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The 10 Most Common Mistakes Made When Purchasing Automation March 12, 2013

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Motion Control Products

Motion Control Products

Buying a piece of automation can be a very long and difficult process.  Here is a list of the 10 most common mistakes made when purchasing automation equipment.

This list was composed by a number of individuals who have both purchased and sold automation equipment.   Click on the link below to download this free White Paper.

http://www.servo2go.com/support/files/The%2010%20Most%20Common%20Mistakes%20Made%20When%20Purchasing%20Automation.pdf

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Join the New LinkedIn Group ‘Motion Control Fundamentals’ March 4, 2013

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Motion Control Fundamentals LinkedIn Group

Motion Control Fundamentals LinkedIn Group

Created by Electromate.com, this Technical Group strives to advance the knowledge of the fundamentals of Electro-mechanical Motion Control.  We welcome regular posts by group members of any Technical Notes & White Papers, Video’s, Webinars, Podcasts, Engineering Formulae, Sizing Software, etc., related to the discipline of Motion Control.  We appreciate your participation and encourage your comments.

If you are novice or technically proficient user of Motion Control products/systems, please join this group.  No Job Postings please.

Click on the link below to join now.

 

http://www.linkedin.com/groups/Motion-Control-Fundamentals-4883684/about

Tags: Motion Control, Motor Control, Machine Control, Mechatronics, High-Tech Systems, Robotics, Automation, Servo Systems, Stepper Systems, Linear Motion, Rotary Motion

Introducing the Dyadic Low-Cost Servo Actuator Product Line April 26, 2012

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Dyadic Actuator

Dyadic Actuator

Dyadic’s Mechatronics Cylinders feature a motor, encoder, drive and actuator in one integral package.  Dyadic has developed the linear actuator drive mechanism such that the screw and nut are optimized for high accuracy, long life and low cost while delivering high speed and peak thrust.  This blend of low-cost and high performance could only have been realized by the advanced technology of Dyadic Systems.  These new product concepts give engineers a wider range of options to eliminate over-design.

Mechatronics Cylinders are available in a range of stroke lengths and are constructed using an extruded aluminum body with 303 stainless for the shaft and rod tip. Actuators can easily be operated via 24VDC signals from PLCs or relays, and can be connected in networks of up to 16 axes.

Features include:

  • Set up many moves, each with individual values for position, speed, accel, etc.
  • Electric actuators – programmable in 15 minutes!
  • Moves can be relative, absolute, force controlled, and more
  • All actuators run on 24VDC – easy to connect to your existing power supply!
  • 10,000km (400 million inches) standard minimum life
  • Air cylinder replacement mode and move sequencing available in the cylinder!
  • Delivery stock to 1 week
  • Pricing for a complete actuator system starts at $325 US/ea

Learn to wire & program a Dyadic Actuator in 7 minutes!  Click on the image below-

Dyadic Video

Dyadic Video

Information on the Dyadic Product Family can be found at-
http://www.servo2go.com/supplier.php?id=1078787302

For more information, please contact:

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New Product Video: Zaber Gantry System: T-G-LSM200A200A February 26, 2012

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http://youtu.be/rsplSqYrwPU

Zaber’s Gantries are designed for multi-axis applications where load and travel requirements exceed the rated cantilever load specs of Zaber’s simpler XY or XYZ systems.

In the T-G-LSM200A200A system (shown), a synchronized pair of lead-screws provide very low backlash and high stiffness.  Gantry systems include a base-plate with a full M6 on 25 mm grid of mounting holes, integrated high flex cable and cable management system.

The T-G-LSM gantry systems are composed of three linear stages with integrated controllers, a base-plate with a full M6 on 25 mm grid of mounting holes, integrated high flex cable and cable management system. In addition, these gantries are available in 100 or 200 mm travel per axis (custom lengths available), have a low profile – 70 mm overall height, and are customizable i.e. add another Zaber stage for a Z-axis.

In this video, the gantry system is moving a 9.4 kg (20.68 lb) load.

