Conveyor motor in a drum
The Drum motor from Van Der Graaf, Shelby Township, Mich. is a one-component conveyor drive with the ac-induction motor, gear drive, and all moving parts enclosed in a rugged drum. The motor and gears operate in a sealed oil bath, ensuring proper lubrication. Heat from the motor and gears also gets ...
Review of features on actuators that resist washdown
Aaron Dietrich, Electric Products Manager, Tolomatic Inc., Hamel, Minn. Actuators used where food is processed need smooth edges, special seals, and other features that help keep food safe. Today, automated plants subject to the most-stringent USDA regulations process dairy, meat, and eggs. But even...
Linear Shaft Supports
Sponsored by Ondrives Linear Shaft Supports are widely used in systems that use linear bearings. Most supports are cast and restrict read more
The difference between Cartesian, six-axis, and SCARA robots
Richard Vaughn, Senior Automation Engineer, Mechatronics, Bosch Rexroth Corp., Charlotte, N.C. Robots automate high-volume manufacturing lines as well as small-scale operations. Here's how Cartesian robots compare with the other two types of robots. The use of Cartesian and six-axis robots, as well ...
Servocables: Combining power and feedback while mitigating noise
Markus DannhEim, President Helukabel USA, Elgin, Ill. It's increasingly common for servo machines to use cables that combine power and feedback conductors. It's increasingly common for servo machines to use cables that combine power and feedback conductors. Here's how to get consistent power and fee...
Crash-Free Linear Motion
Sponsored by Rollon When linear bearing systems fail prematurely, the reason almost always involves an overlooked application error. Left unchecked read more
The SPCS Version 2 (SPCS-2) is a high-flow servopneumatic control valve that provides electriclike closed-loop motion control when used with direct feedback pneumatic actuators. read more
Scenes from the Assembly Show 2013
The Assembly Show came to Rosemont, Ill. this week with an emphasis on new manufacturing and production technology. Here are a few of the more interesting displays we noticed at the event. read more
Six keys to more-precise linear motionStories 1 - 10 of 39
Clint Hayes, Manager of Sales, Product Management and Product/Application Engineering, Linear Technologies, Bosch Rexroth Corp., Charlotte, N.?C. Engineers can't neglect mechanical and structural factors that affect control-engineering performance. Here are six keys to precise motion. Armed with eve...