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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

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

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

Eye in the sky

Graham Mackrell discusses how innovative gears are being used to deliver an immersive viewing experience at this summer’s sporting events

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

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

Two-speed gearboxes bring flexibility to machine tools

Getting the most out of machine tools means providing the ability to process a range of different materials and to be able to perform both high and low speed cutting. Ian Carr describes how two-speed planetary gearboxes allow the cutting edge power of modern machine tools to be fully realised

Worm gearboxes produce high torque at low cost

Tony Young explains the benefits of worm gearboxes in an industrial context, including their cost, portability and precision

Metallised film motor run capacitor

Allows designers to maximise motor life by matching the capacitor value with the motor’s characteristics

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