FEATURED ARTICLESin Motion Control, Motors & Drives
The Linear Motor: How Does It Work?
By Alexander Hinds, W2Tech
If you're new to automation, this article will help describe the different types and inner workings of linear motors.
Festo Introduces Multi-Carrier-System without Trailing Wires
By Bill Lydon, Editor
Festo's Multi-Carrier System, along with accompanying Siemens software, provides machine designers with an innovative tool...
New Rockwell Automation Products from Automation Fair 2015
By Bill Lydon, Editor
The event was described as a showcase of the latest advances in manufacturing and industrial automation enabled by the...
Schneider Electric delivers Industry 4.0 & IIoT Products
By Bill Lydon, Editor
Schneider Electric continues a buildout of products to help users implement Industry 4.0 and Industrial Internet of Things...
NEWSin Motion Control, Motors & Drives
- Data Device Corporation purchased by Transdigm Group for $1B
- NovaTorque and Wolong Electric announce manufacturing partnership
- Festo demonstrates SupraMotion technology at Hannover Messe
- Rockwell announces acquisition of Magnemotion
- Servotronix supplies controls for Gleason machines
- Physik Instrumente to Build $13M Technology Center
- ABB to supply drive system to Kruger Packaging
- Global motion control shipments shrink 3.9% in 2015
- ABB wins Service Agreement for a mill drive in Argentina
- Servo2Go carries Advanced Motion Controls servo drives
- ABB provides drive systems to Copper Mine
- KEB announces System Integrator Program
PRODUCT NEWSin Motion Control, Motors & Drives
ADVANCED Motion Controls releases 3 AxCent servo drive models
Models AB15A100, AB25A100 and AB20A200 are panel mount servo drives that operate with brushless (3Φ) permanent magnet motors as well as brushed...
Maxon releases EPOS4 positioning controller
The EPOS4 module boasts detachable pin headers and two different power ratings. With a connector board, the modules can be combined into a compact...
Rockwell releases CompactLogix 5380 controller
The Allen-Bradley CompactLogix 5380 controller from Rockwell Automation is designed to help meet the demands for smart machines in manufacturing by...
MEDIAin Motion Control, Motors & Drives
RESOURCESin Motion Control, Motors & Drives
The practical reference introduces engineering concepts of motors and drives in a way that can be easily understood by both engineers unfamiliar...
Part of the ISA/O3neida series, this book will be of interest to practitioners within the automation field, particularly those focused on process...
Available for free download, the device drivers enable users to develop control interfaces to Alicat instruments, without PLC programming skills.
WHITE PAPERSin Motion Control, Motors & Drives
By Joe Kimbrell, AutomationDirect
The decision to replace existing motors with newer premium efficiency motors can be difficult. And, a common...
By Adriano De Rosa, Micronas
Today’s brush-type DC motor solutions can be replaced 1:1 by a BLDC motor system, that on the outside, looks like...
White paper discusses DC motor characteristics, key differences between AC and DC motors, and when to choose one over the other.
While there are...
CASE STUDIESin Motion Control, Motors & Drives
Menzel Elektromotoren GmbH was chosen to replace defective motors after an internet search. The original motors had failed after only two years of...
Tech Folien turned to Emerson official partner RJW, who designed and installed a motor solution which delivered energy savings of over 75%.
The Bridge Evaluation and Accelerated Structural Testing (BEAST) lab, located at Rutgers University in Piscataway, NJ will provide valuable data...
EVENTSin Motion Control, Motors & Drives
Don’t miss out on one of the best learning and networking opportunities that Siemens is offering this year. The Automation Summit Conference will be a valuable asset to attendees by providing the sessions and training you need to improve efficiencies and increase performance in your daily operations.
The 22nd annual NIWeek conference brings together the brightest minds in engineering and science. More than 3,200 innovators representing a wide spectrum of industries, from automotive and telecommunications to robotics and energy, will discover the latest technology to accelerate productivity for software-defined systems in test, measurement, and control.
TRAININGin Motion Control, Motors & Drives
This webinar will help attendees discover the five industry challenges that will maximize chances of success in the IIoT. Topics will include component- and system-level simulation with examples in sensors, RFID, industrial robotics, instrumentation, and control and network equipment.