Micromech becomes a Kollmorgen Certified Partner

KollmorgenAt Micromech we are proud to announce that our engineers have successfully completed the necessary training and assessments required to become the UK’s first ‘Kollmorgen Certified Partner’ensuring we have best possible in house resources to support and integrate Kollmorgen servo drives and motors.

 Kollmorgen Certified Partner
After adopting the excellent ranges of Kollmorgen Servo drives and motors as our main offering nearly four years ago, we at Micromech have successfully won customers and grown sales year on year. As a result of this we were awarded Kollmorgen Gold Partner status in January this year.

Kollmorgen Certified PartnerManaging Director Mark Hall says:
“Recognising the ever increasing technical complexity of motion control products and both our customers and suppliers need for support, we have ensured we have the necessary in house technical expertise to achieve this at the highest level. We believe this differentiates Micromech within the market place and has been crucial to our success with Kollmorgen. We look forward to working with Kollmorgen in increasing UK sales further in 2017”

Micromech has enjoyed a long successful association with Kollmorgen’s parent company, Fortive providing motion control solutions comprising products from companies such as Thomson Linear, SloSyn, Portescap, Superior Electric and Kollmorgen (formally Danaher companies).

Please contact Micromech on 01376 333333 or Email sales@micromech.co.uk for assistance and support with Kollmorgen products.

Parker Zone 1 and Zone 2 ATEX Explosion proof servo motors available from Micromech.

EX any EY motors are available in 70mm- 155 mm frame sizes.
Zone 1 EX Range
Parker EX Range
Parker EX series motors feature an explosion-proof housing, designed for use in zone 1 explosive atmospheres. Two versions are available conforming with either North American (UL/cUL) or European (CE) safety standards
Featuring robust explosion-proof housings, EX motors are capable of withstanding internal explosions with no risks of propagation to the neighbouring environment. They provide excellent motion quality, dynamic acceleration/deceleration capabilities and high torque output over a wide speed range. Various winding variants and numerous options are available to offer maximum flexibility.

Advantages:
  • Brushless servo motors with explosion proof housings
  • Conforming with either CE/ATEX or UL safety standard
  • High dynamic performance
  • Compactness and robustness
  • Maintenance free
Applications:
  • Printing machinery
  • Paint spray equipments
  • Plastics machinery
  • Chemical, petro-chemical and pharmaceutical industries
  • Waste processing plants
Technical Specifications:
  • Motor type: Permanent magnets synchronous motors
  • Frame sizes: 70 – 155mm
  • Torque range: 1.75 to 35 Nm
  • Speed range: to 7600 rpm
  • Number of poles: 10
  • Mounting: Flange with clearance holes
  • Mechanical interface: Solid smooth shaft (standard) / Solid shaft with key (option)
  • Feedback sensors: 2 poles resolver (standard) / Absolute EnDat encoder (option)/ Absolute Hiperface encoder (option)
  • Thermal protection: Thermoswitches and thermofuses integrated into winding
  • Other Options: Holding brake
European version specific:
  • Voltage supply: 230 / 400 VAC
  • Conformance: ATEX 94/9/EC Directive – EN60079-0, EN60079-1, EN61241-0 and EN61241-1 standards
  • Classification: – II 2G Ex d IIB T4 / IP64 (Gas) / – II 2GD Ex d IIB T4 / IP65 Ex tD A21 / IP65 T135°C (Gas and dust)
  • Ingress protection level : IP64 (standard) / IP65 (option)
  • Connections: Cable glands
  • Marking: CE / ATEX Ex
North American version specific:
  • Voltage supply:  230 / 480 VAC
  • Conformance: UL 674 standard : Electric Motors and Generators for use in Division 1 Hazardous (Classified) Locations
  • Classification: Class 1, Division 1, Group C & D
  • Ingress protection level : IP65
  • Connections: Tapped holes
  • Marking: UL / cUL

Zone 2 EY Range

Parker EY Range

EY series servo motors are designed for use in Zone 2 explosive atmospheres for gas and dust at an ambient temperature at 40°c to 60°C. They conform with European (CE) regulation and international safety standards (IECEx)

EY series servomotors provide excellent motion quality, dynamic acceleration/deceleration capabilities and high torque output over a wide speed range. Various winding variants and numerous options are available to offer maximum flexibility.

