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November 29 2018
CM1-E EtherCAT Servo Brochure
Myostat recently released an integrated EtherCAT Cool Muscle with CiA402 support and separate drive/controller power. This PDF give a quick overview of the motor line.
November 18 2016
New EtherCAT BRIDGE for Cool Muscle
The EtherCAT Cool Muscle Bridge is the interface (device) that connects Muscle Corporation’s Integrated AC Servo System, Cool Muscle 2 and/or Cool Muscle 2 (hereafter referred to as CM1, CM2 or CM1/ CM2 or collectively called Cool Muscle or CM) to an EtherCAT network system.
April 06 2016
Reliably Automating Blood and Stem Cell Banking
Our UK Distributor, Reliance Precision Limited, recently published that Cool Muscle motors have now been used in 500 Biosafe Sepax systems. The Sepax systems are used for automated adult stem cell banking and cell processing applications. The Biosafe Sepax system is an automated, mobile, closed unit for the efficient and consistent processing of umbilical cord blood, bone marrow, peripheral blood or other cell based products.
October 23 2014
DEX 2014 - Mississauga
Once again Myostat will be at DEX 2014, this time in Mississauga. Come visit us on Oct 28th at the Mississauga Convention Centre!

September 17 2014
Advanced Manufacturing Expo Toronto
Come and join us at the Advanced Manufacturing Expo in Toronto, Sept. 23-24 2014.
This year's show will include Rapid, the additive manufacturing and 3D show for the first time.
We have free passes, just ask!

February 25 2014
Handling High Inertia Mis-matches - Cool Muscle CM2
The team at Myostat Motion Control pulled together this quick reply to a challenge from one of our partners.

Their request was for a motor solution that would run at 18 inches per second and handle an inertia mis-match of 18:1.

February 25 2014
Cool Muscle CM1 Programming Station
The programming station is an internal project we undertook to automate some of the preparation work we do in house on our CM1 line of Cool Muscle motors. Automation of this process provides Myostat Motion Control with verifiable quality control and removes manual labor from the most time consuming portion of the motor preparation process.
July 05 2013
Record Breaking!
On Friday, June 28 2013, Luis Omar Viera of the New Buffalo Shirt Factory used M&R's high performance Challenger III D automatic screen printing press, powered by Myostat's Cool Muscle II, to set a new world record of 2139 T-Shirts screen printed in one hour by a single operator.
January 16 2013
Backlash & Kinematic Error Testing
By pairing our fully closed loop Cool Muscle motor with the new HY series Hypoid right angle gearbox Myostat has created two Gearbox-Motor assemblies. Prior to release we created a test rig allowing us to connect the output of our new motor-gearbox assembly to a second motor with an encoder and a resolution of 50,000 pulses per revolution. Click through for additional product information and illustrated test results.
December 20 2012
Alpha-Bot Soup
In this article, originally written for Design Engineering, Alexa Loiskandl examines the basic coordinate and speed transformations engineers need to take advantage of the unique mechanical advantages offered by T-Bot and H-Bot systems.
November 07 2012
Choosing The Right Motor
With so many variables to consider, it is no wonder many designers find it difficult to choose the right motor for their application and often overlook critical criteria along the way. In this article, originally for Design Engineering magazine, Alexa Loiskandl outlines a check list to help ensure all parameters are considered.
August 15 2012
Serial Servo Digital Presses
Hand driven press assemblies present challenges when attempting to accurately measure or replicate results in production or quality control processes. In contrast, servo driven digital presses are able to provide accurate, consistent and repeatable results while outputting trackable data. In this brief, originally written for Medical Tech Briefs, Mark McCann explores the benefits of serial servo digital presses for force gauge applications.

