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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Igus | Mon, 28 Jul 2014
Ontex Mayen is using a variety of Drylin linear bearings from Igus to provide the flexibility it requires on its nappy production lines. The bearings are designed to operate in rough and dirty conditions, working 24 hours a day, 365 days per year.
Technical article: compact and efficient piezo actuation chain for aeronautical applications download
Cedrat Technologies S.A | Mon, 28 Jul 2014
Many past and ongoing studies are focusing on the use of piezo-actuators for aeronautical applications. One of the trendiest topics is the use of such devices for active flow control in aircraft in order to reduce fuel consumption and noise. However, the implementation of such systems in aircraft suffers a lack of maturity with respect to aeronautical constraints, which are high efficiency, compactness and light weight.
Igus | Thu, 24 Jul 2014
Igus is offering the E-spool, which has been designed as an alternative to cable reels and zigzag systems. It allows different media types to run together with no breaks at all through the system.
Curtiss-Wright Industrial Group | Wed, 23 Jul 2014
Cardiff University’s Cardiff Racing Formula Student team is using Sigmadrive motor controllers from PG Drives Technology in its first electric-powered Formula Student vehicle. Curtis-Wright’s Industrial division supplied the technology via Lynch Motor Company.
Igus | Tue, 22 Jul 2014
Igus has developed its e-rover to supply rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes with both electrical power and data. This allows the RTG to switch from diesel power to electrical power, saving thousands of pounds per year in diesel costs.
Igus | Mon, 21 Jul 2014
Igus is offering its E2/000 energy chain series, which provides more than 50m of travel without a guide trough, thanks to the ’Auto-Glide’ version: a cost-saving type that eliminates the need for guide troughs.
Cedrat Technologies S.A | Mon, 21 Jul 2014
This paper details a test bench design and the results obtained with CNES on two-piezo ceramics stacks from two distinct suppliers. Integration into dedicated cryo actuators is also proposed as well as the associated cryo performances. The use of such cryo-compatible actuators is detailed in a fine steering tip-tilt mechanism designed to reach very high resolution and stability for the ESA EChO space mission.
LC Automation | Fri, 18 Jul 2014
LC Automation has launched its product catalogue for 2014–15. In this third edition, the company provides product details, buyer guides and more.
Igus | Fri, 18 Jul 2014
Igus’s RX plastic energy tube, which is almost 100 per cent chip-proof, was awarded the IF Product Design Award in 2010. Closed plastic energy tubes from Igus can be used in all areas where chips occur, with dust, dirt, oil, humidity, heat and cold having no effect on them.
Cedrat Technologies S.A | Thu, 17 Jul 2014
In this article, Cedrat Technologies presents the moving iron controllable actuator (MICA) and its characteristics under closed-loop control operations. MICA is a magnetic actuator with a high-density force, a low-mass moving part and the capability to inverse the force with the inversion of the current. The guiding is made of blades and thus avoids friction that would introduce hysteresis.
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 ...