Motion Control

New DS2020 Drive with Combitronic™ Capability

Moog Animatics’ new version of their DS2020 drive meets the high torque and power requirements of mechanical and electrical engineering design applications, while expanding standard drive capabilities with the ability to act as a follower device. The DS2020 Combitronic™ single-axis drive operates a Moog CD series motor, providing high-torque capabilities for large axes of motion …

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Free OMNIMATE T Connector and Board to Board Connector from Weidmuller

Weidmuller’s OMNIMATE® Power BVDF bus connectors have two connections per pole and a time-saving 6 mm² PUSH IN connection. This innovative feature allows easy connection of multiple devices during installation. The connector is available in different versions: laterally closed, with flange, or screw/locking flange. Each of them are available in two to eight pole versions. Your …

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Smart Motion Cheat Sheet™

Our Smart Motion Cheat Sheet™ is the industry’s most popular motion control reference guide. Only six pages in length, the Smart Motion Cheat Sheet™ has everything you need to understand, factor-in and calculate the value for smart motion control systems, including: Every formula Every equation Every conversion factor Plus back up reference data Easy to …

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THK’s Space Saving RSX type Linear Motion Guide

The RSX type Linear Motion Guide helps save space due to its compact outer dimensions and our NEW RSX-M1 can withstand temperatures as high as 150°C! Benefits: Mini full complement LM guide Stainless steel block and rail Retaining wire keeps the balls inside the block THK has expanded their line-up of Miniature LM Guide Model …

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Yaskawa & Oriental Motors Videos from Pack Expo

Check out videos from Yaskawa’s first virtual trade show at Pack Expo Connects in November 2020. Their engineering manager demonstrates Oriental Motor’s: AlphaStep AZ Series absolute positioning stepper motors Compact drivers on a 7-axis articulated robot The BMU Series and BLE2 Series brushless motors and drivers on a variable speed conveyor. If you have any questions …

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How To Use Yaskawa SigmaSelect™ For Ballscrew Sizing

Choosing a servo motor for an application doesn’t have to be tedious or a myth. In fact, with Yaskawa’s SigmaSelect software, it is as easy as entering in some data and selecting a servo motor for the application. The art of properly selecting a servo motor for a specific task based on speed, torque and …

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New EPC Draw Wire Motion Feedback Solution

Encoder Products Company’s new LCX Series draw wire units work with EPC encoders to accurately measure position and provide motion feedback in motion control applications. The LCX Series of Draw Wire solutions is manufactured for EPC by our German technology partner and offers wire lengths from 1 to 42.5 meters in length. The maintenance-free draw …

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FA Network EBook

New eBook from Oriental Motors: Factory Automation Network

Oriental Motors has a new interactive online brochure/ebook, Factory Automation Networks, that highlights the products they manufacture for industrial communication protocols, such as EtherNet/IP and EtherCAT.   Take a look at the new eBook here and see what Oriental Motor offers for smarter, connected factories. Oriental Motors also created a new Industrial Network Products page to …

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Everything you need to know about stepper motors

Stepper motors are popular for their ability to position easily and accurately.  The travel amount and the speed can be easily controlled by a digital pulse signal.  Unlike servo motors, stepper motors do not require encoders or complicated PID loops to operate. Easy to Use: 34% Inexpensive: 17% Simple Operation: 16% No Tuning: 12% Other: 21% Therefore, …

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New Apex Dynamics Planetary Gearbox

NEW GENERATION PLANETARY GEARBOX: GL & GLS SERIES The new Apex GL Series is a precision planetary gearbox designed for AGV applications.  The unique rotary housing allows a drive wheel or pully to be mounted over the exterior, burying a large part of the gearbox in the wheel or pulley.  The result is space savings …

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Oriental Motor Electromagnetic Brake Stepper Motors – PKP Series Video

VIDEO The electromagnetic brake is located in the back and operates separately from the stepper motor. When the power is cut off, the electromagnetic brake holds the load in position. Learn how our power off-activated electromagnetic brake stepper motor works and the applications that can benefit from it. Contact us to learn more. Learn more …

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Electric Motor & Linear Actuator Video

VIDEO When automated equipment is designed, various factors must be taken into consideration including the production line layout, installation environment, ease of maintenance, configuration of electrical wiring and control system, and so on. This means many man-hours are needed to select the motor and other mechanical components and create a parts list, drawings, operating manuals, …

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Rotary Actuator & Linear Actuator Demo

VIDEO Motors offer excellent controllability and are therefore used as the drive sources of various automated equipment. In many cases a motor is combined with mechanical components such as a ball screw, belt and pulley, and rack and pinion to convert the motor rotation to a different type of motion needed to drive the equipment. …

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Oriental Motor’s New Redesigned PKP Series Stepper Motor

Oriental Motor’s newly redesigned PKP Series 2-phase bipolar stepper motors now offer more variety of electrical winding specifications, frame sizes, gear options, encoder options and electromagnetic brake options for the perfect solution in stepper motors. The new PKP Series offers: High resolution type – Improved stop accuracy Geared type – Increased torque, rigidity Encoder type – Position verification …

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Introduction to Motion Control Technology

Many different components are used in a variety of combinations to create a complete motion control or positioning system. IDC offers the broadest range of products spanning the complete spectrum from mechanical actuators to microstepping and brushless servo drives to programmable motion controllers. A successful application depends on choosing the right combination of actuator, motor, …

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