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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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The Dry-Tech box from Igus is a sample kit designed to help engineers find the right bearing material for their application. It includes a complete array of Iglidur bearing materials suitable for a variety of applications; for example, Iglidur H for corrosive environments and blue-coloured, FDA-approved Iglidur A350 for the food industry.
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The LA27 single actuator from Linak for the TD3 motor is intended for use in comfort beds where extra functions like neck rest and/or knee bend is requested.
Aerotech’s engineering reference guide serves as a valuable resource for all Aerotech motion and positioning control components and systems. Section nine focuses on laser interferometer implementation. Laser interferometers represent the ultimate feedback device for high-precision motion control application. The combination of high resolution and outstanding accuracy has made it the ideal transducer for wafer steppers, flat panel inspection, and high-accuracy laser micromachining.
MRF actuators are new electromechanical components using magneto rheological fluids (MRF). When submitted to a high enough magnetic field, MRF switch from a liquid to a near-solid body. New MRF actuators were developed in order to reach three aims: to offer a blocking force at rest, which can be strongly reduced by applying a current, to provide an electrically controllable resistive force over a stroke of 30mm, to perform the control of the force in a very short time.
In this white paper from Cedrat Technologies, a design of a single-phase step micro motor is presented. The rotor has been optimised to induce the greatest magnetic energy using film permanent magnets. A special study has been performed to select the most advantageous magnetisation direction and the structure has been chosen taking into account micro technologies characteristics and the present know-how available for realisation of prototypes. A scale-two prototype has already been ...
Aerotech’s engineering reference guide serves as a valuable resource for all Aerotech motion and positioning control components and systems. Section eight focuses on computing maximum data rate.
Future aeronautics will more often use electrical actuators in place of hydraulic actuators. Existing amplified piezo actuators (APA) with steel shell, which deliver among the highest mass energy densities, 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. High-modulus and high-tensile-strength carbon-fibre ...
This white paper from Cedrat Technologies introduces a new concept of a versatile piezo motor driven at ultrasonic frequency, and it elaborates on a number of space-related issues such as the compatibility with the relevant mechanical and thermal environment. Furthermore, the possible implementation in different space mechanisms is discussed, with specific focus on miniaturised equipment as needed for small satellites.
Aerotech’s engineering reference guide serves as a valuable resource for all Aerotech motion and positioning control components and systems. Section seven focuses on computing resolution.
In this study from Cedrat Technologies, a characterisation of hysteresis in a piezoceramic stack actuator similar to that employed in an actively controlled flap (ACF) system is performed to assess the effects of hysteresis on system performance. The effect of unmodelled actuation hysteresis may significantly reduce vibration and noise reduction capabilities. A hysteresis model based on the classical Preisach model has been developed from experimental data. The model displays good agreement ...