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90 Second Video on Maxon’s New ESCON 50/4 EC-S Servo Controller

Maxon ESCON 50/4 Video

This powerful OEM plug-in servo controller module is designed for DC brushless motors up to 200 watts.  Click on the image above to view this video.

Click on the link below for more information on the ESCON servo amplifiers from Maxon-

http://www.electromate.com/products/?keyword=ESCON&d=105450

For more information, please contact:

EDITORIAL CONTACT:

Warren Osak
sales@electromate.com
Toll Free Phone:   877-737-8698
Toll Free Fax:       877-737-8699
www.electromate.com

Tags:  Maxon, Maxon Motor, Electromate, ESCON, Video, ESCON 50/4, Speed Controller, Servo Amplifier

Automation and Food Safety Webinar: IP69K Products to meet new FDA FSMA standards.

New YouTube Video-   54:01 min.  

Automation and Food Safety Webinar

Automation and Food Safety Webinar

View our on-demand Webinar anytime!

 

 

You can watch a recording of this webinar and previously recorded webinars on our YouTube channel:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLrKivfJ0mSQlLyxYe3Q8_6eZaWP7Ket2V

Tags:  IP69K, FDA, FSMA, Automation, Electric Actuator, Linear Actuator, Stainless Steel Motor, Servo Motor, Stainless Steel Gearbox, Planetary Gearbox, Tolomatic, Kollmorgen, Micron Gearbox

Electromate Launches BlackBerry App for the Motion Control User

Tech-laden Free App is a ‘must-have’ technical resource for any novice or experienced engineer who uses Motion Control Products in their Industrial Automation machinery.


Released January 6th, 2014 this BlackBerry App features Robotic and Mechatronic Technical Training Information, Tutorial Video’s, Webinar’s, Sizing Software, White Papers, Application Notes, etc.

The App supports BlackBerry 10, BlackBerry OS7 and BlackBerry Playbook operating systems.

This Free App is available for download from BlackBerry World or at the following link.
http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/45013887/?lang=en&countrycode=US

App Includes:

  • Latest Technical Training Video’s
  • Sizing Software
  • Formulae Handbooks
  • Pre-recorded Webinars
  • Technical Notes & Whitepapers
  • Glossary
  • Feature Articles
  • Catalog Center
  • News & Events

For more information, please contact:

EDITORIAL CONTACT:

Warren Osak
sales@electromate.com
Toll Free Phone:   877-737-8698
Toll Free Fax:       877-737-8699
www.electromate.com

Tags:  BlackBerry App, Electromate, Robotic and Mechatronic Technical Training, Tutorial Video’s, Webinar’s, Sizing Software, White Papers, Application Notes

Large Scale Automated Sorting Gantry System

Macron Moment: First large-scale, wireless infrared signaling gantry system

Click to see Macron’s first large scale gantry in action.

Year: 1999

Application: Pick and place package sorting

Industry: Packaging automation & material handling

Problem: A client required an in-house automated sorting and packaging system to fulfill shipping orders for prescription contact lenses. The linear robotic system needed to be capable of filling 1,700 dispensary compartment locations with totes from a dispenser locator, with speed and accuracy. The large system needed to be structurally sound and fit within the packaging warehouse, and since the machine would be constantly running, the client required a system with high repeatability and reliability.

Solution: To meet the client’s specific motion requirements, Macron developed a custom, large-scale crane assembly mounted with gantry systems, led with wireless infrared signaling. The structure was 167’ long, 13’ wide, and 18’ tall, configured with two 83’ dual x-axis gantries constructed of MSA-14S actuators. To provide a full range of motion, each gantry was additionally equipped with two independent Y/Z axes, constructed with Macron MSA-14S and MSA-14Z actuators, powered by Yaskawa motors.

Macron’s large-scale sorting system was 167′ x 13′ x 18′

The client initially approached Macron Dynamics with a system plan in hand, a complex horizontally designed system consisting of many individual mechanisms to operate a complicated sorting unit and logic program. Pairing innovation with Macron products’ modular capabilities, engineers suggested a simpler design to effectively fulfill the client’s requirements.

