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Tolomatic expands extreme-force electric actuator family to include the RSX128 actuator rated up to 50,000 pounds of force (222.4 kN)

Tolomatic’s expanded extreme-force electric actuator family now includes the RSX128 actuator, rated up to 50,000 pounds of force (222.4 kN). Designed for replacing hydraulic cylinders and designed for 100 percent duty cycle, the RSX actuator features Tolomatic’s precision-ground planetary roller screws for operating life in challenging environments. Applications include assembly, metal fabrication (pressing, punching, clamping), automotive manufacturing, timber processing, motion simulators and more.

The RSX128 actuator represents a 60-percent increase in the bi-directional maximum force provided by Tolomatic’s extreme-force RSX electric actuator family. Additional frame sizes include the RSX080 which provides 18,000 lbf/80kN and the RSX096P press-model which is optimized to provide extend force up to (40,000 lbf/178 kN).

For all models, IP65 is standard for protection against dust and water spray. IP67 is optional for improved resistance of water ingress. A modified food-grade version, designed for volumetric filling and other high-force food-and-beverage applications, is available as a custom design with food-grade white epoxy coating and stainless-steel components to meet the requirements of washdown applications.

The entire RSX actuator family’s construction includes tie-rods and Type III hard-coat anodized aluminum housings. A standard internal anti-rotate feature prevents the rod from rotating without external guidance.

Information on the RSX128 actuator from Tolomatic can be viewed at:

https://www.electromate.com/pub/media/assets/catalog-library/pdfs/tolomatic/tolomatic-rsx-actuator-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
www.electromate.com

 

Tags:  RSX128, Linear Actuator, Electric Actuator, Tolomatic, Electromate

maxon Heavy Duty Motors are ideal for Downhole Drilling

maxon motor is a worldwide manufacturer of brushed and brushless DC motors, modular systems, and control electronics. They are a leading provider of high-precision drives and systems used in a variety of industries, such as aerospace, oil & gas, and energy.

Measurement While Drilling

Measurement While Drilling (MWD) uses measurement modules behind a drill head. The control system measures angle, vibration, and drilling speed. The “pulser” unit sends the collected information back to the surface, across thousands of meters, through pulses in the drill mud (MPT – Mud Pulse Telemetry). These pulses are generated by an actuator system driven by maxon’s Heavy Duty assembly. Having reliable information is crucial for drilling technicians for them to respond quickly and make corrections where needed.

maxon Heavy Duty Drives

maxon Heavy Duty Drives are perfect for these extreme applications for a number of reasons. They can withstand operating temperatures ranging from -55 to 200°C and can withstand high shock loads and vibrations (1000 g / 25 grms). Their robust design with laser welded connections adds to their high reliability. They also have a high performance/volume ratio with a compact, low mass design. Other features include:

  • Low Energy Consumption
    • High Efficiency
  • Excellent Control Properties
    • Linear Motor Characteristics
  • Operation in Air or in Hydraulic Oil
  • Low Magnetic Interference

maxon motor Heavy Duty Drives go through a number of rigorous tests prior to being used in the field. These tests include:

  • Internal Full Load: the motors are tested in hydraulic oil, at extreme temperatures, under full load during continuous operation
  • Vibration and Thermal Stress Test: drives are put into a climate-controlled cabinet and subjected to simulated high vibration
  • Shock Test: drives undergo simulated shock loads of more than 1000 g and must remain fully functional following the test.

For more information regarding maxon heavy duty drives, read the full article here or contact Electromate today!


Electromate Powered Solutions
 service a wide range of manufacturing sectors that utilize automation technology to significantly enhance productivity and flexibility of various automation processes.

 

Tags:  Maxon, downhole motor, electric motor, BLDC motor, MWD, pulser, Electromate

SMAC Moving Coil Actuators succeed in Biomedical Applications

SMAC Moving Coil Actuators manufactures precision electric actuators using Moving Coil Technology. These actuators allow force, position, and speed to be completely programmable. With precise force control, soft-land capability, repeatable positioning, and data feedback, they have a variety of applications within industries such as Medical, Bioscience, and Pharmaceutical. To learn more about SMAC actuators for biomedicine, contact Electromate today.

