1. Announcing 6 New Servo Drives capable of 100A peak and 60A continuous output

    This new power range comes with a variety of network options including EtherCAT, CANopen, POWERLINK, Modbus and more.

    Safe Torque Off (STO) functionality is included as a standard feature.
    Available now, these new models offer high efficiency in a compact design and are targeted towards AGVs and mobile applications.

    • 100 A Peak Current Output
    • 60 A Continuous Current Output
    • 20 – 80 VDC Supply Voltage
    • Safe Torque Off (STO) standard
    • High Efficiency
    • Compact Design

    Information on the 6 new servo drives from Advanced Motion Controls can be found at the links below:
    DPCANIA-100B080 (CANopen)

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  2. Stepper Motor Basics

    A step motor is a brushless DC electric motor that moves in precise angles, called steps, by converting a series of electrical pulses into rotational motion. They will not produce continuous motion from a continuous input voltage, and it will stay at a particular position as long as the power is “on”. Step motors are controlled with the use of discrete electrical pulse signals. Each pulse will rotate the step motor shaft by a fixed angle called a “step”. Lin Engineering step motors have several different step angles to choose from (0.45°, 0.9°, 1.8°).

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  3. Raspberry Pi Interface with Galil Controllers

    An HMI or Human Machine Interface is needed in many motion control applications. These devices are used to allow a user to instruct a machine on what to do without the need of a full PC. There are many sources for HMIs and many can cost thousands of dollars. With the arrival of the Raspberry Pi Foundation and its Raspberry Pi models, a small but powerful option arrived. Adding to this, the official Raspberry Pi 7” touchscreen display, and the Galil application programmer interface this powerful trio form the foundation for an inexpensive but fully capable HMI that can be customized for any motion control application.

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  4. New 60mm OD Frameless Brushless Servo Motor Kits from Maxon

    With an outer diameter of only 60mm these frameless brushless servo motors are extremely compact.
    The new EC 60 Flat Frameless Brushless Servo Motor Kit from Maxon consist of only a rotor and stator – with no bearings or motor shaft.  With an outer diameter of only 60mm, these pancake servo motor kits are extremely compact.
    Available in size ranges from 70 Watt to 100 Watt, these EC (electronically commutated) frameless slotted motors feature low voltage windings, high pole pair count and are shipped as BLDC frameless motor kits.

    These Inner Rotor Slotted Motors feature:

    • Low voltage windings
    • High accel/decel capabilities
    • Low rotor inertia
    • High pole pair count
    • Lower cost vs. slotless motors

    The flat design, high torque output and hollow shaft construction provides plenty of space for cable glands which allows for a high level of integration into

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  5. 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

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  6. Introducing the 35mm diameter CBL35C Programmable Electric Moving Coil Servo Actuator from SMAC Corporation


    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

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  7. 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

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  8. 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.


    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

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  9. 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
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  10. 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
    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

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