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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.
The EFC 3600 series variable-frequency drives from Bosch Rexroth are suitable for applications including general automation, materials handling, pumps, fans and conveyors.
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Elika gear pumps, available from jbj Techniques, are suitable for applications that require low noise levels.
In 1880, while performing experiments with tourmaline, quartz, topaz, cane sugar and Rochelle salt crystals, Pierre and Jacques Curie discovered that when mechanical stress was applied to a crystal, faint electric charges developed on the surface of that crystal. The prefix ‘piezo’ comes from the Greek piezein, which means to squeeze or press. As a result, piezoelectricity is electrical charge that is produced on certain materials when that material is subjected to an applied mechanical ...
With oil becoming harder to exploit and prices increasing, operations are moving into deeper waters. Active-heave users need to move towards more energy-efficient solutions as subsea activity needs more power to deploy the equipment to reach these hidden depths. Steve Smith, marine and offshore sector manager at Bosch Rexroth, says by innovative system design and integrating accumulators into the active-heave compensation control process, end users could achieve energy savings of up ...
A mechanical structure based on serial stacking of level arm has been designed in order to amplify the ingoing force of the harvester system. The outgoing force is applied on the smart material. The deformation of the mechanical structure is based on flexural pivots using four truncated circular collars. The last amplification is based on the amplified piezoelectric actuator (APA) shell from Cedrat Technologies.