Motion System Design

New Products

Screw-driven linear actuator

HepcoMotion PSD80 Profile actuator features high-efficiency Herculane wheels, which mount to an adjustable carriage.

Features & benefits

  • Single or multiple carriages, loads to 500 N; stainless leadscrew with pitch of 4, 15, 25, and 70 mm

  • 25-mm lead useful in Z-axis applications; 70-mm screw pitch handles speedy pick-and-place requirements and allows speeds to 1 m/sec, thrust loads to 300 N

  • Left and right-hand threads; leadscrew is smooth; for more positioning accuracy, ballscrew available

  • PSD80 closed unit is rugged, tolerant of debris, and has many mounting options; open version is compact, has low friction

Bishop-Wisecarver Corp. (888) 580-8272

Terminal blocks

YBK series of feed-through terminal blocks use a tension clamp connection for fast wire termination and reliable connection.

Features & benefits

  • DIN rail mountable; available in gray, blue, red, yellow, beige, and green

  • Accessories include end plates, end brackets, cross connectors, and marking tags

  • Suited for chemical, plastics, and packaging industries, and applications involving control panel and electrical panel wiring

Omega Engineering Inc. (203) 359-1660

Motor drive power modules

The 8B0P passive power-supply modules provide central power for ACOPOSmulti drive systems.

Features & benefits

  • 3 × 380 to 3 × 500 Vac main input voltages provide 8 or 16 kW continuous power and 24 or 48 kW peak power for dynamic applications; passive motor brake prevents hanging loads from dropping if power is lost

  • Motor brake engages if mechanical clamping fails

  • Powerlink network with diagnostics; supply voltage, current, and power data on the dc bus and power-element temperatures are recorded cyclically

  • Integrated power meter function provides information about the machineÍs average and maximum effective and apparent power consumption

B&R Industrial Automation Corp. (770) 772-0400

Leadscrews and nuts

For vertical applications, leadscrews self-lock and prevent back driving, unlike traditional ballscrews.

Features & benefits

  • Nonball leadscrews use a sliding motion between nut and screw to convert rotary input to linear motion; Kerkote and Black Ice dry lubrication coatings eliminate need for external lubrication and maintenance

  • 303 stainless steel; leadscrews come in standard diameters from 1/8 to 15/16 in. with standard leads from 0.02 to 3 in.

  • Customized nuts can be molded using KerKite composite polymers or customer-specified materials

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

Lubricants and coatings

A new range of oils, greases, coatings, and solid lubes includes Kluber and Kyodo Yushi greases for high precision machinery.

Features & benefits

  • Kyodo Yushi line of greases suitable for Fanuc and Kawasaki industrial robots, vacuum applications, extreme temperatures

  • Kluber series of greases suits high-speed, high-load, and high heat applications, as well as eccentric rollers, drafting equipment, actuators, and ball bearings

  • DuPontÍs Krytox grease is a fluorinated, aerospace-grade grease for chemical processing, hot automotive applications, and aerospace military specs

  • Exclusive Ultra Dry Lube (UDL) process is a modified (WS2) Tungsten Disulfide in lamellar form that can be molecularly bonded to any metallic substrate; Lightning Solid Lube Polyethylene (LSLP) available for food grade, FDA/USDA approved

Boca Bearings Inc. (800) 332-3256

Cable transducers

Model LT25 linear cable transducers provide digital position and speed feedback in a rugged, easy-to-install package.

Features & benefits

  • Flexible measuring cable mounted to an internal spring-loaded spool and a quadrature encoder output precisely measure linear motion applications

  • Cable made of nylon-coated stainless steel; measurement range to 125 in.; IP66 rating

  • Installation: Simply connect the LT25 cable to moving equipment and secure base to a fixed object

BEI Industrial Encoders (800) 350-2727

Grounding cable accessory

SKINTOP MS-M BRUSH gland offers a low-resistance 360° screen contact; for full grounding coverage, EMI interruptions and equipment failure are eliminated.

Features & benefits

  • Quick, reliable alternative to traditional EMI spring contact cable gland; thousands of brush strands in a circular arrangement provide wider clamping range, making assembly and installation simpler

  • Easy adjustment of cable during installation: Simply insert cable into gland, slide screening braid under brush, turn to close — cable is automatically centered, fixed, strain relieved, and sealed to IP68

  • Suitable gland for all copper screened cables with large cross sections; M25X1.5 to M110x2.0, accommodates cables from 0.354 to 3.858 in.

  • Larger sizes feature dual lamella clamping cage for stability and reliability

Lapp USA (800) 774-3539

Retaining rings

A beveled retaining ring lets the complementary angle of the beveled ring assume the function of a nut.

Features & benefits

  • Eliminates need to torque part or machine threads on the housing

  • Cost of the beveled ring is far less than the nut originally used

  • Eliminates endplay vibration

Rotor Clip Co. Inc. (800) 557-6867

Direct-acting pneumatic valve

The Isonic V2 Series valve is a two and three-way solenoid-operated pneumatic valve.

Features & benefits

  • Direct-acting; flow from 0.01 to 0.05 Cv; multiple voltage and electrical connection options in both normally closed and normally open

  • Flow channels can be molded directly into polymer body sections, eliminating abrupt air-path changes associated with cross drilling

  • Ribbonlike paths create near-laminar flow with little pressure drop; push-to-connect collets allow for simple tube and manifold connections in seconds

Mead Fluid Dynamics of Bimba Co. (773) 685-6800

Color sensor and spectrometer

True Color SMARTEYE ColorWise sensor works at higher speeds than color cameras or other sensors and is suitable for intricate color sorting or inspection on high-speed packaging and production lines.

Features & benefits

  • Four-channel monitor provides users with continual visual confirmation of performance; selectable speed versus resolution; low-cost color solution versus cameras, other sensors, spectrometers

  • Solves difficult shade-to-shade or color-to-color applications; selectable outputs, timers, resolution, and speed suit any application

  • Four digital and three analog outputs; captures color from HMI, PLC, or remote button

Tri-Tronics Co. Inc. (800) 237-0946

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