Motion Control and Automation

Increase Machine Control with Kollmorgen Automation Suite

September 12, 2014 3:21 pm | by Kollmorgen | Product Releases | Comments

Kollmorgen has announced the Kollmorgen Automation Suite (KAS) software version 2.8 and AKD servo drive platform firmware version 1.12. The additions include a higher performance version of the AKD PDMM, enhancements to the ...

LISTED UNDER: Motion Control and Automation | Software and Computer Systems

ETEL Presents Its Best Selling Torque Motor to North America

September 10, 2014 10:21 am | by PD&D Staff | Etel Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

ETEL has announced the ironcore TMB torque motor series, now available through exclusive distribution by HEIDENHAIN Corporation in Schaumburg, IL. The TMB motor series is designed to handle demanding ...


ABB IRB 1200 Robot for Material Handling

September 10, 2014 9:46 am | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

ABB Robotics has introduced the IRB 1200, a new family of small robots that features a compact footprint and a large work envelope, providing short cycle times to a range of material handling, machine tending and small parts assembly ...

LISTED UNDER: Mechanical Components | Motion Control and Automation

High Performance Industrial Servo Motors

September 9, 2014 10:01 am | by PD&D Staff | Electrocraft, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

ElectroCraft's RPP series of industrial servo motors features high performance and extremely low cogging for demanding servo applications. The RPP series features a range of encoder, brake, cable and integral connector ...


24V Triple Output Synchronous Step-Down Controller

September 5, 2014 11:36 am | by PD&D Staff | Linear Technology Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Linear Technology Corporation has announced the H- and MP-grade versions of the LTC3853, a triple output synchronous step-down switching regulator controller ...


CSR µEnergy Remote Control Development Kit

September 2, 2014 12:15 pm | by PD&D Staff | Csr | Product Releases | Comments

CSR has now enabled CSR µEnergy in remote controls. The CSR remote control kits provide a means to evaluate and develop a full system solution based upon CSR1011 and CSR8510 chips with the battery life and responsiveness users have ...  

LISTED UNDER: Motion Control and Automation

Pick & Hold PWM Modules from OES

August 25, 2014 9:59 am | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Optimal Engineering Systems (OES) has announced a low cost solution for solenoid control electronics. The off-the-shelf PWM "Pick & Hold" modules operate on a single supply voltage from +9 VDC to +50 VDC ...

LISTED UNDER: Control | Pulse Width Modulated (PWM)

100 V Synchronous Forward Controller

August 21, 2014 4:03 pm | by PD&D Staff | Linear Technology Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Linear Technology has announced the LT8310, a primary-side synchronous forward controller. The LT8310 operates over an input voltage range of 6 V to 100 V, is targeted for power levels up to 200 W, and provides a drive signal for secondary-side ...

LISTED UNDER: Electrical and Electronic Components | Motion Control and Automation

Güdel Introduces Overhead Tracks for Robots

August 19, 2014 5:00 pm | by Güdel | Product Releases | Comments

Güdel has announced Trackmotion TMO – the latest generation in overhead robot tracks. TMO innovations include higher performance and reliability, configurable and scalable designs and reduced lead times. Güdel is the only track ...

LISTED UNDER: Mechanical Components | Motion Control and Automation

Zero-Max Right Angle Gear Drives

August 19, 2014 9:45 am | by PD&D Staff | Zero-Max, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Zero-Max has announced Crown gear drives that remain lubricated for life with Beacon 325 premium grade grease. The drives also feature heat treated AGMA Class 10 spiral bevel gears for a maintenance free operation in ...


Quick Actuation in Heavy Duty Applications

August 14, 2014 5:22 pm | by PD&D Staff | Southco, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Southco has recently launched non-locking versions of its AC-30 and AC-40 Actuator styles that provide quick actuation in heavy duty applications. The AC-30 features push button actuation and simple installation for ...

LISTED UNDER: Positioning

Intelligent Analog Integration

August 14, 2014 5:06 pm | by PD&D Staff | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology has announced an expansion  of its 8-bit PIC16F178X enhanced Mid-Range core microcontroller family with increased Flash memory densities, intelligent analog and digital ... 

LISTED UNDER: Surface Mount | Control

Velmex BiSlide® Positioning Assemblies

August 12, 2014 12:09 pm | Velmex, Inc. | Products

The Velmex BiSlide positioning stage's modular design makes it highly configurable for a multitude of motion-control applications. The systems can be used to position, align, measure, test, fixture and machine, to name a few uses. Exceedingly accurate, multi-axis systems can be quickly and easily assembled using the BiSlides. Because BiSlide components are interchangeable, they can easily be reconfigured as the need arises. One, two and three axis systems are created by simply bolting together standard components utilizing the advantages of T-slot framing BiSlides have a load capacity of 300 lbs. (136 kg.) horizontally and 100 lbs. (45.4 kg.) vertically. BiSlide configurations come in travel lengths from 5″ (12.7 cm) to 80″ (203.2 cm).

LISTED UNDER: Motion Control Systems | Motion, Linear | Positioning Devices

UniSlide® Linear Stages

August 12, 2014 11:41 am | Velmex, Inc. | Products

Velmex UniSlide Assemblies deliver precise, versatile movement in one, two or three dimensions with linear motion. An impressive array of standard configurations are available to meet a multitude of applications. UniSlide positioning systems also can be easily customized to fulfill exacting requirements. They are available in an array of manual or motor-driven models and sizes including Linear Assemblies, Elevating Tables and XY Tables. Linear UniSlides have a maximum load capacity up to 400 lbs. (181.5 kg.) horizontally and 100 lbs. (45.5 kg.) vertically. UniSlide Elevating Tables and UniSlide XY Tables can lift up to 100 lbs. (45.5 kg.). Standard travel lengths of Velmex Linear UniSlides range from 3” (7.62 cm) to 42” (107 cm).

LISTED UNDER: Motion Control Systems | Motion, Linear | Positioning Devices

New Brushless Drives

August 11, 2014 5:14 pm | by PD&D Staff | Maxon Precision Motors | Product Releases | Comments

maxon motor has announced new brushless drives with a diameter of 19 mm that have been specially designed for high speeds. The new brushless DC motor is available in three performance classes ...

LISTED UNDER: Brushless, Self-Contained


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