Medical

Automated Screwing Caps on a Syringe

The automated screwing of caps onto a syringe requires precise torque control, lending SMAC’s actuators with fully programmable force and data feedback capability a perfect choice.

Simplifies Suture Assembly Process

The process of suture assembly can be complex and tedious when done with a pneumatic system. Additionally, the load cell can be oversensitive to noise introduced by the environment, required periodic calibration. This leads to an increase in downtime and a decrease in productivity. With SMAC, there is no need for downtime due to calibration, no load cell, less maintenance, fewer components, and more cost effectiveness.

Diabetes Dosing Assembly and Testing

With SMAC, diabetes dosing assembly and testing can be done in one complete package with a linear and rotary axis; there is no need for a load cell, LVDT, and ball screw. These tests monitor the torque and the amount of dosing desired, then pressing the end button inward and monitoring the effort and position. This is all done to ensure the internal components are functioning properly.

Medical Catheter Assembly

When assembling a medical catheter, the LAR95 series linear rotary actuator assembles the needle to housing within 3 seconds from the time of pick up to when it is fully tightened. With precise force control and fast, accurate handling, you can be sure no parts will be damaged.

Bioscience

Measure Cell Height

In both dry and saturated conditions, SMAC actuators measure cell height with smoothness of motion and accuracy. Their compact size and pricing also make SMAC the perfect choice.

Pharmaceutical

Soft Contact Lens Molding

With SMAC, pharmaceutical companies have been able to automate their molding stations. When the monomer is still fluid, a smooth velocity profile and good force control is essential. This prevents any bubbles or imperfections from forming within the lens.

For more information regarding SMAC actuators, contact Electromate today and read the full brochure here.


Electromate Powered Solutions
 service a wide range of manufacturing sectors that utilize automation technology to significantly enhance productivity and flexibility of various automation processes.

Tags:  actuators, moving coil actuators, biomedical, SMAC, Electromate

Electromate works with Top Robotic Partners to help bring robotic solutions to life

Today’s manufacturing sector requires constant innovation, the integration of new ideas and the adoption of up-to-date production processes.  The highly competitive nature of the global economy and the growing complexity of manufacturing supply chains increase the importance of innovation and the development and diffusion of new technologies moving forward.

The manufacturing sector have long been leaders in pursuing investment in research, transforming new discoveries into advanced products and technologies, and bridging the gap between research and the marketplace.  Manufacturing is a cutting-edge, innovative and strongly diverse sector, relying on information technologies, additive manufacturing, automation systems, nanotechnology and biotechnology.

Electromate works with the top robotic component partners and robot manufacturing partners to help bring robotic solutions to life.  Starting in the early 2000’s, we focused on partnering with technology leaders and positioning ourselves as an industry leader in robotics.

Robotics is an interdisciplinary branch of engineering and science that includes mechanical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering, computer science, and others.  Robotics deals with the design, construction, operation, and use of robots, as well as computer systems for their control, sensory feedback, and information processing.

These technologies are used to develop machines that can substitute for humans and replicate human actions.  Robots can be used in many situations and for lots of purposes, but today many are used in dangerous environments (including bomb detection and deactivation), manufacturing processes, eMobility vehicles, or where humans cannot survive (e.g. in space, under water, in high heat, and clean up and containment of hazardous materials and radiation).  

Learn more about all of our Robotics Partners Here and please reach out and let us put you in contact with one another.  

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Electromate Powered Solutions service a wide range of manufacturing sectors that utilize automation technology to significantly enhance productivity and flexibility of various automation processes.

 

Tags:  Electromate, Robotics, Robot

Application Story: Laser Inscribing Diamonds Using Motion Controllers

PhotoScribe Technologies, TeoSys Engineering, and Galil Motion Control have combined to create a user-friendly and safe laser system capable of engraving a diamond. This system, the Excimer laser, combines custom software with a Galil DMC-1822 motion controller to allow for the precise inscription of a diamond.

