Linear Motors double pick-and-place efficiency.

Press Release Summary:

Equipped with 2 independent load-positioning Forcers, each controlled by its own Xenus Micro controller, direct drive ServoTube linear motors enable pick-and-place to positioning 2 items in time usually required for one. Multiple forcers run on single rail bearing and pick twin objects with one center-to-center distance and then place them elsewhere at different center-to-center distance. Forcers develop up to 80 lb peak drive force and 3 m/sec peak velocity each.

Original Press Release:

Dual-Forcer Linear Motor + Matched Controllers

Canton, MA, September 22, 2006---Copley Controls' direct drive ServoTube linear motors can literally double the throughput of pick-and-place applications. Equipped with two independent load-positioning Forcers---each controlled by its own Xenus Micro controller---ServoTube motors will position two items in the time ordinarily required to position one.

Multiple forcers run on a single rail bearing and pick twin objects with one center-to-center distance and then place them elsewhere at a different center-to-center distance. (Try this with pneumatics or ballscrews!) In some productivity-enhancing configurations, one Forcer loads while the other unloads.

A ServoTube motor's drive force is produced by the interaction between the Forcer's electrically powered magnetic field and the Thrust Rod's permanent magnet field. The Thrust Rod's permanent magnets are enclosed in a stainless steel tube; electromagnetic drive coils are contained within the Forcer. The motor's two Forcers move independently-in opposite directions when required. Each Forcer's drive coil is energized by its own Xenus Micro controller.

ServoTube's two independent Forcers each develops up to 80 pound peak drive force, and 3 m/second peak velocity. A patented magnetic design enables a solid-state position sensor to replace costly feedback encoders and achieve 12 microns repeatability. ServoTube motors are foodsafe and meet IP67 washdown specifications.

Unmatched Agility---ServoTube's direct magnetic drive achieves fast response by eliminating the friction and inertia of rotary-to-linear conversion mechanisms. ServoTube motors far surpass the agility and controllability of ballscrew and pneumatic positioning mechanisms. Equipping the ServoTube motor with twin Forcers doubles this intrinsic productivity advantage.

Xenus Micro is based on Copley's higher power Xenus controller. The compact Xenus Micro retains all the functionality of its big brother. Operating modes include Indexer, PVT, Camming and Gearing. Xenus Micro interfaces to DeviceNet, CANopen, ASCII, stepper commands, and ±10V position/velocity/torque signals. Operation is from 100-240 VAC, with 10A peak current.

ServoTube dual Forcer installations perform positioning tasks that are impossible with ballscrew and pneumatic positioning. The motors can literally double productivity in transferring, supplying, labeling, filling, stuffing, and other pick-and-place applications. The motors expand throughput in packaging, material handling and automated assembly systems.

Delivery -- Contact
Delivery: Stock--4 weeks ARO.

Contact: Dean Crumlish, Ext. 266
Copley Controls Corporation -- 20 Dan Road, Canton, MA 02021
Tel: 781 828-8090 -- Fax: 781 828-6547

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