Backgauges are motorized multi-axis reference edges on press brakes and use smart steppers to reduce system complexity and improve the overall design.
Siemens and Roboze announced a strategic partnership aimed at increasing the production opportunities of companies involved in the energy, mobility and aerospace sectors.
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.
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.
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.
MIT researchers have design a heat engine with no moving parts, which could help enable a fully decarbonized power grid in the future.
Determining the source can be more difficult than correcting it.
Best practices and tips for motor management included advice on variable frequency drives (VFDs), motor efficiency, motor standards and more.
A motor condition monitoring system is integral to sustainably maintain energy savings and extending motor life expectancy. A 100-hp motor/load consumes 795,118 kWh of energy in a year at 85% efficiency. At 95%, the same motor uses only 691,579 kWh. That’s $48,411 in annual savings at $0.07 per kWh.
A permanent magnet (PM) motor requires a variable frequency drive (VFD) to operate effectively. See motor comparison table, induction motor vs. PM torque curve, and VFD programming and tuning advice.