Irwin, PA – Parker's Electromechanical Automation
Division announced the
latest additions to its family of Trilogy I-Force positioners. Built
around the 110 model of Trilogy's I-Force ironless motors, the T1D and T1S
include everything needed for motion except the drive and controller.
The principal design goal for these ready-to-run positioners is to achieve
high performance at an economical cost while preserving the design
flexibility to accommodate customization. Trilogy's positioners have
selectable single- or dual-square rail bearings to match the performance
and cost requirements for each application. In addition, they are designed
to connect together using transition plates for XY or multi-axis
configurations. Options include a variety of cable management systems,
optical or magnetic encoders and drive connectorization.
Parker says the Trilogy positioners are well suited for applications in lab automation, medical, printing,
lightweight scanning/sorting, microscopy and light assembly markets. They
can be used with Parker Compax3, Aries, Gemini and ViX drives and are also
compatible with most third-party drives (except Yaskawa).
Key product standard features include:
• I-Force ironless linear motor design for maximum efficiency, patented, RE34674
110 Series motor.
• Aluminum base, selectable thickness for rigidity and stiffness requirements
• Peak forces in two sizes to 46 lbs (203 N); continuous forces to 10lbs (45 N)
• High-quality bearings for maximum life, load and speed.
• Travel lengths to 33.6 inches (853.44 mm) in 2.4 inches (60.96 mm) increments
• Speeds to 180 inches per second (4.5 meters/sec)
• Accelerations to 6g's
• Over travel limits and home sensor
• Internal thermal cutout switch protects coil
• Magnetic encoders for industrial environments or optical encoders with resolutions down to 0.1um (0.000 04″)
• Multiple carriages
• Flying leads or connector box with cables compatible with Parker's Compax3, Gemini, ViX, and Aries drives
include a variety of encoder resolutions, cable tracks, Z-axis
counterbalances, multi-axis transition kits and laser alignment options
The four main elements of the positioner are the linear motor, linear
bearings, linear encoder and mechanics (base, carriage plates, bumpers,
brackets and cable track). Parker Trilogy positioners use ground steel or
aluminum bases for flatness and parallelism.
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