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Monday
Jan262015

AMP launches integrated step/servo motor

 


Customers who build high throughput production machinery demand cost effective, high performance motion control. Applied Motion Products has responded to this demand by developing a broad range of step-servo motors.

Ideally suited for applications such as packaging and labeling, automated test and measurement, automated assembly and life sciences. Step servo motors use closed loop feedback and advanced control technology, leading to 50% more torque, fast dynamic response and high operating efficiency. This approach combines the best features of step motor and servo system performance in a cost effective motion control solution.

The TSMs are an all-in-one motor/drive solution and include NEMA size 17 and 23 options, plus enhanced versions capable of providing torque output typical of size 24 motors. All models include pulse/direction options, fieldbus options and stored program options. The full range consists of 36 models in all, most of them readily stocked right here in California.

More information about these motors is available HERE.

 

 

Monday
Mar172014

SMC introduces LEM low profile electric actuator 

SMC, a world leader in pneumatic and electric automation technology, has announced a new LEM family of low-profile electric actuators to supplement its already vast LE product family.  This line includes a variety of sizes, payloads, mounting, and guide mechanisms - LEMB, LEMC, LEMH, and LEMHT.

Full product information can be found HERE.


Monday
Nov042013

New Kollmorgen SS AKMH™ Servomotors

Robust hygienic design and faster, easier cleaning simplify sanitation, maximize machine productivity, and ensure food-safety compliance, while reducing risk of product recalls

RADFORD, VA – Kollmorgen introduces their new line of robust stainless steel AKMH™ Motors based on the acclaimed AKM® series. Designed specifically to address the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), these IP69K rated synchronous servomotors feature a hygienic housing design that meets EHEDG, NSF, BISSC and 3A guidelines. The AKMH Servomotoris constructed with materials to provide long-life and trouble-free operation, even with daily exposure to chemicals and high pressure washdowns. AKMH’s single-cable solution reduces the number of potential failure modes and minimizes installation time. The smooth surface design, and use of highly corrosion-resistant 316L stainless steel, decreases the risk of product recalls by reducing the possibility of bacteria growth. The AKMH requires no additional protection and can be sanitized without covering it or removing it from the machine. As a result, foodbeveragepackagingmedical,pharmaceutical and converting OEMs can design and build more reliable and productive machines that are easier and faster to clean, thus minimizing unscheduled downtime for end users.

“We are confident that the Kollmorgen AKMH Servomotor is the best-performing and longest-lasting stainless-steel washdown motor in the industry today. These motors combine industry-leading performance and a robust hygienic design to deliver reliable and consistent performance that can be the difference between a commodity product and differentiated machine for OEMs,” says Gene Matthews, Product Manager. “The innovative design of AKMH helps end-users over the long haul by simplifying sanitation requirements and minimizing the potential for contamination. In turn, this helps companies protect their brands by reducing the risk of devastating product recalls.”

Tailored Solutions for Superior Performance With continuous torques from 0.3 to 22 Nm and thousands of standard configurations to choose from, Kollmorgen’s AKMH Servomotors deliver the exact attributes and performance needed for virtually any application. The single-cable design reduces cleaning and integration time while increasing machine uptime by reducing parts and potential failure modes. The innovative design integrates a unique venting method to prevent internal condensation and extend the life of the motor in the toughest of environments.

“The IP69K AKMH Servomotor is designed to clean-in-place with caustic chemicals, high pressure sprayers and high temperature water for years of trouble-free operation under the harshest of washdown conditions. The AKMH is designed for hygienic applications according to the strict guidelines of EHEDG, NSF, BISSC and 3A. The use of 316L stainless steel, for corrosion resistance, and machined to EHEDG standards, makes the AKMH easy to clean and sanitize”, explains Matthews.

Available as a Complete and Optimized Package AKMH Servomotors can be combined with an AKD® servo drive or AKD® PDMM for a completely optimized, high performance motion system that delivers a distinct competitive advantage for OEMs, and brings cost savings to end-users through increased reliability and reduced cleaning time. Kollmorgen is so confident in the quality and performance of the AKMH/AKD combination that the company backs it with a two year warranty against water ingress –the best warranty in the industry.

ABOUT KOLLMORGEN Kollmorgen is a leading provider of motion systems and components for machine builders around the globe, with over 70 years of motion control design and application expertise. Through world-class knowledge in motion, industry-leading quality and deep expertise in linking and integrating standard and custom products, Kollmorgen delivers breakthrough solutions unmatched in performance, reliability and ease-of-use, giving machine builders an irrefutable marketplace advantage.

