Staying sane is tough when the world seems
so crazy, and having your brain plugged directly into the news cycle doesn't help. I know it's not healthy to keep refreshing my news feed. But the coronavirus has everyone scared, myself included.
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.
Zach Rountree's life would be a lot easier if his job site was closer to town. As the owner and president
of Rountree Construction, he oversees an operation that pulls 200 tons of material an hour out of a remote lake
in Stockton, Georgia. Big equipment demands three-phase power, but out in the remote timberlands of rural Georgia,
only single-phase power was available.
The automotive world faces a tremendous change. Autonomous driving and electrification are two big topics in this context that are pushing this change. The demand for higher comfort, higher safety and tightened environmental requirements drive as well the technological change from former mechanical actuations to electro-mechanical systems in new vehicles. This can be observed especially for braking and steering systems.
This is the first of a series of articles on permanent magnet transverse magnetic flux motors - AKA step motors. These articles will be covering the development history and the various drive technologies used with these motors - both open and closed loop.
You might not expect a humble cylinder to garner more attention than a luxury boat or a giant, shiny stage prop, and yet thatâ??s just what happened in Michigan's latest contest celebrating local manufacturersâ?? contributions.