Motor and gearbox
The Smart Gear g350 is a compact mechatronic drive unit combining a gearbox, motor, electronics and software and blends the motor and gearbox elements, so the gear ratio slips far into the motor housing.
The Smart Gear g350 is a compact mechatronic drive unit combining a gearbox, motor, electronics and software. The g350 unit blends the motor and gearbox elements, so the gear ratio slips far into the motor housing. The integrated electronics and software make it possible for a fixed motor speed to be easily adapted via a user-friendly app for any NFC-enabled smartphone. At the same torque, speeds ranging from 42 rpm to 216 rpm can be freely selected at the g350 gearbox output, resulting in a drastically reduced number of variations. This reduction then affords cost savings because fewer in-stock components and less engineering efforts are needed. Additionally, the g350 features integrated ramp functions and brake control options to ensure that conveyed goods are transported smoothly and safely without jerking motions that can damage materials and increase wear and tear on machine components.
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Annual Salary Survey
Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey