• The widest range of Rotary Joints

    Rotary joints
    Our Rotary Joint offer varies from standard to through-bore, suitable for high frequency and high data rate transmission rather than electrical power and able to endure in hostile environments or at high speed and more.
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    Rotary joints

Latest news

  • TITAN - Drive super compatto fino a 300 A
  • Motore Lineare vs Cinghia di Trasmissione

    Motore Lineare vs Cinghia di Trasmissione

    What are the advantages of a linear synchronous motor? Used in transportation, scanning and printing linear motors can greatly increase throughput and process efficiency. This video shows a couple of movement profiles when comparing a linear motor to a belt drive.

    24 Luglio 2017
    italia
    Motore Lineare vs Cinghia di Trasmissione
  • Motore Lineare con Uscita Cavi alternativa

    Motore Lineare con Uscita Cavi alternativa

    So far the UC3 was only available with a side cable exit. The UC3 is now also available with a cable in travel direction. The UC3 inline does not differ from its twin in terms of technical data, but the power cable is run in the direction of travel and not on the side. As a result, there is a greater flexibility of design. The space required can be reduced above or on the side of the yoke (depending on the type of mounting) and can be made even narrower.

    Motore Lineare con uscita cavo in linea - Tecnotion


    Performance
    The length, with 34 mm, and performance of the coil unit remains the same. As does the use of a highly flexible cable, with (depending on bending radius, velocity and acceleration.) a minimum cable life of 15,000,000 cycles.  Weighing in at just a few grams, this versatile, compact and affordable motor is still able to sustain a continuous force of 10 or 20N and a peak force of 36N. Download the leaflet with all specs.



    Motore Lineare uscita cavo - Tecnotion



    04 Luglio 2017
    italia
    Motore Lineare con Uscita Cavi alternativa
  • I sensori Zettlex sulla Stazione Spaziale Internazionale

    I sensori Zettlex sulla Stazione Spaziale Internazionale

    Long periods in the microgravity of space can have severe effects on an astronaut’s body. To counter these effects, crew members on the International Space Station must exercise intensively for 2-3 hours per day. Whilst traditional gym equipment might work well on earth, in space things are not so straightforward. The bulk of traditional gym equipment effectively prohibits a space launch and any normal weights machine effectively becomes useless. In space, running on a normal treadmill would likely only produce comical results.

    Understanding the effects of space on the human body is an important area of medical research and establishing how exercise keeps astronauts healthy is important in enabling humans to remain in space. This is a critical area for longer range manned missions, most notably to Mars. Accurate and reliable data on an astronaut’s exercise intensity, speed and duration is valuable scientific data.

    Zettlex IncOders were selected by NASA scientists as the critical control elements for a new generation of high-tech fitness equipment now being used by crew members on the International Space Station.

    Mark Howard, Zettlex General Manager comments: “Perhaps fitness equipment is not the first piece of scientific apparatus that one might consider for the International Space Station. However, it’s crucial to the health and well-being of astronauts and we were delighted that Zettlex products were selected for this important project. Our products had to undergo a long and rigorous qualification process and I’m pleased to say that we passed with flying colours.”

    Cllr Peter Topping, Leader of South Cambridgeshire District Council comments: “It’s great to see Zettlex sensors picked for such a vital piece of equipment. Their technology is world-leading and making a name for South Cambridgeshire innovation on the global stage. Zettlex is an exceptional example of the kind of high-tech, high-growth business that the Council is proud to support and wants to see thriving.”

    It’s likely that Major Tim Peake will be putting NASA’s new fitness equipment through its paces on his next visit to the International Space Station in 2019

    12 Giugno 2017
    italia
    I sensori Zettlex sulla Stazione Spaziale Internazionale
  • La missione di rifornimento del satellite NASA procede con l’aiuto del Giunto Rotante DSTI

    La missione di rifornimento del satellite NASA procede con l’aiuto del Giunto Rotante DSTI

    More than 1,000 operational satellites currently in orbit will one day run out of fuel and burn up in our atmosphere as they fall back towards Earth or remain space debris forever.

    Costing tens of millions of dollars each launch, satellites have a limited lifespan restricted by their fuel tank capacity. However, with NASA's continued research, servicing and refueling missions may become a realistic option to drastically extend their life.



    In 2011, DSTI's mission-critical fluid rotary unions were on-board NASA's space shuttle Atlantis delivering tools to the International Space Station (ISS) for the Robotic Refueling Mission (RRM); an experiment to demonstrate and test tools, technologies and techniques needed to robotically service satellites in space.

    After two years of preparation, RRM successfully completed the first robotic refueling task by transferring a simulated spacecraft propellant across a common spacecraft fill and drain valve.



    "We were thrilled with the performance during testing of DSTI's early rotary union prototype units for RRM. Even under pressure, they ran with almost zero parasitic torque," says Matt Ashmore, Mechanical Engineer for NASA/Orbital ATK's Satellite Servicing Projects Division.

    Today, preparation is underway for the final RRM mission, during which the ISS's dexterous robot, equipped with a revised DSTI rotary union design, will use supplied tools to demonstrate refueling using actual cryogen liquid.

    With all of this effort leading up to the 2020 Restore-L mission to launch a robotic spacecraft to refuel a live satellite, success will demonstrate servicing and refueling technologies are ready for incorporation into other NASA missions as well as encourage other commercial entities to help build a domestic satellite servicing industry.

    09 Giugno 2017
    italia
    La missione di rifornimento del satellite NASA procede con l’aiuto del Giunto Rotante DSTI
  • Shift your range of possibilities

    Shift your range of possibilities

    FAULHABER extends its new Series R metal planetary gearhead portfolio beyond the existing 20/1R by introducing the new 26/1R and 32/3R Series gearheads. These new products with 26 mm and 32 mm diameter represent the evolution of previous 26/1 and 32/3 gearheads maintaining the same geometry to guarantee mechanical compatibility with their predecessors.

    As outcome, the output power available for impulsive cycle operation has been more than doubled compared to the previous generation. Such performance improvement were made possible through deep design analysis, extensive testing and meticulous validation.
    riduttore epicicloidale faulhaber 26/1 RFAULHABER - 26/1R

    26/1R and 32/R significantly improves the input speed by achieving continuous input speed respectively up to 9000 rpm and 8000 rpm, resulting in an impressive 100% increase. In intermittent operation conditions, the input speed can reach up to 10000 rpm and 9000 rpm to exploit at best DC or Brushless motor capability. Maximum output torque has also been enhanced to exhibit up to 4 Nm and up to 8 Nm in continuous operation.
    FAULHABER - 32/R

    The gearheads are available with one to five stages, and the span of the 13 possible reduction gear ratios ranges from 3.7:1 to 1526:1. The output shaft has no axial play thanks to the preloaded ball bearing. They are able to operate in the typical temperature range conditions of -10°C to +125°C and options are also available for lower temperature like -45°C to +100°C. 26/1R and 32/3R can be combined with many motors using various technologies like DC motors, brushless motors and stepper motors with diameter starting from 23 mm up to 35 mm.



    08 Giugno 2017
    italia
    Shift your range of possibilities
  • Azionamenti nearby per presse a iniezione - iC di AMK
  • Slip Rings per Turbine Eoliche IP65

    Slip Rings per Turbine Eoliche IP65

    As the need to generate renewable forms of energy becomes more and more pressing, wind turbines offer one of the most promising solutions as a source of green power — indeed production is expected to grow by 30% per annum in the foreseeable future.

    The construction of a wind turbine dictates that power and electrical control signals need to be transferred from the tower, anchored in the soil, to the nacelle at the top. This is done by means of slip rings.
    The experience acquired by Servotecnica in this sector has led to the development of increasingly targeted solutions, designed specifically for this type of use.

    • Slip ring electrical rotary joints of the SVTS E serieshave an outer structure guaranteeing:
    • Mechanical stability — with different types of anti-rotation available
    • Protection against electromagnetic interference — thanks to the materials employed
    • Stable performance in the face of varying ambient temperature
    • Enclosure rating IP65

    The distinguishing feature of Servotecnica slip rings is the innovative system adopted for manufacturing the brushes. The usual method is the adoption of carbon brushes, which bring the drawbacks of lubricants, bulky dimensions, rapid wear, and scheduled maintenance needed to remove the carbon dust generated by wear on the brushes, which can cause electrical signals to deteriorate.

    Servotecnica slip rings feature fibre bundle technology using precious metals, which means no lubricants, a more compact assembly, no need for routine servicing and, moreover, no need for preventive maintenance, by virtue of the fact that brush wear is minimal and the amount of debris generated practically negligible.

    Another key factor helping to improve signal quality is the actual structure of the brushes: the points of contact are proportionate to the number of fibres utilized, and can be as many as 10, each fibre establishing an individual contact.
    A further plus point of this superior technology is the capacity to withstand transient overloads, generally around twice higher than those that can be handled by slip rings with carbon brushes.

    An encoder ensures accurate positional feedback, and wires can be routed out either directly, or using a connector with enclosure rating IP65.

    20 Febbraio 2017
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    Slip Rings per Turbine Eoliche IP65
  • Nuovo micromotore brushless 1935..BRC

    Nuovo micromotore brushless 1935..BRC

    With the 1935…BRC brushless DC-Motor, the motor manufacturer FAULHABER has brought an all around optimized version of the successful product 1935…BRE on the market. The new motor achieves a continuous torque of 3.5 mNm while still retaining its compact design, making it more powerful than its predecessor model. Its direction of rotation is reversible. At the same time, the speed range was increased to 1,000 to 11,000 min-1 and the efficiency was further improved. The temperature range has also increased significantly, ranging from -25 C to 85 C. The new high-performance bearings allow for a prolonged service life. The proven connection concept of the 1525...BRC and 3153...BRC series was now standardised in the 1935...BRC.

    The 1935…BRC has an integrated Speed Controller and thus its own electronic control. This facilitates speed control by means of a PI controller with external setpoint input. With its dimensions of 19 mm in diameter and 35 mm in length, the motor is adapted for installation in very restricted spaces and thanks to its rugged design it is suitable for applications with high loads. An integrated current limiting protects the motor from overload, the controller setting can be parametrized via the programming adapter. Typical fields of application of the 1935…BRC are primarily applications in pumps, for example for laboratory devices, inkjet printers, medical technology and diagnostics, fuel cells or in battery-powered systems. It can also be used in robotics, tool technology, industry automation, as well as measurement and testing technology.





    17 Febbraio 2017
    italia
    Nuovo micromotore brushless 1935..BRC
  • Nuovi motori a riduzione magnetica EMF
  • Tre novità dal mondo JVL
  • Motori Lineari Tecnotion per sistema simulazione terremoti by Centrotecnica

    Motori Lineari Tecnotion per sistema simulazione terremoti by Centrotecnica

    Centrotecnica has announced the release of their Lo.F.Hi.S. (Low Frequency High Stroke and Velocity Shaker) System.

    The Lo.F.Hi.S. is based on new linear motor technology, with a force of 2000N and a displacement capability exceeding 275 mm, this new system is capable of replicating not only time history recorded tests but also swept sine, random and shock profiles. Although the original design brief was to enable Earthquake research to be performed on small payloads, there has been significant interest across the general vibration test industry to utilse the system for low frequency transportation tests and high velocity shock tests where the pulse lengths can be in excess of standard test systems currently available on the market.

    Andy Leadbeater commented “our test and measurement partners continue to design and develop new and intuitive products.We are excited to be able to promote this new technology from Centrotecnica and look forward to the positive reaction across the industry”.


    20 Gennaio 2017
    italia
    Motori Lineari Tecnotion per sistema simulazione terremoti by Centrotecnica
  • New IP65 Slip Rings Capsule Series - SVTSA 03 U
  • Alte prestazione a bassa tensione con i Motori Lineari UC3 e TM3z di Tecnotion

    High performance at low voltage thanks to the UC3 and TM3z Linear Motors by Tecnotion

    Tecnotion, the direct drive specialist offers both small iron core and ironless linear motors for low voltage purposes. In addition to 230 Vac and 400 Vac motors for industrial applications, drives are often sought for low-voltage applications of 60Vdc and less.
    Iron core linear motor with low voltage Z winding
    Tecnotion’s TM3z and TM6z have been customized for use at 48Vac but can be used up to 400Vac. These motors have a special winding to allow traverse speeds of up to 5 m/s at 48Vac, depending on bus voltage. They have the same characteristics as their high voltage siblings:
    • A continuous force of 60N to 120N
    • Peak force of 105N to 210N
    • Low attraction force between the coil unit and magnet plate
    • and a very small footprint for applications with little space available.
     Ironless linear motors (UC and UF series)
    UC and UF series ironless linear motors operate standard at 60Vdc. A total of four motors are available in the UC and UF series. The motors cover continuous forces from 10N to 39N and peak forces between 36N and 85N. Installation dimensions are very small with a 51mm and 53mm width and a maximum of 16mm in height (horizontal mounting). A major advantage of the ironless motors compared to their iron core counterparts, is the absence of cogging, resulting in pinpoint accuracy.
    Possible applications are, for example, in medical equipment, robotics, laser engraving machines or in the field of packaging, as well as in applications in which low voltage is required because of operator or customer safety. Due to less restrictive design-standards, the use of low voltage drives can save on design, assembly and commissioning costs.




    low voltage linear motors tecnotion - uc3 e tmz3

    18 Gennaio 2017
    italia
    High performance at low voltage thanks to the UC3 and TM3z Linear Motors by Tecnotion
  • Triton - Il nuovo micro azionamento super potente di Ingenia

    Triton - New micro drive by Ingenia

    Continuous Current 7 ARMS
    Peak Current 10 ARMS
    Supply Voltage 8-48 VDC
    Dimensions 43 x 43 x 15.9 mm
    Communications USB, RS232, RS485, CANopen, EtherCAT
    Feedback Digital Encoder, SinCos Encoder, Digital Hall, Analog Hall, SSI, DC Tachometer, Analog Input, PWM Encoder
    Motor Type DC Brushed, Rotary Brushless, Linear Brushless, Voice Coil
    Command Source Network Interface, Standalone, Analog Input, Step and Direction, Encoder Following, Electronic Gearing, PWM
    Motion Mode Profile Position, Profile Speed, Profile Torque, Cyclic Sync Position, Cyclic Sync Velocity, Cyclic Sync Torque, Homing, Open Loop Vector, Open Loop Scalar
    Enviroment High Temperature, Low Temperature
    Digital Inputs 4 TTL
    Digital Outputs 4 TTL
    Size (W x L) 43 x 43 mm

    12 Dicembre 2016
    italia
    Triton - New micro drive by Ingenia
  • Nuovo sistema I/O - Flessibile. Veloce. Sicuro.

    Flexible. Fast. Safe.AMKAMAC AIO.

    Flexible. Fast. Safe. AMKAMAC AIO.

    The modular design of the AIO I/O system ensures fast commissioning and intuitive handling. Suitable for all AMK systems, you receive reliable I/O modules for easy, fast, and tool-free installation. The “PUSH IN” direct connection system saves time and minimizes errors.

    The high-speed system bus reaches up to 256 DI/DOs in 20 μs. AIO features extremely fast response time, fast addressability, and precise mapping of processes in the plant with up to 1024 I/O channels per station as well as large performance reserves for future uses.

    29 Novembre 2016
    italia
    Flexible. Fast. Safe.AMKAMAC AIO.
  • Attuatore Serie SEZ - Potenza & precisione
  • Nuovi HMI eXP - LSis
  • Nuovi Slip Rings IP65 per Confezionatrici Flow Pack

    New IP65 Slip Ring for Flow Pack Machines

    A new family of Electrical Rotary Joints (also called Slip Rings) is now part of the range of solutions that Servotecnica proposes with a particular focus on flow pack packaging machines. The new SVTS D IP65 Slip Ring was designed for a quick and reliable integration on packaging machines and it joins the current SVTS B series.

    Thanks to the 3 x 20 A circuits, it is possible to power the resistances of the rotating blades, while the 2 signal circuits guarantee transmission of temperature values detected by the thermal sensors. The use of multifiber brush technology and rings made of precious metal alloy, allow to maintain the electrical characteristics of the circuits while guaranteeing the same results of the SVTS B series.

    The through-hole with a 22mm diameter allows this rotating collector to be installed directly on the shaft of the rotating blade, while the mechanical connection is easily obtained through 4 M3 set screws.

    The multi-strand contact technology extend the life of the joint to approximately 100 million revolutions. Particular attention was also given to the wiring that takes place by passing the wires through cable glands that are then subsequently connected to the brushes and the rings of the slip ring through threaded terminals; these elements and the addition of a seal (O-Ring) on the rotating shaft, guarantee an IP65 degree of protection to the Slip Ring.

    The IP65 SVTS D model was designed to guarantee quick installation and minimum maintenance, all of this with a very competitive price/performance ratio. 

    This innovative Slip Ring is therefore the ideal solution where ease of installation, aggressive price, performance, high durability and a high degree of protection are all key points that contribute to the design and sale of a successful application.

