We are proud to be able to offer to our Quebec customers Exlar® brand products, a product manufactured by curtiss-Wright
The industrial division of Curtiss-Wright designs and manufactures Exlar® electric screw and roller actuators, rotary servo motors and integrated actuator solutions for a wide range of applications. The unique linear roller screw actuator technology provides efficient electromechanical replacement for hydraulic or pneumatic cylinders with forces of up to 80,000 pounds and speeds of up to 60 inches per second. They are able to provide higher force in a smaller package than other actuator technologies, as well as greater flexibility, greater efficiency and reduced maintenance compared to traditional hydraulic and pneumatic solutions.
LinMot manufactures servo actuators that combine Linear and Rotary motions in a single assembly. Two large families are available the PR01 and the PR02. The Pr01 is thinner and longer and this is characterized by a set of two motors, one behind the other.it offers versions with reducers for applications that require more rotary torque in addition to a compact mount in width For the PR02 series the two motors are installed in parallel in a single aluminum case. Ideal design for the pharma, cosmetic and beverage industry. In addition in the PR02 version, force sensors and integrated magnetic springs are available for caper or other applications requiring precise monitoring of the applied force and cancellation of the gravitational force. Just like other LinMot products, the high performance of the product will took your breath away as evidenced by the attached videos. If you are a designer who likes to think outside the box, you want to integrate 4.0 technology into your machines LinMot Linear and Rotary Motor will save you time and space in your machines and will set you apart from the competition.
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The reliability of your production equipment depends largely on the reliability of the motors, gear and coupling driving the different loads.
Mechanical breakdowns are often caused by inadequate sizing or selection or overload of equipment.
To make a good selection it is necessary to evaluate all the forces applied to the equipment, often forces are forgotten. Under sizing or misunderstanding of the manufacturer’s selection guidelines or the lack of protection against mechanical overload is often the basis for premature breakage.
For example, the servo and gear manufacturer Stober offers a very efficient engineering service that offers free sizing assistance. Several options are available to increase the capacity of the gears without increasing their size, For example in the case of axial load roller type bearings are available or (Peak Torque Booster) which allow to increase the shock resistance of the reducer.
Stober also offers Video tutorials that help democratize the application of Gearbox and servos motor to help you better apply the equipment
Below are some episodes of Stober’s Power Tip focusing on the important points when designing a machine and their links with reliability
For more video of the Power Tip series visit stober’s website
There is also the manufacturer R+W who manufacture couplings with overload protection that will protect your gears against momentary overload or blockages. The load will then be decoupled and breakage avoided.So our 1st recommendation would be to use the services of your manufacturer, distributor or manufacturing agent to validate your product selection. The minimum information required is: Torque Maximum, Torque Nominal, axial load, speed, application type and motor model and engine manufacturer. The 2nd would be to use a mechanical overload protection when there is a risk of blockage or overload.
Here is a video about R+W’s technology
The other source of breakage is electric, when motor is not controlled by a dimmer the motors are subjected to voltage variation without any protection. Modern three-phase motors have a lower heat capacity and are more susceptible to breakage during phase loss or under-voltage situations. The manufacturer Macromatic offers voltage detectors that protect against single-phase. A nice option to avoid this kind of breakage.
Watch the following Macromatic Video
When the motors are controlled by a variable speed drive, these are the ones that are at risk during voltage variation. The manufacturer Bonitron manufactures filtration and voltage conditioning equipment to eliminate breakage and untimely triggering of your drives. So our two tips to avoid breakage related to the power supply will be to see to install phase loss detectors on your motors on your full voltage starters and to see to evaluate the conditioning needs of the AC power supply and the DC Bus of your drives.
Attached is an overview of Bonitron’s offer at an event organized by a Rockwell distributor in the USA
Hoping who you found the above information interesting
We are available if you need help selecting equipment for a new project or improving the reliability of your equipment
It is quite possible to reconcile, two things that seemed opposite not so long ago, thanks to the new technology. Reduce energy consumption and increase the performance of a machine. Pneumatic technologies for example are very inefficient, in some cases there is only 10% of the energy consumed that is used by the cylinders the rest is lost in heat and other losses in the system. In addition to generating more noise they require a compressor, an imposing amount of air preparation device (lubricator, regulator, accumulator, valve and silencer). The maintenance of these devices is intensive and in some cases the adjustment of the regulators is more witchcraft than technique. A change in temperature or humidity can result in a complete adjustment. Not to mention the replacement of the cylinders because the cousin at the end of the stroke no longer does its job or that the operator has changed the pressure of the system. LinMot has developed a linear motor that has the shape of a cylinder but the properties of a servo motor.
Stainless steel Servo Motor Guided LinMot
So complete control over speed and position. In addition, the technology does not include wear parts and requires very little maintenance. You will be able to increase the pace without breaking the equipment, in addition to an increase of efficiency ( 95% to 98%) , the solution is also not influenced by moisture. Once adjusted the actions will be repetitive and will not change over time. This results in a reduction in startup time and reduction of service calls on the machine.
