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Check out Galil’s New H-bot Firmware in Action March 9, 2016

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Read more @ http://www.galil.com/news/whats-new-at-galil

 

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https://www.servo2go.com/supplier.php?id=1031080104

 

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ADVANCED Motion Controls announces increased output capabilities from M/V™ Series motor controllers November 10, 2013

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Models AB200A100 and AVB200A100 output 125A continuous and 200A peak for up to 10 seconds at voltages from 20-80VDC, a nearly 50% increase in operating voltage from previous models.  Models AB100C200 and AVB100C200 output 100A continuous at voltages from 40-175VDC, a 25% increase in output current from previous models.  The new additions maintain the same dimensions as their predecessors and bring to a total of 8 different models to choose from allowing engineers to use the additional output with no additional size constraints.

Electric Vehicle Controller

Electric Vehicle Controller

The M/V™ series motor controllers are fully functional, four-quadrant servo drives purpose designed and built to operate today’s modern mobile electric vehicular platforms.  Specific applications include: mobile robots, AGV’s, UGV’s, material handling and transport vehicles in both industrial and military environments.  Providing high power from battery supplies with multiple operating modes, IP65 rating and compact design for either permanent magnet brushed or brushless motors, propels this motor controlling series ahead. Whether for traction / propulsion, steering, lifting or any other electrically driven actuation such as compressors, wenches and hoists, the M/V™ series is the newest member in a long line of successful motor controlling solutions from ADVANCED Motion Controls.

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M/V™ series servo amplifiers from Advanced Motion Controls

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Si Programmer: A Complete Training Video for programming stepper drives! November 8, 2013

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Intended for use in stand-alone applications, Si Programmer™ Software, from Applied Motion Products, provides an extremely friendly point-and-click graphical interface  that doesn’t require any previous programming experience.  The software runs on Windows 7, Vista, XP, 2000, NT, ME, or 98.

Si Programming Video

Si Programming Video

Click on the link below to view the video-

http://www.applied-motion.com/videos/amp-training-si-programming-software?test=october2013newsletter

More information on the Si Programmable Products from Applied Motion Products can be viewed at-
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Digital Brushless Servo Drive…Made Simple August 26, 2013

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When you simply need a servo drive, the ElectroCraft CompletePower EA4709 servo drive keeps your innovation moving.  The EA4709 combines the performance and flexibility you’d expect from a digital drive with the ease-of-use and simple set-up of an analog drive, bridging the gap between performance and simplicity.

ElectroCraft EA4709

ElectroCraft EA4709

This four-quadrant brushless DC servo amplifier is fully enclosed in a rugged aluminum case which can be DIN-rail mounted of panel mounted for easy integration.  The drive can be configured in a variety of torque and speed control modes with the mode of operation being set by simple DIP switches.  Both the 9A and 18A versions of this drive have an adjustable current limit and can be powered by the same 9 – 70 VDC range of supply voltage.  The drive is protected against over-current and over-temperature and motor short-circuit and incorporates state of the art MOSFET technology for maximum efficiency. Connectivity is tool-free with RJ45-CAT5 connectors for control/feedback inputs and push-type terminals for supply power and motor connections.

More information on the ElectroCraft EA4709 from Servo2Go can be found at the link below-

http://www.servo2go.com/product.php?ID=105435&cat=

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Achieve Superior Servo Performance, Quickly, with Auto-Tuning May 28, 2013

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New White Paper:  Achieve Superior Servo Performance, Quickly, with Auto-Tuning

Source:  Kollmorgen Engineer’s Library

Achieve Superior Servo Performance, Quickly, with Auto-Tuning

Compliance in transmission components tends to decouple the load’s inertia from the servo system at higher frequencies.  First-generation auto-tuners didn’t take this “rubber band effect” into account, and even the best tuning specialists need lots of time and a little luck to get optimum performance.  Kollmorgen’s chief engineer of servo technology, George Ellis, explains how full-frequency auto-tuning can achieve perfect performance in a matter of minutes.

