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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

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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

Zero-Backlash Servo Rotary Indexing Table from Sankyo Automation

The Sankyo Automation RollerDrive® Reducer is a precision gear reducer that uses a zero backlash roller gear mechanism. The unit is constructed from an input shaft and a turret (output shaft) that is assembled with roller followers. The roller followers are preloaded against a screw-like input shaft to eliminate backlash.High Speed Indexer

Sankyo servo indexing tables offer a constant lead cam with a servo motor drive for programmable motion. Sankyo servo indexing tables provide fast highly accurate motion, with the added capability to move medium to heavy loads. The preloaded cam & turret provides a high performance zero-backlash servo indexing table for all your automation needs.

The RU Series servo indexing table is available in 11 different sizes. These servo indexing tables come with varying ratios to maximize the motor’s torque capacity, speed requirements and enhance the overall accuracy. Special applications may require double reduction ratio of the internal cam and an additional reducer to provide large torque capacities or slower speed.

Features include:

  • Zero-Backlash -The RollerDrive uses a unique preloaded mechanism to completely eliminate backlash and deliver output motions that are faithfully true to input commands
  • Design -RollerDrive technology incorporates a cam with a high gear reduction to deliver large torque capacities with smaller servo motors
  • Second Reducer Option -Multiple reducer options keep the servo at optimal RPM speed
  • Rigidity Suitable for Machining Applications -An exclusive ouput turret bearing and cast-iron housing toleratres heavy vibrations associated with machine tool applications
  • Versatile for Retooling -RU Series can keep pace with the ever-changing tooling requirements
  • Short settling times – The RollerDrive provides fast highly accurate dynamic motion

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Sankyo RollerDrive RU Series Reducer

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:  Sankyo, RollerDrive, Cam, Zero-Backlash, Indexing Drive, Indexing Table, Rotary Table, Electromate

High Performance Servo Gearbox is ideal for Cyclic or Continuous High Speed Applications

The SPH inline planetary gearbox is GAM’s latest solution for today’s demanding motion control challenges. With helical gears, the SPH is designed for dynamic and cyclic applications and can also be optimized for high speed and continuous duty applications.

GAM SPH SERVO GEARBOX

It is available in six frame sizes with nominal torque ratings from 15 to up to 900Nm. The SPH features precision cut helical gears that are ground for smoothness, quiet operation, and high accuracies.  The face width of the SPH gears are up to 70% longer than the gears in comparable gearboxes on the market, which means more tooth contact and greater overall torque density.  To carry the higher torques, SPH gears are case hardened which imparts strength deeper into the gear compared to nitriding which hardens just the surface.  With several output configurations available, machine integration is simplified.

SPH Series Benefits

  • Helical Gearing
  • Lower backlashes
  • Lower noise levels
  • Smoother torque transmission

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GAM SPH Gearbox

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:  GAM, Gearbox, Gearhead, Planetary Gearbox, Electromate

Complete Guided Motion Solutions from A to X-Y-Z

Bishop-Wisecarver invented and patented DualVee Motion Technology® more than 40 years ago to provide a solution for harsh environment applications where existing technologies were ineffective. DualVee® also proved excellent for long length, smooth motion and low noise requirements.

 

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Today, Bishop-Wisecarver remains the recognized expert and the most trusted name in guide wheel technology, with the widest range of guide wheel based linear motion products in the world.

Benefits of Guide Wheel Technology include:

  • Harsh Environments
  • Long Lengths
  • Low Noise
  • Smooth, Low Friction Motion
  • Speeds up to 5.5 meters/sec
  • Acceleration up to 5 g’s
  • High Temperature, Low Temperature
  • Clean Room Options
  • Ease of Assembly, Low Cost Installation
  • Low Maintenance

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Bishop-Wisecarver Catalog

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:  Bishop-Wisecarver, Linear Actuator, Guide Wheel, DualVee Motion Technology, DualVee, Electromate

Knowledge is power. Learn all about electric linear actuators with Tolomatic’s e-book

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

Discover…

Why electric actuators?
How to select the right actuator
Electric actuator applications that improve efficiency
How to define a true total cost of ownership in an installation

…and much more!

 

Tags:  Electric Linear Actuator, Rod Style Actuator, Rodless Actuator, Tolomatic, Electromate

Electromate Certified As A Great Workplace

 

— FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — 

Kaizen, team cooperation and a great working environment help certify Electromate® as a Great Workplace


Toronto, Ontario—July 20, 2017.   Electromate® Inc.— one of the country’s leading providers of high performance Factory Automation Products—is proud to announce that they have been certified as a GREAT WORKPLACE after a thorough and independent analysis conducted by Great Place to Work® Canada.  This certification is based on direct feedback from employees, provided as part of an extensive and anonymous survey about the Electromate® workplace experience.

Electromate® prides itself on its commitment to the principles of Kaizen, or continuous improvement.  This holds true for the personal and professional development of its employees which has greatly contributed to the creation of its company culture embodying the Core Values of Integrity, Intelligence, Ambition and Enthusiasm.

“Creating a great workplace culture has been pivotal in driving employee engagement and performance,” said Warren Osak, President of Electromate®. “Empirical studies have shown that highly engaged employees are more productive and deliver a higher level of customer satisfaction, and much of our competitive advantage stems from the positivity in our workplace.  We are thrilled to be recognized for our exceptional workplace culture and acknowledged as a Great Workplace by GPTW.”

About Great Place to Work:

GPTW (www.greatplacetowork.ca) is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures.  Through proprietary assessment tools, advisory services, and certification programs, GPTW recognizes the world’s Best Workplaces in a series of national lists including those published by Fortune magazine (USA) and The Globe & Mail (Canada).  Great Place to Work® provides the benchmarks, framework, and expertise needed to create, sustain, and recognize outstanding workplace cultures.

About Electromate:

Electromate’s Core Purpose is to help Manufacturers build better machines using differentiated automation technology.  They specialize in Robotic and Mechatronic Solutions for the Industrial Automation marketplace.  Respected by customers as a premiere source for High Performance Automation and Motion Control Components & Systems, Electromate® specializes in AC & DC Servo and Stepper Motors & Drives, Motion & Automation Controllers, Positioning Systems & Actuators, Feedback Devices, Gearing Products and HMI’s & Operator Displays, all supported via extensive product selection, just-in-time delivery, dedicated customer service and technical engineering support.

More on Electromate can be found at-

Website:     www.electromate.com 
LinkedIn:    https://www.linkedin.com/company-beta/209277/
Twitter:      @Electromate
Facebook:   https://www.facebook.com/electromateindustrial/
Google+:    https://plus.google.com/104057418684128701566
Blog:          https://electromate.wordpress.com/


Media contact:
 

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

 


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