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
Igus | Fri, 28 Nov 2014
igus has announced that it has been awarded three iF design awards for its product designs. The iF Industrie Forum Design eV association awarded igus for its energy tube R4.1 light, drylin SLT linear axis and the readychain rack products for their combinations of form and function.
maxon motor | Wed, 26 Nov 2014
maxon motor has made new additions to its series of X drive products. Several long versions of brushed DC motors, with higher torques and more power, are being added to the product range, together with matching planetary gearheads. Each of the three-stage versions can now be combined with the next smaller motor. This saves space, weight and costs.
maxon motor | Wed, 26 Nov 2014
Are brushless motors just a technology fad or can they be of real benefit to design engineers? Brushless DC motors are more popular than brushed motors at the moment but, according to this article from maxon motor, the fundamental question when choosing a motor is: ‘What does it need to do?’
Igus | Wed, 26 Nov 2014
igus has developed robolink, a multi-axis joint for humanoid robots and lightweight automation applications. A complete modular system, robolink is suitable for use where masses are to be kept as low as possible.
Igus | Tue, 25 Nov 2014
Energy chain specialist igus has launched ‘readychain speed’ — a pre-harnessed energy chain system that is ready to fit directly onto a machine without the need for specialist tools.
Aerotech | Mon, 24 Nov 2014
The A3200 is an ideal solution for both complex and standard motion-centric machine control.
Aerotech | Fri, 21 Nov 2014
Today’s machine builders confront a new era of risks, as globalisation increases competition and the internet rapidly disseminates information about products and markets. The highest priority for designers of performance-driven machinery is to reduce the various risks confronted across the machine design, development and maintenance lifecycle.
ERIKS Flow Technology | Thu, 20 Nov 2014
Choosing ERIKS to supply your new gearbox — or to maintain or repair an existing gearbox — can offer real savings.
Cedrat Technologies S.A | Thu, 20 Nov 2014
This paper from Cedrat Technologies is devoted to the presentation of adaptive impact absorbers applied as aircraft landing gears. The presented work discusses a possibility of utilisation of active dampers based on piezo-actuators and magnetorheological fluids (MRF) as the actuator for the proposed system. Control issues of an impact absorption system are widely presented.
Igus | Wed, 19 Nov 2014
igus has retrofitted a car’s conventional bearings with iglidur plain bearings and circumnavigated the globe to demonstrate the durable and robust nature of iglidur materials in harsh environments, from dirt tracks to wet and humid locations.
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 ...