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Observations from the International Robot Exhibition

High temperature lead type capacitors

High degree of durability is needed for a capacitor deployed in automotive applications

Upgrade for brushless pancake motor range

Contains larger bearings for driving heavier loads and improved sealing performance

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Common causes of electric motor failure

Motor failure can cause downtime, an inconvenience for all manufacturers. Martin McGuffie explains three common causes of electric motor failure: weakened insulation, contamination and lack of maintenance

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

Compact encoders for OEM designs

The E21C and E21D encoders are 5V, 2 and 3 channel optical encoders available in many different configurations

Servo motor with integral Ethernet interface can connect directly with CNCs

DRIVE-CLiQ is a special Ethernet-based interface for the Sinumerik control produced by Siemens

Food industry IP69K electric cylinder

Integrates a stepper motor or servomotor/encoder complete with drive, motion controller plus fieldbus communication

Beyond the inverter: making motors run efficiently

Tony Young presents his top five tips for ensuring that the motors on your application run as efficiently as possible

Ultra-fast brushless DC motor

The new ECX motors are fast, sterilisable and configurable; for use in hand-held surgical tools and industrial spindles

Hydraulic orbital motors

Orbital motors, also known as Gerotor/Geroler motors, are used in a wide variety of mobile applications

Robot with scalable, open-architecture robot control

Operating ranges from 500mm to 1300mm; up to 15g linear acceleration and 200 pick and place operations per minute

Reducing spiral vibration on turbo-generators

Richard Livermore-Hardy discusses the capabilities of a bearing for large turbo machinery

Man or machine?

As we enter the golden age of robotics, the fear that robots will take human jobs has slowly spread. Darren Halford considers if our jobs are really at risk

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