Motion Control

Air-Bearing Platform

Aerotech (Pittsburgh, PA) offers the PlanarHDX planar air-bearing platform for semiconductor manufacturing and advanced test and inspection. Structural elements were designed using a silicon carbide ceramic. The resulting material and structure enable 1.5-m/s scan speeds and 5-g peak acceleration with a payload of up to 20 kg for high-throughput processing. Other features include an air-bearing compensation strategy that increases stiffness and load capacity for high-dynamic applications. The platform uses air-on-air preloading in critical bearing elements, and a proprietary reaction-mass design reduces stage-induced forces in the step-axis that are transferred to the isolation system or structure (optics, sensors, etc.).

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3D Infrared Scanner

Aimess Services (Braunschweig, Germany) offers the R3Dscan 3D infrared scanner as an automated solution with direct connection to industrial robots. The scanner can be integrated into production lines to inspect dimension, shape, and position of objects in manufacturing cycles. The scanner was designed for inspecting objects with transparent, black, or reflective surfaces that cannot be measured with fringe projection systems (e.g. white light scanners) that usually require surface preparation with anti-reflective matting spray and the placement of measurement targets. The 3D scanner does not analyze the reflection, but rather the energy absorbed by the object to be measured. This energy is converted into heat, which is captured by the system using an infrared detector. It is also suitable for robot-assisted inline inspection of lightweight materials such as carbon fiber, glass fiber, and fiber-reinforced plastics. For Free Info Visit http://info.hotims.com/55592-318

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Brushless DC Motors

High Torque Density Brushless DC Motors from BEI Kimco (Vista, CA) are available in multiple designs. The motors use proprietary low magnetic circuit design techniques and feature a frameless motor design composed of a rotor and stator. This design enables integration into an existing assembly, minimizing the need for extra components and reducing overall weight. For Free Info Visit http://info.hotims.com/55592-303

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Rigging Kit

AeroGo (Seattle, WA) introduced the Air Caster Rigging Kit that contains everything necessary to move heavy, awkward, or delicate loads using compressed air. The kit is housed in a rugged and lockable storage box, and can be configured to accommodate numerous and varied load requirements in a variety of applications, handling load weights as heavy as 64,000 pounds. The kit uses compressed air through air casters, which distribute the load weight over a greater surface area than rollers or wheels. Load movement is omnidirectional, enabling heavy loads to be placed precisely, even in tight spaces.

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Driver and Controller

The Tolomatic ACS actuator control solution from Tolomatic (Hamel, MN) is a servo or stepper driver and controller developed for use with electric actuators. The system is ODVA™ conformant for EtherNet/IP™. The electric actuators and control solutions can replace pneumatic cylinders, and can automate manual processes and other axes of motion. Linear motion is created in the desired linear units (mm or inch) using builtin configurations. The ACS servo and stepper drives are controlled from a PLC or master controller via 24 VDC digital I/O, 0-10 VDC or 4-20mA analog I/O, Ethernet, or Modbus RTU over RS-485 (EtherNet/IP or Modbus TCP protocols).

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Linear Actuators

Haydon Kerk™ Motion Solutions (Waterbury, CT) offers linear stepper actuators as replacements for solenoid valves in critical applications such as security door actuation systems. With over 200 thread designs and four motor frame sizes below 43 mm available, compact linear actuators can be custom designed and built to specific force and speed requirements for a wide range of demanding and critical applications. The modular nature of the hybrid linear actuator design allows for custom mounting configurations, wire egress point, stroke length, and winding configuration. For Free Info Visit http://info.hotims.com/55592-306

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Brushless Motor

maxon precision motors (Fall River, MA) offers the EC-I 40 DC brushless motor in a high-torque version for applications demanding very high torque. The iron-core internal rotor drive is available with a diameter of 40 mm, and delivers up to 234 mNm of torque. The motors feature high dynamics, low cogging torque, and high output torque. The motors are suited for applications in robotics, prosthetics, and industrial automation, as well as other environments with extreme space constraints. The motors can be combined with maxon gearheads, servo controllers, or position controllers. For Free Info Visit http://info.hotims.com/55592-308

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