Offering a track with stronger magnets for their linear motors than previously available, ETEL introduces the new MWD+. This magnet-track family is compatible with any existing LMG and LMS linear motor from ETEL, enabling up to 15 percent higher continuous and peak forces compared to the existing MWD product.
Heidenhain will host a worldwide digital event for automation, running November 28 - December 16 with opportunities to join online with appointments available for North Americans over four days (December 5-8).
Product design remains the most fascinating aspect of linear motion components as manufacturers try to answer the speed, size and efficiency challenges of customers utilizing rails, tables, actuators, sliders and other components. Companies like Heidenhain, AMTEK, NB Corporation and PBC Linear continue to provide technologies that increase productivity in this rapidly evolving market segment. Credit e-mobility, robotics, motion control and automation technologies for the market growth.
With the new TBS Linear Axis offering from ETEL, semiconductor equipment manufacturers can now integrate a high precision linear axis enabling upgrades in terms of accuracy and precision in its category of one-Degree-Of-Freedom (1-DOF) systems.
In today's highly competitive world,
the better someone understands the
advantages and benefits of direct drive
technology, then the more they will
have an advantage in machine building,
giving them an edge over their
When talking about high-end machining or manufacturing applications that include direct-drive technology, one of the key advantages of utilizing this particular transmission method is its endurance. Because of the very nature of direct-drive motors they are able to operate at peak performance levels indefinitely — without any kind of wear or aging — as long as the motor isn’t pushed past its capacity.
Unfortunately, because this isn’t a perfect world, unexpected things can happen which can cause the motor to overheat. Whether the heat source is due to a parameter being input incorrectly, or an unexpected external force causing more resistance than expected — it is important to have certain forms of thermal protection in place. Since torque motors are built in such a way that they cannot be
repaired and yet maintain their efficiency, it is vital to prevent any overheating — thus precluding the
need to purchase a new one.