Electromate Inc. Recertified as a Great Place to Work

For Release: February 18, 2020

Electromate is proud to announce that we have been recertified as a Great Place to Work after a thorough and independent analysis conducted by Great Place to Work Institute Canada.  This certification is based on direct feedback from employees, provided as part of an extensive and anonymous survey about their workplace experience.

“Electromate is honored to be recertified as a Great Place to Work.  Creating a ‘Great Place to Work’ has been pivotal in driving employee satisfaction and engagement, which directly results in driving customer satisfaction and revenue”, says Warren Osak Founder and President of Electromate.

“Our successful organization is nothing more that the collective capacity of our people to create immense value.  Culture isn’t a thing – it’s THE THING.”

“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 our great workplace culture embodying the Core Values of Integrity, Innovation, Enthusiasm, Continuous Learning and Customer Advocacy” says Warren Osak.

About Great Place to Work:

Great Place to Work (www.greatplacetowork.ca) is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures.  Through proprietary assessment tools, advisory services, and certification programs, Great Place to Work recognizes the Best Workplaces across the world in a series of national lists including those published by Fortune magazine (USA) and The Globe & Mail (Canada).  Great Place to Work provides the benchmarks, framework, and expertise needed to create, sustain, and recognize outstanding workplace cultures.

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.

Follow Electromate on…

Website:     www.electromate.com
LinkedIn:    https://www.linkedin.com/company/electromate
Twitter:       @Electromate 
Facebook:   www.facebook.com/electromateindustrial/
YouTube:    www.youtube.com/user/electromate
Blog:          electromate.wordpress.com/

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

Tags:  Electromate, Great Place to Work, Culture, Warren Osak

Application Story: Underwater Pipeline Inspection Vehicle

Inspecting flooded pipes of power plants requires skilled, high-precision handling.  Any robotic vehicle traversing underwater pipelines needs to be optimized accordingly.

underwater pipe inspection vehicleThe seawater manipulator in the picture above is able to maneuver through underwater pipes performing inspections.  RE Motors by maxon motor are responsible for the dynamic drive of the robot.

What are Manipulators?

Manipulators are devices that allow for physical interaction with their surroundings. As such, the robotic vehicles have tools, such as gripper systems or measuring devices.  The seawater manipulator’s main differentiator is its high-performance camera systems used to inspect the underwater pipes.  A company in Germany called Ibass develops, manufactures, and distributes manipulators for a number of in-pipe applications:

  • Inspection
  • Grinding
  • Welding
  • Retrieval
  • Suction

These manipulators are made up of a driving unit, work module, and a camera. Additionally, they are operated electrically and pneumatically, dragging long lines behind them.  These manipulators were made with operators of power plants and refineries, manufacturers and assembly fitters of pipeline systems in mind.

What are the Applications for Manipulators?

There are a number of different possible applications for manipulators, but the main focus is the inspection of power plant coolant pipes that cannot be emptied.  This type of manipulator can also be used to apply coatings to the interior of pipes, as sealed wheel units are required for this application.  The seawater manipulator that Ibass has developed can maneuver and inspect pipelines with inner diameters between 550 to 780 mm.  They are able to do this as a result of the axial stroke of the pneumatic cylinder.

The scissor drive works with twelve wheels, two for each scissor side and drive motor, which allows the vehicle to obtain a firm hold in coated pipes due to a variable contact force.  For the drive, there are six RE motors used in combination with planetary gearheads.  The DC motors have an efficiency of more than 90%, yielding low energy consumption coupled with very high torque; an important prerequisite for this application.  The motors are also equipped with ironless windings and neodymium magnets, allowing maximum performance coupled with compact size.  Ibass ultimately chose the maxon motors due to their robustness and long service life.

Having a motor with high robustness is crucial in the manipulator withstanding on-site conditions.  This manipulator, for example, can handle a pressure of up to 2 bar, this means that it can dive up to 20 m deep.  It provides a tractive force of approximately 250 kg (2.5 kN) and the robot can drive a distance of up to 200 m into the pipe.  The manipulators are equipped with lights at the front and rear of the vehicle.  Also on-board is a high-quality camera with a pan-tilt head and 10x zoom; the rear, on the other hand, has a single-head camera.  The seawater manipulator can be fitted with all Ibass work modules and can navigate up to five pipe bends.

maxon motors and gearheads are not only used to drive the seawater manipulator.  The work modules are also equipped with RE motors. Underwater pipe inspection vehicles are vital tools for today’s industries and can ensure more safety and reliability.

For more information you can view the PDF here.

ADVANCED Motion Controls introduces the FM-series FlexPro Digital Servo Drives

Available immediately from ADVANCED Motion Controls are three new additions to the FlexPro servo drive family, the FM series.  Designed with compact form and power density in mind, the micro-sized drives can outperform larger-sized digital servo drives and still be integrated into tight spaces.  The new FM drives are equipped with an additional interface board that makes it easy to integrate into your system with standard connectors.

FM060-5-EM and FM060-10-EM are connected to the power supply and motor using screw terminals while the FM060-25-EM features pre-soldered connection leads.

FM060-5-EM Servo Amplifier

Features include:

  • 50.8 x 25.4 x 26 mm (2 x 1 x 1.03 in)
  • 10-55 VDC input
  • 5 A continuous, 10 A peak for FM060-5-EM
  • 10 A continuous, 20 A peak for FM060-10-EM
  • 25 A continuous, 50 A peak for FM060-25-EM
  • Incremental encoder and BISS C-mode feedback
  • Torque, velocity, and position operating modes
  • Phoenix and Molex connectors
  • Configuration and full loop tuning
  • IMPACT architecture

Projected Industries & Applications:

The small size of the FM drives makes them perfect for cobots (collaborative robots), AGVs, portable devices, lab and warehouse automation, military equipment, and any other integrated design.

