Drives

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

Mechanical Power Transmission

Mack Trucks Showcases Wrightspeed's the Route Powertrain at WasteExpo 2016

June 10, 2016

Mack and Wrightspeed highlight retrofitted Mack-Wrightspeed refuse truck LAS VEGAS - WasteExpo 2016 - At this week's WasteExpo2016, Mack Trucks, one of North America's largest manufacturers of heavy-duty Class 8 trucks, engines and transmissions, will demonstrate its continued commitment to product excellence by showcasing a highly advanced powertrain innovation, Wrightspeed's The... Read More

Material Handling & Storage, Mechanical Power Transmission

Compact Linear Positioner utilizes stick-slip piezo motor.

June 6, 2016

Able to be run in open- and closed-loop, 45 mm wide Q-545 comes in XY configurations. Self-clamping motor design, with holding force of 8 N and max velocity of 10 mm/sec, provides long-term power-off position-hold capabilities without need for brake. In addition to standard product variations with 0.5 and 1 in. travel, stages and drives can be customized for OEM production quantities. High resolution option with integral linear position encoder providing 1 nm resolution is available. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Ring Drive System delivers up to ±30 ArcSec indexing precision.

June 2, 2016

Along with precision grade bearing and drive mechanism in sealed housing, Compact Ring Drive (CRD) system features freely programmable, 3-drive design configurations that allow optimization for speed, torque, or both according to application demands. Roller pinion technology with integrated bearing and motor/gearhead deliver rigid, smooth system with zero backlash options from motor through driven load. Features also include up to ±5.1 ArcSec repeatability and 108 kN output load capacity. Read More

Material Handling & Storage, Mechanical Power Transmission

Closed Loop Linear Stepper XY Stage integrates absolute encoder.

June 1, 2016

Low-profile LSS-012-12-060-XY-01A-M integrates absolute linear encoder into single-axis linear stepper motor stage to operate linear stepper motor as 2-phase brushless linear motor when coupled with H2W motion control electronics package. Able to run in horizontal or vertical orientation, this open type positioning stage uses H2W linear stepper motors to generate 6.0 lb of force with total stroke length of 12.5 in. (each axis). Use of 1.0 micron resolution encoder fosters precise positioning. Read More

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

MD Anderson and Varian Expand Relationship with Acquisition of TrueBeam Systems

May 26, 2016

PALO ALTO, Calif. - Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR) has announced The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center signed an agreement to acquire six TrueBeam™ linear accelerators. Scheduled for delivery over the next 24 months, the six TrueBeam systems will be added to the 24 Varian linear accelerators already treating patients at the cancer center. "We have been able to deliver... Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Automation Delivers 75% Energy Savings for Extrusion Application

May 26, 2016

For many manufacturing plants, the opportunities to achieve savings on energy consumption are plentiful. Businesses consider options ranging from simply adopting best practice in terms of switching off energy sources when not required, to making significant changes to machinery. Maintenance personnel are often the individuals tasked with making the savings. However these teams often come up... Read More

Material Handling & Storage, Mechanical Power Transmission

Linear Positioning Stage uses self-locking principle.

May 13, 2016

Measuring 35 x 35 x 15 mm and driven by ultrasonic piezo linear motor, Model U-521 can be integrated into industry and research applications, including automatic micromanipulation, positioning of samples, or when adjusting optical components, such as objectives and camera lenses. Unit offers speeds up to 200 mm/sec with low inertia that allows for dynamic start-stop behavior with settling times in milliseconds. Integrated optical linear encoder provides position feedback with 100 nm resolution. Read More

HVAC, Mechanical Components & Assemblies, Mechanical Power Transmission

Schaeffler Experts Present, Exhibit at CTi's 10th Automotive Transmissions, HEV and EV Drives Symposium and Exhibition

May 11, 2016

10th International CTi Symposium TROY, Mich. - The International Car Training Institute (CTi) is shifting into the next gear for its 10(th) annual Automotive Transmissions, HEV and EV Drives Symposium and Exhibition. As a lead sponsor for the sixth year, Schaeffler will discuss market-specific trends, the company's advanced transmission solutions, as well as exhibit its key transmission... Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Inductive Linear Position Sensors suit factory automation.

May 10, 2016

Featuring contactless operation, Model LR-27 has 6 ranges from 1–8 in., while Model LRL-27 has 5 ranges from 10–18 in. Units feature 1.05 in. diameter anodized aluminum housing sealed to IP67. Radial cable exit version comes with swivel rod eye ends, while axial termination versions utilize M-12 connector or 1 m cable. Operating from variety of DC voltages with choice of 4 analog outputs, sensors are suited for solar cell positioners, robotic arm position feedback, and packaging equipment. 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, Mechanical Power Transmission

MPU-Based Motor Controller extends device run time.

May 4, 2016

Suited for mobile equipment and linear actuators, DCR Series provides control of PMDC motors. Ability to maintain variable speed control while batteries discharge increases run time for battery-powered devices. Along with 12–48 Vdc input and 1/100–7.5 hp ranges, this 4-quadrant drive features microprocessor-based design that offers flexibility for customized OEM solutions with multiple I/O configurations, wired and wireless control capabilities, and packaging options. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission, Mounting & Attaching Products, Optics & Photonics, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Rotary Stage provides 360-degree continuous travel.

April 26, 2016

Exhibiting angular accuracy of 30 arcsec, repeatability of 3 arcsec, and 0.324 arcsec resolution, RTS-DD Series is suited for laboratory, factory automation, and semiconductor processing applications. Low profile design helps minimize abbe errors when used with another motion axis, while brushless direct-drive servo motor eliminates backlash. Series also features optical encoder with precision index mark for homing, and 30 mm through-bore to enable routing of vacuum or high-voltage lines. 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

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'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™ 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 θxθyθz). 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

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