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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

Theory, Application & Operation of Frameless Motor Technology. Live Webinar.

February 23, 2016  11:00 AM ET

Register to watch the webinar on or after February 23.

For many years there seems to have been an engineering mystique surrounding the integration of frameless motor part sets into high performance machine design. This has kept many machine design engineers from jumping in to embed these power and torque dense motor types into their applications.

This webinar will focus on the integration of frameless motors into practical machine design challenges. We will touch on the background and use of embedded motor components, typical application overview, performance improvement expectations, typical design and installation best practices, drive amplifier and feedback considerations, and machine system thermal concerns.

We will also review some basic tools available to help design engineers optimize frameless motor performance in customer machine applications.

Meet the Speaker:

Tom S. Wood Tom S. Wood
Motor Product Specialist
Kollmorgen
Tom is the Frameless Motor Product Specialist at Kollmorgen. Tom has worked with Kollmorgen for over 30 years in various roles integrating motion control solutions as Machine Designer, Servo System Customer, Manufacturers Representative, and High-Tech Distributor.

Register at the link below to watch the webinar on or after February 23.

Webinar Registration

Tags:   Frameless Motor, Direct Drive Motor, Embedded Robotics, Automation, Servo Motor, BLDC Motor, Kollmorgen, Webinar, Electromate, Motion Control

 

Introducting Wago’s Automation and Connectivity Solutions

WAGO’s automation product line features flexible fieldbus-independent solutions for decentralized automation tasks. Wago offer a range of programmable controllers in various performance classes for easy control of all automation tasks.

WAGO’s I/O systems, interface modules, power supply and surge protection systems are employed when applications demand high performance, computing power and 100% safety and reliability, such as applications in the manufacturing industry, process engineering, building automation and, in all safety-related and hazardous areas such oil and gas production and mining operations.

Why use WAGO I/O?

  • Over 400 I/O and Specialty Modules
  • Intrinsically safe I/O
  • IP20 & IP67 solutions for harsh environments
  • Network Independent
  • Powerful Programmable Fieldbus Controllers with feature rich programming software
  • Built in WEB Server
  • Small footprint
  • High quality K BUS signal transmission technology
  • High qualtity interconnects

Click on the following YouTube link to view a library of Wago Product Video’s.

CLICK HERE to view Wago’s brochure and catalog links.

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:  Wago, I/O, Connectivity, Automation, I/O systems, interface modules, power supply, surge protection systems, fieldbus system, Electromate, Controller

 

New Integrated StepSERVO™ Motors from Applied Motion Products

Integrated Step Motors fuse step motor plus drive and control components into a single device. Integrated steppers offer a space-saving design that reduces wiring and saves on cost over separate motor and drive components.

AMP INTEGRATED MOTOR FAMILY

Ideally suited for applications such as packaging and labeling, automated test and measurement, automated assembly and life sciences, StepSERVO™ motors from Applied Motion Products provide the next evolution integrated step motor technology. Starting with a proven integrated motor design, we add a high-resolution incremental encoder and closed-loop servo firmware to create a motor that offers the best step motor performance available today. StepSERVO™ motors offer the same high-torque-at-low-speed and excellent holding torque characteristics of open loop stepping motors with the advantages of true closed-loop control. These advantages include the ability to create peak torques from the motor up to 50% higher than the normal torque range of the same step motor running open loop. Closed-loop also means the motor only draws current when it needs it, so step motors now run cooler than ever before.  StepSERVO™ motors feature:

  • NEMA frame size 17, 23 and 24. StepSERVO motors utilize 5000 line incremental encoders (20,000 counts/rev)
  • NEMA frame size 11. StepSERVO motors utilize 1024 line incremental encoders (4,096 counts/rev)
  • Closed-loop servo control using high torque step motors
  • High acceleration for faster machine cycles and greater productivity
  • Energy efficient, cool running
  • All-in-one compact solution
  • IP65 versions for wet and dusty environments
  • Stand-alone operation (stored Q programming)
  • EtherNet/IP industrial networking option
  • CANopen fieldbus option
  • Modbus RTU option for easy PLC/HMI connection

Click on the following link to view a 30minute YouTube Video on the StepSERVO™ integrated stepper motor.

