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New DMC-3×014-Box 1-Axis Controller box w/ internal 20W linear brushless servo drive w/ sine commutation

Galil DMC-30014Galil is introducing a new single axis linear drive package: the DMC-3×014. The new DMC-3×014 contains a 20W linear brushless servo drive with sinusoidal commutation. The transconductance linear amplifier has an operating gain of 0.2 A/V, with a current loop bandwidth of 4 kHz. The amplifier can drive brushless motors and voice coil motors operating at up to 1 Amp continuous, and 2 Amp peak at 15-40 VDC.

Trapezoidal commutation can have discontinuities and produce a torque ripple. This is because the torque characteristics of the motor are only taken into account in six zones. With sinusoidal commutation, the torque characteristics of the motor are mapped to all positions, resulting in continuous commutation with no torque ripple. As an additional benefit of sinusoidal commutation, Hall sensors are generally not required with Galil’s initialization commands.

As the DMC-3×014 uses a linear servo amplifier, it applies the full commanded voltage across the power transistors. There is no switching of the power as seen in PWM amplifiers. This minimizes electrical noise and the effects of motor inductance on the current ripple. This makes the DMC-3×014 ideal for using low inductance brushless motors and voice coil motors in low power applications.

The DMC-3×014 is available as an option for Galil’s DMC-30000 series of single axis controller/drive packages. The standard DMC-3×014 will use a 12 bit DAC, however there is a 16 bit option to increase the current resolution for systems with high feedback gain. A ‘–BRUSH’ option is also available, enabling the use of brush type motors. Designed to minimize space, cost and wiring, the drive reside directly inside the controller enclosure for a compact profile at a size of 3.88” x 5.00”. The U.S. list price of the DMC-3×014 is $695 US in single quantity and $445 US/ea in 100 quantities.

CLICK HERE to view more information on the DMC-30014 from Galil.

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, DMC-30014, Motion Control, Motion Control, Smart Drive, Automation, Electromate, DMC-3×014

Application Note: Advantages of coupling of linear motors

Does your machine need a power upgrade or do you want to expand an existing design?  Coupling two linear motors is an easy and effective way of increasing the available force.  Herewith you are not just limited to using identical motors.  Various combinations can be made, as long as the motor force constant is the same.  This Application Note discusses some details of a ‘coupled application’.

Advantages of technical solutions like a coupling of motors are usually highly case-specific.  Are you thinking about a solution with either one large motor or a couple of smaller ones?  We have listed some common benefits.

Cost effective

Besides the clear advantages of ‘more force’ in a coupled motors application, there are important cost and logistics advantages. Keeping inventory of a similar coil assembly in stock for multiple machines and applications reduces cost and filed support issues. Existing designs can have multiple force capabilities standardizing on existing parts. As linear motor cost is a function of magnet size using dual coils of a smaller motor significantly adds value. This advantage becomes more apparent for longer magnet tracks.

Possible Couplings

Though the motors always have to be connected to a drive in parallel, mechanically it is possible to align them in series or parallel. Motors can move on different magnet tracks to provide even force to a larger gantry or move on the same magnet track to improve the force in one line. In both cases the total force of all motors equals the sum of individual forces.

Coupling possibilities

Coupling possibilities

CLICK HERE to view more information on the Linear Motors from Tecnotion.

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:  Linear Motor, Iron Core Linear Motor, Ironless Linear Motor, Tecnotion, Electromate

New Electric Linear Actuator ebook: A valuable resource

Tolomatic-Electric-Linear-Motion-eBook

Tolomatic-Electric-Linear-Motion-eBook

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

Industrial automation counts on the reliable motion control that linear actuators provide.  Lately, electric linear actuators have gotten more popular because they offer better control of variables like speed, acceleration, position and force than pneumatic or hydraulic cylinders.  Electric actuators also offer superior accuracy and repeatability, as well as programmable control that can handle even complex motion profiles.  In many applications they can do all this at a lower cost of ownership than pneumatic or hydraulic actuators.

Now there’s a resource from Tolomatic that lays out all the issues a designer needs to understand in order to select the best electric linear actuator for an application.  You can download a copy of our ebook resource HERE.

Download Tolomatic’s New e-book HERE and learn:

  • Why electric actuators?
  • Critical concepts of accuracy and repeatabiltiy
  • How to select the right actuator
  • Motor selection and system installation considerations
  • Electric actuator applications that improve efficiency
  • How to define a true total cost of ownership in an installation

 

Tags:  Tolomatic, electric linear actuator, actuator, Electromate, e-book, Rodless Cylinder, Rod Style Cylinder

Application for equipment press-fitting onto a printed circuit board

Functions used: Positioning and Pushing

Functions used: Positioning and Pushing

IAI‘s ROBO Cylinder® was adopted for equipment that performs both processes of applying silicon to a printed circuit board and press-fitting a cover.

While the printed circuit board is moved with the RCP3-SA5R on the bottom, the coating and press-fitting are performed with the RCA2-TW4N on the top.

