Galil DMC-40×0 Series Programmable Motion Controller for Servo and Stepper Motors

Galil’s DMC-4000 Series of Ethernet/RS232 Multi-Axis Motion Controllers set the standard for high performance and value

The DMC-40×0 motion controller is Galil’s highest performance, stand-alone motion controller. It belongs to Galil’s latest generation motion controller family, which accepts encoder inputs up to 22 MHz, provides servo update rates as high as 32 kHz, and processes commands as fast as 40 microseconds-10 times the speed of prior generation controllers. The DMC-40×0 is a full-featured motion controller packaged with optional multi-axis drives in a compact, metal enclosure. The unit operates stand-alone or interfaces to a PC with Ethernet 10/100Base-T or RS232. The controller includes optically isolated I/O, high-power outputs capable of driving brakes or relays, and analog inputs for interfacing to analog sensors. The DMC-40×0 controller and drive unit accepts power from a single 20-80 VDC source.

The DMC-40×0 is available in one through eight-axis formats, and each axis is user-configurable for stepper or servo motor operation. With a powerful RISC processor, the DMC-40×0 controllers provide such advanced features as PID compensation with velocity and acceleration feedforward, program memory with multitasking for simultaneously running eight applications programs, and uncommitted I/O for synchronizing motion with external events. Modes of motion include point-to-point positioning, position tracking, jogging, linear and circular interpolation, contouring, electronic gearing and ecam. Like all Galil controllers, programming the DMC-40×0 is simplified with two-letter, intuitive commands and a full set of software tools such as GDK for servo tuning and analysis.

Information on the DMC-40×0 Motion Controller from Galil can be viewed at:
https://www.electromate.com/assets/catalog-library/pdfs/galil-motion-control/Galil_Multi_Axis_Motion_Controller_Brochure.pdf

For further 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:  Galil, DMC-4000, Motion Controller, Automation, Motor Control, Machine Control, Electromate

The World’s Most Compact 3000 W Integrated Servo Motor

JVL presents a new AC Servo Motor with built-in controller, Nano-PLC and direct AC mains supply with same capacity and length as traditional servo motors.

JVL Integrated MAC Servo Motor

Birkerød, Denmark – JVL, the European leader in the development of integrated servo and stepper motor technology, has now again developed a new and unique product in the field of integrated motor control.  JVL’s newest additions to their portfolio is a complete, high-capacity MAC motor® with rating of 3000W.  MAC motor®s are complete servo systems including a high-dynamic AC servo motor, hall-sensors, encoder, power supply, driver and positioning controller and Nano-PLC, as well as facilities for incorporating various control modules such as Bluetooth, WLAN, ZigBee, EtherCAT, EtherNet/IP, CANopen, DeviceNet, Profibus, Profinet, Nano PLC, RS232/RS485/USB, Process Control, etc.

New Compact Motor

The MAC motor sets completely new standards for the performance and size of servo controls. With a length of only 311.8mm for a 3000W motor with a torque of 9.55/28.6Nm at 3000rpm, this MAC motor matches the size of traditional servo motors without built-in controllers with flange 130x130mm. This has only been possible through the use of extremely compact motors and the development of electronics and mechanics that utilise the latest technologies and manufacturing methods.  So what about vibrations and temperature? As with the other integrated servo motors in the range (50-3000W), both the motor and all electronic components have been specifically selected to withstand the rigorous demands required by industrial use.

Power Supply and Energy Savings

Powering this motor is easy since it only requires connection of the main voltage of 3x400VAC through the M23 connectors. Control voltage for the encoder and microprocessor circuitry is 24VDC: In an emergency-stop situation, where an approved relay has cut-off the main power, encoder position and other values are maintained by this control voltage.  In some applications, however, this is not needed and in those cases an optional internal 24VDC supply can be used, requiring only an AC main connection.  Furthermore highly effective switching technology is used to ensure low heat generation resulting in appreciable energy savings.

Other Advantages

One of the big advantages of using the integrated MAC motors is that you don’t need to install a separate servo driver or controller in a control cabinet. This gives you many subsequent advantages: Space savings in your control cabinet, saving of expensive motor and encoder cables, saving time (and money) for cabling, noise is minimized due to internal cabling and also installation errors between driver and motor are eliminated.  In addition, service is much easier, since the motor and controller can be replaced as a single integrated unit. Hence downtime is minimized and production is maximized.

