Micromech can help you create the perfect XYZ gantry system for your application.

Micromech have created a standard XYZ gantry assembly configurable to suit many applications.  Using the OSP-E…BHD and BV belt driven actuators from the Parker Origa System Plus modular concept actuator range,

Max Stroke X and Y 5000mm*
Max Stroke Z 1500mm*
Max velocity 5m/s*
Max payload 100kg*
Max acceleration 50m/s2

* Subject to application

Parker OSP-E
The Actuators:

The OSP-E..BHD series belt driven actuator with integrated guide combines robustness, precision and high performance. The aesthetic design is easily integrated into any machine constructions by virtue of extremely adaptable mountings.

Advantages

  • Accurate Path and Position Control
  • High Force Output
  • High Speed Operation
  • High Load Capacity
  • Easy Installation
  • Low Maintenance
  • Ideal for Multi-Axis Applications

Features

  • Integrated Ball Bearing Guide or Integrated Roller Guide
  • Diverse Range of Multi-Axis Connection Elements
  • Diverse Range of Accessories and Mountings
  • Complete Motor and Control Packages
  • Optional Integrated Planetary Gearbox
  • Special Options on Request
  • IP 54 environmental protection

Parker OSP-E

The OSP-E..BV vertical belt actuator with integrated ball bearing guide has been specially developed for lifting movements in the Z-axis.

The especially low vibration OSP-E..BV vertical actuator in combination with the heavy duty series OSP-E..BHD meets the highest demands in portal and handling applications.

Advantages

  • Fixed Actuator Head for Low Moving Mass
  • Integrated ball bearing guide for high bending moments
  • Magnetic Sensor set for contactless position sensing
  • Easy to install
  • Low Maintenance

Features

  • High Acceleration and Speed
  • Drive Shaft Versions with Clamp Shaft or Plain Shaft
  • Power Transmission by Belt
  • Moving Axis Profile
  • Complete Motor and Control Packages

Parker Origa actuators are available with a wide range of standard options and accessories including:

  • Input shaft variants
  • Integrated gearboxes
  • Dual carriages
  • Actuating direction
  • Bi-parting versions
  • Various motor mountings
  • Various profile mounting options
  • Contactless limit/home sensors

In addition to the many options offered with Parker Origa OSP-E 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
  • Control systems

Parker OSP-E

For more information view the Parker Origa OSP-E Actuator catalogue or for further details on the services we offer visit our  Motion Control Systems page.  To contact Micromech call 01376 333333 or Email sales@micromech.co.uk

Advertisements

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

MSS K Servo ControllerThe 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

Kollmorgen leads the way with hygienic design for use in meat processing

Hygiene is no longer the sole driver of innovation in the food processing industry. All of the requirements in terms of cleanliness and food safety in machine design relate primarily to productivity, modularity, durability, and availability. Full of technical features that Kollmorgen has successfully combined in the stainless steel servo motors from the AKMH series.

Kollmorgen - AKMH SeriesHygiene is expected—the only question is how intelligently this requirement is taken into account in machinery and the production facilities. Kollmorgen has succeeded in combining a clean exterior with high drive performance, easy cleaning, and above all, high availability with the stainless steel servo motors from the AKMH series. The internal structural design effectively removes heat losses outwards. Stainless steel has low thermal conductivity, and so motors made of this material normally have problems in this area. The improved heat removal capacity increases drive performance directly in practical usage, as the synchronous servo motors deliver more output for the same design size.

Heat and cold with rapid changes in temperature, plus plenty of water. This interaction creates a further, more serious effect of condensation in a motor’s interior particularly in the meat processing industry. This is caused by the temperature-related constant pressure equalization, since the volume of the gases expands with heat and contracts with cold. Kollmorgen has found a way around this law of physics with a ventilation function via the motor cable. This ensures that the pressure equalization does not take place locally with the humid air of the meat processing operation, instead uses the preferred temperature of the control cabinet’s protected atmosphere.

The hygienic motors can easily be adapted to allow installation into existing automation structures, for example to suit an existing feedback format. This means the motor can be selected independently of the existing frequency convertor, which is also a real asset when it comes to updating existing systems.

For more information on the Kollmorgen AKMH or any other products contact Micromech on 01376 333333 or Email sales@micromech.co.uk 

The new Yaskawa GA500 Microdrive Inverter

Compact, flexible in terms of motor type and connectivity.  Designed to make life easier. From drive selection, through design, installation, start up or troubleshooting, the GA500 Yaskawa GA500makes life easy.  The drive comes with valuable functions and smart features to provide benefits through the whole life cycle of a machine or installation.

  • Embedded braking chopper
  • Temperature controlled fans
  • Built-in EMC filter for easy compliance with global standards and simplified machine design by a reduced number of parts
  • 24 VDC power input for controller

From simple parameter editing through Setup Wizard with an 8 channel fully featured oscilloscope.

The GA500 is easy to operate it comes with built-in functions and new services for a simple, quick startup and troubleshooting.

  • Built-in Setup Wizard for guided parameter setup without manuals
  • Tactile keypad with multi-lingual graphical display, auto-backup, real-time clock, copy function and data logger, optional Bluetooth
  • DriveWizard Mobile smartphone app for drive setup, monitoring, guided trouble shooting with connection to Yaskawa Drive Cloud service for data backup and online documentation
  • GA500 can be programmed without any power supply connected, even while the drive is still in the box. Simply plug into one of your PC’s USB ports or any USB on-the-go device, start programming and enjoy the ease of commissioning.

