Posts Tagged 'Automation'

Focus on Fundamentals – How to Select Drives for Robotic Applications

maxon motors would like to take this opportunity to announce that we will be sponsoring three FREE 45 minute online classes with interactive chat sessions on How to Select Drives for Robotic Applications presented by Dr. Urs Kafader, author of: The selection of high-precision microdrives.

At maxon motor we understand that selecting the right drive technology is crucial in any application.  These three short classes will provide a review of general requirements for drive selection. Learn More and Register Today!  Classes begin on April 29th.

  • April 29th – A Systematic Approach to Drive Selection
  • April 30th – DC Motor Data Sheets & Selection Rules
  • May 1st     – Multi-Axis Control Architectures


Tags:  Maxon, Maxon Motor AG, Servo Motor, Servo Drive, Motion Control, robot, robotics, webinar, Automation, Motion Control Systems

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:

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

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

Join us for a Webinar on March 26, 2014 at 11:00AM EST
Register to watch this webinar live or anytime after March 26, 2014.
This webinar will include a general discussion on IP69K and USDA Approval
of Automation Products for the Food & Beverage, Pharma and Food Processing
Industries.  The webinar will cover the following discussion topics:
•   What is FSMA –Food Safety Modernization Act
•   IP69K Protection Rating Explained
•   USDA Approval Standard Explained
•   Important Considerations When Selecting Actuators for the Food and
Beverage Industry
•   Installation Requirements to Conform with USDA Accepted Equipment
•   Construction of Actuators for IP69K Approval
•   Value Proposition of Electric vs. Pneumatic including Total Cost of
Ownership Calculation
•   Hygienic Machine design standards
•   End User Purchase drivers for Hygienic Machinery
•   Powertrain section for Hygienic Machinery – overview of Kollmorgen
AKMH  servo motors
•   Planetary Gearhead solutions for the food and beverage market
•   Important Considerations When Selecting Gearboxes for the Food and
Beverage Industry
•   Construction of Gearboxes for IP69K Approval
Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST

Presenters: Aaron Dietrich, Tolomatic.  Bill Sutton, Kollmorgen.  Howard Horn,
Micron Gearbox

If you’re too busy to attend live, register anyways and we’ll send you a recording
of the webinar you  can watch when it’s  convenient for you. You can also watch
previously recorded webinars on our YouTube channel.


New High-torque, high-performance brushless servomotors from ElectroCraft

The RapidPower Plus Series of high-torque, high-performance NEMA 23 frame brushless servomotors from ElectroCraft Inc. are designed for higher-precision applications.  The low-vibration BLDC motors use M-8 ceramic and rare-earth neodymium magnets, to provide quick acceleration and consistent speed (up to 15,000 rpm).  Sealed ball bearings and reduced torque ripple from skewed magetization also ensure a smooth operation at any speed.

ElectroCraft RPP23 Servo Motor

ElectroCraft RPP23 Servo Motor

These high performance brushless servo motor incorporate the latest electro-magnetic components creating high continuous torques with low inertia for rapid acceleration.   They are available with hall-effect commutation or encoder feedback and a variety of connection options.

Features include:

  • Construction and TENV enclosure design let it handle challenging environments as well as applications where high speed, accuracy and durability are essential
  • Myriad of windings, shaft configurations, and encoder options
  • Peak Torque: to 550 in-oz or 390 Ncm
  • Cost-effective
  • Short-delivery

More information on the NEMA 23 RapidPower Plus Servo Motor Series from ElectroCraft can be viewed at-

For more information, please contact:


Warren Osak
Toll Free Phone:   877-737-8698
Toll Free Fax:       877-737-8699

Tags:  ElectroCraft, Electromate, Servo Motor, Brushless Servo Motor, BLDC Motor, Automation, Motion Control, NEMA Motor

Step Motor Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How hot can we run a step motor without damaging it?

A. The temperature range of our motors is -20 degrees C to +150 degrees C.

Q. Can I get a step resolution smaller than 1.8″?

A. All of our motors are a standard 1.8″ in full-stepping. You can change the size of the step by purchasing drives that either have half-stepping or microstepping capabilities.

Q. How does a step motor work?

A. A step motor has two primary pieces, the rotor and stator. The stator is made out of coils of wire called the windings and the housing. The rotor is a magnet with teeth which rotates on bearings inside the stator. When current is passed through the stator windings, it produces a magnetic force that holds the rotor in a locked position, the amount of torque needed to exceed this force is called the holding torque. As current is switched in the windings, the motor takes “steps” or small movements in one direction. This movement is similar to the second hand on a clock. The amount of rotational movement per step depends on the construction of the motor. If you increase the frequency of the steps you will eventually go from a stepping movement to continuous rotation.