    28 Novembre 2016
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    New IP65 Slip Ring for Flow Pack Machines
  • Nuovi encoder incrementali IER3 e IERS3 ad elevata precisione

    New High Precision Incremental Encoders IER3 IERS3

    FAULHABER expands its portfolio with the high-precision IER3 and IERS3 encoders. Both encoders deliver 2 channel quadrature signals and an additional index signal. The encoders are highly precise thanks to the optical measuring principle. Regarding accuracy and signal quality they stand out compared to encoders with other measuring principles. A FAULHABER DC-micromotor or brushless DC-Servomotor can be positioned with a typical accuracy of 0.1° – 0.3° with the IER3 and IERS3. The encoders are therefore the ideal solution for high-precision positioning applications. The encoders can be combined with the graphite-commutated FAULHABER DC-micromotor of series CXR and CR starting with a diameter of 22 mm and with the brushless DC-servomotors of series BX4 and BP4.

    The encoders are exceptionally compact and light in comparison to other optical encoders. The encoders are an opto-reflective system as a single-chip solution: As the LED, photodetectors, analysis unit and interpolation levels are installed in one chip, the encoders take up very little space. The diameter-compliant IER3 and IERS3 encoders are mechanically identical and compatible with the magnetic FAULHABER IE3 encoder. They lengthen the motors only from 15.5 to 18.5 mm.

    Both encoders are also available with Line Driver as the IER3 L and IERS3 L. The Line Driver generates complementary output signals and makes the transmission of data particularly resistant to electrical interference especially in encoders with long connecting cables.

    The IER3 sets the standard and provides the highest resolution for its class with a resolution of up to 10,000 lines per revolution. The encoder achieves an angular resolution of 0.009° with the evaluation of 40,000 edges per revolution. The high resolution results in very high control dynamics and very precise speed control. A multitude of further resolution variants are available. The IERS3-500 provides resolutions of 250 and 500 lines per revolution.

    The IER3 and IERS3 optical encoders are perfectly suited to demanding positioning applications such as those in medical technology, laboratory automation, measuring technology or in optical systems due to very high accuracy and repeatability. The optical encoders can also be used in automation technology, for example, in semiconductor manufacturing or in robotics.

    As the optical encoders are resistant to strong magnetic interferences, they are also well suited for applications with magnetic interferences such as in tomography or image processing.

    28 Novembre 2016
    italia
    New High Precision Incremental Encoders IER3 IERS3
  • Nuovo Slip Ring con singolo passaggio pneumatico

    New Slip Ring with single pneumatic passage

    The complexity of modern machinery increasingly requires the use of an Electrical Rotary Joint combined with an air passage, for applications like rotating tables, work centres, in robotics or in cable winding systems.

    With the new 0P1 and 0P2 options that can be paired to the SVTS C 05 series, Servotecnica proposes a solution designed to meet these needs. The model is based on the integration of an SVTS C 05 electric rotary joint, inside which there is a single pneumatic rotating passage with 6 or 10mm quick coupling that can withstand pressures of 1 MPa - that is, 10 Bar - and speeds up to 300 rpm. 

    Top performance is ensured by attention to detail. These slip rings are built with metal-metal technology, that is, with brushes and rings covered in a layer of silver alloy; this allows disturbance-free electrical signals to be transmitted, ensuring ring duration of up to 108 revolutions without maintenance. The number of electrical circuits goes from a minimum of 6 up to a maximum of 24 with a capacity of up to 15 A and voltages of 600 VAC/VDC. Three versions of protection are available: the standard IP51 and 2 others in IP54 and IP65 version.

    This solution is directed to anyone looking for a quick and ready solution with minimum delivery times. However, we can develop customised solutions with more circuits or requiring more complex signals like EtherNet or EtherNet/IP fieldbus with bandwidths up to 1 GB/s. We can also customise the pneumatic part with multiple passages, both of air and fluids or mixed.

    Servotecnica's technical team is always available to find the best solution in terms of cost and performance that fully meet the needs of our customers.




     

    25 Novembre 2016
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    New Slip Ring with single pneumatic passage
  • Mini incOders Zettlex per ambienti ostili ⌀37/58mm

    Zettlex announces launch of 58mm encoder

    Global sensors company, Zettlex, has announced the launch of a 58mm variant to its market leading IncOder range of encoders.

    Zettlex IncOders allow precision measurement of angle or angular speed in harsh environments where traditional optical or capacitive devices might prove unreliable.

    IncOders offer design engineers an easy way to achieve measurement precision since tightly toleranced installation is not needed and there are no bearings to align.

    The IncOder range has more than 100 million product options, allowing engineers to configure a position sensor to their exac   t requirements. The range includes a wide choice of sizes (37mm up to 300mm diameter), mechanical formats, resolution options, communications interface options, as well as connection and voltage options.

    Mark Howard, Zettlex Managing Director, comments: “There are a number of well documented problems that make traditional position sensors unsuitable for some applications. Notably, optical and capacitive sensors are not tolerant to foreign matter – particularly condensation. It is pleasing to see that our IncOder range is being trusted in some very challenging applications around the world and is now established as the market leader for measuring position in tough environments.”

    Darran Kreit, Zettlex Technical Manager, comments: “We are pleased to announce the launch of the 58mm IncOder. We invest heavily in R&D to ensure that we can continue to bring new products to market on a regular basis.”

    31 Agosto 2016
    italia
    Zettlex announces launch of 58mm encoder
  • Nuovo Motore Brushless IP69K - SVTM115

    Nuovo Motore Brushless IP69K - SVTM115

    Un nuovo motore Brushless si aggiunge alla gamma di motori custom del catalogo Servotecnica: il nuovo Motore SVTM115 in versione IP69K, innovativo nella tecnologia costruttiva impiegata. La scelta dei materiali della carcassa in acciaio inox AISI 316, la costruzione meccanica che prevede l’impiego di due tenute meccaniche in carburo di silicio con lubrificazione ad olio permettono di impiegare questo motore in immersione fino a 20 metri di profondità o di effettuare operazioni di pulizia con lancia ad alta pressione.

    L’alto grado di protezione ne permettono l’impiego anche all’aperto, non avendo problemi a sopportare intemperie, e senza bisogno di dover essere ulteriormente protetto, così come può essere impiegato in ambiente marino grazie ai particolari materiali ed accorgimenti usati.
    Con una curva di coppia piatta sino a 1600 RPM può sviluppare 8 Nm con una tensione di alimentazione a 48 VDC. Viene fornito con encoder incrementale da 3600 PPR.
    Grazie ai particolari cuscinetti impiegati può reggere una spinta assiale sino a 500 N. Le connessioni avvengo tramite 2 connettori specifici posti nella parte posteriore del motore tenendo separati i circuiti di potenza dal feedback.

    Grazie alla particolare carcassa in AISI 316 questo motore è impiegabile in ambito alimentare avendo la possibilità di essere costantemente lavato anche in ambienti con elementi chimici corrosivi. Sia nelle dimensioni che negli avvolgimenti può essere facilmente modificato adattandosi a qualsiasi tipo di richiesta.

    31 Agosto 2016
    italia
    Nuovo Motore Brushless IP69K - SVTM115
  • Innovation goes hand in hand

    Innovation goes hand in hand

    Tie shoelaces, fold bed linen, tear open a bag of crisps – the list of things that are difficult to do with one hand goes on and on. People with a congenital amputation or who have lost a hand due to an accident are confronted with such obstacles every day. To make daily life easier, the British company Steeper developed the Bebionic myoelectric hand prosthesis. Powerful FAULHABER motors ensure that the prosthesis can grip without any problems, quickly and firmly and maintain a constant gripping force.

    Functional prostheses are known to most of us only in science fiction films which give the artificial extremities superhuman strength. By contrast, bionic hand prostheses do not make the wearer a superhero in real life. But they can make many things possible for them which are normal for most people.

     
    Intuitive movement

    The Bebionic myoelectric prosthesis weighs between 400 and 600 grams and is about as heavy as a natural hand. It is controlled by small electrical signals in the body. These are generated by muscle contractions and can be measured with electrodes on the skin – the same way as an ECG in heart diagnostics. Two electrodes, that are integrated into the prosthesis shaft, detect the myoelectric signals and forward them to the control electronics. These signals are amplified and used to activate the five small electric motors (one for each finger) that move the fingers and thumb – the hand opens or closes itself. As a result, the strength of the muscle contraction controls the speed and the gripping force: a weak signal generates a slow movement, a strong signal generates a quick movement.
    The muscles which are used to open and close the hand prosthesis are actually responsible for the movement of the wrist in a natural hand. Its wearer must learn that it now has a different function. “The human brain is unbelievably adaptable. After a short amount of time, people perform the movement intuitively like how car drivers step on the brake when they want to stop,” says Ted Varley, Technical Director at Steeper.
     

    Additional motors for more control

    The first myoelectric hand came onto the market at the start of the 1980s. They were driven by a single motor and only had a simple gripping mechanism: thumb, index and middle fingers could be closed for a pincer grip. Ring and small fingers were only available for cosmetic reasons and had no gripping force. This concept was fundamentally changed for the Bebionic hand about ten years ago. “We determined that people accept lower gripping force per finger if they get more flexibility,” explains Ted Varley. To control the individual fingers, each finger on the Bebionic hand is equipped with its own electric motor. The four motors for the fingers are located in the palm of the hand, the fifth in the thumb itself. Encoders are integrated into the motors which precisely detect the position of the finger at any time.
    Thanks to individual control, the fingers can be arranged into a total of 14 different grip patterns. With the key grip, which moves the thumb up and down with the fingers flexed, you can hold flat items such as plates, keys or bank cards. With the hook grip, heavy loads of up to 25 kilograms can be carried, the outstretched index finger permits the use of keyboards and remote controls. With the power grip, the thumb is in the opposite position and all fingers close until they encounter resistance. This is used to clasp irregularly shaped objects such as wine glasses. “This position looks much more natural than a pincer grip. The grip is also more stable if all fingers are used,” stresses Varley.
     


    Increased self-esteem

    The bionic hand makes many everyday activities easier. “Actually, it often are the small things which become easier with the prosthesis. To sum up, it leads to a clearly improved quality of life,” explains Ted Varley. Furthermore, the artificial hand also has a psychological effect: “Many users report that their feeling of self worth has increased with the Bebionic as they encounter interest and fascination with their new high-tech prosthesis.”
    In this context, the attractive design of the prosthesis also plays an important role. “Our approach was rather unusual in prosthetics with the development of the third generation of Bebionic: We first developed the housing and then searched for solutions such as how the individual components can be housed,” emphasises Varley. “Five years ago, this would not have been possible for the small hand – the technology wasn’t advanced enough.” Also, the DC-micromotors of series 1024 SR that were predestined for this application were still in the development phase when Steeper turned to FAULHABER with this project in 2013. The project teams on both sides then expedited the development of the motor series and hand prosthesis at the same time. Regular meetings of the STEEPER and FAULHABER development teams took place in Great Britain and Switzerland. The intermediary of the meetings and the exclusive sales partner of FAULHABER in Great Britain, Electro Mechanical Systems (EMS), also took part. This intensive cooperation ultimately resulted in a motor with an exceptional powervolume ratio and tailor-made drive for the thumb which has brought this intense cooperation during development to a successful conclusion.
     

    Top marks for performance

    The new DC-micromotor of the 1024 SR series is actually the best of its class and the most powerful for its size on the market. With a diameter of 10 mm and a length of 24 mm, it delivers a stall torque rating of 4.6 mNm. It offers a consistently high torque across the entire speed range as a result of the flat speed/torque curve. The strong performance, among others, is made possible by the development of a new coil design which contains 60 percent more copper than its predecessor and has been combined with a powerful rare-earth magnet. In order to make the movement as quiet as possible, the artificial hand uses tailor-made planetary gearheads of series 10/1. “A significant challenge was the development of the linear drive system which had to be integrated into the thumb”, says Tiziano Bordonzotti, Sales Engineer at FAULHABER MINIMOTOR. Thanks to high-precision 4 point bearings from FAULHABER’s subsidiary, Micro Precision Systems (MPS), it was possible to make the drive significantly shorter than the competition. The unique features of the 4 point bearing make it possible for it to withstand the high axial forces necessary for the application despite the smaller dimensions compared to alternative bearing systems. The entire thumb drive can withstand an axial force of up to 300 N with an overall length of less than 49 mm.
    Ted Varley is excited by the result of the collaboration: “The Bebionic hand in size S is the most realistic myoelectric hand prosthesis on the market. It would not have been possible to realise this project without close cooperation with the committed project team of FAULHABER.”
     
      The Bebionic myoelectric prosthesis weighs between 400 and 600 grams and is about as heavy as a natural hand.



    Each finger is moved by its own electric motor.


    29 Luglio 2016
    italia
    Innovation goes hand in hand
  • Nuovi Slip Rings - Serie Ethernet

    New Slip Rings - Ethernet Series

    Our challenge here at Servotecnica is anticipating our customers’ needs and being ready for new requests.
    Here are the ready solutions for electrical slip rings that can transfer Ethernet-based protocols like EtherNet/IP, ProfiNet, EtherCAT, Sercos III, PowerLink.
    The new generation of SVTS A Series Slip Rings in Capsule version and the new series of SVTS C05 Series slip rings with through-hole are the response to the need to bring these types of transmissions to high frequency rotation. This is made possible by gold-gold technology - using, both for brushes and rings, a coating of the 2 elements in gold and to the special inner structure designed to minimise disturbances and coupling.
    Our Slip Rings can operate with 100BaseT or 1000BaseT Ethernet at speeds of 100 MB/s and 1 GB/s, respectively. That's why our slip rings with E1M option use, for the 100 BASE-T solution, two twisted and shielded pairs with category CAT5E cables while, with the E1G option for Gigabit Ethernet transmissions, they use four twisted and shielded pairs in category CAT6A.
    Thanks to the gold-gold technology, we can provide both digital and analogue signal circuits as well as power circuits in the same slip ring. There are up to 56 circuits in the SVTS A Series with 2, 6 and 8A currents and with voltages up to 240 VDC/AC. Being very small in diameter, they have a life of around 107 revolutions.
    The SVTS C05 Series has a 38.1 mm through-hole with the opportunity to reach up to 48 2A signal circuits and 15A for power circuits, with voltages up to 600 VDC/AC; multi-strand brush technology also allows for a duration of around 8x107 revolutions.
    The customisation possibilities are countless, from cable length to IP51 degree of protection up to IP65 or even IP67, from the ring body materials in ABS plastic or metal to the option of integrating both the electric ring and the fluid joint into a single element to 1 or more passages for liquids and gases, with the particularity of being able to simultaneously transmit power and electrical signals, liquids and gases, as well as optical signals via fibre.
    Operating temperatures can also be a problem: hence solutions available that extend the operating temperature upwards or downwards.
    Finally, explosion proof versions with ATEX certification are available.







    26 Luglio 2016
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    New Slip Rings - Ethernet Series
  • Nuovo motore closed-loop JVL

    Nuovo motore closed-loop JVL

    JVL presents a new innovative closed-loop stepper motor technology for its NEMA34 integrated stepper motor range from 3 to 12 Nm. JVL, the European leader in the development of integrated servo and stepper motor technology, has now again developed a new and unique product in the field of integrated motor control.
     

     
    New Innovative Technology

    JVL closed-loop integrated stepper motors, QuickStep®, provide higher torque, faster acceleration, torque control, stall free operation and quieter movements than traditional step motor systems. QuickStep do this with greater efficiency and less motor heating because motor phase current are regulated up and down according to need. Performance of JVL closed-loop steppers are similar to servo motors, but with higher torque and often without need of gearbox, resulting in a more inexpensive solution. Design safety factors have always been high for stepper motors to ensure stall-free operation – now with QuickStep closed-loop control design can be very close to the limit resulting in even lower costs. QuickStep is a true closed-loop control system that compensates step angle errors during a movement and correct errors within a full step. If load becomes too high speed is lowered and position errors will always stay within two full-steps. Smart digital design and very high update rates (36 MHz) means there is no need of any manual adjustment or setup. It works like a perfect stepper motor benefitting from the servo motor technology.
     
    100% Automatic Setup No need to adjust any parameters. JVL closed-loop stepper motors always work fast and efficient to adapt motor to application. Extremely high update frequency: 36 MHz (where other suppliers have down to only 1 Hz update time). Calculations are made in FPGA and not in slow microprocessors.
    Energy Saving Like servo motors QuickStep always runs at lowest possible current. This reduces the need for cooling and results in a more "green” solution.
    Stall-Free Operation And No Losing Of Steps  By always monitoring the actual rotor position, the control algorithm ensures that the motor does not lose any steps and it cannot stall. If the rotor is blocked mechanically it just continues right away when the obstruction is removed.
    Torque Control Mode The torque can be adjusted "on the fly” by the user or by the motor’s embedded PLC program. Applications that were previously impossible for a stepper motor can now be achieved.
    Higher Acceleration & Speed Stall-free operation means you do not need to worry about setting the motor to a very high acceleration ramp. The motor simply moves the load with the highest possible acceleration at any given time. The result is a much faster machine with more cycles per day.
    Factory Loaded Linearization The motor and encoder are calibrated during factory production in order to reach a very high mechanical precision.
    Older Motors Are Supported The Closed-loop control mode is backward compatible with older motors equipped with H2-type encoders. By updating the firmware, the user’s application can benefit from the stall-free operation with very high accelerations and lower power consumption.
    Full Torque Available The motor is capable of using the full torque according to the torque-velocity curve and therefore the need to have a safety overhead when dimensioning the machine is much less. Smaller motor = lower costs.


