AutomationDirect adds helical gearboxes to IronHorse line

AutomationDirect’s IronHorse line of motor products now includes helical gearboxes which provide quiet startup and smooth operation in applications such as conveyors, packaging machines, rotary tables, and more….

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ICP to reach thousands of young people

Industrial Careers Pathway (ICP) made itself known to an estimated 2,000 young participants at the 22nd annual Skill/ Compétences Canada on June 6-7, 2016, in Moncton, New Brunswick,…

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FAQ: What are efficiency requirements for continuous vs. intermittent duty gearmotors?

In accordance with recent changes in motor efficiency laws, it’s now mandatory that continuous duty motors for integral gearmotors be Premium Efficient. It’s important to recognize that this…

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ABB opens new Drives-Motors Testing Laboratory

ABB’s new customer drives test laboratory has been established to enable customers to evaluate the capability of their own motors when operating in combination with the new generation…

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Nidec expands variable speed capabilities with U.S. MOTORS

As it continues to expand its variable speed capabilities in order to provide true system solutions, Nidec Motor Corporation (NMC) is launching U.S. MOTORS brand Hybrid Drives for…

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New Lenze g500 series servo adaptor proves less means more

A global leader and manufacturer of electrical and mechanical drives, motion control and automation technologies, Lenze Americas recently released a servo adaptor for its g500 gearbox series. The…

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Moog Animatics releases new product catalog

Moog Animatics, a division of Moog Inc., has announced the release of its 2016 Product Catalog. This new catalog illustrates the increasing breadth and depth of the Moog…

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Bison Gear’s Ron Bullock Dead at 73

It is with great sadness that Bison Gear announces the passing of Owner, Chairman, mentor and friend, Ronald D. Bullock. Ron’s life not only impacted everyone he directly…

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FactoryTalk AssetCentre Software Simplifies Life-Cycle Management, Automates Asset Discovery

Manufacturers and industrial producers are gaining insight into their operations through connected technology. Now, they have a single tool for managing automation assets. FactoryTalk AssetCentre v7.0 software from…

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New spherical ultrasonic piezo transducers designed for 360º applications

As a leader in piezo transducers, piezo mechanisms, and precision motion control solutions, Physik Instrumente offers a line of standard and custom electro-ceramic hemispheres and hollow spheres for…

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FAQ: What are servo motor current, velocity and position loops and bandwidths?

Servo motors operate in a closed-loop system, which includes a feedback device, a drive (amplifier), and a controller. The controller uses output from the feedback device to compare…

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Engineer Biren Patel exposes why the industry needs new positioning controllers

In a recent interview, we had the chance to chat with Biren Patel, motion control engineering manager at maxon motor, about the company’s new EPOS4 next-generation positioning controllers….

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Heavy duty oil rig robot takes top prize

The project from Norwegian company Robotic Drilling Systems has been awarded the most creative Energy Chain application system in biennial awards. Every two years, igus presents its “vector…

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Self-protected combination motor controllers from Sprecher + Schuh

The new Series KTV7 Multi-Motor Controllers are the newest addition to Sprecher + Schuh’s KT7 family of motor controllers. The KTV7 series of self-protected combination motor controllers are…

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Wynright Corporation Support ROBOTICA 2016

Top engineers from Wynright Corporation, the leading provider of intelligent material handling solutions for manufacturing, warehousing and distribution, will be sitting on panels at the AVUSI New England’s…

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New Rotary Stage Collet Closer Handles Cylindrical Goods With Ease

Bell-Everman Inc. has developed a compact, air-driven collet closer that can precisely secure cylindrical goods in the company’s rotary stages. The collet closer solves a common workholding problem…

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Meeting the Motion Needs of Flexible Automation – Transcript

This is the unedited transcript for webinar: Meeting the Motion Needs of Flexible Automation. Click here to watch the webinar on demand.  Miles: Hello everybody. Thanks for joining us…

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Bishop-Wisecarver Group announces most creative award winners

Bishop-Wisecarver Group, a WBENC-certified, woman owned family of companies that offer guidance solutions, contract specialty manufacturing and mechatronic-based engineering services, recently announced the Most Creative Award winners from…

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Ultra-efficient motors for low-speed direct-drive applications from NovaTorque

NovaTorque has introduced 600 rpm versions of its PremiumPlus+® Electronically Commutated Permanent Magnet (ECPM) Motors. The new 600-rpm versions are currently available from 0.75 to 3 hp, with…

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Harmonic Drive LLC introduces harmonic planetary gearheads

Harmonic Drive LLC, a leader in high precision motion control adds Harmonic Planetary HPG gearheads with helical gearing and low reduction ratios to its current planetary gearhead lineup….

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DriveLine actuators for positioning that’s legal and compact

DriveLine actuators from SIKO GmbH are particularly well suited to optimizing processing and setup times thanks to their special power and control electronics, absolute sensor and integrated position…

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PTDA’s 2016 Cross Industry Compensation Survey Report provides benchmark on distributor compensation and benefits packages

The 2016 Cross-Industry Compensation Survey Report co-sponsored by the Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) and conducted by the Profit Planning Group assists distribution business owners by providing a benchmark of the…

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POSITAL rotary encoders for safety critical systems

POSITAL has expanded its family of IXARC absolute rotary encoders to include models explicitly designed for use in safety critical motion control systems. The new encoders feature redundant…

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FAQ: When to pick a pre-engineered gearmotor and when to design your own?

Gearmotors are available in a variety of styles, packages, and options. There are two standard methods for picking a gearmotor. One is simply selecting a pre-engineered unit and…

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Compact, precision ring drive system from Nexen

Nexen Group, Inc. introduces the Compact Ring Drive (CRD) system with a precision grade bearing and drive mechanism in a sealed housing. Freely programmable, the three-drive design configurations…

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