Q. What is the difference between series and parallel connection on an eight lead step motor?

A. On eight lead motors, you have four independent windings with two leads coming out of the motor. Each winding is paired with another. When you connect the pairs to the motor, you are literally connecting them in series or parallel. Depending on how you connect your motor the electrical characteristics change. It is important to know how these characteristics change or else you could damage the motor.

Q. What is stepper motor resonance?

A. Resonance is an unstable condition when running a step motor. Resonance usually occurs between 2-4 rev/sec and can be alleviated in most situations by putting a load on the motor, changing from full stepping to half or microstepping, or increasing your acceleration through the resonance zone.

Q. How does my power supply affect the top speed of my motor?

A. Each motor when turning acts as a generator, pumping voltage back into the drive. This is called the Electromotive Force, or back EMF voltage. The amount of EMF generated increases proportionately with the speed and inductance of the motor. Theoretically, when the back EMF equals the voltage into the drive, the motor stalls. Knowing this information, we can see that if we increase the voltage of the power supply, we are able to reach higher speeds.

Q. I need to either have my stepper drive or motor a far distance from my controller. What distance can I have between the two?

A. The distance from the drive to the motor can be up to 50 feet with the standard cable. If you need further distance you can use a shielded, low inductance cable that is larger gauge (ie. a motor with AWG 24 gauge wire should have an AWG 20 gauge cable). With our step and direction drives, you can have 50 feet between the source of the pulses and our drive, using a shielded cable. If you are communicating via serial RS232 to a computer, most stepper drives can be up to 25 feet from the computer.

Q. How many motors can I run with one drive?

A. Our drives are designed to run one motor. However, you can run more than one motor on a drive, but we suggest series connecting the motor windings to one another (which will limit your top speed). If connecting two motors to one drive, you do so at your own risk.

Q. How do I choose a step motor?

A. In our catalogs are various torque vs. speed curves. When you know the torque required and your top motor speed (rev/sec), look at these curves to determine which motor will work for you. We recommend doubling (100% safety factor) your required torque at a given speed and then selecting a motor/drive/power supply combination that can deliver that torque (i.e. If you need 100 oz-in to the system, get a motor that produces 200 oz-in at that speed).

Q. What is a reasonable inertia ratio between a motor and load?

A. This depends on the acceleration that you expect out of a system. With stepper motors, it is best to target a 1:1 inertial load to motor ratio to expect good acceleration. For servo motors, target for a 5:1 mismatch. Note: gearheads are a good option to reduce the ratio mismatch because the gearhead reduces the reflected inertia by the square of the gear ratio.

Q. Which stepper drive should I choose?

A. The easiest way to choose a motor is to look at our torque vs. speed curves in our catalog and see what type of drive was used with a particular motor. Another method is to find the output power of the motor shaft where: P = T*W/22.5 P is Power in Watts T is the torque in oz-in W is the rotational speed in rev/sec. Take this number and double it. The resulting power will allow you to adequately size the drive for the application. The other thing that you need to consider is how you want to control the motor and how you are powering the drive. The three types of controls with our drives are the internal oscillator, external step and direction, and intelligent drives/controllers. These also come with and without internal power supplies, so depending on your application, choose the drive that is best for you.

Q. Which power supply should I choose for my servo amplifier or stepper driver?

A. The two types of power supplies are regulated and unregulated. We prefer unregulated power supplies since the current doesn’t “fold back” when it gets too high. However, an unregulated power supply’s voltage may spike and blow the drive if you do not size the power supply’s voltage a little lower than the drive’s input voltage. The current on your power supply can be greater than the drive’s, but it should not be less than the rated current of the motor. Otherwise you will sacrifice the performance of your motor.

Q. What does angular velocity mean?

A. It is the RPM the lead screw of a step motor linear actuator must turn at to achieve the desired traverse speed.  RPM= Linear Traverse (inches per minute) divided by Lead (in inches)

Q. Why does my step motor shaft fail to turn?

A. No power to drive – check if AC voltage is present by checking if the green LED indicator on the drive is illuminated. Open motor windings – check that each motor winding phase has the appropriate resistance with no open coils. No incoming pulse – check for proper level and width of pulse at Logic pin No power logic – check to see that Logic Pin (ENABLE/NO POWER) is “High” or open. Low power logic – check to see that Logic Pin (HI/LO POWER) is “High” or open. Fixed load – check to see that driven load is not jammed or too large a load for the chosen motor size.

