STOBER debuts second generation of “PE” helical gearing unit

STOBER Drives, Inc. has released the second generation of its PE helical unit family featuring ground helical gearing. The redesigned PE unit is a first in its class,…

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5 design considerations for gearmotor applications

Edited by Mary C. Gannon, Senior Editor To select the best gearmotor for an application, it is important to go into more detail than just selecting the best…

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PTDA welcomes eight new members

The Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA), the preeminent association for the industrial power transmission/motion control (PT/MC) distribution channel, recently welcomed eight new member companies. Distributor Member Intech Bearing…

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Powerline filter helps supplies meet noise standards

Excelsys Technologies announces that the company’s recently released Xsolo and XF power supplies can now be paired with a custom-designed power line filter to meet stringent conducted emission…

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Magnetic ring encoder benefits large rotating machinery

The Leine & Linde MRI 2000 rotary encoder is designed to provide feedback solutions for large rotating machinery, typically found in the Construction, Pulp & Paper, Oil &…

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ATEX-certified dynamic plate brake for topdrive applications

Wichita Clutch recently introduced the 118VM Topdrive Plate Brake for oil and gas applications. The 118VM brake is a hydraulic pressure applied, single plate unit developed for high-energy…

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Smart grid: Smart move

While writing a story on the state of the smart grid in the U.S. (you can read the story here), a few things occurred to me. One is…

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New Range of Functional Safety Encoders from BEI Sensors

The new functional safety incremental encoder range from BEI Sensors is certified by TÜV Rheinland and provides the most complete safety encoder offering on the market. These encoders…

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New high performance 16 mm ECH brushless slotless motor

Portescap introduces the newest addition to our Ultra ECTM mini motor platform – the 16 ECH brushless motor, designed specifically to provide an economic motor solution for high…

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Mechanical “Knuckle” Slims Down Pick-and-Place Module

Innovations in motion control often times happen in a small, under-the-radar kind of way. Such is the case with Weiss North America and their HP70 Pick-and-Place direct-drive module,…

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A Simpler Way to Change Phase Relationships of Drive Components

The Phas-Lok from Zero-Max simplifies changing the phase relationship of a drive component and the shaft. Designed to reduce system downtime, the devices eliminate the need to disconnect…

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Step-FlexTM coupling solving resonance problems in ball screws

Step-Flex, the new class of shaft couplings, eliminates resonance in stepper motor ball screw assemblies. Now with this video, system designers can see how this innovative two-part elastomer…

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Bringing on-line vibration measurement to wind turbine generators

Planning maintenance activities on wind turbine generators, rather than dealing with emergencies, can result in significant reductions in operating expenses. To assist in that process, Leine and Linde…

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Oriental Motor’s all new stepper motor and driver packages

Oriental Motor is pleased to introduce our new CVK Series, compact standardized 24 volt DC input driver combined with performance driven, high torque stepper motors for the optimum…

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Adaptive Systems Squelch Unwanted Motion

Adaptive Systems motion control technology from Bosch Rexroth helps minimize unwanted movements directly at the drive level in industrial machinery, helping increase process throughput by up to 50…

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AutomationDirect Expands AC Motor Line

AutomationDirect has expanded its Marathon AC motor line to include lower-cost, high-performance 0.5 to 5 HP Marathon Max+ series AC motors with integrated encoder. The 230/460 VAC Max+…

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AC Drives lead in world energy efficiency and production

Global AC drives manufacturer, Vacon, has estimated that its AC drive products helped save approximately 55 TWh of electrical energy for the year 2013, a 10% increase over…

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New family of small, flexible robots from ABB

The ABB Robotics IRB 1200 is an entirely new family of small robots that features a compact footprint and a large work envelope, providing flexibility, ease of use…

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New Family of Small, Flexible Robots from ABB

The ABB Robotics IRB 1200 is an entirely new family of small robots that features a compact footprint and a large work envelope, providing flexibility, ease of use…

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Basics of Conveyors

What is a conveyor? A conveyor is designed to move material or products to improve efficiency and throughput. Just about any product made, from metal, food, cosmetics, medical…

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AC motors tough enough for methane extraction

Equipment used in oil-rig, oil-field, environmental remediation and chemical processing applications encounter rugged conditions. Regenerative blowers, such as the ROTRON Chem-Tough Regenerative (Side Channel), use long-life AC induction…

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The Power of Motion Control

This year’s Motion Control Handbook is the 4th edition of Design World’s annual motion control compendium. What you’ll find within is the same commitment to the basics of…

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Elmo Showcases its Extreme Motion Control Servo Drives

Elmo, a provider of motion control solutions that meets rugged requirements for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and other applications operating in extreme environmental conditions, will showcase Gold ExtrIQ…

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Elmo Showcases its Extreme Motion Control Servo Drives

Elmo, a provider of motion control solutions that meets rugged requirements for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and other applications operating in extreme environmental conditions, will showcase Gold ExtrIQ…

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National Instruments Poised to Capitalize on IoT Explosion

Hype or not, here it comes, the much ballyhooed Internet of Things (or IoT). Essentially the next phase in the evolution of the Internet, it is the envisioned…

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