There are three types of StepSERVO™ to choose from:

SSM integrated steppers feature:Applied Motion Products SSM23IP-3EG

  • NEMA 23 frame size motors
  • Ethernet (RJ-45) port for programming
  • EtherNet/IP industrial networking standard
  • Three motor lengths (stack lengths) available to provide the highest amount of torque in the shortest motor possible

 

TSM integrated steppers feature:

  • NEMA 11 (New!), NEMA 17 and NEMA 23 frame size motors
  • RS-232 or RS-485 port for programming and streaming commandsApplied Motion Products TSM11-1
  • Control options including CANopen fieldbus control, digital step & direction control, analog velocity mode, streaming commands and stand-alone operation using stored Q programs.
  • Three motor lengths available in each frame size to provide the highest amount of torque for each length

 

TXM integrated steppers feature:

  • IP65 rated for wet and dusty environmentsApplied Motion Products TXM24C-3CG
  • NEMA 24 frame size motors
  • RS-232, RS-485 or Ethernet port (M12) for programming, streaming commands and fieldbus/networking
  • Control options include CANopen fieldbus control, EtherNet/IP industrial networking, digital step & direction control, analog velocity mode, streaming commands and stand-alone operation using stored Q programs.
  • Two motor lengths available to provide both a lower torque and a higher torque option depending on application requirements

CLICK HERE for additional information on the StepSERVO™ motors from Applied Motion Products.

AC Servo Motor + Drive Systems from Kollmorgen

Kollmorgen offers various electronic motor drives with advanced control technology, multiple fieldbus connectivity options, and control interfaces. Choose from a broad selection of servo drives in a wide range of input voltages and output power levels.

Kollmorgen drive technology is enhanced when used with both our motor designs and automation controllers. Configuration and programming software is integrated with drive and motor combinations. Kollmorgen drives are also versatile and can run a broad range of standard and specialty motors with various feedback types. Kollmorgen drives adapt to changing technology and many integrate directly with safety solutions to meet new machine safety directives.

KOLLMORGEN AKD SERVO DRIVES AND AKM SERVO MOTORS

Kollmorgen servo drives are used for dynamic motion applications where precise positioning, speed control, or torque efficiency is key. Kollmorgen servo drives range from 300 watts to 50,000 watts of continuous duty power output. Peak outputs Kollmorgen servo drives are impressive with peak operation at 3 times the rated continuous current for a full 5 seconds in certain drives. This is a clear Kollmorgen advantage since many manufacturers can only rate peak operation at 1 second or less. This allows many applications to use significantly smaller servo drives and expands the dynamic performance of the servo drive lineup.

Connectivity is a key aspect in machines so fieldbus options are plentiful. Kollmorgen support many popular ethernet fieldbuses like EtherCAT, Ethernet /IP, Profinet, and SynqNet. Support for traditional fieldbuses is available on certain models as well, including Profibus, Devicenet, CanOpen, RS485, RS232, Sercos II and Sercos III.

Kollmorgen’s family of permanent magnet brushless motors offer an extremely wide variety of size and package types. From frameless pancake motors to high acceleration housed/shafted motors, Kollmorgen offers the most complete range of high performance motors available today. When you combine our vast selection of motors with our family of high performance servo drives, we can satisfy your most demanding application requirements and help you build a better machine, faster.

To assist with the sizing and selection of Kollmorgen’s AC Servo Motor + Drive Systems, Kollmorgen announce the release of MOTIONEERING® Application Engine 6.4.0 – Kollmorgen’s Free premier motion sizing and selection software. This release features the new KBM™ Series Frameless Kit brushless motors with our AKD™ servo drive family, complementing their existing rotary and linear actuation systems. Sizing frameless motors and drive systems has never been easier. Using a mechanism project concept for collecting and saving multiple axes of load information,MOTIONEERING® can automatically calculate application results and compare against a database catalog of systems – recommending to their customers the most optimized set of Kollmorgen system solutions available.

Kollmorgen Motioneering software

The MOTIONEERING® software sizing engine has the flexibility to sum the effects of multiple axes of motion for power supply and shunt regeneration sizing (rotary applications only). Versatile units-of-measure selection options for mechanism and motion profile data-entry, with the ability to convert data into other available units, makes this a convenient international tool. A user-friendly Help file teaches program functions and algorithms used to provide results.

CLICK HERE to view Kollmorgen’s family of AC Servo Motor + Drive Systems

New Torque Motor Family from Tecnotion

Tecnotion adds QTR Frameless Torque Motors to its direct drive product offering.  With low axial height and high torque density, the QTR bridges the size-performance gap.

Direct Drive Motors, also know as Torque Motors, are permanent-magnet direct drive motors that rotate along an axis.  They can be used wherever a rotary movement is required and offer numerous advantages over conventional servo drives.

