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Live Webinar: Designing an Optimal Rotary Motion Joint for Robotics & Factory Automation

 

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Register now to watch this webinar live or anytime after July 29, 2014.

Harmonic Drive® gearing is a dominant technology used in precision rotary motion applications in the field of robotics and factory automation as well as other industries such as machine tool, semiconductor, and medical equipment.   Basic principles and technical considerations will be reviewed leading to a discussion of rotary actuator joint design optimized for the application requirements while minimizing size & weight.

Webinar Content to Include:
-Overview of Harmonic Drive gearing principles and operation
-Technical considerations of joint performance
-Application design examples
-Design enhancements and customization

Title: Designing an Optimal Rotary Motion Joint for Robotics and Factory Automation
Date: Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT
Presenter: Bob Mullins, VP of Sales, Harmonic Drive LLC

 

Tags:  Harmonic Drive, Electromate, Strain Wave Gearing, Rotary Motion, Automation, Motion Control, Webinar, HD, Robotics, Factory Automation

 

 

Pre-recorded Webinar. Round vs Square: Linear Guide Rail Basics

Pre-recorded Webinar by Thomson Linear Motion.  67minutes

What is the difference between Round Rail and Square Rail? How do you know which one is more appropriate for a given application? How do you size them? Learn the basics of Linear Guide technology and how to size them for your next application. Get a guided tour through the new online Linear Guide Component Tool.

Why Round Rail?
Typical Applications

Why Profile Rail?
Typical Applications

Design Tree
Basic Parameters
Application Requirements
Optional Features

Sizing and Selection
60 Case Tool
New Linear Guide Component Tool
Custom Configuration

Click on the link below to watch the Webinar.

https://thomsonlinear.webex.com/ec0701l/eventcenter/recording/recordAction.do?theAction=poprecord&AT=pb&internalRecordTicket=00000001c73766d8b2d4151ca22423484c3d95db501fc797f6c5925af1e34d96a0f5db6c&isurlact=true&renewticket=0&recordID=10619642&apiname=lsr.php&needFilter=false&format=short&&SP=EC&rID=10619642&RCID=2aa9319198775a2fe2a60e819755b07d&siteurl=thomsonlinear&actappname=ec0701l&actname=%2Feventcenter%2Fframe%2Fg.do&rnd=3819296433&entactname=%2FnbrRecordingURL.do&entappname=url0201l

tags:  round linear bearings, square linear bearings, Thomson, round rail, square rail, Electromate, profile rail

New ‘AC Motor Basics’ 4 Minute Video from Groschopp

New 4min YouTube Video

Understanding the characteristics of AC motors allows engineers select the motor best suited to their application.   Click on the link below to view this new video from Groschopp.

Information on Groschopp’s family of AC motors and gearmotors can be viewed at the link below-

http://www.electromate.com/products/?partner=1210613528

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:  Groschopp, Electromate, PMDC, PMDC Motor, AC Motor, DC Motor, AC Gearmotor, DC Gearmotor, Right Angle Gearmotor, Fractional HP Motor, Fractional HP Gearmotor

IP Ratings & the Manufacturing Environment: How to apply linear actuators for quality, safety and long service life

A New White Paper from Tolomatic.

IP Ratings & the Manufacturing Environment:   How to apply linear actuators for quality, safety and long service life.

Click on the link below to download this White Paper.

http://mail.tolomatic.com/archives/pdfs/9900-9207_00-IP-Environments.pdf

 

Tags:  IP Rating, Linear Actuator, Electric Linear Actuator, Linear Positioner, Rodless Cylinder, Rod Style Cylinder

Tech Tips: The Importance of Duty Cycle

Groschopp Tech Tips.  YouTube Video  2min 39sec

This quick guide offers insight into the importance of duty cycle for optimal operation of fractional horsepower motors and gearmotors.  Understanding duty cycle allows engineers to select the motor best suited to their application.

