Motor Systems Controls

Controls & Controllers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Motor Driver Evaluation Kit spins brushed DC, stepper motors.

Nov 29, 2010

Offered as scalable test platform for spinning motors, DRV8412 evaluation kit includes everything needed to spin 2 brushed DC motors or one stepper motor. Functionality specifically accelerates development time for brushed DC and stepper motors running up to 6 A continuous/12 A peak at 50 V. Solution includes DRV8412 motor driver, real-time control C2000(TM) Piccolo(TM) MCU controlCARD module,... Read More

Controls & Controllers

Miniature Positioning Controller serves CANopen-based operations.

Nov 26, 2010

Developed for position command/control in CANopen network, EPOS2 24/2 also offers USB and RS232 interfaces. Operating modes, such as position, velocity, and current, enable use in automation technology, tool building, and mechatronic drive systems. Features include Step/Direction Mode for incrementally controlled movement of motor shaft, and Master Encoder Mode for applying drive as electronic... Read More

Controls & Controllers, Electronic Components & Devices

Three-Phase Motor Drivers withstand voltages up to 500 V.

Nov 23, 2010

Employing small-footprint SOP package, SX68000M Series features 85-230 Vac input range and 1.5-2.5 A output current, providing IPM solution for controlling motor inverters used to drive small-size motors in residential and commercial appliances. ICs consist of all power elements needed to configure main circuit of inverter, including 6 MOSFETs and 2 pre-drive ICs. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Electronic Components & Devices

Single-Chip Motor Controller allows full digital control.

Nov 23, 2010

Digital SPIN (dSPIN(TM)) monolithic motor-control IC combines digital control, analog measurement, and power electronic circuitry for controlling stepper motors using ST's BCD fabrication process. Voltage-mode control algorithm smoothes motor movement and feeds motor phases with accurate sinusoidal waveform, resulting in position resolution of 128 microsteps/step. Over-temperature, low bus... Read More

Controls & Controllers

Desktop Stepper Controller supports 1-4 axes.

Nov 16, 2010

Supplied with drives, power supply, I/O, enclosure, and software, 1-4 axis Model iMC-P1 features eight 24 Vdc inputs and eight 24 Vdc outputs, as well as Start, Stop, and Reset buttons. Step size function can be changed via dip switches, from full to half to micro-step. Able to perform linear and circular interpolation, controller is suited for pick-and-place, dispensing, assembly, testing,... Read More

Controls & Controllers

Multi-Axis Stepper Controller offers all-in-one design.

Nov 12, 2010

Model iMC-P1 multi-axis stepper controller features drives, power supply, I/O, enclosure, as well as PalPC motion control software. Single- to 4-axis controller includes eight 24 Vdc inputs and eight 24 Vdc outputs in rugged enclosure that integrates start, stop, and reset buttons. Step size function can be changed, via dip switches, from full to half to micro-step, and unit can perform linear... Read More

Controls & Controllers, Mechanical Power Transmission

Oriental Motor Now Offers Encoder Options for All Angles of Stepping Motors

Nov 11, 2010

First time offering from Oriental Motor provides customers purchasing stepping motors with more options than ever before. Torrance, CA - Oriental Motor is pleased to announce that encoder options are now available for their 0.36º and 0.72º stepping motors. With the addition of the encoder option to 0.36º and 0.72º stepping motors, Oriental Motor's entire range of stepping motors (including... Read More

Controls & Controllers, Mechanical Power Transmission, Optics & Photonics, Software, Vision Systems

Rockwell Automation Showcases Process to Packaging Control Capabilities at PACK EXPO International 2010

Nov 05, 2010

Complete solution provider Rockwell Automation unveils latest control capabilities that help improve machine performance, flexibility and longevity MILWAUKEE, Oct. 25, 2010 - Rockwell Automation will demonstrate at PACK EXPO 2010 how machine builders can lower their Total Cost to Design, Develop and Deliver packaging machinery using a scalable, multidisciplined control and information system.... Read More

Controls & Controllers, Mechanical Power Transmission

Customised Drive Systems

Oct 28, 2010

New Modular System for Customized BLDC Motor Series Modular Construction Provides IP54 Drive Systems Tailored to Suit Modern small drive systems for industrial automation, laboratory and medical or packaging technology frequently have to fulfil a wide variety of tasks. The drive experts at ebm-papst St. Georgen have now developed a new approach in customising drive systems equipped for the... Read More

Controls & Controllers, Mechanical Power Transmission, Services

Oriental Motor Now Offers On-Demand Motion Control Training Videos

Oct 26, 2010

Torrance, CA - ORIENTAL MOTOR USA CORP Oriental Motor is pleased to announce the availability of a large selection of motion control training videos on their website at Topics include stepping motors, AC and brushless DC speed control, linear motion and more. The videos are based on a series of live online training seminars offered by Oriental Motor's Application Engineers... Read More

Controls & Controllers, Green & Clean, Mechanical Power Transmission

Yaw and Pitch Drives target wind turbine applications.

