Drives

Controls & Controllers, Mechanical Power Transmission, Robotics

Delta Presents Integrated Automation Solutions for Industrial Machinery at IMTS 2016

September 14, 2016

Bring your "Delta Passport" to booth E-4338 to join Delta's journey to smart manufacturing and experience hands-on floor demos CHICAGO - Delta Group, a global leader in power and thermal management solutions, today invites International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) attendees to join it on the journey to smart manufacturing. At booth E-4338, visitors will see first-hand how... Read More

Material Handling & Storage, Mechanical Power Transmission

Manual Translation Stages are designed for precision.

September 14, 2016

Comprised of cross roller bearing, aluminum-bodied translation stages, XR-Series offers rear- and side-actuation. These 1 in. travel stages come with all components needed to have left- or right-handed X, XY, XZ, YZ, and XYZ configurations, and integrated dovetail feature for stacking can also be used to provide custom mounting options. Along with <150 µrad angular deviation in pitch and yaw, features include deep and blind ¼ in.-20 (M6) tapped holes on moving world. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Industrial Linear Stages increase performance via feature set.

September 6, 2016

Available in cleanroom prepared and vacuum versions, PRO-LM linear motor stages and PRO-SL/SLE ball-screw linear stages employ recirculating linear guide bearing system and low-friction sealing solution for extended life in industrial applications. Design provides protection from debris, while ThermoComp™ embedded temperature compensation unit ensures accurate positioning in variable temperature environments and during extended use of ball-screw-driven stages. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Electromagnetic Actuated Clutches have zero-backlash design.

September 6, 2016

Utilizing magnetic force generated by energized coil providing engagement of input and output members of clutch, CSZ clutches provide efficient connection between motor and load with low inertia, minimal drag, and zero backlash. Integrated bearing design facilitates and accelerates mounting while ensuring application concentricity and optimal system runout. Operating from +14 to +104°F, corrosion-resistant products are available in 10–15 mm bores with brake torques from 1.77–7.376 lb-ft. Read More

Health, Medical and Dental Supplies & Equipment, Mechanical Power Transmission, Vision Systems

Varian Expands Access to Advanced Cancer Care in Bolivia

September 1, 2016

PALO ALTO, Calif. - Continuing its efforts to increase access to radiotherapy for cancer treatment worldwide, Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR) announced the installation of a Clinac® iX medical linear accelerator at Instituto Oncologico del Oriente Boliviano in Santa Cruz, Bolivia. First patient treatments were started earlier in August. In addition to the installation of the Clinac iX,... Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Mechanical Power Transmission

Mersen Proudly Sponsors University of Washington for Ecocar3 Competition

August 30, 2016

The EcoCAR 3 Advanced Vehicle Technology Competition challenges sixteen North American university teams to redesign a 2016 Chevrolet Camaro to reduce its environmental impact, while maintaining the muscle and performance expected from this iconic American car. Teams are tasked with enhancing the vehicle with cutting-edge energy efficient powertrains that retain high standards for safety and... Read More

Controls & Controllers, Mechanical Power Transmission

Low-Voltage Motor Control uses single phase AC line source.

August 29, 2016

Combining regen-capable switching power supply with low voltage drive, Model DCH403-10 controls low voltage motors without negative effects of current spikes or large BUS voltage associated with typical 115/230 Vac controls. Built-in circuitry diverts regenerative current to dump resistor, allowing for quick braking. Additional features include NO or NC contacts for alarm output, torque mode functionality, and resistive feedback for positioning control. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Mechanical Power Transmission

Dairy Producer Reduces Refrigeration Energy Use by 18-21% with Dyneo Permanent Magnet Motors

August 23, 2016

A Belgium-based producer of dairy products is achieving minimum energy savings of at least 18% from its refrigeration process as a result of switching to Dyneo permanent magnet motor technology from Control Techniques Leroy-Somer. The solution, which also features a Leroy-Somer Powerdrive high-power modular drive, is being used in an industrial refrigeration system that cools milk after... Read More

Material Handling & Storage, Mechanical Power Transmission

Micro-Translation Stage offers 25 mm travel range.

August 22, 2016

Featuring 60 x 86 mm footprint, M-122 Closed-Loop Motorized Positioning Stage can handle payloads to 11 lb with velocity to 20 mm/sec. Optical linear encoder provides 100 nm resolution. Extended service life and optimized guiding accuracy with minimal backlash are guaranteed by preloaded ball-screw drive and precision crossed roller bearings with anti-creep cage assist. Product is suited for research and industrial applications including fiber alignment, metrology, QA testing, and micromachining. Read More

Material Handling & Storage, Mechanical Power Transmission

New High Accuracy Positioning Tables/Nano Precision Stages from Primatics

August 19, 2016

High Accuracy Positioning Tables/Nano Precision Stages, from Primatics, Inc., are used in applications where high accuracy and repeatability and/or smoothness are critical.  All sub-assembly components are machined to very tight tolerances in order to achieve the required accuracy and repeatability.  Typical precision for these types of stages are measured in the sub-micron or nanometer... Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Mechanical Power Transmission

Network Appliances supply 200 TB PCIe NVMe flash.

