QuickSilver’s Mosolver line now in NEMA 17 frame

QuickSilver Controls, Inc., has extended their patented Mosolver (Motor + Resolver) technology into the compact NEMA 17 frame format.  The Mosolver sensor provides 32,000 counts of position information…

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High-power, low-voltage DC motors from MET

Minnesota Electric Technology (MET) has developed a family of high-current brushed DC motors in a 3.6 in. frame size.  These high-current DC motors are available in both 12…

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Conveyor belt solutions for any situation from mk

mk North America is a supplier of low profile aluminum framed conveyors. Offering more than 20 standard conveyor platforms, mk has a solution for nearly every industrial, manufacturing…

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CleanMove Conveyors by mk now BISSC Certified

mk North America announces BISSC certification for many of their CleanMove sanitary stainless steel conveyors. BISSC is the Baking Industry Sanitation Standards Committee; it is wholly owned subsidiary…

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Brother Gearmotors expands U.S. sales force

Brother Gearmotors, a division of Brother International Corporation has hired three new regional sales managers: Brad Brania, William (Bill) Fulton, and Cory Love. The sales managers are responsible…

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ETEL’s DynX Motion Systems available in North America through HEIDENHAIN

HEIDENHAIN now offers ETEL DynX stages in three sizes of direct-driven linear axes, three sizes of direct-driven rotary axes and one high precision ball screw-driven axes for vertical…

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More versions, more power: new maxon motors and gearboxes

New additions to the maxon family of X drive products are even stronger, more efficient and with yet more combination options. Several long versions of brushed DC motors,…

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New EtherCAT slave by maxon increases motor precision, dynamics and synchronization in harsh conditions

maxon motor recently launched the MAXPOS 50/5. This compact EtherCAT slave unveils new possibilities in precision, dynamics and synchronization. It also ensures reliability and durability even under harsh…

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Spectral Decomposition for fast servo control from Delta Tau

Delta Tau now offers a new control method called Spectral Decomposition to improve the productivity of systems that use fast-tool actuators. Spectral Decomposition works with a variety of…

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New brushless DC motor and gearhead by maxon with high rpm, power and both are sterilizable

The new brushless BLDC motor EC 19 has been specially designed for high speeds and features low heat development and extremely quiet and low-vibration running. It has applications…

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maxon’s new high power motor can withstand high temperatures, pressures and deep depths

The new, electronically commutated EC-4pole 32 HD with planetary gearhead motor by maxon precision motors has all the features of its predecessor, the Heavy Duty Motor EC 22…

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Innovation in motion control from Vena Engineering

Watsonville, CA – May 25, 2015 – Vena Engineering Corp, manufacturer of industrial automation and test equipment for 20 years, introduces a sweeping step forward in motion control technology. PiMotion multi-platform, multi-language, secure Ethernet-connected motion controller with integrated linear amplifier will revolutionize motor control. PiMotion offers motion control with innovative attributes: ● True sine wave


What is a gearmotor? Technical Summary

by Miles Budimir, Senior Editor for Design World— Gearmotors are a fairly well-established technology. And recently, there is renewed interest in gearmotors, following a trend in integrated systems…

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Semiconductor trends: new materials, extreme precisionIt’s a truism

by Miles Budimir, Senior Editor, @DW_Motion It’s a truism that we live in the digital age characterized by easy electronic communication, both in our personal and professional lives….

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Machine Tool Trends: more safety and distributed control

by Miles Budimir, Senior Editor, @DW_Motion Machine tools almost naturally keep pace with advances in motion control, because they’re basically highly precise motion control systems involving accurate and…

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New technologies lead to more efficient aircraft

In a time of increased costs and environmental awareness, fuel efficiency is a primary driver of trends in the aerospace industry. One way engineers are achieving greater fuel…

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Brushless DC HPHT motor rugged enough for oil drilling

BEI Kimco Magnetics now sells a rugged brushless DC (BLDC) motor to withstand harsh oil-exploration applications … as well as other severe-environment applications that can’t have failures. Called the DII15-60-200A High Pressure…

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Sercos: 25 years and no slowing down

2015 is an anniversary year for Sercos the industrial automation bus, celebrating 25 years since the founding of Sercos and 10 years since the launch of the first…

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Bishop-Wisecarver provides $2000 in scholarships and support to local Eagle Scouts

Bishop-Wisecarver Group, a WBENC-certified, woman-owned family of companies that offer guidance solutions, contract specialty manufacturing and mechatronic-based engineering services, announced it is providing two $1000 scholarships for Eagle…

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How to Size and Select a Wave Spring: An Engineer’s Guide

Although wave-spring applications abound, there are basic rules to define spring requirements and determine whether a design can use a stock or standard spring or needs a special wave…

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Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) Updates

PTDA Canadian Conference for PT/MC industry Register now for the 14th annual PTDA Canadian Conference, to be held June 4 and 5 at the Four Seasons Vancouver. Participants will…

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Technology Tuesdays: Todd Walker on Trends in Motors and Speed Control

For this week’s Design World Technology Tuesdays Podcast, I spoke with Todd Walker from Oriental Motor USA. We spoke about some trends in motion control including advances in…

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New motor series fulfills IE3 requirements

Two new motor series from Bonfiglioli fulfill IE3 class requirements and are available in the 7.5 to 22kW range. The BX/MX motors fulfill several requirements and environmental norms….

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PCL61x4 series high-performance servo/stepper controller chips from Nippon Pulse

Nippon Pulse has released its newest series of motion controller chips, the PCL61x4 Series. PCL61x4 is a series of two high-performance servo/stepper controller chips: the PCL6114 single-axis chip…

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Explosion-proof encoder is most compact, for oil and gas use

A new flameproof and explosion-proof encoder that meets UL, ATEX, and IECEx standards — Model LP35 from BEI Sensors — is the first hollow-shaft encoder with a 2.01-in. profile that operates directly…

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