    Advantages compared to open loop stepper motors 

    • Position feedback and control
    • Fast and easy commissioning. No tuning needed
    • No stalling. No step losses at all
    • Torque control
    • Much faster positioning and more cycles per second
    • Increased efficiency and thereby much lower temperature
    • Shorter settling time
    • Controls higher inertias than open loop steppers
    • Higher load tolerance
    • More quiet operation (lower acoustic noise)
    • Longer lifetime due to lower temperature
    • Correct positioning without overshoot and oscillation
     

    Advantages compared to servo motors

    • Very high Torque at low speed. Often 3-4 times higher in same motor flange size
    • Very high ratio-of-inertia, often up to 40:1
    • Faster commissioning. No tuning needed
    • Lower price. Same price as open loop steppers
    • Totally stiff at standstill. Full holding torque
    • Direct drive without gearbox (better and more precise torque control)
    • Correct positioning without overshoot
    • No oscillation
    • Very short settling time
     

    Benefit in these application from closed-loop stepper motors

    • Multiple axis applications (RS485, CANopen)
    • Industrial Ethernet: Profinet, EtherNet/IP, EtherCAT, Powerlink, Modbus TCP, SERCOS III
    • Positioning tasks with load changes
    • Winding applications
    • Belt drives (start/stop, positioning)
    • Dosing pumps and filler systems
    • Semi-conductor mounting
    • Wafer production
    • Textile machines and industrial sewing machines
    • Robotics
    • Testing and inspection systems
    • Applications that require quiet operation, short settling times and precision positioning

    08 Luglio 2016
    italia
    Nuovo motore closed-loop JVL
  • Intervista ai nostri Product Manager all'SPS Italia 2016
  • DSTI Plays Role in Astrophysics Research from South Pole

    DSTI Plays Role in Astrophysics Research from South Pole

    Most people are unaware that less than a quarter mile from the South Pole lie some of the world's most powerful radio telescopes.

    Running year-round, they scan the sky observing very faint light from the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB). The CMB is the oldest light visible in the Universe, a remnant glow from the very early times when the Universe was much hotter and much denser than it is today.

    BICEP3, the 3rd generation in this series of instruments measuring the polarization of the CMB, requires rotary union technology to pass ultra-high purity helium gas from a compressor on the ground to a pulse-tube cryogenic cooler located above the telescope's rotating mount. Although the South Pole is bitterly cold, BICEP3 still needs to cool its detectors to a fraction of a degree above absolute zero (-273° C / -460° F) to operate properly.

    During the first season of BICEP3 operation at the Amundsen-Scott South Pole station, BICEP3 was using a basic 2-channel DSTI rotary union. Unfortunately, that particular rotary union was not quite adequate for the very demanding application of passing high pressure helium, a gas notoriously hard to keep leak-tight, through the continuously rotating union.

    As a result, the rotary union displayed a high leak rate requiring constant bleeding of helium back into the system for replenishment. Despite being 99.999% pure, enough contamination accumulated in the pulse-tube cooler to cause performance degradation requiring additional processes to get the system back up and running resulting in a month of downtime.

    Research Scientist Denis Barkats from Harvard University partnered with DSTI to solve this problem with an upgraded 4-channel DSTI rotary union. The 4-channel union significantly outperformed the 2-channel union by effectively using the outer two channels as buffers for the two inner working channels.
    "DSTI was incredibly responsive when we communicated these problems with them and were able to deliver new rotary unions with spare units without delay which is critical when working in the short austral summer season at the South Pole station," says Denis Barkats.


    About DSTI

    Dynamic Sealing Technologies, Inc. (DSTI) specializes in the design, manufacturing and integration of rotary union products worldwide. DSTI's products are used to distribute a variety of fluids from stationary inlets to rotating equipment. The company offers a full line of standard products for a wide variety of applications, as well as complete, specialized rotary union design and manufacturing services.


    For more information, please call +39 03624921 or email info@servotecnica.com, or visit the DSTI section here.


    04 Luglio 2016
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    DSTI Plays Role in Astrophysics Research from South Pole
  • Slip Rings miniaturizzati - Diametri da 6 e 9 mm

    Slip Rings miniaturizzati - Diametri da 6 e 9 mm

    È sempre più richiesta la miniaturizzazione dei component elettrici.

    Servotecnica, anticipando le richieste che possano soddisfare queste nuove esigenze, propone dei collettori elettrici da 6 e 9 mm di diametro; non esiste un componente standard ma, come per tutta la gamma dei collettori, anche per queste nuove serie, Servotecnica può fornire un servizio tecnico applicativo in grado di soddisfare le esigenze di personalizzazione andando a creare un prodotto specifico per il Cliente, sia per quanto riguarda il numero di contatti che per tensione di esercizio e velocità di rotazione.

    Questi componenti possono trovare spazio nelle applicazioni medicali, nelle telecamere e nei robot, specialmente delle applicazioni per androidi dove il numero di motorizzazioni e il grado di libertà impongono la trasmissione di segnali elettrici anche in parti meccaniche in rotazione.

    La copertura delle spazzole e degli anelli con metalli preziosi garantisce il trasferimento sicuro dei segnali elettrici anche di elevata frequenza. Visto il ridotto attrito tra spazzole e anelli ne consegue una riduzione del consumo di materiale, una produzione limitata di polveri con conseguente miglioramento della vita meccanica e della qualità del trasferimento di segnali.


    01 Luglio 2016
    italia
    Slip Rings miniaturizzati - Diametri da 6 e 9 mm
  • Videosistemi: Giunti rotanti e azionamenti
  • Nuovi modelli di Attutatori Tritex II - Exlar

    Nuovi modelli di Attutatori Tritex II - Exlar

    Combinando le ultime tecnologie elettriche con la consolidata esperienza meccanica nella produzione di vite a rulli satellite, Exlar ha sviluppato la nuova serie di attuatori lineari e rotativi Tritex II. Disponibili in versione con alimentazione AC da 100 a 240 V e in DC da 12 a 48 V ideale per sistemi AGV.

    Sia nelle versioni lineari che rotative esistono 3 taglie in base alle dimensioni della flangia da 75, 90 e 115 mm. Grazie all'integrazione in un unico oggetto di meccanica di attuazione, driver e motion controller, queste motorizzazioni trovano piena applicazione nei sistemi distribuiti.

    Nella versione attuatore, tramite una vite a rulli, integrata nella parte rotorica, si trasforma il moto del motore da rotativo a lineare. È possibile in questo modo andare a sostituire sistemi con cilindri pneumatici o idraulici.

    Nella versione AC il driver ha una potenza di 1,5 kW, ridotti a 0,75 kW nella versione DC e si raggiungono spinte sino a 14 kN continui e 24 kN di picco con velocità lineari che arrivano a 800 mm/sec con corse fino a 450 mm. Nella versione rotativa si parte da motori con coppie d 1,7 Nm sino a 10,7 Nm continuativi e con velocità da 3000 a 1500 RPM. Questi motori possono essere accoppiati a riduttori planetari integrati con rapporti di riduzione da 4:1 a 100:1 arrivando a fornire all’albero lento sino a 327 Nm.

    Gli attuatori lineari e rotativi sono certificati CE e CSA mentre per alcune soluzioni esiste la certificazione CSA Class I, Div 2. Sono disponibili soluzioni con feedback da encoder incrementale, sensori di Hall analogici ed encoder assoluti. Si possono pilotare con ingresso analogico proporzionale alla velocità, alla posizione o alla coppia, oltre a disporre di 16 posizionamenti pre-programmati. La comunicazione verso il controllo esterno avviene tramite RS-485 o tramite protocolli quali: EtherNet/IP, Modbus TCP, CANopen, Ethercat, Profinet IO.

    28 Giugno 2016
    italia
    Nuovi modelli di Attutatori Tritex II - Exlar
  • Nuovo controllore EtherCAT DMC 52XX0

    Nuovo controllore EtherCAT DMC 52XX0

    Introducing the DMC-52xx0 EtherCAT master, Galil’s first 32 axis motion controller. This new addition to Galil’s EtherCAT family is a pure EtherCAT controller with the ability to control up to 32 drives and 2 I/O modules. This space efficient package also provides uncommitted I/O for easy integration into any EtherCAT application.

    The DMC-52xx0 is offered in 2, 4, 8, and 16 axis formats (32 axis coming soon). Coordinated moves can be done within banks of up to 8 axes allowing for minimal changes of Galil’s programming language. The DMC-52xx0 operates in Cyclic Synchronous Position mode (CSP). In this mode, the servo control loop is closed on the EtherCAT drive while the Galil controller sends motion profile commands at a rate of 1 kHz. Galil supports a host of EtherCAT devices for virtually any application. See the list below for more details.

    Designed to solve complex motion problems, the DMC-52xx0 can be used for applications involving jogging, point-to-point positioning, position tracking, contouring, linear and circular interpolation, electronic gearing, ECAM and PVT. The DMC-52xx0 makes configuration and programming easy with just a handful of EtherCAT configuration commands and Galil’s intuitive, two-letter programming language.

    The DMC-52xx0 features 8 uncommitted opto-isolated inputs and 8 uncommitted opto-isolated high power outputs. It also includes 8 uncommitted analog inputs and 8 uncommitted analog outputs (analog I/O is 12-bit standard, 16-bit option available).

    The DMC-52xx0 comes with one Ethernet port for communication with a host PC and one EtherCAT port to communicate with EtherCAT drives. Multiple EtherCAT drives can be linked together in a daisy chain configuration and connected to the controller’s EtherCAT port, simplifying wiring and decreasing setup time. One USB port is also provided for alternative communication with a host PC. The DMC-52xx0 is packaged in a compact metal enclosure measuring 9.75” x 5.00” x 1.60” and is powered by a single 90-250 VAC supply.

    15 Giugno 2016
    italia
    Nuovo controllore EtherCAT DMC 52XX0
  • Nuovo Micromotore in DC - 2668..CR

    Nuovo Micromotore in DC - 2668..CR

    Il nuovo micromotore c.c. Faulhaber 2668…CR avendo le spazzole in grafite, i magneti in NdFeB ed un alto contenuto di rame nell’avvolgimento, fornisce una potenza che nessun altro motore della stessa taglia è in grado di erogare. La coppia nominale è infatti di 70mNm.

    Il suo basso peso, 189gr con un diametro di 26mm e la sua capacità di erogare la potenza istantaneamente grazie all’elevata coppia di picco, lo rendono particolarmente adatto ad essere utilizzato su utensili di alte prestazioni quali cesoie, forbici di potatura ed avvitatori motorizzati.

    La commutazione rame-spazzole in grafite garantisce una notevole stabilità ed una bassa usura; la carcassa è in acciaio rivestito; può essere fornito completo di encoder ottico o magnetico di elevata risoluzione. Tutto ciò lo rende facilmente e vantaggiosamente utilizzabile in altre applicazioni quali l’aerospaziale, la robotica, il medicale, la misura e l’automazione in generale.










    08 Giugno 2016
    italia
    Nuovo Micromotore in DC - 2668..CR
  • MC V3.0 - La nuova generazione MC3 ed MCS

    MC V3.0 - La nuova generazione MC3 ed MCS

    Faulhaber è lieta di annunciare la nuova serie di Motion Controller V 3.0 e Motion Control Systems MCS, introducendo nel mondo dei micromotori i controllori e i motori con elettronica integrata con protocollo EtherCAT.  I due modelli di elettroniche MC5005 e 50010 hanno correnti continuative di 5A e 10A sino a 15A e 30A. È disponibile anche la versione MC5004 senza case di dimensioni ridotte e con correnti continuative di 4A sino a 12A.

    I feedback previsti possono essere incrementali ed assoluti. Gli I/O sono opto isolati e la gestione è programmabile ed esiste la possibilità di estendere il numero degli ingressi e delle uscite con moduli aggiuntivi.

    Nell’automazione, decentralizzare i componenti elettrici è sempre più importante, è questo che ha spinto FAULHABER ad aggiungere 2 motori da 32mm di diametro, con coppia di 76 mNm e 96 mNm alla nuova serie MCS, rispettivamente disponibili sia nella versione standard con RS-232 e CanOpen, sia con protocollo EtherCAT.

    Sui servosistemi MCS, è inoltre disponibile l’opzione IP54. Ciò che accumuna tutte le novità FAULHABER è la facilità di collegamento. Oltre all’impiego di connettori estraibili, sono state progettate schede e cavi per un collegamento ottimale, sicuro e veloce.

    Il nuovo software Motion Manager 6.0, è ora disponibile con nuove features sia grafiche che operative.


    Motion controller - MC3 Motion control system - MCS3

    Maggiori informazioni:
    • MC 5004
    • MC 5005
    • MC 5010


    Maggiori informazioni:
    • MCS 3242 .. BX4 RS/CO
    • MCS 3242 .. ET
    • MCS 3268 .. RC/CO
    • MCS 3268 .. ET

    08 Giugno 2016
    italia
    MC V3.0 - La nuova generazione MC3 ed MCS
  • Nuovo azionamento con alimentazione trifase 400V - LSIS

    Nuovo azionamento con alimentazione trifase 400V - LSIS

    LSiS completa la gamma dei propri drivers serie L7 con la versione alimentata a 380/480 VAC trifase 50/60 Hz. Le opzioni disponibili sono 2: L7PB con comando step/dir, analogico ed adatto ad applicazioni indexate e L7NHB All in One con protocollo EtherCAT. Particolare impegno è stato posto nella riduzione degli ingombri arrivando ad occupare il 5% in meno di spazio rispetto a prodotti concorrenti. La gamma disponibile parte da potenze di 1Kw sino a 15 Kw. Il principio base dello sviluppo è fornire un prodotto “Facile all’ uso”, funzioni come il “Riconoscimento automatico del motore e dell’encoder”, disponibilità di “Switches rotativi” per l’indirizzamento, “Resistenza di frenatura” integrata o collegabile esternamente: il tutto al fine di rendere estremamente semplice la messa in funzione dell’azionamento. Tale semplicità non è comunque a scapito delle prestazioni: la possibilità di interfacciarsi con encoder seriali ad alta risoluzione con protocollo Biss o EnDat 2.2 danno precisione al posizionamento e stabilità a bassi giri con ripple di coppia e velocità estremamente contenuti , raggiungibili anche grazie alla frequenza di switching del loop di corrente pari a 16KHz. Un sofisticato impiego di 4 filtri di Notch oltre a 2 soppressori di vibrazione, la possibilità di cambiare al volo i guadagni, permettono di “modulare” le prestazioni del driver adattandolo così  alle esigenze del sistema meccanico. Disporre di protocollo EtherCat 100 Base-TX (100 Mbps) con profilo CiA402 permette di interfacciare questi drivers con i diversi masters disponibili sul mercato. Tutti i drivers hanno la certificazione Safety Torque Off.

    01 Giugno 2016
    italia
    Nuovo azionamento con alimentazione trifase 400V - LSIS
  • Icub a Italia's Got Talent 2016, guarda il video!
  • Slip rings: 3 things we do better!

    Slip rings: 3 things we do better!

    CUSTOM SOLUTIONS FOR YOUR APPLICATION

    The wide range and quality of our products come from a 30+ years relentless pursuit of perfection, seeking to obtain your satisfaction.

    What we have in mind thinking of Servotecnica is not just a brand but a Time; the time where the best rotary joint factories in the world cooperate through our expertise in creating solutions tailored made on your specific needs. Right that time our combined solutions get made.

    We are able to combine: electric (power, signal and fieldbus), fluidic (air, water, oil and gas) and fibre optic (high data-rate) transmissions.


    SUPPORT

    We have always focused our efforts on technological innovation and know-how because we believe that investing on knowledge always pay back.

    Support and efficiency of our technical team are the heart and soul of our solutions.


    HIGH QUALITY AND COST-EFFECTIVE PRODUCTS

    We have constantly optimised our processes over the years to get the best quality at the most competitive price on the market. How? Our technical team approach starts from a thorough analysis of your application to find out the best solution, stripped down to its bare essentials and heavily weighted in favour of the key features that make your application unique in price and performance.

    14 Aprile 2016
    italia
    Slip rings: 3 things we do better!
  • Aerospace. Servomotori, attuatori e azionamenti

    Aerospace. Servomotori, attuatori e azionamenti

    Servotecnica dispone di una vasta gamma di componenti e sistemi particolarmente adatti a soddisfare le esigenze applicative di motion control nella Difesa e nell’Aerospaziale.

    Dal 1980 supportiamo i nostri clienti personalizzando ed adattando i nostri prodotti alle loro necessità, rispondendo inoltre alle severe specifiche derivanti dal particolare ambiente di utilizzo.

