The C3 and C3
from PG Drives
Technology (UK) are suitable for small industrial vehicle
applications including Class 3
pallet trucks and stackers. The C3 is a compact AC motor
controller and is available in two power options (200Arms
and 250Arms at 24Vdc). Features include:
■ An intelligent Hill-Hold algorithm.
■ Multiple 2A outputs, 2 analogue inputs, and 8 switch
■ RoHS compliance.
Multi-Mode DC/DC Controller
Micrel, Inc. (San Jose, CA) has announced the MIC2111 DC/DC multi-mode controller. The
controller provides the necessary PWM signal to interface with industry standard DrMOS. It also
interfaces with fully discrete power stages to deliver a high current, low voltage solution to high
performance power demanding core rails in the server, communication, and networking markets.
■ Overcurrent, over and under voltage protection
■ A power on delay and soft-stop operation.
■ A small 3 x 3 mm TQFN package.
■ An operating temperature range from -40° to +125°C.
MMG Ultra Compact
Linear Motor Stages
Kollmorgen (Radford, VA) has
series precision linear
uncompensated accu- racy. This encoder
eliminates the need for compensation tables or
slope correction factors, thus lowering software and integration complexity
and implementation time. Features include:
■ The availability of 4 models.
■ 25, 50, 100, and 150 mm travel.
■ Uncompensated accuracy ranging from 6 to 14 um.
■ Resolution ranging from 1.0 um to 5 nm.
■ Repeatability to ±0.4 um.
■ A 10 kg load capacity.
Thomson Industries (Wood Dale, IL) has intro-
duced the new PC Series, a
new generation of pre-
cision, electric linear
actuators for contin-
uous duty applica-
tions. The PC-Series
actuators allow users
to easily mount their
own motor using the
Thomson RediMount system
for quick and reliable installation with guaranteed
alignment. Motor mounting for both in line and parallel axis units can be
accomplished in < 5 minutes, ensuring trouble free installation for over 600
pre-engineered motor configurations. Other features include:
■ An IP65 rating.
■ A smooth exterior profile.
■ Stroke lengths of up to 1,200 mm.
DC Motor Speed Control with
Bodine Electric Company (Northfield, IL) has expanded its family
of DC motor speed controls to include a new enclosed model with
Forward-Brake-Reverse switch and dynamic braking. The new control is ideal for use in bi-directional applications such as conveyors,
packaging machines, screen-printing equipment, food processing
applications, medical devices, lab instrumentation, and labeling
equipment. Features include:
■ A NEMA 1/IP-20
■ Motor power ratings
of 7/16 HP (326
W) at 90 VDC, or
(466 W) at
■ A forward-brake-reverse switch.
■ 5 trim pot adjustments.
■ DIP switches.
■ 2 diagnostic LEDs on
the PC board.