Motion Control & Drives


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The automated chameleon tongue
March 2019, Festo
Festo’s adaptive gripper can pick up anything.

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Energy-saving irrigation methods
March 2019, Zest WEG Group
Anyone within the agricultural sector will know that operating an irrigation system can be expensive, with one of the primary factors being the cost of energy. The good news is that there are ways to ...

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Quality in aftermarket fuel filters
March 2019, Parker Hannifin Sales Company South
When it comes to replacing the fuel filter element on a light commercial vehicle, such as the Ford Transit, Parker Racor ensures the job is simple, fast and foolproof, thanks to a patented compound bayonet ...

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Flexible drive control
March 2019, Festo
Servo drive and servo motor as a complete system.

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Case History 165: Interesting tests on loop problems show how much can be deduced from the results.
March 2019, Michael Brown Control Engineering
I have published many articles showing problems in control loops with figures showing the tests conducted to determine the problems. This time, by way of a change, I would like to suggest that readers ...

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Bag-in-Box technology just got faster
February 2019, Beckhoff Automation
Beckhoff’s control architecture provides best solutions for local machine builder.

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Conveyor systems for grain applications
February 2019
BLTWorld offers dependable solutions for specific problems at the transfer points of conveyor systems in bulk materials handling, for example, grain in the food and beverage industry. “ScrapeTec Trading’s ...

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Bosch Rexroth introduces latest transfer system
February 2019, Tectra Automation
By optimising existing components and integrating new modules into its TS 5 conveyor system for heavy loads, Bosch Rexroth has enhanced its already impressive flexibility to meet the requirements of an ...

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One machine control over EtherCAT
February 2019, Omron Electronics
Manufacturing is changing. Production lines need to be increasingly flexible to cope with shorter production runs, more varied products and tighter deadlines. Manufacturers are addressing these challenges ...

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Global partnerships for automotive support
January 2019, Parker Hannifin Sales Company South
Parker Hannifin is a global leader in motion control components and system solutions serving industrial, mobile and automotive markets. Specialising in hydraulics, pneumatics, electromechanics, fluid ...

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Matching linear measurement performance to application needs
January 2019, Parker Hannifin Sales Company South
Almost all modern automated machines and systems require precise, reliable and cost-effective linear measurement. And although this need increases in line with demands for greater efficiency, speed and ...

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Case History 164: More on valves that do not control properly.
January 2019, Michael Brown Control Engineering
I often publish articles showing valve problems. One of the reasons is that I do not think many people understand that valves are generally responsible for 75-80% of all control loop problems. When it ...

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PC-based control ­ increases throughput in additive ­manufacturing
November 2018, Beckhoff Automation
Automated post-print processing puts the finishing touches on 3D printed parts.

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SEW supplies industrial gear units for West African mine
November 2018, SEW-Eurodrive
Having an in-house projects department to focus on the specific requirements of project houses, OEMs and other tender-related project activity is starting to bear fruit for drive and automation specialist ...

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Motion analyser software shortens design time
November 2018, Rockwell Automation
Rockwell Automation has released an updated version of the Allen-Bradley Motion Analyser software tool, which offers an optimised user experience with intuitive navigation and in-workflow product selection. ...

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Edge applications for machine tools
November 2018, Siemens Digital Factory & Process Indust. & Drives
As part of Siemens Industrial Edge, the company is launching applications for Sinumerik Edge, the machine-level platform specially designed for the machine tool industry, at AMB 2018 in Stuttgart. This ...

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Nord drives for wash-down ­applications
November 2018, Bearing Man Group t/a BMG
BMG’s range of Nord aluminium drives is available with the nsd tupH (sealed surface conversion system) anti-corrosion treatment, which has been developed for improved process reliability in extreme environmental ...

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Eaton motor control for easy installation
November 2018, Magnet
Magnet’s portfolio of space saving Eaton motor control and protection devices offer motor starting and protection solutions in diverse industries, including mining, oil and gas, pulp and paper, the automotive ...

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Linear modules with one-point lubrication simplify assembly
November 2018, Tectra Automation
The third generation of MKK and MKR linear modules from Tectra Automation expands the range of equipment options for the company’s linear module series. In the corrosion resistant versions, hard chrome ...

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Case History 163: Control limitations on mineral processing plants
November 2018, Michael Brown Control Engineering
I was recently asked to conduct a control loop audit on a mineral extraction processing plant which was fairly old and had been acquired by new owners. A new and very modern control system had been installed ...

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