    I sistemi di Difesa ed Aerospaziali necessitano di servomotori e servomotoriduttori in grado di resistere in ambienti particolarmente ostili quali basse ed alte temperature, elevata protezione all’ingresso di liquidi, ambiente salino, shock e vibrazioni. Servotecnica nel corso degli anni è stata in grado di fornire prodotti che hanno pienamente soddisfatto queste necessità.


    In alcuni casi la soluzione migliore è quella di utilizzare direttamente un attuatore lineare. La gamma proposta da Servotecnica è in grado di fornire alte spinte o alte velocità a seconda delle necessità applicative oltre che naturalmente soddisfare le esigenze ambientali.


    Servotecnica dispone inoltre di una gamma di azionamenti in grado di comandare le suddette motorizzazioni, rispondendo naturalmente alle esigenze ambientali.

    Grazie al nostro team tecnico, supportiamo il cliente a partire dalla definizione delle caratteristiche tecniche dei prodotti fino alla loro installazione e messa in servizio sull’apparato.

    11 Aprile 2016
    italia
    Aerospace. Servomotori, attuatori e azionamenti
  • Optimierte Schleifringe für schnelle Datenübertragung

    Optimierte Schleifringe für schnelle Datenübertragung

    Die Datenraten proprietärer, Ethernet basierter Kommunikation steigen immer weiter. Für Sercos III ist der Standard 100 Mbit/s mit 100 BaseT Ethernet-Kupferleitung. In Rund- und Drehtischanlagen müssen zentrale Drehübertrager neben elektrischer Leistung und Signalen daher auch immer höhere Datenraten störungsfrei auf den rotierenden Teil übertragen. Aus Kostengründen werden bevorzugt klassische Schleifringe mit Edelmetall-Schleifbahnen und Kupferkabel eingesetzt. Drehübertrager für Glasfaser sind Anwendungen mit noch höheren Übertragungsraten beispielsweise für Video-Signale (4K) vorbehalten. An den Auf- und Einbau klassischer Schleifringe stellt dies besondere Anforderungen.

    Die gekapselten Schleifringe der Baureihe SRH haben Federbüschel-Abgreifer in Edelmetalllegierung und goldbeschichtete Schleifbahnen. Dies ist die Grundlage sicherer Datenübertragung zusätzlich mit redundantem Abgriff und mehreren Kontaktpunkten für jede Leitung. Der modulare Aufbau bietet dem Anwender viele Kombinationsmöglichkeiten bei der Wahl von Leistungs- und Signalspuren.

    Kritisch bei hohen Datenübertragungsraten sind parallel verlaufende Leitungen, die konstruktiv bei den Schleifbahnen unvermeidbar sind. Die Schleifringe der Baureihe SRH sind getestet und bis zu einem Bohrungsdurchmesser von 38 mm von einer unabhängigen Organisation für Sercos III freigegeben.

    Schleifringe für Kabel verschiedener Hersteller sind größere Hohlwellendurchmessern erforderlich, hängt die erreichbare Übertragungsrate von verschiedenen Faktoren ab. Unter Kostengesichtspunkten wurde hierbei auf den Einsatz spezieller Elektronik verzichtet. Eine Optimierung durch Verwendung geeigneter Kabel steht hier an erster Stelle. Da die Kabel jeweils andere Durchmesser haben wird der Innen- und Außendurchmesser des Schleifringkörpers konstruktiv angepasst. Bisher sind Schleifringe für folgende Kabel entwickelt worden und in Produktion: 

    • Schleifring Srh für Sercos III mit Bosch-Kabel

    • Schleifring für Sercos III mit  Schneider-Electric-Kabel

    • Schleifring für Profinet mit Siemens-Kabel

    Kabellängen und Kabelsicherung können an die jeweiligen Anforderungen angepasst und selbstverständlich mit passenden Steckern fertig konfektioniert werden. Besonders zu erwähnen ist die Hohlwelle dieser Schleifringe, die die Integration oder Kombination kompakter Drehdurchführungen für Flüssigkeiten und Gase erlaubt. Da die Hohlwelle auch im Angebot ist, steht damit eine einsatzfertige Komplettlösung zur Verfügung. Für besondere Einsatz- oder Umgebungsbedingungen bietet Servotecnica auch Baureihen mit Edelstahl- oder Aluminiumgehäuse sowie in höheren Schutzarten an.

    11 Marzo 2016
    germania austria svizzera
    Optimierte Schleifringe für schnelle Datenübertragung
  • The New AMP-43740 4-Axis Servo Amplifier

    The New AMP-43740 4-Axis Servo Amplifier

    Galil is proud to introduce the 1200W AMP-43740, a new high power multi-axis servo drive with sinusoidal commutation. Based on Galil’s 600W AMP-43540, the new AMP-43740 is designed for applications with brushless motors that require greater continuous or peak current.

    Internal Amplifier and Drive Comparison

    The AMP-43740 contains four 1200W digital transconductance amplifiers for driving brushless motors with sinusoidal commutation, a 100% increase in power rating from the 600W AMP-43540. Each amplifier in the AMP-43740 can drive motors operating at up to 16 Amps continuous and 30 Amps peak at 20-80 VDC allowing the use of larger brushless motors to meet the needs of a wide variety of applications.
    User-programmable gain settings, a switching and sampling frequency of 20kHz, and closed current loop bandwidth up to 2.5 kHz make that the AMP-43740 a high quality, easy to use amplifier. This amplifier also offers protection from over-voltage, under-voltage, over-current, short-circuit, and over temperature conditions.

    With the AMP-43740 the user will benefit from the inherent characteristics of sinusoidal commutation resulting in continuous commutation with no unwanted torque ripple. As an additional benefit of sinusoidal commutation, Hall sensors are generally not required with Galil’s initialization commands.

    The AMP-43740 four axis drive is available as an option for Galil’s DMC-500x0 EtherCAT Master and DMC-40x0 Accelera motion controllers. The drive resides inside the controller's enclosure in order to minimize space, cost, wiring, and setup time. Two 4-axis drives can be used witth an 8-axis controller for larger axis count applications.


    18 Dicembre 2015
    italia
    The New AMP-43740 4-Axis Servo Amplifier
  • Attuatori elettrici lineari e rotativi per parchi divertimento

    Attuatori elettrici lineari e rotativi per parchi divertimento

    Quando si parla di parchi di divertimento, ogni costruttore di attrazioni sa che le sollecitazioni a cui il nostro corpo viene sottoposto giocano un ruolo fondamentale nel far percepire quell'irresistibile brivido tanto ricercato in questo campo.

    Queste sollecitazioni sono ottenute con opportuni meccanismi e leverismi movimentati, in passato, con attuatori idraulici e quindi, per loro natura, imprecisi, rumorosi e con necessità di frequente manutenzione.

    Oggi gli attuatori elettrici lineari e rotativi Exlar costituiscono la nuova e migliore alternativa, in quanto garantiscono precisione, potenza, efficienza ed assenza di manutenzione oltre che di inquinamento per dispersione di olio. Il tutto in dimensioni estremamente ridotte.


    Attuatori lineari - GSX
    Attuatori lineari - TDM 
    Motori torque con albero passante - SKT


    Servotecnica è anche in grado di fornire movimentazioni complete: motion control, azionamenti ed una vasta gamma di motorizzazioni.


    Controllori e azionamenti IP67 - iX, iC, iSA HMI - A4 / A5 / A6 Azionamenti KW

    Il nostro ufficio tecnico sarà a vostra disposione per supportarvi nelle vostre applicazioni.

    11 Dicembre 2015
    italia
    Attuatori elettrici lineari e rotativi per parchi divertimento
  • 3 grandi piccole novità da Faulhaber: 1727cxr, 2668...CR e 20/1R

    3 grandi piccole novità da Faulhaber: 1727cxr, 2668...CR e 20/1R

    Addition to CXR series - 1727cxr DC Micromotor

    FAULHABER is expanding its range of drives in the medium power range with the new 1727…CXR DC-micromotor, and is adding an extremely compact drive to the CXR series. A powerful neodymium magnet gives the graphite-commutated motor a high power density with a continuous torque of 4.9 mNm. It generates this power in a housing that is just 17 mm in diameter and 27 mm in length. The temperature range in which it can be used is from -30 to +100°C. The CXR series includes DC motors with an extremely attractive price/performance ratio. As with the other drives of this series, the 1727…CXR can be combined with encoders and with precision gearheads from a coordinated product range. It can be optionally actuated with the SC 1801 speed controller or the MCDC 3002 motion controller for speed control or positioning. The compact dimensions of the 1727…CXR and its performance data open up a wide range of potential applications. The motor is ideal for hand instruments in dental technology, for tattooing machines or as a high-performance servo drive in automation and robotics.


    More power in your hand - 2669...CR DC Micromotor

    The new 2668 … CR DC motor from FAULHABER offers considerably more power than comparable drives, and is the most powerful copper-graphite commutated DC-micromotor in its size class on the market. Thanks to a bigger NdFeB magnet and a high copper content in the winding, it supplies a rated torque of 70 mNm. As a result, it weighs just 189 g with a diameter of 26 mm. Furthermore, it reaches full power extremely quickly with its high pulse torque. The 2668 … CR is thus especially well suited for professional high-performance tools such as pruning shears or motorised screwdrivers. The copper-graphite brushes of the motor are characterised by their outstanding stability and low wear. The housing is made of coated steel. The motor can be combined with high-resolution optical or magnetic encoders. As well as handheld devices, it is also suitable for many other applications such as in aerospace, robotics, medical technology, in special machinery construction, metering systems and automation solutions.


    Triple the power - 20/1R Planetary gearhead

    FAULHABER in introducing the most powerful power transmission technology in its size class to the market with the new 20/1R planetary gearhead: A diameter of 20 mm allows the stainless steel gearhead to achieve continuous torque of 800 mNm, and up to 1100 mNm for short periods during interval operation. Following intensive development with a comprehensive series of tests, the power output was able to be more than tripled in comparison to previous models. The input speed reaches 12,000 rpm. The 20/1R can be combined with DC, brushless motors and stepper motors with a diameter of 17 to 22 mm. The output shaft of the 20/1R has no axial play thanks to the pretensioned ball bearing. The gearhead is available with one to five stages, and the span of the 16 possible reduction gear ratios ranges from 3.71:1 to 1526:1. There is also a choice between the normal temperature range of -10 to +125°C and a low temperature variant with -45 to +100°C. The typical temperature range for planetary gearheads made from metal is therefore extended considerably. Numerous product variants, including an autoclavable version, makes it easy to adapt to completely different applications. The connection of the new 20/1R planetary gearhead is compatible with its predecessor, the 20/1. When upgrading, the previous gearhead can be replaced with the new model without further changes.


    04 Dicembre 2015
    italia
    3 grandi piccole novità da Faulhaber: 1727cxr, 2668...CR e 20/1R
  • Sercos III Module for MAC00-ESx

    Sercos III Module for MAC00-ESx

    Sercos III with M12 connectors few IO. MAC00-ES4
    • 8 pin connector for IO. Total 4x M12
    • Control and setup through Sercos
    • Sercos input and output. Switch built-in.
    • For built-in PLC with ( MAC400-3000 ) or HWI for MAC050-141 etc.
    • 1 digital input for enable, limit etc.
    • 1 analogue input for zero search and adjustment etc.
    • 1 digital opto-isolated output up to 15mA for In Position, Error etc.
    • Protection IP67
    • RS232 interface

    Sercos with M12 connectors many IO. MAC00-ES41
    • 17 pin M12 connector for IO. Total 4x M12
    • Control and setup through Sercos
    • Sercos input and output. Switch built-in
    • For built-in PLC with ( MAC400-3000 ) or HWI for MAC050-141 etc.
    • 4 digital inputs for enable, limit etc.
    • 2 digital opto-isolated outputs up to 15mA for In Position, Error etc.
    • 2 analogue inputs for zero search or adjustment etc.
    • RS422 for encoder or pulse/direction IO
    • Protection IP67
    • RS232 interface



    02 Dicembre 2015
    italia
    Sercos III Module for MAC00-ESx
  • New-TM18-iron-core-linear-motor-TECNOTION

    New-TM18-iron-core-linear-motor-TECNOTION

    Almelo, Netherlands, November 2015 - The rare earths present in the permanent magnets of linear motors are a cost-intensive factor. Against this background, the linear motor specialist Tecnotion expands its product portfolio with a new iron core motor: the TM18 is the fourth in the TM series, producing the same force as motors containing larger, more expensive magnets.

    With the addition of the TM18 even applications which require the force from larger motor series are now covered by this new motor. These applications no longer need wider and therefore more expensive magnetplates.
    With the 336mm long coil unit of the TM18, a continuous force of 360N and an ultimate force of 720N can be achieved. In addition, there is the possibility to couple two motors on the magnet track, which increases the available continuous power to 720N. The dimensions of the motor are compact: the total installation height including magnet plate is only 40mm, the width of the magnet plate is only 50mm. Speeds of 10 m/s are possible.
    Especially in applications with long strokes that require long magnet tracks the TM18 represents a cost-effective alternative. The potential applications are endless: due to the low cogging one can think of use in industrial printers. But machinetooling or cutting systems are also perfect examples where the TM18 can be used.


    30 Novembre 2015
    italia
    New-TM18-iron-core-linear-motor-TECNOTION
  • Video: Benefits of Migrating from Hydraulic Cylinders to Electric Actuation
  • Aerospace. Motori & resolver pancake + giunti rotanti

    Aerospace. Motori & resolver pancake + giunti rotanti

    Servotecnica, da più di trent'anni fornitrisce soluzioni per Difesa e Aerospace.

    L’affidabilità, la qualità e le prestazioni dei prodotti forniti, la consolidata e riconosciuta esperienza del nostro Team, oltre che la garanzia della continuità di fornitura nel tempo, costituiscono per i numerosi nostri clienti del settore un valido motivo per continuare a darci, da decenni, la loro fiducia.

    I prodotti destinati alla Difesa ed all’Aerospaziale devono essere adatti a resistere ad ambienti particolarmente ostili con temperature estreme, stress meccanici quali forti shock e vibrazioni, nebbia salina ecc.

    Tra la nostra gamma di prodotti che rispondono a questi requisiti troviamo:
       
    Motori pancake con e senza spazzole
    Servomotori piatti
    Trasduttori induttivi pancake & Resolver
    Collettori rotanti elettrici e a fibra ottica
    Giunti rotanti fluidici

    16 Novembre 2015
    italia
    Aerospace. Motori & resolver pancake + giunti rotanti
  • Nuovo micromotore brushless Faulhaber 3274...BP4
  • Zettlex announce partnership agreement with Servotecnica

    Zettlex announce partnership agreement with Servotecnica

    Sensors company, Zettlex, is delighted to announce that Zettlex and Servotecnica have signed a partnership agreement for Italy.

    Servotecnica is an established distributor and systems integrator, offering all-round services and solutions from product selection through to software development. Servotecnica, who have been at the forefront of the automation and motion control industry for 35 years, pride themselves on providing unique products based on cutting-edge technologies that have been developed by leading global manufacturers.


    Emilio Bistoletti, Servotecnica Founder, comments “We are pleased to sign a distributor deal with Zettlex. We are already finding that there is a considerable demand for Zettlex products, particularly the IncOders which are fast becoming the go-to position sensor for applications in hostile environments.”

    Mark Howard comments “We have achieved unprecedented growth over the last two years and with over 80% of our revenue coming from exports it is of the upmost importance that our strong network of quality distributors continues to expand.”


    Zettlex, who currently export to 34 countries, were recently named Business of the Year at the UK Rural Business Awards and are in the running for International Trade Company at this year’s Business Weekly Awards.

    05 Novembre 2015
    italia
    Zettlex announce partnership agreement with Servotecnica
  • Parchi divertimento. Giunti rotanti elettrici, fluidici e combinati

    Parchi divertimento. Giunti rotanti elettrici, fluidici e combinati

    Quando si parla di parchi di divertimento, ogni costruttore di attrazioni sa che le sollecitazioni a cui il nostro corpo viene sottoposto giocano un ruolo fondamentale nel far percepire quell'irresistibile brivido tanto ricercato in questo campo.

    Forza centrifuga e rotazione sono quindi elementi chiave per attrazioni come giostre e caroselli rotanti
    ma come trasferisco potenza, segnali elettrici e fluidi da una struttura fissa ad un sistema in rotazione continua?

    Grazie alla più vasta gamma di prodotti presente sul mercato, i giunti rotanti Servotecnica sono in grado di soddisfare le più diverse esigenze applicative: dalle soluzioni combinate alle personalizzazioni più spinte.


