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Exporting America

ORMEC was featured on CNN Lou Dobbs Tonight on 6/24/04. The segment was part of a series called "Exporting America" and highlighted ORMEC for keeping jobs in the United States. It features our manufacturing facility.Usage of this CNN material does not constitute an implied or expressed endorsement by CNN.

ORMEC in the local news

ORMEC was featured in the RNew Business Profile on 6/28/04 for making changes to keep local jobs. It features our manufacturing area. This two minute video is courtesy of RNEWS, Time Warner Cable, Rochester, NY

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ORMEC Newletters November 2013

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Remote Diagnostics Program (RDP)

ORMEC is pleased to announce a new support service for ORMEC products. The Remote Diagnostic Program or RDP provides ORMEC’s customer’s secure remote access of their ORMEC based products by ORMEC System and Support Engineers.

RDP starts with connecting your ORMEC installed products to the eWON® Industrial VPN Router. Linked with eWON’s cloud based Server and Maintained by ORMEC means that an ORMEC support engineer is simply a click of the mouse away.

Options include either connection to your company’s LAN or WiFi network, or for remote locations, a cellular connection.

Without having to await the arrival of or incur the additional cost of Travel and Living Expenses, an ORMEC Service or Systems Engineer will be able to Troubleshoot Errors; Diagnose problems and even update application specific software.

The eWON Industrial VPN Router provides access to the ORMEC Control system only, protecting your company’s internal network as well as well as preventing unauthorized access to the ORMEC System.

An authorized representative of the customer must always be present at the equipment to initialize ORMEC’s access for monitoring any changes that are made to the ORMEC system including but not limited to the SMLC & Orion Controls; XS-Series Indexer Drives and ORMEC HMI application software and/or firmware.

Included with the initial purchase, is a two year subscription for connection. Renewal contracts in 1, 2 and 5-years totals are also available.

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Distributed Feedback for XD-Series Indexer

ORMEC is pleased to announce a new feature for the XD-Series Indexer Drive. Distributed Feedback closes the Servo Motor’s Position and Velocity Loop with a separate feedback device directly connected at the load.

A separate feedback device such as a Rotary Encoder or Linear Glass Scale can improve accuracy and precision of load positioning, removing errors caused by mechanical limitations such as backlash from a gear-box or pitch error found on ball-screws. Used in conjunction with a pulley and belt system, it also could be used to detect belt breakage. The separate position can still be latched on the rising edge of each digital input and used in a wide variety of applications such as registration, wind/unwind diameter calculations, etc.

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ORMEC has been awarded a subcontract for NASA’s Vehicle Stabilizer Test Fixture

July 31, 2015 – Rochester, New York, USA – ORMEC Systems Corp., a manufacturer of industrial automation control systems and components, has been awarded a new turn-key project to provide the electro-mechanical drive system for NASA’s Vehicle Stabilizer Test Fixture. The fixture is to be located at The Kennedy Space Center in Florida, USA.

The Vehicle Stabilizer Test Fixture is designed to simulate the forces that the Vehicle Stabilizing Mechanism would experience while holding a rocket at the launch-pad. NASA’s planned fullscale mock-up includes two individual towers. Tower 1, representing the launch tower, includes a fully functioning Vehicle Stabilizing Mechanism, while tower 2 will be the test fixture itself, representing a rocket at the launch-pad.

ORMEC’s Systems Engineers will be programming complex motion profiles simulating harmonic wind disturbances that rockets are subjected to while at the launch-pad. Simulating the forces exerted on the Vehicle Stabilizing Mechanisms caused by wind disturbances allows NASA Scientists and Engineers to safely and cost effectively plan and resolve possible concerns due to the environment, well in advance of the actual rocket reaching the launch-pad. NASA’s Space Launch System rocket for the planned Journey to Mars is one of the first to be tested.

The motion profiles will be executed on ORMEC’s ServoWire Motion & Logic Controller, (SMLC) interfacing via ServoWire® to ORMEC’s S2D-Series servo drives. Referencing a YZ cartesian plane, 6 servomotors will be used jointly in one path and 3 servomotors will be used jointly in the remaining path. The combined torque of the 9 servomotors will produce a force vector capable of exceeding 100,000 pounds.