Information on the MAC motor from JVL can be viewed at:
https://www.electromate.com/assets/catalog-library/pdfs/jvl%20industri%20elektronik/JVL_ld0083gb.pdf

For further 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:  Servo Motor, Integrated Motor, JVL, Electromate, MAC Servo

What are PCB Mount Servo Drives? Top 6 Benefits

Imagine being able to achieve the same amount of power output and performance from your servo powered device, at a fraction of the cost. Just as PC manufacturers have created smaller computer chips each year with faster speeds, so too has the printed circuit board (PCB) mounted servo drive been able to offer the same performance as panel mount servo drives at a fraction of the cost and size.

printed circuit board (PCB) mounted servo driveTraditionally, panel mount servo drives were housed in metal cases and installed into electrical panels which took up lots of space in the machine. Embedded servo drives greatly reduce the space required to operate by plugging directly into your PCB and eliminating the need for metal housing and connectors. PCB mounted servo drives can either be constructed using detachable connections or soldering.

More often than not, PCB mount servo drives are connected using plug-in style connectors, however soldering the connectors can be beneficial for extreme conditions to increase the reliability of the electrical connections. You’ll often find PCB mount servo drives used in 3D printing, CNC machining, robotics and other tightly integrated applications.

The space saving capabilities of PCB mount drives allows room for additional components in the machine to make it more functional and capable, or to make the machine smaller and lighter if desired. For this reason, PCB mounted servo drives have become huge in the automation and robotics industries.

PCB mount servo drives offer the same features as panel mount servo drives, including output current, servo performance, network IO capabilities, feature set and more. Here’s a list of the benefits that you can expect from PCB mount servo drives.

Benefits of PCB Mount Servo Drives

1.   More Cost-Effective

pcb mount servo drives benefitsWith reduced wiring and system complexity, PCB mount drives are less expensive yet offer the same performance as their panel mount equivalents. Commissioning and servicing costs are also reduced due to their ease of installation.

2.   Reduced Footprint

pcb servo drives small size big performanceOwed to their simple and space-saving design, PCB mount drives take up a fraction of the volume of panel mount servo drives. A smaller footprint gives designers increased flexibility when they laying out components as well as reduces the overall machine size and weight. PCB mount drives can be mounted closer to the motors in places where a panel mount drive would never fit, such as directly into a robot arm. The lightweight and compact design of PCB mount servos make them perfectly suitable for almost any application that requires tight integration.

3.   Same Performance as Bigger Drives

Even though they’re smaller and less expensive than panel mount drives, PCB mount drives don’t sacrifice on power output and performance. PCB mount drives can output 60A peak and 30A continuous while taking up less than 39 cm^2 of board space! Furthermore, with newer designs the power density can be doubled.

PCB mount drives also have the same current loop bandwidth, current output resolution and servo update rates as their bigger counterparts as well as the same tuning capabilities, feedback resolution capability and positional accuracy.

4.   Easier Integration

multi-axis system pcb servo drives

Many designers choose open designs that allow for quick plug-and-play mounting. For multi-axis systems, PCBs can be designed to accept multiple single-axis drives. PCBs can also be designed to accept mating connectors that are compatible with your motor manufacturer’s standard cables, thus reducing cabling costs and increasing reliability. With a well thought out PCB design it can make it easier to install your PCB mounted drives and connect the controller, feedback, and motors.

5.   Greater Flexibility

pcb servo drive vs typical servo drivesOur large selection of PCB mount servo drives gives customers the flexibility to find the model that matches their needs and avoid paying for features that they won’t use. Customers who design their own PCBs can place the drives and mating connectors in the locations that work best for them.

6.   Greater Power Density

Power Density is defined as how much power the servo drive can output divided by how much volume the servo drive occupies (Power Density = P/V). PCB mount servo drives have some of the highest power densities available and they are getting even smaller and more powerful. The limiting factors for power density are heat dissipation and connectorization. Improved power devices can operate more efficiently which allows them to produce less heat while the plug-in style connectors greatly reduce the amount of area that traditional connectors would take up.

Why Select PCB Mount Servo Drives For Your Next Project?

digital pcb servo drives costs and benefitsPCB mounted servos offer much of the same characteristics as panel mount servos at nearly half of the price and size. Don’t think that this limits their ability to work as well as panel mount products. Whether you’re working with a brushed or brushless motor, we have standard PCB servo models that will operate with your motor.

