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16 August 2017

NORD Drivesystems has expanded its range of high-efficiency smooth-surface motors; the new permanent-magnet synchronous motors without cooling fins achieve level IE4. This can greatly benefit the food, beverage, and pharmaceutical industries, and other hygienically demanding applications.

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10 August 2017

Interroll will use PPMA to showcase its most powerful, ultra-hygienic stainless steel, energy-saving Synchronous Drum Motor for belt conveyor systems, with a proven output of up to 1.1kW, torque up to 100Nm and extremely high belt tension.

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16 August 2017

At the drinktec exhibition in Munich, Germany NORD Drivesystems will showcase solutions from its wide variety of drive systems featuring aluminum cast housings optimised for wash-down.

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13 July 2017

A specialist manufacturer of bimetallic strips has improved the reliability of its production line by retrofitting two applications with ABB variable speed drives.

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29 June 2017

Fulling’s catalogue, hailed as an essential tool for electro/mechanical R&D engineers, shows detail of the company’s range of competitively priced stepper and brushless motors

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27 June 2017

The ABB Ability Smart Sensor for motors is a pocket-sized device that is retrofitted to the frame of LV induction motors. Installation of the sensor module is made easy as no additional wiring is required. The sensors are available not only for motors made by ABB but also for non-ABB motors.

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30 June 2017

Elmo Motion Control, a leading provider of advanced and cost-effective motion controls, has announced the Gold Twitter servo drive, claimed to be the smallest, high-power option available.

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20 June 2017

ABB’s range of fully-certified aluminum motors for dust ignition and increased safety protection is now available with frame sizes 160 up to 280.

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29 June 2017

Energy conscious plant operators are reported to be installing soft starts at an unprecedented rate, so that they save energy by stopping intermittent duty motors when they are actually not in use.

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28 June 2017

The Interroll Group has launched what is said to be the world's most powerful synchronous drum motor for belt conveyor systems, with a proven output of up to 1.1 kilowatts. High torque and belt tension make it suitable for high applications.

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22 June 2017

Rulmeca now offers enhanced, dual level Ingress Protection rating IP66/69 for its 80LS, 113LS, 138LS and 165LS TS8N specification Drum Motors in stainless steel.

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06 July 2017

WEG has expanded its WG20 family of geared motors with helical, parallel-shaft and helical bevel gear units featuring rated torques from 820 to 1550Nm.

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22 June 2017

Acrivarn’s plant in Leeds produces a range of equipment for food manufacturers including rotating racking ovens in eight sizes. The turntable is built into the oven floor and is used to rotate racks around the oven during the baking process.

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29 June 2017

A brushless DC motor has been designed by Printed Motor Works for use in dynamic vehicle testing. The high power-density motor is part of a steering robot developed by Anthony Best Dynamics.

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29 June 2017

Sick has announced that it is opening up its Hiperface DSL (Digital-Servo-Link) interface to all users. When launched six years ago, the interface made a single cable servomotor a reliable proposition for the very first time. Following the rapid adoption of the revolutionary One Cable Technology, SICK has decided that the interface it invented will now be available as an open protocol.

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22 June 2017

Two cable cars carry up to 60 people more than 400ms above the River Penfeld in Breast. Supported by Leroy-Somer, the companies Bartholet France and Seirel are behind the project, which has a power consumption that is potentially close to zero.

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28 June 2017

A new range of AC Servo Drives which provide consistently simple and fast commissioning, maximum machine throughput and outstanding operational reliability has been introduced by motion control specialists Yaskawa.

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29 June 2017

Opteq Robotics uses a powerful controller featuring motion control along with two low voltage DC servo motors from Kollmorgen’s AKM series in frame size 3 as wheel drives in its Packman 200 self-driving solution for material flows.

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22 June 2017

Finnish servo drive manufacturer, Granite Devices, has released a new industrial servo motor drive contributing high degree of time and cost saving features to the machine automation market.

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25 May 2017

Parker Hannifin has added a resolver feedback option to the AC30P and AC30D units from its highly capable AC30 range of variable speed drives (VSDs).

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FEATURES

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08 May 2017

While variable speed drives provide an important energy saving technology, Mitsubishi Electric’s Matt Handley questions how many of the installed base of drives are actually set up to run at their maximum efficiency

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20 February 2017

When Pro-Roll's 2-high rolling mill became increasingly unreliable, the specialist metal finisher turned to Softstart for a high duty digital soft starter, replacing an Edison liquid resistance starter that was installed when the mill was electrified in 1957

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09 January 2017

Modern electric motors may be more efficient and reliable than their ancestors, but they can still fail sometimes. Martin McGuffie, service manager of Euroserv, explains the three common causes of electric motor failure and how maintenance staff can reduce the impact equipment failure can have on business

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22 October 2016

In more demanding operating environments, it can be difficult for complex electronic assemblies to continue functioning correctly. Exposure to the elements such as moisture, salts, and corrosive chemicals such as oils or fuels take their toll, reports Andy Pye

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23 August 2016

Variable speed drives (VSDs) and soft starters can both be used to protect expensive equipment and extend the life of the motor and coupling devices. Andy Pye reviews information supplied by Fábio Gonçalez, European Automation manager at WEG and James Archer of Aucom

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24 June 2016

Europe’s first Dodge controlled start transmission (CST) drive system, is helping prevent repeated breakdowns of a 700m conveyor at a Norwegian mine, saving up to NOK 1 million ($120,000) in lost production each time.

