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JVL Integrated Motors Feature Fast and Easy Setup for Rockwell Automation/Allen-Bradley PLC

PRESS release: January 2019.

Birkerød, Denmark – After the successful introduction of the complete range of ServoStep integrated motors JVL is now releasing Add-On-Instructions for fast and easy setup and programming in Rockwell Automation’s Studio 5000 software.

All-in-one unit: Motor, Absolute multiturn encoder, Drive, Controller, PLC and Ethernet Switch as well as TÜV-approved STO option.  The integrated design with the controller in the motor minimizes the size of the control cabinet.  With less components in the cabinet, the cooling requirements will be lower, reducing both system cost and running costs.

JVL´s ServoStep motors offer state-of-the-art performance that in some applications can rival servo motors at a lower cost.  The high torque at low speeds make compact solutions without gear possible.  The ServoStep family offers up to double power in same size

compared to similar motors, due to higher current/voltage and advanced regulation.

JVL’s closed-loop ServoStep technology eliminates loss of steps and never stalls.  The technology causes a paradigm shift that changes your perception of what you can do with a stepper motor.  Ultra-high torque enables direct drive without gearing.  The motor

series also has current control, which lowers power consumption and allows 100% duty cycle without overheating.  The ultra-high step resolution of 409,600 step/rev decreases acoustic noise and results in a smooth-running motor.

The wide speed range from 0 to 3000 rpm can be adjusted in increments of 0.01 rpm.  Due to automatic tuning, programming is fast and easy.

The motors have 8 programmable inputs/outputs: each can be set up as digital input, digital output or analog input. Motors are equipped with EtherNet/IP interface and as option you can choose STO (Safe Torque Off) versions.

The motors are perfect for multi-axis applications and format adjustments where high positioning speed is required. Due to ultra-high torque, no gear is needed.

For end-of-line packaging and food and beverage applications enclosure class IP65 can be delivered.

To fulfil the demands for diagnostics and easy maintenance in factories of the future the motors are designed for IIoT and are Industry 4.0 ready.

The motors include a 2-port Ethernet switch to reduce wiring in daisy-chain configuration (DLR). Several LEDs enable technicians and operators to get a quick status overview.

To save time, Add-On-Instructions are available for Studio 5000. It makes commissioning fast and easy and the motors can be set up in 5 minutes or less.

Industrial Ethernet: 

The motors have the ability to be upgraded with other protocols or newer versions of the same protocol at any time. Because of the upgradeability, the JVL industrial Ethernet interface is also ‘future proof’ as newer versions of the protocols will always fit into the design. The user can switch between Profinet, EtherCAT, Powerlink, EtherNet/IP, Modbus TCP and SERCOS.

Information on the Integrated Servo & Stepper Motors from JVL can be found at-
https://www.electromate.com/jvl-industri-elektronik.html

For further information, please contact:

EDITORIAL CONTACT:

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

 

Tags: JVL, Integrated Motor, Industrial Ethernet, Electromate

Customizable Lintech 100 Series Screw Driven Linear Stages Ship In 1 Week

Lintech’s 100 Series Positioning Tables set the standard for high performance and value

Acme Screw or Ball Screw Driven Linear Motion:
The Lintech 100 series linear positioning slides are designed to maximize performance while minimizing physical size and cost. These linear slides use a low friction, preloaded, recirculating linear ball bearing system, which ride on precision ground linear square rail guide. The linear profile rails are mounted to a precision machined aluminum base, which offers a rigid support over the entire travel of the table’s carriage. The load is mounted to a precision machined aluminum carriage, which has threaded stainless steel inserts for high strength and wear life.

There are 30 different acme & ball screw options, that offer high efficiencies and long life at an economical price. These linear positioning tables are designed to allow for numerous options. They include EOT & Home switches, linear & rotary encoders, power-off electric brakes, motor wrap packages and versatile mounting brackets for multiple axis applications.