Click on the link below for additional information-

Zaber’s T-G-LSM High Load, Motorized Gantry System

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Technical Support Tools for the Motion Control Engineer February 26, 2012

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To assist engineers with the sizing and selection of the proper motor/drive system, Servo2Go offers a number of tools to simplify your component design and selection.  These are:  the Smart Motion Cheat Sheet, Motioneering Motor/Drive Sizing & Selection Software and the Motioneering Toolbar Software.

Our Motioneering Motor/Drive Sizing & Selection Software assists in system sizing and selection based on your predefined input parameters, and generates you a printed detailed report of it’s recommendations.

The Smart Motion Cheat Sheet was created to provide the system designer the information most commonly used to properly determine the torque at speed required by a given application and to give some guidelines for selecting the most appropriate motor-drive system to deliver that required torque at speed. 

The Motioneering Toolbar Software provides a convenient engineering units converter to facilitate common technical calculations.  This tool will have universal appeal to both engineers and students.

Motioneering Toolbar Software Functions:

  • Unit conversion
    • 28 parameters, hundreds of units
  • Densities of materials – broad selection of materials and elements
  • Inertia calculations
    • Cylinder
    • Parallelepiped
    • Spherical shell
    • Sphere
    • Slender rod
    • Tetrahedron
  • Integrates with MOTIONEERING® and other programs utilizing a simple copy and paste function
  • Trigonometric and calculus reference

Our Motioneering Motor/Drive Sizing & Selection Software assists in system sizing and selection based on your predefined input parameters, and generates you a printed detailed report of it¹s recommendations.  Application mechanisms that can be selected include: leadscrew, rack and pinion, conveyor, nip rolls, spindles and direct drive rotary and linear devices.  Motion profiles include simple triangle, trapezoidal and custom built for flexibility in the number and type of segments defined. Product selection includes over 500 systems.  Information can be imported and exported and reports can be printed.

MOTIONEERING® is a Windows®-based Software that:

  • Lets the engineer choose an application
  • Define a motion profile
  • Select the optimum servomotor, amplifier and power supply
  • Its database of motor types includes DC servo, brushless servo, direct drive linear, direct drive rotary and vector AC

Announcing MOTIONEERING® Application Engine 6.1.0 – Kollmorgen’s latest release of our premier motion sizing and selection software. This release features our new KBM™ Series Frameless Kit brushless motors with our AKD™ servo drive family, complimenting our existing rotary and linear actuation systems. Sizing frameless motors and drive systems has never been easier. Using a mechanism project concept for the collection and saving of multiple axes of load information, MOTIONEERING® can automatically calculate application results and compare against a database catalog of systems – recommending to our customers the most optimized set of Kollmorgen system solutions available. 

The engine has the flexibility to sum the effects of multiple axes of motion for power supply and shunt regeneration sizing (rotary applications only). Versatile units-of-measure selection options for mechanism and motion profile data-entry, with the ability to convert data into other available units, makes this an convenient international tool. A user-friendly Help file explains program functions, definition of terms, and algorithms used to perform application results.

Downloads:

Understanding Torque Ripple
PDF: 146.51 kb
Choosing A Power Supply For Your Stepper Drive
PDF: 65.60 kb
Comparative Motor Technologies
PDF: 97.64 kb
Detection and Shielding of Noise in Stepper Motor Systems
PDF: 86.45 kb
EtherNet/IP with Applied Motion Drives
PDF: 578.30 kb
High Speed Performance Limitations of Step Motors
PDF: 192.81 kb
Introduction to Step Motors
PDF: 491.23 kb
Motion Control Terminology
PDF: 264.92 kb
Reasons For Turning to Slotless Motor Technology
PDF: 73.88 kb
Selecting A Brush Commutated DC Motor
PDF: 117.30 kb
Smart Motion Cheat Sheet
PDF: 191.68 kb
The Basics of Optical Encoders
PDF: 71.78 kb
The 10 Most Common Mistakes Made When Purchasing Automation
PDF: 63.36 kb
->Motioneering Toolbar Software<-
EXE: 1,816.31 kb
Torsional Stiffness In Gearheads
PDF: 69.59 kb
->MOTIONEERING Application Engine (v6.1.0)<-
EXE: 12,295.49 kb