Monday
Aug262013

SMC LEY electric actuators boast new sizes, features

 

SMC has announced new bore sizes, environmental options, and control features for their LEY line of eclectric actuators.  These new features include:
  • New 63mm bore size
  • IP65 dust/drip proof option 
  • Broad variety of motion control options:
    • DC Step Data Input (LECP6, 24VDC stepper with encoder, 64 programmable locations, set by teaching box or PC software)
    • DC Step Data Input (LECA6, 24VDC servo with encoder, 64 programmable locations, set by teaching box or PC software)
    • DC Programless (LECP1, 24VDC stepper with encoder, entirely programmable through on-drive buttons)
    • DC Pulse Input (LECPA, 24VDC stepper with encoder, step/direction inputs suitable for use with customer motion controller)
    • AC Pulse Input Incremental (LECSA, 100/200VAC servo with incremental encoder, step/direction inputs suitable for use with customer motion controller)
    • AC Pulse Input Incremental (LECSB, 100/200VAC servo with absolute encoder, step/direction inputs suitable for use with customer motion controller)
For more information, see brochure HERE.

 

 

Friday
Mar082013

Kollmorgen Expands Warranty for AKM/AKD!

Minimize risk to the business with special coverage on a leading combination of products and meet customer on-time delivery requirements.  Kollmorgen introduces an unconditional 1-yr warranty on a select product combination consisting of AKD® drives and AKM® servomotors and related cables. How it works? Starting March 8th, if an OEM or distributor purchases a matching set or sets of an AKD® drive, AKM® servomotors, and cables on the same PO and anything happens within the first 12 months from the manufacture date, Kollmorgen will repair or replace the items for free. Hassle free!

Note: After the 12 month unconditional warranty expires, the standard (conditional) warranty becomes active for the next 12 months, making 24 months the total warranty period.


Thursday
Oct042012

Kollmorgen Cartridge DDR Motor Installation

Kollmorgen's exclusive Cartridge DDR® servomotors combine the performance advantages of a frameless motor with the ease of installation of a full-frame motor. They feature an integrated, factory-aligned high resolution feedback device and a unique bearingless design that couples directly to the load, using the machine’s own bearings to support the rotor. Most models can be installed in under five minutes.

Thursday
Oct042012

Kollmorgen AKD Direct Drive Servo Systems

Leveraging over 70 years of product innovation, Kollmorgen pioneered the development of direct drive technology. Today, our Direct Drive Rotary (DDR) motors bring you industry-leading performance, zero maintenance, clean mechanical assembly, improved accuracy, higher throughput, better reliability, and smooth, quiet operation to suit a wide variety of machine design needs.

Friday
Feb032012

Panasonic A5 Servo Notch Filter In Action

This video demonstrates the A5 Servo's Notch filter function which is useful for vibration suppression by eliminating harmonic frequencies.

Tuesday
Jun152010

SMC Releases LE Series Electric Actuators


Dramatic Command of Force and Motion - LE Electric Actuator Family


Looking for small, well engineered, easy to use, electric positioning/gripping solutions?  

Look no further - over the past several years, SMC has brought to market our next generation of electric actuators with one simple goal in mind.  We are committed to providing the most versatile products possible for solving our customers' automated motion applications.  Pneumatic actuators continue to provide the best combination of features and performance for the movements of many machines and devices.  Electric actuators complement the pneumatic range, offering more sophisticated behaviors such as multi-positioning, high accuracy and repeatability, and precise control of velocity and acceleration.

LE products share the following characteristics:

  • Multiple sizes, strokes, and options for each series

  • Lower energy consumption than pneumatic devices

  • Control software with preset parameters and easy step data setting

  • Controller options for multiple levels of ease or complexity

  • AC servo rod and slide styles for higher force, speed and acceleration

  • SI network capability - Ethernet/IP, DeviceNet, CC-Link, Profibus

  • Free model selection software available

More information HERE.

Monday
May102010

Kollmorgen AKD™ EtherCAT® Servo Drives

Radford, Va, May 10, 2010 – Ethernet-based AKD™ Servo Drivesfrom Kollmorgen fully support the EtherCAT® motion bus, without the need for option cards or other gateways as is common with competitive drive options. Because these capabilities are available “out of the box” from the base hardware, the AKD maximizes quality and operational flexibility while reducing costs and overall footprint increases associated with integrating additional hardware. In addition to EtherCAT®, AKD currently supports CANopen® and in the near future will also support Modbus/TCP.

“As a truly open network protocol, EtherCAT delivers new dimensions of network performance and is a perfect addition to the industry leading Ethernet-centric drive solution,” says Josh Inman, AKD Product Manager, Kollmorgen. “And with AKD, CoE (CAN application protocol over EtherCAT) is tightly integrated at the hardware level thanks to the on-board CAN support. What that means for the machine builder is that no stack-on option modules or intermediary gateways are needed. Our CoE implementation also offers a cleaner migration path from CAN machine networks to higher performing EtherCAT networks.”

