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Five-Axis Machining

The VMX30UHSi, VMX42HSRTi, VMX84SWi, VMX60SWi, and VMX60Ui from Hurco (Indianapolis, IN) are 5-axis machines for traditional 3-axis parts with features on all five sides. The VMX42HSRTi has a swivel-head design with a direct drive rotary torque table (C-axis) and is equipped with an 18,000-rpm integral motorized spindle. The VMX42HSRTi has X/Y/Z travels of 42/24/24, and the table’s working surface is 50 × 24". The VMX30UHSi is a trunnion-style 5-axis machine equipped with an 18,000-rpm integral motorized spindle. The VMX60Ui is a trunnion-style 5-axis machine with a 12,000-rpm spindle and X/Y/Z travels of 60/26/26.5". The VMX84SWi features X/Y/Z travels of 84/34/30" and the VMX42SWi features travels of 42/24/24". For Free Info Visit http://info.hotims.com/55590-306

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Part Gripper

The EGP 25 electric small part gripper from SCHUNK (Morrisville, NC) weighs 110 g and has a stroke of 3 mm per finger. The gripping force can be adjusted on two stages, and maximum gripping force is 40 N. The gripper can handle workpieces up to 200 g, and closing time amounts to 0.09 s. The maintenance-free servomotors are brushless and equipped with cross roller guidance. The mechatronic gripper is based on the platform of the pneumatic MPG-plus small part gripper. Users can transfer the sensor system of the MPG-plus onto the EGP, and existing systems can be changed from pneumatic to electronic. The MPG-plus and the EGP can be mounted from the side or the bottom. The gripper housing is made of high-performance aluminum. It complies with protection class IP30, and is suitable for various applications in small part handling and assembly. For Free Info Visit http://info.hotims.com/55590-307

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Controller

The iQ-F Series compact controller from Mitsubishi Electric Automation (Vernon Hills, IL) is based on the FX Series and offers synchronized motion control, data logging, and security features. The controller provides embedded functions, including analog and digital I/O, positioning control, and serial and Ethernet communication. An add-on Simple Motion Module allows users to perform synchronous and cam control for up to four axes of servo via SSCNET III/H. For Free Info Visit http://info.hotims.com/55590-309

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Linear Stage

Bell-Everman (Goleta, CA) offers the SLS Light sealed linear stage that keeps contamination such as manufacturing debris, particulate, or liquid contaminants outside of the stage housing. The stage measures 80 × 120 mm, and has maximum dynamic payloads of 15 kg for the direct drive linear motor version, and 30 kg for the ball screw version. Both sizes deliver a proprietary linear lip seal design that integrates with the stage’s anodized aluminum housing. The seal is made from a ruggedized polyurethane elastomer and resists chemicals, temperature extremes, and mechanical wear. The seal can be quickly replaced without disassembling the stage or removing payload. Applications include anywhere that contaminants can threaten the operation of a linear actuator, including laser machining, welding, semiconductor, and machining. For Free Info Visit http://info.hotims.com/55590-304

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Flow Controller

PISCO USA (Elmhurst, IL) offers a flow controller that features a built-in shock absorber function. It uses a 2-stage speed control to regulate exhaust speed and absorb shock in pneumatic cylinders. The units have three needles to adjust the initial speed of the cylinder (first stage), speed of the brake (second stage), and timing of the speed shift. The second-stage speed provides a cushion and reduces the speed at the end of the stroke. This speed reduction lessens shock by up to 1/9 while retaining the same cycle time. The flow controller is available in 4-, 6-, and 8-mm metric sizes, and 5/32, ¼, and 5/16 inch sizes. For Free Info Visit http://info.hotims.com/55590-312

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Shock Sensors

PCB Piezotronics (Depew, NY) introduced the Model 350B01 mechanically isolated, electrically filtered, nearfield or farfield pyroshock sensor capable of measuring up to 100,000 g. The sensor measures High-G shock and harsh pyroshock events such as metal-to-metal impact, explosive bolts, impact tools, and stage separation testing. Mechanical isolation aids in removing frequency content outside the useful bandwidth of 20 kHz, and minimizes zero-shift associated with non-isolated accelerometers. Electrical filtering reduces signal ringing and clipping. The sensors are hermetically sealed and case isolated for use in electrically noisy environments. For Free Info Visit http://info.hotims.com/55590-313

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Servo Drive/Controller

Parker’s Electromechanical Automation Division (Rohnert Park, CA) offers the Intelligent Parker Amplifier (IPA), a 1.5-axis servo drive/controller based on the ACR control platform. Available in two power levels — 400W and 1500W — the unit can drive a range of rotary and linear motors, and supports a number of industry-standard feedback protocols. It provides a dual-port Ethernet interface for different machine control options.

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