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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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Pedrum Kamali, who works within the Radiation Protection Service at Royal Surrey County Hospital, uses a brushless DC motor from maxon.
Bearings are critical components in aviation and defence applications. Nick Dowding, business development manager at super-precision bearings manufacturer Barden, discusses how the design of bearings can be optimised in order to ‘add value over life’ in aircraft actuation systems, auxiliary equipment and instrumentation applications.
For most applications involving a DC or brushless DC motor, it is advisable to use a motor controller. In fact, if you are using a brushless, electrically commutated motor, then you have to use a controller to fire the correct phase winding at the right time. This article from maxon motor explains some of the common reasons why.
Between 70 and 80 per cent of all hydraulic failures, which can lead to machinery failure, can be traced back to contaminated oil, according to drives and controls manufacturer Bosch Rexroth.
Electrical and hydraulic systems need regular check-ups in order to maintain peak operational performance. Paul Hickman, an expert in drive technology at Bosch Rexroth, says that all too often end users neglect to give these vital pieces of equipment the TLC they deserve.