Single or Multi-Axis Configurations:
Lintech has the ability to build any of its standard positioning systems in single or multi-axis, using pre-engineered mounting brackets. Mix and match different axes for a customized linear robotics solution.

Information on the 100 Series Positioning Slide from Lintech can be viewed at:
https://www.electromate.com/assets/catalog-library/pdfs/lintech/Lintech_100_110_120_catalog.pdf

For further information, please contact:

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

Tags: Lintech, Positioning Stage, Positioning Table, 100 Series, Electromate

Galil DMC-40×0 Series Programmable Motion Controller for Servo and Stepper Motors

Galil’s DMC-4000 Series of Ethernet/RS232 Multi-Axis Motion Controllers set the standard for high performance and value

The DMC-40×0 motion controller is Galil’s highest performance, stand-alone motion controller. It belongs to Galil’s latest generation motion controller family, which accepts encoder inputs up to 22 MHz, provides servo update rates as high as 32 kHz, and processes commands as fast as 40 microseconds-10 times the speed of prior generation controllers. The DMC-40×0 is a full-featured motion controller packaged with optional multi-axis drives in a compact, metal enclosure. The unit operates stand-alone or interfaces to a PC with Ethernet 10/100Base-T or RS232. The controller includes optically isolated I/O, high-power outputs capable of driving brakes or relays, and analog inputs for interfacing to analog sensors. The DMC-40×0 controller and drive unit accepts power from a single 20-80 VDC source.

The DMC-40×0 is available in one through eight-axis formats, and each axis is user-configurable for stepper or servo motor operation. With a powerful RISC processor, the DMC-40×0 controllers provide such advanced features as PID compensation with velocity and acceleration feedforward, program memory with multitasking for simultaneously running eight applications programs, and uncommitted I/O for synchronizing motion with external events. Modes of motion include point-to-point positioning, position tracking, jogging, linear and circular interpolation, contouring, electronic gearing and ecam. Like all Galil controllers, programming the DMC-40×0 is simplified with two-letter, intuitive commands and a full set of software tools such as GDK for servo tuning and analysis.

Information on the DMC-40×0 Motion Controller from Galil can be viewed at:
https://www.electromate.com/assets/catalog-library/pdfs/galil-motion-control/Galil_Multi_Axis_Motion_Controller_Brochure.pdf

For further 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, DMC-4000, Motion Controller, Automation, Motor Control, Machine Control, Electromate

The World’s Most Compact 3000 W Integrated Servo Motor

JVL presents a new AC Servo Motor with built-in controller, Nano-PLC and direct AC mains supply with same capacity and length as traditional servo motors.

JVL Integrated MAC Servo Motor

Birkerød, Denmark – JVL, the European leader in the development of integrated servo and stepper motor technology, has now again developed a new and unique product in the field of integrated motor control.  JVL’s newest additions to their portfolio is a complete, high-capacity MAC motor® with rating of 3000W.  MAC motor®s are complete servo systems including a high-dynamic AC servo motor, hall-sensors, encoder, power supply, driver and positioning controller and Nano-PLC, as well as facilities for incorporating various control modules such as Bluetooth, WLAN, ZigBee, EtherCAT, EtherNet/IP, CANopen, DeviceNet, Profibus, Profinet, Nano PLC, RS232/RS485/USB, Process Control, etc.

New Compact Motor

The MAC motor sets completely new standards for the performance and size of servo controls. With a length of only 311.8mm for a 3000W motor with a torque of 9.55/28.6Nm at 3000rpm, this MAC motor matches the size of traditional servo motors without built-in controllers with flange 130x130mm. This has only been possible through the use of extremely compact motors and the development of electronics and mechanics that utilise the latest technologies and manufacturing methods.  So what about vibrations and temperature? As with the other integrated servo motors in the range (50-3000W), both the motor and all electronic components have been specifically selected to withstand the rigorous demands required by industrial use.