Information on Groschopp’s family of PMDC motors and gearmotors can be viewed at the link below-

http://www.electromate.com/products/?partner=1210613528

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:  Groschopp, Electromate, Duty Cycle, PMDC, PMDC Motor, AC Motor, DC Motor, AC Gearmotor, DC Gearmotor, Right Angle Gearmotor, Fractional HP Motor, Fractional HP Gearmotor

Motion Control for Newbies

Motion Control For Newbies
Check out the latest publication from the maxon academy, Motion Control for Newbies, a practical introduction to motion control.  132 pages.

The basic approach of this textbook, like many, is a practical and experimental one; however, it is reversed from most.  Instead of first explaining the theory of motion control and then applying it to specific examples, here we will start with hands-on experimenting on a real maxon EPOS2 P positioning control system by means of the EPOS Studio software and explain all the relevant motion control principles/features as they appear on the journey.  Therefore, the text contains mainly the exercises and practical work to do.  Background information can be found in the colored boxes.

This is primarily a textbook about motion control and not about programming a PLC. Therefore, the programming part should be considered as an introduction on how to program the motion control aspects.  It is not a full PLC programming course.

Motion control is mechatronics.  It is the combination of mechanics and electronics, of actuators (motors) and sensors all controlled by software.  In this textbook, we identify and define the role, behavior and mutual interaction of the different elements of a motion control system.  However, we need to know the basic internal construction and working principles of the elements only to a limited extent, but rather look at them as a black box.  Given a certain input, what comes out of the box?  How is this output generated and which parameter can be used to influence the output?  For instance, we will not explain how feed forward control must be implemented, but we will explain the basic idea of it and how the parameters will look during axis tuning… click on the link below to download the complete textbook.

http://www.maxonmotorusa.com/medias/sys_master/8812127617054/Motion-Control-for-Newbies.pdf

More information on the minimotors from Maxon Motor AG can be viewed at-

http://www.electromate.com/products/?partner=1072297493

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, Mini Motor, Servo Motor, BLDC Motor, Brushless Motor, EPOS2, Motion Control, Automation, Motor Control, Textbook, motors

 

3 minute video: Understanding the Theory and Operation of Harmonic Drive Strain Wave Gearing

YouTube Video.  3:13 duration

Harmonic Drive LLC offers precision motion control products.  They utilize zero backlash Harmonic Drive™ strain wave gearing as the core technology to achieve accurate and smooth motion.   This short 3 minute video, narrated by  Doug Olson, President and CEO at Harmonic Drive, explains the theory & operation of strain wave gearing.

Harmonic Drive, LLC. offer’s the machine and motion control design engineer the widest choice of harmonic drive gearing products.  Multiple manufacturing facilities in The United States, Japan and Germany maintain the high quality, precision and reliability standards required by the industry.

Click on the image below to view this video.

More information on the Zero Backlash Gearing Products from Harmonic Drive can be viewed at-

http://www.electromate.com/products/?partner=1148322722

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:  Harmonic Drive, Robot, Harmonic Drive Gears, Actuators, Gearhead, Harmonic Drive Actuator, Harmonic Drive Gearing, Electromate, Strain Wave Gearing, Flex Spine, Circular Spine, Wave Generator

 

Recorded Webinar: The Evolution of Ethernet in Motion and I/O Control

YouTube Video  57 minutes

In case you missed the May 13th Galil Motion Control Webinar -The Evolution of Ethernet in Motion and I/O Control, a recorded version can be viewed at the following link-

This webinar focuses on the evolution of Ethernet-based motion control and why Ethernet is the protocol of choice for industrial and automation applications.  The webinar discusses the differences of Ethernet in a distributed vs centralized architecture as well as the trade off in performance.  Topics include deterministic and non-deterministic Ethernet communication protocols and what applications they are best suited for.

 

Tags:  Webinar, Galil, Galil Motion Control, Electromate, Ethernet, Motion Control, Machine Control, Motor Control, I/O Control

 

 

 

How To Splice a Shielded Cable – A Short Video


In this brief video, we run through some tips on splicing a shielded cable to help reduce the introduction of noise into your servo system.

Click on the link below to view this 4.5 minute video.

 

Tags:  Shielded Cable, Product Video, Kollmorgen, Electromate, Splicing Shielded Cable

 

 

Live Webinar on May 13: The Evolution of Ethernet in Motion Control


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