, and sorting equipment.

Motion Control – Eight New High Resolution, High Repeatability Yaw-and-Pitch Stages for the Measurement of Angles and Curvatures!

Motion Control – Yaw and Pitch Stages

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Van Nuys, CA – Motion Control – Eight new Yaw-and-Pitch Stages have been introduced by OES (Optimal Engineering Systems, Inc.). These new series of high precision Yaw-and-Pitch Stages integrate Goniometers as the lower stage (yaw axis) and a rotary stage as the upper stage (pitch axis). The yaw range of travel is +/-10 or +/- 15 degrees. The pitch range of travel is 360 degrees of continuous motion. The diameter of the pitch axis is 60 mm.

Applications include Laser scanning, drilling, and machining, reverse engineering, inspection, assembly, measurements, tracking, and positioning.