Motion Control & Drives


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Continuous machine condition monitoring to reduce machine downtime: Part I of II
April 2001
It is now possible to purchase one integrated platform for all of the needs of a plant

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Single source positioning solution introduced
April 2001
Festo, a specialist in the field of positioning, has recently launched its compact, fully digital SEC AC 305 and 508 electro-motor controllers. Where servomotor shafts used to be controlled by analog ...

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Railway stress monitoring system
April 2001, ProMicro
Heavy construction can change soil support capabilities and may damage nearby buildings and bridges. To determine if harm is being done, construction engineers can monitor a structure's position, and ...

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Full-range position transmitter with digital sensing
April 2001, Valve & Automation
Westlock has merged absolute encoder sensing technology with loop-powered analog transmission to create the Spectrum DT full-range position monitor. The communication mode continues to be the standard ...

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Servo systems for fast and accurate positioning
April 2001
The Omron OMNUC W series servo systems provide the performance demanded in today's workplace. The CPM2 series is equipped with synchronised pulse and position control functions, which meets the need for ...

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Machine vision system is now compact and more affordable
April 2001
With high-resolution imaging plus network communications, the Series 600 delivers vital control data such as quality control inspection results; coordinate information for motion controllers, statistical ...

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Motor protection relay with many features
April 2001
Cutler-Hammer recently introduced the MP-3000 motor protection relay - what it firmly believes is a simple and intelligent choice. This new relay replaces the existing IQ-1000 II electronic relay having ...

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Launch of a new I/O product
April 2001
A new product that offers a gateway solution in which the I/O modules are not bus specific but work with different bus systems, has been launched by Moeller Electric, of Kempton Park. Available at competitive ...

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Miniature shaft encoder uses new scanning principle
April 2001, Temperature Controls
A new scanning principle for the pulse disc in shaft encoders has enabled Baumer Electric to make use of the smallest of housing designs, providing a convenient solution where space is restricted. Good ...

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Manual programming device for motor protection relays
March 2001, Rockwell Automation
Rockwell Automation is offering a powerful and intelligent manual programming device, intended for use with Allen-Bradley MCS-E3 and MCS-E3 Plus electronic motor protection relays. With the help of this ...

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Industry's smallest soft starters
February 2001
Weidmüller is a leading international manufacturer of hand tools for the preparation of cables in the electrical and electronics industries. Designed to meet the highest international standards for reliability ...

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HVAC drive aimed at addressing all the requirements for reliable operation
February 2001, Danfoss
As a result of Danfoss' extensive experience as a developer, manufacturer and supplier of drives, the interests of individual consumers are considered to the greatest possible extent when designing new ...

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Seal-bending machine for half the cost
January 2001
The recent custom design and manufacture by SAM (Systems Automation and Management) of a seal bending machine for pallet strapping applications, has enabled the customer to save up to 50% of the cost ...

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Effective drive control
December 2000, Shorrock Automation
Shorrock Automation's AC1150 module provides a simple, yet effective method of controlling SEW's MOVIMOT drives. All modes, functions and status indications of the drive can now be controlled directly ...

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'Next generation' medium voltage AC drives
July 2000, Rockwell Automation
The simplified design of this drive lowers commissioning, training and maintenance time, and significantly reduces the total cost of ownership from initial purchase price to annual maintenance costs. Rockwell ...

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A coherant, Modular and forward thinking design platform
April 2000, Flexible Electronic Systems
Two choices of module One with a simple hardware arrangement for everyday requirements, the other for higher specification tasks and incorporating a modular backplane. These two versions of Bosch Servodyn-D ...

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Important Development in servo technology
April 2000, Nidec Control Techniques
One of the unique features of 'M'ax with SLM is that it privides improved levels of competitiveness for OEM machine builder."

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Shaft speed monitor
April 2000, DCM Group
The KSR speed monitor of the Type DAW-D series is an instrument used for monitoring and displaying periodic signals that occur in very many fields of automation and process technology. A very rapid microprocessor ...

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Intelligent motor protection relay is simple to use
April 2000
The MP-3000 motor protection relay replaces the existing IQ-1000 II electronic relay having all present features in the same cut-out design while offering the additional features: * Provides motor protection ...

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Cumulus gets specialised training on vibration testing
April 2000
Spectral Dynamics recently held a successful training course on vibration testing at Cumulus, designer and manufacturer of products for the military, as well as various products for the commercial market ...

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