TQK right-angle planetary gearbox is power dense

Bonfiglioli sells TQK series right-angle precision gearboxes … planetary gearboxes that complement the company’s TQ series with maximum power density and space savings. The planetary gearbox is suitable for dynamic high-speed…

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Belt drives get stronger, cleaner, faster

Advances have improved the performance of belts over the last few years. That’s good news for the $6 billion belt industry, expected to grow 7% this year, according…

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Leadscrews lead in 3D printing, manufacturing, and medical designs

Leadscrews are a staple of motion designs, driving axes on machines big and small. They usually sport higher ratings than comparable ballscrews thanks to more contact between the…

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Tighter integration and programming take positioning stages into 21st century

Few motion technologies show more recent innovation than positioning stages. Their hardware and software are increasingly custom to fit specific output requirements, thanks in large part to tighter…

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Hygienic HLAE Gearbox Meets 3-A Sanitary Standards

Neugart USA’s hygienic HLAE gearbox is the world’s first planetary gearbox certified to 3-A Sanitary Standards. Neugart products meeting this stringent certification for hygienic equipment design include the…

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Human-machine interfaces (HMIs) get smart software and mobile access

Recent years have brought major advances in HMI technology—increasingly affordable multitouch screens, a shift from resistive displays to projected-capacitive displays, and displacement of proprietary design platforms by web-based…

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Top gear trend: Custom designs faster

Power-transmission devices are increasingly customized, and gearsets and gearmotors are no exception. However, today’s custom and standard gear products aren’t mutually exclusive, according to Heinz Gert Hagedorn, who…

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Growing trend sees more application-specific clutches and brakes

Clutches and brakes are a mainstay in motion designs that need to stop, hold, or index loads. Especially over the last five years, a technology trend towards application-specific…

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Trends in chains and sprockets

Modern chains and sprockets have driven machinery for more than 100 years, but recent innovations have taken the technology into the 21st century. Recently, we asked two industry…

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Upgraded Rexroth MLC Version 13 Motion Logic and Controller

The Rexroth MLC motion logic controller with Version 13 firmware features a robust new set of capabilities and function modules designed to make it faster and easier to…

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Easy to implement gesture control in automation

With the swipe of a finger through the program: With a new generation of control units, Bosch Rexroth now brings the advantages of gesture control, which is familiar…

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SupraMotion 3.0: Automation modules for motion in suspension

Superconductors are materials which below a certain temperature can “freeze” the field of a permanent magnet at a predefined distance and can thus hold it in suspension. The…

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Z1000U HVAC Matrix Drive from Yaskawa

The Drives & Motion Division of Yaskawa America, Inc. has released the Z1000U HVAC Matrix Drive, which provides extremely low harmonic distortion in a space-saving design, along with…

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New compact encoders for OEM designs from Pittman Motors

Pittman Motors’ new E30C and E30D optical incremental encoders satisfy the demands of volume original equipment manufacturers for encoders in precision-motion control applications. The E30C and E30D encoders…

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Interview: Van den Avont on modern gear technology

In this exclusive interview with GAM Gear, Craig Van den Avont shares his views of modern gear technology. In preparation for an upcoming Motion Trends article about changes in…

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Intelligent amplifier works as a servo-drive/controller

Parker’s Electromechanical Automation Division now sells Intelligent Parker Amplifiers or IPAs—1.5-axis servo-drive/controller combinations based on the ACR control platform. Available in two power levels—400W and 1,500W—the IPA can drive…

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CGI INC. announces ISO 13485:2003 Quality Management Certifications

ISO Certification demonstrates ability to meet customer quality needs and regulatory demands CGI, Inc. a manufacturer of custom precision gearboxes, precision assemblies and mechanical sub-assemblies, announced their ISO…

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Now get motorized linear rail at 24-hour online store

Now, engineers can buy three new sizes of BGS motorized linear rail on a 24-hour Express Store. These off-the-shelf motion-control components, from Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions of AMETEK Precision…

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Saw it at MD&M: Functional integration in ultrasonic welding

Last week at MD&M WEST 2015, I got to visit the Herrmann Ultrasonics booth. (Thank you to my esteemed colleague Neel Gleason for the reminder.) There at the booth, Christina…

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Getting girls interested in STEM part of National Engineers Week program

This year National Engineers Week runs from February 22nd through the 28th. The annual event, which seeks to promote understanding of and interest in engineering to the wider public,…

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DTi seals and trim meet rigorous UL50E standard

ShareUnderwriters Labs (UL) recently approved Seal-Fast Door Seals and Trim-Fast Edge Trim to the stringent UL50E standard for EPDM gasketing materials. The Recognized Component UL50E designation for the seals…

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Problems VFDs cause and cable types that help solve them

ShareKevin Marston, Managing Director | SAB NORTH AMERICA Any machine that uses a VFD is subject to the effects of the drive’s chopped dc square-wave output signals. Here we explain…

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The push and pull of rare-earth magnets

Much of the world’s sophisticated high-tech electronic products would not be possible without the use of so-called rare-earth materials. In the industrial world, modern, high-power electric motors rely…

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New flange couplings more secure than standard press fits

Ringfeder-brand RfN 5571-series flange couplings for heavy industry. The flange couplings (from Ringfeder Power Transmission) are simpler to install and have higher torque capacity than standard press fits. Equipped with…

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New switch mount lets users add sensing to grippers

Now, there’s a new switch mount that lets users easily add position sensors to select jaw grippers. PHD Inc., a manufacturer of industrial automation components, sells the switch-mounting…

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