Power Electric launches gear offerings

Power Electric now offers gearing products to its gear product offerings. Custom gears are manufactured to application requirements at competitive prices. Gear types include spiral bevel gears, spur gears,…

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Turck’s ARGEE technology turns I/O devices into field logic controllers (FLCs) for flexible, cost-effective control

Engineers, OEMs, and integrators have struggled for years to balance the cost of PLCs with their I/O needs, and Turck’s new ARGEE technology solves this challenge. ARGEE empowers…

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FAQ: What’s the difference between field oriented control and sinusoidal commutation?

Brushless AC (BLAC) motors are driven with sinusoidal AC currents, and due to skewed magnets and sinusoidally distributed windings in their stators, they also produce sinusoidal back EMF….

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New benchmark in absolute HeavyDuty encoders

Baumer further expands their unparalleled portfolio of HeavyDuty encoders. The new absolute encoder series HMG 10 and PMG 10 are specifically designed to address application needs in the…

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OMD18 stepper motor drive and controller mounts easily

The OMD18 is an integrated stepper motor drive and motion controller in one.  Through a simple RS485 communications interface the engineer can control a stepper motor with exceptional control and…

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Beckhoff debuts EtherCAT Plug-in I/O modules with compact drive technology

EJ-series EtherCAT plug-in I/O modules provide an efficient wiring solution for machines built in large and medium-sized production runs. With new EJ7xxx motion modules, space-saving compact drive technology…

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Catching up with Frank Blase, CEO of igus

I had the opportunity to chat with the worldwide CEO of igus, Frank Blase, while at the Hannover Fair in Germany last month, and as usual, Blase was…

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FAQ: What’s the difference between contouring and point-to-point motion?

The purpose of motion control is to move an axis, or multiple axes, to a specified position or through a predefined path. For the first case, some form of…

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Build more prototypes fast with expanded VCA developer’s kit

BEI Kimco has recently improved its Voice Coil Actuator (VCA) Developer’s Kit to include three new actuator sizes with greater force and stroke capabilities to provide a broader…

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Beckhoff Azure™ certified I/O modules provide direct connectivity to Microsoft cloud

The new EK9160 IoT Bus Coupler from Beckhoff connects EtherCAT I/O with the Microsoft Azure cloud directly and without the need for a specific control program. The coupler…

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Build prototypes fast with Voice Coil Actuator (VCA) Developer’s Kit

BEI Kimco has recently improved its Voice Coil Actuator (VCA) Developer’s Kit to include three new actuator sizes with greater force and stroke capabilities to provide a broader diversity in…

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TSM11: Most compact StepSERVO Integrated Motors yet

The successful line of StepSERVO closed loop integrated motors continues to expand with the addition of three NEMA 11 frame models. The TSM11 StepSERVO integrated motors offer the same…

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ABB announcements at Hannover Messe spotlight IoT, remote monitoring

Several announcements from ABB at this week’s Hannover Messe industrial trade fair in Hannover, Germany showcase the future of IoT, connectivity and remote monitoring. Two announcements in particular…

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Motion Industries announces agreement to acquire Colmar Belting Co.

Effective April 26, Motion Industries, Inc. has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Colmar Belting Company. The closing of the transaction is expected to occur May 1,…

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Precise high-speed torque transducers in a compact flange design for rotational speeds up to 45,000 rpm

HBM Inc. now sells new compact T40HS torque transducers from HBM Test and Measurement. The torque transducer is intended for measuring torque at high rotational speeds, offers high stiffness, is made…

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Wearable electronics could make use of open-source microprocessors

by Leland Teschler, Executive Editor Scientists at ETH Zurich and the University of Bologna have open-sourced the design of one of their microprocessor systems. The arithmetic instructions that…

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PI motion controller integrates multiple drive technologies in one unit

PI (Physik Instrumente) has released a new motion controller system, the C-885 PIMotionMaster, that lets users integrate different drive technologies from traditional servo and stepper motors to highly…

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Delivering reliable IoT

by Jason Tollefson, Ian Saturley, USB and Networking Group, Microchip Technology Here’s a simple explanation of how to build a hard-wired IoT network that doesn’t get clogged by…

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PTDA welcomes five new members

The Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA), the leading association for the industrial power transmission/motion control (PT/MC) distribution channel, recently welcomed five new member companies. Distributor Member Central de…

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FAQ: What are the different ways that industry classifies servo motors?

A servo system is one in which the system’s error (in position, speed, or torque) is corrected through the use of a feedback device that compares the system’s…

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KB Electronics case study: Custom ac drive for new boat lift

Now, a new custom ac drive is helping make a boat lift work faster and survive longer. A boat lift for residential use essentially takes a boat up…

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Efficiency and reliability with NORD overhead conveyors

All NORD products offer heavy-duty construction and high quality precision machined components, and NORD’s overhead conveyors are no exception. With 95% efficiency and minimal maintenance requirements, the SK9055…

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Updated: Trends in electric motors Part V — Research laboratories drive technology convergence

A major technology trend in electric motors today is that of big science, according to Rick Halstead, president at Empire Magnetics. His company makes hybrid permanent-magnet step and…

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Hollow-shaft encoder with a whopping four-in. hollow bore

Industrial Encoder Corp. now offers its biggest bore hollow-shaft encoder yet. The IH150 series encoder is for the most demanding of applications … … and is available with a…

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Ultra-compact programmable motion controllers from Schneider Electric

Schneider Electric’s new Lexium Motion Modules (LMM) are ultra-compact, programmable motion controllers. LMM delivers many features of Lexium MDrive integrated motors, but in an extremely compact size. Lexium…

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