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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.

Case study: Royal Surrey County Hospital's Pedrum Kamali chooses maxon DC motor downloadweblink

maxon motorMon, 13 Jul 2015

Pedrum Kamali, who works within the Radiation Protection Service at Royal Surrey County Hospital, uses a brushless DC motor from maxon. 

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Whole-life costs versus price reduction over time

Technical article: design of bearings to add value in aerospace applications downloadweblink

BardenThu, 9 Jul 2015

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. 


Technical article: why use a DC motor controller? downloadweblink

maxon motorThu, 2 Jul 2015

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.

'Oil contamination identified as a major cause of machinery failure'

Technical article: oil contamination identified as a major cause of machinery failure download

Bosch RexrothMon, 15 Jun 2015

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.

Hydraulic motor showing damaged internal parts, as a result of poor maintenance and contamination

Technical feature: give your hydraulic and electrical systems a health check downloadweblink

Bosch RexrothMon, 8 Jun 2015

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.