Schaeffler has signed an agreement to acquire all of the shares of Melior Motion GmbH. The acquisition of this supplier of precision gearboxes for robotics and other applications in automation expands the robotics portfolio of the Schaeffler Group’s Industrial division.
Regal Rexnord Corporation has announced the new Perceptiv Sentry S2100 platform for cost effective wireless vibration and temperature monitoring. Users, primarily in light duty applications, will benefit from early detection of asset problems for predictive maintenance, resulting in increased productivity and efficiency as well as reduced downtime and maintenance costs.
Rolls-Royce is pioneering the UltraFan engine family architecture containing a planetary gearbox in a power range of 15 to 80 megawatts. To increase the efficiency of the UltraFan, a planetary gearbox is introduced between fan and intermediate pressure compressor. This enables running the turbine to rotate faster and allows a reduced fan speed.
Dust, lubricants, extreme weather. No matter what environment your sensors operate in, there are bound to be
elements you have to protect them from. Here's how Heidenhain designs their encoders to specifically meet those challenges.
Quite often, the collection of precise data in drive technology applications can be problematic. Data monitoring in a rotating drivetrain is difficult
because a direct networking cable connection is often not an available option. Nothing sends shivers down
the spine of for example, a production line manager or a system integrator like uncertainty. That's why achieving
precise measurement of things like torque and other parameters in machinery applications is, while daunting, a
dearly desired goal, especially if those measurements are only available at the drive and motor.
Change can be daunting, nerve-wracking or even downright scary. But when we're faced with change in our lives, it's not the change itself we fear. It's the unknown elements that come with it. "You don't know what you don't know," a wise man once told me.
Autonomous vehicles (AVs), in particular, are set to utilize sensors for a multiple array of new technologies. In fact, lidar sensors may be the key to unlocking the potential of driverless cars in the future.