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Application Note: Advantages of coupling of linear motors

Does your machine need a power upgrade or do you want to expand an existing design?  Coupling two linear motors is an easy and effective way of increasing the available force.  Herewith you are not just limited to using identical motors.  Various combinations can be made, as long as the motor force constant is the same.  This Application Note discusses some details of a ‘coupled application’.

Advantages of technical solutions like a coupling of motors are usually highly case-specific.  Are you thinking about a solution with either one large motor or a couple of smaller ones?  We have listed some common benefits.

Cost effective

Besides the clear advantages of ‘more force’ in a coupled motors application, there are important cost and logistics advantages. Keeping inventory of a similar coil assembly in stock for multiple machines and applications reduces cost and filed support issues. Existing designs can have multiple force capabilities standardizing on existing parts. As linear motor cost is a function of magnet size using dual coils of a smaller motor significantly adds value. This advantage becomes more apparent for longer magnet tracks.

Possible Couplings

Though the motors always have to be connected to a drive in parallel, mechanically it is possible to align them in series or parallel. Motors can move on different magnet tracks to provide even force to a larger gantry or move on the same magnet track to improve the force in one line. In both cases the total force of all motors equals the sum of individual forces.

Coupling possibilities

Coupling possibilities

CLICK HERE to view more information on the Linear Motors from Tecnotion.

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Warren Osak
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Tags:  Linear Motor, Iron Core Linear Motor, Ironless Linear Motor, Tecnotion, Electromate

New Electric Linear Actuator ebook: A valuable resource

Tolomatic-Electric-Linear-Motion-eBook

Tolomatic-Electric-Linear-Motion-eBook

New Tolomatic e-book:
A Resource on Electric Linear Actuators:  
What a machine designer needs to know

Industrial automation counts on the reliable motion control that linear actuators provide.  Lately, electric linear actuators have gotten more popular because they offer better control of variables like speed, acceleration, position and force than pneumatic or hydraulic cylinders.  Electric actuators also offer superior accuracy and repeatability, as well as programmable control that can handle even complex motion profiles.  In many applications they can do all this at a lower cost of ownership than pneumatic or hydraulic actuators.

Now there’s a resource from Tolomatic that lays out all the issues a designer needs to understand in order to select the best electric linear actuator for an application.  You can download a copy of our ebook resource HERE.

Download Tolomatic’s New e-book HERE and learn:

  • Why electric actuators?
  • Critical concepts of accuracy and repeatabiltiy
  • How to select the right actuator
  • Motor selection and system installation considerations
  • Electric actuator applications that improve efficiency
  • How to define a true total cost of ownership in an installation

 

Tags:  Tolomatic, electric linear actuator, actuator, Electromate, e-book, Rodless Cylinder, Rod Style Cylinder

Motion Control Technology Handbook

A look into the products, technologies and solutions shaping the market.

Galil White Paper: Advanced Applications of Electronic Gearing

Part 1 of 3: Tension Control on Spindle Wheel

Introduction

Electronic gearing in motion control allows for a slave axis to follow a master axis with a programatically set gear ratio.  There are certain applications that obviously lend to an electronic gearing solution, but there are some challenging applications where the functionality of electronic gearing can greatly simplify a solution in a manner that may not seem obvious at first.  This series of three papers will discuss how electronic gearing can provide simple solutions to different motion control challenges.

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Tags:  Tension Control, Spindle Wheel, Galil, Electromate, Electronic Gearing, Motion Controller, Motion Control, Automation, Motor Control

Tips for Designing Clean Room Equipment

Mechanical components intended to run in clean rooms for wafer fabrication must comply with uniform industry standards that dictate the number and size of particles they can generate.

As the computer and electronics industries pack more circuits on semiconductor wafers, particle generation in the clean rooms where they are processed becomes more critical with each generation.  In many applications, mechanical positioning stages are a large contributor to contamination.  Suppliers are required to follow special design criteria that ensure a positioning stage’s cleanliness according to certain standards…

Download The Application Note Here→

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

 

Custom Rotary Positioning Stages from Bell Everman

A guide to ServoBelt Rotary and Direct Drive Theta modification

While off-the-shelf rotary stages will do the job in most cases, sometimes your application requirements call for a customized stage.  It may be something as simple as a special bolt hole pattern on the top of the stage.  Or you may need a way to secure a workpiece in the stage center opening.  Or you may need to squeeze a rotary positioning device into a tight space.

Whatever your requirements, we can help.  We’ve introduced accessories and modular design features that make it easy to customize our standard Servo-Belt Rotary (SBR) and Direct Drive Theta (DDT) rotary stages. And in cases where our standard rotary platforms can’t be modified to fit your requirements, we can often design and build one-of-a-kind rotary motion systems to your specifications.

Download The Guide Here→

 

Tags:  Bell Everman, Rotary Stage, Rotary Table, Custom Rotary Stage, SBR, DDT, Electromate

Servo Amplifier Basics. On Demand Webinar


Dr. Jacob Tal, the CEO of Galil Motion Control, discusses the basics of Servo Amplifiers.  Topics include:

  • Types of Amplifiers such as PWM, Linear, Current, Voltage and Velocity Amplifiers
  • Power Supply Requirements
  • Commutation Methods

CLICK HERE to view this On Demand Webinar.

Tags:  Servo Amplifier, Servo Drive, BLDC Drive, Galil, Webinar, Electromate


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