Kollmorgen is at the forefront of industry-leading servo technology, as well as the pioneering efforts of EtherCAT based servo-drives. Kollmorgen is an original member of the EtherCAT Technology Group, which was founded November 2003.

AKD servo drives deliver best-in-class performance with industry-leading flexibility, scalability and power range to meet the unique performance requirements of nearly any application; from basic torque and velocity applications, to indexing, to multi-axis programmable motion via the company’s powerful new complete machine automation solution - Kollmorgen Automation Suite™ .As a result, machine builders are able to standardize on a single drive family with a common Graphical User Interface (GUI) across the power range to deliver optimized machine performance, throughput and accuracy across multiple applications, while minimizing engineering time and costs associated with stocking, understanding and programming multiple types of drives.

AKD is specifically designed with the versatility, communications, and power that OEMs need to expand machine performance and increase integration speeds. The AKD facilitates true plug-and-play operation with standard Kollmorgenservomotors to get an optimized, high performance system up and running quickly, in less space and for less cost, than lower performing options. Multiple Ethernet connectivity options available from the base hardware support a variety of open and closed protocols, without the need for separate option cards. And a broad power range in a smaller, compact design enables machine builders to use these robust drives with a single interface,” explains Inman.

The AKD is available for 120/240 VAC or 480 VAC operation, with a power range of 3 to 24 Arms continuous current, 9 to 48 Arms peak. Models with an industry-leading power range up to 96 Arms continuous and 192 Arms peak will be available in 2010. The AKD’s high power density enables machine builders to get more power from a drive as small as 168mm x 57mm x 153mm. As a result, OEMs can reduce the size of their machine, or increase its power without increasing its size. And with common interface and hardware across the entire AKD power range, machine builders will benefit from faster commissioning and troubleshooting, too.

The AKD is uniquely capable of supporting a variety of feedback devices and Ethernet Motion buses from the base hardware, without the need for any separate option cards. Currently supported feedback devices include Smart Feedback Devices (SFD), Endat, BiSS, Analog Sine/Cos encoders, incremental encoders, HIPERFACE® and resolvers. Because these capabilities are available “out of the box” from the base hardware, the AKD maximizes quality and operational flexibility while reducing costs and overall footprint increases associated with integrating option cards.

The AKD delivers patented Autotuning algorithms that automatically adjust all gains, including patent-pending observers. This advanced Autotuning functionality also provides immediate and adaptive responses to dynamic loads and promises precise control of all motor types. Additionally, Autotuning can help overcome less-than-perfect mechanical designs and help machine builders solve even the most challenging scenarios by compensating for compliant transmissions and couplings that would otherwise rob a machine of its intended performance.


With up to 27-bit resolution, the AKD delivers the industry’s lowest noise characteristics for improved machine precision. Additionally, a powerful dual processor system executes industry-leading servo algorithms with high resolution for very fast settling times. Because the AKD provides torque loop updates in 0.67 μs, while velocity and position loops lead the market at 62.5 μs and 125 μs, respectively, these drives immediately accommodate changing load conditions for industry leading performance.

The AKD’s easy-to-use GUI features a six-channel real-time software oscilloscope for fast commissioning and diagnosis. A multi-function Bode plot allows users to quickly evaluate performance, while Auto-complete functionality of programmable commands saves looking up parameter names. One-click capture and sharing of program plots and parameter settings allow users to send machine performance data instantly.

“Because the AKD makes it so easy to monitor system performance and share system information, there is virtually no effort required to get a Kollmorgen motor and drive system up and running – and the user friendly interface across the power range makes commissioning and general interactions a truly intuitive process,” says Inman.

Additional features and benefits include: 
• Digital signal processor control supports reliable, repeatable steps 
• Screw terminal connectors on I/O allow for fast and easy installation 
• Optically-isolated I/O reduces noise, and eliminates need for additional hardware 
• SIL-qualified, over-voltage, current, and temperature detection for added dependability 
• Option cards that increase available I/O and add NVRAM 
• Processing power providing multi-axis machine control capability

The AKD is rated for operation in ambient temperatures ranging from 0°C to 40°C (up to 55°C with de-rating), and boasts a robust MTBF greater than 340,000 hours. They conform to Category 3/Sil2 and RoHS standards, meet the insulation requirements of IEC60601, are UL listed and carry the CE mark.

The breadth and depth of features delivered by the AKD make it an ideal high performance drive solution in a wide range of applications in any number of industries, including packaging, converting, printing, food and beverage, material forming, solar and medical.


ABOUT KOLLMORGEN
Kollmorgenis a leading provider of motion systems and components for machine builders around the globe, with over 60 years of motion control design and application expertise.

Through world-class knowledge in motion, industry-leading quality and deep expertise in linking and integrating standard and custom products, Kollmorgen delivers breakthrough solutions unmatched in performance, reliability and ease-of-use, giving machine builders an irrefutable marketplace advantage.