Time-Saving Solution for Servo Presses and Joining Applications

Article Posted by Parker’s Electromechanical Team on Friday 25th October, 2019 on the Parker Motion & Control Technology Blog

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In industry, time is money. So, for engineers who are time-pressured, there is a solution for electromechanical press and joining applications.
Push-To-Fit is an innovative electromechanical solution that combines a number of Parker’s established core products into a joining module. All individual components of Push-To-Fit are designed to meet the highest expectations concerning force, dynamics, precision and service life for engineers working in the general industrial and automotive manufacturing space. In fact, the solution is scalable to a wide and diverse range of end application requirements.
In simple terms, the module comprises a process control unit, servo drive, motor electric cylinder and force sensor connected together through software to provide fast and easy integration into customer processes. For instance, the process control unit offers full compatibility and preparation for third-party device connectivity, with dual LAN networks and options for Profinet, Ethernet IP and Modbus. Numerous operating options, such as web visualisation, digital I/O and communications interfaces (e.g. OPC UA,) are also available to further simplify integration.
Parker has made sure that ease-of-use is boosted through real-time control information, historical/trend data, adjustable error response, definable motion profiles, and monitoring via tolerance windows or tolerance curves.
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Servo Presses and Joining Applications Solution diagram Electromechanical and Drive Division Europe
Among the many advantages of this quiet, clean solution is greater energy efficiency versus comparable technologies such as hydraulics and pneumatics. Moreover, excellent throughput rates are facilitated by high travel speeds of up to 450mm/s, while repeatability is 0.03mm.
Created by Parker’s Electromechanical and Drives Division, Push-To-Fit is a cost-effective and highly flexible solution, with different forces and multiple stroke lengths available. As a result, customers only buy precisely what is needed for their specific application.
In terms of functional safety, Push-To-Fit is supplied with hardware STO as standard. Further safety functions such as SLS and others are available with the safety PLC. As a Fail-Safe, over EtherCAT (FSoE) master the safety PLC uses the EtherCAT Fieldbus to establish safe communication without separate wiring. The external safety brake completes the range and permits safety-related applications up to PLe.
As press or joining applications are one of the key processes in modern automated manufacturing there are increased demands on product quality and statistical analysis. To fulfill such demands Push-To-Fit comes already with interfaces like Q-DAS. Within a text file, basic information and process data are available in a kind of key-value database. In addition to Q-DAS other integrated process data, managements like IPM are supported as well. Via TCP/IP process data is collected in a life cycle file to ensure access. Such systems also help you to identifies errors in an early stage This is another reason why these systems and the required interfaces are so valuable.
Discover more about the Push-To-Fit solution and the benefits it can bring to industrial assembly projects.
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This article contributed by Patrick Knebel, product manager Push-To-Fit, Electromechanical Division Europe, Parker Hannifin Corporation.
Licensing for these images came with permission from the Parker Hannifin Media Manager collection.
Article reposted with Parker Hannifin’s permission.

Smaller servo motors with more power from Kollmorgen. Available now from Gold Partner Micromech.

Kollmorgen AKM2G

Micromech is proud to be Kollmorgen’s first UK partner to supply the AKM second generation servomotor!

“Smaller with more power……An excellent combination enabled us to equip our customers machines for increased productivity and greater flexibility”. Jon Harding

The second generation of AKM2G synchronous servo motors deliver up to 30% more torque, due to Kollmorgen’s expertise in developing and manufacturing compact, efficient motors that are powerful and highly configurable. Kollmorgen has succeeded in significantly reducing the winding losses, which directly improves the already efficient torque/revs ratio of existing AKM servo motors . “The second-generation AKM2G motors offer our partners more power with the same construction footprint,” says Jan Treede, CEO of Kollmorgen Europe.

In September 2018, Kollmorgen hosted a partner event at its Ratingen European headquarters entitled “Together we can do more”. The two-day event offered plenty of room for discussions with other contract partners and provided in-depth technical knowledge about today’s automation solutions as well as the innovations of tomorrow. Partners from Europe and India did not miss the opportunity to gather know-how straight from the source.  “We maintain a close and co-operative relationship with Kollmorgen. In turn, this allows us to provide a first class service and excellent support for our customers”, says Jon Harding.

