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90° mounting for ultra compact drives

Vincotech flow90 0 enables 90-degree mounting for ultra slim bookshelf inverters

Latest models increase torque flange’s capabilities

HBM has launched two new models of its T40B digital torque flange with 50Nm and 100Nm torque measurement ranges making the transducer suitable for a wider range of applications

Plastic recycler goes greener by swapping to AC drives

Recycling plant converts discarded plastic into high density polyethylene (HDPE) pellets. Amaechi Oduah reports

Micro drives – drives that can make a big difference

Compact drives that cover small industry and even household applications. They help improve everyday life by helping reduce noise, save energy, and are so easy to use. Jussi Rantanen reports

Motor efficiency depends on logic control

There is more to motors than just switching them on or off. The IEC 61131 standard provides for five general methods, some more textual and some more graphical, according to Boris Sedacca

Mini motors make swarm robots more economical

Researchers at Southampton University have used low-cost motors from mobile phones to create a swarm of miniature robots

New AC motors successfully replace 30-year-old favourites

Designing a new series of motors to replace an established range that has enjoyed global success for over 30 years can be daunting. Jon Severn finds out how SEW-Eurodrive rose to the challenge by embarking on a five-year, multi-million-euro project

IP65 rated step motors

Suitable for applications in wet factory environments such as the food and beverage industry or outdoor use

Conceptual design package for gearbox and driveline

Streamlining the end-to-end planning to manufacture process with open software solutions

Renewed channel network delivers enhanced quality and availability

Rauno Ahola explains the philosophy behind the new ABB Value Provider Programme, with insight from programme members around the world

Precision involute spline shafts and bearing shafts

Ondrives Ltd has recently launched a range of precision involute spline shafts and bearing shafts

Variable-speed drives cut costs for vehicle parts maker

Standard drive reduced consumption from 75kW to 45kW, giving a saving of around 35 per cent

Planetary gearhead design boosts torque capacity by 25 per cent

Gearhead is vital part of servo system and should be specified to match each application’s requirements

VIDEO: What you need to know about encoder feedback for step motor systems

By adding an inexpensive encoder to a step motor system, the drive can monitor the motor’s actual position directly

Demand for integrated solutions to 'propel' European servo and stepper systems market

End-user need for customised and energy efficient products is creating demand for integrated drive solutions

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