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Simulation tools range expanded

Romax Technology enhances product portfolio with upgrades to three products

New hollow shaft actuators

Range of lightweight hollow shaft servo actuators announced by UK-based manufacturer

Sensing expert expands portfolio with Hall effect magnetic sensors

Easy-to-use reference designs simplify industrial motor applications

Merits of DC technology

DC drives regenerate energy under braking without the need for complex intermediate storage or power bridges

AC drives registration service launched

Drive registration service via smart device app and online now available

Drives cut fume extraction costs at melting shop

Tata Steel’s extraction system saves £570,000 a year on energy costs with ABB variable-speed drives and high efficiency motors

Ballscrew drives now include new rolled version

Screw drives are suitable for a variety of machine building, automation, handling and automotive engineering applications

New belts for energy-efficient and environmentally friendly drives

High-performance timing belts from ContiTech with carbon tensile member developed

Motors drive plunger pumps

WEG to supply six custom-made squirrel-cage motors for driving plunger pumps on offshore oil production ships in Brazil

Delivering water to region in Turkey badly hit by drought

WEG has supplied eight medium-voltage asynchronous motors, to drive the pumps that transport water to the irrigation canal

A motor control technique for all seasons

Ere Jääskeläinen outlines the benefits of direct torque control (DTC) technology

Semiconductor devices energise servos and inverters

Whether an application requires precision motion control for medical apparatus or for powering a megawatt motor, the omnipresent transistor invariably sits at the crux of it all. Boris Sedacca reports on the latest developments in power electronics for motors

The fundamental principles of stepper motors

Stepper motors are very often the best solution for positioning applications, being low cost and straightforward. But they are not a universal panacea, as Gerard Bush reports

Micro-motors take over when conventional designs reach their limits

PiezoMotor AB develops, manufactures and markets cutting-edge based on patented piezoelectric technology

The trends that are driving electric drives

What does the future hold for electric drives in the industrial automation sector? Currently there are three trends which are dictating development – speed and ease of specification, simplified control and maintenance, and machinery safety. Here, Nigel Dawson looks at these trends

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