Mechanical Power Transmission

Controls & Controllers, Mechanical Power Transmission, Test & Measuring Instruments

Rockwell Automation Brings SAB Maltings Into The Connected Enterprise

April 8, 2016

MILWAUKEE – Rockwell Automation recently supplied South African Breweries’ (SAB) first fully automated and networked EtherNet/IP-based control system for its new maltings plant in Alrode, South Africa. The new control system will integrate traditionally disparate, malt-production processes into a single, networked, EtherNet/IP-based solution to provide plantwide visibility and actionable... Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Brush DC Motor carries up to 14.96 mNm torque.

April 8, 2016

Featuring coreless design with self-supporting coil and magnetic circuit in 24 mm diameter size, Athlonix™ 24DCT provides efficiency reaching up to 90%. Miniature DC motor is available in 2 variations: precious metal commutation and graphite commutation with Neo magnet inside. Product is suited for battery-driven applications such as medical and industrial pumps, drug delivery systems, robotic systems, miniature industrial power tools, tattoo machines, and dental tools. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Reliable DC Motors incorporate mechanical monitoring system.

April 5, 2016

Offered in low-profile package with DC motor technology as alternative to motor rewinds or AC conversions, 125–1,200 hp RPM PD series is optimized for reliability. Performance and armature design produce full power over extended speed ranges with smooth torque transitions and minimal cogging while operating at low speeds. Length of brushes, along with mechanical monitoring system, promotes increased run time between scheduled maintenance shutdowns. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Motorized Linear Stages offer optimized moment load stability.

April 5, 2016

With patented bolt-on design, WGS Series can be directly coupled to size 17 and size 23 step motors, simplifying design by eliminating assembly time and previously required couplings. Over 20 lead screw configurations and multiple motor size and stack options are available. Stages are suited for variety of applications, including blood analyzers, microscopy, auto-samplers, industrial X-Y stages, and semiconductor inspection equipment. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Pin Type Bushing Couplings dampen system vibration.

April 5, 2016

Designed using pin and bushing connection that minimizes vibration, CPU Couplings handle angular misalignment of 4° and parallel misalignment of 0.5 mm. Design maintains zero backlash for smooth system operation, while lightweight aluminum construction absorbs and dissipates heat from adjacent sources in system. Able to handle speeds up to 4,000 rpm, RoHS-compliant couplings come in 3 models with bore sizes from 6.00–22 mm and transmittable torque from 2.2–25 Nm. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Tape Extension Sensors feature integrated pulley.

April 5, 2016

Designed for limited space applications, POSITAPE® WBR models are equipped with pulley that is mounted directly onto sensor behind tape-feeding unit, enabling pullout angle of measuring tape to be rotated through 90°. Sensors utilize linear and absolute measurement principle without reference operation. Depending on model, measurement ranges reach from 5&ndash;65 ft. With linearity tolerance of ±0.10%, sensors can be equipped with analog and digital outputs, achieving resolution of <0.05 mm. Read More

Material Handling & Storage, Mechanical Power Transmission, Mounting & Attaching Products

Mini Ultrasonic Piezo Rotary Stage has integrated encoder.

April 4, 2016

Self-locking without the need of brake, U-62x&#39;s ultrasonic piezomotors are positioners that reach velocities up to 720°/sec. Integrated, direct-measuring, incremental encoders ensure resolution down to 1/1000°, while self-clamping, ultrasonic motor eliminates jitter/drift and holding current. Available in 20, 30 or 50 mm widths and 10, 12 or 19 mm heights, positioners offer 360° rotation range and quiet operation. Piezo ceramic ring motor directly drives rotating platform. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission, Mounting & Attaching Products

Hexapod Positioner delivers sub-micrometer precision.

April 4, 2016

Offering linear travels to 110 mm and angular travels to 40°, HexGen&trade; HEX500-350HL is driven by AC brushless, slotless servomotors directly coupled to actuator ball-screw. This configuration promotes drive stiffness and positioning accuracy as well as minimum incremental motion capacity (20 nm in XYZ and 0.2 µrad for &theta;x&theta;y&theta;z). Able to be modified with user-specific features or mounting patterns, product comes with A3200 motion control and visualization software. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Materials & Material Processing, Mechanical Power Transmission, Green & Clean

Retrofit of Controls at Ulbrich on Steel Rolling Mill Increases Power Factor from 0.2 to 1.0

April 1, 2016

Advanced motors and drives replace old equipment, with estimated total cost of upgrade being recouped in less than two years of energy savings alone, thanks to regenerative drive technology from Siemens    Most coil steel companies spend considerable time repairing and replacing their line equipment, owing to all the factors one would expect in the heavy-duty world of coil processing. ... Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Mechanical Power Transmission, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Transportation Industry Products

Standard Motor Products Releases 250 New Parts for Standard® and Intermotor®

April 1, 2016

NEW YORK, – Standard Motor Products, Inc. (SMP) announces the addition of 250 new part numbers to its Standard® and Intermotor® lines. The release expands coverage through the 2016 model year covering more than 200 million additional VIO. The company increased switch coverage by 40 million VIO with the introduction of 90 SKUs, including 25 combination switches and 20 instrument panel... Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Linear Motor Stages offer linear velocities up to 900 mm/s.