Q. Why is my step motor motion erratic?

A. Improper lead connections – confirm that the leads of the motor are connected with the proper sequence. Winding continuity – check to see that each phase of the motor has the appropriate resistance with not shorts between windings or to the housing. Incoming pulse integrity – confirm that the pulses being supplied to the driver are the proper level and width and that the rates are not too fast for the motor to maintain synchronism. Resonant instability – confirm that the motor is not operating in a resonance range by adjusting the pulse rate. Current profile adjustment – confirm that the dip switches are set for selected motor. If the problem of rough microstepping persists then the following procedure is recommended. Adjust the pulse rate to achieve a shaft speed of one revolution per second, next adjust the dc-offset to fine tune the drive to the selected motor.

Q. Why does my step motor run very hot?

A. Normal operating mode – it is normal for step motors, when run at their rated current, to be hot to the touch when operating. In general, if the motor case temperature is less that 85 degree C., there is no cause for concern. Current set too high – check to see that the current is set at the appropriate level for the motor being operated.

Q. Why does my step motor fail during acceleration or while running?

A. Improper acceleration rate – check that the increasing rate of pulses feed to the drive is not too fast for the motor to maintain synchronism with the driven load. Improper current setting – step motors require maximum current draw during acceleration. Be sure to match your motor current requirement to that of the driver. Erratic loading – if the driven load dramatically changes while motor is driving, it could overcome the speed/torque capability of system – try to run the motor with the load disconnected. No power logic – be sure that Logic Pin (ENABLE/NO POWER) is “High”

Q. Is it safe to use a DC power supply voltage higher than the voltage rating specified for the motor?

A. a. Normally this not a problem as long as the motor operates within the speed and current limits set by the manufacturer. Since motor speed is proportional to the voltage across the motor leads, select a power supply voltage that could not cause a mechanical over-speed in the event of an amplifier malfunction or a runaway condition. Furthermore, always ensure the motor meets the minimum load inductance requirements of the amplifier and make sure the current limit is set to less than or equal to the rating of the motor.

Q. How do I select the proper power supply rating for my application?

A. a. It is recommended to select a power supply voltage that is about 10 to 50% higher than the maximum required voltage for the application. This percentage is to account for the variances in Kt, Ke, and losses in the system external to the amplifier. b. The current rating of the amplifier should be high enough to deliver enough power for the application. Remember that the equivalent output voltage of the amplifier is not the same as the supply voltage, therefore the amplifier output current will not be the same as the current from the power supply. To determine thte appropriate current rating for the power supply, calculate total power required by the application and add 5%. Divide this power requirement by the supply voltage (I=P/V) to find the required current.

Q. Why do step motors run hot?

A. Two reasons here, first full current flows through the motor windings at standstill, secondly PWM drive designs lend to make the motor run hotter. Motor construction, such as lamination material and riveted rotors, will also affect heating.

Q. What is the safe operating temperature of a common stepper motor?

A. Most stepper motors have class B insulation which is rated at 130 degrees C. Motor case temperatures of 90 degrees C will not cause thermal breakdowns. Motors should be mounted where operators cannot come into contact with the motor case.

Q. What can be done to reduce motor heating?

A. Many drives feature a “reduce current at standstill” command or jumper. This reduces current when the motor is at rest without position loss.

Q. Will motor accuracy increase proportionately with higher step resolutions?

A. No, since the basic absolute accuracy and hysteresis of the motor remains unchanged.

Q. Can I use a small motor on a large load if the torque requirement is low?

A. Yes, however, if the load inertia is more than ten times the rotor inertia, cogging and extended ringing at the end of the move will be experienced.

Q. How can end of move “ringing” be reduced?

A. Friction in the system will help dampen this oscillation. Acceleration/deceleration rates could be increased. If start/stop velocities are used, lowering, or eliminating them will help.

Q. Why does the step motor stall during no load testing?

A. The motor needs inertia roughly equal to its own inertia to accelerate properly. Any resonance’s developed in the motor are at their worst in a no load condition.

Q. Why is motor sizing important, why not just go with a larger motor?

A. If the motor’s rotor inertia is the majority of the load, any resonances may become more pronounced. Also, productivity would suffer as excessive time would be required to accelerate the larger rotor inertia. Smaller may be better.

