You'll find Allied Motion's motors and gear motors, as well as our drives and feedback devices, in "job-site" tools like welding wire feeders and conduit bender, in warehouse material handing lift trucks and robotic stock handlers, and many other industrial motion applications.
300 mm Semiconductor Wafer Handler
Robotic wafer handling has become a necessity in the closed environments used in advanced semiconductor wafer fabrication. Robotic handlers transfer and load/unload wafers within a cluster of processing tools.
Allied Motion supplies our HT and Megaflux brushless torque motors and our advanced motion controllers to the tool OEMs, who integrate them into their semiconductor processing tools for smooth and precise wafer handling and processing.
Chemical Analysis Instrument Actuator
Near Infrared Transmittance (NIT) is an accurate analysis method for grain (and some other products) to quickly determine characteristics such as protein and moisture content.
Allied Motion developed a custom high performance limited-angle motor with integral sine-cosine encoder to drive the analyzer's scanning mirror. The required system accuracy of less than one arc second helps ensure the reliability and uniformity of the analysis.
Commercial Cleaning Equipment Actuators
The commercial maintenance equipment industry demands motors and drives that are not only able to stand up to hard daily use in inhospitable environmental conditions but that are also cost-effective to apply. One example is the floor scrubber/sweeper shown here in which Allied gear motors are employed to power edge brush wheels.
Allied Motion's engineers have repeatedly met the application challenges for commercial floor maintenance equipment with gear motors and transaxles of uncompromising ruggedness, and long-life, yet are competitive with second-tier supplier products of lesser quality.
Compact, rugged, and mechanically simple diaphragm pumps can handle either fluids or gases with equal efficiency and reliability. Precision versions, powered by electric motors, are employed in numerous commercial and industrial feeding and metering applications. Smaller models are popular in instrumentation and medical uses.
Allied Motion’s KinetiMax outer-rotor brushless motors with integrated drive electronics are popular for powering diaphragm pumps in a variety of medical fluid pumping and gas compressor applications. And our EnduraMax brushless DC motors are used to drive precision diaphragm pumps in industrial applications.
Industrial Barcode Scanners
Quickly identifying items in high throughput environments like production lines, or luggage or parcel handling systems, is usually done with barcode scanners. The key scanner component is the motor that rotates the polygon mirror that deflects the scanner beam.
Allied motion custom designs these long-life miniature precision BLDC motors for high performance barcode scanner/readers.
Industrial Inkjet Printer Gearpump
High speed inkjet marking systems on virtually always used for industrial on-the-fly case, carton, and product marking and labeling. This produces highly legible characters and graphics at the high line speeds needed for today's production lines.
Allied Motion's KinetiMax outer rotor brushless DC motors reliably drive the system's gearpumps to insure correct fluid delivery to the inkjet print heads. Reliability and long life are key application criteria satisfied by Allied's KinetiMax motors.
Industrial Laser Cooling System Pump
Industrial laser machining systems are used in many industries from metal cutting and drilling to the precision micromachining of semiconductor wafers.
Allied Motion helped solve a critical cooling requirement in several micromachining laser systems with our high speed, brushless, frameless servo motors that power the closed-loop cooling system pumps in those systems.
Industrial Torque Wrench Hydraulic Pump
Heavy bolted joints require torque levels only available with hydraulics. Electrically powered portable hydraulic torque wrenches offer the power needed for this application along with the convenience of a compact, portable unit.
Allied Motion’s powerful EnduraMax brushless DC motor-drives increase productivity in portable hydraulic tool pumps through their high speed capability, excellent low voltage operation, and heavy duty bearings. The result is a smooth running pump with the ruggedness and reliability demanded of portable field tools.
Industrial Welding Wirefeeder
Industrial tools such as welding wirefeeders require rugged, compact, and ultra reliable gear motors. These tools must take the abuse of harsh job sites like fabrication shops, shipyards, and oil fields, yet remain dependable to insure no downtime.
Material Handling Carts & AGVs
Material movement in factories and warehouses is becoming easier and safer with the advent of robotic material handling carts. Often referred to as AGVs (Automated Guided Vehicles), these semi-to-fully autonomous vehicles have become increasingly popular, especially in automated warehouses, as their control and drive systems have advanced in capability.
Allied Motion engineers have developed several wheel drive systems, including powered integrated wheel drive casters and transaxles in both brush and brushless DC versions that are used for both primary drive in AGVs and for power assist service in pushers, tuggers, and material handling carts.
Postal Service Package Handling
The U.S. Postal Service processes over a billion packages a year, and virtually every one is sorted and sent on its way using Allied Motion motors and gear motors. Durability and long, 24/7 service life are prime requirements of motors used in material handling systems like conveyors, pickers, sweep actuators, and similar MH equipment. Allied Motion's products meet and usually exceed the demands of material handling equipment manufacturers.
Precision Peristaltic Pump
Positive displacement peristaltic pumps are a simple yet efficient means of handling liquids or gases in medical, laboratory, and industrial applications. The bench-top, multichannel laboratory type of pump shown here can provide fluid flows from μl/minute up to 2.0 liters per minute.
The heart of this pump is a precision brushless DC KinetiMax motor developed by Allied Motion engineers to be compact, efficient and quiet while providing long trouble-free service.
Semiconductor OCD Measurements System
Optical Critical Dimension (OCD) spectroscopy is a key technology used for optical metrology and process control in semiconductor manufacturing. OCD enables measurements of the smallest semiconductor design features down to the nanometer level. At the heart of an OCD system is a high precision positioning system in the form of a highly integrated multi-axis stage system. The axes of the OCD's stages are controlled by a compact embedded motion controller.
Working closely with the stage system designer, Allied Motion developed the advanced-performance custom motion controller module that powers the OCD system's stages.
Semiconductor Wafer Dicing System
Accurately and precisely dicing semiconductor wafers into discrete die requires high response servo motors for the X, Y and Z axes and a high speed brushless spindle motor for the diamond dicing saw.