Custom direct drive motors
Applimotion offers direct drive motor systems using frameless motor kits. Motor assemblies can be created using low profile ULT, high output UTH, out-runner UTO motors and newly introduced UTS slotless motor kits.
Applimotion offers direct drive motor systems using frameless motor kits. Driven by customer demand and requests to package frameless motors into unique mechanical assemblies, custom direct drive motors are now available from Applimotion. Motor assemblies can be created using low profile ULT, high output UTH, out-runner UTO motors and newly introduced UTS slotless motor kits. Custom direct drive motors use precision bearings, high resolution encoders, and mechanical attributes based on customer specific needs. High resolution encoders are installed after motor assembly to minimize mechanical runout and producing the highest accuracy.
Motor tutorials at www.controleng.com/videos
Annual Salary Survey
After almost a decade of uncertainty, the confidence of plant floor managers is soaring. Even with a number of challenges and while implementing new technologies, there is a renewed sense of optimism among plant managers about their business and their future.
The respondents to the 2014 Plant Engineering Salary Survey come from throughout the U.S. and serve a variety of industries, but they are uniform in their optimism about manufacturing. This year’s survey found 79% consider manufacturing a secure career. That’s up from 75% in 2013 and significantly higher than the 63% figure when Plant Engineering first started asking that question a decade ago.