Q. What are the options for eliminating resonance?

A. This would most likely happen with full step systems. Adding inertia would lower the resonant frequency. Friction would tend to dampen the modulation. Start/stop velocities higher than the resonant point could be used. Changing to half step operation would greatly help. Ministepping and microstepping also greatly minimize any resonant vibrations.

Q. Why does the step motor jump at times when it is turned off?

A. This is due to the rotor having 50 teeth and therefore 50 natural detent positions. Movement can then be +/- 3.6 degrees, either direction.

Q. Do the rotor and stator teeth actually mesh in a step motor?

A. No. While some designs use this type of harmonic drive, in this case, an air gap is very carefully maintained between the rotor and the stator.

Q. Does the motor itself change if a microstepping drive is used?

A. The motor is still the standard 1.8 degree stepper. Microstepping is accomplished by proportioning currents in the drive. Higher resolutions result.

Q. A move is made in one direction, and then the step motor is commanded to move the same distance but in the opposite direction. The move ends up short, why?

A. Two factors could be influencing the results. First, the step motor does have magnetic hysteresis which is seen on direction changes. This is in the area of 0.03 degrees. Any mechanical backlash in the system to which the motor is coupled could also cause loss of motion.

Q. Why are most step motors constructed as eight lead motors?

A. This allows greater flexibility. This type of step motor can be run as a six leaded motor with unipolar drives or as an eight leaded motor with bipolar drives connected in either series or parallel.

Q. What advantage do series or parallel connection windings give?

A. With the windings connected in series, low speed torque’s are maximized, but this also produces the most inductance so performance at higher speeds is lower than if the windings were connected in parallel.

Q. Can a flat be machined on the motor shaft?

A. Yes, but the motor must be disassembled so the flat can be machined on the shaft. Care must be taken to not damage the bearings, the stator windings, and the rotor during disassembly.

Q. How long can the motor leads be?

A. For bipolar drives, 100 feet. Unipolar designs, 50 feet. Shielded, twisted pair cables are required.

Q. Can specialty motors; explosion proof, radiation proof, high temperature, low temperature, vacuum rated, or waterproof be provided?

A. Yes. Specialty servo or stepper motors are available for a variety of harsh environments. Contact us for more details.

For more information, please contact:


Warren Osak
Toll Free Phone:   877-737-8698
Toll Free Fax:       877-737-8699

Tags:  Step Motor, DC Step Motor, Stepper Motor, BLDC Motor, Automation, Motion Control, FAQ

Eliminate Unsightly “Bars” Across your Substrate with Direct Drive Technology

Reprint of Kollmorgen Technical Article posted January 08, 2014, by Tom England

Coating and lamination applications demand precise speed regulation in order to avoid velocity ripple that causes uneven coating and undesirable horizontal bars across the substrate.  The key to achieving the most uniform coating is minimizing the variations in velocity as well as in metering of the coating material.  
Coating and laminating applications are characterized by compliance caused by the elasticity of the web, which in turn produces variations in torque requirements.  Web handling machines face the challenge of handling these loads while avoiding velocity ripple that can cause uneven coating and unsightly horizontal bars across the substrate.  As an example, consider film coating, where depositing a dark film onto the substrate material at varying velocity would result in a series of dark and light “bars” across the material.  As web speed and quality requirements have increased, the inevitable inaccuracies in the mechanical transmission and servo system have become a limiting factor on coating and laminating uniformity. 

Effect of Mechanical Transmissions 
Mechanical transmissions can have a negative impact on coating and laminating quality by causing tooth or belt chatter.  Backlash is inevitable in any mechanical transmission system.  Transmission components such as lead screws, gearboxes, and belts and pulleys all contribute error between the motor and the load.  Even when a geared system is tuned very tightly, within a short period of time the gears will wear and backlash will begin to occur.  Backlash causes the roller and cylinder to rapidly accelerate and decelerate as each gear teeth bounce back and forth against each other.  The result is uneven coating of the substrate manifested by the appearance of alternating light and dark horizontal lines on the product.

Traditional Mechanical Setup

Advent of Direct Drive Systems

In some cases these concerns can be adequately addressed by selecting high-quality mechanical transmission components with ultra-precision tolerances.  However, the added expense can become prohibitive and the components will still wear eventually.  The ultimate solution is a direct drive rotary system, which eliminates the transmission altogether.  In direct drive systems, the motor directly drives the load.  The accuracy of a direct drive solution can be up to 60 times better than that of traditional systems and audible noise can fall by more than 20 dB.  Other measures such as servo response (bandwidth), machine parts reductions, and reliability also can improve dramatically.

