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he complete Product News section from the June 2021 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.
This paper will look at the solutions that current drive and motor technology can offer in not only improving tension control but also solving several other issues that are inherent to systems with high ratio gearing.
The complete Product News section from the February 2010 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.
The complete Product News section from the December 2009 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.
The complete product news section from the December 2008 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.
The complete product news section from the June 2008 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.
The complete product news section from the October 2008 issue of Power Transmission Engineering (PTE).
The complete Industry News section from the June 2011 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.
With the constant push for sustainable and environmentally friendly procedures on Earth, you'd think weâÂ€™d apply the same rules high above it.
News about new Products in the industry.
When software goes bad, what do we call it? System failure? Human failure? A virus? A number of words will work. How about this? Glitch. It has that onomatopoeic quality that fairly screams, Downtime! And with good reason -- software-generated miscalculations can have very expensive -- if not perilous -- repercussions.
When it comes to gear design software, the learning curve never ends. The leading vendors offer various training programs to keep their users well-informed.
The complete Product News section from the August 2012 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.
While "applying the brakes" generally means slowing down, applying the right brakes can transform an equipment fix into a decade of reliable service and support.
The complete Product News section from the September 2021 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.
Are you looking for one simple formula to help you choose between centralized and decentralized motor control? Unfortunately, such a formula does not exist. However, evaluating the overall size of the system, comparing labor and material costs, and maintaining flexibility can help guide engineers in the right direction.
Transverse magnetic flux motors -- also known as step motors -- become Hybrid Servos when you operate them closed loop. This is the same transformation that happens between running a 3-phase synchronous motor from line voltage as opposed to running it closed loop as a brushless servo. In the case of hybrid motors, there are many degrees of what is advertised as "closed loop," and thus significant differences in the performance improvements seen.
The transverse flux permanent magnet motor -- also known as a hybrid step motor or hybrid servo motor -- has a wide range of performances, depending upon how you drive these motors, and whether you operate them in open loop or one of the many variants of closed loop methods you use. In this third installment we will cover some of the many ways to drive these motors, as well as how these choices affect the performance of these motors.
New Opportunities and Technologies Allow AC Motors to Enhance Motion Control Applications.
One of the fun parts of the motion industry is involvement in popular movies! Motor specifications can be a bit rough: "I need to spin a 120-pound actor (and chair) 180 degrees in one-half second. He will be sitting up-right."
Motion control systems often combine high power drive signals in close proximity (or even within the same cable) with lower level signals, like encoders. You will often see ferrite beads added around cables; their effectiveness in minimizing noise is greatly affected by how they are deployed. This involves which signals are grouped, what are the drive characteristics, and how shielding and grounding are handled in the system.
Filtering is needed in various control and communication Applications.
Animatronics covers a wide range of applications, power levels and interfaces, as well as different actuator methods.
The complete Product News section from the July 2021 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.
Let's start with why field weakening is useful: it produces a wider speed range for a motor - with a constant torque at lower speeds and an almost constant power capability at higher speeds.
The increased complexity of components as well as the need for system integration continues to challenge machine designers today.
New products within the Industry
All about new Products
The complete Industry News section from the April 2019 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.
The complete Industry News section from the June 2019 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.
The complete Product News section from the March 2019 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.
The complete Industry News section from the September 2018 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.
Gear drives focus on longevity, quality and customization.
The complete Industry News section from the August 2019 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.
The following article is a round-up of the latest linear motion product and industry news items featured at www.powertransmission.com and on social media.
The complete Industry News section from the March 2021 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.
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PTE Examines Gearmotor and Gear Drive Technology
Increasing power density and improving cylinder lifespan are key issues.
The complete Product News section from the September 2018 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.
You may have noticed a lot of merger and acquisition activity lately in the power transmission industry. What does it mean?