    GIUNTI ROTANTI ELETTRICI
     
    SRH SRT
       
    GIUNTI ROTANTI FLUIDICI
       
    GP SERIES LT SERIES
       
    GIUNTI ROTANTI COMBINATI - ELETTRICI & FLUIDICI
       
    SRH + SE (elettrico + fluidico)  SRH Schneider cable + LT (elettrico + fluidico)

    29 Ottobre 2015
    italia
    Parchi divertimento. Giunti rotanti elettrici, fluidici e combinati
  • Semiconduttori. Soluzioni smart per flessibilità e prestazioni

    Semiconduttori. Soluzioni smart per flessibilità e prestazioni

    Competizione e produzione su larga scala sono due fattori da tenere sempre a mente quando si parla del mercato dei semiconduttori e il 7,9% di crescita segnato dal settore nel 2014 ne è un chiaro segnale.

    In linea con questa tendenza, Servotecnica ha messo a punto nel corso degli anni un'offerta completa composta dai brand più performanti del mercato, garantendo ad impianti e macchininari, caratteristiche chiave come velocità, precisione, flessibilità nel cambio formato, elevata produttività e costanza nella qualità.

    Come? Semplificando i processi e dando voce all'essenziale.


    FAULHABER - Micromotori di precisione
       
    Microriduttori planetari Micromotori brushless - BX4 series

     
    Attuatori lineari Quick Shaft - LM series    
       
    TECNOTION - Motori diretti lineari e rotativi
       
     Motori lineari Ironless - U series  Motori torque rotativi - QTR series
       
    GALIL - Motion Control ad architettura concentrata
       
     Schede assi - Econo DMC 18x2  Schede assi - Accelera DMC 40x0
     
     
     SERVOTECNICA - Giunti rotanti elettrici, fluidici ed a fibra ottica
     
     
    Giunti Rotanti elettrici con foro passante - SRH series  Giunti rotanti fluidici - LT series
       
    Giunti rotanti combinati elettrici & fluidici  

    28 Ottobre 2015
    italia
    Semiconduttori. Soluzioni smart per flessibilità e prestazioni
  • New combination available: 0515…B with 06/1 gearhead

    New combination available: 0515…B with 06/1 gearhead

    In addition to the 06A gearhead, Faulhaber just added a new combination to the Brushless DC-Servomotor Series 0515…B.

    Now the new 06/1 steel planetary gearhead combination is available.

    Compared to the 06A gearhead, the 06/1 offers a significantly higher torque and shaft loads, different reduction ratios, a higher temperature range and a lower backlash.

    21 Ottobre 2015
    italia
    New combination available: 0515…B with 06/1 gearhead
  • Zettlex Incoder VIDEO

    Zettlex Incoder VIDEO

    Zettlex designs and builds sensors for precisely measuring position or speed in tough environments. The position sensors use a unique non-contact technology to deliver high accuracy, high reliability measurements in harsh conditions. Our inductive position sensors are used for servo controls, motor encoders and user interfaces in the medical, defence, aerospace, industrial, marine, motor sports & petrochemical sectors.

    www.zettlex.com

    15 Ottobre 2015
    italia
    Zettlex Incoder VIDEO
  • AMKASMART iSA - Decentralized drives VIDEO
  • Attuatori lineari con motori passo passo
  • Premium high torque motors

    Premium high torque motors

    Robust Lexium MDrive products now include a premium high torque motor option for all NEMA 23 (57mm) motor versions. Torque range increases by up to 50%, while product compact size and format are maintained.

    These products are especially well suited for industrial applications, including an IP65 rated version with circular M12 connectors. High torque stepper motors may replace servos, lowering system costs and delivering continuous torque at low speed. Bulky gearboxes may also be eliminated, for more cost and space savings. Products are programmable and networkable, satisfying motion control requirements in many new and existing applications. Communication protocols include:
    • EtherNet/IP
    • Profinet
    • ModbusTCP
    • CANopen
    • Serial RS-422/485 with programmable memory

    Optionally, closed loop performance with hMTechnology is available for enhanced performance and energy savings.



    LEXIUM MDRIVE with PREMIUM HIGH TORQUE MOTORS

    Pluggable connectors IP65 rated / M12 connectors
    RS-422/485 communications  
    Ethernet TCP/IP
    EtherNet/IP, Profinet IO, Modbus/TCP and MCode/TCP
     
    CANOPEN version
    DS301 and DSP402. CAN 2.0b active +
     

    07 Ottobre 2015
    italia
    Premium high torque motors
  • La sicurezza intelligente per la vostra porta di sicurezza
  • PiezoMotor Introduces the Galil Single-Axis Controller DMC-30019, Compatible with Piezo LEGS® Product Line

    PiezoMotor Introduces the Galil Single-Axis Controller DMC-30019, Compatible with Piezo LEGS® Product Line

    PiezoMotor Uppsala AB, leading provider of linear and rotary high end positioning systems, is announcing their latest drive option for the Piezo LEGS® motor series. The new DMC-30019 is a single-axis controller based on architecture from well renowned company Galil Motion Control, Inc.

    “Galil makes high end controllers that are widely used within areas like semiconductor, medtech, automation, and research” says Olle Lindkvist, Marketing Manager. “Engineers worldwide can now benefit from familiarity of the Galil control interface when they design systems using piezoelectric motors. The Piezo LEGS® together with the new DMC-30019 gives outstanding performance in high precision applications.” 

    The motion controller operates stand-alone or can be networked to a PC via Ethernet. Features include PID compensation with velocity and acceleration feed forward, program memory with multitasking for concurrent execution of four programs, and uncommitted optically isolated inputs and outputs for synchronizing motion with external events. Modes of motion include point-to-point positioning, jogging, contouring, PVT, electronic gearing and electronic cam.

    Like all Galil motion controllers, these controllers use a simple, English-like command language which makes them very easy to program. GalilTools software further simplifies system set-up with “one button” servo tuning and real-time display of position and velocity information.

    About PiezoMotor AB (www.piezomotor.com)

    Swedish high-tech company PiezoMotor AB develops, manufactures and markets cutting-edge micro motors based on patented technology. The company’s products enable extreme miniaturization, precision and energy efficiency.

    Small electric motors are used in many industries such as semiconductor equipment manufacturers, optics, telecom, medical technology and defense. PiezoMotor AB sells its products through its own sales force and in cooperation with, among others, the German-American industrial group Faulhaber Group and its global distribution network.

    PiezoMotor AB is privately held and financially backed by well-known Swedish, German and American industrial investors.

    About Galil Motion Control, Inc. (www.galil.com)

    IPrivately held and profitable for over 100 consecutive quarters, Galil Motion Control Inc. was founded in 1983 by Jacob Tal and Wayne Baron. Galil became the first company to produce a microprocessor-based servo motor controller without tachometer feedback. Since then, Galil has continued to advance motion control technology and has found industry-leading acceptance with over 750,000 motion controllers and PLCs successfully installed worldwide. Various applications include machines for the medical, semiconductor, machine tool, food processing, entertainment and textile industries.

    15 Settembre 2015
    italia
    PiezoMotor Introduces the Galil Single-Axis Controller DMC-30019, Compatible with Piezo LEGS® Product Line
  • Prodotti per il settore alimentare - Exlar & DSTI
  • New waterproof Electric Rotary Joints

    New waterproof Electric Rotary Joints

    The SVTS B IP65 has been designed and realised in order to satisfy a specific application: the power-supply of the heating resistance and the probes signal detection aboard of the rotating weld-and-cut blades for flowpack packaging machines.

    In a later stage, thanks to its great features, the high reliability, the long lasting time and cost-effectiveness, this slip ring series has been used also on many others kind of applications, such as small wind turbines, carousels, etc.

    Over the years has arisen the demand for a special variation that was protected against fluids, due to the need of washing these machines with water jets or to withstand open-air exposure.

    For this reason, Servotecnica has developed the SRC032M series with IP65 protection, available with 3 and 5 circuits and faston connectors.

    10 Settembre 2015
    italia francia germania spagna inghilterra repubblica ceca irlanda belgio austria svizzera israele portogallo slovenia bulgaria
    New waterproof Electric Rotary Joints
  • What is a Rotary Union?

    What is a Rotary Union?

    A rotary union or swivel joint is a mechanism used to transfer fluid (under pressure or vacuum) from a stationary inlet to a rotating outlet, preserving and isolating the fluid connection.

    Also referred to as rotary joints, rotary couplings,fluid swivels or swivel joints; rotary unions are engineered to endure a large range of temperatures, pressures and speeds for a variety of conditions and environments.

    Rotary unions typically function by connecting to an input and securing onto another mechanism while allowing a moving connection to be preserved.

    Rotary unions are utilized in a wide range of applications; from miniature rotary unions for the semiconductor industry, to large and rugged-duty rotary unions for industrial applications.

    07 Settembre 2015
    italia francia germania spagna repubblica ceca irlanda belgio austria svizzera israele portogallo
    What is a Rotary Union?
  • Explosion proof components - ATEX

    Explosion proof components - ATEX

    Many automatic applications and installations must work operate in explosion proof environments.

    In this case, all components and equipment have to satisfy the Directive 94/9/EC ATEX requirements in order to avoid possible explosions.

    Servotecnica is able to provide different solutions that satisfy this Directive.

    SVTM 80B3X - EX

    Brushless servomotors with 90mm flange and 3 different lengths able to provide respectively a continuous torque of 1, 2 and 4 Nm.

    Certification: ATEX II 2G Exd IIB T4

    SR EX 130

    Electric Rotary Joints for power, signal as well as fieldbus (100 BaseT Ethernet) transfer from a stationery structure to a continuously rotating one.

    Certifiction: ATEX II 2GD Exd IIB IIC T5 Gb

    28 Agosto 2015
    italia francia germania spagna inghilterra repubblica ceca irlanda belgio austria svizzera israele portogallo slovenia bulgaria
    Explosion proof components - ATEX
  • Soluzioni Ibride per l'Automazione - Architettura distribuita
  • Motori con Elettronica Integrata - Lexium MDrive

    Motori con Elettronica Integrata - Lexium MDrive

    Nuova serie di prodotti Lexium MDrive di Schneider Electric, motori passo passo con elettronica integrata di nuova generazione.

    Disponibili con diversi bus di campo (CanOpen, RS422/485, Ethernet IP o TCP/IP, Modbus TCP e Profinet) o con funzionamento step/direzione, permettono le più svariate applicazioni ottimizzando cablaggio e costo finale dell’applicazione.

    Gli ingressi digitali programmabili, l’ADC a 12 bit integrato  e l’interfacciamento semplice ed intuitivo con i principali controlli disponibili sul mercato, lo rendono adatto ad applicazioni a singolo o multiasse nei principali campi applicativi quali packaging, medicale, printing e sorting.

    Opzioni disponibili:

    • versione ad anello aperto (senza encoder) per un’ottimizzazione dell’aspetto economico;
    • versione  ad anello chiuso (con encoder magnetico 4000 cpr) in grado, tramite la tecnologia hMT, di massimizzare le performance del motore, diminuirne il riscaldamento e, allo stesso tempo, risparmiare energia, unendo i benefici dei motori servo alla semplicità di utilizzo tipica dei motori stepper

    LEXIUM MDRIVE con ETHERNET

    Le 3 serie Lexium MDrive con bus di campo Ethernet IP, Modbus TCP e Profinet, sono state unite in un’unica serie Lexium MDrive Ethernet; le 3 opzioni sono ora selezionabili via software.

    Il tempo di risposta della versione Ethernet è notevolmente migliorato, nella misura di un ordine di grandezza (10x).

    05 Agosto 2015
    italia
    Motori con Elettronica Integrata - Lexium MDrive
  • Vettura a Propulsione Elettrica SCXV
  • Prodotti per Bus di Campo e non solo...
  • Galil Controller Used in Diagnostic CT Scan Imaging System

    Galil Controller Used in Diagnostic CT Scan Imaging System

    Galil Controller Used in Diagnostic CT Scan Imaging System to Assess the Structural Integrity of Corrugated Metal Pipe. Corrugated Metal Pipe (CMP) is used in a wide variety of transportation and storm water management settings around North America. The pipes come in all different shapes and sizes for culverts, sewers, gravity drains and the like. CMP is considered a flexible conduit to engineers and as such, is reliant on the surrounding soil for the majority of its structural strength. In other words, CMP sitting on a flatbed truck can be deflected by a human jumping on it, however, properly surrounded with soil, the structure will bear the load of a transport trailer.  As time goes on, these CMP installations need to be assessed to allow for proper maintenance.  In the past, assessments were typically subjective, involving visual appraisals and acoustic assessment tests which can be inconclusive. The more conclusive tests used to be destructive to the actual pipe wall, which would worsen the structural integrity.   Figure shows a BCT scan of a Corrugated Metal Pipe The solution to this problem was developed by Inversa Systems in 2009. The company developed the first CAT scan for infrastructure, known as Backscatter Computed Tomography (BCT), which is used to look through the CMP wall without disturbing the pipe or soil to verify if the pipe is adequately supported. A BCT scan uses backscattered gamma radiation to measure the density of a point in space relative to the adjacent points. A relative map of density is created, producing a picture of the material within the scan field. This provides an accurate, objective, and non-destructive assessment of the structural integrity of CMP and its surrounding soil. With the appropriate structural assessment, maintenance decisions are made accordingly, and rehabilitation efforts can be done at a fraction of the cost of replacing the same asset while avoiding service disruption. Figure shows source collimator and detector array focusing with linear axes providing the BCT scan To accomplish this, Inversa Systems uses Galil's 4-axis DMC-4040 with internal two-phase drives.  Two axes control two linear actuators to complete the scan.  The other two axes control two rotation tables, one is the source collimator, and the other is a detector array.  These two rotation tables work in tandem to provide a scan from both sides of the desired area.  The source collimator will focus the scan deeper and deeper with each successive pass to provide a complete depth analysis of the structure.   As the collimated beam moves through the CMP and into the adjacent soil, it reaches a focal point that the detector collimator is aligned to receive as backscatter.  The radiation count, after some initial discrimination, is sent to the Galil controller.  The DMC-4040 assigns ‘x’ and ‘y’ address information based on the angle that the beam is entering the material and the distance between source and detector.  The combination of count and address information allows for generation of a complete real time image of density, including the metal pipe and material around the pipe.  Lack of density indicates a void space which verifies an unsupported region of pipe. The DMC-4040 presented key features to allow for the high-performance and easy implementation and operation of the BCT scanner.  The controller uses simple ASCII based communication allowing the development of a Windows-based interface to collect and distribute the data, and the integrated LCD screen on the DMC-4040 enhances the benefits of on-site troubleshooting.  Lastly, the fast processing power of the Accelera controllers allows for multiple processes to run effectively in parallel using multi-threading.   With Inversa Systems' pioneering research in bringing the diagnostic capability of a medical CAT scan to infrastructure and Galil's high-performance and cost-effective motion controllers, condition assessment and asset management is possible in a setting once deemed impossible or impractical.

    29 Magio 2015
    italia
    Galil Controller Used in Diagnostic CT Scan Imaging System
  • Waterproof and Dustproof Stepper Motor MSW

    Waterproof and Dustproof Stepper Motor MSW

    Birkerød, Denmark--JVL Industri Elektronik now offers a series of NEMA 23, 24, and 34 stepper motors with standard IP67 and optional IP65 protection. These rugged, compact, steppers use rare-earth magnets for high power and cooler running and have a torque range from 1.2Nm (169.9 oz-in.) to 8.2Nm (1161.2 oz-in.) and a high torque-to-inertia ratio for quicker acceleration and deceleration, as well as a high torque-to-mass and torque-to-volume ratio.They feature special IP67 rated seals at the rear end and between stator and flanges, a special Teflon seal around the stainless steel shaft, and leak-proof cable entry provides waterproof sealing. These cost effective motors are designed for harsh and wet environments such as Food processing, pharmaceutical, medical, and chemical industries.
     
    Dustproof and waterproof, these steppers can operate in extremely contaminated environments, can be totally immersed in water or cleaning solutions, and washed with high pressure hoses. These efficient 2 phase, 3A to 6A stepper motors (200 step/rev.), with long life bearings, are designed to handle high axial and radial shaft loads. JVL Stepper Motor options include: Custom shafts, Teflon®shaft double seals, stainless steel end bell and flange, built-in encoder, programmable controller, drive, brake, and integral planetary or worm gearheads. A thick protective layer of epoxy as a surface treatment can also be bonded to the motor body.
     
    About JVL- JVL is recognized as a leader for its development of efficient and compact integrated motors for VAC and VDC. MAC motor series of integrated VAC servo motors (up to 4500W and 13,5kW peak), and the QuickStep integrated stepper motors (up to 25Nm). Both the servo motor and stepper motor series includes the controller, PLC, encoder, AC power supply and bussystem integrated into one compact unit. All industrial ethernet busses like Profinet, EtherCat, Ethernet IP, Modbus TCP, Powerlink etc. are available.
     
    JVL with more than 25 years of motion control experience enjoys a reputation for the development of highly specialized integrated motors with industrial ethernet and customized improvements. They work together with their customers and representatives to find an economic, yet technically advanced solution to complicated control applications.
     
     
     
    JVL's wide selection of quality products for motion control components include: Integrated VAC and VDC Servo motors, Integrated Stepper motors, VAC Servo motor controllers, Motor drivers (Stepper, VAC and VDC), Brakes, Gears, and HMI Modules.
     

