Inmoco - RSS News Feed Inmoco - RSS News Feed en-us 19 Aug 2017 12:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[ Resistance welders last up to five times longer with Diakont actuators ]]> Daventry based motion control specialist INMOCO is introducing a new highprecision roller screw actuator to the UK, designed for incorporation into weld guns and pedestal welders, which should provide a service life of 30 million or more welding cycles.Developed by Diakont in San Diego, California, the actuators are designed with an optimised inverted planetary roller screw thread. They made using specialised hardening processes and to tight machining accuracy. As such they offer a ... Mon, 20 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[ Encoders step up to help miniaturise electronics ]]> A tiny vacuum encoder is playing a big role in improving the throughput, quality and packing density of wire bonding machines, as used by manufacturers of microelectronic devices. The MicroE Mercury II encoder by Celera Motion, as available in the UK from INMOCO, is onethird the size of other encoders which it outperforms yet is easy to install and set up.As performance expectations for microelectronic equipment continues to grow manufacturers need to achieve denser wire bondi... Mon, 27 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[ Compact actuators improve aircraft motion systems ]]> Inmoco has introduced a new range of compact and lightweight electromechanical actuators designed specifically to meet the requirements of aerospace applications.Fully certified to BS EN 9100, the industryrecognised standard for quality and risk management for the aviation industry, the new actuators can be integrated into new aircraft designs or retrofitted into existing aircraft to improve functionality while reducing the size and weight of onboard motion control systems.Develop... Tue, 25 Apr 2017 00:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[ Miniature encoders help advance surgical robot capabilities ]]> The demands of robotic surgery, one of the most exciting and rapidly developing areas of medical technology, are encouraging motion control engineers to push the boundaries of their discipline. Gerard Bush an application engineer with INMOCO looks at one project where the humble encoder has reached new heights.People have been practising medicine for literally millennia, but somewhere between 100 and 200 years ago it began to transform into a modern science grounded in rational thoug... Fri, 19 May 2017 00:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[ Helicopter actuators new to UK may also transfer to other applications ]]> Leading motion control engineers INMOCO can now supply high performance, lightweight electromechanical actuators optimised for helicoptersrsquo actuation systems, but also highly suitable for technology transfer in other appropriate applications.Helicopter actuation systems include rotor blade trailing edge flaps, onboard cargo loading beams and gear and access doors. In helicopters, actuation systems perform safety critical functions, yet the associated equipment needs to be compa... Mon, 19 Jun 2017 00:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[ INMOCO adds 24V options to AKM servomotor range ]]> The benefits of permanent field servo technology energy efficiency, durability, power density and overload capability are now available to users of extra low voltage motors, via new units in INMOCOrsquos Kollmorgen AKM servomotor range. Originally available in 48V designs, the AKM range has now been extended to include 24V.The AKM range of motors is wide, giving engineers a good choice of options to meet the needs of their applications. They are renowned for combining power and... Thu, 13 Jul 2017 00:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[ Incentiveā„¢ family of automation software components for powerful and comprehensive control ]]> Powerful customdesigned control systems can be designed and built with the Incentive series of automation software components, developed in the US by Control Technology Corporation CTC and available in the UK through INMOCO of Daventry.Advanced technologies bring many potential advantages to manufacturers looking to improve their production processes. CTC provides the flexibility to develop bespoke systems by offering a choice of platform, programming, networks and architectures. ... Tue, 25 Jul 2017 00:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[ Expanding the horizons of motion control chips ]]> Offtheshelf motion control chips or integrated circuits ICs are highly flexible and can in fact be used to control many other types of system, as Gerard Bush of INMOCO illustrates here.Motion control systems rely on changing the speed of one or more motors in order to achieve a given outcome. For instance, glue laying and profile following typically use two motor driven linear actuators set perpendicular to one another. If you activate just one motor at a constant speed, the resu... Wed, 16 Aug 2017 00:00:00 GMT