Reinventing the way packages move

One of the latest advances in automated conveyance involves reinventing the way packages moved from point A to point B. The Intralox patented Activated Roller Belt (ARB) equipment brings the benefits of modular plastic belting to conveyance applications to enable greater flexibility, higher throughputs, reduced footprint, and simpler control. To maintain control and increase the

Lin Engineering Partners with CUI to Release a Highly Efficient and Reliable Stepper Motor and Encoder Combo

CUI Inc announced a partnership with Lin Engineering, a manufacturer of stepper motors, to integrate CUI’s innovative AMT encoder technology with Lin’s latest, high performance motor series. Lin Engineering’s G3718V series is a NEMA 17 sized motor with a length of 0.90 inches (22.86 mm) that can produce up to 50% more torque than motors

PKP Series standard 2-phase 1.8° and 0.9° stepper motor with electromagnetic brake from Oriental Motor

Leading the stepper motor market, now with power-off activated electromagnetic brakes. Oriental Motor is pleased to introduce our new 1.8° and 0.9° PKP Series 2-Phase stepper motor, the leading stepper motor in the market, now preassembled with new Oriental Motor’s Original Electromagnetic Brake. The new PKP Series stepper motors are now available with built-in power-off

Motor control: Steppers, Brushless DC motors and permanent magnet DC motors

by Chris Francis Electric motors are everywhere. For example, whereas in the past a car would have had only one electric motor – for starting – (and if you go back far enough, not even that), now they have dozens of them. They control windows, mirrors, ventilation flaps and engine functions. Even power steering is

Cooler operation stepper motor from Lin Engineering increases efficiency, lowers operating cost

Lin Engineering introduced the G4518 Cool Operating Stepper Motor. The G4518 is designed to run up to 30% cooler than conventional motor of similar specifications. Low heat generation makes this motor ideal for applications where heat is a concern. Cooler operation also increases efficiency, which lowers operating costs. The G4518 is a NEMA 17 sized

Step motor control ensures accurate scanning

Even the highest quality metrology equipment can’t truly shine without a motion controller that functions with the same level of precision. H2Optx’s mPAT LAB multiplexed Raman and Optical microscope system needed a motion control platform that was easy to use and would allow quick integration during the prototyping stage of the design cycle. H2Optx Inc.

Oriental Motor’s 0.36° battery-free, absolute sensor equipped motor and driver package

Oriental Motor USA has introduced its latest technology for advanced positioning applications, the AZ Series 0.36° Battery-Free, Absolute Sensor Equipped Motor and Driver package. The AZ Series offers closed loop control, substantially reduces heat generation from the motor and incorporates a newly developed Absolute Sensor for absolute-type positioning. The new Absolute Sensor operates autonomously, without

Conveyor helps streamline small part handling manufacturing

Butt splices aren’t the easiest things in the world to handle. The small, circular component designed to join two ends, or butts, of two objects together without overlapping, have been known to slip through fingers when inserting a wire connector while trying to crimp it. The process of manufacturing butt splices can be challenging as

E5618 Xtreme torque stepper motor with enhanced technology

Lin Engineering is pleased to release the new Xtreme Torque E5618 Stepper Motor with Enhanced Technology. The E5618 has been designed to reduce stalling, skipped steps, and provide efficient torque to keep your application continuously running smoothly. This new enhanced design allows you to stay within the same frame size and still take advantage of

Johnson Electric Launches Automotive HVAC Actuators

Johnson Electric announced an actuator platform for automotive HVAC air flow control. The Saia-Burgess™ HVAC platform offers the industry’s widest speed and torque range in DC and Stepper motor options. These actuator platforms are designed for the main HVAC functions, such as Air Inlet, Airflow distribution and Airflow mix. The Saia-Burgess HVAC actuators meet the

NEW! – 0.72° Stepper Motor and Driver Packages

The new RKII Series offers greater performance and features with a great low price. The New RKII Series is an ideal and affordable solution for demanding requirements and is available with a built-in controller (stored data) type driver or pulse input type driver, for the same price. The RKII Series utilizes our new motor technology,

Stepper Motors: Inside and Out

Live webinar was Oct. 9, 2013.  In this presentation, Lin Engineering will cover common stepper motor applications, issues that can arise within those applications, and stepper modifications that can help resolve those problems. Stepper motors are used in a multitude of applications in many different industries. Steppers can be applied to printers, robotics, security cameras,

