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Compact AC Drives Meet Machine-Builder Needs for ‘Just Enough’ Control

November 14, 2013 2:27 pm | by MDT Staff | Rockwell Automation, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Inspired by global drive-user input, Rockwell Automation engineers designed the Allen-Bradley PowerFlex 520-Series of compact AC drives, including the new, economical PowerFlex 523 AC drive, with flexible features that help users be more competitive.

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Electric Linear Actuator Delivers Robust, Reliable Performance

November 13, 2013 4:32 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Thomson introduced Max Jac— a heavy-duty linear actuator that delivers reliable and virtually maintenance free operation while maintaining accuracy in the harshest application conditions. The IP69K rated Max Jac has a stainless steel adapter and extension tubes to help prevent leakage.

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Rotary Actuator Family with New 75 mm Frame Size

November 6, 2013 4:22 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Exlar Corporation announced the expansion of its SL Series rotary motors and gearmotors with a new 75 mm frame size. With torque to 36 lbf/in. continuous and 73 lbf/in. peak, the 75 mm delivers a small package with high power.

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Pocket Motion Controller

November 4, 2013 1:46 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Galil Motion Control has announced their latest drive option for the DMC-30000 Pocket Motion Controller Series. The new DMC-30016 combines a single-axis motion controller with a 1.4A/phase stepper drive in a compact unit.

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Directional Couplers: Compact, Ultra-Broadband Models

November 1, 2013 3:59 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

KRYTAR announced the continued expansion of its line of directional couplers with the addition of three new models offering high performance over the ultra-broadband frequency range of 0.5 to 26.5 GHz, each in a single, compact and lightweight package.

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Expanded 3D CAD Library

October 24, 2013 3:09 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

NKK Switches announced the expansion of its online 3D CAD switch library and configurator. New 3D models from NKK’s full range of product lines include added pushbuttons, toggles, rockers and DIP rotary configurations.

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Encoder Interface Box Increases Accuracy of Angle Encoders

October 15, 2013 2:46 pm | by MDT Staff | Heidenhain Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

Due to increased accuracy demands for angle encoders exceeding an inside diameter of 100 mm, Heidenhain has developed the EIB 1500 External Interface Box. The EIB can be used by OEMs to increase accuracy, or as an upgrade path for current installations in the field by adding extra scanning heads.

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High Precision Stage with Self Locking Ball Screw

October 14, 2013 1:34 pm | by MDT Staff | Steinmeyer, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Steinmeyer announced a new addition to its line of precision linear stages. The new PLT165-AC series high performance stage is offered in lengths from 400mm up to 1050mm and travels ranging from 100mm up to 750mm.

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One of the Few 1000:1 Ratios in the Industry

October 10, 2013 5:05 pm | by MDT Staff | Groschopp, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Groschopp has announced the release of an additional five ratios to their standard PL7300 planetary gearbox product line. In addition to our current robust design, we have nearly doubled our yield torque creating a longer life and use in a wider range of applications.

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Linear Stage Features Sub-micron Positioning and High Acceleration

October 8, 2013 5:12 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Equipment Solutions’ Series of VCS-10 Voice Coil Stages feature: Sub-micron positioning, high acceleration, digital and/or analog position sensors, and are available with a 10 mm clear aperture. These high acceleration stages (50 G's no load), have 10 mm of linear motion and < 3 millisecond step response time.

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Small Spindle Drives Now Available in Wearproof Ceramic

October 4, 2013 4:18 pm | by MDT Staff | Maxon Precision Motors, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

With the GP8S and GP16S spindle drives, maxon motor is expanding the program and simultaneously launching the ceramic spindle. The ceramic spindle is an extraordinary product, with several advantages. The GP 16 S with ceramic spindle joins the ranks of the existing 16 series spindle drives.

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Most Configurable Analog Servo Drives to Date

September 19, 2013 4:31 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Available immediately are the B060A400AC and B100A400AC analog brushless servo drives providing up to 21kW and 35kW respectively. The B060A400AC is capable of outputting 60A peak and 30A continuous while the B100A400AC outputs 100A peak and 50A continuous.

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New Rotary Encoder for Demanding Environments

September 19, 2013 4:06 pm | by MDT Staff | Heidenhain Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

Heidenhain has introduced the ROD 1930 rotary encoder series for use in mechanically-demanding motion control environments. With exceptionally rugged bearings, this new incremental encoder can withstand radial shaft loads of 200 N and axial shaft loads of 150 N.

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Absolute Encoders Feature 20 Bit Resolution

September 17, 2013 3:37 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Netzer Precision Motion Sensors has taken a revolutionary position sensing technology, originally developed for harsh environment specialized applications, and made it available for today’s broader range of defense, homeland security, aerospace and instrumentation motion control requirements.

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Encoder-Ready Stepper Motor Controllers

September 17, 2013 3:24 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions has introduced the latest addition to the IDEA Drive line of sophisticated stepper motor controllers.

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