Motion Control

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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Potentiometer

Hoffmann + Krippner (Woodstock, GA) introduced the DL30 series linear motion potentiometer (transducer) series that features low-profile dimensions of 30 × 30 mm and variable lengths. Various types of resistors (e.g. wire, conductive plastic, and Sensofoil® membrane) are available. Features include compact design, rugged aluminum housing, and output options of 0/4mA, 20mA, or 0V-10V. They are available in lengths of 30 mm to a maximum of 500 mm. Resistor options are wire wound, conductive plastic, or an incorporated Sensofoil® membrane potentiometer. For Free Info Visit http://info.hotims.com/55590-315

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Track System

Accuride (Santa Fe Springs, CA) introduced the Model AL4190 Tilt Track System that provides access to drawers or trays installed at shoulder level and above. The system uses wheels and rollers to extend the drawer, and an aluminum channel guides the back of the drawer upward as it slides out of the case, tilting the drawer downward for easy viewing and access to contents. The system carries drawers up to 40" wide and loads up to 140 pounds. The system is comprised of lightweight, corrosion- resistant aluminum tracks, roller wheel assemblies, and track rollers. Tracks are available in lengths of 24" and 40". The system is fully adjustable with the drawer in place. The installer can alter the angle of the tilt, which varies based on the angle of the track, attachment location of the track roller, and positioning of bumper stops. For Free Info Visit http://info.hotims.com/55590-316

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Actuators

Nook Industries (Cleveland, OH) offers Series 500™ programmable actuators designed for continuous duty and long service life. They incorporate a direct or toothed-belt drive for high mechanical efficiency. Ball screw-driven programmable actuators are made with high-strength materials, and are available in parallel and in-line models with either a servomotor or stepper motor. The screw shaft is constructed with medium-carbon, induction-hardened alloy steel, and the ball nuts are manufactured from high-grade bearing steel. Both ball screw and nut are heat-treated to a surface hardness of 56 HRC.

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