Automating a manual process has doubled the production efficiency.

Also, the changeover became easy whenever the workpiece changed, which reduced the amount of man hours necessary.

Related product information
Controllers:
PCON , ACON

Actuators:
RCP3-SA5R , RCA2-TW4N

 

Tags:  IAI, Intelligent Actuator Inc., Electromate, Linear Actuator, Positioning Actuator, PCON, ACON, RCP3-SA5R, RCA2-TW4N

Netzer DS-58 Absolute Position Rotary Encoder with 18 bit resolution

Netzer’s world-wide patented, rugged high performance Electric Encoder™ technology, suits a wide variety of applications ranging from space and avionics, through military and defense, to instrumentation and automotive.  Netzer Rotary Encoders feature absolute or incremental position feedback providing analog or digital outputs.

Netzer DS-58 Encoder

Netzer DS-58 Encoder

The Non-contact, absolute-position Electric Encoder™ relies on interaction between the measured displacement and an internally shielded, space/time modulated, electric field and offers features unsurpassed by traditional optical and magnetic encoders.

The DS-58 is a member of the DS series of Non-contact, absolute-position Electric Encoders™, based on Netzer Precision proprietary technology.  These encoders offer many advantages, some unparalleled:

  • Low profile (17 mm) & low weight
  • 18bit resolution
  • < 0.02° accuracy
  • Analog Sin/Cos, Digital SSi , or Digital AqB+I  outputs
  • Hollow, floating shaft
  • No bearings or other contacting elements
  • Low power options
  • Analog or multiple digital interface options
  • High tolerance to temperature, shock, moisture, EMI, RFI and Magnetic fields

CLICK HERE to view more information on the DS-58 Encoder from Netzer Precision.

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:  DS-58, Netzer, Netzer Precision, Electromate, Absolute Encoder, Encoder

SilverMax NEMA 23 Frame Direct Drive Series by QuickSilver Controls Inc.

QuickSilver Controls, Inc.  is proud to introduce a new full range of NEMA 23 frame Direct Drive Hybrid Servo Motors .  Four stack sizes provide 80 oz-in (.56 Nm) through 430 oz-In (3 Nm) continuous torque, with top speeds from 1000 – 4000 RPM.

QuickSilver Controls SilverMax Motors

QuickSilver Controls SilverMax Motors

Hybrid Servo motors are very well suited for Direct Drive applications – eliminating the need for gear heads in most applications.  These high torque motors match well to loads in the 500-2000 RPM speed range, typical of lead screws and belt drives, and can provide a significant increase in both power and efficiency over conventional servo motors in these speed ranges.

The PVIA control system includes patented damping methods to allow wide ranges of inertial mismatch without retuning or notch filters, reducing the need for inertial matching of the motor to the load. 100:1 inertial mismatch ratios are easily tuned.

The intuitive command language allows for easy program creation/modification/debug using the free QuickControl® environment available from their web site.  The programming environment provides for two programming threads in addition to an active motion.  Sophisticated programs can be easily implemented. Serial communications include MODBUS® RTU, 8bit ASCII, 9bit binary, and DMX512. CANopen® is simultaneously available with the serial options.

Seven IO are provided for external interfacing.  Programmable terminations allow the IO to be pulled high, pulled low, or floated while in input mode. All of the IO may also be used as analog inputs, with one channel also supporting 0-10v analog control.

CLICK HERE to view more information on the SilverMax NEMA 23 frame motors from QuickSilver Controls, Inc. .

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:  SilverMax, Servo Motor, Direct Drive Servo Motor, Electromate, QCI, QuickSilver Controls

New DMC-500×0 EtherCAT Master Multi-Axis Motion Controller from Galil Motion Control

Galil DMC-500x0 EtherCAT Master Multi-Axis Motion Controller

Galil DMC-500×0 EtherCAT Master Multi-Axis Motion Controller

The DMC-500×0 EtherCAT Controller is Galil Motion Control’s newest entry in its latest generation of digital motion controllers.  Incorporating all of the features of our flagship Accelera series controller and designed with compatibility and flexibility in mind, the DMC-500×0 allows integration of remote EtherCAT drives into new and existing applications with just a handful of configuration commands.  The DMC-500×0 is offered in 1 through 8 axis formats.  Axes 1 – 4 can be configured as either local or EtherCAT drives while axes 5 – 8 can be configured for additional EtherCAT drives.

Unique to the motion control industry, this ability to mix and match local and EtherCAT drives on the same controller provides increased flexibility for any application.  In addition, the DMC-500×0 is fully compatible with Galil’s internal servo and stepper motor amplifiers as well as third party external drives.

CLICK HERE to view more information on the DMC-500×0 EtherCAT Master Multi-Axis Motion Controller  from Galil Motion Control.

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, DMC-500×0, EtherCAT, Motion Controller, Motion Control, Automation, Motor Control, EtherCAT Master, Electromate


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