Compact precision ring drive system

Can be optimised for high speed, high torque or both, depending on the application

New module for drives with integrated safety functions

Software library simplifies the development of safety drives in accordance with IEC 61800-5-2

Motors and drive systems in the water industry

Markus Kutny explains the benefits of improved motor efficiency and how to achieve lower running costs

Waterproof motor and drive solutions

Failure to maintain cleanliness standards of electric motors and other equipment can result in product contamination

Motors: 600 metres below the ice

Anja Schütz presents a cool case study involving innovative motor technology

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

Getting into gears

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

Smart drive resolves blockages on its own

Nord inverters with an on-board PLC can resolve blockages through programmed procedures – service alerts will be the rare exception

Centralised motion control

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

Microstep drive for OEM applications

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

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

Drive systems to provide high productivity at copper mine

New drive systems, including two 25-foot, ball mill gearless mill drive systems of 15,000 kW each, will provide high efficiency

New series of compact variable speed drives for low-power motors

The CFW300 features an integrated micro PLC and a user-friendly control panel with LCD display

Driving the future of robotics

Increasing need for high levels of power, accuracy and precision from smaller machines

High precision under high pressure

Marine technology places a heavy demand on the characteristics and design of machinery components

Single cable, multi-axis servo systems gets more power

Performance of the Kollmorgen AKD-N multi-axis servo drive control system has been doubled to 12A

The gears of exploration

From deep space to deep sea, Harmonic Drive drives the universe

Dynamic drive applications with inverter technology

Nord Drivesystems Smart Standard Drives provide servo performance and precision

Universal drive with EtherCAT and safety functionality

iPOS4808 represents a universal drive solution for any motor that fits its power ratings – 48V; 8 A/20A

A piezo-based tool for every task

Doris Knauer discusses miniaturised precision stages with piezo-based inertia drives




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