Smooth and safe motors

These stainless steel motors meet the extreme environment needs of the food and beverage industry. Food Safe motors have smooth contours and sealing that exceeds IP69K for water to maximize motor life in high pressure, sanitary cleaning environments. The high ingress protection rated enclosures offer fully encapsulated windings, sealing the motor inside and out. Combined

In the IIoT era, what do your motors really do?

The Industrial Internet of Things presents manufacturing managers with a conundrum. Most food manufacturing and processing plants have motors powering essential equipment such as mixers, conveyors and packaging machines. These motors are just motors and do not play in the same league as the other intelligent or IoT enabled devices in their factories. With years

AutomationDirect adds More Premium Efficiency IronHorse® AC Motors

AutomationDirect’s IronHorse line of general purpose three-phase motors now includes the MTRP-series 56HC-frame premium efficiency motors available from 1 hp to 3 hp. The rolled steel motors are available in 1800 and 3600 RPM models and feature 4:1 constant torque and 10:1 variable torque speed ranges, TEFC frames, cast aluminum end bells and removable mounting

Go-live for the online shop of Dunkermotoren

As of the beginning of 2016, Dunkermotoren is providing its customers the possibility to order Dunkermotoren products online. With the Dunkershop it is now easier for both businesses and private customers to order products from Dunkermotoren. The products offered in the Dunkershop include brushless and brushed DC motors, AC motors, venetian blind motors as well

HTI Technology acquires Klauber Machine & Gear

HTI Technology, Inc. is pleased to announce that it has acquired Klauber Machine & Gear, Co. on June 1, 2016. This acquisition will combine HTI Technology’s expertise in AC and DC motor and drives systems with Klauber’s technology and market leadership in AC and DC gear motors. The companies’ complementary technology and market capabilities will

NiQ: The latest generation of energy-saving motor

The NiQ, an energy-saving motor for cool air distribution in evaporators and for cooling in condensers, is the logical advanced development of the proven iQ motor series from ebm-papst. The EC motor features an impressive efficiency improvement and optimized costs. It is even suitable for use in the food sector. Conventional shaded-pole motors have long since

Ametek announces two acquisitions

AMETEK, Inc. has announced that it has completed two acquisitions: Brookfield Engineering, the world’s leading manufacturer of viscometers and rheometers, and ESP/SurgeX, a leader in energy intelligence and power protection solutions. Brookfield Engineering Brookfield offers a complete range of viscometers and rheometers as well as instrumentation to analyze texture and powder flow. Its products are

New ANG Active Next Generation Servo Inverter series expands Bonfiglioli drive portfolio

Bonfiglioli Riduttori S.p.A., a global designer and manufacturer of gearmotors, drive systems and planetary gearboxes, announces the addition of a servo inverter series, ANG Active Next Generation, which provides higher performance for machine builders. With this new servo inverter series, Bonfiglioli offers the broadest connectivity with the most advanced control technology and the highest power

New Micro Diaphragm Gas Sampling Pump Provides Deep Vacuum, Higher Flow and Adjustable Control

KNF Neuberger announces the expansion of their micro diaphragm gas sampling pump line, with the launch of NMS 030, featuring two internally connected pump heads, deep ultimate vacuum to 24 in. Hg, a flow rate of 12 L/min, and adjustable control. With the addition of NMS 030, the standard performance of the KNF micro air/gas

HTI Technology acquires American Control Electronics

HTI Technology, Inc. is pleased to announce that it has acquired American Control Electronics, LLC. This acquisition will combine HTI Technology’s expertise in AC and DC motor technology and powered mechanism capabilities with American Control Electronics’ technology and market leadership in DC and AC electronic motor drives and controls, including both Minarik Drives and American

Zero-Max overhung load adaptors protect shaft seals in hydraulic systems

Zero-Max Overhung Load Adaptors protect shaft seals in hydraulic systems. They provide an intermediate mounting platform between a motor and pump to absorb both internal and external stress conditions in a hydraulic system. Designed to provide an extra layer of protection to hydraulic actuated functions, Overhung Load Adaptors prevent shaft seal breakdown, a condition often

EF1A flood lights designed for areas requiring hazardous location ratings

Designed for rugged applications and those that require a light source with hazardous location ratings, NEW EF1A flood lights are well-suited to handle applications in oil & gas, water treatment, chemical plants, painting booths and more! With UL Class I, Zone 1 approval and a 4X rating, the EF1A series can be used in harsh

Will we 3D-print electric motors?