About FlexPro

FlexPro is AMC’s newest family of digital servo drives. With cutting edge engineering, FlexPro is meant to expand the capabilities of AMC’s already powerful and diverse product selection.  The IMPACT architecture allows FlexPro servo drives to maintain the intelligence and power of larger-sized servo drives while fitting into much more compact packages.

About IMPACT

IMPACT (Integrated Motion Platform And Control Technology) is the architecture that makes AMC’s FlexPro drives possible.  The stacking of circuit boards with creative selection and placement of high-power components allows for much higher power density than previously produced servo drives.  The expanded processing capabilities ensure the drive’s intelligence is unmatched. IMPACT makes its debut with the FE060-25-EM.  This technology will be used in subsequent FlexPro drives as well as any future custom products where it is desired.

Information on the FlexPro servo drive family from AMC can be viewed at:
https://www.electromate.com/pub/media/assets/catalog-library/pdfs/advanced-motion-controls/FE060-25-EM-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:  FlexPro, Servo Drive, Servo Amplifier, AMC, Advanced Motion Control, Electromate

The Accelerated Investment Incentive

Helping new businesses grow is a key component of what inspires everyone at Electromate. Some of our best customers started as small shops with big ideas. When big ideas can’t always find the big dollars to back them, there are other avenues and angles…and we want to help you find them. A great example is the Accelerated Investment Incentive.

More information can be found at-  https://www.electromate.com/about-us/accelerated-investment-incentive/

Brush Servo Motor vs. Brushless Servo Motor: which is better for my application?

By Warren Osak, CEO of Electromate

A common misconception is that a brushless servo motor is always going to be a superior solution to a brush servo motor.  In many industrial automation applications, this assumption can be furthest from the truth.  A comparison of the benefits and drawbacks of brush and brushless servo motors is described in this White Paper. Read More

Introducing the World’s Smallest Multi-Turn Absolute Kit Encoders

Miniaturized device features accuracy, robustness and a zero-maintenance rotation counter – all in a 22 mm diameter package

Size matters, and in the world of industrial automation, providing exceptional performance in a highly compact package can be an enormous advantage. With this in mind, encoder manufacturer POSITAL has unveiled a fully functional prototype of their new miniature multi-turn kit encoder for integrated motor feedback. With a diameter of only 22 mm and a height of 23 mm (0.87”/0.9”), the new device is the world’s smallest multi-turn kit. It features a self-powered rotation counter that does away with the need for backup batteries or complex gear systems. POSITAL’s extremely trim 22 mm magnetic Kit Encoders are designed for builders of servomotors, feedback-controlled stepper motors, microdrives, miniature robots and other machines where high-precision position feedback is required and space is at a premium.

Posital Miniature Absolute Kit Encoder

Like their ‘big brothers’, the new 22 mm kits are reliable, accurate and simple to install. Unlike resolvers, they cover a multi-turn measurement range and provide digital output. Compared to optical kits, they are more rugged and more resistant to contamination by oil, dust or moisture. They offer 17-bit electronic resolution and a multi-turn measurement range of up to 32 bits. Vendor-neutral SSI and BiSS C interfaces are supported. Installation of the 22 mm kits is very straightforward and can be done under normal factory conditions. Integrated self-calibration simplifies commissioning. The combination of robust magnetics, high operational reliability (with an integrated temperature sensor for diagnostics), multi-turn functionality and maintenance-free operation all help to reduce the cost of ownership.

Information on the Multi-Turn Absolute Kit Encoders from Posital Fraba can be viewed at:
https://www.electromate.com/products-by-manufacturer/posital-fraba/

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:  Posital Fraba, Kit Encoder, Multi-Turn Absolute Encoder, Electromate

Electromate is one of the 2019 Best Workplaces for Millennials

Electromate is proud to announce that our organization has been named on the 2019 list of Best Workplaces for Millennial’s.

Electromate received this honour after a thorough and independent analysis conducted by Great Place to Work®.

This list is based on direct feedback from employees of the hundreds of organizations that were surveyed by Great Place to Work®. The data has a 90% confidence and a plus or minus 5% margin of error.

To be eligible for this list, organizations must be Great Place to Work Certified in the past year, and…

  • 30% of their employees must fit the Millennial demographic (born after 1980)
  • They must have minimum 90% positive response to the statement “I am treated fairly regardless of my age”
  • The organization must meet a minimum consistency index among the different age demographics

“Electromate is honored to be named on the 2019 list of Best Workplaces for Millennial’s. 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.  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 our company culture embodying the Core Values of Integrity, Innovation, Enthusiasm, Continuous Learning and Customer Advocacy.

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.

You can follow Electromate® on…

Website:     www.electromate.com
LinkedIn:     https://www.linkedin.com/company/electromate/
Twitter:       @Electromate 
Facebook:   www.facebook.com/electromateindustrial/
YouTube:    www.youtube.com/user/electromate
Blog:            electromate.wordpress.com/

About Great Place to Work®:

Great Place to Work® is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures.  Conducting the world’s largest workplace study, surveying over 8,000 organizations representing more than 10 million employees in more than 60 countries, GPTW provides tremendous understanding of effective business cultures and the increasingly complex marketplace.  Through proprietary assessment tools and services, GPTW recognizes the world’s Best Workplaces in a series of national lists including those published by The Globe & Mail (Canada) and Fortune magazine (USA).  GPTW provides the benchmarks and expertise needed to create, sustain, and recognize outstanding workplaces, and it supports clients as this accelerating pace of change compels organizations to continuously adapt, innovate and thrive.

Media contacts: 

Electromate Inc.

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

 

Tags:  Electromate, Best Workplaces, Millennial’s


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