Accelerated Trend Toward Electric Conversions

Once dominated by manual, pneumatic and hydraulic systems, mobile on- and off highway equipment is increasingly equipped with electric actuators to automate many tasks. Electric linear actuators are easier to integrate with modern computer based control systems and are precisely controlled. They consume a smaller footprint and are cleaner than both pneumatic and hydraulic systems.

Converting to Electric Immediately Eliminates:

  • the cost and bulk of pumps, valves and hoses.
  • environmentally hazardous oil and leaks.
  • costly hydraulic reliability issues and contamination.
  • the high-energy consumption of pneumatic and hydraulic systems.
  • nuisance start-up failures in cold temperatures.

Easier Installation, Superior Control and Less Complexity

  • Simpler, Smaller and Faster to Install
  • Electric actuation requires fewer components than hydraulic or pneumatic systems for faster and easier installation
  • Component costs are less than in comparable hydraulic or pneumatic systems
  • A smaller footprint simplifies and speeds design

Easier Control, Better Accuracy

  • All-electric components mean easier integration, fewer control components and less complexity
  • Electric actuators react quicker and more predictably, and will not drift when power is off

Lower Energy Costs

  • Electric motors are intrinsically more efficient than pneumatic or hydraulic motors
  • No need to up-size the existing system to account for potential parasitic power draw
  • No power required to hold load-reducing power consumption

Less Maintenance

  • No hydraulic pumps, valves or hoses means reduced downtime with fewer parts to service
    and replace
  • Self-contained units with smart, onboard electronics require zero maintenance, adding design flexibility in component placement
  • Electric actuation eliminates the cost and hassle associated with fluid maintenance

Cleaner, Quieter, Healthier Environment

  • No pumps, fluids, chemicals or solvents translates into a cleaner and quieter workspace
  • A compact design requires fewer materials to be used in production
  • Regional manufacturing and distribution plants minimize freight and reduce the carbon footprint

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Yaskawa AC Drives now in stock at Micromech.

We have J1000 and V1000 inverter drives in stock available for FREE next day delivery on selected drives. Please visit our AC drive shop to purchase these inverter drives online.

J1000 Series Features:Yaskawa J1000

  • Open loop V/f control
  • RoHS compliance
  • Dual rating: Normal Duty and Heavy Duty
  • Starting torque of 150% at 3 Hz
  • Side-by-side installation due to patented hybrid heatsink
  • Preferred parameter feature
  • “One-touch” copy function with verify with 5-digit LED keypad
  • Increased vibration resistance, from 20 Hz to 50 Hz (0.65G)
  • 1 in 10,000 failure rate
  • Swing PWM function to decrease noise at low carrier frequencies
  • Pre-maintenance function
  • Modbus communication
  • Reduction in mechanical parts to increase MTBF
  • Cooling fan replacement without tools
  • MTBF: 28 years
  • Short Circuit Current Rating (SCCR): 30kA rms symmetrical
  • Built-in dynamic braking transistor

 

Yaskawa V1000V1000 Series Features:

  • Up to 30% smaller than the competition
  • Current vector control, open loop
  • RoHS compliance
  • On-line tuning
  • Induction motor (IM) or permanent magnet motor (PM) operation
  • Function Block Diagram (FBD) programming via DriveWorksEZ™
  • Side-by-side installation due to patented hybrid heatsink
  • Removable terminal block with parameter backup function*
  • One-touch” copy function with verify
  • Super-fast 2 ms scan cycle with dual CPU
  • EN954-1 Safety Cat. 3, Stop Cat. 0
  • Increased vibration resistance, from 20 Hz to 50 Hz (0.65G)
  • 1 in 10,000 failure rate
  • Swing PWM function to decrease noise at low carrier frequencies
  • Pre-maintenance function
  • Modbus communication
  • Cooling fan replacement without tools
  • MTBF: 28 years
  • Short Circuit Current Rating (SCCR): 30kA rms symmetrical
  • Common programming with all other Yaskawa drives
  • DriveWizard software available at no extra cost

 

For assistance specifying the optimum drive for your application or to check delivery of out stock products contact Micromech on 01376 333333 or Email sales@micromech.co.uk

Notice of Parker product discontinuation

Due to component obsolescence Parker is forced to discontinue the following product ranges from 30th June 2019:

XL stepper drive range including associated PSU.
ViX stepper drive and ViX servo range including all ViX accessories and cables.

