Designed to provide lower tier performance at a significant cost savings, PHD’s new lower-cost lead screw version of its series of PHD Plus line of electric cylinders and linear slides is now available; in addition to the existing ball screw design, the Series ECV Electric Cylinders, the Series ESK/ESL Electric Thruster Slides, and the Series ESG Electric Gantry Slides are now offered in lead screw designs.
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The compact (3.00 in x 3.00 in x .85 in) PH-ET Pick & Hold module from Optimal Engineering Systems, a very low-cost solution for solenoid control electronics, is a reliable module suitable for driving valves, relays, actuators, DC motors including voice coil and moving magnet linear motors, hydraulics, electromagnets, and LEDs.
The Allen-Bradley® Kinetix® 5500 VPF food-grade motor is a compact, single-cable servo motor that, when paired with the Kinetix 5500 servo drive, helps engineers conserve panel space and reduce inventory.
Available in two different axis sizes – HG 25 with peak force of 180 N, and HG 12 with peak force of 110 N – the HG series of lightweight, aluminum, closed linear motor axes from Weiss reduce costs, provide precise axis in a compact design, and feature a unique guide profile cover made of machined aluminum to provide protection for applications that experience external contamination influences.
B&R’s two new helical gearboxes, the 8GP70 series with a shaft output and the 8GF70 series with a drive flange, provide smooth operation for absolute precision, excellent synchronization characteristics, and a very low noise level at high speeds.
As baby boomers continue to age and adherence packaging becomes more important than ever, one clever company built a 134-axis servo-driven system to crank out lots and lots of blister-style adherence packs.