Performance Demands of Motion Control ApplicationsBy Matthew Jaster, Senior Editor
This article looks at the latest motion control products and technologies from Rockwell Automation, Power Jack Motion, B&R Automation and Beckhoff.
New Miniature Brakes, Clutches & Torque Limiters
Mach III introduces 10 products for shaft sizes from 5/16 to 1/2 inch, and 7-12mm. The new miniature line includes brakes, clutches and torque limiters in a variety of configurations for stopping, holding, connect/disconnect, shaft-to-shaft coupling, and overload production. All can be customized to accommodate unique application requirements.
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Timing Belts Off-the-Shelf or Cut to Your Specifications
Stock Drive Products/Sterling Instrument's timing belts and pulleys are used in many small power transmission applications worldwide. Cutting thousands of timing belts per day and manufacturing high-quality pulleys SDP/SI meets customers' needs from stock or custom. Send us your requirements.
Spiral Bevel Z-Series Gearbox from Andantex USA
The Z-Series spiral bevel gearbox product line offers 7 different sizes, 6 model types, and 9 ratios, with various input-output arrangements including solid shaft or hollow bore options, as well as universal mounting capability. Extremely versatile (solid shaft, hollow bore, splined or keyed shafts, motor flanges). Additional designs available, upon request.
Siemens Introduces Autonomous Driving System Solution
Siemens recently introduced a breakthrough solution for the development of autonomous driving systems. The solution, part of the Simcenter portfolio, minimizes the need for extensive physical prototyping while dramatically reducing the number of logged test miles necessary to demonstrate the safety of autonomous vehicles.
Zero-Max ServoClass Couplings Prevent Low Positioning Errors
ServoClass Couplings in both Single and Double Flex models are now available with hubs for k6 and j6 shafts. These couplings from Zero-Max provide high torsional stiffness and are designed to handle high speed reversing loads and precise positioning requirements in today's demanding servomotor applications.
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