Drives

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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

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

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

Material Handling & Storage, Mechanical Power Transmission

Precision Linear Positioning Stage supports up to 22 lb payload.

March 8, 2016

Available with travel ranges of 26, 52, and 102 mm and velocity to 20 mm/sec, L-509 positioner delivers smooth motion with unidirectional repeatability down to 0.1 micron. Precision crossed roller bearings with anti-creep cage assist lend to guiding accuracy with minimum backlash, while noncontact optical limit switches and reference point switches with direction sensing in middle of travel range simplify use in automation tasks. Two encoder options are available. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Small Motor Clutch/Brake provides precise repeatability, control.

March 7, 2016

Designed for fractional to 3 hp drives, Posidyne® size 1.5 totally enclosed clutch/brake has double C-Face mounted package and maximizes oil shear durability. Multiple-disc design promotes accuracy and enables up to 300/min cycle rates and 20,000,000&ndash;40,000,000 cycle life expectancy. While negating adjustment requirements, oil shear technology allows rapid and precise stopping, starting, reversing, speed change, and positioning. Explosionproof unit can be actuated by air or hydraulic pressure.<br /> Read More

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

Multi-Channel Digital Piezo Controller offers broad connectivity.

March 3, 2016

Integrating with existing piezo-based nanpositioning systems and piezo actuators, E-727 features 20-bit DACs and ADCs, 4 PAs, PID control, and 2 programmable notch filters. Closed-loop nanopositioning systems are supported with capacitive feedback sensors, piezoresistive sensors, and strain gauges. Linearization fosters positioning accuracy, and DDL eliminates non-linearities at high frequencies. Data recorder, ID chip compatibility, and programmable drift compensation are also standard. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Dana Announces Key Downspeeding Technologies for SmartAdvantage(TM) Powertrain

March 2, 2016

Innovations Designed with Eaton, Cummins to Enhance Engine Efficiency NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Dana Holding Corporation (NYSE: DAN) announced today that it offers axle ratios compatible with all seven configurations of the newly enhanced SmartAdvantage™ powertrain, a joint collaboration between Eaton and Cummins.  These configurations include the original small-step overdrive transmission and a... Read More

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

Motorized Vertical Elevator Stage provides precise positioning.

March 1, 2016

Constructed of black-anodized aluminum alloy, AZ60-A non-cantilevered moving wedge vertical elevator stage supports up to 15.43 lb loads without loss of parallelism. Dimensions are 183.7 x 80 x 38 mm (~42 mm when raised), 60 x 95 mm drilled and tapped stage has 4 mm vertical travel, and travel speeds reach 2.5 mm/sec. Design provides smooth, straight (to <5 µm), vertical motion and parallelism (<20 µm to mounting surface). Resolutions are 1.25 µm (full step) to 0.125 µm (1/10 micro step). Read More

Controls & Controllers, Mechanical Power Transmission

Gear Motor Drive offers flexible control and integrated safety.

February 22, 2016

As motor-integrated drive for Simogear gear motors, Sinamics G110M serves material handling applications in various industries. Plug connections for onboard I/O, as well as optional power connectors, accelerate installation. Delivered pre-configured, this IP66-rated solution offers onboard diagnostics. Options, such as internal braking resistors and motor brakes (operational simultaneously), and integrated features, such as Quick Stop and limit switch function, suit conveyor applications. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

XY Air Bearing Stages deliver precise, vibration-free motion.

February 16, 2016

Equipped with fully preloaded air bearings, A-311 PIglide IS Series features frictionless motion, resulting in negligible hysteresis or reversal error and zero-wear of mechanical components. Due to air bearing&rsquo;s surface averaging effect, pitch/yaw/roll and straightness/flatness are significantly better than with conventional mechanical bearings. Planar XY stages are suited for metrology, wafer inspection, laser marking, and other precision motion applications. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Mechanical Power Transmission

Drive/Motor Combination targets HVAC applications.

February 4, 2016

Available in 2 variants, VLT® DriveMotor includes features designed specifically for OEMs. VLT® FCM106 consists of 0.55&ndash;7.5 kW drive mounted as factory package on either induction or permanent magnet motor, while VLT® FCP106 utilizes same 4X drive, and, when purchased with adaptor plate, can be mounted on customers&rsquo; motor. With removable memory module, user can store motor database, drive software, parameters, SIPV files, error logs, and sensorless data. Read More

Material Handling & Storage, Mechanical Power Transmission

Dana Expands Drivetrain Options to Support Vehicle Customization of Mid-Sized Wheel Loaders by Global Manufacturers

February 2, 2016

MUNICH, – Dana Holding Corporation (NYSE: DAN) today introduced a series of drivetrain system enhancements for 20- to 25-tonne (22- to 28-ton) global wheel loaders that enable vehicle designers to specify components based on regional needs, market preferences, and particular end-user operational profiles. These upgrades include a flexible platform of Spicer® transmissions rated from 150... Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Aftermarket Clutches extend service life by decreasing downtime.

February 2, 2016

With high-performance friction material, Meritor® AllFit series serves heavy-/medium-/light-duty and off-road applications. Respective torque ratings are 620&ndash;1,400 lb-ft and 1,250&ndash;2,250 lb-ft for manual-adjust 14 and 15.5 in. clutch assemblies. Latter includes 7-, 8-, 9-, and 10-spring disc designs. Also available, 15.5 in. easy-pedal effort clutches offer single-motion adjustment. At 15.5 x 2 in., self-adjusting model comes with 7 springs or 9 springs in 4- and 6-paddle options. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Mechanical Power Transmission

Compact Frame Size AA Drive delivers high power density.

January 29, 2016

Supporting use with motor cable lengths up to 165 ft (shielded) and 495 ft (unshielded), 6.8 x 2.8 x 6.1 in. G120C FSAA (Frame Size AA) replaces G120C FSA (frame size A) in power ratings from 0.55&ndash;2.2 kW (0.75&ndash;3 hp), including communication variants for USS, PROFIBUS, PROFINET, and EtherNet/IP. Re-engineering is not required when migrating from G120C FSA. In addition to reducing space requirements, AC drive&#39;s design offers UL open type, IP20 protection. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

TM4 Announces Partnership with PSA Peugeot Citroën, Exagon Motors and the Gouvernement du Québec for the Development of a New Drivetrain

January 26, 2016

BOUCHERVILLE, Quebec - TM4 is proud to announce its participation in the new joint venture between PSA Peugeot Citroën, Exagon Motors, Hydro-Québec and the Gouvernement du Québec.  TM4 will act as the developer of the electric powertrain in the pre-development phase of the project. During this process, TM4 will develop a new, highly efficient and high performance drivetrain. This... Read More