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Extra Rugged TILTIX Inclinometer from Posital Fraba

Posital TILTIX Heavy-Duty Inclinometer

Posital TILTIX Heavy-Duty Inclinometer

POSITAL’s versatile TILTIX inclinometers are available packaged in extra-rugged die-cast aluminum housings designed to withstand accidental impacts loads from tools, rocks or unsecured pieces of equipment.

Suitable for Harsh Environments

  • Extra Rugged Aluminum Housing
  • Single Axis (360°) or Two Axis (±80°) Measurement
  • Resolution up to ±0.01°
  • IP69K Rated and Shock Resistant up to 100g
  • Reinforced Connectors and Mounting Holes
  • Analog, CANopen, DeviceNet, J1939, SSI, Modbus RTU

The fieldbus versions (CANopen, J1939, DeviceNet) are available with dual connectors which support daisy-chained cabling configurations.  This eliminates expensive T-couplers and in-creases overall network simplicity and reliability. M12 and cable-exit versions offer flexible connection options to OEMs and individual users alike.

Click on the link below to download the Posital product catalog.

For more information, please contact:


Warren Osak
Toll Free Phone:   877-737-8698
Toll Free Fax:       877-737-8699

Tags:  Posital, Posital Fraba, Electromate, Encoder, Multi-Turn Encoder, Optical Encoder, Incremental Encoder, Absolute Encoder, Programmable Encoder, Inclinometer

Visit us at the Global Petroleum Show in Calgary June 9-11, 2015

Visit Electromate at the Global Petroleum Show in Calgary on June 9-11, 2015 at Stampede Park, Halls D/E  Booth #7704.

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Electromate will be exhibiting a range of Automation & Motion Control Products for Downhole, MWD & ATEX Class I, Div. 2 applications.

Electromate specializes in Robotic and Mechatronic Solutions.

We will be showcasing our differentiated automation solutions in Booth #7704.

New Job Posting. Regional Sales Manager: Automation Systems- Greater Toronto Area

Job Description

Regional Sales Manager: Automation Systems-  Greater Toronto Area

Electromate is a leading Canadian Distributor of Automation & Motion Control components & systems.  We provide the industry’s most comprehensive selection of motion controllers, servo/stepper components, positioning & bearing systems for the Industrial Automation industry.

Electromate’s Core Purpose is to help Canadian Manufacturers build better machines using differentiated automation technology.  We specialize in Robotic and Mechatronic Solutions for a variety of high technology industries including:  medical, biomedical, pharmaceutical, life science, aerospace, machine tool, semiconductor, embedded robotics, optics, photonics, packaging, defense, test & measurement and metal fabricating and forming.

Thanks to the continued success of our satisfied customers, our firm is expanding our sales department. Challenge your expertise in the field of Outside Sales by providing engineering sizing/selection and sales of automation components and systems.

The successful candidate should have a degree in mechanical or electrical engineering (or equivalent) and a minimum of 4-6 years experience with servo/stepper based factory automation equipment.  Project engineers who work ‘hands-on’ with the latest motion control technology are preferred.

You will work with our Inside Sales and Application Engineering team to penetrate new strategic account prospects in the GTA area, as well as maintaining our excellent relations with our existing customer base.

This career development position offers a competitive salary including a performance bonus program, car allowance and a fully subsidized Group Benefits Plan.

To explore this opportunity e-mail your resume with cover letter and salary expectations to-
Attention: Human Resources
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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:

Warren Osak
Toll Free Phone:   877-737-8698
Toll Free Fax:       877-737-8699

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

maxon presents new High Torque DC brushless motors

For applications demanding very high torque, drive specialist maxon motor is now launching its EC-i 40 DC brushless motor in a High Torque version.  The iron-core internal rotor drive is available with a diameter of 40 mm and delivers up to 234 mNm of torque.

maxon's new EC-i 40 DC brushless high torque motor

maxon’s new EC-i 40 DC brushless high torque motor

When it comes to powerful movements, maxon delivers with its EC-i 40 High Torque series of DC motors.  The Swiss drive specialist presents three powerful iron-core internal rotor drives.  The drives have a diameter of 40 mm and are equipped with an innovative rotor.  They feature high dynamics, a low cogging torque, and extremely high output torque.  The strongest motor in this series offers a maximum nominal torque of 234 mNm and is 56 millimeters in length.  It exceeds the performance of its precursor model by up to 70 percent.

Especially suitable for robotics

The three new brushless DC motors are cost-effective and ideally suited for applications in robotics, prosthetics, and industrial automation.  The compact design offers a great solution in applications with extreme space constraints.  When needed, the EC-i 40 High Torque motors can be combined with maxon gearheads, servo controllers, or position controllers.  The EC-i 40 series is easily configured and available in our online shop.

Additional information and technical data is available by contacting maxon at

For more on maxon, visit .

Tags:  maxon, maxon motors, Electromate, EC-I 40, BLDC motor, brushless motor, servo motor, automation, DC motor

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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