America suffers $4.4 billion in losses due to earthquakes every year. While that's a drop in the bucket for our $16 trillion plus GDP, it's still a substantial amount of money, and some people are working to lessen those losses. One group is Earthquake Protection Systems (EPS), a company that is designing bearings to better protect buildings from earthquake damage.
When you work day-in and day-out with components like gears, bearings or electric motors, for example, it's easy to forget that those components are always part of a much bigger system.
News from around the Industry
Latest news on products.
Latest information about upcoming products.
The complete Product News section from the February 2017 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.
The complete Product News section from the September 2017 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.
The latest mechanical power transmission products from Nord Drivesystems, Gearing Solutions, Ogura Industrial, Stafford Manufacturing, Rexnord, Portescap, Steinmeyer, Intellidrives, J.W. Winco and Zero-Max.
The following recap looks at some of the exhibitors from Gear Expo that manufacture mechanical power transmission components or provide resources for these components.
This special advertising section features some of our VIP exhibitors.
Highlights from some of the gear, gear drive, power transmission component, software, materials and related exhibitors at Gear Expo 2017.
Cement Backer Board Plant Utilizes Oil Shear Clutch Brake
Special advertising section featuring mechatronics and motion control.
This special product news section takes a look at the latest in motion control products.
Motion control systems engineers work chiefly in two well-defined areas: 1) new designs and 2) redesigns or retrofits. This article examines the best approach for each option.
Reading Rock manufactures concrete blocks - the kind that were probably used to build the schools that you attended. With employees working three shifts six to seven days a week, they make plenty of them.
a custom hydraulic brake system from Mico Inc. aid in the development of specialized material handling equipment.
Maximizing packaging machine productivity and performance is imperative to success and is driving OEMs to adopt and invest in the latest technologies that can meet their customersâÂ€™ challenges. At the forefront of these performance-driven technologies is an integrated control system—or programmable automation controller (PAC)—and latest-generation motion solutions.
The complete Industry News section from the August 2012 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.
With the addition of Industrial Automation North America (IANA) as well as Motion, Drive & Automation North America(MDA NA), IMTS 2014 has greatly expanded its range of manufacturing technology services. These co-located shows complement the metalworking solutions found at IMTS by bringing in key suppliers from around the world.
Tucked away in the southwest quadrant of the state of Georgia, amid stately pine stands, pecan farms and cotton fields, sits Oak Crest Lumber.
Enhancing production with âÂ€” and for âÂ€” less is the standing order in todayâÂ€™s manufacturing world. Speeding up production while at the same time looking for ways, to cut, for example, energy costs, is a tricky equation with no single answer; where and how management goes about achieving that can take several paths.
While the basic design of iron and coke blast furnaces is centuries old, today's steel makers are looking for innovative ways to produce molten iron with increased production and efficiency
The scene is serene and picturesque. Sunshine reflects off the light chop of the Ohio River, as a barge winds its way into view. While those driving along LouisvilleâÂ€™s River Road may be inclined to reach for a camera to capture this idyllic scene, the mood at Nugent Sand Company is anything but tranquil.
This paper introduces the basic fundamentals of proportional-integral-derivative (PID) control theory and the characteristics of each of the PID control loops.
Motion systems bring award-winning and energy-optimizing âÂ€œSmart HouseâÂ€Âť to life.
Woodworking process gets much needed upgrade for guitar manufacturer.
Opto 22 Embeds Snap Motion Control subsystem in production equipment to control, monitor and gather operational data.
The complete product news section from the April 2008 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.
The complete Product News section from the June 2013 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.
Controls from Quicksilver help in the design and development of medical rehabilitation equipment originally designed for returning astronauts.
This case study presents how electronics and software can be applied to a mobile hydraulic application, as well as how electro-hydraulics have evolved over time.
The complete Product News section from the August 2009 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.
How to optimize performance and sustainable production through strategic planning, informed analysis and automation and control technology.
Servo system from Bosch-Rexroth helps create more efficient beverage palletizer.
