Application demands drive belt and pulley design

Miles Budimir Senior Editor A tried and true power transmission technique is the traditional belt and pulley system. They’re used in many applications, from automotive uses to agricultural equipment,…

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ITT Enidine celebrates 50 years of manufacturing in New York

ITT Enidine Inc. is celebrating fifty years of providing innovative solutions for energy absorption and vibration isolation applications to the aerospace, industrial, rail and defense markets globally. With…

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BG 95 dPro CANopen brushless electric motor works in battery-powered designs

Dunkermotoren recently launched a new BG 95 brushless electric motor …  a dc motor with a power range to 3 kW that operates in battery-powered and hydraulic-driven applications. In…

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Updated: Trends in electric motors Part IV — More on miniaturization and the special case of medical applications

There’s a general consensus that the medical industry currently looms largest for innovation in electric motors. That’s what many industry experts we recently interviewed told us. Here, the trend is towards…

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Standalone motion controller in small package from Kollmorgen

Kollmorgen’s new Programmable Controller Multi-axis Master (PCMM) is a powerful new motion controller that meets a broad range of OEM requirements for a wide range of machines. The…

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Gearmotors: continued integration, end-user demands drive gearmotor advances

Miles Budimir  Senior Editor  Gearmotors, a well-established technology, are motors designed with an integrated gear reducer. Gearmotors are most common in applications that need a lot of force to…

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FAQ: How do linear stepper and linear ultrasonic piezomotors differ?

There are a number of ways in which piezo ceramics can be used to create linear motion, providing any combination of high speed, long travel, and high force….

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FAQ: Where are linear stepper piezomotors suitable?

There are several types of piezomotor that provide linear motion, with one of the most widely used being the linear stepper piezomotor. These devices harness the coordinated motion…

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Eaton VFDs keep North Carolina town’s water flowing

A custom variable frequency drive (VFD) from Eaton was recently installed at the Town of Mooresville’s Water Treatment Plant in Mooresville, North Carolina. The VFD fits within the…

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Encoders from Leine & Linde simplify machine safety designs

The Leine & Linde 850 shaft and 862 hollow-shaft encoders have been revised to meet these safety requirements by providing safe outputs for incremental encoders. The products are…

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Top gear trend for 2016: Varied designs faster

Gearsets and gearmotors are more customized than ever, following a general trend toward application-specific machine builds. Increasingly common are tailored versions of standard gear offerings featuring engineered metal and…

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Updated: Trends in electric motors Part III — Networking, IoT, and sensing takes motor-driven designs to new heights

This article is one in a multi-part series covering the most recent trends in motions designs relating to electric motors. Here are other installments: Updated: Trends in electric…

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New I/O configurations for PLC+HMI controllers for flexibility to small applications

Unitronics — in an effort to satisfy market needs and customer requests — now offer several new I/O configurations to both Samba and Jazz lines of all-in-one PLC+HMI controllers.  These…

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New vented connectors for Kollmorgen AKMH motors

Kollmorgen has developed new vented connectors in response to customer requests for robust connectors for their AKMH motors. (The AKMH hygienic servomotor is designed for long life and…

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Impressive when things get tough: Robust multiturn encoder Sendix M36R

Kübler is expanding its portfolio in the area of absolute multiturn encoders. The new Sendix M36 Series of magnetic multiturn encoders is complemented by an extremely robust variant….

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FAQ: What are servo feedback gains, overshoot limits, and position error limits?

Servo tuning can be accomplished by several methods, but the most common way is to use a PID algorithm. The PID algorithm uses three feedback gains—proportional gain, integral…

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PTDA 2016 Canadian Conference to focus on industry connections

Registration is now open for the PTDA 2016 Canadian Conference, to be held June 9-10, 2016, at The Westin Ottawa in Ottawa, Ontario. For the 15th year, key decision…

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Lightweight modular rotary encoder for machine designers

HEIDENHAIN is meeting the market demand for high-speed, high-resolution modular rotary encoders for motion feedback with the launch of the ERO 2000 series encoder. The encoders’ special properties…

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New Neugart USA headquarters lowers lead times, expands reach

Neugart USA has just opened a new state-of-the-art manufacturing and assembly plant in Charlotte, North Carolina. This new 30,000 square foot plant replaces and builds on the capabilities…

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Updated: Trends in electric motors Part II — Scott Evans of Kollmorgen sets record straight on motion design

In a recent interview with Scott Evans, Director of Product Strategy at Kollmorgen (for our Motion Trends coverage of electric motors) we got particularly good insight on the changes of today’s motion design….

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Updated: Trends in electric motors Part I — Miniaturization, connectivity, and customization

This year’s leading trends in electric motors for motion designs are migration to custom solutions; heightening emphasis on efficiency; and (where suitable) more use of motors that allow for…

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FAQ: Don’t piezo motors get hot?

Traditional electromagnetic servo and stepper motors experience electrical and mechanical losses, which result in heat generation and can limit their performance. Piezo motors also experience losses and heat…

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HEIDENHAIN launches North American web portal for motion control

HEIDENHAIN has a new home online for its motion control components with the launch of a redesigned and user-friendly web portal at www.heidenhain.us. Industries and applications categorized specifically…

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FAQ: Where are ultrasonic piezomotors suitable?

Ultrasonic piezomotors harness oscillations induced in a piezoelectric material to produce motion, which can be either rotary or linear. Their design and operation are relatively simple but allows them…

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New servo motor brakes from Nexen

Nexen Group’s Eclipse Servo Motor Brakes offer distinct advantages over spring-engaged, electrically released brakes. With Nexen’s servo motor brake, no energy is consumed when the brake is disengaged….

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