Choose from analog PCB mount servo drives with simple configuration or digital PCB mounts with the same performance as a panel mount servo. With a cost effective price and comparable performance, making the switch to a digital PCB mount servo drive seems well worth the investment. Contact us today if you’re looking for a new PCB Mount servo drive and need help determining the best form factor for your servo.

For more information, please contact:

Electromate Inc.
Toll Free Phone (877)SERVO98
Toll Free Fax (877)SERVO99
sales@electromate.com
www.electromate.com/servo-drives.html

 

Tags:  PCB, Servo Amplifier, Servo Drive, BLDC Drive, Electromate, Advanced Motion Controls

POSITAL Sensors – Precision Feedback for Collaborative Robots

Encoders measure rotation and return a digital signal that reports the angle of rotation (absolute encoders) or rate of motion (incremental encoders) to the control system. The ‘right’ encoders for cobots need to be accurate, reliable, and compact, with excellent dynamic response characteristics. They also need to be reasonably priced. POSITAL-FRABA has responded to this challenge by developing new sensing technologies – such as magnetic and capacitive rotary encoders – that provide cobot manufacturers vital feedback for closed-loop control systems. In order to ensure that these devices meet the needs of cobot builders, POSITAL-FRABA offers products with a wide range of performance characteristics, communications interfaces and physical configurations.

 

A very exciting development in the area of robotics is the development and growing popularity of so-called collaborative robots, or “cobots”. Cobots, in contrast to traditional industrial robots, are designed to interact with human workers in a shared workspace. They are typically smaller and less powerful than traditional factory robots and are equipped with a variety of proximity sensors, load sensors and other features designed to avoid dangerous collisions between the robots and the people working around them. This focus on safety means that cobots are easier to deploy in a normal factory setting, since they don’t required special fenced off operating areas. Cobots have been used to perform repetitive tasks in light assembly, packaging, materials handling and medical laboratories. Cobots have also been used to help workers avoid direct contact with environments not conducive to direct human interaction, such as high temperature environments, chemically aggressive reagents and toxic pathogens.

Enabling Technologies for the Cobot Revolution
Many cobots are designed to mimic a human arm, with flexible “shoulder”, “elbow” and “wrist” joints. Accurate measurement of the rotary position of these joints is central to enabling the cobots’ control system to keep track of the spatial orientation of all of its moving parts. This is typically provided through rotary encoders mounted in each of the device’s joints.

For more information, please contact:

Electromate Inc.
Toll Free Phone (877)SERVO98
Toll Free Fax (877)SERVO99
sales@electromate.com
http://www.electromate.com/posital-fraba.html

 

Tags:  Encoder, Kit Encoder, Cobot, Posital-Fraba, Electromate

New QTR Series Torque Motors by Tecnotion

Tecnotion, long known as “The Linear Motor Company” entered the rotary torque motor market last year with a new design for torque motors. By new design, we mean the magnetic design is optimized for maximum flux density and copper fill to provide very high torque to volume ratios.

Tecnotion QTR Torque Motors

Tecnotion QTR Torque Motors

Manufactured in volume, these new Tecnotion Torque motors feature encapsulated windings and include two types of thermistors as standard features at very competitive pricing. Tecnotion offers motor sizes from 68mm to 160 mm diameters, to date, these motors pack serious power and will work with any servo drives in the market, or of your design.

Torque Motors from Tecnotion are extremely compact, provide an extremely stiff drive train, eliminate the need for time-consuming mounting procedures, are virtually maintenance free and can be integrated directly into the machine structure, while the spacious open inner diameter enables wire and cable feedthrough. To top things off the entire series comes with completely sealed stators and integrated temperature protection and measurement sensors.

With continuous torque ratings ranging from 0.27 Nm to 63.5 Nm and speed ranges from 190 rpm to 6918 rpm, these motors can play a pivotal role in increasing the availability and cost-effectiveness of many different applications in industries like:

• Semiconductor
• Printing
• Robotics
• Machine tooling

More information on the QTR Series Torque Motors by Tecnotion can be found at:
https://www.electromate.com/direct-drive-motors.html

For more information, please contact:
EDITORIAL CONTACT:
Warren Osak
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Toll Free Fax: 877-737-8699
http://www.electromate.com

Tags: Tecnotion, QTR, Rotary Torque Motor, Servo Motor, Torque Motor, Automation, Electromate

Harmonic Drive LLC adds new two-stage Ratios to planetary servo gearheads

HPN Harmonic Planetary® Gearhead

HPN Harmonic Planetary® Gearhead

Peabody, MA –Harmonic Drive LLC, a leader in high precision motion control adds new two-stage ratios to its HPN Harmonic Planetary® gearhead line.  HPN planetary gears offer affordable pricing with short lead times.