April 1, 2016

Featuring fully sealed design measuring 20.866 x 8.075 x 2.441 in., LM3 Series provides 300 mm travel with 15 µm accuracy, 1 µm repeatability, 5 µm flatness, and 5 µm straightness. Low-profile units include ironless linear servomotors and recirculating ball linear ways, linear SS scale encoder, optical limit switches, hard coverings with side seals, and integrated cable management. Stages are suited for inspection, scanning, optical positioning, laser marking, and machining applications. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Mechanical Power Transmission

Hygienic Servomotors utilize vented connector.

April 1, 2016

Designed for challenging environments, such as daily exposure to chemicals and high-pressure wash-downs, AKMH&trade; Hygienic Servomotors include integrated pressure equalization feature. Hybrid power/feedback cable incorporates tube that allows motor&rsquo;s internal pressure to equalize with electrical cabinet of connected drive. Applied to end of cable that exits motor, Vented Connector assembly allows motor to vent at connection point while maintaining IP69K rating and hygienic features. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Mechanical Power Transmission

Drop-In Truck Engine Starting System eliminates stranded trucks.

April 1, 2016

Available for Class 3&ndash;6 vehicles, uSTART&trade; provides jump start system that lets users charge capacitor from adjacent "dead" batteries. Ultracapacitor-based, drop-in product does not require any special wiring and provides vehicle with a start regardless of condition of existing batteries or external temperature (-40 to +85°C). In addition to increasing vehicle bus voltage by >10% during crank, 2-terminal product reduces peak current to starter by >15% and reduces cycling seen by battery by >40%. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Electrical Equipment & Systems, Mechanical Power Transmission

FCC-Certified 4G/LTE Amplifier increases in-building coverage.

March 31, 2016

Promoting increased connectivity within buildings/structures, HA72170-NF can capture weak cellular signal and strengthen it to provide clear calls and fast, consistent data speeds while also reducing dropped calls. This 4G/LTE booster can wirelessly connect >25 mobile devices and works with 2G/3G/4G networks on U.S. cell carriers. While AGC enables consistent coverage, integral LED control console lets user set operational mode, select band, and adjust gain of each frequency. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Mechanical Power Transmission, Transportation Industry Products

Import Motor Parts cover greater than 16 million VIO.

March 28, 2016

Intermotor® Import includes 67 part numbers that expand coverage for 2015 model year with >16 million VIO. While 12 turbocharger SKUs include new and remanufactured units for gasoline applications, there are 3 diesel fuel injectors, 4 power door lock actuators, and 11 fuel vapor canisters that provide coverage for 3 million VIO. Examples of 23 switch SKUs, which increase coverage by 5 million VIO, include 4WD selector, ignition, heated seat, power door lock, and power window switches. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Controls & Controllers, Electrical Equipment & Systems, Mechanical Power Transmission, Plant Furnishings & Accessories

When the Industrial(TM) Label Matters - Deutsche Windtechnik Discovers the Pitfalls of Commercial Grade Equipment

March 24, 2016

NASHVILLE, TN – While many forms of raw renewable energy are free and seemingly infinite, the equipment needed to collect, process and transport the energy is not. With many wind farms located in difficult to reach offshore and hill-top locations, where wind can be harvested without physical interruptions, it is imperative to invest in infrastructure products that are able to withstand... Read More

Material Handling & Storage, Mechanical Power Transmission

XY Linear Motor Scanning Stage offers 8 x 8 in. travel.

March 24, 2016

Driven by ironless direct drive linear motors, Model L-731 offers solid velocity to 100 mm/sec for inspection, automation, photonics, metrology, and microscopy applications. Precision crossed roller bearings with anti-creep cage assist provide guiding accuracy of 1.5 µm straightness/flatness for loads up to 20 kg. Integrated optical reference encoder and limit switch provide further positioning control and accuracy for compact stage with 5 nm resolution. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission, Green & Clean

Brake Motors operate in fixed or variable speed applications.

March 22, 2016

Based on IMfinity® induction motor, Leroy-Somer FFB Brake Motors withstand severe stresses encountered in handling applications. Units offer total control of noise level, for both pick-up and engagement, as well as optimum control of application and release. Available in frame sizes 71&ndash;160, motors are sized for dynamic braking, and are based on failsafe operation. Products feature 230/380/400/415 and 460 V multi-voltage operation and provide braking torques from 4.5&ndash;200 N.m. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Mechanical Power Transmission

Hy-Mag Circuit Breaker is offered with recessed paddle actuator.

March 22, 2016

Designed for precision operation in OEM markets requiring general-purpose as well as full-load amp applications, A-Series hydraulic-magnetic (Hy-Mag) circuit breakers are available with visi-rocker or paddle actuators. Sealed toggle actuator style suits harsh environments, while optional rocker-guard and push-to-reset bezels help prevent inadvertent actuation. With 1&ndash;6 poles and 0.02&ndash;50 A capacities, temperature-stable products are rated up to 277 Vac or 80 Vdc. 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