Applications of Diamond Engraving

Diamond inscription can be used in a variety of ways, such as to commemorate a wedding or special life event. However, it can also be used to inscribe logos, brand names, or photographs. The most important application of engraving may be the ability to engrave a serial number. Serial numbers correlate to certifications that can be used for security, identification, and traceability of the diamond.

Galil DMC-1822 Motion Controller Features

Galil’s flexibility has allowed the motion control code to interface with graphics and live video. The user can now type the desired name or serial number into a text box. From there, the PhotoScribe/TeoSys software will take the text and convert it to a DXF CAD file to allow the image to be placed on top of the live video showing the diamond. The CAD file is then converted to Galil’s proprietary motion control language and sent to the motion controller to be executed.

The laser marks achieved by this machine are inscribed on the girdle of the diamond and the machine can engrave on all shapes and sizes of diamonds, mounted or loose. The marks are anywhere from 7 to 15 microns in diameter and may be engraved 10 to 30 microns/second.

Galil’s DMC-1822 PCI bus motion controller supplies coordinated motion in two axes through the use of stepper motors. The X-axis moves the diamond forward and back, while the Y-axis moves it up and down. Throughout this process, the laser stays fixed as it makes the series of points. The result is an engraving that is less than the width of a human hair.

Advantages of the Excimer Laser

Through the combination of accurate software and precise motion controllers, we have been able to create a laser engraving system with a number of benefits. This machine provides precise, coordinated motion that is accurate enough to be repeatable. With the DMC-1822 and the custom-designed stages, the accuracy is repeatable to 1.5 microns. Furthermore, the Galil motion controller has allowed for the reduction in price of the system by more than one third, while only a small reduction in throughput.

For more information, you can view the full article here or contact us today!

Electromate Inc. Recertified as a Great Place to Work

For Release: February 18, 2020

Electromate is proud to announce that we have been recertified as a Great Place to Work after a thorough and independent analysis conducted by Great Place to Work Institute Canada.  This certification is based on direct feedback from employees, provided as part of an extensive and anonymous survey about their workplace experience.

“Electromate is honored to be recertified as a Great Place to Work.  Creating a ‘Great Place to Work’ has been pivotal in driving employee satisfaction and engagement, which directly results in driving customer satisfaction and revenue”, says Warren Osak Founder and President of Electromate.

“Our successful organization is nothing more that the collective capacity of our people to create immense value.  Culture isn’t a thing – it’s THE THING.”

“Electromate prides itself on its commitment to the principles of Kaizen, or continuous improvement.  This holds true for the professional and personal development of its employees which has greatly contributed to the creation of our great workplace culture embodying the Core Values of Integrity, Innovation, Enthusiasm, Continuous Learning and Customer Advocacy” says Warren Osak.

About Great Place to Work:

Great Place to Work (www.greatplacetowork.ca) is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures.  Through proprietary assessment tools, advisory services, and certification programs, Great Place to Work recognizes the Best Workplaces across the world 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 Inc:

Electromate’s Core Purpose is to help Manufacturers compete globally by building 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.

Follow Electromate on…

Website:     www.electromate.com
LinkedIn:    https://www.linkedin.com/company/electromate
Twitter:       @Electromate 
Facebook:   www.facebook.com/electromateindustrial/
YouTube:    www.youtube.com/user/electromate
Blog:          electromate.wordpress.com/

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

Tags:  Electromate, Great Place to Work, Culture, Warren Osak

ADVANCED Motion Controls introduces the FM-series FlexPro Digital Servo Drives

Available immediately from ADVANCED Motion Controls are three new additions to the FlexPro servo drive family, the FM series.  Designed with compact form and power density in mind, the micro-sized drives can outperform larger-sized digital servo drives and still be integrated into tight spaces.  The new FM drives are equipped with an additional interface board that makes it easy to integrate into your system with standard connectors.

FM060-5-EM and FM060-10-EM are connected to the power supply and motor using screw terminals while the FM060-25-EM features pre-soldered connection leads.

