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Electric Motors
Pump reliability improved with variable-speed drive and motor upgrade
Electric Motors : 06 November, 2016
Scottish Water has cut the risk of pump set failure at its Mannofield water treatment works in Aberdeen with the installation of an ABB motor and low harmonic variable-speed drive (VSD).
 
Two motors series fulfil IE3 class requirements
Electric Motors : 17 April, 2015
Two motor series from Bonfiglioli - the BX and MX series - fulfilling IE3 class requirements, are now available in the 7.5-22kW range. They are aimed at applications that require low energy consumption, particularly continuous duty actions.
 
Optimised motors for compact robots
Electric Motors : 29 November, 2014
Kuka's compact robots in the KR Agilus series are precise, agile and fast. As agile systems these five-axis and six-axis handling units feature short cycle times and high repeatability, particularly for pick-and-place tasks. Synchronous servo motors from Kollmorgen's AKM series play a major role in achieving this high dynamic performance and precision.
 
Breakthrough green motor technology promises significant energy savings
Electric Motors : 11 November, 2014
Tests purport to show that an algorithm-based advancement in motor control technology developed by AC Kinetics can significantly reduce electricity usage in AC induction motors used in motor-intensive sectors in manufacturing, mass transportation and energy production.
 
Class 6 Industrial Ethernet Smart Motors in standard and high pole count versions
Electric Motors : 10 August, 2014
These new Class 6 SmartMotors have a new powerful processor that operates at nearly twice the processor speed of Class 5. The PID rate is fixed at 62.5 microseconds with 64K User program memory (twice that of prior SmartMotors) and larger Cam point memory space for cam tables to >3K points.
 
Two additional sizes of configurable DC motors, gearheads and encoders
Electric Motors : 21 May, 2014
The Maxon X drives family is being expanded to include two additional motor sizes: 16 and 32mm.
 
Twin microprocessors and DC motors enable amputees to walk uninhibited
Electric Motors : 23 April, 2014
Using two brushed DC motors from Maxon Motor, prosthetic specialist Endolite has developed an award-winning foot and ankle system that will revolutionise amputees' walking abilities.
 
Motors embedded into robot articulated axes without additional housings
Electric Motors : 28 March, 2014
UR 5 and UR 10 are two models with which Danish company Universal Robots aims to establish the flexibility of articulated-arm robots in industrial production. The focus is on work areas in which conventional robots have thus far been too big, too expensive, and too loud. Due to their low weight they can be used wherever they are needed. A large part of the power density of the six-axis articulated robots comes from specially adapted KBM direct drive motors from Kollmorgen.
 
Geared motors offer wide speed range in same gearbox frame size
Electric Motors : 31 January, 2014
The Lenze g500 range of aluminium geared motors offers a wide output speed range, both for fixed speed mains supply and variable speed inverter control. The range covers powers from 60W up to 7.5kW with output torques up to 650Nm. As well as helical gearboxes, there are shaft mounted helicals with a hollow output shaft and helical bevels where the output is at 90 degrees to the input.
 
Integrated servo system with brushless DC motor used to test critical component of in-flight refuelling
Electric Motors : 18 January, 2014
Engineers were recently tasked with developing a test protocol and supporting hardware for a complex planetary gearbox that was at the heart of the centreline hose and drogue in-flight refuelling (IFR) system chosen for the new USAF tanker aircraft.
 
WEG to host Midlands leg of Motor Driven Systems Conference
Electric Motors : 10 October, 2013
WEG is to host the Midlands leg of the 2013 Motor Driven Systems (MDS) Conference roadshow at its Redditch facility, on Tuesday 5 November. Featuring representatives from the UK Government, research bodies, trade associations, manufacturers and end users, MDS focuses on practical solutions to real life industry requirements.
 
EUSAS motor combines energy efficiency and modular gear unit
Electric Motors : 11 September, 2013
WEG and Watt Drive have jointly further developed the modular EUSAS motor, which can be used globally for a wide variety of applications either as a standard or an integral motor for gearboxes.
 
Stainless steel gearmotor meets extreme washdown rating for food use
Electric Motors : 27 August, 2013
Olsen Engineering UK has launched the Bison SaniMotor range of stainless steel gearmotors that meets the IP69K extreme washdown rating. Following successful implementation in the US, SaniMotor has aroused interest in the international OEM food packaging industry from as far afield as Dubai.
 
Smooth-surfaced motors for high-hygiene applications
Electric Motors : 20 May, 2013
Nord Drivesystems is introducing new smooth-surface motors for high-hygiene applications. The three-phase induction motors without cooling fins are especially well-suited for applications in the food and beverage industry, since they are easier to clean than finned motors.
 
Firmware upgrade has simplified commands for spooling and winding
Electric Motors : 19 November, 2012
Moog Animatics has released a firmware upgrade to its product line of fully integrated Class 5 servo motors known as SmartMotors. The upgrade aims to simplify spooling and winding applications.
 
Electronic motor manager turns a motor into a sensor
Electric Motors : 19 November, 2012
The Contactron Electronic Motor Manager (EMM) precisely monitors the effective power consumed by motors and uses this data to analyse errors and provide early warning to the controller.
 
Selecting a gearmotor in four simple steps
Electric Motors : 07 November, 2012
For design engineers in the process of selecting components for an application the motor or gearmotor can be one of the more difficult components to source. There are so many types of motors and gearmotors and promising to be the "most efficient’, the "highest quality’ or boasting about "high precision’. Groschopp uses four simple steps to lead designers to the best motor/gearmotor choice for a particular application. There are several key design parameters that should be considered when selecting a motor or gearmotor for a motion control application.
 
Efficient automation motor concepts at SPS
Electric Motors : 20 October, 2012
Eaton Corporation is presenting its latest products at the 2012 SPS IPC Drives exhibition in Nuremberg, Germany on stand 371 in Hall 9 from 27 to 29 November.
 
Tiny Whistle climbs to 200VDC
Electric Motors : 18 October, 2012
Elmo has extended the operation of its super small Whistle and Gold Whistle series to 200VDC.
 
Bevel geared motors challenge worms on energy efficiency
Electric Motors : 30 September, 2012
The Lenze GKR bevel geared motors are an ideal replacement for worm geared motors, offering massive savings in energy costs. The extra purchase cost is paid back in only a few months of continuous running as the efficiency im-proves from 50-70% up to 96%. These geared motors are available for motor powers from 60W to 7.5kW with output torques up to 450Nm and ratios up to i = 76
 
New catalogue for sub-miniature ceramic servo motors and drives
Electric Motors : 14 September, 2012
A new 20 page catalogue, featuring Nanomotion's ceramic servo motors, piezo sub-systems and drives for miniaturised focus/zoom, shutter/filter and pan/tilt control is available from motion control specialists and exclusive UK distributor, Heason Technology.
 
Planetary gearhead design boosts torque capacity by 25%
Electric Motors : 14 September, 2012
HT Servo has introduced the Micron range of planetary gearheads to the UK market. These innovative gearheads combine the proven attributes of planetary technology such as high torque to volume ratio, high torsional stiffness and low backlash with new new ′swing link’ technology which increases torque capacity by up to 25% compared with conventional designs.
 
 
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