Torque Motors from Tecnotion are extremely compact, provide an extremely stiff drive train, eliminate the need for time-consuming mounting procedures, are virtually maintenance free and can be integrated directly into the machine structure, while the spacious open inner diameter enables wire and cable feedthrough.  To top things off the entire series comes with completely sealed stators and integrated temperature protection and measurement sensors.

Tecnotion QTR

The direct drive technology of brushless torque motors is an ideal way to enhance productivity, accuracy, and dynamic performance of applications.  This technology lowers costs, shrinks space requirements, and reduces wear and tear.  Torque motors eliminate the need for mechanical transmission components such as gearboxes, belts and speed reducers.  This reduces transmission losses and eliminates the cost and maintenance required for additional components.  And because there is no contact between rotor and stator, there is no mechanical wear, meaning less maintenance and longer life.

Tecnotion QTR Product Overview

Tecnotion QTR Product Overview

At first glance the QTR series stands out because of its cast design, which differentiates it from other torque motors by providing a low thermal resistance and very high torque density, as seen in the QTR’s very flat design, large inner diameter and low stator and rotor mass.  All motors come equipped with integrated temperature sensors and high voltage insulation.  Rather than flying leads, the QTR series is provided with braided power and sensor cables with strain relief integrated in the stator housing, reducing the rate of wear and potential failure.

The QTR motor series offers a very flat design for lower axial height and high torque density.  Features such as a large inner diameter, strain-relieved cable exit, integrated temperature sensors, low thermal resistance, and low stator and rotor mass differentiate the QTR products from other torque motors currently available.

With three outer diameters – 105, 133, and 160 mm – and five build heights, ranging from 17 mm to 92 mm, the QTR series suits applications in markets such as Semiconductor, Medical, Machine Tool, Printing, Rotary tables, Factory Automation, and Robotics. Continuous torque ranges from 1.4 to 63.5 Nm, and speed ranges from 190 rpm to 6918 rpm.

Click on the following link to download the Tecnotion Torque Motor 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:  Tecnotion, Electromate, Torque Motor, Direct Drive Motor, Servo Motor, Automation

Understanding the Linear Shaft Servomotor

Nippon Pulse’s Linear Shaft Motor is a brushless, high-precision direct drive linear servo motor with a tubular design.  The motor consists of a magnetic shaft and coil assembly (forcer), and is driven and controlled by the flow of current.

The Linear Shaft Motor can replace ball-screws, pneumatics, U-shaped motors and other linear motion systems.

Design Concepts of the Linear Shaft Motor

  • Simple: Two parts and a non-critical air gap
  • Non-Contact: No wearing and maintenance free
  • High Precision: Ironless design and all the magnetic flux is used

Linear Shaft Motor Specification Overview

  • Variety of shaft diameters, ranging from 4mm to 100mm
  • Stroke lengths of 20mm to 4.6M
  • Achievable peak force of 2340N
  • Maximum continuous force of 585N

Advantages of Linear Shaft Motors

The Linear Shaft Motor is a simple, high-efficiency, high-precision motor that requires no maintenance over its lifetime.  The servo motor consists of only two parts: a magnetic shaft, and a “forcer” of wound coils.  The Linear Shaft Motor offers ultra-high precision because it has no iron in the forcer or shaft, giving you the precision and zero cogging expected in a coreless design while providing the stiffness expected in an iron-core motor.

Because the forcer coil completely wraps around the shaft’s internal magnets, all the motor’s magnetic flux is efficiently used. This allows for a 0.5mm to 2.5mm nominal annular air gap between the shaft and forcer.  This air gap is non-critical, meaning there is no variation in force as the gap changes over the stroke length of the device.

Nippon Pulse’s Linear Shaft Motor can be used in a variety of applications, including pick-and-place machines and dispensing machines.  Applications that require smooth, precise movements and high accuracy will benefit from the Linear Shaft Motor.  If your application has varying force requirements or low-power/high-efficiency requirements, contact an applications engineer to learn how your application can benefit from the Linear Shaft Motor servomotor.

Applications of the Linear Shaft Motor (LSM)

  • High-speed pick-and-place machines
  • High-accuracy pick-and-place or dispensing applications
  • Scanners that need smooth and precise movements
  • Long-life and low-maintenance expectations
  • Applications that require low power and high efficiency

More information on the Linear Shaft Motor Family from Nippon Pulse can be viewed at-

http://www.electromate.com/assets/catalog-library/pdfs/nippon-pulse/NPM_Linear_Shaft_Motor_catalog.pdf

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:  Nippon Pulse, Electromate, Linear Motor, Shaft Motor, Linear Shaft Motor, Servo Motor, Automation, DC Motor, Tubular Motor


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