Motion System Design

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Brushless dc motor

The brushless EC 25 dc motor is designed for high-speed applications up to 70,000 rpm and has low-vibration characteristics and minimized scale.

Features & benefits

  • Equipped with preloaded ball bearings and a two-pole neodymium permanent magnet; motor measures 25 × 84 mm

  • Rated for 36 Vdc nominal voltage; reaches 42.2 mNm torque; 61,600 rpm with efficiency above 93%

  • Motor-specific speed/torque gradient amounts to 44.9 rpm/mNm; suitable for high-speed spindle-driven applications, such as those used in medical technology (surgical power tools, dental drills) or machine tools — for manufacture of optical lenses, fabrication of printed circuit boards

maxon precision motors inc.
(508) 677-0520

Flanged gearbox

The RW8 gearbox with NEMA-23 input flange features 1:1 to 120:1 ratios, torques to 40 lb-in., and input speeds to 5,000 rpm.

Features & benefits

  • Gearbox is made from a CNC machined aluminum block housing; dual ball bearings for shaft support

  • Stainless hardened single-piece worm/input shaft, stainless output shaft

  • Designed for 24/7 operation

Rino Mechanical Components Inc.
(888) 260-7466

Standard rack and pinion drives

Both helical and straight (spur) tooth rack and pinion drives are available in an assortment of sizes, materials, and quality levels, to meet almost any axis drive requirements.

Features & benefits

  • Suitable for axis drives requiring precise positioning, repeatability, traveling gantries and columns, pick and place robots, material handling systems

  • Heavy load capacities and duty cycles easily handled with this drive

  • Metric pitches from module 1.0 to 16.0, with linear force capacities to 31,000 lb; rack segment lengths up to 3.0 m available as standard

  • Unlimited travel lengths possible by mounting segments end-to-end; quality levels include soft, induction-hardened, quenched and tempered, and hardened and ground — AGMA 12

  • 2 to 3-week delivery times; special and modified designs available

ATLANTA Drive Systems
(800) 505-1715

Integral connector

An integral connector makes integrating TorquePower Plus rotary stepper motors and AxialPower Plus linear actuators easier.

Features & benefits

  • Polarized, interlocking connector comes on all stepper-based products

  • Included with NEMA-11, 17, and 23 frame motors and linear actuators

ElectroCraft Inc.
(603) 742-3330

Planetary-gear reducers

The PE Series of planetary gear reducers, for servo or stepper-motor applications, come in 50 to 118 mm and NEMA-17 to 42 output faces.

Features & benefits

  • Ready-to-mount Series in five standard frame sizes

  • Offers 10 to 135 Nm maximum torque; 3:1 to 1,000:1 reduction ratios

  • Closed unit; maintenance free

GAM Gear
(888) 426-7117

Low-inertia servocouplings

High-torque BKZ bellows servocouplings support faster and more efficient manufacturing.

Features & benefits

  • Stainless steel bellows couplings have the highest torsional stiffness of commercially available flexible couplings

  • Where two shafts to be connected are mounted to different bearing surfaces, this coupling offers high-stiffness bellows and new high-strength connection

  • Handles an average of 2.6 times the traditional torque rating at a given OD, and an average of 2.9 times more lateral misalignment

  • Bore diameters from 15 to 60 mm and torque ratings from 20 to 1,000 Nm; four sizes, variety of materials and finishes; optional self-opening clamp system

R+W America
(630) 521-9911

Linear actuator

The G4 Canstack linear actuator uses optimized teeth geometry and high-energy neodymium magnets.

Features & benefits

  • Higher output force across the entire speed range; custom-engineered plastics, an oversized spline, and larger bearings for greater rotor support and higher axial load capability

  • High linear force-to-size ratios for precision linear motion in a variety of applications including medical equipment, barcode scanning, printing equipment, and laboratory instrumentation

  • Three configurations: captive, noncaptive, and external linear

Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions Inc.
(203) 756-7441

Actuators combine motor, electronics, mechanics

MDrive linear actuators are available in three NEMA motor sizes (14, 17, and 23) and two shaft styles (captive and noncaptive).

Features & benefits

  • Programmable controller and motion-control option prevent unintentional stalling; 12 to 75 Vdc input voltage, nominal load limits to 200 lb, and full (256 × 200) microstepping with an operating range of -40° to 85° C

  • Premium-grade stainless-steel linear-actuator rolled screws; corrosion-resistant, nonmagnetic; Teflon coating available

  • Screws available with many lead pitches and end finishes, in 0.1-in. length increments

Intelligent Motion Systems Inc.
(860) 295-6102

Infrared probe

The TS 642 touch probe features a mechanical activation microswitch in the taper shank for applications that don't permit infrared activation.

Features & benefits

  • Allows activation once the probe is inserted in its spindle; removal shuts off probe

  • Flexible protocol capabilities allow for easy interface to third-party controls in retrofit applications; integrated blower jets clean the measuring point with coolant or compressed air

  • A set of lithium batteries offers 800 hr of continuous duty; alkaline or rechargeable batteries may also be used

  • 7-m transmission range

Heidenhain Corp.
(847) 490-1191

Nanopositioning stage controllers

Nanopositioning stage controllers with 24-bit resolution allow better than 100 picometers of command resolution for long travel.

Features & benefits

  • Piezo nanopositioning systems — resolution of 1 mm and better

  • Converters offer improvement of more than two orders of magnitude over 16-bit converters

  • Controllers come in benchtop, rack-mount, and OEM card versions from single-channel units to multiaxis controllers with 12 channels/rack

  • High-speed USB interface; RS-232 interface for industrial controllers; extensive software libraries and GUIs; support for LabView, Matlab, and text-based programming languages; analog interface for NI cards and analog control signals

  • Up to 12 channels for multiaxis positioning applications; choice of position feedback sensors; user-programmable data tables for random waveform generation

PI (Physik Instrumente) L.P.
(508) 832-3456

Linear slides and stages

New lineup of manually driven positioning slides and stages are available.

Features & benefits

  • Manual ball slides and crossed roller slides, micrometer stages, and micrometer-driven rotary stages

  • New linear slides and stages, including the SE Series extended-travel manual crossed-roller slides; SP Series with stop plates on the ends of travels of the slides; SC Series crank-driven manual crossed roller stage; SK Series knob-driven manual crossed roller stage; SW Series double-V design with no need for base plate and a lower overall height crossed roller manual slide

Parker Electromechanical Automation
Parker Hannifin Corp.
(724) 861-8200

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