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On the Road to Disruptive Technology

The future of the automotive industry looks complicated. Urbanization, energy regulations, the electrification of vehicles, autonomous driving and the evolution of transmission and propulsion systems will probably keep forecasters and

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Custom Machine and Tool Co., Inc. Bolsters Accuracy and Efficiency for Vande Berg Scales

Written by: Charlotte R. Stevens, Marketing Manager at Custom Machine and Tool Co., Inc. If you can find that magic bullet that will reduce the machining process, you can achieve

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What is a Voice Coil Actuator?

A voice coil actuator, also known as a non-commutated DC linear actuator, is a type of direct drive linear motor. The name “voice coil” comes from one of its historically

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Five Initiatives to Develop and Keep Workforce Talent

Written by Peter Feil, vice president, general manager at Stober Drives, Inc. The bright lights of the big city can make finding skilled workers difficult for businesses located in rural

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Performance Demands of Motion Control Applications

The following looks at the latest motion control products and technologies from Rockwell Automation, Power Jack Motion, B&R Automation and Beckhoff. For more on the latest power transmission engineering news

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Fish Farming Company Saves Energy with Motor Upgrade

A Denmark-based specialist in aquafeed production has replaced an aging, damaged DC motor on its principal extruder with a Dyneo motor from Leroy-Somer, part of the Nidec group. The investment

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Vesconite Supports Airboats for African Ecotourism

A company that specializes in African airboat ecotourism tours has switched to the hard-wearing thermoplastic Vesconite discs and holders as a support for the engine/gearbox – propeller system to ensure

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Smarter Mechatronics

Mechatronics and the Internet of Things go hand in hand, so it’s no surprise that leading mechatronics companies are coming out with IIoT products now, too. It shouldn’t be much

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Framo Morat and Dunkermotoren Produce Drive Systems for AGVs

Driverless transport systems have proven to be extremely economical and productive. For example, they are used to distribute goods that are picked in large storage and freight forwarding halls. The

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Nord Drivesystems Optimizes Baggage Handling System

One baggage handling system OEM came to greatly appreciate certain features of the Nord Drivesystems products they had chosen to include: encoder connectivity, positioning capability, and plug-in connectors that ensure