Sunnen grows product portfolio with motion control solution from Siemens.
As automation devices have grown more complex and have incorporated more plant data in their operation, there is an increased need for programming changes to continue smooth operation or improve performance. In environments requiring frequent changes, it is not uncommon for code to be lost or changes overwritten, resulting in increased downtime and decreased productivity
rotary-type blowers? Examples: for motor KW; RPM; temperature; pressure production; lifetime; etc. In other words, how do I choose between belts or couplings?
With advances in modern technology reducing demand for envelopes, manufacturers are finding it increasingly hard to justify investment.
The future of motion control is connectivity. Read this issue to learn why.
Smart Factory solutions hint at machine design potential in 2018.
Oil shear brake technology is the key to quick and reliable test stand development.
This is an article about motors - preventive motor maintenance, actually. And something else - mechatronics. In today's high-tech manufacturing and industrial use environments, it is near impossible to talk about equally complex motor maintenance and repair-or-replace protocols without it.
"For your safety, please keep your hands, arms and legs inside the vehicle at all times."
It is hard these days to find any device that is not IoT-compatible or WiFi-connected. I recently had a new well pump installed that requires an iPhone for setup, which makes it hard for me to check or change the setup since I do not own an iPhone. In Olden Times, you had potentiometers or RS-232 connections - and that was fine.
Health monitoring or condition monitoring has been used for many years on machines and in plants where the cost of an outage is high. It allows failures to be anticipated and maintenance or repairs to be scheduled for the least loss of production, as well as avoiding unnecessary periodic maintenance.
The following special product news section examines the latest products and technologies in motion control.
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.
Industrial mainstay adapts to remain relevant in a 4.0 world
The complete Product News section from the October 2018 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.
The latest tools and techologies in power transmission, motion control and related components.
The complete Industry News section from the June 2017 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.
News about industry products.
For a 5-megawatt wind turbine prototype, aerodyn employs the latest control and software technologies, including a comprehensive PC-based control solution and the new modular TwinCAT Wind Framework. The TwinCAT Wind Framework features the latest software engineering and Big Data applications to extend current Industry 4.0 concepts to the wind energy industry. The modular software supports, for example, the direct provision of sensor data to the operatorâÂ€™s database, and in general enables the easy adaption of the wind turbine operation management to future requirements.
Latest news about upcoming products.
An independent cheese packager in central Wisconsin packages millions of pounds of cheese every year. Whether shredded, sliced, crumbled or waxed, each package is designed specifically for a customerâÂ€™s unique needs. As a âÂ€œtoll processor,âÂ€Âť production line speed is critical to productivity as well as profitability.
Servo control system engineers typically work designing new systems or redesigning existing systems for conveyors, pick and place machines, gantries, machine tools or other equipment.
Mechanical guiding systems, such as crossedroller bearings, work well for most motion control applications; however, when precision, angular repeatability, and geometric performance (runout, straightness) are critical or where submicron bearing rumble is problematic, air bearings are recommended. An air-bearing stage is a rotary or linear positioner that floats on a cushion of air, using one of several preload mechanisms, nearly eliminating mechanical contact and thus wear, friction, and hysteresis effects. Here are eight reasons why an air-bearing stage might be the right choice for your application:
A machine called Sub1 Reloaded solved a Rubik's Cube in 637 thousandths of a second in Munich.
The complete Product News section from the June 2017 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.
Clutches and Brakes take center stage in the April 2017 edition of Product News.
The complete Industry News section from the March 2017 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.
If there are two things that are in tight supply in the industry, it's time and talent. Manufacturers are always pressured to do more faster, and the industry is producing fewer experts to help them do it, so the industry's had to get crafty and find what time-cutting procedures they can.
The federal government estimates that manufacturing uses about one third of the energy consumed in the U.S., so manufacturing companies can play an important role in building a sustainable future.