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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

Getting into gears

Graham Mackrell explores the diversification of a time-tested technological staple

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

Centralised motion control

Siemens has added PROFINET connection to its SINAMICS V90 servo drive system

New adhesive for e-motors

DELO's new two-component adhesive is suitable for electric motors with a medium temperature range and provides flexibility and reliability in their assembly

Servomotors for use in challenging ATEX Zone 2 environments

EY series servomotor series supports dynamic movement with torque, speed or positioning control

Magnetic plugs

Collect ferrous/magnetic particles inside machinery such as gearboxes, engines, pumps

Microstep drive for OEM applications

New miniature stepper drive for step and direction control from from Applied Motion Products

Simplifying motion integration

Thomson’s new motorised lead screws available from Heason Technology

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