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Zaber’s A-LST-C Series High Load, Motorized Linear Stages with Dust Covers February 19, 2012

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Zaber's A-LST-C Series High Load, Motorized Linear Stages with Dust Covers

Device Overview:

  • 254, 500, 750, 1000 and 1500 mm travel  
  • 100 kg load capacity
  • Up to 420 mm/s and up to 560 N thrust
  • Built-in controller; daisy chains with other A-series and T-series products

Description:

Zaber’s A-LST-C stages are computer-controlled and have travel ranges from 254 mm up to 1500 mm. These stages are available with various leadscrew pitches so you can select the device with the resolution and speed capability that you need. Zaber’s innovative stage design is capable of speeds up to 420 mm/s, and can support loads up to 100 kg. The flexible, stainless steel dust cover protects the internal lead-screw and bearings.

Click on the link below for additional information-

Zaber’s A-LST-C Series High Load, Motorized Linear Stages with Dust Covers

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Warren Osak
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New LSM Series Linear Stages from Zaber March 3, 2011

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Zaber’s LSM series devices are motorized linear stages with high thrust and speed capabilities and a very compact size. They are designed to be used with our T-MCA controller, or can be used with any 2-phase stepper motor controller. At only 21 mm high, these miniature stages are excellent for applications where a small profile is required. The LSM’s innovative design allows speeds up to 58 mm/s and loads up to 10 kg. Like all Zaber’s products, the LSM series is designed to be ‘plug and play’ and very easy to set-up and operate when used with our T-MCA controller. The stages can be mounted in XY and XYZ configurations with no additional hardware.

Zaber's LSM Series

Series Overview: 

  • 25, 50, 100, 150 and 200mm travel 
  • 10kg load capacity and up to 58 mm/s speed  
  • Very low profile at only 21mm stage height 
  • Designed for Zaber’s T-MCA series stepper motor controller or can be used with any 2-phase stepper motor controller 
  • Using the powerful T-MCA external controller means that the unit can go faster than the T-LSM, with more thrust 
  • Can be mounted in XY and XYZ configurations

Click on the link below for additional information-

LSM Series Product Information 

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Free Smart Motion Cheat Sheet February 27, 2011

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The Smart Motion Cheat Sheet was created to provide the system designer the information most commonly used to properly determine the torque at speed required by a given application and to give some guidelines for selecting the most appropriate motor-drive system to deliver that required torque at speed.

Smart Motion Cheat Sheet

 The Smart Motion Cheat Sheet includes: 

  • Sizing Formulae
  • Interpretation of Torque/Speed Curves
  • Sizing/Selection Flow Chart
  • Symbols & Definitions
  • Common Engineering Unit Conversions
  • & Much More

The Smart Motion Cheat Sheet can be downloaded for free at:
http://www.servo2go.com/support/files/Smart%20Motion%20Cheat%20Sheet%20Rev3.pdf

For more information, please contact:

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Warren Osak        warren@servo2go.com 
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Zaber Technologies Releases T-LST Series High Load Linear Stages January 7, 2011

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Series Overview: 

Zaber's T-LST High Load Motorized Linear Stages

  • 254, 500, 750, 1000 & 1500 mm travel versions
  • 100 kg load capacity  
  • Up to 420 mm/s and up to 560 N thrust
  • Built-in controller; daisy chains with other T-series products  

Zaber’s T-LST series products are computer controlled motorized linear stages with a variety of lead screw pitches and travels. They are stand-alone units requiring only a standard 48V power supply. A potentiometer knob at the end of the unit permits smooth manual control; turn it fully to get maximum speed. The stages connect to the RS-232 port of any computer and can be chained with up to 254 units per chain. They can also be chained with any other T-Series products. Convenient 6-pin mini din cables on the unit allow for direct interconnection between units in close proximity. For longer distances, standard cable extension can be used.

Click on the link below for additional information- 
http://www.servo2go.com/product.php?ID=105305

For more information, please contact: 

EDITORIAL CONTACT:
Warren Osak        
warren@servo2go.com 
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Toll Free Fax:       877-378-0249
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