FM060-5-EM Servo Amplifier

Features include:

  • 50.8 x 25.4 x 26 mm (2 x 1 x 1.03 in)
  • 10-55 VDC input
  • 5 A continuous, 10 A peak for FM060-5-EM
  • 10 A continuous, 20 A peak for FM060-10-EM
  • 25 A continuous, 50 A peak for FM060-25-EM
  • Incremental encoder and BISS C-mode feedback
  • Torque, velocity, and position operating modes
  • Phoenix and Molex connectors
  • Configuration and full loop tuning
  • IMPACT architecture

Projected Industries & Applications:

The small size of the FM drives makes them perfect for cobots (collaborative robots), AGVs, portable devices, lab and warehouse automation, military equipment, and any other integrated design.

About FlexPro

FlexPro is AMC’s newest family of digital servo drives. With cutting edge engineering, FlexPro is meant to expand the capabilities of AMC’s already powerful and diverse product selection.  The IMPACT architecture allows FlexPro servo drives to maintain the intelligence and power of larger-sized servo drives while fitting into much more compact packages.

About IMPACT

IMPACT (Integrated Motion Platform And Control Technology) is the architecture that makes AMC’s FlexPro drives possible.  The stacking of circuit boards with creative selection and placement of high-power components allows for much higher power density than previously produced servo drives.  The expanded processing capabilities ensure the drive’s intelligence is unmatched. IMPACT makes its debut with the FE060-25-EM.  This technology will be used in subsequent FlexPro drives as well as any future custom products where it is desired.

Information on the FlexPro servo drive family from AMC can be viewed at:
https://www.electromate.com/pub/media/assets/catalog-library/pdfs/advanced-motion-controls/FE060-25-EM-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:  FlexPro, Servo Drive, Servo Amplifier, AMC, Advanced Motion Control, Electromate

Introducing the World’s Smallest Multi-Turn Absolute Kit Encoders

Miniaturized device features accuracy, robustness and a zero-maintenance rotation counter – all in a 22 mm diameter package

Size matters, and in the world of industrial automation, providing exceptional performance in a highly compact package can be an enormous advantage. With this in mind, encoder manufacturer POSITAL has unveiled a fully functional prototype of their new miniature multi-turn kit encoder for integrated motor feedback. With a diameter of only 22 mm and a height of 23 mm (0.87”/0.9”), the new device is the world’s smallest multi-turn kit. It features a self-powered rotation counter that does away with the need for backup batteries or complex gear systems. POSITAL’s extremely trim 22 mm magnetic Kit Encoders are designed for builders of servomotors, feedback-controlled stepper motors, microdrives, miniature robots and other machines where high-precision position feedback is required and space is at a premium.

Posital Miniature Absolute Kit Encoder

Like their ‘big brothers’, the new 22 mm kits are reliable, accurate and simple to install. Unlike resolvers, they cover a multi-turn measurement range and provide digital output. Compared to optical kits, they are more rugged and more resistant to contamination by oil, dust or moisture. They offer 17-bit electronic resolution and a multi-turn measurement range of up to 32 bits. Vendor-neutral SSI and BiSS C interfaces are supported. Installation of the 22 mm kits is very straightforward and can be done under normal factory conditions. Integrated self-calibration simplifies commissioning. The combination of robust magnetics, high operational reliability (with an integrated temperature sensor for diagnostics), multi-turn functionality and maintenance-free operation all help to reduce the cost of ownership.

Information on the Multi-Turn Absolute Kit Encoders from Posital Fraba can be viewed at:
https://www.electromate.com/products-by-manufacturer/posital-fraba/

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:  Posital Fraba, Kit Encoder, Multi-Turn Absolute Encoder, Electromate

Electromate is one of the 2019 Best Workplaces for Millennials

Electromate is proud to announce that our organization has been named on the 2019 list of Best Workplaces for Millennial’s.

Electromate received this honour after a thorough and independent analysis conducted by Great Place to Work®.

