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Free e-Learning modules from Maxon Motor

The maxon academy features several e-Learning modules to help deepen your knowledge on drive technology.  We recently introduced a series of How-to Videos that are easy-to-follow tutorials with specific information on topics from motor selection to gears, winding and motor type comparisons.  These short videos are perfect for busy engineers that need a quick review on the selection of high-precision drives and systems.

Additional information and technical data is available by contacting sales@electromate.com.

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http://www.electromate.com/products/?partner=1072297493

Tags:  maxon, maxon motors, Electromate, pancake motor, BLDC motor, brushless motor, servo motor, automation, DC motor

Video: DC Motor Type Selection Based on Load Torque & Speed

5 minute YouTube Video

Dr. Urs Kafader, of maxon motor AG, provides a short 5 minute tutorial on DC brushless and brush motor type selection based on load torque & speed.


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

Closed-Loop Stepper Motor Performance Gains

A New White Paper from Galil Motion Control

Galil White Paper PicModern motion controllers can include the ability to run stepper motors with encoder feedback, resulting in true closed-loop motion control. This mode of motor control is very similar to standard three-phase brushless servo motor control, where the three phases are offset 120 electrical degrees. With steppers, the motor has two phases offset by 90 electrical degrees. The benefits of closed-loop control with stepper motors include greatly improved velocity smoothness and reduced power consumption compared to open-loop steppers and much higher torque at low velocity compared with traditional three-phase brushless servo motors…

Click on the link below to download this complete White Paper.

http://www.electromate.com/db_support/downloads/GalilArticleForSmoothMotion.pdf

Click on the link below for information on Galil’s Motion Controller Family-

Galil’s Motion Controller Family

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

Optimized System Design using Dynamic Drives

There are two basic requirements that state-of-the-art machines, systems and devices must meet in order to succeed in the market: an extensive range of functions and high reliability.  Dramatically improve the throughput and performance of machines as well as the quality of the goods produced by these machines using highly dynamic DC motors and dynamic positioning control technology.   Click on this link to read the complete white paper.

 

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

 

Tags:  maxon, maxon motor, maxon DC motor, Electromate, servo motor, BLDC motor, brushless motor, flat motor, pancake motor, automation, electric motor, motion control, maxpos, automation, motion control, motion controller

What’s the Difference between Pneumatic, Hydraulic, and Electrical Actuators?

White Paper by Carlos Gonzalez | Machine Design  originally posted April 16, 2015

A linear actuator moves a load, which can be an assembly, components, or a finished product, in a straight line. It converts energy into a motion or force and can be powered by pressurized fluid or air, as well as electricity.

Here is a breakdown of common linear actuators, their advantages and their disadvantages….

Click on the link below to download this article in .PDF format

PDF Article: What’s the Difference between Pneumatic, Hydraulic, and Electrical Actuators?

Ball Screw Maximum Compression Load

A compression load is a force that tends to compress, or buckle a ball screw shaft.  If a compressive force is applied to a screw that exceeds its column strength, the ball screw will bend and cause premature or permanent failure.  This can happen in either horizontal or vertical applications.  In some cases, you may have to select a more rigid end support housing arrangement, and/or a larger diameter screw in order for the ball screw assembly to withstand your compression load.

Ball screw compression-loads

If a sufficiently heavy load is applied to a nut with a long ball screw in a horizontal application, the ball screw could buckle.  In a vertical application, if a fixed or rigid motor driven housing is mounted below the ball screw, the ball screw weight and load weight could buckle the screw.  Therefore, in a vertical application, installing the motor driven support housing above the ball screw puts the ball screw assembly in a tension mode, while the bottom end support bearing is free to “float axially” and is used only to guide the end of the screw.  By loading the screw in tension, most of the time you avoid any compression load issues, and only need to be concerned with the load capacity of the nut and end support bearings.  However, in some vertical applications with the ball screw mounted in a tension mode, you will have to be concerned about compression loads if you have a reversing force that exceeds the load weight being moved.

Information on Lintech’s Family of Ball Screws can be viewed at the following webpage-
Lintech Ball Screw Product Information

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:  Ball Screw, Lead Screw, Roll Thread Screw, Lintech, Electromate

Mechatronics: Industrial Automation Webinar

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Originally recorded on 11/19/2014  by DesignNews

Industrial automation continues to benefit from the fruits of the mechatronics industry, namely the increasing inclusion of electronics within the traditional mechanics.  However, as this integration grows stronger, more smarts are needed from the design team to ensure that the mechanics are taking full advantage of all that the electronics subsystem has to offer.  In the industrial automation space, some of these terms and technologies are less well-known.  Never fear, as we’ll discuss these topics in detail on this webinar, ensuring that you can maximize the mechatronics technologies that are at your disposal.


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