New two stage ratios include 15:1, 20:1, 25:1, 35:1, 40:1, 45:1 and 50:1. With the addition of these ratios, the HPN line of planetary gearheads offer the increased design flexibility our customers require.

HPN Planetary gearheads feature a robust design utilizing helical gears for quiet performance and long life. These gearheads are available with short lead times and are designed to couple to any servo motor with our Quick Connect® mounting system. HPN Harmonic Planetary® gears are available in 5 frame sizes: 11, 14, 20, 32, and 40, with reduction ratios ranging from 3:1 to 50:1

HPN Features:

  • Peak Torque 9 Nm to 752 Nm
  • Robust design
  • High precision
  • Backlash <5 arc-min (One stage), < 7 arc-min (Two stage)
  • Quick Connect® single bolt clamping design for easy mounting
  • Reduction ratio 3:1 – 10:1 (One stage), 15:1-50:1 (Two stage)
  • Helical gears for quiet performance
  • Quick delivery

This value series of planetary gears carry the reputation for quality and reliability for which Harmonic Drive® products are known throughout the world. HPN gearheads are suitable for use in a wide range of applications for precision motion control and positioning.

Click on the following link to view the HPN Catalog-
https://www.electromate.com/assets/catalog-library/pdfs/harmonic-drive/harmonic_HPN_gearhead_Catalog.pdf

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, HPN Gearhead, Planetary Gearbox, Planetary Gearhead

Electromate Inc. Recognized as a Best Workplace™ in Canada

Best Place To Work

 

Electromate Inc. is proud to announce that it has been recognized as one of this year’s Best Workplaces™ in Canada.  This list, and related stories, will appear in a Special National Report on Thursday April 27, 2018 in The Globe and Mail.

Electromate prides itself on its commitment to the principles of Kaizen, or continuous improvement.  This holds true for the professional and personal development of its employees which has greatly contributed to the creation of a company culture embodying the Core Values of Integrity, Innovation, Enthusiasm, Continuous Learning and Customer Advocacy.

“Creating a ‘Great Place To Work’ has been pivotal in driving employee satisfaction and engagement”, says Warren Osak Founder and President of Electromate.  “Numerous empirical studies have shown that highly engaged employees are more productive and deliver a higher level of customer satisfaction than unengaged employees, and much of our competitive advantage stems from the positivity in our workplace.”

“The entire Electromate Team is thrilled to be recognized for our exceptional workplace culture and featured on the 2018 list of Best Workplaces™ in Canada.

The 2018 Best Workplaces™ in Canada list is compiled by the Great Place to Work® Institute.  The competition process is based on two criteria: two-thirds of the total score comes from confidential employee survey results and the remaining one-third comes from an in-depth review of the organization’s culture.  This offers a rigorous representation of the organization from an employee perspective, and an overall portrait of the workplace culture.  Together, they provide crucial data relative to five trust-building dimensions: credibility, respect, fairness, pride, and camaraderie.

For more information please contact the Institute at bestworkplaces@greatplacetowork.ca or visit www.greatplacetowork.ca.


About Great Place to Work®:

Great Place to Work® is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures.  It is a global research and consulting firm with a mission to build a better society by helping companies transform their workplaces.  Great Place to Work® provides the benchmarks, framework, and expertise needed to create, sustain, and recognize outstanding workplace cultures.  In Canada, Great Place to Work® produces both industry and demographic specific Best Workplace™ lists.  This is part of the world’s largest annual workplace study, which culminates in a series of national lists in over 50 countries, including the study’s flagship list of 100 Best Companies published annually in Fortune magazine.  Globally, this survey represents the voices of 11 million employees, which are the primary determinant used in selecting winners.  There’s only one way to get on this list – your employees have to put you on it.

About Electromate Inc:

Electromate’s Core Purpose is to help Manufacturers compete globally by building better machines using differentiated automation technology.  They specialize in Robotic and Mechatronic Solutions for the Industrial Automation marketplace.  Respected by customers as a premiere source for High Performance Automation and Motion Control Components & Systems, Electromate® specializes in AC & DC Servo and Stepper Motors & Drives, Motion & Automation Controllers, Positioning Systems & Actuators, Feedback Devices, Gearing Products and HMI’s & Operator Displays, all supported via extensive product selection, just-in-time delivery, dedicated customer service and technical engineering support.

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