A core competency of the ORMEC engineering and start up team is our proven ability to cost effectively implement turn-key motion control solutions with our motion control products. Utilizing Lean Manufacturing principles allows us to design & build in Rochester, while providing to our customers the most reliable, cost effective, state of the art hardware and software products in the motion control industry.” says President and CEO Dr. Edward Krasnicki.

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CDS-SDK v3.7.3 is available

Version 3.7.3 CODESYS for SMLC controllers includes:

  • Updated versions of ServoWire Pro and SMLC firmware.

ORMEC Introduces New N-Series Motors

ORMEC's New N-Series AC brush-less servo motors provide high torque-to-inertia ratios and excellent continuous torque and peak torque performance. With a compact design, these industrial quality servo motors incorporate high performance permanent magnets and a highly efficient stator winding design.  This provides excellent power density and continuous stall torques in models ranging between 28 and 620 in-lb (3 - 70 NM).

ORMEC Releases XD-Series Indexer Servo Drive and Motor Kits

XD-Series Index Servo Drive and Motor KitXD Indexer kits are designed to simplify system selection and start-up. Kits offer a matched Indexing servo drive and servo motor as well as the basic support hardware used in a typical system. The system is fully documented and easy to connect and start. System support hardware provides components for safety and convenience which are easy to overlook. The kits are available pre-wired and mounted to standard plates for your convenience.

Key features

  • Easy selection and sizing
  • Support parts included, saving you hours or days of time selecting parts
  • Wired panel option – saves more hours
  • Up and running in minutes instead of days
  • Preconfigured with a motor and loaded with example motions
  • You focus on what you know, your machine. Leave the controls to us.

ORMEC Announces New Vice President of Sales

ORMEC is pleased to announce and welcome Bill Catalano as Vice President of Sales. Bill will be responsible for the leadership of ORMEC's sales, developing new business opportunities and solutions for the General Motion Industry.

Bill started his career at The Beloit Corporation in Lenox MA, working from Service to Controls Engineer in the Paper Winding machine division. In 1990, Bill went with GE Fanuc in their Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Group, holding multiple positions within GE and then FANUC America after the dissolution of the GE joint venture. Bill's last role at FANUC America was National Sales Manager in the CNC Group, where he lead the Field and Inside Sales team in North America, successfully growing FANUC CNC's market share by expanding into market's beyond Machine Tools, including General Motion.

His strong winning attitude and personality are assets that will complement and enhance ORMEC's ability to meet the needs of our customers as we continue to provide quality, innovative products and services to the marketplace.

GEN3 End of Lifecycle Announcement

GEN3 (GENIII) End of Lifecycle AnnouncementThe ORMEC GEN3 Series of DSP-based, multi-axis Motion Controllers, introduced in 1990, is at the end of its lifecycle. This ‘work horse’ has been manufactured, repaired and supported for well over 20 years. Due to obsolescence and unavailability of components, there are only a few units left. Once they are gone the GEN3 will no longer be produced. GEN3 controllers will be in a ‘limited repair’ status.

A limited supply of complete GEN3 controllers and parts is available for purchase on a first come/first served basis. Please contact ORMEC sales at (585) 385-3520 or sales@ormec.com for pricing and availability.

ORMEC’s XD Indexer Family Expands Analog I/O, Adds Motion Control Features for New Applications

XD Series Indexer servo drive family has expanded I/O capability that includes a second analog input and an analog output. ORMEC 400V XD IndexerThis analog ability along with the new motion control modes for Tension Control, Tachometer Feedback and Generator Mode further expands the motion control applications of the XD Indexer family. Brush-type DC motor control capability is added expanding motor control beyond brushless AC motors.

MotionSet version 1.4.0 available

MotionSet v1.4.0 is released. MotionSet is the commissioning software for ORMEC XD Indexer Servo Drives and R-Series Servo Drives.
This version includes:
  • Tension mode. When the drive is in tension mode the actual tension is displayed on the monitor screen in place of actual position. The drive exerciser still displays actual position.
  • Generator mode.
  • Tachometer scaling on DC motors. Includes new gain KVT to scale tach gain in distributed feedback applications.
  • Support for resolver option on XD drives.
  • SAC-XD435 and SAC-XD450 support.
  • Minor bug fixes.

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