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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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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.

XD Indexer Firmware AXE-UPG Version 2.2.0.200 released

The AXE-UPG drive firmware Version 2.2.0.200 adds new features:
  • Tension Loop Mode
  • Tachometer velocity feedback
  • DC motors support
  • Dual analog inputs
  • E-Stop OK input function
  • Tension Limit and Overtemp output functions
  • MotorMoving and AuxMoving to the MotionStaus word and added to status section of the register map
  • Generator mode support, where a servomotor can be run as a generator rather than as a motor

SMLC CDS-SDK 3.6.0 software released

Version 3.6.0 CODESYS for SMLC controllers includes:
  • Support for 400V series of the SAC-S2DM drives
  • Real-time hardware counter option for SAC-S2DM drives

SMLC firmware version 3.1.0 released

SMLC-UPG version 3.1.0 adds new features:
  • Parameter OP_HTL_ALARM allows hardware overtravels to be configured as drive alarms instead of drive faults.
  • The Modbus/TCP timeout on WAGO I/O is reduced to 5 msec.

Power Range of ORMEC’s XD Indexer Family Expanded to Meet Wide Array of Applications

ORMEC 400V XD IndexerNew 400V models have been added to ORMEC’s XD-Series Indexing Servo Drive family. These high-performance, single-axis models further expand the XD Indexer family power range, the widest in the industry.

The new 400V models, with 1.4, 2.4 and 4.8 kW ratings, support 3x peaking and 50% higher power density. This small footprint decreases panel space requirements. The complete XD Indexer family includes a full complement of 200V and 400V models ranging from 0.6 to 24 kW continuous power rating (3 to 60 amps current).

MotionSet version 1.3.2 available

MotionSet v1.3.2 is released. MotionSet is the commissioning software for ORMEC XD Indexer Servo Drives and R-Series Servo Drives.
 
This version includes:
  • Updates for all 400V XD Indexers
  • Minor bug fixes

ORMEC awarded two contracts for C-17 Globemaster III tooling assembly upgrades

C-17 in flightORMEC has been awarded two new turn-key upgrade projects for C-17 Globemaster III airframe assembly tooling. The first control system upgrade project is for C-17 Hanging Gardens Tail Dock Tooling and the second is for C-17 Wing Docks Tooling. Both systems are part of the overall aircraft assembly processes in The Boeing Company’s Long Beach, CA facility.

Introducing R-Series replacement drives!

R-Series DriveExtend the life cycle of your current production equipment with this new drop-in replacement drive. Use the R-Series drive to upgrade aging, difficult to replace and repair drives. This family of drives provides:
  • Quick and easy installation
  • Preservation of existing application code
  • Ability to interface to existing motors
  • Improved energy efficiency

The initial R-Drive models replace ORMEC SAC-DE series drives. Replacement models for additional legacy ORMEC servo drives and drives from other vendors will soon be available.

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