Motion Controls & Controllers

Controls & Controllers

Brushless DC Motor Controls provide commutated power.

July 1, 2016

Available in chassis mount and NEMA 4X enclosures, Brushless DC Motor Controls provide commutated power and variable speed control, delivering optimal speed regulation over wide range of loads. Closed loop units offer line and low voltage options as well as analog and digital options. Controls are suited for applications where high torque, high speed, and quiet operation are needed. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Robotics

Robot Monitoring System enables worker/robot collaboration.

June 30, 2016

With host of safety functions, including safe speed limits, safe standstill monitoring, safe axis ranges, and position and orientation supervision, SafeMove2 encourages development of innovative robot applications by integrating safety directly into robot controller. Software allows robots and operators to work closely together by restricting robot motion to precisely what is needed for application. SafeMove2 provides tools that speed commissioning workflow for faster setup and validation. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Display & Presentation Equipment, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

HEIDENHAIN to Showcase Motion Control Influence at IMTS

June 17, 2016

SCHAUMBURG, IL – From HEIDENHAIN, the international leader in precision measurement components and systems, comes an opportunity to view not only its newest motion control breakthroughs to the world at the upcoming International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) 2016 show this Fall (Booth #E-5226 / Quality Pavilion), but also see highlights from two of its many internationally-owned... Read More

Controls & Controllers, Robotics

B&R to Present Integrated Machine Control Platform and Advanced Technologies at IMTS 2016

June 7, 2016

Modular automation solution unifies CNC, PLC, HMI, robotics, safety and more At this year’s International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS), from September 12-17 in Chicago’s McCormick Place, BR Industrial Automation Corp will exhibit its innovative automation solutions at booth E-4115. B&R specializes in standards-based, scalable and modular control systems integrating CNC, logic,... Read More

Controls & Controllers, HVAC, Green & Clean

Variable Speed Control increases ventilation system efficacy.

May 25, 2016

Mounted internally within fan housing to eliminate voltage spikes that can contribute to motor performance issues/failure, Vari-Green™ Drive (Model VGD-100) optimizes energy savings and efficiency of ventilation systems in diverse applications. This preprogrammed, factory mounted and wired variable speed control, intended for 3-phase motors up to 10 hp, uses R3 filtering technology to reduce electrical harmonics back into building and does not require any field installation or start-up. Read More

Controls & Controllers, HVAC, Green & Clean

Speed Control provides precise airflow regulation.

May 24, 2016

Designed for use with any AC fan or fan tray, OA11/22 dual-channel phase control unit lets user control fan speed for single or multiple fan assemblies. This 120/220 Vac, field-adjustable unit lets engineer specify and control fan noise, speed, and air delivery according to application requirements. Four user-adjustable speeds – off, low, medium, and high – maximize control and flexibility with minimal setup time. Areas of use include medical, industrial, networking, and telecom applications. Read More

Controls & Controllers

Motion Controller improves high-speed application performance.

May 13, 2016

CompactLogix 5380 controller supports high-speed applications with up to 20 axes of motion. When combined with Bulletin 5069 Compact I/O system, scheduled outputs improve I/O response time to as fast as 0.2 msec. Event triggers from I/O modules provide near-instantaneous task execution, while dual-configurable, 1-gigabit Ethernet port supports DLR topologies or use of multiple IP addresses. Built-in system and field power terminals as well as multiple security features are standard. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Electronic Components & Devices

Motion Control Chips offer direct upgrade paths.

May 9, 2016

Series PCD46x1A features single-axis (PCD4611A), dual-axis (PCD4621A), and quad-axis (PCD4641A) models. With respective QFPs of 48, 64, and 100 pins, chip package and terminal allocation of all three models are compatible with those of PCD46x1 series. Series PCD46x1A can also mount on same boards as previous chips. Functionality lets CPU connect to chips with 8-bit parallel bus connection or 4-wire serial interface. When connecting with latter, terminals D0–D5 can be used as GPIO ports. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Material Handling & Storage, Mechanical Power Transmission

Precision Linear Stage handles payloads up to 22 lb.

May 9, 2016

Available with travel ranges of 1, 2, and 4 in. and velocity to 0.8 ips, Model L-406 delivers smooth motion with minimum incremental motion and repeatability down to 0.2 microns. Recirculating ball bearings ensure optimized guiding accuracy with minimum backlash. Compact DC servo motor with gearhead is offered for high torques and resolution, while 2-phase direct-drive stepper motor delivers higher velocity. Mounted on motor shaft, integrated rotary encoder sensor provides position feedback. Read More

Controls & Controllers

Motion Controllers withstand harsh environmental conditions.

May 3, 2016

Able to withstand -40 to +70°C and vibrations up to 14 grm, Gold LION network-based, multi-axis machine motion controllers command any multi axis scenario from Point-To-Point to complete multi-axis coordinated/synchronized motion. Available versions include rugged, stand-alone, ready-to-use metal package and ready-to-use module. Latter allows for customization by embedding unit on PCB. Communication protocol support accelerates and facilitates communications with third party elements. Read More

Controls & Controllers

Motion Control Solutions for Any Mission, for Any Environment

May 2, 2016

Ultra-High Current, Ultra Rugged, Ultra Small Servo Drives Meet us at XPONENTIAL 2016, New-Orleans 3-5 May, 2016, Booth #537 Elmo Motion Control USA, Nashua, New Hampshire, USA - a leading provider of advanced and cost-effective motion control solutions, will introduce its new world-class motion controller and exhibit a variety of servo drives with advanced networking and high intelligence... Read More

Controls & Controllers

Motion Controller integrates multiple drive technologies.