Yes, it could happen thanks to research into the additive manufacturing of electrical steel, copper conductors, and motor dielectrics. Leland Teschler, Executive Editor, Design World Examine the inside…

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Orion Fans enhances electric vehicle battery compartment cooling with smart fans

Dallas-based Orion Fans, a division of Knight Electronics and a leading manufacturer of standard and custom AC and DC fans, fan trays and accessories, has developed a thermally-controlled series of DC fans designed for electric vehicle (EV) battery cooling applications. The smart fans reduce power consumption by up to 30%, as the thermal controller increases

Orion Fans’ thermally-controlled AC and DC fans cool solid state systems

Dallas-based Orion Fans, a division of Knight Electronics and a leading manufacturer of standard and custom AC and DC fans, fan trays and accessories, has developed a series of thermally-controlled AC and DC fans for cooling solid state lighting. The smart fans deliver high airflow to help prevent premature LED component failure due to excessive

The Best Motor for Hybrid Electric Vehicle Powertrains

There is growing interest in hybrid-electric vehicles and OEMs are developing hybrid electric vehicles on a number of different platforms including cars, trucks, boats and construction equipment. When it comes to choosing a motor for the powertrain, the choice is often between either an induction motor or a permanent magnet AC motor. This webinar looks

Hegel Holdings Makes Organizational Moves

American Control Electronics (ACE) is pleased to announce that as part of its strategic initiatives, it is making several organizational moves. These moves both recognize the significant contributions of the people directly involved, as well as, better position the organization structurally for future growth. These moves will all be effective October 1st. Dan Schnabel is

Fairchild Semiconductor’s New Motion SPM 5 Series

Designers of motor control systems need solutions that optimize efficiency and ensure maximum reliability under harsh application conditions. To meet this challenge, Fairchild Semiconductor developed the SPM 5 smart power module series 3-phase MOSFET inverter solution, providing designers an AC induction motor (ACIM) and Brushless DC (BLDC) motor inverter solution for motors up to 200W including

High-Performance Brushless Servo Systems Tech Tip

Topics covered in this Tech Tip: Comparison of DC servomotors and brushless servomotors Sinusoidal and trapezoidal brushless servos Sinusoidal EMF and sinusoidal current Sinusoidal control for brushless and induction motors Closed-loop control for high performance Sponsored by: Download Design World’s Tech Tips E-Book Please complete the form below to unlock Design World’s Tech Tips E-Book.

Brushless flat motor with MILE encoder

The slim design of the EC 90 flat motor is now equipped with a MILE encoder. According to the manufacturer, MILE (Maxon’s Inductive Little Encoder) is the world’s smallest inductive rotary encoder. Its operating principle is based on the detection of high-frequency inductivity, which generates eddy current in an electrically conducting target. The advantage of

Applying Stepper Motors: Application Questions You Must Answer & Things to Watch Out For

This webinar reviews some of the basic parameters necessary to properly select and apply stepper motor technology to motion applications. Topics included in this discussion review basic stepper speed-torque behavior including the stepper over-voltage ratio, a stepper in constant current operation vs. a stepper in voltage drive region, thermal ratings, the impact of winding changes on

Get Your Motor Running

Reprint Info >> Motor manufacturers continue to innovate, keeping up with new challenges in motion control. Motors have been around for a long time. The ones most people are used to seeing are probably the typical fat cylindrical AC synchronous motors that do a lot of industry’s heavy lifting. But as anybody who designs motion

NovaTorque’s Gen2.0 PremiumPlus+™ Brushless PM Motors

NovaTorque, Inc. introduces its next generation design of 3hp and 5hp PremiumPlus+™ motors. NovaTorque’s Gen2.0 PremiumPlus+™ brushless permanent magnet motors, driven by variable frequency drives, boast motor-only rated point efficiencies of 93.0 percent and 92.0 percent for 3hp and 5hp versions respectively, far exceeding the levels achieved with induction motors. By comparison, 3hp and 5hp

Groschopp Launches New Website

When a company with a 70-year reputation for quality-honed workmanship and experience with OEMs decides that, to better serve their customers, they need a better website they don’t just give it a spit shine and a new banner–at least not if they’re Groschopp Inc. Priding themselves on their full-service engineering department and the ability to

Advantages of Soft Start Motor Control

Soft starters for AC motors offer many benefits, with the most significant being a reduction of mechanical stresses on the motor and shaft as well as other components in a system, thereby extending equipment life. They also contribute to smarter use of power and less inrush current, which can minimize penalties from utility companies. An