Mechanical - Motors, Drives
Physik Instrumente's (PI) P-620.1 to P-629.1 linear piezo positioners consist of 60 stages available in a wide variety of travel ranges and are designed for nano-biotechnology, metrology, and photonics applications.
Inside Machines, hydraulic control: Verifying load parameters when testing mobile cranes is important to verify quality, which matters for functionality and safety. New testing systems included installing new proportional servo...
The MCMA reports that global shipments for motion control products increased by five percent to $2.4 billion in the first nine months of 2016, which makes up for the contraction the industry had in 2015.
Stories in the December issue of AppliedAutomation focus on risks associated with cybersecurity, real-time process optimization, and motion control features that compare drive-based and controller-based automation.
End users desire speed and/or torque control procure and install VFDs to modify existing applications where a standard-induction motor is in place. There are a few areas of concern involving misapplication of a standard induction...
US Digital has added 400 and 500 cycles per revolution (CPR) resolutions to its existing E4T line of miniature optical encoders, which are designed for robotics, medical and other industrial automation applications.