Having difficulty finding the right stepper motor? Need something a bit different? Check out the many options that the Stogra range of motors have to offer. Exclusively available from Micromech in the UK.

Stogra
This superb, extensive range of high quality stepper motors is manufactured in Germany by Stogra and available exclusively from Micromech in the UK. Stogra have been manufacturing stepper motors since 1974 and provide some unique standard options. They also have the ability to manufacture specials quickly at cost effective prices.
Options include:Stogra

  • Terminal housings
  • Different mounting flanges
  • Double shafts
  • Keyways
  • Encoders
  • Various connector options
  • Brakes
  • Vacuum compatibility 10-6 Torr
  • Special coatings
  • Precision gearheads
  • Shaft options
  • Stainless steel
  • High torque
  • High temperature
  • Hollow shaft

Stogra

For further information on these and high quality stepper motors, please contact Micromech on 01376 333333 or at sales@micromech.co.uk

New encoders from Eltra: EAMH Series of SSI programmable multiturn absolute encoders and EMI 30-M miniaturised incremental encoders.

 

MAIN FEATURES

High resolution industry standard multiturn absolute encoder for factory automation applications.

  • Optical sensor technology (OptoASIC Energy Harvesting)
  • Resolution up to 48 bit (18 bit single turn 30 bit multiturn) programmable
  • Power supply up to 30 VDC with SSI as electronic interface
  • Cable or connector output
  • Solid shaft diameter up to 10 mm
  • Mounting by synchronous, clamping or centering 2,5” square flange


EMI 30 M

MAIN FEATURES

Series of miniaturised encoders for fitting on small size AC/DC motors, stepper motors or for applications with limited space.

  • 3 channel encoder (A / B / Z) up to 90 ppr
  • Power supply up to 30 VDC with several electronic interfaces available
  • Cable output, connector available on cable end
  • Compact dimensions (only 23,6 mm height)
  • No wear due to no contact magnetic technology
  • Bore shaft diameter up to 10 mm
  • Wide operating temperature -20° … 100°C (-4° … 212°F)
  • OEM version without cover available

For further information on of these and more high quality Eltra encoders please contact Micromech on 01376 333333 or at sales@micromech.co.uk

Meet the Team – Gemma Kowalski

Meet the Team - Gemma KowalskiHello beautiful people, my name’s Gemma Kowalski (polish surname and not a clue where it came from) another mystery I’m yet to solve.

At the beginning of October 2016 I was luckily enough to join an amazing team at Micromech in the operations department.  My main role is booking in goods for both Micromech and Systems and from time to time I get to help with motor testing, which I love.

About 3 years ago previous to joining Micromech I started work at Chelmsford city racecourse when my youngest Lacy started school. I loved the time I spent there it really helped me rebuild my confidence.

Meet the Team - Gemma KowalskiI’ll explain to you a bit about my self now. I’m 28 years of age with 2 beautiful children, my son Levye aged 9 and my daughter Lacy aged 7. I had my first child when I was 19, young I know but it felt right and I wouldn’t change a thing. I was blessed that I was able be a stay at home mummy until they both started school. I won’t lie though going to work is a lot easier ha!.Nearly 2 years ago I met this amazing man (Wes) and adopted 2 more beautiful children, Phoebe and Matilda. Life’s pretty crazy but I love it and it’s honestly made me the person I am today. I’m a strong and independent women, I love to get involved with pretty much everything, gardening, decorating etc. In my spare time, which doesn’t happen very often my new thing is to travel abroad with the boyfriend.  So far we have been to Dublin, Marrakesh (that was interesting), Cyprus, Edinburgh and most recent Poland. All amazing and can’t wait for our next adventure. As you can probably imagine with 4 fun crazy children between us, it’s all about them (which is how it should be). We go fossil hunting, swimming, ice skating and lots of other fun stuff. They definitely bring out the children in us, we have a great time and there is never a dull moment.

Anyway, enough about me. I would just like to say thank you for letting me be a part of the Micromech team, I love you all.

Much love Gemma
xxx

New RTA X-PLUS S Stepper Drives with STO (Safe Torque Off) function now available from Micromech.

RTA - X-PLUS S
RTA X-PLUS S stepping motor drive series with step and direction interface and direct mains input (110v AC to 230v AC)

The X-PLUS S series features an internal rectifier capable of transferring more than 330V DC to the motor.

Ideally suited to applications requiring high dynamic performance and high reliability.

Key Features:

  • STO function (SIL3)
  • Error detection monitor.
  • Electronic damping facility to reduce noise and mechanical vibration at low and medium speed ranges.
  • Optoinsulated and differential input/output signals provide easy interfacing with. many commonly used control systems and ensure a high level of noise immunity.
  • For NEMA 34 or larger stepping motors rated for high voltage.
Technical Features:
  • Motor current can switched off via STO function.
  • Input voltages from 110v AC to 230v AC.
  • Current range: 2.4A – 4A. Four values set by DIP switches.
  • Microstepping: 400, 800, 1600, 3200, and 500, 1000, 2000, 4000 steps/rev. Set by DIP switches.
  • Auto current reduction at motor standstill.
  • Protection: Under/over voltage.
    Short circuit at motor outputs.
    Over temperature.
  • Optoinsulated inputs compatible with differential control signals.
  • High efficiency chopper with IGBT final stage output.
  • 24 month warranty.
R.T.A - X-PLUS S
Click here for details of the full R.T.A.range or for technical help call 01376 333333.