    18 Magio 2015
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    Waterproof and Dustproof Stepper Motor MSW
  • Fluidic & Electric Rotary Joints for Semiconductor machines

    Fluidic & Electric Rotary Joints for Semiconductor machines

    It is very common that electrical components and semiconductors manufacturing process needs to be done in a cleanroom, that means an uncontaminated environment with high precision, high efficiency and high reliability machines. Up to the present day, DSTI has long been supplying Fluidic Rotary Joints suitable for sterile environments.

    Sometimes, signals and power must also be transferred as well as fluids.

    1. Rotary Joint designed for extremely low temperature (-145°) and vacuum; for this reason, non-degassable materials are avoided and special seals are used to prevent any transmission gas leak.
    2. Rotary Joint for small robotic arms working in sterile environments. Fully manufactured in aluminium to reduce the weight, this joint suits all of high data rate signal transmission needs.
    3. This Fluidic Rotary Joint, has been designed for semiconductor plating processes. Its role is to distribute water and air on board of the machine. It has special seals which are able to avoid fluids transmission leakage and therefore their contamination.

    18 Magio 2015
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    Fluidic & Electric Rotary Joints for Semiconductor machines
  • Fluidic Rotary Joints for Machine Tools

    Fluidic Rotary Joints for Machine Tools

    DSTI display of a wide range of single/multi passage Rotary Joints, with leak protection. All its products are suitable for different kind of fluids. Thanks to the high experience, DSTi is able to supply Fluidic Rotary Joints which has already been used on many applications.

    Milling Machine

    It has an efficient leak protection system that keeps the contamination out. Moreover it has a bevelled through-hole to host Slip Ring cables.

    Features:

    • #3 passages
    • 10 rpm
    • 2000 psi
    • Media: oil, gas, water
    • Housing: Steel

    Integrated Rotary Table

    This Hydraulic Rotary Joint has been designed to be itself the support of the inboard bearings. It is utilised to supply the hydraulic locking system of the piece being machined.

    Features:

    • #3 passages
    • 20 rpm
    • 5000 psi
    • media: oil
    • Housing: carbon & steel

    Rotary table on large Milling Machines

    In this case, the Rotary Joints has been designed to transfer different kind of media on board of the rotary table.

    Feautures:

    • #3 passages
    • 50 rpm
    • 145 psi
    • Media: oil, gas, water
    • Housing: Steel

    When necessary, Servotecnica offers Fluidic & Electric Combined Rotary Joints to transfer signals and electric power as well as fluids.

    27 Aprile 2015
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    Fluidic Rotary Joints for Machine Tools
  • Motori stepper con elettronica integrata - Lexium MDrive

    Motori stepper con elettronica integrata - Lexium MDrive

    Nuova serie di prodotti Lexium MDrive di Schneider Electric, motori passo passo con elettronica integrata di nuova generazione. Disponibili con diversi bus di campo (CanOpenRS-422/485Ethernet IP o TCP/IPModbus TCP e Profinet) o con funzionamento step/direzione, permettono le più svariate applicazioni ottimizzando cablaggio e costo finale dell’applicazione.
    Gli ingressi digitali programmabili, l’ADC a 12 bit integrato  e l’interfacciamento semplice ed intuitivo con i principali controlli disponibili sul mercato, lo rendono adatto ad applicazioni a singolo o multiasse nei principali campi applicativi quali packaging, medicale, printing e sorting.

    Opzioni disponibili:
    • versione ad anello aperto (senza encoder) per un’ottimizzazione dell’aspetto economico
    • versione  ad anello chiuso (con encoder magnetico 4000 cpr) in grado, tramite la tecnologia hMT, di massimizzare le performance del motore, diminuirne il riscaldamento e, allo stesso tempo, risparmiare energia, unendo i benefici dei motori servo alla semplicità di utilizzo tipica dei motori stepper.

    27 Aprile 2015
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    Motori stepper con elettronica integrata - Lexium MDrive
  • Pegasus, il servomotore brushless con elettronica integrata

    Pegasus, il servomotore brushless con elettronica integrata

    La disponibilità di bus di campo sempre più veloci (EtherCAT) ha comportato, nel mercato dell’automazione in genere e nel motion control in particolare, il passaggio a sistemi ad architettura distribuita. Pegasus, un servomotore con elettronica integrata, è la risposta giusta a questa tendenza.
    La necessità di ridurre sempre più le dimensioni degli armadi elettrici, spinge i progettisti delle macchine automatiche a spostare gli azionamenti sempre più vicino ai motori a bordo macchina, se non addirittura a bordo dei motori stessi riducendo costi e aumentando l’affidabilità.

    Pegasus integra in un solo package servomotore, encoder magnetico, azionamento e comunicazione EtherCAT: reale soluzione alle prestazioni richieste, ad un prezzo vantaggioso.

    27 Aprile 2015
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    Pegasus, il servomotore brushless con elettronica integrata
  • Encoder Lineari e Rotativi Magnetici con Interfaccia Drive CliQ - Magnescale
  • Exlar® linear actuation controls motor waste gate

    Exlar® linear actuation controls motor waste gate

    CUSTOMER

    A large diesel engine manufacturer based in Europe.

    APPLICATION

    Linear actuation of the motor waste gate.

    CUSTOMER CHALLENGE

    The customer previously used hydraulic and pneumatic cylinders to control the motor waste gate. To meet increasing fuel economy standards required greater control over the waste gate than was available from either the hydraulic or the pneumatic solution. The primary challenge was finding a solution that offered the fast response of a hydraulic solution but with more control flexibility.

    SOLUTION

    The customer selected the Exlar® GSM integrated motor / actuator because of its compact and lighter weight design and form factor that is similar to a hydraulic cylinder. This project will order over 100 pcs. per year.

    RESULTS

    The Exlar actuator offers better control response than the old hydraulic system that it replaced and all the control flexibility desired by the customer. The superior performance of the Exlar GSM actuator was a key contributor to meeting the new fuel economy standard.

    21 Marzo 2015
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    Exlar® linear actuation controls motor waste gate
  • Torque QTR Motor Series

    Torque QTR Motor Series

    Torque motors are permanent-magnet direct drive motors that rotate along an axis. They can be used wherever a rotary movement is required and offer numerous advantages over conventional servo drives.

    Our torque motors are extremely compact, provide an extremely stiff drive train, eliminate the need for time-consuming mounting procedures, are virtually maintenance free and can be integrated directly into the machine structure, while the spacious open inner diameter enables wire and cable feedthrough. To top things off the entire series comes with completely sealed stators and integrated temperature protection and measurement sensors.

    19 Marzo 2015
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    Torque QTR Motor Series
  • Sleek Design of Exlar® GSM is Perfect Solution

    Sleek Design of Exlar® GSM is Perfect Solution

    Sleek Design of the Exlar® GSM Integrated Electric Motor / Actuator is the Perfect Solution for Next Generation Personal Fitness Equipment

    CUSTOMER

    Industry-leading manufacturer of innovative high performance personal training equipment

    APPLICATION

    Customer was designing a suite of high-end physical training equipment that would offer the ability to craft specific workouts and track individual progress. This move was initiated to allow the user to track their workout and give a more comprehensive workout then what was available on the market.

    CUSTOMER CHALLENGE

    To improve on competing exercise equipment designs required developing an entirely new product. The customer’s design concept was to offer a programmable workout load based on individual user requirements.  The ability to increase or decrease the force in either the extension or retraction direction would give the user a more comprehensive workout that is not achievable with traditional free weights or mechanical workout type equipment. This design concept ensures a better workout and offers unique training and performance tracking capabilities. Finding an actuation solution that provided the required programmability and control flexibility proved a significant challenge.

    SOLUTION

    The controllability and force density of the Exlar® GSM integrated motor / actuator proved a perfect fit for this application. The GSM actuators are the primary resistance mechanism on each of their five muscle group specific platforms. After considering two other competitive solutions, the product of choice was the Exlar GSM30-1001-XCM-AM1-218 electric actuator. Exlar was chosen because of the “all in one package” that was compact, esthetically appealing, and within the force range necessary to meet all equipment design requirements for each of the muscle group platforms.

    RESULTS

    The Exlar GSM solution met or exceeded all specifications for speed, force and control flexibility. In addition, the long life offered by the GSM’s roller screw technology has allowed the customer to pursue high-use opportunities at major health clubs across the country.

    18 Marzo 2015
    italia
    Sleek Design of Exlar® GSM is Perfect Solution
  • High performance in a small package: Tecnotions TM3 and UC3 linear motors!
  • Exlar® Tritex II Add on Instructions

    Exlar® Tritex II Add on Instructions

    January 26, 2015 – Curtiss-Wright Corporation (NYSE: CW) today announced the release of the Exlar® Add-On Instruction set (AOI) and the updated Expert Software to support it. Add-On Instructions encapsulate commonly used functions and simplify the setup of external devices within the Rockwell Automation Integrated Architecture control platform, reducing errors and development time when configuring a device over the EtherNet/IP network. The Tritex II from Exlar is a fully integrated drive / motor / actuator capable of communicating over EtherNet/IP when an EIP option card is installed. As an Americas partner product in the Rockwell Automation Encompass™ Program, the Tritex II with EIP option card integrates seamlessly into the Rockwell Automation Integrated Architecture™. The AOI works with both Tritex II AC and DC powered, rotary, or linear models that include the EIP option card and supports the following functions: User units Control drive Drive status Jog Operation Move operation Host mode The new software, Exlar AOI, and user manual can be downloaded at: http://exlar.com/why-exlar/rockwell-automation-encompass-program-support/ About Exlar Actuation Solutions Exlar is a business group of Curtiss-Wright Sensors & Controls Division. Exlar designs, manufactures, and sells linear and rotary motion products worldwide. For general product information contact Exlar Corporation, 18400 West 77th Street, Chanhassen, MN 55317, phone 952-500-6200 or visit our website at www.exlar.com. About Curtiss-Wright Corporation Curtiss-Wright Corporation (NYSE:CW) is a global innovative company that delivers highly engineered, critical function products and services to the commercial, industrial, defense and energy markets. Building on the heritage of Glenn Curtiss and the Wright brothers, Curtiss-Wright has a long tradition of providing reliable solutions through trusted customer relationships. The company employs approximately 10,000 people worldwide. For more information, visit www.curtisswright.com. About the Rockwell Automation PartnerNetwork™ Program The Rockwell Automation PartnerNetwork program offers global manufacturers access to a collaborative network of companies mutually focused on developing, implementing and supporting best-in-breed solutions to achieve plant-wide optimization, improve machine performance, and meet sustainability objectives. About Rockwell Automation Rockwell Automation, Inc. (NYSE: ROK), the world’s largest company dedicated to industrial automation and information, makes its customers more productive and the world more sustainable. Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wis., Rockwell Automation employs about 22,000 people serving customers in more than 80 countries. Encompass and PartnerNetwork are trademarks of Rockwell Automation Inc.

    25 Febbraio 2015
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    Exlar® Tritex II Add on Instructions
  • The New DMC-500x0 EtherCAT Controller

    The New DMC-500x0 EtherCAT Controller

    Fast and Flexible­ Galil Motion Control is pleased to introduce the newest entry in its latest generation of digital motion controllers, the DMC-500x0 EtherCAT Controller. Incorporating all of the features of our flagship Accelera series controller and designed with compatibility and flexibility in mind, the DMC-500x0 allows integration of remote EtherCAT drives into new and existing applications with just a handful of configuration commands. The DMC-500x0 is offered in 1 through 8 axis formats. Axes 1 - 4 can be configured as either local or EtherCAT drives while axes 5 – 8 can be configured for additional EtherCAT drives. Unique to the motion control industry, this ability to mix and match local and EtherCAT drives on the same controller provides increased flexibility for any application. In addition, the DMC-500x0 is fully compatible with Galil’s internal servo and stepper motor amplifiers as well as third party external drives. Once enabled, an EtherCAT axis replaces a local axis and can be controlled in the same manner. This transparency means access to Galil’s full library of coordinated motion functions that can be mapped to any combination of local and EtherCAT axes. Standard modes of motion include Jogging, Point to Point, Electronic Gearing and Cam, Linear and Vector Interpolation, Contour, and PVT modes. EtherCAT drives can be configured in software to close the PID control loop on the controller or on the drive. In the first mode, torque commands are sent to the motor amplifier after closing the control loop using Galil’s on board PID control algorithm. This mode allows access to the Galil’s standard PID control loop features, including advanced PID compensation, velocity feedforward, acceleration feedforward, integrator limits, notch filter, low pass filter and backlash compensation. In the second mode, the servo control loop is closed on the EtherCAT drive with the Galil controller sending motion profile commands at rates of up to 2.5 kHz on a 1-4 axis controller. Standard opto-isolated inputs for each local axis include a forward limit, reverse limit and homing input. The controller also features 8 uncommitted opto-isolated inputs and 8 uncommitted opto-isolated high power outputs. The DMC-500x0 includes 8 uncommitted analog inputs, allowing the controller to interface with analog sensors such as joysticks and temperature sensors. Inputs from two separate encoders are available for each local servo axis. Local auxiliary encoder inputs are also available for axes configured for EtherCAT, providing access to Galil’s dual feedback PID control loop. The DMC-500x0 can be used with Galil’s newest software package, GalilSuite; simplifying system set up, controller programming and servo tuning. Also included is access to the GalilTools API, allowing development of powerful host applications in multiple languages and operating systems. Like all Galil controllers, the DMC-500x0 uses Galil’s easy to learn two letter ASCII command language. Configuring and programming the controller is simple and intuitive with English-like commands such as TP for Tell Position and EU for EtherCAT network Up. Built in subroutines and error monitoring make development of robust applications a straightforward affair. The DMC-500x0 comes with one CAT5e Ethernet port for communication with a host PC and one CAT5e EtherCAT port to communicate with EtherCAT drive(s). Multiple EtherCAT drives can be linked together in a daisy chain configuration and connected to the controller’s CAT5e EtherCAT port, simplifying wiring and decreasing setup time. Two RS-232 ports are also provided for communication with a host PC and peripherals. The DMC-500x0 is packaged in a compact metal enclosure measuring 8.1” x 7.25” x 1.72” and operates from a single 20 – 80 volt DC supply. Currently, the following EtherCAT drives are supported: Yaskawa Sigma-5 SGDV-R90FE1A AMC DZEANTU-020B080 Copley XenusPLUS XEL-230-36 Panasonic Minas A5B Sanyo-Denki SANMOTION R RS2A01A2HA5 Support for additional drives will be added in the future. Speak with a Galil Applications Engineer for drive specific support. The DMC-500x0 EtherCAT controller is available now. Please call Galil at (800) 377-6329 or go to http://www.galil.com/motion-controllers/multi-axis/dmc-500x0 for more information.

    06 Febbraio 2015
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    The New DMC-500x0 EtherCAT Controller
  • Ethernet and CANopen communication protocols for Lexium MDrive® integrated motor products

    Ethernet and CANopen communication protocols for Lexium MDrive® integrated motor products

    MARLBOROUGH, CT – August 6, 2013 – Lexium MDrive integrated motor products are now available with two proven, widely used industrial fieldbus technologies: Ethernet protocol including EtherNet/IP and ModbusTCP; and CANopen protocol. Lexium MDrive fieldbus products deliver the same benefits – including compact design, reduced wiring, improved machine reliability – to robust networking systems for industrial automation.

    06 Febbraio 2015
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    Ethernet and CANopen communication protocols for Lexium MDrive® integrated motor products
  • Circular M12 connectorized Lexium MDrive® products

    Circular M12 connectorized Lexium MDrive® products

    MARLBOROUGH, CT – August 20, 2014 – Circular M12 connectors are now available on Lexium MDrive® integrated motor-drive-controller-encoder systems for industrial automation applications. Industry standard M12 circular connectors facilitate fast implementation of Lexium MDrive products in new and existing systems and equipment.

