Equipment that aids the control of industrial processes subject to continuous changes in position. Includes drives, motors, gears, chains and belts, bearings, actuators, brakes and clutches.
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Cedrat Technologies S.A | Tue, 22 Apr 2014
Miniature brushless DC motors (less than 5gr) offer some challenges both in design and manufacturing. They are used in several mass-volume applications, such as hard-disk drives and gyroscopes and more recently in some unmanned aircraft vehicles (UAVs), where Cedrat is involved. For this last application, the efficiency is of upmost importance. Cedrat has used its Flux software to optimise the brushless motor design.
Aerotech | Tue, 22 Apr 2014
Aerotech’s engineering reference guide serves as a valuable resource for all Aerotech motion and positioning control components and systems. Section 12 focuses on electrostatic discharge protection.
Igus | Tue, 22 Apr 2014
The E-Spool from Igus has been designed to guide multiple cables within confined spaces. The product is suitable for a number of fields of application, including process cranes, mobile crane trucks, sorting plants or stage applications. The E-Spool is an alternative to the classic cable drum, accommodating power, data, air and media together in one system.
Linak | Thu, 17 Apr 2014
The LA27 single actuator from Linak for the TD3 motor is intended for use in comfort beds where extra functions like neck rest and/or knee bend is requested.
Igus Dry-Tech sample kit helps engineers find the right bearing material for their application download
Igus | Wed, 16 Apr 2014
The Dry-Tech box from Igus is a sample kit designed to help engineers find the right bearing material for their application. It includes a complete array of Iglidur bearing materials suitable for a variety of applications; for example, Iglidur H for corrosive environments and blue-coloured, FDA-approved Iglidur A350 for the food industry.
Dixon Group Europe | Mon, 14 Apr 2014
This catalogue from Dixon presents the company’s 2012 range of engineered products, which include seat valves, butterfly valves, and rack-and-pinion actuators.
Aerotech | Mon, 14 Apr 2014
Aerotech’s engineering reference guide serves as a valuable resource for all Aerotech motion and positioning control components and systems. Section nine focuses on laser interferometer implementation. Laser interferometers represent the ultimate feedback device for high-precision motion control application. The combination of high resolution and outstanding accuracy has made it the ideal transducer for wafer steppers, flat panel inspection, and high-accuracy laser micromachining.
Cedrat Technologies S.A | Mon, 14 Apr 2014
MRF actuators are new electromechanical components using magneto rheological fluids (MRF). When submitted to a high enough magnetic field, MRF switch from a liquid to a near-solid body. New MRF actuators were developed in order to reach three aims: to offer a blocking force at rest, which can be strongly reduced by applying a current, to provide an electrically controllable resistive force over a stroke of 30mm, to perform the control of the force in a very short time.
Hepcomotion | Fri, 11 Apr 2014
Robotronic focuses on individual automation solutions. For the specialist’s self-developed robot cell MRT (modular robot technology), a feeding system for the pharmaceutical packaging industry, it chose Hepcomotion’s dynamic track systems (DTS2), which together with Robotronic’s modular design provided a solution that was ready for serial production.
Application note: shaking, fatigue testing and fretting with amplified piezoelectric actuators download
Cedrat Technologies S.A | Tue, 8 Apr 2014
Amplified piezoelectric actuator (APA) technology integrates an amplification mechanism that offers much larger strokes than conventional piezoelectric actuators.
DSP Robotics video article
Matlock , UK
DSP Robotics are the manufacturers of the ‘Flowstone’ computer programming language for engineering and education.
SMAC Moving Coil Actuators video download article
SMAC manufactures precision programmable electric actuators based on moving coil technology. These actuators are unique in that force, position ...