Kollmorgen AKM2G


Since its founding in 1916, Kollmorgen’s innovative solutions have brought big ideas to life, kept the world safer and improved peoples’ lives. Today, its world-class knowledge of motion systems and components, industry-leading quality, and deep expertise in linking and integrating standard and custom products continually delivers breakthrough solutions that are unmatched in performance, reliability, and ease-of-use. This gives machine builders around the world an irrefutable marketplace advantage and provides their customers with ultimate peace-of-mind. For further information please contact think@kollmorgen.com or visit our website www.kollmorgen.com/uk
For more information on AKM2G Servo Motors or any other Kollmorgen Products contact Micromech on 01376 333333 or Email sales@micromech.co.uk 

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Thomson’s Movopart® MF rodless actuator

Thomson MF-KThomson’s Movopart® MF rodless actuator slides provide guided linear motion through a ball screw drive and a saddle that rides along the top of the actuator to carry the load.  Available in two versions: M (single nut) and MD (double nut), these ball guided units are designed to provide high load capacity with low friction for precise positioning – able to produce high thrust, high precision, stiffness, and long stroke capabilities.

The Cover Band Stretcher extends the life of the cover band, which protects screw and guide from contaminants, and eliminates the need to adjust the tension as it wears.

MF-K Features:

  • can be installed in all directions
  • self-adjusting stainless steel cover band
  • Multiple saddle sizes
  • Single and dual nut support
  • Load holding brake required
  • internal ball guides
  • wash down protected versions available
  • Long travel
  • High speed
  • High moment loading
 Specifications/Shaft Size  M55  M75   M100 
 Profile size (w x h): mm (in)  58 x 55 (2.3 x 2.2)  86 x 75 (3.4 x 3.0)  108 x 100 (4.3 x 3.9)
 Screw Type  ball screw
w/ single nut
 ball screw
w/ single nut
 ball screw
w/ single nut
 Max Stroke Length: mm (in)  3000 (118)  4000 (158)  6000 (236)
 Max Linear Speed: m/s (in/s)  1.6 (63)  1 (39.4)  1.25 (49.2)
 Max Acceleration: m/s2 (in/s2)  8 (315)  8 (315)  8 (315)
 Repeatability: ±mm (in)  0.05 (0.002)  0.05 (0.002)  0.05 (0.002)
 Max Input speed: rpm  3000  3000  3000
 Operating Temperature: °C (°F)  -20 to 70 (-4 to 158)  -20 to 70 (-4 to 158)  -20 to 70 (-4 to 158)
 Max Dynamic Load (Fx): N (lbf)  1000
 2500 (562.0)  5000 (1124)
 Max Dynamic Load (Fy): N (lbf)  400 (89.9)  1450 (326)  3000 (674.4)
 Max Dynamic Load (Fz): N (lbf)  400 (89.9)  1450 (326)  3000 (674.4)
 Max Dynamic Torque (Mx): Nm (lbf-in) complete unit
 9 (79.7)  45 (398)  120 (1062)
 Max Dynamic Torque (My): Nm (lbf-in)  23 (203.6)  80 (708)  275 (2434)
 Max Dynamic Torque (Mz): Nm (lbf-in)  23 (203.6)  80 (708)  275 (2434)
 Max Drive Shaft Force: N (lbf)  200 (45)  600 (135)  1000 (225)
 Max Drive Shaft Torque: Nm (lbf-in)  12 (106)  30 (266)  45 (398)
 Screw Diameter: mm (in)  16 (0.6)  20 (0.8)  25 (1.0)
 Screw Lead: mm (in)  5, 10, 20
(0.2, 0.4, 0.8)
 5, 12.7, 20
(0.2, 0.5, 0.8)
 5, 10, 25
(0.2, 0.4, 1.0)
 Weight: kg (lb)
unit with zero stroke
every 100 mm of stroke
option single screw support
option double screw supports
 3.9 (8.6)
0.56 (1.23)
1.20 (2.65)
0.83 (1.83)
1.88 (4.15)
 6.9 (15.2)
1.05 (2.32)
2.5 (5.51)
1.7 (3.75)
3.58 (7.89)
 14.3 (31.53)
1.72 (3.79)
4.0 (8.82)
1.86 (4.1)
4.42 (9.74)

Click here for more details on the Movopart M series (Follow link to PDF for detailed specifications…..)

For further information or assistance specifying the Movopart M series for your application contact Micromech on 01376 333333 or Email sales@micromech.co.uk


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