Advantages:
  • Brushless servomotors with explosion proof certification from a notified body.
  • Conforming with CE/ATEX and International safety standard
  • For an ambient temperature at 40°c or 60°C
  • For gas and dust explosive atmospheres
  • High precision
  • High motion quality
  • High dynamic performance
  • Low cogging
  • Compactness and robustness
  • Maintenance free
Applications:
  • Printing machinery
  • Paint spray equipment
  • Chemical, petro-chemical and pharmaceutical industries
  • Robot applications
  • Special machines
  • Cleaning applications
  • Actuator for valve in Energy applications
  • Waste processing plants
Technical Specifications:
  • Motor type: Permanent magnets synchronous motors
  • Frame sizes: 70 – 155mm
  • Torque range: 2 to 41 Nm
  • Speed range: to 6800 rpm
  • Number of poles: 10
  • Mounting: Flange with clearance holes
  • Mechanical interface: Smooth shaft (standard) / with key (option)
  • Feedback sensors: 2 poles resolver (standard) / sensorless (option)
  • Thermal protection: PTC integrated into the winding
  • Holding brake
European version specific:
  • Voltage supply : 230 / 400 VAC
  • Conformance : ATEX 2014/34/EU Directive – EN60079-0, EN60079-15, EN60079-31 standards
  • Classification : – II 3 GD Ex nA IIC T3 Gc IP65 / Ex tc IIIC T200°C Dc IP65 (Gas and dust)
  • Ingress protection level : IP65 (standard)
  • Connections : connectors
  • Marking : CE / ATEX Ex
North American version specific:
  • Voltage supply:  230 / 480 VAC
  • Conformance: UL 674 standard : Electric Motors and Generators for use in Division 1 Hazardous (Classified) Locations
  • Classification: Class 1, Division 1, Group C & D
  • Ingress protection level : IP65
  • Connections: Tapped holes
  • Marking: UL / cUL

For more information on Parker’s comprehensive range of explosion proof motors or assistance specifying the ideal motor for your application, contact Micromech on 01376 333333 or Email sales@micromech.co.uk

Introducing a 1 to 4 axis, keenly priced, configurable Servo Controller

MSS-K Servo Controller

MSS-K Servo Controller

The MSS-K Servo Controller can be supplied from one to four axis, can operate as a stand alone unit, or be commanded from HMI, PLC or PC, and is now available from Micromech.

Designed as a ’standard package’ meaning the user is saved the lengthy process often associated with building a bespoke servo control system. Therefore this competitively priced unit is quickly up and running with the comfort of having a user friendly standard controller.

Servo controller features

  • 1 – 4 Axis of closed loop servo control
  • Compact, wall mounting or floor standing painted steel industrial enclosure.
  • Powerful Trio MC4N multi-tasking EtherCat motion controller.
  • Pre-programmed to perform simple motion tasks such as Jogging and move Abs/Inc.
  • Free programming software allowing complex motion programs to be developed.
  • 7” or 10” Colour Touchscreen HMI option.
  • A simple Windows user interface is available, perfect for simple XYZ machines and systems.
  • Support for HMI, PLC or PC control over Ethernet or RS232/485. Protocols include Modbus TCP/RTU, Ethernet IP, Hostlink, TCP/IP, Trio ActiveX.
  • Control of high voltage brushless servo motors up to 2kW, 6 Amp motor current.
  • Support for various feedback devices including resolver, incremental encoder, SFD, EnDat, Hiperface, Hiperface DSL, and BISS.
  • Support for Dual or single hybrid motor cables.
  • 8 Digital inputs, 24vdc.
  • 22 Digital bi-directional inputs/outputs, 24vdc.
  • 2 Relay outputs.
  • PLd, SIL3 safety circuit with support for external safety devices.
  • Powered from a 230V supply

Click here to view the MSS-K Servo Controller Datasheet

For further details or assistance specifying the right MSS-K 1 – 4 controller for your application, contact Micromech on 01376 333333 or Email sales@micromech.co.uk

New and improved website

We have launched our new and improved website. We would love you to have a browse, and let us know your feedback.  http://www.micromech.co.uk

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We are pleased to announce that Micromech’s Systems division is now certified as UL listed.

 

UL ListedMicromech’s Systems division has been designing and building bespoke motion control systems for 27 years. To expand the wide range of services already offered we have been through the process of becoming a UL Listed industrial control panel builder.

This allows us to build and label control panels to UL508a which is suitable for export to the USA and Canada.

Please contact our Systems Director, Mick Stone on
01376 333314 or mstone@micromech.co.uk for more details on this service and how we may able to help you.

UL Listed

AC10 IP66 – The variable AC drive range for challenging environmental conditions from Parker.

AC10 IP66

Overview
Parker’s AC10 IP66 drive combines simplicity, reliability in an economical solution to motor control applications where protection from dust and moisture is required. The AC10 can provide speed or torque control within the power range of 0.4 kW to 15 kW.

