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New kits from Ewellix transform the capabilities of industrial robots

A new series of linear motion modules from Ewellix has been launched to transform the capabilities of industrial robots, extending their reach and footprint.

Ewellix, formerly SKF Motion ... more

Linear solution helps create a work of art

An art display at the Tate Modern in London is relying on a linear transmission and positioning system supplied by HepcoMotion. ‘Fearful Symmetry’ by Ruairi Glynn features an illuminated tetrahedron ... more

Linear and rotary modules combine to challenge traditional robots

R. A. Rodriguez has introduced a range of IEF Werner rotaryARM swivel arm modules which, the company claims, are designed to work in combination with its linear motion modules to create fast and cost ... more

Improving back therapy with motion control technology

Motion control technology from ERIKS has been incorporated into a new physical therapy device for treating back pain. This is precisely programmed to provide the correct seating position and ... more

Digital servo drives for the highest motion control demands

New to Inmoco’s Elmo Drum line of digital servo drives is Gold Drum HV, a 100A/800V, high-power, super compact, direct-to-mains drive, designed for the highest level of motion control application ... more

Servomotors help cut machine build costs

With NUM’s new brushless servomotor ranges for CNC machinery applications, machine builders can now use a single drive-to-motor cable for each motion axis. This reduces cabling, speeds installation/... more

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

 
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