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Lead Screws 101 – A Basic Guide to Implementing a Lead Screw Assembly for Any Design

In many devices lead screw assemblies are used to convert motion from rotary to linear and vice versa.  Historically these assemblies have had poor efficiencies and relied on grease for improved performance.  Over the past few decades the advent of engineered polymers and new manufacturing capabilities have changed the game for the conventional lead screw assembly making it a powerful solution for motion based design challenges.  At first glance lead screw assemblies seem rudimentary, but they are designed to perform a very specific function, and even with the latest developments in materials and manufacturing processes having a basic understanding of how lead screws operate can be the difference between a successful design and catastrophic failure…

CLICK HERE to download this white paper.

Free Formulae Handbook for Design Engineers from Maxon Motor

Maxon Formulae Handbook

Maxon Formulae Handbook

This comprehensive handbook with illustrations and descriptions, contains formulas, terms, and explanations for the calculations concerning drive systems.  It makes use of a flow chart that supports quick selection of the correct drive.  A valuable tool for design engineers when selecting a drive system.

Click HERE to download the Free Formulae Handbook.

EDITORIAL CONTACT:

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

Introducing Galil’s New H-Bot Firmware

There are many applications that require movement in planar space, or movement along two perpendicular axes. This two dimensional system can be fitted with additional motors to increase the number of degrees of freedom. These types of applications can range from specimen positioning for a microscope and 3D printers to product packaging and material application.

The most common way that planar motion is achieved is using a machine based on the XY stage or gantry system. This type of system can have many drawbacks which will be outlined later in this article. An alternative to these types of machines is the H-Bot which has many advantages when compared to XY stages or gantries.

This article will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of using an H-Bot for systems that use planar movement as well as Galil’s H-Bot firmware solution for the DMC-40×0.

CLICK HERE to dowload this White Paper.

 

Tags:  Galil, H-Bot, Planar Motion, Electromate

 

New Gearhead Selector Tool from Harmonic Drive®

Gearhead Selector Tool Snippet

New website features Harmonic Planetary® and Harmonic Drive® Quick Connect® gearheads (HPN, HPG, HPGP, CSF-GH, CSG-GH, HPF and HPG-U1).  Developed with the design engineer in mind, the new website features a robust product selector tool, PDF and DXF CAD drawings, as well as download-able 3-D solid models.  The Product Selector Tool enables the design engineer to quickly filter through Harmonic Drive product specifications to find the right gearhead to connect to their servomotor.

Visit http://electromate.harmonicdrivegearhead.com/

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, Harmonic Drive Gears, Actuators, Gearhead, Harmonic Drive Actuator, Harmonic Drive Gearing, Electromate, Strain Wave Gearing, Flex Spine, Circular Spine, Wave Generator, Planetary Gearbox, Harmonic Gearbox, Harmonic Gearhead

Actuator Life- How to Estimate for Ball and Roller Screw Actuators

Estimating how long a piece of equipment will last in an application is critical information in the specification process. This step-by-step guide examines how to estimate the life of an electric actuator, utilizing ball or roller screw technology, in applications that require constant or varying (changing) loads. In addition, you will learn how to calculate life in units of time (days, years, etc.) and how to compare the expected life of two different solutions.

CLICK HERE to download this White Paper from Tolomatic.

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

Featured Video: BRUSHED VS BRUSHLESS DC MOTOR SELECTION

What kind of motor is best for your application?  This 6min video helps you to decide whether a brushed motor or a brushless motor would work better for your needs.  Start your e-learning now with Dr. Urs Kafader from the maxon academy.

 

CLICK HERE to watch this 6minute video.

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:  Brush motor, brush servo motor, brushless motor, BLDC motor, motor selection, Maxon, Electromate

Live Webinar April 7 -Control Schemes for Dealing with Nonlinear Mechanics

There are many challenges when designing a motion control system. One challenge that can overwhelm many engineers is nonlinear mechanics. These mechanics can make tuning a motion control system difficult. At Galil, we pride ourselves in being able to provide intuitive solutions for these nonlinear or unorthodox mechanics. This webinar will discuss six examples of applications with nonlinear mechanics, their inherent challenges, and the tools/solutions to address these challenges.

Below are the six examples of applications with nonlinear mechanics:

  1. High-friction axis
  2. Mechanics with backlash
  3. Servo axis involving a spring
  4. Axis exposed to large and unpredictable outside forces
  5. Mechanics where inertia varies with position
  6. Hydraulic axis
 Robin    Robin Riley
   Sr. Applications Engineer
   Galil Motion Control

Robin Riley joined Galil in 1999 as an Applications Engineer. Before coming to Galil, he worked at companies such as Raychem, Tyco, and EPE Industries where his technical contribution focused on mechanical design. Robin began his career at Galil assisting customers with the design of new hardware, software, and firmware for their motion control applications as well as troubleshooting existing OEM applications. In the past 16 years Robin has become the senior application engineer focusing mostly on international OEMs. Robin holds a BSME from the University of Maine at Orono.

CLICK HERE to register for this Live Webinar.

 

 

Tags:  Nonlinear Mechanics, Control, Motion Control, Automation, Machine Control, Motor Control, Galil, Electromate


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