Synchronous motors are tough and dynamic

Suitable centrifugal compressors in air separation plants or the oil and gas industry, large fans in the steel industry or power plants, and high-power pumps and pulp mills

Top 10 tips for industrial gearbox inspection and maintenance

To prolong the operational life of your industrial gearboxes, regular inspections and maintenance is essential

Customisable drives for precision applications

Users can specify gears, motors, encoder feedback systems, output bearings, sensors, windings, protective coatings and ingress protection ratings

IE4 savings for hazardous chemical process

Improving the energy efficiency ratings of electric motors is a worldwide goal, but exemptions in the regulations mean that for applications in potentially explosive atmospheres there is no obligation to implement the latest technology

Explosion-proof motors with high efficiency

Suitable for applications where harsh environmental conditions demand high reliability and robustness without compromising on energy efficiency

Desktop piezo drive

Networkable for seamless integration with piezos and servos

Extending the life of large motors and generators

Prolonging the service life of these vital pieces of equipment can deliver significant improvements in their life cycle cost. Richard Emery looks at the issues and some potential resolutions

How efficient are your motors really?

Around the world, legislation relating to electric motor efficiency is tightening in an attempt to reduce carbon emissions and damage to the environment. However, far less attention is paid to some of the practicalities. Here, Lucie Hodkova looks at how best to determine the efficiency of an installed motor

25 things you may not know about drives

Drives have been a key technology for industrial engineers for many years but Matt Handley thinks they can be underappreciated. Here he highlights some of the interesting facts about them

High torque density brushless DC motors

EC042B motor is available in three motor lengths with a continuous torque range of 11Ncm–31Ncm and a peak torque range of 35Ncm–99Ncm

High-performance drive in a small package

Maxon's latest offering aims to set new standards in micro drives

One-piece direct-drive motion solution

New brushless torque motor features integrated servo drive with encoder feedback

High-frequency ground straps

Complete the path to ground for damaging currents to protect variable frequency drives

Soft starters and contactors

Soft starters are an economical means to ensure smooth start-up and stopping of electric motors

Planetary performance increases accuracy

HPN range is designed for applications including packaging, printing, machine tools, as well as pick-and-place robotics

Hydraulic motors now smaller, lighter but with the same output

With their power density and high flexibility, Bosch Rexroth says they will make hydraulic direct drives the optimal choice in lighter applications

Ultracompact water-cooled motors

Offer 1.5 to 2.6 times the power density of conventional water-cooled motors, ensuring reduced heat dissipation and a smaller frame size

Shorter drive targets growing motion control market

Gear specialist Harmonic Drive UK has today launched a new gear component set for use in robotics and motion control



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