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Yaskawa’s Unified Control Packaging Demo

August 4, 2015

Check out this cool video about Yaskawa’s Unified Robot and Machine Control solution for packaging automation. One software package to control every major component in a linear and robotic motion system.

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5 Most Common Reasons An AC Drive Ends Up Needing Repair

January 13, 2015

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Innovative IDM
1625 Wallace Drive, Ste. 110
Carrollton, Texas 75006
Call: 877-906-2100

Hi I’m Lonnie Muse with Innovative IDM. Gonna talk a little bit about AC drives this morning. These things are wonderful, they have come into being and lasted a long time and there’s a real great need for them in our plants, but they are put into some places that have difficult environments. So I wanna kinda talk about the AC drive Failures.
Maybe have it medicated a little bit and what causes is. The biggest cause is not the product itself but the things that surround it. Heat is the biggest issue. It does produce a little bit of heat. It adds to the environment around it the ambient temperature. All the other products in that panel that are creating heat add to the source, if we don’t get that heat out of there or cool it down overtime this will die. Especially if it’s a dusty environment or other airborne things that are attracted to the fans in the back of the drive and aren’t cleaned out. Or the motor, I’m sorry the fan of the AC drive stops, not pulling the air through.
The biggest thing is heat we need to mitigate that. The next thing is power spikes that come through. Whether it’s caused by machines upstream or where there’s cause by lighting, or the power company, or somebody hitting a power pole outside, power spikes can kill these drives really quickly. So we need to have steps, to take steps to eliminate some of that or at least reduce it. One of the steps could be a reactor put in front of the drive that will help keep from the power spikes coming in and damaging the drive.
Another area where our drive fails is because of the other end it’s attached to the motor. If the motors not taken care of, If it’s not maintenance, if the bearings aren’t greased. There are issues that a motor, and this is related to heat as well, can short out. And if it shorts normally it’s gonna take the drive as well. It’s gonna short internally, draw too much current and will damage the drive. Check the motors.
The last, the next one I guess is age. The mean time between failures for these typical drives here is 28 years. But I guarantee you if you don’t do things ahead of time and keep it working when it gets to 10 years, 15 years, 20 years. We’re gonna start having failure. Can you imagine 20 years old and still running, some of us don’t drive cars that old. So age can affect things. Things deteriorate, change overtime, and eventually there’s failure.
The largest one and usually it happens on the front end when a drive is being installed is it’s installed incorrectly. What I have seen in my experience customers put the input power on the power leads of the drive which just tears it up. It fails. They have 24 volts for the inputs and the outputs and it puts 110 on it. So sometimes it’s installation driven. Not the product itself just improper installation.
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5 Most Common Reasons An AC Drive Ends Up Needing Repair

Yaskawa Application Overview: Grinder

January 6, 2015

Click here for the full “Application Overview: Grinder” from Yaskawa.

Yaskawa Grinder Application

Heavy cutting is done at slow speed. With a constant wheel pressure on the material to be shaped, the pounds/minute of material removed, or work done, varies with the wheel speed. This is the constant torque part of the profile. After the heavy cutting is complete, a polishing (light cutting) operation is performed. A high speed, lighter wheel-to-material pressure is maintained; therefore, less material in pounds/minute is removed. This is the constant horsepower part of the load profile.

Yaskawa AC drives have features that save energy, which allows the motor to run at optimal efficiency and precision when performing light grinding. Energy Saving Mode also reduces motor noise and stabilizes the load, perfecting the finishing process. Yaskawa AC drives can automatically detect changes to the amount of torque required during the shaping and finishing phases using Torque Detection. This feedback enables the drive to quickly detect changes as the grinding stone dulls or clogs. This can lead to significant cost savings by prolonging the life of grinding stones.

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Yaskawa Application Overview: Cartoner

December 22, 2014

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Cartoner application Yaskawa

The cartoner utilizes the carton belt as the master axis to drive the remaining axes. In-feed conveyors align product to the carton belt pockets, cartons are placed in synchronization with the carton belt pockets, the push plate pushes product in synchronization with the carton belt pockets, and the flap tuckers and glue applicators are all run based off the position of the carton on the master carton belt. This application lends itself to one central point of control that is capable of gearing and electronic camming to control and synchronize multiple axes for high throughput.