Click on the link below to download this White Paper.

http://www.kollmorgen.com/uploadedFiles/kollmorgencom/Service_and_Support/Knowledge_Center/White_Papers/KOL-Auto-Tuning-WP-04-11-vSEO.pdf

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Sin/Cos Encoders and Sinusoidal Drives help Galil Controllers Achieve Ultra-Precise Motion May 18, 2013

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Introduction

The use of linear motors for precision motion applications has increased as technology has improved.

Galil DMC-31012 Motion Controller

Galil DMC-31012 Motion Controller

A linear motor typically uses a servo drive with sinusoidal commutation to minimize torque ripple and provide quiet smooth motion. It is also becoming more common for linear motor manufacturers to provide position feedback in the form of an analog sin/cos encoder as this method uses the signals from the motor magnets and is more cost-effective.  Galil motion controllers now provide options for sinusoidal drives and interpolation of sin/cos analog feedback for smooth control of ultra-high performance applications.

Galil controllers use an intelligent interpolation algorithm allowing inexpensive sin/cos signals to be used successfully in high-precision applications.   The AF command is used to set the analog feedback resolution at 2n counts/period. Galil drives perform sinusoidal commutation and are easily programmed using a choice of three different commutation methods.  An example showing how to configure Galil controllers and sine drives for use with linear motors with sin/cos encoders is below.

An example of a Galil Controller used with a Copley ServoTube Linear Motor

Galil’s DMC-31012 motion controller with an internal 800W sinusoidal drive and sin/cos feedback interpolation option was used  in an application with a Copley ServoTube linear motor with  sin/cos encoder. The goal was to move a stage and maintain a position accuracy of .04mm.   The stage manufacturer specified a 25.6 mm/sin feedback period for the encoder signals which is equivalent to the motor’s magnetic cycle.

The AF command was used to interpolate the analog feedback at 2n counts/period. N= 10 was used for this application.  AF 10 provided an interpolation of 1024 counts/period.  The system position resolution can be calculated using the equation below:

Resolution = 25.6mm /1024 counts = .025mm/count

.025mm/count resolution is within our target accuracy of .04mm.

It’s important to note that sin/cos feedback sensors are analog and more prone to noise compared to a digital signal. The DMC-31012 allows an AF of 12 but AF 10 was chosen because it met the accuracy specifications while minimizing the affect of noise.

There are three methods to initialize sinusoidal commutation with Galil sinusoidal drives, BI, BZ and BX.  For this application, the BZ command method was selected because it was better for high static friction. The BI command, which uses halls to initially commutate, is ideal in most cases but the Copley motor did not provide Hall sensors.

Another parameter used for commutation was the BM command.  BM is the brushless modulus of the system or the length for which one magnetic cycle completes. For the Copley ServoTube, the motor’s sin/cos period is the same length as the motors magnetic cycle.  For AF 10, the setting for BM is 1024.

Once AF, BZ and BM were configured during initialization, the controller system was tuned for optimum performance using the GalilSuite tuning software.

Galil controllers with the sin/cos feedback option and sinusoidal drives provide a good solution for controlling linear motors with a high degree of accuracy and extremely smooth commutation. Sinusoidal drives and sin/cos feedback options are available on Galil’s DMC40x0 multi-axis controller and the DMC-31012 single-axis controller.

For more detailed information, see application note #5523 “Connecting to a Linear Motor with Sinusoidal Commutation and Sin/Cos Feedback.” http://www.galilmc.com/support/appnotes/miscellaneous/note5523.pdf

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Video: GAM Safety Couplings – Direct Drive vs. Indirect Drive May 7, 2013

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Safety couplings are used to minimize expensive damage when a collision occurs in a high performance servo drive system.  When a collision occurs, the safety coupling will stop the destructive inertial forces instantly and eliminate downtime and repair costs often associated when just an overload relay is used.

Click on the link below to view a YouTube Video on the operation of a Gam Direct Drive Safety Coupling, or click on http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HyoOw8B9gQ8  .

Gam Direct Drive Safety Coupling Video

Gam Direct Drive Safety Coupling Video

Click on the link below to view a YouTube Video on the operation of a Gam Indirect Drive Safety Coupling, or click on http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJEMVK1CnQo .

Gam Indirect Drive Safety Coupling Video

Gam Indirect Drive Safety Coupling Video

For additional information on the Safety Couplings from Gam, click on the link below-

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