Please contact sales at Micromech for details on last time buys, product availability and last dispatch dates.

To minimise any disruption this may cause Micromech is able to offer suitable up to date replacement products.

We can supply stepper drives from our RTA range that cover the XL and ViX stepper ranges and Kollmorgen AKD servo drives to replace the ViX servo range.

In addition our engineers can specify the correct drive for your application and assist with updating your software to help make the change as painless as possible.

RTA and Kollmorgen Stepper Drives

For more information on RTA and Kollmorgen products contact Micromech on 01376 333333 or sales@micromech.co.uk

Electrak HD is the next generation of electric linear actuators from Thomson – Available with Higher Load Capacity and Synchronization Option

Electrak® HD – Smarter, Stronger, Longer

Thomson Electrak HDThe Electrak HD is a new range of electric linear actuators with onboard electronics, eliminating the need for standalone controls. These new higher power actuators are open to a wider range of hydraulic applications for electric conversion. They also meet the most extreme OEM component environmental acceptance tests, including IP69K.

The Electrak HD offers 50% higher load capacity, 60% longer stroke lengths than previous designs and is faster than the competition at comparable loads. In addition the onboard controls boast advanced control features.

Superior Performance

Higher power and longer stroke lengths enable Electrak HD to tackle applications outside the range of other electric linear actuators.

  • Higher load ranges up to 16 kN (3600 lbs.) are ideal for hydraulic-to-electric conversion applications
  • Stroke lengths up to 1 m (39 in.) for models up to 10 kN / 500 mm (20 in.) for 16 Kn
  • Efficient actuator design, including a high-quality ball screw, reduces current draw by up to 20%

Unrivaled Environmental Protection

Electrak HD is tested to meet and exceed the toughest OEM mechanical and electronic component acceptance tests on the market today.

  • IP69K (static), IP67 (static) and IP66 (dynamic) ratings prove Electrak HD can withstand the harshest environments
  • Capable of operating in a wide temperature range from -40°C to 85°C (-40°F to 185°F)
  • Salt spray tested for 500 hours
  • CE, RoHS and REACH (EU) compliant
  • Rated for IP-X6 (dynamic) during water splash at 10°C ( 50°F) and an equalized actuator temperature of 85°C ( 185°F)
For more information on Thomson products contact Micromech on 01376 333333 or sales@micromech.co.uk

ISEL driven linear actuators, the ideal cost effective solution to reliable and precise linear motion….German engineering available from Micromech.

ISEL provides a wide range of mechanical and electronic motion control products suitable for new machine builds and upgrade projects for both OEMs and end users.

At Micromech we are experts in specifying and providing ISEL mechanical components.

Included in ISEL’s excellent ranges are a wide and versatile selection of ballscrew driven linear actuators.

Actuator Overview:

Ballscrew driven actuators:

LES 4

Features

  • Isel LES 4Anodised aluminium extruded profile housing
    W75 × H75 mm
  • Up to 3m profile length
  • 2 precision steel shafts Ø12 h6,
  • Option for 1 or 2  70mm long with central lubrication
    system and adjustable for no play
  • Recirculating ball screw with optional
    2.5/4/5/10 and 20 mm pitches
  • Profile sealing with friction-resistant lip seals
  • Cast aluminium end plates
  • 2 limit or reference switches,
  • Repeatability /- 0.02 mm
  • Sealed angular contact bearings
  • Various motor drive options

LES 6

Isel - LES 6Features

  • Anodised aluminium extruded profile housing
    W150 × H75 mm
  • Up to 3m profile length
  • 4 precision steel shafts Ø12 h6,
  • Option for 2 or 4  70mm long with central lubrication
    system and adjustable for no play
  • Recirculating ball screw with optional
    2.5/4/5/10 and 20 mm pitches
  • Profile sealing with friction-resistant lip seals
  • Cast aluminium end plates
  • 2 limit or reference switches,
  • Repeatability /- 0.02 mm
  • Sealed angular contact bearings
  • Various motor drive options