Bosch Rexroth to showcase semiconductor production at SEMICON West 2013

Bosch Rexroth will share its automation technology portfolio and expertise for semiconductor manufacturing and printed electronics at SEMICON West 2013, July 9-11 at Moscone Center in San Francisco. The drive and control company will be exhibiting in booth 1919 in the South Hall. Rexroth will exhibit several advanced drive and control systems, including its compact

Applying Stepper Motors: Application Questions You Must Answer & Things to Watch Out For

This webinar reviews some of the basic parameters necessary to properly select and apply stepper motor technology to motion applications. Topics included in this discussion review basic stepper speed-torque behavior including the stepper over-voltage ratio, a stepper in constant current operation vs. a stepper in voltage drive region, thermal ratings, the impact of winding changes on

Applied Motion Products Expands Line of Integrated Steppers

Applied Motion Products, Inc. announces the STM17R and STM23R drive+motors, the newest members of its line of integrated steppers. The STM17R integrates a NEMA 17 step motor and a microstepping drive into a single device, offering savings on space, wiring and cost over conventional motor and drive solutions. The STM23R does the same with a

Quieter Stepper Drives Boost Motor Performance

By Thomas Hart, President, Testra Corporation, Tempe, Ariz. Reprint Info >> “SoftStep” microstepping technology removes the noise and vibration problems from stepper motors. Stepper motors continue to be one of the most common motor technologies used in many industrial applications, ranging from electronic printers and disk drives to aircraft controls and many CNC and automation

Tiny 2-phase Step Motor

According to the manufacturer, this is the industry’s smallest 2-phase bipolar step motor. Its frame is 0.55 in. and it weighs 1 oz. Its holding torque is 0.92 oz-in. This F2 2-Phase step motor features a step angle of 1.8 degree/step and its rated current is 0.3A/phase. Single and double shaft models are available. It

Get Your Motor Running

Reprint Info >> Motor manufacturers continue to innovate, keeping up with new challenges in motion control. Motors have been around for a long time. The ones most people are used to seeing are probably the typical fat cylindrical AC synchronous motors that do a lot of industry’s heavy lifting. But as anybody who designs motion

Advantages of Soft Start Motor Control

Soft starters for AC motors offer many benefits, with the most significant being a reduction of mechanical stresses on the motor and shaft as well as other components in a system, thereby extending equipment life. They also contribute to smarter use of power and less inrush current, which can minimize penalties from utility companies. An

FMC32 Controller Board from Nippon Pulse

Nippon Pulse has announced the release of its newest motion control product, the FMC32 control board for control of 2-phase bipolar stepper motors. The FMC32 is a compact controller with an integrated driver and is equipped with the LSI PCD2112 chip for controlling a serial bus. Designed with a built-in CPU, the FMC32 is able

HM Series Hybrid Step Motors from Portescap

Portescap introduces HM series hybrid stepper motors. HM series motors are available in 42mm and 57mm frame sizes with short stack, one stack and two stack design in each frame size. Windings can be customized to satisfy specific application requirements at no extra cost. HM series motors include optional encoder mounting features, and their ability

AMCI Enhances Industrial Ethernet Stepper Indexer/Drives

Advanced Micro Controls Inc. (AMCI) has enhanced its industrial Ethernet stepper indexer/drives to include Modbus TCP connectivity. This additional protocol greatly extends the potential of AMCI’s SD31045E & SD17060E in PLC-controlled applications. The powerful (4.5 & 6.0 Amp RMS) AC line powered stepper motor controller/drivers eliminate the need for a plug-in card, and are easily

IDEA™ Stepper Motor Drive Module with RS-485 Communication Protocol

The IDEA stepper motor drive platform now has the capability of communication using an RS-485 data protocol. The RS-485 protocol overcomes the limitations of other drive communication methods making the RS-485 IDEA drive module perfect for industrial applications. The main advantage of using the RS-485 protocol, especially for industrial equipment such as stepper drives, industrial

Yaskawa Releases the Junma AC Servo

The Drives & Motion Division of Yaskawa America, Inc. introduces the Junma AC Servo, a new servo technology providing a superior alternative to traditional stepper technology at a comparable price. This totally new plug and play design concept requires no parameter settings or gain adjustments. Simply connect and go. Attain optimum servo performance without time

Spring Applied Brakes for Servo & Stepper Motors announces the release of the FSBR series of Reverse Mounted Spring Applied Brakes from Inertia Dynamics of New Hartford, CT, designed to conquer the most demanding of brake applications. Inertia Dynamics type FSBR brakes are designed for applications requiring minimum space (short axial length) or on motors with short shaft extensions. When mounted, the