Power Supply and Energy Savings

Powering this motor is easy since it only requires connection of the main voltage of 3x400VAC through the M23 connectors. Control voltage for the encoder and microprocessor circuitry is 24VDC: In an emergency-stop situation, where an approved relay has cut-off the main power, encoder position and other values are maintained by this control voltage.  In some applications, however, this is not needed and in those cases an optional internal 24VDC supply can be used, requiring only an AC main connection.  Furthermore highly effective switching technology is used to ensure low heat generation resulting in appreciable energy savings.

Other Advantages

One of the big advantages of using the integrated MAC motors is that you don’t need to install a separate servo driver or controller in a control cabinet. This gives you many subsequent advantages: Space savings in your control cabinet, saving of expensive motor and encoder cables, saving time (and money) for cabling, noise is minimized due to internal cabling and also installation errors between driver and motor are eliminated.  In addition, service is much easier, since the motor and controller can be replaced as a single integrated unit. Hence downtime is minimized and production is maximized.

Information on the MAC motor from JVL can be viewed at:
https://www.electromate.com/assets/catalog-library/pdfs/jvl%20industri%20elektronik/JVL_ld0083gb.pdf

For further 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:  Servo Motor, Integrated Motor, JVL, Electromate, MAC Servo

What are PCB Mount Servo Drives? Top 6 Benefits

Imagine being able to achieve the same amount of power output and performance from your servo powered device, at a fraction of the cost. Just as PC manufacturers have created smaller computer chips each year with faster speeds, so too has the printed circuit board (PCB) mounted servo drive been able to offer the same performance as panel mount servo drives at a fraction of the cost and size.

printed circuit board (PCB) mounted servo driveTraditionally, panel mount servo drives were housed in metal cases and installed into electrical panels which took up lots of space in the machine. Embedded servo drives greatly reduce the space required to operate by plugging directly into your PCB and eliminating the need for metal housing and connectors. PCB mounted servo drives can either be constructed using detachable connections or soldering.

More often than not, PCB mount servo drives are connected using plug-in style connectors, however soldering the connectors can be beneficial for extreme conditions to increase the reliability of the electrical connections. You’ll often find PCB mount servo drives used in 3D printing, CNC machining, robotics and other tightly integrated applications.

The space saving capabilities of PCB mount drives allows room for additional components in the machine to make it more functional and capable, or to make the machine smaller and lighter if desired. For this reason, PCB mounted servo drives have become huge in the automation and robotics industries.

PCB mount servo drives offer the same features as panel mount servo drives, including output current, servo performance, network IO capabilities, feature set and more. Here’s a list of the benefits that you can expect from PCB mount servo drives.

Benefits of PCB Mount Servo Drives

1.   More Cost-Effective

pcb mount servo drives benefitsWith reduced wiring and system complexity, PCB mount drives are less expensive yet offer the same performance as their panel mount equivalents. Commissioning and servicing costs are also reduced due to their ease of installation.

2.   Reduced Footprint

pcb servo drives small size big performanceOwed to their simple and space-saving design, PCB mount drives take up a fraction of the volume of panel mount servo drives. A smaller footprint gives designers increased flexibility when they laying out components as well as reduces the overall machine size and weight. PCB mount drives can be mounted closer to the motors in places where a panel mount drive would never fit, such as directly into a robot arm. The lightweight and compact design of PCB mount servos make them perfectly suitable for almost any application that requires tight integration.

3.   Same Performance as Bigger Drives

Even though they’re smaller and less expensive than panel mount drives, PCB mount drives don’t sacrifice on power output and performance. PCB mount drives can output 60A peak and 30A continuous while taking up less than 39 cm^2 of board space! Furthermore, with newer designs the power density can be doubled.

PCB mount drives also have the same current loop bandwidth, current output resolution and servo update rates as their bigger counterparts as well as the same tuning capabilities, feedback resolution capability and positional accuracy.

4.   Easier Integration

multi-axis system pcb servo drives

Many designers choose open designs that allow for quick plug-and-play mounting. For multi-axis systems, PCBs can be designed to accept multiple single-axis drives. PCBs can also be designed to accept mating connectors that are compatible with your motor manufacturer’s standard cables, thus reducing cabling costs and increasing reliability. With a well thought out PCB design it can make it easier to install your PCB mounted drives and connect the controller, feedback, and motors.

