Alpha Gear Drives

(Bartlett, IL) released the low-backlash Alphira(TM) Servo Planetary Gearheads for low-end applications. For cyclic and continuous operation, and with a 20,000-hour service life, the unit comes in four sizes and features five reduction ratios.

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Applied Motion Products (Watsonville, CA) released the ST10-S Stepper Drive, which delivers up to 10.0 A with 24-80 VDC input. The unit can be controlled by a step and direction input, or by a host controller. Self-Test and Auto Setup features measure/configure motor parameters and anti-resonance technology.

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BEI Industrial Encoders (Goleta, CA) introduced the L15 incremental encoder featuring a design flexibility of up to 40,640 cycles per turn. The internal, electronic multiplication boosts output resolution up to 16 times. A maximum of 162,560 counts is available.

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Misumi USA (Schaumburg, IL) released a precision linear shaft featuring a consistent hardening depth and a light pre-load to minimize clearance design between the shaft and bushing. The unit has an outside diameter of 3 to 50 mm and lengths from 10 to 1,500 mm.

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