Other Motion Controls & Controllers

Electronic Components & Devices, Controls & Controllers

3D Gesture Controller enables one-step recognition design-in.

January 22, 2015

Supplied in 28-pin SSOP, GestIC® MGC3030 offers simplified UI options to enable single-step design-in of 3D gesture recognition in consumer and embedded devices. On-chip 32-bit DSP executes real-time gesture processing, eliminating need for external cameras or controllers for host processing while permitting accelerated and more natural user interaction with devices. Solution makes full use of Colibri Gesture Suite (gesture features library) and supports programmable Auto Wake-Up On Approach. Read More

Controls & Controllers

Motor/Motion Controller offers high resolution, smooth operation.

January 16, 2015

Featuring full motion controller and GeckoMotion software compatibility, UL-Recognized GM215 runs up to 4 axes of coordinated motion off of onboard flash memory. Unit operates step and direction input step motor drive and offers 10 microstep native resolution. Each full step angle is divided into 10 equally spaced microsteps. Motor morphs from sine-cosine motor currents at low speeds (from 240 rpm) to square-wave currents at high speeds (ending at 360 rpm). Read More

Controls & Controllers

EtherCAT Master Motion Controllers feature integrated drives.

December 26, 2014

Equipped with 1/2 axes of integrated drives that operate from 3-phase 230–480 Vac, or 320–670 Vdc, SPiiPlusCMHV Series can manage networks with up to 32 axes and thousands of I/Os. Controllers offer currents from 5/10 A to 20/60 A continuous/peak. Each module consists of motion controller and EtherCAT master, 1 or 2 servo drives, and power supply. Applications range from medical scanners to large FPD positioning tables. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Controls & Controllers

Motion/EtherCAT Network Controller meets modern machinery needs.

October 31, 2014

Intended for motion-centric applications, SPiiPlusEC controls up to 64 fully synchronized axes and up to 5 KHz rate of profile generation and EtherCAT® cycle. Network can be comprised of any ACS EtherCAT servo and step motor drives and I/Os modules, as well as any certified EtherCAT module made by other vendors that complies with CAN over EtherCAT (CoE) protocol. NetworkBoost™ option increases machine uptime using ring topology-based redundancy. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Programmable Motion Control features 2 signal set points.

July 29, 2014

By continuously monitoring rotary speed, MSD-800 protects indoor/outdoor rotating equipment from damage. Unit alerts operator of change in speed by sending signal to control unit which can sound alarm and/or shutdown equipment completely. Installed remotely, control unit can be programmed to indicate 2 under-speed points or 2 over-speed points, or 1 of each. Speed sensor, installed directly to shaft of rotating equipment, is enclosed in weatherproof and dust-tight cast aluminum housing. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Mechanical Power Transmission, Mounting & Attaching Products

Parallel Positioning System offers 1,000 lb load capacity.

July 22, 2014

Supplied with C-887 hexapod multi-axis vector controller and software package, 6-axis Model H-850KMLD provides 1 µm minimum incremental motion over 100 mm travel range in XY and 0.5 µm in Z direction. Repeatability in 3 linear axes is ±1 µm, and ±5 µrad/9 µrad in rotary axes. Applications include precision manufacturing and automation, astronomical telescopes, optics alignment, satellite antenna alignment, high energy physics, and semiconductor manufacturing. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Mechanical Power Transmission

Miniature Screw-Actuators provide 20 nm resolution.

July 15, 2014

Providing travel ranges from ¼–1 in., N-470 PiezoMike Actuators are available for ambient applications, and in high vacuum (10-6 Torr) and ultra-high vacuum (10-9 Torr) configurations. Units can be computer-controlled to facilitate automated adjustment of optics, lasers, and micro-mechanical components. When at rest, drives are self-locking, require no electric power, and generate no heat. Holding force of >22 lb and self-clamping design make actuators vibration-proof and shock-resistant. Read More

Material Handling & Storage, Controls & Controllers, Construction Equipment & Supplies

Skid Steer Adapter supports Euro/Global attachments.

June 16, 2014

Weighing 145 lb, Part No. 835020 is designed to allow use of Euro/Global type attachments on skid steer loaders. Adapter features all welded design, plated rods, and easy release handle to secure attachments in place. Serving as attachment carrier only, adapter may not be used for back dragging. Read More