Another technology that consumes quite a lot of energy is hydraulics. The efficiency of this technology is about 50% and also uses several more or less complex devices to make everything work 🙁 Pump, Regulator, Piping, Cooler, Valve and Oil Tank). Oil is increasingly becoming an environmental concern especially in food processes. There are vegetable oils but it is less durable and requires more maintenance. Oil changes generate waste that can be potentially mismanaged
There are linear positioning technologies in the form of cylinder, belt or rack and pinion that are powered by a Servo motor that have an efficiency of more than 90%.
Their accuracy is better and so is their durability. For the most part maintenance-free other than lubrication of their bearings they present less risk to the environment and are much greener and more efficient technologies.
Another source to improve your energy efficiency is to favour high-efficiency speed reducers. Worm Gear type gearboxes generally have a low efficiency VS Planetary or helical gearbox. So pay attention to the choices of your gearboxes and try to choose products in the 90% efficiency. There is up to 40% energy saving possible. Especially in large gear ratio .
There also other benefit with lower friction comes lower heat dispassion , so your gearbox run cooler and you will need less BTU to cool down your plant. Your Oil and Seals will also last longer.
In summary it is possible to improve productivity and reduce operating costs if you go electric . New technologies are more expensive but if we take into account the total cost of ownership they become more competitive than traditional linear fluid power option.
In addition the servo drive technologies are already ready for Industry 4.0, You will have a more efficient process in addition of having more data on the process.
For example your drive know in all time : Position and Speed
We are available to work with you on your energy saving program or your machine conversion program
Stober can help you ! Thanks to its two American factories and despite the post Covid problems, stays the course and still offers very good delivery.
Did you know that you can use a Stober servo gear motor with most of the major servo drive manufacturers on the market. Just specify your servo drive brand and Stober will manufacture your motor with the type of encoder and temperature sensor compatible with your drive. Stober’s technical service will give you all the support and information required to configure the motor in your drive. They will even provide the compatible cable in the spirit of a Plug and Play approach
There are several advantages to the Stober gearbox solution
More compact format
No assembly required
Constant mechanical drawings regardless of the control manufacturer
Contact us to set up your gearbox and start reducing your delivery times
Your process or environment is dusty or your environment is difficult, you can’t afford a costly production down time .ASO safety offers safety sensing products that use pressure to sence a presence. The product is available in three forms. The first form, as a safety mat , it detects the presence with the weight that compresses two steel plates which disables the safety functions. The mats are made with two steel plates, separated from insulators, they are sturdy and are available with an additional covering of stainless steel or aluminum. And the second, in the form of palpous bar, which under the pressure of an object or a part of the body deforms to activate two conductive areas together and detected their deflection. Ideal for protecting crushing areas . And the third, in the form of a safety bumber, having the function of absorbing a shock in addition to sensing the presence of an impact at the front of an AGV (Auto-Guide vehicle).
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Label detection can become difficult with the multitude of types of products to be detected on the market. The new packaging is very interesting from a marketing point of view, with transparent, metallic or cardboard areas. But they offer a detection challenge. The diversity of materials, thickness and their varied densities no longer allow the generic photo sensors to function well in all situation. Di-soric have several models on the market that can solve this challenge. They have Photo versions with good value , then they have capacitive versions, good for almost everything except metal labels and built-in booklets and they have the ultrasound which is the most versatile of the family that can work in all situation. On top they have integrated I-O link technology that make them ready for industry 4.0 challenge.
OGUTI photo-electric fork sensor
KSSTI Capacitive Fork Sensor
UGUTI Ultrasonic Sensor
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Several plants currently have phase loss detectors, in their MCC and starters, but the design of some of them dates back to the 90s. Phase loss detection is a very good practice to reduce motor failures related to phase loss. It is not uncommon to have a fuse that burns on a set of 3 and to see our motor tried to operate with 2 phases. The very high current in the remaining phases heat the engine and prematurely damages the insulation. So there are several plants that have incorporated a phase lost relays into their specifications in a standard way. There are now new relays not more expensive than the old models and that do more like for example the unit PMD-575 from Macromatic. They also protect against phase reversal, a failure that can be very expensive if an engine is running on the wrong side. Their technology is more up to date, the current is measure more precisely thanks to its technology of measurement in True RMS value. It also incorporates under-voltage and over-voltage detection functions. Guaranteed 5 years it is compact and approved CSA, CUL and CE. The have Din rail mounting and its finger safe terminals make it an ideal candidate for your motor control panel. In addition, most of the functions are adjustable in level and time. If you want other options Macromatic offers a complete family with more or less function depending on your needs. From the very simple model like the PCP to the complex model with communication like the PC1MDUL.
Macromatic is an industrial control manufacturer specializing in surveillance relays. Whether it’s for voltage, power, pump management, seal leakage, level, alternating function or even timing , they have what you need. Based in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin Macromatic has been manufacturing and designing quality products for 45 years.
Their North American-based production and development capacity positions them well to respond quickly and reliably to the canadien panel and machine manufacturers request.
Think Macromatic for your Relays (Phase Loss, Timer , Level, Alterning, Seal Leak and Temperature, Current, Voltage, and For Intrinseque Safety.