Power Transmission Engineering E-mail Newsletter 2018-12-04
   Power Transmission Technology Update       December 4, 2018

Step vs. Servo – Selecting the Best

By Dan Jones

Over the many years, there have been many technical papers and articles about which motor is the best. The short and sweet answer is — let’s talk about the application. More recently a number of papers and articles have appeared that compared each motor’s advantages and disadvantages in generic or specific terms. Many times, the methods used to drive and control these motors are not completely described due to the many control schemes available for use. A few articles focus on just the open loop step motor and the closed loop servo motor advantages and disadvantages in a laundry list format. This article is attempting to "drill down" into the reasons why and to describe how it is done.

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Avoid Damage, Mount Bearings and Other Drive Components Easily

Avoid Damage, Mount Bearings and Other Drive Components Easily

Reduce maintenance costs and improve assembly process using QBC/BETEX Cone Heater. The Cone Heater offers optimal performance for smaller components. Safe, efficient, and affordable, one lightweight unit does it all, able to heat multiple components simultaneously for easy mounting. Learn more.

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Dodge® Passport - Smarter. Faster. Empowered.

Dodge® Passport - Smarter. Faster. Empowered.

Dodge Passport is the new, easy-to-use online selection program for Dodge mechanical power transmission products. Passport improves productivity and ensures cost-effective and reliable selections through real-time pricing and availability, performance-matched components, and quote-to-order capabilities. Start your journey now. With Dodge Passport.

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Igus Energy Chain Keeps Rolling After 10 Years of Operation

Igus Energy Chain Keeps Rolling After 10 Years of Operation

The world’s longest energy chain, which was manufactured by Igus, recently completed a decade of uninterrupted service at a coal power station in the Czech Republic. The chain, which measures 615 meters, conveys coal to a stacker from the periphery of a power station operated by the CEZ Group in the city of Tušimice. The coal is stockpiled in a long heap, and the long e-chain supplies the stacker with energy, data, and media. igus, the Germany-based manufacturer of motion plastics, runs its North American operations out of Providence, R.I.

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