Dunkermotoren upgrades dMove motor design

Dunkermotoren continues to develop and refine their product offering with their new BLDC motor design. The BG 65 (S) from Dunkermotoren is probably the most sold industrial DC servomotor with completely integrated motor electronics. With the BG 65/ BG 66 dMove Dunkermotoren launches successor products now. The outward appearance of this series with simple control

Opto 22 Announces New Director of Training

Instructor-led, free hands-on classes to be continued; additional online courses will offer structured content to a wider audience and focus on Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) technologies. Industrial automation manufacturer and Internet of Things platform developer Opto 22 announces the promotion of Norma Rodriguez to Director of Training. In this position Rodriguez will continue to

Emerson Automation in Las Vegas — New technologies for packaging industry

Pack Expo in Las Vegas this year was a huge success with more than 29,500 attendees and dozens of new design solutions of display. One supplier at the show making quite a number of important announcements was Emerson Automation. Emerson’s technologies help packaging lines gain flexibility by accommodating numerous package sizes and complexities; reduce losses

IDEC Partners with AMCI to Deliver Motion Control Solutions

Advanced Micro Controls Inc. (AMCI), an established supplier of motion control solutions, and IDEC Corporation, manufacturer of the FC6A MicroSmart PLC, have partnered to offer a range of simple yet highly capable stepper motion control systems including indexers, drives, motors, and a series of integrated controls. Based in Terryville, Connecticut, USA, AMCI is a leading

All-in-One Stepper Motion Control Available in More Sizes

Advanced Micro Controls Inc. (AMCI), has added larger motor sizes to their lineup of PLC-based SMD Series “all-in-one” stepper motor + drive + controllers to satisfy a wide variety of applications with varying torque requirements.  The SMD Series offers many sophisticated features at a low price point, and integration eliminates the need to purchase multiple

Siemens introduces NEMA 1 and UL Type 1 wall-mounting kits for its G-series drive platform

Siemens announced the availability of wall-mounting kits for its Sinamics G120C and G120 PM240-2 modular drives. These low-cost kits allow easy, fast installation of the drives and conform to NEMA 1 and UL Type 1 standards for interior applications. These wall-mount kits are designed in accordance with UL 61800-5- 1 standards for AC drives. Available

New SigmaLogic7 Compact puts full AOI functionality into less cabinet space

The Drives & Motion Division of Yaskawa America, Inc. introduces the SigmaLogic7 Compact. This new servo amplifier makes it possible to add the exceptional precision and superior performance of a Sigma-7 servo system in machines using Rockwell Automation programmable logic controllers. SigmaLogic7 Compact builds on the legacy of the SigmaLogic, the first Yaskawa SERVOPACK to

Now available in higher ratios: Dodge Quantis gear reducers and gearmotors

The Baldor Dodge Quantis product family — a full line of modular gearmotors and gear drives — has expanded to offer four and five stages of gear reduction for all three types of gear arrangements; in-line helical (ILH), offset parallel (MSM) and right angle helical bevel (RHB). Quantis reducers and gearmotors can now be configured in ratios over 7,500:1

Motion-platform maker standardizes on Sensoray I/O for measurement and motion control

Servos & Simulation Inc. is a manufacturer of motion platforms and control loaders. Recently the systems builder picked a Model 826 analog and digital I/O system on a PCI Express board from Oregon-based Sensoray for the primary measurement and control interface for their full product line. Servos and Simulation provides motion platforms and control loaders

Thomson Industries collaborates with research team to develop new Tesla Coil Designs

Thomson Industries, a leading manufacturer of mechanical motion control solutions, has donated a high-precision ball screw assembly to The Geek Group National Science Institute in Grand Rapids, Michigan, to help develop revolutionary designs of Tesla Coils (TC). An ambitious R&D program has been initiated there to discover new uses for the TC with help from […]

Applied Motion partners with HEIDENHAIN, RENCO on new StepSERVO integrated motors

HEIDENHAIN CORPORATION has partnered with Applied Motion Products, Inc. in the development of their StepSERVO™ integrated motors for high performance motion control applications. Using HEIDENHAIN’s RENCO brand RCML 15 rotary encoder inside, StepSERVO offers the next evolution in step motor technology, combining the high torque capabilities of step motors with the closed loop dynamic control […]

AutomationDirect wide-area sensors use through-beam technology

AutomationDirect has expanded its sensors offering to include wide area sensors for object detection. The new area sensors from Micro Detectors (MD) are multi-beam, through-beam sensors with emitter and receiver elements used for detecting the presence of any object by sensing the light beam intensity returning from the receiver. The area sensors have an IEC […]

