Positioners

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

Communication Systems & Equipment, Mounting & Attaching Products

Pan/Tilt Head meets broadcast and production demands.

April 26, 2016

Suited for studio applications, PT-LPS5 includes servo technology to accommodate weighty payloads and offer smooth, quiet, on-air operation. Quick button access enables pan, tilt, and pedestal limits to be set directly on PTZ head; control panel is not required. Along with balanced design that accelerates and facilitates setup and commissioning, virtual set-ready integrated camera robotics product offers direct Ethernet and Wi-Fi® support with pass-thru. Read More

Fluid & Gas Flow Equipment, Mounting & Attaching Products

A Versatile Solution With an Excellent Track Record: The New Positioner "Eco" Series

April 15, 2016

Gebr. Müller Apparatebau GmbH & Co. KG, or GEMÜ for short, has added an "eco" series to its range – more specifically, an eco version of its GEMÜ 1436 cPos® positioners. The GEMÜ 1436 cPos® positioner has been successfully used for many years for a wide variety of applications. The various configuration options offer users a high level of flexibility. The positioner can also be... 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

Display & Presentation Equipment, Electrical Equipment & Systems, Mounting & Attaching Products

RUSHWORKS Expands the Universe of Integrated Robotic Lighting and Video Control

April 1, 2016

Flower Mound, TX - RUSHWORKS, a Dallas area-based software development company specializing in low cost, high performance television production, automation, and streaming solutions, will expand the universe of integrated robotic lighting and video control with the introduction of its PTX Universal PanTilt head at NAB 2016. PTX is designed to work with the Blackmagic Design Micro Studio Camera 4K... Read More

Material Handling & Storage, Mounting & Attaching Products, Transportation Industry Products

Powered Scissor Lift Pallet Truck avoids unnecessary bending.

March 23, 2016

Designed for use with open-bottom pallets, skids, and totes, Crown PTH 50PS Series is suited for applications requiring frequently varied working heights because it can function as hand pallet truck and mobile work positioner that can raise, lower, and transport material. Electrically powered hydraulic system can lift as much as 2,200 lb at heights up to 31.5 in. Seven inch articulated steer wheels maintain optimal contact with floor, while 200° steering angle enables maneuvering in tight areas. 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

Controls & Controllers, Mounting & Attaching Products, Optics & Photonics

QVC Adds Significant Multi-Camera Control System with Shotoku Broadcast Systems to its US Studio Operation

March 10, 2016

The World’s Leading Global Video and e-commerce Retailer Continues Long-Term Relationship With Camera Support Manufacturer with Installation of Large Camera Control Configuration Philadelphia, PA - Shotoku Broadcast Systems, a leading international manufacturer of advanced camera support products, has announced that QVC, the world’s leading video and ecommerce retailer, has significantly... 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

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, Mounting & Attaching Products

New High-Speed Piezo Z-Stage and Digital Controller Value Packages for Microscopy / Metrology, Released by PI

February 1, 2016

Auburn, MA – Industry leader in motion and precision positioning components and systems PI (Physik Instrumente) L.P. has released several controller stage value packages for microscopy and metrology applications. These affordable systems consist of a PIFOC® high performance fast piezo focus mechanism and a compact digital servo controller. These outstanding packages deliver higher performance... Read More

Controls & Controllers, Mounting & Attaching Products, Optics & Photonics

Digital Controller operates closed-loop nanopositioners.

February 1, 2016

Designed with small footprint for integration into OEM environments, LC.300 Piezo Controller operates closed-loop, flexure-guided nanopositioners, with smooth linear motion and nanometer precision. nPControl Basic Software offers ability to change PID control parameters and apply notch filters via Windows-based GUI. When combined with nPoint&#39;s line of nanopositioning stages, LC.300&#39;s 20-bit resolution provides sub-nanometer positioning capabilities. Read More

Mounting & Attaching Products, Robotics, Test & Measuring Instruments, Vision Systems

Lakeview Vision & Robotics Smart Inspection System Brings Unique, Automated Precision Capabilities to Manufacturing Industry

January 14, 2016

CHICAGO, Illinois – Lakeview Vision and Robotics (LVR) announces the availability of a pioneering, vision-guided robotic inspection system - the only product of its kind in the manufacturing marketplace - that provides both automated inspection and decision making via an exclusive process monitoring tool. The low-cost LVR inspection system, which utilizes a state-of-the-art ST Robotics R12... Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission, Mounting & Attaching Products

Top-Mount Smart Valve Positioner optimizes flow control.

January 7, 2016

Designed to mount directly to top of control valve, Research Control® SRD991 uses linear connection, which mitigates hysteresis between positioner and actuator by feeding back actual position of actuator consistently and accurately. Unit is available with graphical LCD screen, 2 levels of diagnostics, and variety of protocols including HART, PROFIBUS-PA, and FOUNDATION Fieldbus H1. All diagnostic features can be configured and displayed by positioner DTM. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission, Mounting & Attaching Products

Miniature Piezo Hexapod provides dynamic error correction.

December 28, 2015

With 1,500 g load capacity, 6-axis Model P-915KWEF is designed for dynamic error correction for 6° of freedom. Capacitance direct metrology sensors and parallel-kinematic design with piezo actuator direct drives result in compact and stiff positioning solution. Product provides 1 nm linear resolution, 0.07 µrad angular resolution, and positioning range up to 70 µm. Mounted inside rotary stages, Model P-915KWEF virtually eliminates wobble and eccentricity errors. Read More

Mounting & Attaching Products

Objective Positioners can be screwed on machine or rail.

November 18, 2015

Designed as to not shorten distance between lens and sample, MIPOS 140 OEM has open loop travel range of 140 microns and 100 microns in closed loop operation. Resolution reaches sub-nanometer range, position of optical system remains unchanged after installation, and focal point continues to be at desired adjusted position. With travel range of 250 microns in open loop operation and 200 microns in closed loop, MIPOS 250 SG has flat design and is constructed to screw into flat surface. Read More

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

Servomotor System offers simplified, modular programming.

November 11, 2015

Available in standard servo and hybrid versions, Class 6 EtherNet/IP&trade; SmartMotor&trade; integrates as Position Controller device for access to SmartMotor commands and parameters. Design maximizes uptime and optional redundant cabling through Device Level Ring (DLR) and offers simplified, modular programming through Add On Instructions (AOI). Along with additional AOI for use with Allen Bradley PLC, features include onboard dual-port Ethernet switch and fieldbus communication. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Mounting & Attaching Products, Robotics, Welding Equipment & Supplies

Airgas' Advanced Fabrication Technologies Group to Exhibit at FABTECH 2015

November 9, 2015

Airgas Experts to Demonstrate and Discuss New Technologies and Systems RADNOR, PA - Airgas, Inc. (NYSE: ARG), one of the nation's leading suppliers of industrial, medical, and specialty gases, as well as welding gases, consumables, and equipment, and related products, today announced that its Advanced Fabrication Technologies group will attend and exhibit at FABTECH 2015 (Booth #N18031),... Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission, Mounting & Attaching Products

Multi-Axis Piezo-Motor Positioners: Ultra-Compact, Stackable Linear and Rotary Stages by PI

October 29, 2015

Auburn, MA - Precision positioning systems industry leader PI (Physik Instrumente) L.P. presents miniaturized, multi-axis linear and rotary positioners. With 50 models in the Q-Motion piezo motor family, PI‘s minute stages represent varying sizes and motion ranges. So Many Solutions, Standard / Custom While open loop designs are more economical for applications where the absolute position... Read More