April 29, 2016

PIMotionMaster C-885 lets users integrate different drive technologies, from traditional servo and stepper motors to specialized piezo-ceramic motors, via one interface and software suite. Available in 2 sizes capable of housing 4–20 controller frames (8–40 channels), modular system employs digital processor and interface module operating as communication hub between C-885 and PC while occupying one module slot. Each added module is automatically detected. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Material Handling & Storage

It's Hands-on Action at Magnetek's AISTech 2016 Exhibit

April 28, 2016

MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis. – Visitors to Magnetek’s display at the 2016 AISTech   Iron Steel Technology Conference and Exposition being held in Pittsburgh, Pa, May 16-19 will have an opportunity to try their hand at a variety of the Company’s material handling control solutions. Attendees will be able to recreate variable torque control on a mill duty crane through a hands-on demonstration... Read More

Controls & Controllers, Material Handling & Storage

Rockwell Automation Expands Motion Control Business

April 22, 2016

MILWAUKEE — Rockwell Automation today announced it has expanded its motion control business by completing the acquisition of MagneMotion, a leading manufacturer of patented, high-performance conveyor systems with servo-controlled independent cart technology. The addition of this new offering will integrate into existing Rockwell Automation control, safety and sensing solutions to help... Read More

Controls & Controllers, Optics & Photonics, Test & Measuring Instruments, Vision Systems

Handheld Multimodal Stroboscopes offer optimal light output.

April 21, 2016

Respectively, QB-LED and QBS-LED employ 40 and 118 LEDs to deliver 5,000 and 10,000 lux peak. Adjustable flash range of 30–300,000 fpm (0.5–5,000 Hz) is displayed in user-selectable units on backlit LCD, and flash duration is also adjustable. Menu structure facilitates access to common and special functions, and built-in Li-ion battery provides up to 7 hr continuous operation on one charge. While both models offer multiple operational modes and functions, only QBS-LED features Auto Sync Mode. Read More

Controls & Controllers

Gold Lion Motion Controllers for Harsh Environments -40°C to+70°C, Vibrations up to 14GRMS

April 14, 2016

Elmo's Gold LION family consists of advanced network based, multi-axis machine motion controllers designed to withstand harsh environmental conditions Gold LION controllers can command over any multi axis scenario. From simple Point-To-Point, to complete multi-axis coordinated / synchronized motion.The GOLD LION series comes in two forms: -Rugged, Stand Alone, Ready To Use metal package ... Read More

Controls & Controllers, Material Handling & Storage, Mechanical Power Transmission, Mounting & Attaching Products, Optics & Photonics

Velmex BiSlide® Pan and Tilt System Used on Several Shots for Oscar Nominated Anomalisa

March 18, 2016

Dick Kaneshiro, an owner of Velmex positioning systems for stop-motion photography, recently completed camera work on the film Anomalisa. The film, nominated for an Oscar in the Best Animated Film category, was shot in part using a camera rig Kaneshiro designed and comprised of several Velmex BiSlides Stages and Rotary Tables. In additional to rotating movement through the Rotary Tables, the... Read More

Controls & Controllers, Software

EtherCAT Motion Controller helps build IoT-ready machines.

March 18, 2016

Run from real-time OS on any PC without any dedicated hardware, WMX2 EtherCAT Master can simultaneously control up to 64 independent axes and >10K I/Os at communication cycle of 0.25 msec. Availability of 500+ motion class libraries affords flexibility with which to create customized applications to meet exact requirements. Solution includes EtherCAT Master and real-time OS licenses, simulator, as well as EtherCAT Network Configurator 2 network maintenance/monitoring utility. Read More

Controls & Controllers

Multifunction Controller simplifies machine safety.

March 11, 2016

Available to manufacturers and equipment builders, Allen-Bradley Compact GuardLogix 5370 eliminates need to separate networks and controllers for safety and motion in applications with up to 16 axes. Providing integrated safety, motion, and standard control on single EtherNet/IP network facilitates configuration and reduces wiring while promoting diagnostics quality. Software-configurable solution also features dual Ethernet ports, built-in energy storage, and removable 1 GB SD card. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Machinery & Machining Tools

Mill-Turn Control offers enhanced cycles and features.

March 9, 2016

Graphics, interpolation turning, and gear hobbing capabilities of TNC 640 extend applicability to machining of large parts for power plants. CAD viewer supports .Step, .Iges, and .Dxf files and lets operator evaluate workpiece at control. For machine builders, M3D converter enables DCM (Dynamic Collision Monitoring). Other features include Cycle 880, for gear hobbing of external cylindrical and helical teeth, and manual probing function for determining 3D basic rotation for plane surface. Read More