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Motion control system

The Zeta Series microstepping drive/controller system from Parker Hannifin (Wadsworth, OH) has a new ETS Series electric cylinder. This mechanical actuator incorporates ball or lead drive screw technology and a unique triple bearing anti-rotate assembly to provide smooth motion at speeds from .01 to 40 ips.
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Digital servo motors

The MKD line of digital AC servo motors from Indramat (Hoffman Estates, IL) are IP65 rated, making them suitable for harsh environments. Five frame sizes are available, offering peak motor power up to 12 kW, with peak torques ranging from 4 to 104 Nm (35 to 900 lb") and speeds to 9ꯠ rpm.
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Camwing rotary actuator

The Kamo Seiko Camwing rotary actuator is now available from Lansea Systems (Quincy, MA). It has an integral soft start-and-stop motion profile. Balls and grooves are used, instead of pneumatic cushions or shock absorbers, to convert linear motion to rotary motion, and to provide high starting torque with smooth acceleration and deceleration.
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Motion control software

Warner Electric (S. Beloit, IL) has introduced a Windows(TM)-based software package that guides designers through sizing and selecting products required for linear motion applications.
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Servo amplifier

Kollmorgen Motion Technologies (Radford, VA) will introduce the Servostar, a compact digital servo amplifier that can operate a wide variety of Kollmorgen brushless motor types.
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Brushless servo

The MR-C brushless servo system from Mitsubishi Electronics (Mt. Prospect, IL) was designed as an economic alternative to five-phase or microstepping drives.
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Case erector

R.A. Pearson Co. (Spokane, WA) has developed a new compact case erector that runs tablock or standard cases at speeds to 25 containers/min. Model R225 has a variable frequency drive with a programmable keypad.
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Harsh-duty labeling head

Quadrel Labeling Systems (Mentor, OH) offers the Q60 labeling head with NEMA 4X electronics for use in harsh or wet environments such as dairies or beverage bottling plants.
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Motor products

Baldor Electric (Ft. Smith, AR) has added products to its Washdown Duty line. Available are the Three-Phase Inverter Drive® and Vector Drive® motors in 1 through 10 HP in NEMA frames 143TC through 256TC.
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Input/output module

Turck (Minneapolis, MN) has announced the busstop(TM) input/output module for DeviceNet(TM) networks. The module is designed to connect standard input/output devices to a "bus," which is the communications system linking electrical components in a packaging line.

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