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Compact precision ring drive system

Can be optimised for high speed, high torque or both, depending on the application

Geared motors with high power density and higher torque ratings

Two new frame sizes with sturdy monobloc cast iron housings and rated torques up to 1,550Nm expand the existing family

Preventing stray current build-up in electric motors

Jerry Hodek looks at the details of this often overlooked phenomenon and reveals his company’s simple solution


Waterproof motor and drive solutions

Failure to maintain cleanliness standards of electric motors and other equipment can result in product contamination

Motors: 600 metres below the ice

Anja Schütz presents a cool case study involving innovative motor technology

Seal-less pumps for emissions control

Challenge of minimising the environmental impact of industrial processes has never been greater

Upgrade for brushless pancake motor range

Contains larger bearings for driving heavier loads and improved sealing performance

Clutch drives forward hybrid transmissions technology

E220 electromagnetic clutch transmits high torque, high speed and high power from a diesel engine to an electric transmission system when the batteries begin to lose power

Using gears in the military

Graham Mackrell looks at the design features that are required for military equipment, such as the high accuracy needed for CUTLASS bomb disposal robots

Gearing up for take off

Graham Mackrell looks at the vital role low temperature gears play in the safe flights of aircraft. He highlights the key things that aerospace engineers and manufacturers must consider when selecting components

Plug-in EMC filter for mini drive

Enables users to safely deploy the CFW100 Mini Drive in a wider range of simple engineering applications

Common causes of electric motor failure

Motor failure can cause downtime, an inconvenience for all manufacturers. Martin McGuffie explains three common causes of electric motor failure: weakened insulation, contamination and lack of maintenance

Overcoming the challenges of the packaging industry

Graham Mackrell looks at the cost and efficiency benefits of selecting the right servo actuators for packaging machines

The brake chopper size conundrum

John Mitchell looks at the dangers of manufacturers taking their insulated-gate bipolar transistor for granted

Run, dino, run

A dinosaur powered by motors? Researchers there have developed a robot that can run at speeds of up to 46km/h. Anja Schütz explains all

Isolated gate drivers offer protection for inverters and motor drives

Advanced monitoring features for IGBT switches in high-voltage industrial and green energy applications

Changing bad gear oil habits

Mark Burnett, explores how plant managers can ensure that machinery oil is changed at the right time. This includes looking at things such as the Total Acid Number of the oil, as well as identifying signs of problems like oxidation

Ushering in a new age of robotics

Precision gearing specialist Harmonic Drive UK has launched its new CSF-2UP range of gearboxes for medical, robotics and measuring applications

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