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

Efficiency clarifications

Ensuring maximum efficiency from electric motors is a must, says Jonathan Wilkins

Ultra-compact PSD servo drives

PSD range is pitched at markets that include food and packaging, material forming, textile, paper, converting and plastics machinery

Efficiency as standard

Heikki Kervinen explains what the new energy efficiency standards mean and how you can benefit from them

Next-generation electric vehicle motor

Prototype 85kW synchronous reluctance drive designed primarily for electric vehicle traction applications

Overcoming drive corrosion from seawater

Shellfish production centre takes new design approach for drives deployed in aggressive environments

Energy feedback reduces energy peaks

Unit installed as a separate component between the power supply unit and the inverter of the servo system and absorbs the regenerative energy. Oliver Endres reports

Linear drive technology aids PCB production throughput

PCB production equipment manufacturer develops a new machine designed to help increase the speed at which circuit boards are printed

Food processors shine with stainless steel motors

With ever more plant and machinery used in food production, storage, processing and logistics, OEM engineers are looking to design-in cleanliness. Motor expert Bill Bertram explores the issues

Fast metal adhesive for elevated temperatures

Mainly designed for bonding tasks in electric motors, including bonding of buried magnets, rotor packages, and shafts to hubs

Enhanced compact drives offer greater power density

Second generation of Sinamics G120, with new PM240-2 power module, features higher power density and space-saving frame size

Gearbox range for high torques

The new GHT multi-turn gearbox range from AUMA offers up to 120,000Nm torque

How to be cool: life lessons for electric motors

Improving the efficiency of electrical conversion and new methods of thermal management may mean that in future motors run far cooler than they do today

Bearing design for electric motors

Tony Synnott explains how bearing design is affecting electric motor performance and reliability

Permanent magnet motors: Why engineers should be familiar with the technology

One technology set to redefine expectations is the permanent magnet AC motor, which is an increasingly attractive alternative to the currently ubiquitous induction or squirrel cage motor. Rick Munz assesses its advantages

Energy efficient flameproof motor

Designed to cope with aggressive and explosive atmospheres, while exceeding IE4 energy efficiency levels with minimised noise, vibration, and low operating temperature

Motors now include synchronous reluctance

Danfoss VLT frequency converter operates optimally with a wide range of motor types



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