Indramat's (Hoffman Estates, IL) new Sercos fiber-optic interface version of the Ecodrive digital servo drive economically integrates motion control functions, amplifier, power supply and axis I/O functions in a single unit.
R.A. Jones (Cincinnati, OH) has redesigned its (IMS) Intermittent-Motion Servo-Driven cartoner for cartoning multiple-product units. It can load a variety of products into display or point-of-purchase cartons, or shippers or overpack cartons at speeds to 100 cartons/min.
The Turbo Servo Series is a new series of high-performance servo motors from API Gettys (Amherst, NY). They're designed with high torque-to-inertia ratios and maximum power density for demanding operations.
DSM and Micro DSM are the latest additions to Giddings & Lewis' (Fond du Lac, WI) Centurion(TM) line of servo systems. When used with the YSM- and NSM-series of servo motors, these fully digital amplifiers can be used in a broader range of applications.