Servomotor line with field-replacable encoders
Siemens' Generation II Simotics 1FK7 servomotors feature seven shaft heights and a power connection as well as three inertia versions for a variety of applications.
Siemens' Generation II Simotics 1FK7 servomotors are configured to suit a wide variety of applications. The motors feature seven shaft heights, Quick-Connect power connector, and high-accuracy 20- and 24-bit field replaceable encoders in 10 styles, all combined with a four-week lead time. The Generation II servomotor offers three inertia versions: standard, high-dynamic for rapid acceleration jobs, and high-inertia for smooth running. These motors are designed for operation without external cooling, and the heat is dissipated through the motor surface. With 10 styles of field-replaceable encoders, the 1FK7 Generation II servomotors provide easy maintenance in the field, with reduced downtime and operating cost savings. In addition, there is no need for battery backup on the absolute encoders. Generation II Simotics 1FK7 servomotors provide users with 3x overload, 2.5% torque ripple, and cross profiling for easier mounting.
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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.