Axis NJ News

Are All Servos the Same?

There is common belief that two servos with the same power range from different manufacturers are roughly equivalent, and that the only other significant comparison point is price. This is not true! Here are some of the important ratings and features you can’t afford to ignore: Rated speed Rated torque Overload time Torque-to-inertia ratio Resolution Frequency response Thermal rise Network-based solutions Physical size Quality and reliability Unfortunately, torque and speed ratings are not consistent throughout the motion control market. This makes it difficult to compare specifications. Let’s dive a little deeper to explain this further. Servo speed:  Servo motors typically

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Ray Johnson

Customer Service Is Everyone’s Business

Recently, I was working on some software to complete a very important task (with a strict deadline) for a company. Despite having read all the instructions and following them to the letter, things were just not going well. I had to repeat several steps of time-consuming work, while the failed results were being registered on the website. Trying to get to the bottom of this, I called ‘the dreaded help line’. To make a long story short, the ‘help’ turned out to be a combination of things like: “It must be you”, “e-mail someone else” and “check your computer settings.”

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Overcoming Synchronization Problems When Coordinating Robots with PLCs Using the Trio Robot Programming System (RPS)

I recently made a sales call with Ed Novak, North American Sales Manager at Trio Motion, to an integrator that frequently works with SCARA and 6-axis robots. In our preliminary discussion, I mentioned that there are frequently synchronization problems when coordinating robots with PLC based motion control. The customer said they had experienced problems on their last machine. They spent days adjusting their program in order to get the timing of the robot and several integrated step motors just right. It was a perfect time for Ed to explain the benefits of EtherCAT versus Ethernet/IP and the benefits of a

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Presenting the UR16e

UR16e From Universal Robots Built to Do More Built to do more, the UR16e delivers an impressive 16 kg of payload for a wide range of heavy-duty applications. Designed and built by Universal Robots, the market leader in cobots, the UR16e is easily integrated into existing production environments. Automate heavy-duty material handling and CNC machine tending applications, including multi-part handling, with precision. With its 16 kg payload, the UR16e helps reduce the costs, injuries, and downtime associated with heavy part handling. A small footprint and 900 mm reach make the UR16e ideal for tight spaces while delivering robust operation. Increase

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An Axis Internship

Recently graduating with my bachelor’s in mechanical engineering I knew that I wanted to get into the manufacturing business, while also preparing to start graduate school in the fall. After reaching out I found Axis NJ and began my start into manufacturing the best way possible. Axis NJ touches almost every aspect of manufacturing and I cannot think of a better way to start my professional career. I am currently working primarily on the installation and trouble shooting of our Robotize GoPal system. The GoPal is an autonomous transport robot that uses natural navigation to find its way within the

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Power-Flo Technologies Acquires Bronx Branch of Crescent Electric Supply Company

Power-Flo Technologies has acquired the assets of the Bronx branch of Crescent Electric Supply Company to better serve the IBEW Local #3 community BROOKLYN, New York, August 30, 2019 Crescent Electric Supply Company has signed an agreement to sell the assets of their Bronx, NY branch to Long Island Electrical Distributing, a Power-Flo Technologies company (PFT). The transaction is scheduled to close on August 30, 2019. This decision was made to strengthen the business and provide continuity for the Crescent Electric employee base and customers in the NYC market. Power-Flo Technologies is well-positioned to give these employees and customers opportunities

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