5.   Greater Flexibility

pcb servo drive vs typical servo drivesOur large selection of PCB mount servo drives gives customers the flexibility to find the model that matches their needs and avoid paying for features that they won’t use. Customers who design their own PCBs can place the drives and mating connectors in the locations that work best for them.

6.   Greater Power Density

Power Density is defined as how much power the servo drive can output divided by how much volume the servo drive occupies (Power Density = P/V). PCB mount servo drives have some of the highest power densities available and they are getting even smaller and more powerful. The limiting factors for power density are heat dissipation and connectorization. Improved power devices can operate more efficiently which allows them to produce less heat while the plug-in style connectors greatly reduce the amount of area that traditional connectors would take up.

Why Select PCB Mount Servo Drives For Your Next Project?

digital pcb servo drives costs and benefitsPCB mounted servos offer much of the same characteristics as panel mount servos at nearly half of the price and size. Don’t think that this limits their ability to work as well as panel mount products. Whether you’re working with a brushed or brushless motor, we have standard PCB servo models that will operate with your motor.

Choose from analog PCB mount servo drives with simple configuration or digital PCB mounts with the same performance as a panel mount servo. With a cost effective price and comparable performance, making the switch to a digital PCB mount servo drive seems well worth the investment. Contact us today if you’re looking for a new PCB Mount servo drive and need help determining the best form factor for your servo.

For more information, please contact:

Electromate Inc.
Toll Free Phone (877)SERVO98
Toll Free Fax (877)SERVO99
sales@electromate.com
www.electromate.com/servo-drives.html

 

Tags:  PCB, Servo Amplifier, Servo Drive, BLDC Drive, Electromate, Advanced Motion Controls

POSITAL Sensors – Precision Feedback for Collaborative Robots

Encoders measure rotation and return a digital signal that reports the angle of rotation (absolute encoders) or rate of motion (incremental encoders) to the control system. The ‘right’ encoders for cobots need to be accurate, reliable, and compact, with excellent dynamic response characteristics. They also need to be reasonably priced. POSITAL-FRABA has responded to this challenge by developing new sensing technologies – such as magnetic and capacitive rotary encoders – that provide cobot manufacturers vital feedback for closed-loop control systems. In order to ensure that these devices meet the needs of cobot builders, POSITAL-FRABA offers products with a wide range of performance characteristics, communications interfaces and physical configurations.

 

A very exciting development in the area of robotics is the development and growing popularity of so-called collaborative robots, or “cobots”. Cobots, in contrast to traditional industrial robots, are designed to interact with human workers in a shared workspace. They are typically smaller and less powerful than traditional factory robots and are equipped with a variety of proximity sensors, load sensors and other features designed to avoid dangerous collisions between the robots and the people working around them. This focus on safety means that cobots are easier to deploy in a normal factory setting, since they don’t required special fenced off operating areas. Cobots have been used to perform repetitive tasks in light assembly, packaging, materials handling and medical laboratories. Cobots have also been used to help workers avoid direct contact with environments not conducive to direct human interaction, such as high temperature environments, chemically aggressive reagents and toxic pathogens.

Enabling Technologies for the Cobot Revolution
Many cobots are designed to mimic a human arm, with flexible “shoulder”, “elbow” and “wrist” joints. Accurate measurement of the rotary position of these joints is central to enabling the cobots’ control system to keep track of the spatial orientation of all of its moving parts. This is typically provided through rotary encoders mounted in each of the device’s joints.

For more information, please contact:

Electromate Inc.
Toll Free Phone (877)SERVO98
Toll Free Fax (877)SERVO99
sales@electromate.com
http://www.electromate.com/posital-fraba.html

 

Tags:  Encoder, Kit Encoder, Cobot, Posital-Fraba, Electromate


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