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An innovative architecture can boost performance by minimizing the number of winding turns that are not actively doing work.... (View Full Article)
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In today's world of motion control, system designers and application engineers look for the highest performance and efficiency from the smallest, most rugged, and least costly servomotors possible.... (View Full Article)
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Operating the complex equipment deployed in modern mines requires judgement and skills that only can be acquired by an enormous amount of hands-on experience. Accumulating that experience in an actual... (View Full Article)
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In machine and industrial systems design, there are numerous areas in which design engineers have to make a decision about whether to use pneumatic or electro-mechanical devices. In this "Design... (View Full Article)
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If you've seen a Hollywood spy/thriller film in the past few years, you've undoubtedly witnessed a few vehicle security barriers in action. These barriers quickly rise out of the ground in the event... (View Full Article)
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Balancing tight cost constraints, addressing program viability questions, and dealing with severe environmental variables puts military vehicle designers in a constant search for measureable,... (View Full Article)
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According to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) 63-65% of a typical manufacturing plant's monthly electric bill goes to pay for all the electricity consumed by the electric motors operating in the... (View Full Article)
(Molding Services)
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Whether for vacuum cleaners, hearing aids, or blood filters, engineers who design the tool systems for injection molded plastic parts face challenges familiar to everyone: "How fast; how accurate; how... (View Full Article)
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Purchase and assembly of multiple components are rendered unnecessary because this actuator combines servo motor and planetary roller screw in one compact unit.... (View Full Article)
(Linear Actuators)
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GSX linear actuators from Exlar Corp., Chanhassen, Minn., are available with CSA Class I, Division 2, Groups A, B, C and D certification. This means they can be used in places near flammable gases and... (View Full Article)
(Linear Actuators)
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Among the most vital material handling systems in use today are those that handle weaponry for the armed forces. Case in point: In Cincinnati, Ohio, Federal Equipment Co. is manufacturing 11... (View Full Article)
(Drive Components)
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More Engineers Find It Challenging to Integrate Mechanical With Electronic... (View Full Article)
(Linear Actuators)
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Delivering an efficient, clean, and cost-effective motion control solution in medical applications.... (View Full Article)
(Motors)
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Operating the complex equipment deployed in modern mines requires judgement and skills that only can be acquired by an enormous amount of hands-on experience. Accumulating that experience in an actual... (View Full Article)
(Linear Actuators)
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ntegrated actuators incorporating more advanced controls and broader network connectivity options are finding their niche in applications where the simplicity of an all-in-one, actuator-motor-control... (View Full Article)
(Motors)
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Thermal efficiency, defined as the motor's power output for a given temperature rise, is an important factor in brushless motor performance. A more thermally efficient motor not only wastes less input... (View Full Article)
(Motors)
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In the first installment of this series, "Calculating a practical hotspot safety margin", we discussed how two-parameter thermal models assume that the entire motor, including windings, exhibits one... (View Full Article)
(Drive Components)
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High-performance motion control demands compact and economical servomotors. Fortunately, because most servo applications only intermittently demand maximum continuous-torque motor output, a smaller... (View Full Article)
(Linear Actuators)
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The choice of hydraulic/pneumatic or mechanical actuators always depends on the application, but if application factors are equal, the roller screw actuator has some advantages.... (View Full Article)
(Drive Components)
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Operating the complex equipment deployed in modern mines requires judgement and skills that only can be acquired by an enormous amount of hands-on experience. Accumulating that experience in an actual... (View Full Article)
(Linear Actuators)
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Technological advances and changes in environmental, safety, and ergonomic requirements have increased motion control options and their capabilities.... (View Full Article)
(Drive Components)
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A single-piece machined PEEK cooling jacket replaces a two-part polycarbonate component in a high-energy neutron-beam source.... (View Full Article)
(Motors)
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Segmented lamination stator technology delivers higher torque and power density, better thermal efficiency, cooler operation, and lower energy costs compared to traditional brushless dc motor design.... (View Full Article)
(Linear Actuators)
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New and innovative machinery components often call for custom thread designs. The problem with custom threads, unfortunately, is that there are no standards readily available which describe their... (View Full Article)
(Motors)
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Although this "ideal" servomotor doesn't exist, in attempting to obtain the highest possible system performance the servomotor(s) is often commanded to output its maximum "Peak" torque for the longest... (View Full Article)
(Motors)
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Conventional thermal models can be inaccurate enough to cause trouble when servomotors get pushed to their limits.... (View Full Article)