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24 June 2016

The next phase of the Energy-related Products Directive (commonly referred to as ErP), which comes into force in January next year, is set to play a pivotal role in ensuring energy efficiency across the industrial and process sectors, as Mark McCall, product marketing manager at Newey & Eyre, explains

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22 April 2016

After bearing problems, electrical faults are the most common cause of motor failure. Yet many organisations ignore electrical testing when they select condition monitoring strategies for the motors that run their plants. Michael Herring, Channel and Platform development manager, Electric Motor Condition Monitoring at SKF explains why they shouldn’t

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04 March 2016

There are many misconceptions about motor starting. It is often believed that the start current of a motor under full voltage conditions depends on the driven load, but this is totally incorrect

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16 February 2016

Sixty years ago, when Raaco started manufacturing plastic drawers and mobile storage solutions in Nykøbing Falster, Denmark, pneumatic actuators were the technology of choice for injection moulding and semi-automatic welding line automation.

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11 January 2016

Permanent magnet brakes offer a safe, lower cost option for servo motors

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01 January 2016

As any regular reader of CDA will know, when it comes to drive technology energy efficiency is one of the biggest issues to be addressed.

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15 December 2015

Development work by leading manufacturers is centring on the customisation of both the mechanical and electronic elements of electric motors, as well as the advancement of high efficiency motors. Furthermore, the introduction of special inverters, frequency converters and other electronics that fit directly into the electric motor is ongoing, resulting in intelligent motor technologies

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15 December 2015

For many years stepper motor drive systems were bedevilled by high levels of noise and vibration. David Melder of Astrosyn International Technology describes advances in stepper motor and drive electronics designs that promise to eliminate these unwanted side-effects

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22 October 2015

Mitsubishi Electric's latest pump and fan inverter, the FR-F800, offers new performance levels in terms of energy saving, optimised speed control, simple start-up, connectivity and the versatility of its features

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20 October 2015

The ErP Directive - the second stage of the EU motor efficiency regulations - took effect at the start of this year. Until now, industry has mainly focused on electric motors, but that no longer enough, says Eaton UK's Stuart Greenwood,

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14 October 2015

Production managers in the food and beverage industry face a number of headaches, yet with the right approach, electric motors can be part of the solution rather than part of the problem, as Dave Hawley, ABB, explains

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21 August 2015

As in any professional sport gaining a competitive edge by taking advantage of the latest technology can make a significant difference and racing yachts are no exception.

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18 August 2015

Andy Pye reviews the grey literature on the relative merits of the Field Oriented Control (FOC) and Direct Torque Control (DTC) methods of controlling AC drives and takes the mathematics out of it

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17 July 2015

Pneumatic cylinder actuators, known for low purchase cost and durability, have been a staple in factory automation equipment for decades. They are simple, easy to maintain and provide reasonable control. However, since the development of more flexible, precise and reliable electric actuators, there has been an ongoing debate over which technology offers the best overall solution for industrial plant optimisation. Aaron Dietrich, director of marketing at Tolomatic reports

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12 May 2016

New Compact Linear Motor available from LG Motion

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10 January 2017

Focused on ease of use, Optidrive E3 provides unrivalled simplicity of installation, connection and commissioning, allowing the user to benefit from precise motor control and energy savings within minutes.

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02 March 2016

Ergonomic lightweight for mobile HMI tasks

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04 April 2017

OEM Automatic are pleased to announce we are now the UK agents for Aplisens who manufacture Smart field devices for pressure, differential pressure, level and temperature.

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05 August 2014

Fan wheels manufactured to customer specification on short delivery times

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13 May 2016

LG Motion launch new fully integrated microstep motor controller from Arcus technology

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10 June 2016

Series 30M is a compact modular incremental encoder with advanced magnetic sensing and signal processing technology.

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05 February 2013

Rossi Gear Motors Ltd UK an affiliated company of Rossi SPA situated in Modena Italy, one of the largest manufacturers of Gear Reducers and Gearmotors in Europe have recently agreed to promote the Full frequency inverter range of Control Techniques.

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24 June 2016

Knobs,handles and latches made out of self-extinguishing special technopolymer certified "V0" according to UL-94 V (Underwriters Laboratories) for use in public environments where flame-proof materials are required. 

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08 February 2013

High Torque - DC Brake Motor

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04 April 2017

The 319 series comprises of a low voltage, permanent magnet DC motor with worm gearbox developed for a compact, low noise and cost effective solution to suit many applications.

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05 August 2014

S&P contra-foil range of contra rotating high pressure axial fans.

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18 April 2017

All your parts online That part you need is just a few clicks away. Register now for full 24/7 access to a huge selection of original equipment parts straight from the manufacturer.

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04 April 2017

Our Industrial instrumentation products focus on components that measure and control the pressure and flow of liquids and gases.

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18 March 2013

Closed-loop drive controller for synchronous and asynchronous motors up to 900 kW with modular pluggable sensor systems.

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