Motors, Drives

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Motors, Drives November 9, 2022

Your questions answered: The impact of power quality events on motor driven equipment

What power quality events are, how they happen, and what to do

By Plant Engineering
motion control
Motors, Drives September 1, 2022

Market opportunities emerging in motion control market

Our last insight into the motion control sector looked at prospects for overall market growth up to 2026. We commented on the breadth of the market for the technology owing to its universal applicability.

By Tim Dawson
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Motors, Drives August 31, 2022

Acquisitions reveal motor supplier strategies

The top three suppliers of low voltage ac motors made waves in the motor and drives space with a string of acquisition announcements in early August. First, WEG announced its acquisition of Gefran’s motion control business.

By Blake Griffin
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Motors, Drives August 21, 2022

About engines and motors

The present and future for a most ubiquitous of technologies

By Kevin Parker
Figure 2: STXI Motion is a global designer and supplier of motion control and servo solutions. Recently, the company’s stepIM integrated stepper motors powered by Servotronix closed-loop servo drive were specified into a new series of sheet-metal-bending press brakes from Cincinnati Inc. To reduce design costs and maintain quick and precise positioning of backgauges before each metal-forming cycle, CI chose STXI Motion’s stepIM integrated stepper motors. Courtesy: STXI Motion
Motors, Drives August 5, 2022

Integrated stepper motors trim accurate metal forming costs

Backgauges are motorized multi-axis reference edges on press brakes and use smart steppers to reduce system complexity and improve the overall design.

By Yosi Balbul
Siemens has chosen to implement the Roboze ARGO 500 industrial 3D printer in its Charlotte Advanced Technology Collaboration Hub (CATCH) that further industrializes additive manufacturing in the US. Courtesy: Siemens
Motors, Drives June 26, 2022

Strategic partnership announced for additive manufacturing production

Siemens and Roboze announced a strategic partnership aimed at increasing the production opportunities of companies involved in the energy, mobility and aerospace sectors.

By Siemens Industry, Inc.
Courtesy: Siemens
Motors, Drives June 25, 2022

Strengthening metal additive manufacturing capabilities

Siemens has launched a collaboration effort with Xerox Elem Additive Solutions, which is aimed at strengthening the metal additive manufacturing (AM) capabilities of both businesses.

By Siemens Industry, Inc.
Courtesy: Yaskawa America Inc.
Motors, Drives June 16, 2022

Direct-drive servo tutorial, application update

Solving low speed rotary servo applications with direct-drive motors avoids hidden initial costs, while saving money over the life of the machine. Example shows $73,000 annual savings on a widget-making machine.

By Matt Pelletier
Courtesy: Yaskawa
Motors, Drives June 16, 2022

Questions answered to demystify servo sizing

Extra questions about servomotor sizing are answered here, from a May 17 webcast, archived for a year. More help includes related services and software, more servomotor sizing errors and information needed for servomotor sizing.

By Sixto Moralez
Motors, Drives April 22, 2022

Heat engine with no moving parts designed

MIT researchers have design a heat engine with no moving parts, which could help enable a fully decarbonized power grid in the future.

By Jennifer Chu