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New motion control solution launched

STÖBER has introduced a motion control solution based on the universal programming and controlling software, CODESYS V3, in time for SPS 2012. The new equipment generation 6 features the motion ... more

Exploring the evolution of aircraft materials

Raymond Pace, worldwide marketing director for Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics, Process Systems Business Unit, looks into the materials used in the development of the new generation of lightweight, ... more

Linear motion range extends application opportunities

HepcoMotion has added to the range of products available for its PRT2 Precision Ring Track system, extending the choice for applications where high downward or offset loads are anticipated... more

Precise and compact gear range

Many applications require high torque, yet have limited space – such as robotics, rotary tables and machine tools. In addition, fast and precise positioning movements have to be carried out with high ... more

Spur ovoid gearbox range extended

Three new models have been added to Rotalink’s spur ovoid gearbox range. The 312, 332 and 362 models offer output torques of 1.3Nm, 3.0Nm, and 5.0Nm respectively and bridge the gap between the entry ... more

Power transmission solutions

WEG has enhanced its ability to provide complete integrated solutions for power transmission applications with the WATT range of gear units and geared motors following its acquisition of the Austrian ... more

A planetary gear reducer for a robotic arm

An Alpha alpheno planetary gear reducer from Wittenstein is being used on a new robot developed by DB Automation for the injection moulding industry. The main robot arm axis of the Compact Flexible ... more

Brewery production steps up a gear

HES Tractec has supplied a number of planetary gearboxes for use on the barley germination vessels used in the brewing process, where they had to ensure high levels of reliability while withstanding ... more

Exploring worm gearboxes

Tony Young, director of electrical and automation maintenance company, CP Automation, looks into the benefits of worm gearboxes and their suitable applicationsIt would be hard to imagine how violin ... more

Made in the UK

From its manufacturing headquarters in Tiverton, Devon, HepcoMotion has been producing linear guidance systems for over four decades for applications across the world. Rachael Morling visited the ... more

Electric piston-rod cylinders launched

New from Festo is a range of electric piston-rod cylinders, developed in response to customer demands for an actuator that combines the environmental robustness of pneumatic models with the ... more

Miniature linear axis suits simple handling tasks in small spaces

Featuring polymer bearings and an optional NEMA 11 certified motor, the drylin SLN-27 miniature linear axis from igus UK has been developed for simple handling tasks in confined spaces.The linear ... more

Made in the UK

From its manufacturing headquarters in Tiverton, Devon, HepcoMotion has been producing linear guidance systems for over four decades for applications across the world. Rachael Morling visited the ... more

Upgrade enhances FBD productivity

Following the upgrade of a legacy control system to a PLC and networked SCADA system on a large fluidised bed dryer (FBD), a 50% increase in productivity has been achieved by a blue chip ... more

System helps control James Cameron’s dive to the Mariana Trench

A computer-based control system from Opto 22 was at the heart of the Deepsea Challenger, the submersible used by James Cameron when he made his successful solo descent of almost seven miles to the ‘... more

The pros and cons of motion solutions

Now that not only pneumatics and hydraulics but also electromechanics are jockeying for position when it comes to motion control, how do we evaluate the best method for each application? Phil Burge, ... more

Understanding performance

As an essential component of a servo system, when selecting a precision planetary gearhead the designer needs to understand backlash, lost motion, repeatability and precision. Wittenstein explains.... more

A movie positioning solution

Custom-built linear and rotary positioning stages from LG Motion were used to enable synchronised 3D camera tracking and special lighting effects during the filming of Aardman Animation’s new movie – ... more

Circling motion

While grouping work stations closely together minimises material movement and conserves floor space, it means production flow needs to follow increasingly complex circular and oval paths. HepcoMotion ... more

Motion and machine controllers

Two new motion and machine controllers based on the latest 533MHz ARM11 processor have been introduced by Trio Motion Technology.The MC403 will control two servo axes with a master encoder input, or ... more

 
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