The AC10 boasts many features normally found on more expensive drives with higher specification including; IP66 protective enclosure, sensorless vector mode, output frequency up to 590 Hz and 3 phase 400 volt supplies. The AC10 IP66 is available in 5 frame sizes and offers the optimal solution for OEM machine builders requiring a compact, economical drive with IP66 rating without compromise to performance.

Simplicity
AC10 IP66 is designed to minimise the time and effort required to install, setup and commission via an easy to use integrated keypad.
The drive is quick and easy to install and doesn’t require a separate enclosure for environmental protection. It also requires minimal wiring made simple via two easily accessed terminal rails.
Once installed, Auto-tuning sensorless vector mode allows users requiring greater dynamic speed or torque control to benefit from the drives enhanced 0.5% speed and 5% torque accuracy.

Reliability
Tried and tested technology and manufacturing techniques ensure AC10 IP66 has been engineered and built to provide consistent outstanding performance ensuring maximum uptime and productivity.
AC10 IP66 drives are able to withstand the most arduous class 3C3 environments due to the conformally coated PCBs which many other drives in it’s class fail to offer.

Energy savings made simple
By using the AC10 IP66 to match the motor speed to process requirements, energy savings of up to 50% can be made in applications such as fan control. In addition, power factor can be improved, system noise reduced, maintenance periods extended and overall service life increased. AC10 IP66 can be mounted close to the motor, regardless of the environment, saving in cabling costs, space and need for a separate cabinet. Payback time can be as little as a few months, depending on application.

Features

A drive for all environments AC10

  • Robust IP66 rated enclosure.
  • Optional Internal EMC filter allows use in C3 industrial environments.
  • Conformal coating provides protection in tough class 3C3 environments.
  • 50°C operating temperature.

Flexible ConnectivityAC10

  • Assignable digital inputs and outputs, and relay output to suit application needs.
  • Internal dynamic brake switch as standard.
  • Connection to PLC or other Modbus RTU / RS485 network.

More power when required AC10

  • 150 % overload for 1 minute at 0.5Hz provides extra starting torque for moving high inertia loads.
  • Output power can be uprated when operating in lower ambient temperature.

 

AC10Easy set up and commissioning via the easy to use keypad

  • Standard ergonomic keypad providing full access to all drive functions
  • Simple out of the box operation thanks to integrated macros and quick start guide.

AC10Speed Operation

  • Up to 590Hz output for high speed operations such as spindles, centrifuges, mixers etc.

AC10Customisation Options

  • User customisable option panel for: Isolators.
    Switches.
    Push buttons.
    Indicators.

AC10Easy Connection Access

  • Easy user access to connections with removable gland plate.

 

Applications

The IP66 enclosure allows the AC10 IP66 to be used in indoor and outdoor applications where environmental conditions may be harsh, such as wash-down areas in food and beverage facilities and use in waste plants or rooftop units.

Ideal applications for AC10 IP66 include: Mixers.
Packaging Machines.
Textile Machines.
Conveyor.
Fans.
Spindles
.

For more information on call Micromech sales on 01376 333333 or Email sales@micromech.co.uk

Don’t let programming your servo drives give you a headache……Make life easy….choose Kollmorgen AKD

News Flash!

Don’t let programming your servo drives give you a headache……Make life easy….choose Kollmorgen AKD with ‘Workbench’ software and save on paracetamols as well as programming costs!

Kollmorgen AKD

‘Workbench’
The Kollmorgen AKD range of servo drives deliver cutting edge technology and performance. Don’t however overlook the many benefits of the excellent Kollmorgen ‘Workbench’ platform which makes these drives the obvious choice for ease of integration, programming and therefore cost reductions.

Benefits:

Optimized performance in seconds

  • Greater throughput and accuracy
  • Easy-to-use Graphical User Interface (GUI) for faster commissioning and troubleshooting
  • Flexible and scalable to meet any application

Kollmorgen AKD

Features:

Professional oscilloscope

  • Realtime with pre-trigger, 6 channels,
  • 10,000 support points, Zoom function

 

 

 

Kollmorgen AKDBode plot function

  • Machine analysis in minutes,
  • Provides highly effective support for
    mechanical designs.

 

 

 

Ethernet TCP / IPKollmorgen AKD

  • Remote maintenance
  • Monitoring / parameter setting / operation via the company network
  • High speed
  • Multiple axes displayed

 

 

 

Patented auto-tuning algorithmsKollmorgen AKD

  • Fast tuning for all applications / feedback / motor combinations
  • Enables high productivity from the start
  • Fast time-to-market for new projects

 

 

Motor scaling Kollmorgen AKD

  • Clear user friendly motor scaling
  • Intuitive graphics

 

 

 

Help!

  • Easy to use intuitive help screen

If you think ‘Workbench’ could make life easier for you call Micromech on 01376 333333 or Email sales@micromech.co.uk