Repeatability Comparison

When the load is directly coupled, there is no limitation on the inertia mismatch between load and motor (Provided there is no compliance introduced in the coupling method – see blog post Reflecting” on Inertia Ratios).  The servo loop gains can now be increased significantly to provide the necessary servo stiffness to achieve excellent speed regulation to optimize product quality.
When the transmission components such as gearboxes, belts, rack and pinion, and pulleys are eliminated, the servo system becomes free of such negative factors as compliance, backlash, and component wear.  The accuracy increases, inertia-matching requirements relax, acceleration and deceleration improve, maintenance becomes unnecessary, and the product life increases by a significant degree.

Information on Kollmorgen’s family of Direct Drive Motors can be viewed at the link below-

For more information, please contact:


Warren Osak
Toll Free Phone:   877-737-8698
Toll Free Fax:       877-737-8699

Tags:  Direct Drive Motor, Servo Motor, Kollmorgen, Electromate, Automation, Motion Control

DC Servo Motor Sizing Made Easy: A Practical 1/2 Day Course presented by Dr. Urs Kafader, maxon motor ag

Monday February 3rd in Coquitlam, BC  and  Tuesday February 4th in Calgary, AB

This half-day seminar provides the practical information you need to successfully select the right DC motor — be it brushed or brushless — for your application.  You’ll learn about the interpretation of motor data and how you can use this information for motor sizing.  Whether you need high speed and dynamics or just high torque, this seminar will teach you to size a motor + drive with just the right power reserves, avoiding costly oversized motors.  The Calgary seminar features a discussion on the selection and operation of extreme environment servo motors including downhole drilling motors.

Presenter: Dr. Urs Kafader, maxon motor ag, author of the “Selection of High-Precision Microdrives”

What You’ll Receive:

  • maxon Formulae Handbook
  • E-Learning software tutorial on USB Stick
  • maxon Catalog 

What You’ll Learn:

  • Basics of DC motor data. Learn how to interpret motor data sheets and use the speed-torque line information for optimum motor sizing.
  • Systematic drive selection in the context of your application specific requirements and boundary conditions. This includes optimum power management, control loops, accuracy and ambient conditions.
  • Basics of gearhead data and their impact on motor selection.
  • Selection criteria for DC motors. Topics include the characteristics of different commutation types for brushed and brushless DC motors and when to use them.
  • Application examples. Learn how to extract the key parameters for drive selection from your application: The examples include continuous operation as well as dynamic operation cycles.
  • Motion Control: The main features and application possibilities of maxon EPOS and ESCON controllers [Coquitlam Seminar Only]
  • Sizing of DC Servo Motors for Extreme Environment Operation [Calgary Seminar Only]

How to make a motor “Heavy Duty” and how do key motor data change with ambient temperature and environment they run in [Calgary Seminar Only]


BEST WESTERN PLUS Coquitlam Inn Convention Centre
Coquitlam, BC
Monday February 3, 2014
Phone: (604) 937-1345
Directions to the Best Western Plus Coquitlam Inn can be viewed at the following link: Best Western Plus Coquitlam Inn Directions


Holiday Inn Express Airport Calgary
Tuesday February 4, 2014
Phone: (403) 769-1888
Directions to the Holiday Inn Express can be viewed at the following link: Holiday Inn Express Airport Calgary Directions

9:30 am – 2:30 pm. Lunch included

$59 CDN/person + GST

To Register: The Seminar requires pre-registration & payment by Credit Card or PayPal. Click on the link below to be directed to our Online Payment Registration Form.

Maxon Seminar Registration Online Link

OR call Electromate at 877-737-8698 with your credit card information.

download: Calgary Seminar Agenda.pdf
download: Coquitlam Seminar Agenda.pdf

Tags:  maxon, maxon motor, Dr. Urs Kafader, DC Motor, Servo Motor, Automation, Motion Control, Motor Seminar, Heavy Duty Motor, Downhole Motor, Drilling Motor, Seminar

Stepper Drive Questions and Answers – Avoiding Common Mistakes

Question:  What is the most common mistakes that engineers make when specifying and working with stepper drives?