The Macron solution entailed building a vertical system with 2 dual x-axis gantries, reducing mechanisms and providing a less complex sorting logic. To complete the comprehensive sorting linear robot, Macron developed a gripping mechanism attached to the gantry systems’ Z-axes, designed to grab the totes, and carry them to their correct dispensary compartment.

Due to the large nature of the linear robotic system, Macron Dynamics integrated bus bars into the gantry system to supply power to the linear robot’s controller panel while avoiding the difficulty of controlling and managing cables and airlines.

To control the motion and navigational function of the gripper, Macron Dynamics used infrared receiver transmitter technology provided by a distributor partner, serving to guide the gripper and gantries to their precise sorting locations. The new wireless infrared signaling system provided controlled routing of the Y/Z gantries, allowing the system to successfully automate the constant pick and place sorting of boxes and totes to their various dispensary compartments.

System benefits:

Macron’s custom vertical gantry design provided the client with a less complex solution than fit within the spatial constraints of the client’s warehouse. Total travel distance for the large-scale system consisted of 83 feet for each X-axis, 13 feet for the Y-axes, and 4 feet for Z-axes.

Macron large-scale sorting gantry

Bus bars supplied power to the control panel, while infrared receiver transmitter technology guided the gripper and gantries to their precise sorting locations

Constructed of Macron 14 actuators, the system had X-axis repeatability of +/- .003 in, Y-axis repeatability of +/- .001, and Z-axis repeatability of +/- .002 in. This repeatability provided an extremely accurate and reliable system to sort and distribute totes to individual compartments in a large assortment of 1,700 dispensary slots. Travel times met the client’s need for quick sorting and dispensing, with X-axis and Y-axis travel speeds of 2-3 m/sec, and a Z-axis travel speed of 1 m/sec.

Macron’s belt-driven linear robotic solution provided the client with a faster, economical alternative to a robotic arm assembly. The gantry structure consisted of 20 axes, simultaneously running to provide multiple sorting functions at once. Since the system contained 2 concurrently running gantries, the sorting machine never had down time. Even in the event that one gantry would be down for maintenance, the other gantry would still provide order fulfillment.

The X/Y/Z gantry system was able to detect depleted containers ready for refill, and would automatically deliver empty totes to the refill side of the machine. This reliable detection allowed for a constant replenishment of totes, supporting the need for an automatic, continuous sorting flow.

Click here to see a video of Macron’s first large-scale gantry in action.

More information on the complete Macron Dynamics Product Line can be viewed at

http://www.electromate.com/products/?partner=1031080155

For more information, please contact:

EDITORIAL CONTACT:

Warren Osak
sales@electromate.com
Toll Free Phone:   877-737-8698
Toll Free Fax:       877-737-8699
www.electromate.com

New YouTube Video: Underwater Linear Shaft Motor, Harsh Environments

The Linear Shaft Motor is an ideal solution for harsh or washdown environments.  In this video you can see the linear servo running without issue completely submerged in water.  This design has an IP69K rating.

Click on the link below to view this YouTube Video, or click on  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YzjKURxm7FI&list=PL3B9D70CB9E72F31D

Nippon Underwater Linear Shaft Motor Video

Nippon Underwater Linear Shaft Motor Video

Please note, this is NOT a pneumatic cylinder/linear motor.  This is an electric servomotor.  The power and feedback cables can be seen in the video (green and orange).  On our channel you can also see the Linear Shaft Motor working with iron filings on the magnetic shaft, without any loss of rated force or
efficiency.

More information on the Linear Shaft Motors from Nippon Pulse can be viewed at-

http://www.electromate.com/products/?keyword=linear+shaft+motor&d=105293

For more information, please contact:

EDITORIAL CONTACT:
Warren Osak
sales@electromate.com
Toll Free Phone:   877-737-8698
Toll Free Fax:       877-737-8699
www.electromate.com

Join the New LinkedIn Group ‘Motion Control Fundamentals’

Motion Control Fundamentals LinkedIn Group

Motion Control Fundamentals LinkedIn Group

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

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

Click on the link below to join now.