Oct 19, 2010

Combining 2.2-22 kW induction motors and multi-stage planetary gearboxes with ratios from 100-2,000, Yaw Drives maintain nacelle positions to wind to maximize energy generation. Units have output torque ratings from 2,000-50,000 Nm with max output of 100,000 Nm. Providing steady performance for up to 20 years, Pitch Drives position setting angle for each blade to wind. Both are suitable for... Read More

Controls & Controllers

Stepper Controller supports 1-4 axes.

Oct 11, 2010

Supplied complete with drives, power supply, I/O, enclosure, and software, Model iMC-P1 provides eight 24 Vdc inputs and eight 24 Vdc outputs. Rugged enclosure includes Start, Stop, and Reset buttons. Step size function can be changed, via dip switches, from full to half to micro-step. Able to perform linear and circular interpolation, controller includes PalPC motion control software and is... Read More

Controls & Controllers

Motion Control Driver Card suits sub-nanometer resolution stages.

Oct 01, 2010

Designed for piezoelectric stack-based NanoPositioning line of sub-nanometer resolution stages, XPS-compatible Model XPS-DRVP1 eliminates need for XPS pass-through card or independent piezo-stack driver. Single-axis unit operates from -10 to 130 V with 60 mA peak current and internal loop rate of 4 kHz. For added flexibility, Model XPS-DRVP1 can drive both open loop and closed loop... Read More

Controls & Controllers

DC Motor Controller targets mobile robot and AGV applications.

Sep 29, 2010

Accepting commands from analog joystick, R/C radio, USB, or RS232 interface, Model HDC2450 directly drives 2 DC motors up to 150 A each at up to 50 V. Basic Language Interpreter executes over 50,000 Basic instructions/sec, while intelligent current sensing automatically limits power output. Housed in 9.0 x 5.5 x 1.6 in. extruded aluminum case, which also serves as heat sink, controller includes... Read More

Controls & Controllers, Mechanical Power Transmission

Servo Drive includes output flange.

Sep 24, 2010

Adaptable to both Servo and NEMA frame motors, Model RG features true double enveloping worm gear technology. Unit offers output torque up to 8,540 lb-in., gear ratios from 5:1 to 60:1, and backlash from 6-32 arc-min. Available with center distances of 1.50, 2.00, 2.50, 3.00, and 3.50 in., drive provides solid, hollow, and shrink disk output options. Unit is factory filled with synthetic oil and... Read More

Controls & Controllers

Universal Stepping Motor Controller has single-axis design.

Sep 23, 2010

Operated via RS-232C, CANopen, and USB interface, SCX10 universal controller uses internationally recognized periphery standards for consistency over range of applications. Device includes Immediate Motion Creator for CM/SCX Series software for control via PC. Unit can store 100 sequence programs and can be used either in open- or closed-loop system. Function for external encoder inputs, enabling... Read More

Controls & Controllers, Electronic Components & Devices

Component Servo Drive suits machines requiring less than 1.5 kW.

Sep 09, 2010

Allen-Bradley Kinetix 3 component servo drive, offered in models as small as 50 W, is designed for machines that require up to 12.55 Nm of instantaneous torque. Configured using Allen-Bradley UltraWare, product includes online vibration suppression and auto-tuning for fast settling time. It can index up to 64 points via Modbus or through its digital inputs and perform indexing operations for 3... Read More

Automatic ID, Controls & Controllers, Display & Presentation Equipment, Electrical Equipment & Systems, HVAC, Sensors Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

UK Based DSPRobotics 'FlowStone' Supports the Whole Phidgets Product Line!

Sep 08, 2010

A powerful combination: Phidgets Plug and Play hardware with FlowStone DSP Drag and Drop graphical programming language. CALGARY, Alberta, Augus 17, 2010 - Phidgets Inc and UK based DSPRobotics are announcing that FlowStone now supports the complete Phidgets product line. A free copy of FlowStone can be downloaded from which can be used by students for small projects at home... Read More