Products

Control Module

The ACOPOSmicro from B&R Industrial Automation Corp. (Roswell, GA) offers support for two servo motors, allowing users to integrate different drive types. The architecture enables changeover from a stepper to a servo motor, and vice versa. It also supports up to two axes with performance levels of 500W each on one module. The device requires a base surface of less than 50 cm2 per axis. The devices can be used in a nominal voltage range from 18 VDC to 80 VDC for low-power applications. The power supply module with a network connection offers options for machine and system diagnostics. The servo version has a 24 VDC output that can be used to drive external brakes. Additional optional modules allow users to adapt to custom requirements.

Posted in: Products

Read More >>

Linear Stage and Driver

Newport Corp. (Irvine, CA) offers the CONEX-AGP controller preconfigured with an Agilis™ AG-LS25-27P linear stage that includes a miniature, built-in, direct-read linear encoder. The stage combines a piezo motor linear stage with the architecture of the CONEX controller family. The controller delivers submicron, bidirectional repeatability of 0.3 μm, making it suitable for applications in confined spaces that require integrated, single-axis control. The linear stage is capable of 27-mm travel and 0.2-μm metal-insulator-metal (MIM).

Posted in: Products

Read More >>

Linear Stepper Motors

Johnson Electric (Vandalia, OH) has introduced the Saia® ULE Series linear stepper motors. Available in unipolar or bipolar configurations, the motors provide constant positioning force to 400 N over full travel lengths to 300 mm in ambient temperatures ranging from -15 to +60 °C. Their 55 × 55-mm design envelope and NEMA 23 mounting flange enable the motors to be mounted in space-restricted applications. The motors are suited for use in applications such as valve control, positioning, and adjustment systems; and control systems for the automation industry. The design accommodates customized design requirements.

Posted in: Products

Read More >>

Encoders

Oriental Motor (Torrance, CA) offers encoder options for 0.36º and 0.72º stepping motors. The stepping motors are available as a stepping motor only, or as a stepping motor and driver package. The new stepping motor encoder options for 0.36º and 0.72º motors are 500 or 1000 pulses/rev, 2- or 3-channel, and TTL or Differential (line driver type). For 0.36º and 0.72º stepping motor and driver packages, the CRK stepping motor and driver package is available, and includes pulse-input 24-volt driver, 500 or 1000 pulses/ rev, 2- or 3-channel TTL type encoders, built-in controller type, and 3-channel differential line driver type encoders.

Posted in: Products

Read More >>

Fiber Laser Cutting System

Hypertherm (Hanover, NH) has released the HyIntensity™ Fiber Laser HFL015 cutting system, which includes a power source, cutting head, gas supply, operator interface consoles, motion controls, and software, all in one package. The single-emitter, diode-based design system operates on familiar Hypertherm control platforms, with pre-developed cutting processes that simplify table integration and operation. The power supply is smaller than CO2 laser systems, and the fiber laser delivery enables the beam to travel greater distances, allowing for installation on larger tables.

Posted in: Products, Products

Read More >>

Infrared LEDs

A set of surface-mount, high-output infrared LEDs from ROHM Semiconductor (San Diego, CA) can be used in proximity sensor applications. The SIM-030/031ST and SIM-040/041ST surface-mount IR LEDs feature IR wavelength technology providing peak output of 850/870 nm. The 850/870 nm level is much closer to the peak wave sensitivity of phototransistors (sensors), thus achieving higher efficiency proximity sensing and energy savings of up to 66%. The SIM-030/031ST, the smaller of the two devices, has a 2.3 × 1.95 mm footprint and a height of 0.9 mm. With a forward current (IF) of 100 mA, the device delivers typical emission strength of 30 mW/sr (milliwatts per steradian). The slightly larger SIM-040/041ST (3.1 × 2.25 × 1.6 mm) provides 40 mW/sr, a typical emission strength.

Posted in: Products, Products

Read More >>

Spectral Reflectivity Measurement System

Olympus Corp. (Center Valley, PA) has introduced a spectral reflectivity measurement system designed for use with lenses, prisms, flat glass, plastics, and electronic components produced by optical manufacturers. The USPM-RU III provides repeatable measurements in seconds, and without the need for backside coating. Spherical, aspherical, and flat surfaces can be accommodated without sample preparation. The system provides reflectivity measurements for wavelengths ranging from 380 - 780nm. Object color can be measured based on spectrophotometric colorimetry determined from prismatic reflectivity.

Posted in: Products, Products

Read More >>

The U.S. Government does not endorse any commercial product, process, or activity identified on this web site.