July 26 2012
Proven Pairing
Recently, Myostat was asked to specify a motor and gearbox for a new client. Their application, a lighting aperture, had very specific size and performance considerations and we worked with them to determine their unique size, torque and speed requirements.
June 07 2012
New Interface Software for CMI and CM2
Myostat Motion Control is pleased to announce the release of Control Room, the new software interface for the Cool Muscle line of integrated servo motors. Designed and tested to be compliant with 64 bit Windows operating systems, Control Room provides access to all the Cool Muscle functions and features and adds new scripting language for programming your complex tasks.
May 23 2012
Congratulations to the University of Akron
Myostat congratulates the University of Akron electrical and computer engineering students on their third place win at the 2012 RoboGames in San Mateo, California. The 'Kicking' robots, made possible with help from CMI integrated motors and Macron slides, were a great success and the Akron team was impressed with the quality and precision of the Cool Muscle paired with the Macron PSCs
February 15 2012
New Cool Muscle Catalogue
Formatted for quick product reference and easy to research specifications, the new catalogue is updated with dimensions and specifications for Revision C CM1 series Cool Muscle. A revised Planetary Gear section is also included, complete with dimensions and specifications for the LS Planetary Gearboxes.
February 08 2012
Three Axis Range of Motion
The engineers at Myostat were recently asked to participate in the design and build of a 3 axis system for a dynamic signage system. The client challenged us to meet their expected range of motion and ensure that each axis could handle the inertia of the display at the required speed.
February 07 2012
Stepping Up
While the more expensive AC synchronous motor (servo motor) is often specified for high performance motion control applications, Mark McCann discusses the advantages of using a stepper motor in this article written for Design Engineering Magazine.
December 06 2011
Benefits of a Fully Closed Loop Integrated Servo System
Every motor in the Cool Muscle line of integrated AC Servos increases machine efficiency, maximizes energy distribution, minimizes current consumption, reduces heat generation and helps you achieve longer machine life.
December 06 2011
What is Cool Muscle?
The Cool Muscle line of servo motors embeds all the common components required for motion control into the motor itself creating highly efficient motion modules that can be easily integrated into existing designs, or used to shorten the development cycle of new machines.
October 28 2011
SMC VS PID Feedback Control
Earlier this year, Myostat Motion Control Inc. was asked by a Southern-Ontario manufacturer to increase the consistency of their automated assembly equipment. In this article, written for Design Engineering, we examine Sliding Mode Control and its advantages over the more common PID feedback control.
August 22 2011
Breaking Protocol
In this article written for Design Engineering Magazine Mark McCann explains that, while Modbus is a versatile protocol, integrating different manufacturers' components across machines inevitably presents challenges.

August 22 2011
Cool Muscle Robotic and Automation Solutions
Myostat Motion Control is one of the most widely recognized companies in North America for automation and robotics. As the Master Distributor for Muscle Corporation's Cool Muscle line of integrated motors in both the North American and European markets, our skilled team of engineers provides incomparable support for a wide range of Cool Muscle robotic solutions.
May 09 2011
In an effort to streamline delivery and avoid distribution delays, the engineers at Muscle Corporation have completed a hardware revision to the CM1 line of Cool Muscle integrated servo motors. The new Revision C incorporates new, more readily available components into a slightly smaller casing with an updated and more accurate encoder.
November 24 2010
Keeping you Informed
In order to serve our customers better we've pulled all our video media into one place and launched the Cool Muscle YouTube page. Dedicated to information and entertainment our page is the place to find product highlights, tutorials and application stories relating to the Cool Muscle line of servo motors. We'll be updating the page on a ongoing basis so be sure to visit often.
August 17 2010
Challenger III Press Powered by Cool Muscle 2
Myostat Motion Control is proud to join M&R Printing Equipment as a premiere partner in their attempt to break the World Record for number of tee-shirts screen printed in one hour at the 2010 International Sportswear Show in Fort Worth, Texas.
February 17 2010
Powerful Programs
Define motion profiles and create programs using easy-to-understand Cool Muscle Language (CML). Motion programs you create can be stored in the Cool Muscle's EEPROM and the programs can be executed via PC, embedded computer or triggered using I/O.
January 26 2010
DeviceNet Provides AB Compatibility
The engineers at Myostat have developed the DeviceNet Interface to provide plug and play compatibility with Allen-Bradley machine control technologies. This interface allows machine builders to introduce servo control technology to new and existing designs at an economical price point.

August 18 2009
Robust Industrial Interfaces Enhance the CM1
Adding to MODBUS, Serial, USB,Digital and Analog interfaces, Myostat Motion Control Inc. has developed a line of integrated industrial interfaces for the CM1 line of integrated servos. Options include RS-232, TCP/IP Ethernet, DeviceNet, and CANopen.
May 26 2009
New Cool Muscle brochure now available
Myostat Motion Control Inc. has released a new Cool Muscle brochure combining both the CM1 and CM2 integrated motor line specifications. Comprehensive information on both servo systems can can now be found in place, along with coupling and gearbox options.
March 02 2009
Cool Muscle Assists Scientists
Scientists from London's Imperial College are using the new RT3 version of the CM1 Cool Muscle NEMA 23 integrated servo system to reproduce the sub-surface pressure changes created by lunar tides in laboratory research experiments directed at improving oil recovery.