Force Control Industries (Fairfield, OH) has
announced that its MagnaShear hazardous duty brakes,
which employ oil shear technology to provide longer
service life with virtually no maintenance or adjustment,
now meet Class I and Class II Div 2. Features include:
■ “Quick mount” features for mounting to drive motors in
NEMA frame sizes 56 to 405.
■ Oil shear technology, which transmits torque between
Integrated Stepper Motors with Profinet
JVL (Birkerød, Denmark) has added Profinet Industrial Ethernet
capabilities to their NEMA 34 Series of integrated steppers
with programmable controllers. The motors are available in
four torque ratings of 3, 6, 9, and 12 Nm, and they include all
necessary electronics within the IP67 rated motor housing.
■ Expanded Ethernet protocols, which connect to Ethernet
bus systems such as: EtherCAT, Ethernet I/P, Powelink,
Modbus TCP, Sercos III, and Profinet.
■ Availability with Bluetooth, ZigBee, WLAN, PLC, RS485,
■ Availability with a separate SMC85 controller.
■ 409,600 steps per revolution.
■ An integrated PLC, which features eight I/Os, RS-422 and
RS485 connections for encoders, and point-to-point or
multi axes operations to 254 axes.
PHD (Fort Wayne, IN) has announced the PHD
Plus Series ECP Electric IP69K Cylinder. Series
ECP Electric IP69K Cylinders are designed for
food processing and packaging equipment utilized
in high pressure/high temperature washdown
and clean-in-place (CIP) environments. Features
■ Availability in either ball screw or lead screw
(polymer nut) versions.
■ A range of high thrust or high speed capabilities.
■ Your Motor, Your Way, a configurable online
system that allows the user to power the unit
with the motor and controls of their choice.
■ The ability to mount motors in an inline or
■ Three available models in three sizes.
■ USDA certification for two models.
Microstepping Motor Drive
Testra Corporation (Tempe, AZ) has announced its RoadRunner
SoftStep R213S microstepping motor drive. The intelligent on
board processor treats the input steps as small vector moves and
smoothly chains them together with 250 or 256 micro-steps per
regular motor step with controlled accelerations. Features include:
■ Dual chopper stabilized current comparators.
■ Gecko drive compatibility.
■ The ability to micro-step finely in either 250 or 256 increments
per step for DS (double step) settings, 1 (full step), 2 (half
step), 4, 8, 16, 32, 64, 128, and 256.
■ A measurement of 2. 5 x 2. 5 x 0.825”.
■ An input power of 20 to 80 VDC.
■ A current drive from 1 to 7 A.
■ Resistor programmable
current, opto-isolated inputs,
step, direction, disable input
(not isolated), and step
frequency to 5 Mhz.