Answer:  Believing that a motor will achieve the data sheet’s rated speed-and torque when it is matched to “any” driver.  Just like a servo, the stepper motor’s stall torque, rated torque, and rated speed are all dependent as much on the drive and motor being matched as they depend on the available voltage and current.  A performance curve (speed-torque-curve) with a matched drive is the most reliable reference.   Also, a motor’s stall torque is not an indication of the torque a motor can generate while moving — especially during acceleration and deceleration where higher torque is required…

Click on the link below to download this complete White paper.

Information on Electromate’s family of stepper motors and drives can be viewed at the link below-

For more information, please contact:


Warren Osak
Toll Free Phone:   877-737-8698
Toll Free Fax:       877-737-8699

Tags:  Step motor, step driver, stepper motor, stepper driver, Kollmorgen, Electromate, Automation, Motion Control

MagneMotion’s Modular Conveyor Systems Will be Distributed by Electromate

December 23, 2013   Devens, MA

MagneMotion announced today that it has signed a distribution agreement with Electromate Industrial Sales Ltd.  The Company will now be offering MagneMotion’s Linear Synchronous motor product lines: QuickStick® and MM LITE™.  These flexible and intelligent automation systems are advanced alternatives to traditional conveyor systems offering customers reduced cost of ownership and increased productivity.

“We are excited to add another outstanding automation solutions provider to our growing sales channels,” stated Henry Lombard, MagneMotion’s Director of Sales for North America.  “Our LSM technology is easily integrated into diverse applications and Electromate is well positioned in the automation industry to present our products to a wide range of customers.”

“MagneMotion’s modular, flexible and highly controllable transport and positioning solutions feature cutting-edge technology,” state Warren Osak, President of Electromate.  “QuickStick and MM LITE will allow our customers to differentiate their products, increase their productivity, and deliver consistent product quality.”

About MagneMotion

MagneMotion provides Linear Synchronous Motors (LSMs) and advanced transport solutions for high performance assembly, process, test and manufacturing automation to industries including, Medical Device Assembly, Automotive, Pharmaceutical, Packaging, Optical and others. MagneMotion’s LSM products are used to create faster, more efficient, and more reliable automation solutions than conventional systems.  The LSM technology is embodied in the company’s QuickStick® and MagneMover® LITE product lines, which can accommodate a variety of acceleration, speed, and payload requirements.  MagneMotion’s advanced LSM technology is a breakthrough and provides significant advantages in powering automation, manufacturing and logistics systems, and a new class of shipboard elevators developed for the U.S. Navy.  For more information visit .

About Electromate

Respected by customers as a premiere source for High Performance Robotic and Mechatronic Solutions, Electromate distributes AC & DC Servo and Stepper Motors, Drives, Controls, Positioning Systems & Robots, all supported via extensive product selection, just-in-time & consignment inventory, dedicated customer service and technical engineering support.

Founded in 1986, Electromate is a market leader in providing successful solutions for the Industrial Automation industry.  Electromate prides itself on providing their customers with Precision Technology & Quality backed by over 100 years combined experience in technical engineering support from their responsive customer service team.  Electromate is an ISO9001:2008 Registered Company and is LEAN Process accredited.  For more information visit .

Tags:  MagneMotion, Electromate, Linear Synchronous motor,  QuickStick®, MagneMover® LITE, Modular Conveyor Systems, LSM, Automation, Positioning Systems

New hygienic designed electric cylinders are IP69K, stainless steel and USDA approved

Tolomatic has just released two new sizes of ERD electric cylinders that are hygienically designed, IP69K rated with an USDA Accepted Equipment Certification for meat (livestock), poultry, and dairy food processing applications.

Tolomatic Hygienic Electric Actuator

Tolomatic Hygienic Electric Actuator

The new hygienic stainless steel design of ERD electric cylinders offer:

  • Thrust capacities to 4500 lbf [20,017 N]
  • Increased strokes to 39.4 inches [1000 mm]
  • Increased speed capacities to 57.5 inches [1460.5 mm]
  • Choice of ball, or roller screws
  • Lowest cost stainless steel actuator– with IP69K as standard equipment available out of the catalog with fast delivery

Click on the links below for additional information-

ERD Series Product Information

For more information, please contact:


Warren Osak
Toll Free Phone:   877-737-8698
Toll Free Fax:       877-737-8699

Tags:  Electric Actuator, Hygienic Actuator, IP69K, Tolomatic, Electromate, Linear Actuator, USDA

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