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.
Product & Service Resources
Rud Chains | Thu, 18 Dec 2014
RUD Chains manufactures a range of lifting and lashing applications that guarantee ultimate safety when lifting and moving heavy loads. The company offers more than 500 different tested and certified lifting/lashing points for bolting and welding, many of which have become increasingly popular across the offshore industry due to their heavy lift capabilities of up to 200 tonnes and their robust resistance to corrosion.
Cedrat Technologies S.A | Wed, 17 Dec 2014
The amplified piezoelectric actuator (APA) integrating a mechanical amplifier can be interesting where the efficiency of the standard actuators is poor. In this paper from Cedrat Technologies, the electrical harvesting characteristics of the APA in a proof mass configuration is studied.
maxon motor | Wed, 17 Dec 2014
maxon motor has announced that the EPOS2 motion controllers for brushed and brushless DC motors now support CANopen interfaces Kvaser and NI-XNET, in addition to the existing NI, IXXAT and Vector.
Igus | Wed, 17 Dec 2014
Designed for axial movement, the drylin linear module’s leadscrew from igus should have a clearance between it and the nut — this ensures reliability and quiet operation.
JBJ Techniques | Tue, 16 Dec 2014
JBJ Techniques provides guidance on selecting the correct engine-mounted ‘BD’ clutch or freestanding ‘BDS’ clutch.
Rud Chains | Fri, 12 Dec 2014
The I-Sock from RUD Chains is a safety product that the company says offers exceptional footing and traction on slippery and icy surfaces.
Igus | Wed, 10 Dec 2014
igus’s iglidur g bearings have been used in the NOAH (Normally Operated Articulated Hybrid) suspension system, designed by handmade bicycle specialist COFA Engineering.
Cedrat Technologies S.A | Tue, 9 Dec 2014
Since many years the field of active controls of vibration is growing up and a lot of new applications using smart actuators are developed. In the following study, these concepts are adapted and applied on a general structure of ski to damp the large modes of vibrations keeping the robustness of the control and the static loads during the ride.
Cedrat Technologies S.A | Fri, 5 Dec 2014
Actuators in space are broadly used to operate satellites’ platform and payload devices. Despite their common utilisation, actuators still represent critical subsystems as their failure might often lead to severe effects on the spacecraft operations. Environmental conditions to which actuators are exposed in space are generally not favourable: operating temperature ranges and deep vacuum are certainly the most critical ones.
Cedrat | Fri, 5 Dec 2014
With the ever-increasing pressures on electric motor manufacturers to develop smaller and more efficient electric motors, there is a trend to carry out more thermal analysis in parallel with traditional electromagnetic design. It has been found that attention to the thermal design can be rewarded by major improvements in the overall performance. This paper from Cedrat reviews some of these difficult issues.
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 ...