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Variable Frequency Drive

Lenze-AC Tech (Uxbridge, MA) has introduced the enhanced SMVector NEMA1 variable frequency drive, in power ratings to 30 hp. The drive’s increased capabilities include an additional programmable digital input, terminals for RS-485 communications, and an enhanced keypad.

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Linear Positioning Stage

The DR (dual profile rail) positioning stages from H2W Technologies (Valencia, CA) provide travel lengths to 160in. (4m). These wide footprint (to 15.6 in/396 mm) brushless linear motor stages handle loads up to 442lb (200Kg), continuous force to 445lb (1978N), high resolution to 0.00004in.(1 micron), velocity up to 200in./s (25m/sec), and acceleration up to 9 G’s.

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Brushless DC Motor

Maxon Motor (Fall River, MA) is launching a range of flat brushless DC motors with integrated electronics. The EC 20 flat, EC 32 flat and EC 45 flat motors with integrated electronics reduce the user’s need for control input to the absolute minimum.

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Infrared camera

FLIR Systems Inc. (Boston, MA) has introduced the ThermoVision A320G infrared camera for machine vision applications. The A320G is reportedly the only infrared camera designed to be compatible with GigE Vision and supports the GenICam protocol for easy integration with digital cameras.

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Motion Control Software

ACS Motion Control (Plymouth, MN) has enhanced its motion control software to support the IEC61131-3 programming language. Designated Application Development Kit (ADK) 6.0, the PLC Open compliant control software allows users to program using any of the five languages in addition to ACSPL+.

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Encoder

The HC20 encoder from Dynapar (Gurnee, IL), for brushless servo and step motor applications, is capable of up to 2,500 pulses per revolution, and is available with commutation tracks for 4, 6, or 8-pole variants of brushless motors. The encoder has direct-read non-interpolated technology that stems from a custom phased array ASIC.

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Multi-Rib Belt

The PolyVee belt driven roller and RollerDrive from Interroll (Wilmington, NC) provides reliable torque transmission up to 300 percent higher than traditional O-rings. Unlike other multi-rib belts, the PolyVee belt features a flexible core that allows it to be applied without any tensioning device. In addition, the PolyVee belt accepts center-to-center distance tolerances, without impairing performance, and quickly and accurately controls the starting and stopping of boxes on a conveyor.

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