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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
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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
sales@electromate.com
Toll Free Phone: 877-737-8698
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

Announcing 6 New Servo Drives capable of 100A peak and 60A continuous output

Servo Drive

This new power range comes with a variety of network options including EtherCAT, CANopen, POWERLINK, Modbus and more.

Safe Torque Off (STO) functionality is included as a standard feature.

Available now, these new models offer high efficiency in a compact design and are targeted towards AGVs and mobile applications.

Specifications:

  • 100 A Peak Current Output
  • 60 A Continuous Current Output
  • 20 – 80 VDC Supply Voltage
  • Safe Torque Off (STO) standard
  • High Efficiency
  • Compact Design

Information on the 6 new servo drives from Advanced Motion Controls can be found at the links below:

DPCANIA-100B080 (CANopen)

DPCANIE-100B080 (CANopen)

DPEANIU-100B080 (EtherCAT)

DPMANIU-100B080 (Click&Move® Embedded)

DPPANIU-100B080 (POWERLINK / Modbus TCP / Ethernet)

DPRANIE-100B080 (Modbus RTU / RS485)

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:  AMC, Servo Amplifier, Servo Drive, Advanced Motion Controls, PWM Drive, Electromate

New 60mm OD Frameless Brushless Servo Motor Kits from Maxon

With an outer diameter of only 60mm these frameless brushless servo motors are extremely compact.

The new EC 60 Flat Frameless Brushless Servo Motor Kit from Maxon consist of only a rotor and stator – with no bearings or motor shaft.  With an outer diameter of only 60mm, these pancake servo motor kits are extremely compact.Maxon EC frameless 60 100w

Available in size ranges from 70 Watt to 100 Watt, these EC (electronically commutated) frameless slotted motors feature low voltage windings, high pole pair count and are shipped as BLDC frameless motor kits.

These Inner Rotor Slotted Motors feature:

  • Low voltage windings
  • High accel/decel capabilities
  • Low rotor inertia
  • High pole pair count
  • Lower cost vs. slotless motors

The flat design, high torque output and hollow shaft construction provides plenty of space for cable glands which allows for a high level of integration into OEM applications such as Collaborative & Mobile Robots, AGV’s, Exoskeletons and Embedded Robotic Applications.

Information on the EC 60 Flat Frameless Brushless 100 Watt Servo Motor from maxon can be found at:
https://www.maxonmotorusa.com/medias/sys_master/root/8827307491358/EC-60-Flat-Frameless-100W-550153-EN.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:  Maxon, BLDC Motor, Servo Motor, Frameless Motor, Brushless Motor, Electromate

Galil Motion Control Introduces The Galil Design Kit (GDK)

New software environment adds scope and tuner to growing list of tools and capabilities

Galil Design Kit

ROCKLIN, Calif. — Galil Motion Control Inc., the industry leader in motion control technology, has released the Galil Design Kit. This is Galil’s newest software environment, providing easy communication with Galil’s motion controllers and PLCs. Galil recently introduced the new scope and tuner to GDK’s growing list of tools and capabilities. All tools are customizable by editing the XLM, located in the “more options” menu at the top right corner of the software.

“The scope and tuner tools of GDK now provide customers with the functionality to easily troubleshoot and tune a system,” said Amber Ehardt, applications and marketing engineer with Galil Motion Control.

“GDK’s wide range of tools increases the motion control system’s performance and decreases integration time and effort.”

GDK currently includes these six tools:

– Scope: emulates a traditional digital oscilloscope.

– Tuner: assists in optimizing a system’s performance.

– Terminal: sends commands and receives responses from the controller.

– Editor: writes, saves and executes application programs.

– Viewer: enables real-time viewing of the controller’s I/O status, motor position and more.

– Setup: reads, edits, saves and restores all controller memory.

Scope:

The scope is designed to emulate a traditional digital oscilloscope. It provides intuitive measuring and

zooming tools, trigger tools, autoscale and more. There are a variety of trigger modes such as scan, auto

and normal, which allow the user to customize their waveform viewing experience. This tool can be

used for tuning, measuring motor settling time and overshoot, and measuring characteristics such as

resonances and backlash.

Tuner:

The tuner is designed to assist in optimizing a system’s performance. It provides a single interface for

editing filter parameters such as pole, notch and PID. The user can edit the controller’s torque limits,

voltage offset and feedforward parameters. The auto-crossover tuning algorithm is customizable, as well

as the tuner’s test signals. The tuner works seamlessly with GDK’s scope tool to provide an adaptable

tuning experience.

Viewer Tool:

The viewer tool allows customized real-time viewing of the controller’s I/O status, motor position and

more. This tool is convenient during troubleshooting and integration, since so many system parameters

can be viewed at once. The user can customize what is viewed by editing GDK’s XML

Setup Tool:

The setup tool allows the user to view, edit, backup and load controller memory such as parameters,

variables, arrays and the program buffer. This powerful tool enables the user to view all of the

controller’s important information, save it to a PC and load the information on multiple controllers, or

the same controller if a Master Reset was executed or new firmware was loaded. This tool will increase

productivity by saving time during integration and troubleshooting.

Terminal Tool:

The terminal tool provides easy communication to and from Galil controllers. It can be used to query the

controller’s parameters or execute a program. This tool can search command history, repeat or auto

repeat commands to print the terminal’s output.

Editor Tool:

The editor tool allows the user to write, save, download, upload and execute application code. With this

tool, multiple programs can be opened, edited and saved in one seamless user interface. The editor tool

includes toggling comments, a quick go to function and a find/replace mechanism.

New Communication Server:

GDK’s communications library, gclib, now uses a communications server by default. This software layer

works as a multiplexer to the hardware and allows multiple applications to communicate with the same

controller. Data that was once only available to one application is now distributed to all subscribing

clients. The benefit is that an application can leverage all communication features of a Galil controller

while an attached debugger, for example GDK, can also have full-featured access. Previously written

gclib code can use the server by omitting the “-d” switch in GOpen(). Install the latest version of gclib

and GDK to try the new server.

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:  Galil, Motion Controller, Motion Control, Servo Tuner, Electromate

Introducing the 35mm diameter CBL35C Programmable Electric Moving Coil Servo Actuator from SMAC Corporation

CBL35C

Introducing the 35mm diameter CBL35C electric cylinder with built-in controller from SMAC Corporation. With its built-in controller, the CBL35C controls force, position and velocity and features simple installation.

Ideal for applications with limited space but requiring accurate control, the CBL35C provides significantly longer life, programmability, high speed, accuracy, and energy efficiency while remaining price-competitive.

The new CBL35C series also enables the direct replacement of existing pneumatic cylinders and retrofits without any machine modifications required.

It‘s Graphical User Interface allows for easy straightforward setup of parameters and permits the user to change product profiles on the fly thereby improving factory uptime.

Features:

  • Built-in controller
  • Programmable position, velocity and force
  • Long life expectancy over 100 million cycles
  • Airless and quiet operation
  • Graphical User Interface is available for simple set-up
  • Space saving

Specifications:

  • Dimensions [mm]: Ø35 x 135 – 217(depending on stroke)
  • Stroke [mm]: 10, 25 (+1/-0)
  • Acceleration[G]: up to 50 (zero payload)
  • Peak Force [N]: up to 61
  • Encoder Resolution [µm]: 5 (standard) 1 & 0.1 (Options)
  • SMAC’s Patented: ‘Soft-Land’ Technology

Click below for more information.

SMAC’s CBL35C Programmable Electric Moving Coil Servo Actuator

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:  SMAC, Electric Actuator, Electric Cylinder, CBL35C, Moving Coil Actuator, Electromate


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