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 | Fri, 27 Feb 2015
Linear bearing specialist igus has introduced the drylin W hybrid linear system, which is claimed to combine the advantages of tribopolymer plain and roller bearings to deliver a self-lubricating, maintenance-free system featuring low driving forces with almost silent operation. Typical sliding applications include those found on machine guard doors, camera systems, control panels, theatre lifts, stages and lighting rigs.
Igus | Thu, 26 Feb 2015
Allowing for lateral offset at the moving end, the floating tow arm (FTA) from moving energy specialist igus ensures the smooth running of energy chains in a guide trough by floating from side to side to compensate for misalignment in the system.
Cedrat Technologies S.A | Wed, 25 Feb 2015
Stepping piezoelectric actuators based on the stick-slip effect inherently make use of a friction contact between stator and rotor. This contact defines the actuator’s performance but is prone to wear and tear. For broad use, the actuator has to be able to perform around one million strokes. To assess the actuator’s performance in terms of force, speed, mechanical output, electrical input and long-term stability under different load and environmental conditions, as well as different ...
Mouser Electronics | Wed, 25 Feb 2015
Mouser Electronics has launched its new Robotics Technology site. The site provides developers with the resources they need to learn about the latest advances in robotics technologies and the newest components from Mouser Electronics for building robotics systems.
Cedrat Technologies S.A | Mon, 23 Feb 2015
According to Cedrat Technologies, future aeronautics are more likely to use electric actuators than hydraulic actuators. Existing amplified piezo actuators (APAs) with steel shells are good candidates. Lighter carbon shells are being developed to further increase their efficiency. For helicopter rotor blade applications this evolution is almost unavoidable, but it is also very interesting for other domains.
Igus | Fri, 20 Feb 2015
Energy chain specialist igus UK has redesigned many features of its E6 series of fast, quiet, low-vibration chains. The second-generation E6.1 is up to 37 per cent lighter, even quieter than its predecessor, easier to assemble and makes new solutions possible.
Rud Chains | Fri, 20 Feb 2015
This brochure focuses on Omega Drive, a drive concept that still ‘purrs’ along reliably when rack-and-pinion drives, spindle drives or roller chains have long given up.
Igus | Fri, 20 Feb 2015
Light polymer plain bearings from igus are used to handle severe stresses at the dropouts of the rear suspension of the Contrail MGN bike.
Cedrat Technologies S.A | Fri, 20 Feb 2015
Developed in collaboration with Florent Capriani from EMBL, the FPS200M is made of two amplified piezo actuators (APA200Ms) facing each other with a special optical head.
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 ...