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

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

LEGO Harmonic Drive

LEGO Harmonic Drive

LEGO Harmonic Drive

Check out this cool 1 minute YouTube Video on the operation of a Harmonic Drive Gearset, based on the following parameters-
>reduction ratio =1:16
>flex spline 32T
>circular spline 34T

Click on the link below.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZSSH-YfKg6I

Be one of the 250,000 people that have viewed it so far.

ESCON Servo Drive Video Tutorials

ESCON servo controllers from Maxon Motor AG are small-sized, powerful 4-quadrant PWM servo controller for the highly efficient control of permanent magnet activated DC motors.  The featured operating modes – speed control (closed loop), speed control (open loop), and current control – meet the highest requirements for the Industrial Automation market.  The ESCON servo controllers are designed being  commanded by an analog set value and features extensive analog and digital I/O functionality and are being configured via USB interface using the graphical user interface “ESCON Studio” for Windows PCs.

ESCON Studio YouTube Videos

ESCON Studio YouTube Videos

Maxon have recently released a series of ESCON Drive Video Tutorials on YouTube, which can be viewed at the link below-

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLmklAQtFT_ZJzWOa9O6507qA0NiSU8hzN

Click on the link below for more information on the ESCON servo amplifiers from Maxon-

http://www.electromate.com/products/?keyword=ESCON&d=105450

For more information, please contact:

EDITORIAL CONTACT:

Warren Osak
sales@electromate.com
Toll Free Phone:   877-737-8698
Toll Free Fax:       877-737-8699
www.electromate.com

Extra Long Macron 14 Actuator

Just to illustrate how Macron “goes the distance” for our customers…   This video shows a Mac Built, Macron 14 actuator, 150 feet long, but still not the longest one we’ve ever built.  For the record, that one was a whopping 225 feet long!

Macron 150ft long actuator video

Macron 150ft long actuator video

Macron actuators are furnished to your specifications, and are custom built to any length up to 76.2 meters (250 feet).  Designed for high speed motion in one, two and three axis applications, multiple actuators can also be shipped preassembled for multi-axis and gantry systems.  Macron actuators are constructed to be:

  • Reliable – Virtually Maintenance Free
  • Versatile – Swift, Smooth Motion in Simple or Complex Dynamic Systems
  • Fast – Speeds to 400 Inches Per Second
  • Capable – From Light Loads to Heavy Payload Capabilities up to 4,000 lbs
  • Precise – Repeatability to +/- 0.001 – Linear Accuracy to +/- 0.003
  • All Macron actuators come with a Lifetime Warranty

Click on the link below to view the details on the Macron 14 Actuator-

http://www.electromate.com/products/series.php?&series_id=100239

More information on the complete Macron Dynamics Product Line can be viewed at

http://www.electromate.com/products/?partner=1031080155

For more information, please contact:

EDITORIAL CONTACT:

Warren Osak
sales@electromate.com
Toll Free Phone:   877-737-8698
Toll Free Fax:       877-737-8699
www.electromate.com

Video: Two Minutes of Motion Series- Hall Effect Devices

Published on Nov 26, 2012  by Kollmorgen

Kollmorgen Video- Hall Effect Devices

Kollmorgen Video- Hall Effect Devices

In this Two Minutes of Motion video we explore one of the simplest feedback devices, the Hall effect.   Take a journey and discover how this simple device is used to help control motion in servo systems.

More information on Kollmorgen’s Product Family can be viewed at-

http://www.electromate.com/products/?partner=1031080116

For more information, please contact:

EDITORIAL CONTACT:

Warren Osak
sales@electromate.com
Toll Free Phone:   877-737-8698
Toll Free Fax:       877-737-8699
www.electromate.com


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