This list is based on direct feedback from employees of the hundreds of organizations that were surveyed by Great Place to Work®. The data has a 90% confidence and a plus or minus 5% margin of error.

To be eligible for this list, organizations must be Great Place to Work Certified in the past year, and…

  • 30% of their employees must fit the Millennial demographic (born after 1980)
  • They must have minimum 90% positive response to the statement “I am treated fairly regardless of my age”
  • The organization must meet a minimum consistency index among the different age demographics

“Electromate is honored to be named on the 2019 list of Best Workplaces for Millennial’s. Creating a ‘Great Place to Work’ has been pivotal in driving employee satisfaction and engagement”, says Warren Osak Founder and President of Electromate.  “Numerous empirical studies have shown that highly engaged employees are more productive and deliver a higher level of customer satisfaction than unengaged employees, and much of our competitive advantage stems from the positivity in our workplace.  Electromate prides itself on its commitment to the principles of Kaizen, or continuous improvement.  This holds true for the professional and personal development of its employees which has greatly contributed to the creation of our company culture embodying the Core Values of Integrity, Innovation, Enthusiasm, Continuous Learning and Customer Advocacy.

About Electromate Inc:

Electromate’s Core Purpose is to help Manufacturers compete globally by building 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.

You can follow Electromate® on…

Website:     www.electromate.com
LinkedIn:     https://www.linkedin.com/company/electromate/
Twitter:       @Electromate 
Facebook:   www.facebook.com/electromateindustrial/
YouTube:    www.youtube.com/user/electromate
Blog:            electromate.wordpress.com/

About Great Place to Work®:

Great Place to Work® is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures.  Conducting the world’s largest workplace study, surveying over 8,000 organizations representing more than 10 million employees in more than 60 countries, GPTW provides tremendous understanding of effective business cultures and the increasingly complex marketplace.  Through proprietary assessment tools and services, GPTW recognizes the world’s Best Workplaces in a series of national lists including those published by The Globe & Mail (Canada) and Fortune magazine (USA).  GPTW provides the benchmarks and expertise needed to create, sustain, and recognize outstanding workplaces, and it supports clients as this accelerating pace of change compels organizations to continuously adapt, innovate and thrive.

Media contacts: 

Electromate Inc.

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

 

Tags:  Electromate, Best Workplaces, Millennial’s

New Harmonic Drive FHA-C Mini 24V Servo Actuator with Dual Absolute Encoder and Panel Mount Connectors!

— FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE —

Harmonic Drive FHA-C Mini 24V Servo Actuator

Introducing Dual Absolute encoder versions of the FHA-C mini actuator, featuring BiSS-C bi-directional communication for both encoders.  The dual encoders are incorporated in essentially the same package size as the long-standing FHA-C mini single incremental encoder version. Without increasing the size, the dual absolute encoder offers single turn absolute position at the output, without the need for battery back-up.  Panel mount connectors come standard, and customers can choose between 4 exit options.

The FHA-C mini Series is a family of extremely compact actuators that deliver high torque with exceptional accuracy and repeatability.  The actuator combines a high precision Harmonic Drive® gear component with a pancake brushless servo motor.  A single turn 14 bit (16384 cpr) gear output encoder has been integrated along with a single turn 14 bit (16384 cpr) motor input encoder providing a true absolute encoder that does not require a battery within 360° of rotation of the output.  Typical multi-turn encoders monitoring the motor input shaft require a battery to store the current position when power is lost to the system; however, the dual absolute encoder overcomes this need.  In other words, No Battery Required. When power is restored the actuator knows its position.

Features include:

  • Zero backlash
  • Incremental, Absolute or Dual Absolute Encoder
  • 24VDC winding
  • High-torque/weight and torque/volume ratio
  • Optional flex-rated cables with sealed connectors

Information on the FHA-C mini actuator from Harmonic Drive can be viewed at:https://www.electromate.com/assets/catalog-library/pdfs/harmonic-drive/harmonic-drive-fha-mini-24vdc-specsheet.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: FHA, Actuator, Servo Actuator, Harmonic Drive, Electromate, FHA-C, Mini Actuator


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