    06 Febbraio 2015
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    Circular M12 connectorized Lexium MDrive® products
  • JVL - 12-48VDC 400W Integrated Servo Motor is  Available

    JVL - 12-48VDC 400W Integrated Servo Motor is  Available

    Birkerød, Denmark -- Designed for battery powered and low voltage applications the MAC402 is now available from JVL, a leader in the field of integrated servo and stepper motors. The MAC402 is the VDC version of the popular MAC400 400W integrated servo motor. The supply range for the MAC402 is from 12VDC up to 48VDC, and full power of 400W (RMS) up to 1200W (peak) can be reached with 24 to 48VDC. This powerful, compact motor measures just 191mm (7.52 in.) x 60mm (2.36 in) x 114mm (4.49 in.) Applications include but are not limited to: Remotely operated robots, robotic vehicles, portable equipment, tracking devices, antenna mounts, and positioning devices. Only JVL presently offers a 400W continuous (1200W peak) integrated servo motor in the supply range of 24 - 48VDC operating at 0 to 3000 RPM. In many applications it is not necessary to choose a 750W or larger motor as the 400W (1200W peak) motor will be sufficient, thereby reducing cost and saving space. MAC402 options include: Brake, absolute multi turn encoder, and planetary & cycloidal gearheads. A wide selection of communication modules is available for MAC402 motors including: Basic modules for Pulse-Direction (or analog input) or fieldbus modules including Profibus, Devicenet and CANopen, or programmable modules with easy connections to local sensors make integration into new and existing applications easy. Moreover, a wide variety of industrial Ethernet options are available: EtherCAT, EtherNet/IP, Profinet, Powerlink, Modbus TCP and Sercos III. With the VDC supply option the advantages of the MAC400 VAC servos have been expanded to include applications for battery and low voltage operation, from 12 to 48 VDC. With wireless options like WLAN/Wifi, Zigbee or Bluetooth, the MAC402 MAC motor® can run completely wireless. A big advantage of using an integrated MAC motor®is that there is no need for a separate servo driver/controller. The advantages are: Space savings in the control cabinet, eliminating expensive motor and encoder cables, RFI/EFI noise is minimized due to internal cabling, and connection errors between driver and motor are eliminated. Additionally, service is much easier as the motor and controller are replaced as a single integrated unit minimizing downtime and maximizing production. About JVL - JVL is recognized as a leader for its development of efficient and compact integrated motors for VAC and VDC. MAC motor series of integrated VAC servo motors (up to 4500W and 13,5kW peak), and the QuickStep integrated stepper motors (up to 25Nm). Both the servo motor and stepper motor series includes the controller, PLC, encoder, AC power supply and bussystem integrated into one compact unit. All industrial ethernet busses like Profinet, EtherCat, Ethernet IP, Modbus TCP, Powerlink etc. are available. JVL with more than 20 years of motion control experience enjoys a reputation for the development of higly specialized integrated motors with industrial ethernet and customized improvements. They work together with their customers and representatives to find an economic, yet technically advanced solution to complicated control applications. JVL's wide selection of quality products for motion control components include: Integrated VAC and VDC Servo motors, Integrated Stepper motors, VAC Servo motor controllers, Motor drivers (Stepper, VAC and VDC), Brakes, Gears, and HMI Modules.

     

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    06 Febbraio 2015
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    JVL - 12-48VDC 400W Integrated Servo Motor is  Available
  • AMK draws the safety card

    AMK draws the safety card

    (pressebox) (Kirchheim/Teck, 09.01.2014) With its new KW-R07 and KW-R17 controller cards, AMK is adding Functional Safety to its line. The TÜV-certified modules enable safe machine concepts up to PLe (ISO 13849-1.2008) and SIL 3 (IEC 62061). This new drive-based safety technology is tailor-made for integration into AMK AMKASYN KE/KW servo converters.The controller cards provide Safe Encoder Monitoring (SEM) and Safe Maximum Speed (SMS) functions for normal operation. In terms of operating modes, AMK offers the following functions: Safe Operating Stop (SOS), Safe Speed Range (SSR), Safely Limited Speed (SLS), Safe Direction (SDI), and Safely Limited Increment (SLI). The following stop functions are also available: STO, SS1 und SS2. These functions are controlled via local safety inputs or via the FSoE safety protocol within an EtherCAT communication. The controller card provides three safe inputs and two safe outputs for connection. Commissioning is carried out with the AIPEX PRO engineering software in which AMK has integrated the certified PMT safe parameter editor. By expanding Functional Safety, AMK is underscoring the trend in the machine and plant construction sector to reduce downtimes by safely monitoring motions. Instead of time-consuming shutdowns for re-equipping or maintenance, production equipment with current safety functions can be restarted and become productive again much more quickly.

    06 Febbraio 2015
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    AMK draws the safety card
  • AMK reduces wiring in half

    AMK reduces wiring in half

    (pressebox) (Kirchheim/Teck, 09.01.2014) Two become one: in the future AMK will also offer its DYNASYN synchronous servo motors in a single-cable version. With this version, the servo specialists from Kircheim/Teck, Germany, are cutting the cabling and installation effort for machine construction practically in half. The new wiring technology is tailor-made for motor feedback systems with Hiperface DSL. This new development combines the voltage supply and the digital encoder signal on one cable. As a result, the encoder cable required up to now, along with its installation, can be eliminated completely. Other advantages of the single-cable wiring technology result from reductions in mass. Having fewer cables expands the options for space-saving machine designs because slimmer cable ducts are possible. The weight reduction also affects mobile cable handlers, in particular, in the form of reduced intrinsic mass, which ultimately leads to lower motor ratings and higher energy efficiency - especially during constant reversing of positioning applications. The new fully-digital Hiperface DSL motor feedback interface is available in the AMKASYN KE/KW central inverter system in conjunction with the KW-R26 controller card. AMK also views this as advanced technology, because it saves space, connectors, and installation effort and also affords more possibilities for machine construction. Besides the digitally modulated feedback signals, the data of other sensors, such as sensors for monitoring winding temperatures, can be transmitted via the feedback protocol. Another advantage: from the vantage point of Functional Safety, Hiperface DSL is certified for applications up to SIL 3 or Performance Level e.

    06 Febbraio 2015
    italia
    AMK reduces wiring in half
  • Higher performance with lower consumption

    Higher performance with lower consumption

    Electronic fuel injection in UAVsSmall and miniature aircraft, also known as UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles), require reliable propulsion systems in order to achieve extended flight times with minimal quantities of fuel. Previously, the only option available for fuel delivery to the engine was a carbu­retor. The latter, however, is not able to provide an optimum fuel mix for all of the various phases of flight. A newly developed miniaturized electronic fuel injection (EFI) system designed specially for small combustion engines now provides the benefits of fuel injection, long enjoyed in larger engines, for small UAVs. The most striking characteristics of this system are higher performance combined with reduced consumption and considerably increased reliability. Microdrives are used to power the fuel pump to ensure the correct pressure in the fuel system. The properties required include high performance density together with low weight and superior reliability. Electronic fuel injection in UAVsSmall and miniature aircraft, also known as UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles), require reliable propulsion systems in order to achieve extended flight times with minimal quantities of fuel. Previously, the only option available for fuel delivery to the engine was a carbu­retor. The latter, however, is not able to provide an optimum fuel mix for all of the various phases of flight. A newly developed miniaturized electronic fuel injection (EFI) system designed specially for small combustion engines now provides the benefits of fuel injection, long enjoyed in larger engines, for small UAVs. The most striking characteristics of this system are higher performance combined with reduced consumption and considerably increased reliability. Microdrives are used to power the fuel pump to ensure the correct pressure in the fuel system. The properties required include high performance density together with low weight and superior reliability.

    27 Gennaio 2015
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    Higher performance with lower consumption
  • 6.5 billion kilometers to the workplace

    6.5 billion kilometers to the workplace

    At the end of May 2014, the Rosetta space probe will swing into an orbit around the comet 67P/Churyumov‐Gerasimenko in order to, after more closely approaching it in August, map its surface and thus prepare for the landing of Philae. On 12th November, this ballistic lander, weighing 100 kg, touched down on the comet and began experiments intended to provide information about its composition. This lander has 14 FAULHABER drive systems which defied the harsh conditions of the 10 year long journey through the vacuum and incredibly low temperatures of space, in order to deliver valuable information on the creation and history of our solar system. 14 FAULHABER Drive System work on board of Philae

    27 Gennaio 2015
    italia
    6.5 billion kilometers to the workplace
  • An almost incredible degree of accuracy

    An almost incredible degree of accuracy

    Exact positioning for astronomy and molecular research.Why is it much warmer one million kilometres away from the sun than on its surface? Even today, we still do not have a definitive answer to this seemingly simple astronomy question. Two satellites, set to go into orbit in 2017 in a formation accurate down to the last millimetre, may be able to help solve the mystery. One satellite will cover the sun, so that the other will be able to observe the hot solar corona undisturbed. In order to install the measuring instruments for this incredible feat of precision, the technicians at the European Space Agency (ESA) are using a hexapod. Manu­factured by SYMETRIE, a high-tech company based in the South of France, the hexapod is powered by motors produced by FAULHABER. During a solar eclipse, it is possible to see the solar corona or aureole surrounding the darkened surface of the sun with the naked eye. Comprised almost entirely of ionised plasma, it extends into space to a distance of up to three solar radii. With a temperature of several million Kelvin, it is so hot that the 5778 Kelvin on the sun's surface almost seem cool in comparison. Up until now, the reason for this enormous difference could not be investigated in detail. On Earth, large parts of its radiation are swallowed up by the atmosphere, while in space, observation is subject to technological limitations: the surface of the sun must be covered so that it does not outshine the corona, however, with the equipment currently available, this means that the part of the solar corona that is close to the sun is also hidden. A hair's breadthFor this reason, the ESA plans, as part of its StarTiger programme, to launch two satellites in 2017 that are set to travel in a unique formation. They will orbit the Earth at a distance of just 150 metres to each other – and at a speed of several kilometres per second, that is truly the proverbial hair's breadth. The shield of one of the satellites is set to cover the sun in such a way that the instruments on the other will be able to capture the radiation of the corona to a degree not previously possible.To facilitate optimum alignment of both satellites as well as the instrumentation on board, the ESA technicians have simulated the conditions of space travel at the Laboratory of Astrophysics in Marseilles, France. A coronagraph, which is set to capture the radiation of the solar corona on the satellite that is in the shade, has been mounted on a BREVA hexapod (a "six-legged" robot) manufactured by SYMETRIE. In each leg, a brushless DC-Micromotor is installed with an integrated encoder. By extending and retracting the legs, the platform mounted on top can be adjusted freely in any direction. Thanks to the outstanding dynamics and power density of FAULHABER drives even in the smallest spaces, as well as the high encoder resolution, even large masses can be positioned quickly, reliably and precisely.A mirror for the next HubbleThanks to this freedom of movement, the ESA technicians have been able to simulate a variety of positions for the "flying machines" in relation to one another. The hexapod is distinguished by a number of features that make it ideal for the task at hand, as SYMETRIE managing director Olivier Lapierre explains: "It performs - under the most limited tolerances - the minimum movements required with exact precision, yet is also extremely rigid and can thus accurately maintain the specified position." A further strength of the product is its sophisticated software that ensures smooth component interaction and allows, for example, any virtual centre of rotation to be specified for the platform, and particularly gentle sequences of movement to be achieved. These features of the SYMETRIE precision hexapods are also in use in other space programmes such as the James Webb Space Telescope, which is set to replace the famous Hubble telescope in 2018, as well as in the GAIA project aimed at mapping the Milky Way. In each of these projects, hexapods are being used to mount optical units. Mr. Lapierre describes a typical task as follows: "The hexapod helps to adjust a mirror in the specified position with submicrometer precision." As is the case with StarTiger, an almost incredible degree of accuracy is required: the Webb telescope should theoretically be able to detect a single candle on one of the moons of Jupiter. The most powerful X-ray beamHowever, the BORA hexapod used for the GAIA project was not originally developed for astronomy, but for the observation of extremely small objects. It originated as part of a collaboration with the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF) in Grenoble, France. The synchrotron in the French Alps accelerates electrons almost up to the speed of light, causes them to collide, and generates the world’s most powerful X-ray beam. It is around ten thousand times more powerful than the output of a medical X-ray device, yet as fine as a human hair. This beam is used to analyse a whole range of samples and materials, from semi-conductor crystal structures through to molecular movements in living cells. "Our hexapods are used at the ESRF to move calibration mirrors and samples into specific positions and to accurately maintain those positions thanks to their excellent stability", explains Olivier Lapierre. Regardless of whether we are looking into the infinity of space or at detailed structures at molecular level, the essential requirements that a positioning hexapod must meet remain the same: maximum manoeuvrability and precision together with absolute stability. Additional specifications may be added, depending on the application. Both for ESA and at the ESRF, a considerable amount of work is performed in a vacuum or cleanroom environment where the equipment must obviously also meet corresponding requirements. Space is also often at a premium, with the result that mini-hexapods are required. The ideal solution for positioning in the smallest of spaces is the BREVA model's little brother, BORA. With a footprint diameter of 212 millimetres, it is also just 145 millimetres tall. Despite these almost minuscule dimensions, it can move a load of up to 10 kilogrammes at a resolution of 0.1 micrometres on its directional axes and of 2 microrads on the rotational axes. "The FAULHABER motors play an essential role in our hexapods", explains Olivier Lapierre. "They offer the best combination of compact sizing and product quality on the market." More information you can find under www.symetrie.fr

    27 Gennaio 2015
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    An almost incredible degree of accuracy
  • A new compact drive with integrated CAN bus control

    A new compact drive with integrated CAN bus control

    From track to track more efficiency in agricultural technology In order to optimize the dosage of the fertiliser or the seeds, KAG has developed a new drive with integrated CAN bus control. Meanwhile, the combination of motor and gearbox with integrated electronics has successfully passed all testing phases. Currently, the pilot series is in the field test. Thus, a KAG DC motor with a universal multi-master field bus system is available for the first time, where the software can be adapted individually for each manufacturer with little effort – and this motor thrills with many other advantages. Today, newest technologies allow an ever faster and more and more efficient work in the agricultural sector. KAG supports this progress with drives that are already established in the international agricultural technology and works with full stretch on innovative developments in order to accelerate work processes and to reduce the energy demand at the same time. Custom-made solution “Our current project is about a gear motor with integrated CAN bus control, which is responsible for the efficient dosing of the seeds in a singe-grain sowing machine”, explains Andreas Schwerdtfeger, graduate engineer and developer at Kählig Antriebstechnik GmbH. “The objective is that the work tool puts the grain of seed on the field to the exact position within a very short time.” This automation process is carried out by evaluation of sensors and by special (motor) software, which communicates with the superordinated “job computers”. “What is special about our new gear motor with i42DC is that the integrated CAN bus control is based on the international standardised protocol EN 50325-4, and that we can integrate customer requests into the software. In this way, besides the custom-made motor (+gear) solution with, for instance, a high IP protection and/or stainless steel shaft, further possibilities for the adaptation to customer requirements are available.” This universal electronics, serving as an interface, can be adapted by means of Software modifications to the customizable control of each manufacturer. Thus, the seed placement on the field becomes significantly more precise, fast and efficient. Simple assembly tanks to Plug and Play “Another big advantage of the electrification in agricultural machinery for this project is, besides the precise approach to each individual seed row, the modular fixation by ‘Plug and Play'”. “The drive can be assembled to the customer’s application directly out of the shipping box: push in the plug and get started! Previous hydraulic motors could contaminate the ground with oil in the event of a fault. In case that an electrical motor should ever fail, a simple exchange is a matter of minutes. Our drives have a very high quality and thus are extremely reliable. We set ourselves apart by the precise manufacturing of individual components, and so we realise a high accuracy of fit of the components, which supports the function of sealing elements and so protects the motor against the penetration of water”, tells Schwerdtfeger. The corrosion resistance, which is already very high (for example, motor housings are not chromed but realised in cathodic dip painting (CDP)) can still be increased by varnishing upon customer request. Features of the Controller Area Network electronics at a glance: CAN and CANopen interface 5 I/O channels Integrated absolute value transmitter Up to 3 configurable analogue inputs Up to 4 configurable digital outputs Up to 3 configurable digital inputs Speed and position control Incremental encoder output with selectable resolution Quadcount pulse input for high-frequency signal Customer-specific firmware Control via bus, analogue or by PWM IP67 option for motor assembly Reverse polarity protection 4-Q operation For further information feel free to contact us: Kählig Antriebstechnik GmbH Pappelweg 4 30179 Hannover phone: +49 511 6 74 93-0 fax: +49 511 6 74 93-67 info@kag-hannover.de PDF-Download: KAG Webnews 0001 Agriculture

    27 Gennaio 2015
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    A new compact drive with integrated CAN bus control
  • FT Series Product Line Expands with New FT45

    FT Series Product Line Expands with New FT45

    Gilbert, AZ. – January 5, 2015 – Curtiss-Wright Corporation (NYSE: CW) today announced the expansion of its Exlar FT Series™ universal electric rod style linear actuator product line with the release of the FT45 model. The FT Series roller screw driven actuators offer high thrust, high speed, and high robustness in a compact form factor, making them an ideal alternative to hydraulic cylinders.  With continuous force rating to 40,000 lbf (178 kN), speed to 60 in/sec (1,500mm/sec) and stroke lengths from 6 inches (150mm) to 8 feet (2,400mm) the FT Series can be applied across a wide range of linear motion applications. The new FT45 has a continuous force rating of 10,000 lbf (44.5 kN), filling the gap between the existing FT35 and FT60 models.  The FT45 features the following key enhancements over the existing FT Series frame size designs, including the largest FT80 model: IP65 (min.) environmental protection standard on all mounting configurations Idler pulley design greatly simplifies motor installation and belt tensioning / maintenance Grease zerk fitting allows re-greasing of nut assembly without having to disassemble the unit Removable front seal bushing design greatly simplifies front seal maintenance / replacement About Exlar Actuation Solutions Exlar is a business group of Curtiss-Wright Sensors & Controls Division.  Exlar designs, manufactures, and sells linear and rotary motion products worldwide.  For general product information contact Exlar Corporation, 18400 West 77th Street, Chanhassen, MN 55317, phone 952-500-6200 or visit our website at www.exlar.com. About Curtiss-Wright Corporation Curtiss-Wright Corporation (NYSE:CW) is a global innovative company that delivers highly engineered, critical function products and services to the commercial, industrial, defense and energy markets.  Building on the heritage of Glenn Curtiss and the Wright brothers, Curtiss-Wright has a long tradition of providing reliable solutions through trusted customer relationships. The company employs approximately 10,000 people worldwide.  For more information, visit www.curtisswright.com.

