The Evolution of AGVs

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The Evolution of AGVs

Konrad Lorenz won the Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine in 1973 for his experiments with animal behavior. Lorenz discovered the principle of imprinting, where a bond is formed between

Motor Matters with George Holling

Motors without Rare Magnets: What are the Options? (Part Two)

In Part I we explored various motor technologies used today for industrial and traction motor design. Here in Part II we will explore another motor option: reluctance motors. Although invented

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Force Control Dynamometers Suitable for High-Torque, Low-Speed Testing

High torque, low-speed testing is often a challenge for dynamometers equipped with traditional load brakes. Testing which requires the brake to absorb significant horsepower and torque but at low to

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From Walkarounds to Wireless Monitoring

Advances in condition monitoring technology means maintenance and operations teams can spend less time collecting data, and more time acting on it, says Chris James, product line manager for permanently

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Motor Sizing for Unusual Loads

One of the fun parts of the motion industry is involvement in popular movies! Motor specifications can be a bit rough: “I need to spin a 120-pound actor (and chair)

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Romax Improves Reckon Drive Product Reliability with Software

The shift towards electric drivetrains has created unprecedented demand for new transmission architectures across numerous vehicle platforms at a time when subject matter expertise is at a premium. When developing

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Signs of a Noisy Reference – Using Successive Approximation ADCs

High speed ADCs have become quite inexpensive and are commonly deployed. Care needs to be done when analyzing their outputs to determine sources of noise. Whereas noise at the input

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Done-In-One Roller Bearing Measurement Solution

Roller bearings have to fulfil a variety of different tasks. They have to provide high stability for shafts while providing low power losses and a high durability. Therefore the requirements

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Vesconite Supplies Bushings for Record-Breaking Miniature Steam Train

The team that was awarded the Guinness World Record in 2017 for the longest distance covered by a miniature steam train is setting its sights on improving its record. Keyser

Motor Matters with George Holling

Motors without Rare Magnets: What are the Options? (Part One)

Lower-cost motor technologies exist that can be an attractive alternative to neo-based BL PM motors – and are not subject to unpredictable supply chains Almost no day passes without a