Aerotech introduces XC2 PWM digital drive

  • Aerotech Inc

The XC2 includes safe torque off (STO), a data array consisting of over 4 million 32-bit elements, dedicated home and end-of-travel limit inputs, and an enhanced current sense device. Encoder support includes square-wave, sine-wave, and absolute encoders.

H2W Technologies announces NCC14-78-830-1SM DC linear actuator

The model NCC14-78-830-1SM can generate a continuous force of 92 pounds [410 N] and a peak force of 294 pounds [1300 N] at a duty cycle of 10% (i.e. 1 second on, and 9 seconds off). A moving mass of 4.4 lbs [1.97 kg] allows for a maximum theoretical continuous acceleration of more than 20 G’s.

Rotork introduces CK Atronik control module

  • Rotork PLC

The CK Atronik control module houses a reversing contactor starter with mechanical and electrical interlocking, a Rotork design for electric actuation. Connection to a suitable power supply is all that is required for local operation of the actuator.

Moticont introduces HCDS-051-032-013-01-B1-30 and the HCDS-051-032-013-01-B1-01 Voice Coil Stages

The 1 micron resolution HCDS-051-032-013-01-B1-01 Voice Coil Stage features cross roller linear bearings whereas the 30 micron HCDS-051-032-013-01-B1-30 Voice Coil Stage uses linear ball bearings.

POSITAL introduces absolute multi-turn kit encoders for stepper motors

  • POSITAL - Fraba Inc.

POSITAL’s absolute kit encoders are available with multi-turn measurement ranges, which can be useful when a motor is connected to a screw shaft, cable drum or gear reduction system.

Microchip Technology releases MXT1067TD, MXT1189TD and MXT1665TD maXTouch touchscreen controllers

The TD family of touch controllers features a differential mutual signal acquisition method that increases the Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR).

PI introduces U-723 XY positioning stage

  • PI Vision

The U-723 XY stage provides 0.8” travel per axis, with a footprint of 42x42mm (1.6x1.6”). Its profile of 21mm (~0.8”) and design allows for integration into tight spaces. In addition to high resolution (10 nanometer linear encoders) it provides motion up to 200 mm/sec and rapid step/settle performance.

Nanotec introduces SCA5618 stepper motor

The SCA5618 is available in three lengths and with two different windings. Depending on length, the holding torque of this stepper motor is 0.6 to 2.3 Ncm; it has a resolution of 1.8°.

AutomationDirect announces eight I/O expansion modules to BRX Micro PLC product line

  • AutomationDirect
  • AutomationDirect

Eight analog input and combination analog I/O modules are available. 16-channel current input (0-20 mA / 4-20 mA) and 16-channel voltage input (+/- 10VDC, +/- 5VDC, 0-5 VDC, 0-10 VDC) modules provide higher density analog I/O.

Rockwell Automation introduces enhancements to Kinetix 5700 servo system

  • Rockwell Automation
  • Rockwell Automation

The Kinetix 5700 regenerative bus supply regenerates excess energy, putting it back on the facility’s grid or making it available for plantwide use. The Kinetix 5700 large frame drive is designed for machines with large axis counts and higher power requirements. An added large-frame inverter extends the power capability up to 112 kW.