Incorporating the Yaskawa Sigma II and Legend lines of amplifiers and servomotors introduces the highest quality servo equipment in the industry to increase performance and reduce downtime. In addition, Yaskawa motion controllers can be integrated into larger control systems using Yaskawa machine controllers as well as a variety of communication capabilities, to provide ultimate connectivity and complete Yaskawa solutions.

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Yaskawa Sigma-5 Servo Amplifier Delivers Highest Performance in the Industry

December 10, 2014

Yaskawa Sigma 5 Servo Ampllifier

The Sigma-5 servo amplifier delivers the highest performance in the industry due its unmatched frequency response, reduced settling times and more precise control. In addition it provides a faster set up, simpler tuning, and vibration suppression. With a wide range of models and options to it can match your individual application requirements.

Features

  • Unprecedented ease-of-use through cutting-edge technology.
    • New tuning-less function means no adjustment needed.
    • Impressive load regulation with strengthened vibration suppression function.
  • Slashed setup time.
    • Setup wizard function and wiring conformation function of engineering tool SigmaWin+ allows easy setup just by watching the monitor.
  • High response characteristics at 1 kHz min.
    • New advanced autotuning.
    • Reduced positioning time through model following control, and smooth machine control enabled by vibration supression function.

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The Advantages Of Using Linear Servo Motors

October 28, 2014

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Innovative IDM
1625 Wallace Drive, Ste. 110
Carrollton, Texas 75006
Call: 877-906-2100

Hi, my name is Jack Marsh with innovative IDM. Today I’d like to talk a little bit about the advantages of linear servo motors. A lot of people have never even heard of a linear motor and don’t know that that is. Well a linear motor is the same thing as a rotary motor that’s cut and then rolled. There’s as many types of linear motors as there are rotary motors. The physics are the same just the mechanical arrangement of the parts are a little different.
For example linear motors we probably experience multiple times every day I your life if you look at audio speakers the motor that moves the speaker back and forth and generates vibrations is a linear motor. Just a different kind of linear motor than is typically used in industrial applications.
For example if you take this rotary motor, slice it, and unroll it, you’re going to have windings on a part that can move back and forth over the top of a piece of steel that has magnets on it. That is a direct drive thrust producing device that eliminates all the mechanical components in the drive train that would ordinarily take this spinning motor shaft and translate that into linear motion and linear force.
By eliminating all those mechanical components, you eliminate all the wear in the drive train, the back lash, inaccuracies, all the things that degrade the performance of your positioning system
So if you need micron level precision, extremely low friction motion, very high accuracy and reliability, or very high accelerations and velocities, a linear motor might be the perfect solution for you. What you don’t get is the mechanical advantage of say a gear box that you could put on the end of a rotary motor, to multiply the torque output of the motor. So until someone invents the linear equivalent of that, maybe a lever box, we are stuck with the direct drive nature of the linear motor, and if you need more force the cost goes up because you have to buy a larger motor, you can’t put a mechanical advantage device on it. But with that comes all of the advantages of speed and precision a linear motor can provide.
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How to Choose the Correct Acuator

October 7, 2014

Hi I’m Adam Ring with Innovative IDM. Wanted to share a couple of ideas of things to consider when selecting an actuator for industrial automation.
First thing to consider is what is the speed requirement that you need to be able to move at, also what kind of acceleration do you need, is it really, really slow, is it really, really, fast, 5 gs, what kind of thrust is gonna be required, how much force are you going to have to push with or pull with, what is your overall travel you’re gonna need the distance from your furthest most retracted point to your most extended point. What kind of accuracy and repeatability do you need or is that even important for your application. These are just some of the basics that might steer you one direction or another.
As you can see here I have an example of a screw drive linear actuator, then I also have an example of a belt drive rod less actuator. This one from a speed standpoint brings you up to about 200 inches per second, whereas the screw is gonna be typically in more of the 20 – 50 inches per second range. From an acceleration standpoint we can get you say up to 1G. If you Really, Really need some fast acceleration you might consider a linear motor actuator that gets you up to basically 5gs of acceleration. So depending on what you need, the speed, the acceleration, the thrust, the travel, and the accuracy and repeatability, are things to consider when selecting an actuator.
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