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Mike Edwards

Mike Edwards

Editorial Director: Ryerson Polytechnical Institute electronic engineering technologist with over a decade of manufacturing experience and 20-plus years in technical publishing, is also trained in hydraulics, electro-pneumatics, bearings, mechanical CAD software, sensors, motor drives and electric motors.

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Friday, 25 November 2005
Absolute linear encoders with multiple scanning units are now available from Heidenhain. The LC scales are suitable for use with machine concepts where more than one slide is moving along a machine axis, in particular, through directly driven linear axes.
Tuesday, 22 November 2005
Gee Plus Inc. has announced the VM1614 voice coil actuator that develops a near constant 2.7 oz continuous force over a stroke of 0.155 in. A peak force of 7.2 oz is available for accelerating customer loads. The voice coil actuator is 0.63 in. OD x 0.55 in. long and weighs about 0.53 oz.
Thursday, 17 November 2005
The MD3E from Dart Controls is a programmable, microprocessor-based digital, closed loop speed control for dc motors up to 2 hp.
Monday, 14 November 2005
The ServoStep product line from Animatics features a step motor, motion controller, drive-amplifier and encoder in an integrated system. The first release is a NEMA 34 frame size that produces a continuous torque capability of 650 oz in. and nominal speed of 2200 rpm.
Friday, 04 November 2005
Rex brand LPC 1050 and LPC TableTop side-flexing chains from Rexnord Industries, Inc. are said to stay flat and level in the curves, unlike conventional beveled and TAB chain designs, which lift up on the outer edges. The patented LPC (Low Pin Centerline) design eliminates product tippage, especially on multi-strand conveyors, without the extra cost of magnetic corner tracks.
Friday, 04 November 2005
G & L Motion Control offers motion controllers, servo motors and drives, operator interfaces and a variety of software to provide a single-source motion control products alternative.
Thursday, 03 November 2005
Parker Hannifin has introduced the Isys plug-in directional control valve line and Isysnet field bus system for general industrial applications.
Friday, 28 October 2005
Kerk Motion Products, a manufacturer of non-ball lead screws, has introduced the VHD series, suitable for eliminating drag and wear associated with high pre-load forces. The series anti-backlash assembly is said to provide the maximum load-carrying capability and the highest axial and radial stiffness of any Kerk nut assembly.
Tuesday, 20 September 2005
The Anorad motion division of Rockwell Automation has introduced the HerculesT series gantry, part of a product line that features a modular construction. Each axis of the Hercules gantry can be ordered with either iron core or ironless (zero-cogging) linear servomotors.

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