August 15, 2016

Offered in commercial and rugged versions, respectively, 4U Models FSAn-4 and FSAn-4R are used in datacenters for accelerating high-performance databases, Hadoop clusters, and HPC applications with large data sets. Rugged version is deployed in broadcast trucks, ground stations, and surveillance aircraft. Providing hot swap and front loading features, devices use high performance PCIe NVMe flash with PCIe 3.0 x8 lanes for double bandwidth of 2.5 in. NVMe. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Mechanical Power Transmission

Network Appliance supports shared storage services.

August 15, 2016

Offering usable capacity of 13 TB, Model FSAn-2 is capable of processing hundreds of thousands of concurrent data-access requests per second for I/O-intensive applications in datacenters. Appliance also frees administrators from complications of managing excessive features not in need. Unit provides performance of more than 600,000 IOPS for 4 KB random writes in 2U rack space. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Linear Motion Drive features 7-800 lb thrust capacity.

August 8, 2016

Integrating Model RG rolling ring linear drive with motion controller, Precision Motion Drive is fully programmable and meets requirements for precision winding/spooling, pick-and-place machines, X-Y coordinate tool movement, and other machinery providing accurate positioning and reciprocating linear motion. Linear movement of drive head is defined via software and monitored by sensors feeding back to electronic control unit. Drive stores up to 20 programs which are recalled at touch of button. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Mechanical Power Transmission

Variable Frequency Drives support multiple industries.

July 27, 2016

Featuring modular design, Model AD1000 can reduce energy consumption by automatically adjusting to changing operating conditions in water, wastewater, irrigation, and other pump applications. Low-voltage Model AD700E, providing precise motor control for variable speed applications up to 30 hp, is suited for food/beverage and packaging industries as well as conveyors, pumps, and fans. Integrated I/O, Ethernet, and fieldbus communications allow connection with control and monitoring system. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

High-Torque Tooth Clutches drive/hold large loads.

July 8, 2016

Size 80 and 100 high-torque tooth clutches, available as air-engaged, spring-released or spring-engaged/air-released models, include 45 versions in multiple bore sizes. Also available in flange- and pilot-mount versions, these nickel-plated, enclosed clutches are suited for use in wet or dirty environments. IP55 protection is ensured when equipped with rotary seals. At 80 psi, models 5H80P and 5H100P offer respective torque ratings of up to 65,500 and 90,000 lb-in. Read More

Material Handling & Storage, Mechanical Power Transmission

XY Piezo Nanopositioning, Scanning Stage offers 1800 µm travel.

July 5, 2016

Meeting needs of micro-assembly, beam guidance, photonics, and optical metrology applications, PIHera P-620.2 to P-629.2 direct metrology stages are driven by PICMA® piezo ceramics and offer positioning accuracy of 0.02%. Flexure-guided piezo positioning stages offer vibrationless motion, virtually unlimited resolution, and accelerated response. Excluding rolling elements, there is no bearing rumble to affect uniformity or straightness of motion. Resolution is down to 0.1 nm. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Linear Stepper Stage offers 2 axes of coordinated motion.

June 30, 2016

Run in horizontal or vertical orientation, closed loop LSS-012-12-060-XY-01A-M series integrates absolute linear encoder into single-axis linear stepper motor stage to operate linear stepper motor as 2-phase brushless linear motor. Linear stepper motors STS-0620-R generate 6.0 lb with total stroke length of 12.5 in. for each axis, and 1.0 micron (absolute) resolution encoder allows precise positioning. Also, use of absolute encoders eliminates need to use home position sensors. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Mechanical Power Transmission

Brushless Motor and Drive Package delivers up to 610 lb-in.

June 29, 2016

Available with 200 Watt (¼ hp) or 400 Watt (½ hp) motor, BMU Series features flat speed torque curve, compact design, and digital speed indicator. Motor rated at 200 W is available in 100-120 Vac input and existing 200-240 Vac input, while 400 W model produces approximately 40% more starting torque and provides 100% more continuous running torque. Offered in inch or metric geared output shafts, package includes 9.8 ft motor cable. Read More

Material Handling & Storage, Mechanical Power Transmission

Low-Profile Linear Positioner offers 3 travel ranges.

June 17, 2016

With fully integrated linear piezo motor, Model N-565 measures 65 mm W x 20 mm H with length from 80 mm and travel ranges of ½, 1, and 2 in. Integrated interferometric linear encoder can resolve to 20 pm and allows incremental motion below 1 nm. Due to short signal period of 0.5 µm, linearity error of PIOne encoder is less than 1%. PiezoWalk® technology stepping drives are not subject to sliding friction effects and achieve virtually wear-free motion. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Mechanical Power Transmission

High Power Modular Drives minimize necessary component count.

June 14, 2016

Unidrive M and Powerdrive F300 variable speed drives, both available in frame size 11, provide flexible method of building compact, reliable, high-power solutions. When paralleled together, Unidrive M can control asynchronous and permanent magnet motors in systems up to 2.8 MW (4,200 hp). Frame 11, as 250 kW (400 hp) module, lets system builders to create high power solutions with minimal components and offers fast current control algorithms and high switching frequencies. Read More