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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Tuesday, 03 January 2006
The upgraded IM481H PLUS microstepping driver (model XIM481H) from Intelligent Motion Systems includes a patented new motion control chip said to add active anti-resonance, smooth low speed motion, and precise current control for motion control applications and drive stepping motors up to NEMA size 23.
Thursday, 08 December 2005
Tyco Electronics' line of Corcom 3-phase power line filters provides EMI noise suppression where there is heavy switching of inductive and capacitive loads. The Corcom A Series 3-phase filter is designed for four wire WYE applications and provides filtering in each of the three lines plus filtering in the neutral and ground lines.
Thursday, 08 December 2005
The Compact IGBT series from Powerex is said to offer a solution to designers who require more than an IGBT in their design but are not willing to give up control of the gate driver. The series includes packages with an integrated thermistor for case temperature monitoring or an over-temperature and over-current protection feature.
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.

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