    26 Gennaio 2015
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    FT Series Product Line Expands with New FT45
  • Linear motor solutions into vacuum

    Linear motor solutions into vacuum

    Linear motor solutions into vacuum A growing amount of high tech applications require vacuum solutions to minimize the risk of unwanted chemical reactions or pollution of the process or surrounding equipment. Motion is one of the main challenges within a vacuum environment. Serviceability, reliability, versatility and outgassing are critical factors in vacuum applications. Linear vacuum rated motors have no moving parts and are frictionless making the motors maintenance free. Additionally Tecnotion’s linear motors can be placed into vacuum as a whole and therefore do not require a feed trough saving costs. Tecnotion´s vacuum rated ironless linear motor is a dedicated and specifically designed coil unit and magnet yoke for use in high vacuum, down to 10-8 mBar , and the lowest achievable outgassing for a series product. Tecnotion currently offers three types of vacuum linear motors 1. Vacuum rated Ironless linear motors for very high and low vacuum requirements. Click here to download the official pressrelease All Tecnotion vacuum rated products are designed, produced, quality inspected and packed in our cleanroom facilities in the Netherlands. 2. Linear Motor Transport system using iron core or ironless motors. 3. Customized linear actuator designed to customer requirements and, if required, the highest specifications available on the market. For more information about Tecnotion's vacuum motors please mail to sales@tecnotion.com.

    26 Gennaio 2015
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    Linear motor solutions into vacuum
  • The All-Purpose linear motor : TL series

    The All-Purpose linear motor : TL series

    The All-Purpose linear motor : TL series The mid-range linear motor of Tecnotion, the TL series are characterized by their excellent ratio between size and performance, which makes the TL very useful in a variety of applications for different industries. Next to the good values regarding the power density of the motors, a general advantage of the TL is the large number of available types. With coil lengths from 146mm up to 468mm, continuous force is covered from 200N to 800N and peak forces from 400N to 1600N. In addition, depending on the requirements, a maximum speed up to 7 m/s can be achieved by choosing the right type of the two coil windings available. Depending on the positioning system used, the TL can be driven in the Submicron Range and has an extremely low attraction force between the coils and the magnets. By default, all engines of the TL- series are equipped with channels for optional water cooling, which makes the TL particularly interesting for thermally demanding applications. Iron Core TL- series In addition, depending on the application, the values of the continuous force increase around 5%. This makes the TL suited for nearly any application, e.g. for the long travel lengths of large digital printers or in AOI applications. But also in water jet cutting and laser cutting systems, the TL has been successfully applied. For more information and specifications about the TL series please mail to sales@tecnotion.com. Click here to download the official pressrelease

    26 Gennaio 2015
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    The All-Purpose linear motor : TL series
  • Product Launch:New Fieldbus interface unit

    Product Launch:New Fieldbus interface unit

    On June 2, 2014, Magnescale (President Toru Fujimori) officially launched the “MG50”, a new Fieldbus interface unit compatible with our Tough Sensor lineup, for open network applications. Our current “Tough Sensor” series digital gauges (released March, 2013) provide high rigidity and high precision, and feature digital tolerance functions with intuitive and simple setup in an extremely slim shape. Since the launch of the “Tough Sensor”, many of our customers have requested the function of transferring measurement data to a PLC and aggregated data to be calculated freely. The “MG50” fieldbus interface unit aggregates measurement data to a PLC, via EtherCAT or CC-Link, with a maximum of 30 connectable gauges (EtherCAT) per transfer unit. By using a function block for each PLC (available soon), basic calculations can be performed such as maximum, minimum, thickness and so on. Furthermore, we launched our new “MT20” interpolator which is used when connecting our “DT” series (general purpose model) gauges to our “MF10” counter module, thus increasing the range of our Tough Sensor lineup.

    DF800S series

    High durability, high resolution
    digital gauge DF800S series

    DT Series

    General Purpose digital gauge
    “DT” Series

    MG50 Series

     

    Data transfer unit “MG50” Series

    System structure

    System structure

    Network Interface Unit (MG50 Series : New)

    MG50-EC Main module for EtherCAT. Maximum connectable length
    measurement unit: 30
    MG50-CL Main module for CC-Link. Maximum connectable length
    measurement unit: 16
    MG51 Distribution module. Maximum cable length: 30m
    MF10-CM Counter module for digital gauge “DF800S” and counter
    module “MG50/51”
    CE34 Connection cable between DF800S and MF10. Maximum cable
    length: 20m
    MT20-01 Interpolator when connecting DT512 series(resolution: 1µm) to
    MF10 series
    MT20-05 Interpolator when connecting DT12/32 series(resolution: 5µm) to
    MF10 series

     

    High durability, High resolution model(DF 800S series: Existing products)

    Feature Extremely slim digital gauge provides high durability and high resolution of 0.1µm and its ball spline construction achieved 92 million strokes.
    DF805SR/DF805SFR Measuring range : 5mm, Straight type/Straight flange type
    DF805SLR/DF805SFLR Measuring range : 5mm, Right-angle type/Right-angle flange type, Protection grade: IP67
    DF812SR/DF812SFR Measuring range  : 12mm, Straight type/Straight flange type
    DF812SLR/DF812SFLR Measuring range : 12mm, Right-angle type/Right-angle flange type, Protection grade: IP67

     

    General purpose model (DT series : Existing product)

    Feature General purpose digital gauge for wide variety of sorting usage
    which do not require high resolution
    DT512N/DT512P Measuring range : 12mm, Accuracy : 6μm, Resolution: 1μm
    Standard type/Drip-proof type
    DT12N/DT12P Measuring range : 12mm, Accuracy : 10μm, Resolution: 5μm
    Standard type/Drip-proof type
    DT32N/DT32P Measuring range : 32mm, Accuracy : 10μm, Resolution: 5μm
    Standard type/Drip-proof type 32mm
    DT32NV/DT32PV Measuring range : 32mm, Accuracy : 10μm, Resolution: 5μm
    Standard type/Drip-proof type 32mm, Pneumatic push

     

    Digital tolerance indicator(MF10-P series : Existing product)

    MF10-P1 Number of Go/NoGo judgment outputs : 2, Number of output
    signal : 2, NPN output type
    MF10-P2 Number of Go/NoGo judgment outputs : 2, Number of output
    signal : 2, PNP output type

    26 Gennaio 2015
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    Product Launch:New Fieldbus interface unit
  • DC‐Micromotors series 3890...CR

    DC‐Micromotors series 3890...CR

    The development of the new 3890…CR series is based on the successful motor concept of the CR DC-Micromotors series with Graphite Commutation from FAULHABER. A very powerful neodymium magnet and particularly high copper content in the winding of its FAULHABER rotor provide the compact drive with an enormous amount of power. For drives in autonomous robot systems, electro-mechanical orthoses and exoskeletons or power tools like the electric loppers, high dynamics and torque in the smallest possible space are central requirements. In addition to the one-of-a-kind power density (rated torque per volume), the high efficiency of the 3890…CR series is also a decisive factor. Thanks to the further development of the commutation system, the motor also achieves high service life values even with extremely heavy loads. The coreless rotor also ensures cogging-free, precise synchronisation with very low energy consumption. In short: the 3890…CR series offers everything required for use in challenging power applications.The new 3890…CR DC-Motors series is available as standard with four nominal voltages: 18 V, 24 V, 36 V and 48 V. A continuous torque of up to 224 mNm is thereby achieved as well. The short-term torque, required for many applications, is much higher. With no-load speeds of just over 5,000 rpm, the motors are optimally tailored to combination with FAULHABER Precision Gearheads. The standard drive can be combined with an IE3-1024 (L) three-channel encoder or optionally with optical encoders from the HEDx series for applications with precise speed controllers or positioning tasks.

    23 Dicembre 2014
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    DC‐Micromotors series 3890...CR
  • Planetary Gearheads series 17/1

    Planetary Gearheads series 17/1

    Thanks to the sturdy construction, FAULHABER metal Planetary Gearheads are ideal for applications which demand the highest torque. The new 17/1 Precision Gearheads are an addition to the FAULHABER gearhead product line in the 16 to 20 mm diameter range and are available with up to five gear speeds with standard reductions of 3.33 : 1 to 1,367 : 1. The 17/1 series, with a diameter of 17 mm, stainless steel housing as well as steel and hard metal Planetary Gearheads and pins, is designed for continuous torque of 550 mNm and short-term loads of up to 800 mNm. Sintered bearings ensure axial shaft clearances under 0.1 mm. With the version with pre-loaded ball bearing, this can be reduced completed to 0 mm if necessary. The operating temperature range is between +100 and –30 °C by default. The gearhead is also available as a low-temperature model for down to –40 °C.

    23 Dicembre 2014
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    Planetary Gearheads series 17/1
  • Motor with EtherCat communication

    Motor with EtherCat communication

    The two companies Dr. Fritz Faulhaber GmbH & Co. KG from Schönaich Germany and Technosoft SA from Neuchâtel Switzerland have combined their skills and knowledge to produce one of the world’s smallest Intelligent Motor’s for speed and position control with EtherCAT communication, which complies with CoE (CAN application protocol over EtherCAT). The motor is based on the highly successful 32....BX4 Brushless DC 4 pole technology Servomotors using the system FAULHABER® ironless stator, a dynamically balanced rotor, resulting in a no cogging output, which is ideal for low inertia loads. The controller is of modular design and compact construction for high reliability and incorporates the iPOS4808 controller which utilises the Technosoft MotionChip™ technology and offers 7 I/Os. The configuration, tuning and local programming of the iPOS drive can easily be done using Technosoft’s powerful graphical platform EasyMotion Studio. The position sensor is absolute single-turn providing 4096 counts per revolution for accurate speed and position control, down to 5 arc minutes. Alongside the EtherCAT version there are two CAN versions. The standard CANopen in accordance to the CiA 301, 305 and 402 profiles and The TMLCAN protocol. TML (Technosoft Motion Language) opens the possibility to use the powerful motion controller, allowing it to operate as an independent intelligent device. As an example, to customise any homing routine to match the application needs. Stand-alone single or multi-axis applications with communication between drives without the need of a CAN master is possible while various types of CAN masters are as well supported with an extended set of Technosoft Motion Control Libraries. This Intelligent Motor has a maximum speed of 6,000 rpm and a stall torque of 97mNM, which is achieved from a motor with a diameter of 32mm and the maximum length of the integrated unit is a mere 92.8mm. The controller is housed in an oblong, which is 46.5mm x 67mm, with a depth of 26mm. There are six families of Faulhaber Gearheads that are available for fitting to the motor, depending on the requirements of the application. An Intelligent Motor can be used in many applications, but it has been developed for medical analysis and dosing machines, pick and place and welding robots, instrumentation and optical equipment, unmanned military vehicles, packaging bottling and labelling machines.

    23 Dicembre 2014
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    Motor with EtherCat communication
  • MCST 3601 drive electronics for stepper motors

    MCST 3601 drive electronics for stepper motors

    Searching the multitude of available programmable motion controllers for a controller that is ideally suited to miniaturised stepper motors with phase currents of sometimes less than 100 mA was once a real challenge. The MCST 3601 series has now emerged from the cooperation between FAULHABER and Trinamic GmbH, the motion controller specialist for stepper motors. This controller is compact and flexible and, above all, is perfectly suited to the whole range of FAULHABER micro stepper motors. The series, which is equipped with a microcontroller and a driver, can precisely regulate phase currents from 10 mA to 1.1 A and, at the same time, can be operated with a supply voltage that can vary between 9 and 36 VDC. Thanks to simple and fast communication with a PC via USB 2.0, all types of movements can be programmed using the available software. The ten inputs and outputs also allow external variables to be taken into consideration. Since the controller is designed as a test electronics system, users can adopt the predefined architecture according to their requirements and integrate the components in the platform of their specific industrial application.Furthermore, the MCST 3601 series can actuate stepper motors in micro stepping mode. In this operating mode, up to 256 micro steps can be programmed per full step. This allows the resolution of the controlled rotary or linear movement to be increased considerably and/or the vibrations caused by the motor to be reduced. This possibility will be welcomed in optics applications in particular as here work is performed at resolutions in the micrometre range.

    22 Dicembre 2014
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    MCST 3601 drive electronics for stepper motors
  • Brushless DC-Servomotor Series 2057...BHS

    Brushless DC-Servomotor Series 2057...BHS

    The new FAULHABER 2057…BHS are designed to address the specific requirements of the medical and dental hand piece markets. The high efficiency slotless design features smooth speed control with a wide continuous duty speed range up to 40000 rpm while remaining cool to the touch. The motors are capable of handling intermittent overload conditions to address highly dynamic motion over shorter cycle times. Low vibration which reduces user fatigue and low audible noise are ideal for long periods of use in sensitive medical and dental patient environments. The new motors come standard with digital hall sensors and analog hall sensor feedback is available on request. This option is ideal to eliminate the need for an additional encoder for slower speed operation for dental implant or endoscopic positioning applications which can also significantly reduce cabling complexity within the handpiece itself. Preloaded ball bearings insure that the motors are able to withstand the radial (22N) and axial loads (75N) in a hand piece. The extremely long service life can be extended even more through the easy replacement of the front bearing.A wide variety of high precision gearheads, high resolution magnetic and optical encoders and drive electronics are available in order to complete the drive system.

    22 Dicembre 2014
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    Brushless DC-Servomotor Series 2057...BHS
  • Brushless DC-Servomotor Series 3274...BP4

    Brushless DC-Servomotor Series 3274...BP4

    In the fight for high performance with minimum weight, FAULHABER with the development of its series3274 BP4 has put a new champion in the ring. The brushless DC servomotor, measuring 32 mm in diameter and 74 mm in length, has a huge continuous torque of 165 mNm. Furthermore, it weighs in at just under 320 g, which is half that of conventional motors with comparable power.The four-pole brushless DC servomotor is ideal for applications in which high power and dynamic start/stop operation with the lowest possible total weight is an important factor, for example in link drives of humanoid robots, electric grippers used in process automation or high-performance traction drives used in inspection robotics. The 3274 BP4 is overload-resistant and operates without wear-prone mechanical commutation. As a result, its operational lifetime is many times longer than that of a conventional DC micromotor. The slope of the motor characteristic curve is just 3 rpm/mNm with a stall torque of 2.7 Nm. The 3274 BP4 can reliably deliver what the application demands even under the harshest ambient conditions, such as at low temperatures or high mechanical loads (e.g. in aerospace applications). This is made possible by, among other things, a robust stainless steel housing and the omission of adhesives which are otherwise usually used for assembly.One particularly interesting feature of this motor series is the high flexibility in its design. The FAULHABER series 3274 BP4 is equipped as standard with digital hall sensors. High-resolution optical and magnetic encoders can be attached simply to the rear multifunction flange. As an option, the motor is also available with analog (linear) hall sensors that can replace an encoder in many application cases. Finally, a large selection of performance-optimised precision gearheads rounds off the complete drive system.

    22 Dicembre 2014
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    Brushless DC-Servomotor Series 3274...BP4
  • Stepper motors series FDM0620

    Stepper motors series FDM0620

    With the new FDM0620 series, FAULHABER presents a stepper motor with minimal size: contained in a housing measuring just 9.7 mm in length and 6 mm in diameter are all components (including the connections) - this motor thereby sets new standards in the area of compact drive systems. With this combination of minimum space requirements and maximum power, reliability and production quality, FAULHABER continues its success story in the field of miniaturised drives and expands its family of stepper motors in the diameter range from 6 to 22 mm with another member. With a holding torque rating of 0.25 mNm and a dynamic torque of up to 0.2 mNm, these stepper motors are predestined for applications in which high power is required in a small space – such as with portable devices. The open-loop operation enables fast and simple implementation, the holding torque rating and the precise angular accuracy make this product the ideal solution for applications with high requirements on angular and linear positioning, particularly in optics, photonics and medical technology.The innovative and patented flex PCB system is suitable both for LIF plugs with grid dimensions of 0.5 and 1.0 mm as well as for wiring via lead wires. A wide selection of metric lead screws for linear movements as well as a planetary gearhead with various reduction ratios round out the configuration options of the FDM0620 series.On request, numerous other modifications are available with which the motors can withstand special mechanical loads or environmental influences (e.g., low temperatures or vacuum). This makes the FDM0620 series a flexible solution for a wide range of application areas.Ideal for positioning tasksDynamic torque to 0.2 mNmSpeed to 20,000 rpmOperating temperature range: -35 to +70°C (in the standard version)Long service lifeCan be combined perfectly with gearheads or lead screws

    22 Dicembre 2014
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    Stepper motors series FDM0620
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