Install and forget – The GA500 AC drives are reliable and designed for a hassle free long time operation in any application.

  • GA500 can be operated in a 60 °C hot environment and up to 4000 m altitude
  • Making the drive robust against dust and mist, the PCBs are coated
  • 10 years of maintenance free operation
  • Built-in functional safety features, EMC filter, DC choke,  braking chopper and more to save space and cost for external components while improving the application reliability

For more information on the Yaskawa GA500 or any other products contact Micromech on 01376 333333 or Email sales@micromech.co.uk 

Available soon from Micromech – Combo Unit R-MOD ET A3H2MA

Introduction

  • RTA - R-MOD ETNew series of stepper motors with integrated ministep bipolar chopper drives; setting by means of EtherCAT interface and based on battery less multi-turn absolute encoder.
  • Compact system housed in a metallic box mounted on motor body, minimizing dimensions and optimizing wiring and mounting easiness.
  • Target: advanced applications with distributed electronics requiring compact dimensions and ensuring perfect integration in complex EtherCAT architectures.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Communication by means of EtherCAT (CoE) interface.
  • Modes of operation: PROFILE POSITION and CSP.
  • Different variety of HOMING operation modes.
  • TOUCH PROBE hardware input.
  • Motor current overboost.
  • Intelligent management of the current profile.
  • Battery less multi-turn absolute encoder

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

  • Range of operating voltage: 24-48 VDC.
  • Protections:
    – Protection against under-voltage and over-voltage.
    – Protection against a short-circuit at motor outputs.
    – Overtemperature protection.
  • Electronic damping facility for further acoustic noise and mechanic vibrations reduction.
  • Command to execute runs with position control to set: distance, direction, speed and acceleration.
  • Command to execute zero research (HOMING).
  • Possibility to detect motor loss of synchronism or stall and position error by means of battery less multi-turn absolute encoder.

For more information on the RTA R-MOD ET or any other products contact Micromech on 01376 333333 or Email sales@micromech.co.uk 

The high-efficiency PFL20 is Nippon’s smallest linear actuator yet

Nippon Pulse is excited to introduce its smallest linear stepper motor yet, the PFL20 Linearstep. The PFL20 is a highly efficient, high thrust tin-can linear actuator with a 20mm diameter and a bipolar winding.

Nippon PFL20PFL20 is RoHS-compliant, has a 30/60mm effective stroke, and can reach 6 N of force at 200 pps. With 24 steps per revolution, the lead screw has a 1.2mm thread pitch; the PFL20 also reaches 5V rated voltage, resistance of 33 Ohms/phase and inductance of 12mH/phase. The datasheet with additional specifications can be found here.

The simple structure of Linearstep motors – just a threaded rotor hub and lead screw – helps to save space and reduce costs, due to fewer components needed compared to systems that convert rotary motion to linear. Linearstep motors are also easy to control, and can be ordered with unipolar or bipolar windings and a variety of usable voltages. In addition to the 20mm motor size, this motor is also available in 25mm (captive or non-captive option) and 35mm diameter sizes.

Nippon Pulse’s tin-can linear actuators, including the Linearstep, are also available for customization; contact Micromech on 01376 333333 or Email sales@micromech.co.uk 

Motion Control Sales Engineer – Southern Sales Position

Due to growing sales we are seeking to expand our sales team with a Motion Control Sales Engineer.
The ideal candidate will have a background in selling to OEMs and machine builders and have a proven track record of success within Automation market.

An electro/mechanical engineering background would be beneficial.

The applicant will need to be able to:

  • Be a clear and confident communicator
  • Create and build relationships and partnerships
  • Identify customer’s needs and risks
  • Create influence throughout the hierarchy of a customers business and prospective customers business.
  • Have a solid understanding of how to win new customers and create an environment conducive to winning new business.
  • Be a motivated individual: a self-starter and able to work as part of a team.
  • Having a success orientated attitude to the sales process.

Main Duties will include:

  • Identify prospective customers within target markets.
  • Develop and implement a strategy for winning new business on a continual basis.
  • Account management, manage and maintain contact with the assigned current customers, within the TOP programme.
  • Management of technical enquires from internal sales team & supplier leads, including product specification, quotation and securing order.
  • To support, where sensible, your own opportunities with the selection and sizing of products.
  • To, liaise with the applications team for support and the selection of products, where necessary.
  • Ensure regular contact with Micromech employees and participate with weekly and monthly sales activities, reporting on opportunity progress and work load.
  • Use and maintain Micromech CRM system. Maintain internal documentation for recording activity and storing customer data within company processes.
  • Maintaining regular contact with existing & potential customers using CRM system
  • Sales visits to existing customers & prospective target accounts.
  • To attend and take part in appropriate supplier and Micromech training activities.
  • Liaising with suppliers regarding pricing, price negotiation and delivery.
  • Regular following up of quotations & maintaining own opportunities pipeline.
  • Arranging and assisting with road shows and exhibitions
  • Assisting and supporting the sales process with the sales team
  • Attendance to the Micromech site will be required once a month or when required for other work related activities.

If you feel you have experience in most of the above areas, and are keen to join our expanding team, then please email your cv to Jon Harding jharding@micromech.co.uk.