Custom parallel-shaft geared motors and drives from ABM Drives

ABM Drives offers compact parallel-shaft motor and drive designs for small spaces and quiet running requirements. Precision-ground gearing provides for low noise and extended life. Tight-fitting housing covers and flanges prevent distortions that can amplify noise. Aluminum housings absorb harmonics and other vibrations better than cast iron. Typical applications include crane hoist travel drive units; […]

Switched-reluctance motors in new applications: CPT SRMs reduce emissions

Controlled Power Technologies (CPT) and Austria’s Technische Universität Wien (TU Wien) recently investigated 48-V mild-hybrid technology. Mild hybrids are cars that pair a traditional internal-combustion engine with an electric motor and generator in parallel to let the former turn off during vehicle stopping or coasting. Now, such setups are easier than ever with low-voltage electric […]

Differences between conventional belting and plastic modular belting for conveying

Plastic modular belting has transformed manufacturing. Understanding the differences between it and synthetic fabric belting can help engineers plan and determine the most suitable conveyor for a given application. By Kate Nadeau | mk North America Conveyors are a part of everyday life. They are seen at the grocery store, in the gym, at the […]

Automation Federation hires industrial control systems cybersecurity expert Marty Edwards as incoming Managing Director

The Automation Federation has hired renowned industrial control systems cybersecurity expert Marty Edwards as its new Managing Director. Edwards, a 25-year industry veteran, is currently serving as Director of the Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team (ICS-CERT), an operational division of the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC) in the Department of Homeland […]

FluxMotor software tool delivers fast visualization of electric motors

Altair now offers FluxMotor , a dedicated platform focusing on the pre-design of electric rotating machines. FluxMotor is part of Altair’s HyperWorks CAE Suite, which includes Flux the leading software for low frequency electromagnetic and thermal simulations. The software tool allows users to design and create machines from standard or customized parts, as well as […]

The Reshoring Initiative launches National Reshoring Award

The Reshoring Initiative, in conjunction with the Precision Metalforming Association (PMA), invites companies that have successfully reshored parts or tooling made primarily by metal forming, fabricating or machining to apply for the first National Reshoring Award. There will be one award for buyers and one award for suppliers. To be eligible for the award, the […]

Dorner expands its international reach with acquisition of Mexico-based Sautem

Dorner Holding Company, the parent company of Dorner Mfg. Corp., has announced the acquisition of Sautem — a leading designer and supplier of process automation equipment in Mexico. Dorner Mfg. Corp. is an industry leader in the design, application, manufacturing and integration of precision industrial and sanitary conveyor systems. The addition of Sautem is the latest […]

Applied Motion Products expands SV200 servo drive offering into DC-powered applications

Applied Motion Products, Inc. has now expanded the SV200 Servo Drive offering with the release of new drives designed for use in DC-powered applications. Existing SV200 servo drives are designed for 120 or 220 VAC operation, while the new DC-powered drives are designed to operate on 24, 48 or higher DC voltages — up to 60 […]

HBM offers custom sensor technology to OEMs for myriad strain-gage measurements

HBM, Inc. sells a wide range of pressure, force, torque and load measurements to OEMs that need to incorporate strain gage-based sensors into their end products. HBM has a long history of OEM-based custom sensor design for applications in medical, agricultural, industrial vehicle, robotics and energy markets. For many specialized or demanding applications when off-the-shelf sensors are […]

Dynamic Inclination Sensor POSITILT PTK29 offers high accuracy and signal transmission with no delay

Inclination measurement in mobile machines is exposed to motion, shock and vibration. Under these influences normal inclinometers will give incorrect values affecting sensor accuracy.  ASM Sensors introduces POSITILT® PTK29 inclination sensor that compensates dynamic influences to give correct values even when in motion. The sensor measures inclination between +/-180° with 1 axis or +/-60° with […]

What’s to know about analog and digital I/O for PLCs?

Common PLC input/output (I/O) can be analog and/or digital. An analog signal is one whose value continually varies over time. They are best represented as a continuous signal like a sine wave. Each point on the wave has a precisely defined value. For example, analog inputs for PLCs can include signals from pressure transducers and […]

Digitizing 100 years of application expertise: Rexnord launches Digital Productivity Initiative

Rexnord announces DiRXN — pronounced direction — its new digital productivity platform based on the integration of innovative Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and e-commerce technologies with its leading portfolio of tools, products and services. DiRXN directly connects customers to data and information that allows them to optimize productivity across all stages of their lifecycles. This […]

Current state of programmable automation controllers (PACs) for motion

Programmable automation controllers (PACs) excel in commanding complex automation setups that involve PC-based and HMI functions as well as process control (largely because of the way they handle I/O). PACs are also increasingly common in motion applications for machining or handling discrete product thanks to the flexibility and interoperability they offer machine designs. Today’s PACs […]