R.T.A - X-PLUS S

The Parker ETT Electric Tubular Motor

The Parker ETT Electric Tubular Motor is a cost-effective, energy-efficient alternative to pneumatic cylinders. The ETT is ideal for applications requiring greater flexibility and control.
Parker ETT

Features:

The ETT electric tubular motor from Parker is a direct thrust linear motor actuator, ideally suited as a replacement or alternative to pneumatic cylinder in wide variety of linear handling and pick & place applications.

The ETT’s linear motion is directly generated and free from ball screws, belts and/or gearboxes/gears and associated problems.

The IP67 protection class makes the ETT tubular motor suitable for use in harsh environmental conditions.

The ETT combines the functionality of a linear motor, an electric cylinder and a pneumatic cylinder and is ideal for applications where these products are frequently used.

Suitable for used in a wide range of applications:

The ETT is perfect for packaging applications, material handling, food, pharmaceutical & beverage and factory automation.

Benefits:

  • Simple mechanical integration.
  • Flexible mounting.
  • High energy efficiency and reduced maintenance.
  • Improved reliability and increased mechanical life.
  • Used in “clean” environments.
  • Fewer mechanical components.
  • Reduced installation costs.
  • Excellent control and dynamic positioning.
Parker ETT
  • Rod: Stainless steel AISI 304 shaft with NdFeB magnets, available in 3 different diameters 12,16 and 25 mm.
  • Coil: Class H motor coils, with three-phase standard brushless design with 1000 V of winding insulation.
  • Feedback: Sin/Cos analogue feedback 1 Vpp as standard. Other types of feedback like BISS-C, digital A/B TTL line-drive incremental are also available.
  • Connectivity: Single rotating connector for power and position feedback except sizes 32 and 50, which have 2 separate connectors.
    The smallest frame size has flying leads.

For assistance specifying the right ETT cylinder for your application, contact Micromech on 01376 333333 or Email sales@micromech.co.uk.

New from Trinamic; The TMCM 1070 stepper drive module and PD42-x-1070 ‘PANdrive’ TM smart stepper motor.

Trinamic - TMCM-1070 PD42-X-1070
TMCM-1070 Stepper Drive Module

TMCM-1070 is an easy to use stepper motor driver module. The module is controlled via a step and direction interface. Digital input to select the current control mode; StealthChop™ for absolute silent motor control or spreadCycle™ for high speed.

A TTL UART interface allows for more advanced configuration and permanent parameter storage via TMCL™-IDE.
 Features  Applications
  • Supply Voltage 9 to 24V DC
  • Step and direction interface
  • stealthChop™ silent PWM mode
  • spreadCycle™ smart mixed decay
  • stallGuard2™ load detection
  • coolStep™ autom. current scaling
  • UART configuration interface
  • Manufacturing
  • Robotics
  • Factory Automation
  • CNC
  • Laboratory Automation
PD42-x-1070 ‘PANdrive’ TM smart stepper motor
The PD42-x-1070 smart stepper motor, part of the PANdrive™ range from Trinamic, combines a TMCM-1070 stepper drive module and a high torque stepper motor, providing a complete solution.

Unique Trinamic Features

StealthChop™:  Extremely quiet mode of operation for low and medium velocities. It is based on a voltage mode PWM. During standstill and at low velocities, the motor is absolutely noiseless. A StealthChop operated stepper motor is therefore ideal for indoor and domestic. Also motor operation is completely free of vibration at low velocities.

SpreadCycle™: Trinamic’s new patent pending constant Toff chopper system. Using the SpreadCycle™ chopper the µstep current sine wave is always well formed with a smooth zero crossing. This allows the stepper motor to be driven at very high speeds without resonance. All the CoolStep™ drivers incorporate this new technology.

StallGuard2™: Trinamic’s patented stall detection is the world’s first sensorless high-resolution load detection implemented in a standard stepper motor drive. StallGuard2™ provides the ability to detect mechanical overload conditions and stall conditions without external sensors by measuring the load at a predefined point where step loss has not yet occurred.  This technology eliminates the need for reference or end switches reducing cost and complexity of applications that require them.
CoolStep™: Sensorless, load dependent current control using the stallGuard2™ feature. CoolStep™ enables a stepper motor to be driven in a energy efficient way. Without CoolStep™, stepper motors are driven with constant current. Trinamic’s new TMC260, TMC261 and TMC262 stepper motor drives detect the actual motor load and adjust the current accordingly. This eliminates the safety current margin and boosts the motor current when required thus avoiding step loss and stalling. Reliability is therefore improved.

For details of the full PANdrive range and other exciting products from Trinamic contact Micromech sales on 01376 333333 or at sales@micromech.co.uk

We are proud to announce that Micromech has been named Kollmorgen’s UK partner of the year.

Micromech - UK Partner of the year

(From left to right) Thomas Sautter and Jan Treede from KOLLMORGEN Germany, Daniel Kollmer and Christian Reinsch from EAT, Richard Matthews and Jonathan Harding from Micromech, and KOLLMORGEN European Vice President Dennis Gallagher are looking forward to more productive collaborations in the future.

KOLLMORGEN Europe has named Micromech and Germany partners EAT their European ‘Partners of the Year’ at SPS IPC drives in November.

Having focused on Kollmorgen products and achieving high sales throughout 2015 Micromech was awarded Gold Partner status at the beginning of 2016. In addition we gained Certified Channel Partner status in recognition of training undertaken during 2016 and the resulting technical expertise.

We are extremely proud to be named as Partners of the year and delighted that our hard work and dedication to the Kollmorgen brand has been recognised.

For details or assistance specifying Kollmorgen products for your application, contact Micromech on 01376 333333 or Email sales@micromech.co.uk