Electric Servo Press
Electric Press - Electric presses are a compact alternate to hydraulics.
They provided a quieter operation and greater functionality with fewer individual components.
CMDI has provided multiple electric press solutions for different customers. Each customer had
different specifications and requests.
Electric Walking Beam
Electric Walking Beam - Walking beams are used in food plant staging coolers mainly
for pork and beef facilities. Traditional walking beams have been driven by Hydraulics. CMD provided
the system with a fully automatic cooler walking beam system. The operator can select which rails to
load and the system will take control after that.
Electric Reject - Customer needed a high-speed reject actuator for their hamburger chub
line. Pneumatics had typically been the method of rejecting but proved to be self-destructive and costly
to maintain. CMDI provided a Linmot linear servo motor capable of doing the speeds required by the customer.
Heat Sensing Weld Tester
A customer needed a way to confirm if a part actually
had been welded before the part continued to the next stage of
assembly. This welding check would be critical because sending a
non-welded part further down the assembly line would result in the
final customer receiving a faulty part. The company wanted to ensure
that the product it created and sold would be of excellent quality.
Controlled Motion Dynamics was contacted to design a solution.
A customer needed a mini-actuator which would move a
small light filter into its place in front of a projector. The
actuator had to meet the very specific requirements of having a
12-inch stroke, a traverse speed of 3/4 ips, and an ability of
interfacing through a RS232 connection to the existing controller.
The customer also wanted this actuator to be inserted
into its currently running system without making system changes.
Waste Water Centrifuge
A customer needed an effective low cost solution for
providing control in a wastewater application centrifuge.
Two Axis Chamfer Machine
A pellet mill manufacturer needed a new machine to
replace an obsolete piece of equipment.
Tube Mill Controls
An irrigation equipment manufacturer had a tube mill
with an obsolete control system.
Brake Press Guarding
A customer needed to guard several brake presses. The
need was especially pressing for this customer because of a recent
accident. The customer utilized presses from multiple manufacturers
and therefore needed solutions for each press. Since safety was a
factor, Controlled Motion Dynamics needed an unquestionable
Conveyor Control Panel
A customer needed a conveyor control panel for a new
conveyor system. Previously to solve this issue, the customer had
utilized one of its own employees, but that employee had retired.
Additionally, the documentation on the existing panel could not be
A customer that manufactures large equipment
transmissions needed to update one of their machines. The machine
takes a circular gear blank and cuts teeth to turn it into a
finished gear. The gear blank and the cutter are rotated in order to
maintain the correct tooth angle.
A large wax manufacturer had a new idea. The company
manufactures wax used for molding processes and receives a large
amount of the used wax in return. Instead of disposing of this wax
they wanted to separate the solids and reuse the wax.
Filter Head Sorter
CMD was asked to modify a filter head sorting machine
that never did work correctly. The machine needed to take a batch
load of filter heads and flip them to the correct orientation and
also verify they all had threads on them. There were several
different sizes of filter heads that needed to be accommodated. CMD
teamed up with Tri-V Tool and Die for support with the mechanical
issues and CMD handled all the controls issues. CMD was also able to
greatly simplify the customer's setup time by replacing DVT cameras
with Balluff sensors. Please watch the video for complete details
on this CMD project.
Video of this project
Axis Servo Control
A major candy manufacturer contacted Controlled
Motion Dynamics about an important motion control problem.
The customer had an Aasted Mikroverk type FCT depositor that had
failed. The machine used three three-axis servo drives to control
three depositors. The three-axis servo drive for the center
depositor had failed. The part was obsolete, so no replacement could
be found. The candy manufacturer needed a solution that would stay
as close as possible to the original operation. The customer asked
that all existing menus be retained. The goal was to create a change
that would be as seamless as possible to the operators.