LES 5

Isel LE5Features

  • Anodised aluminium extruded profile housing
    W225 × H75 mm
  • Up to 3m profile length
  • 4 precision steel shafts Ø12 h6,
  • Option for 2 or 4  70mm long with central lubrication
    system and adjustable for no play
  • Recirculating ball screw with optional
    2.5/4/5/10 and 20 mm pitches
  • Profile sealing with friction-resistant lip seals
  • Cast aluminium end plates
  • 2 limit or reference switches,
  • Repeatability /- 0.02 mm
  • Sealed angular contact bearings
  • Various motor drive options

Isel actuators are available with a range of standard options and accessories including:

  • Stepper and servo motor options and various motor orientation options
  • Carriage plates
  • Various plates for standard gantry configurations
  • Standard cables
  • Profile T slot nuts

In addition to the many options offered with ISEL actuators, Micromech can provide:

  • Custom XYZ configurations
  • 3D models of you chosen gantry design
  • Cable management
  • Custom motor/gearbox mounting
  • Mechanical limit/home sensors
  • End effector brackets
  • Support frames.
  • Control systems

For more information on ISEL actuators range click here or contact Micromech on 01376 333333 or Email sales@micromech.co.uk

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Parker AC10 Drives in stock available for FREE next day delivery at Micromech.

Free Delivery on selected Parker AC10 Drives

 

Description
The AC10 compact variable speed drive from Parker is the perfect solution to general motor control applications requiring speed or torque control.

Simple, reliable and economical with a power range of 0.2 kW to 180 kW for IP20 applications and 0.4 kW to 15 kW for IP66 applications the AC10 is ideal for OEM machine builders looking for a compact, cost-effective drive without compromising on performance.

Features

The AC10 range boasts compact dimensions and features normally associated with higher specification drives….

  • Sensorless vector mode for control of Permanent Magnet (PMAC) and AC induction motors.
  • Output frequency up to 590 Hz, 3 phase 400 V supplies in all 11 frame sizes and a full 150 % overload at 0.5 Hz for 1 minute.
  • Designed to reduce the time and effort required to install, setup and commission via an easy to use integrated keypad.
  • Minimal wiring requirements and two easily accessed terminal rails make AC10 fast and simple to install, having you up and running in no time at all.
  • Auto-tuning sensorless vector mode takes AC10 beyond simple V/Hz control allowing users requiring greater dynamic speed or torque control for their application to benefit from the drives enhanced 0.5 % speed and 5 % torque accuracy.
  • Conformally coated PCBs ensure the AC10 is able to withstand even the most arduous class 3C3 environments providing complete confidence in tough applications.
 
 Parker AC10

Please visit our AC drive shop to purchase AC10 drives online. Many drives in stock for next day delivery (order before 1pm).

For assistance specifying the optimum AC10 drive for your application or to check delivery of out stock products contact Micromech on 01376 333333 or Email sales@micromech.co.uk

New from Trinamic: A Range of Closed-Loop, Smart BLDC Motors. Available from Micromech March 2019

The PANdrive™ PD42-x-1670 product family features Trinamic’s first smart motor solution with brushless DC motors. The 42mm flange size BLDC motors have an integrated hall sensor for closed-loop FOC-based operation.

Trinamic PD1670Trinamic announces their first family of smart BLDC motors, designed for 4000rpm nominal velocity and 6.25 …18.5 Ncm rated holding torque. Together with the state-of-the-art feature set and CAN bus interface, the PD42-x-1670 is highly integrated and offers the best handling.

Suitable for lab automation, factory automation, manufacturing, robotics and CNC applications the BLDC PANdrive comes with two firmware options – TMCL™ and CANopen. Parameters can be permanently stored on the board itself and the PANdrive takes care of all time-critical operations such as ramp calculations itself, ensuring low communication traffic.

The full mechatronic solution includes state of the art field oriented motor control and powerful and efficient drivers. A Hall based rotary feedback system makes it reliable and durable. Equipped with industry standard protocols, it is easily integrated in PLC environments or in standalone applications.  The drive is designed to work with a 24V power supply.

The PD42-x-1670 comes in three different lengths, each having 42mm flange size brushless motors.

Features and benefits:

  • PANdrive™ smart BLDC motor
  • Supply Voltage +10 to +28V DC
  • 5.2A RMS
  • 4000rpm
  • CAN bus interface
  • TMCL or CANopen protocol
  • Integrated encoder (Hall sensor)
  • FOC based + SVPWM

For more information on the PD42-x-1670 or any other Trinamic products contact Micromech on 01376 333333 or sales@micromech.co.uk