March 16, 2023

LinMot unveiling new sustainability-driven offerings

LinMot USA’s equipment solutions, including fully programmable electric motors, can help processors save time and money while also decreasing energy usage.

The supplier of high-performance linear motors and drive systems to packaging, material handling and health care machine original equipment manufacturers is highlighting several of its innovations at the Automate industry showcase in Detroit in May.

LinMot USA is highlighting its new P10-54 D26 motor, its DM pick-and-place with a rotary table and SM pick-and-place with electrical gripper. Image: Provided

Demonstrations will include the company’s new P10-54 D26 motor integrated with Rockwell’s Kinetix 5300 single axis servo drive, a pre-release of its DM pick-and-place with a rotary table, and SM pick-and-place with electrical gripper.

The new motor enables single axis control, according to a news release from the company. This bridges the gap between smaller LinMot motors and the largest of its product lineup, the P10-70. Users can start up a single servo axis with minimum effort for applications such as product position control or packaging.

“As sustainability efforts continue to gain momentum in the U.S. and abroad, it’s more important than ever that each line component companies use match those efforts,” said Peter Zafiro, LinMot USA general manager. “LinMot’s electric and fully programmable solutions not only optimize efficiencies but are also better for the planet. It doesn’t get better than that.”

The company is also debuting its DM linear module pick-and-place unit, which boasts 30% faster speeds than its competition while being sold as a single part number. Built for parts handling, the unit is designed for applications from food packaging to material handling.

Also being shown is the hygienic SM pick-and-place, which is designed to accommodate demanding sanitary applications while providing washdown efficiency. It is designed with stainless steel, offers either IP69- or IP67S-rated protection and is easily integrated into washdown systems for food, baking, confectionary and personal care items.

Other demonstrations will include an Edgewater Automation heavy-duty pick-and-place system with a low vertical clearance utilizing LinMot linear motors, a DM Module implementing closed-loop force control for product testing or assembly applications, and an example of an inline capping or pick-rotate-and-place application using a LinMot PR02-style linear rotary motor combined with a rigidly supported EM Module to provide the horizontal axis of travel.

Founded in 2013, LinMot USA represents Swiss-based NTI AG LinMot and MagSpring, a global manufacturer of linear motors and drive systems, in North and South America.

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