FEATURED ARTICLESin Motion Control, Motors & Drives
LVDT Position Sensors: Connectors vs. Lead Wire
By Michael Marciante, Macro Sensors
Connectors and lead wires provide the electrical connection between the coils of an LVDT position sensor and...
Achieving Higher Linear Motion Precision
By Clint Hayes, Bosch Rexroth Corporation
Precision can be optimized by focusing on drive and mechanical factors that affect control engineering...
A New Way to Move Products
By Oliver Haya and Erik Myers, Rockwell Automation
Manufacturers and packaging contractors are constantly striving to locate a cost-effective and...
How to Prevent the Most Frequent Causes of Motor Failure
Pumps & Systems
By Rob Amstutz
Motors represent a significant energy expense for any industrial plant. To minimize cost, users can ensure their...
NEWSin Motion Control, Motors & Drives
- Omron to acquire Delta Tau Data Systems
- China’s MV drive sales drop in 2014 and 2015
- Columbus McKinnon to Acquire Magnetek
- Low-voltage motor suppliers unsure of impact of energy efficiency regulations
- Global Electric Motors Market Favored by Regulatory Scenario, Consumer Trends, and Positive Outlook of Manufacturing Sector
- Manufacturing Technology Orders Down 7.9% in 2015
- Mixed landscape forecast for world medium-voltage motors market in 2015
- Date Device acquires Emrise Electronics
- Powerful Controller Can Drive Devices up to 2.5 A/phase
- Diakont Now Delivering a New Product Line of Advanced Roller Screw Actuators
- Madison Area Technical College Partners with Rockwell Automation
- Bill Hewitson named President of Ruland Manufacturing
PRODUCT NEWSin Motion Control, Motors & Drives
Harmonic Drive releases SolutionKit servo actuators
SolutionKit servo actuators can be customized for high precision applications.
Physik Instrumente releases V-551 motorized linear translation stage
V-551 comes equipped with an integrated absolute-measuring, 2nm resolution encoder and an ironless magnetic linear motor.
Mitsubishi introduces A860 Series variable frequency drive
A860 Series inverter combines traditional induction and permanent magnet motors into a single 600V solution.
MEDIAin Motion Control, Motors & Drives
RESOURCESin Motion Control, Motors & Drives
Engineering calculator helps users select variable frequency drive (VFD) cables that meet their application requirements.
A ProCheck inspection takes less than three hours and includes a detailed report, all for $600 per machine.
The widely used ISA-88 series of standards provides terminology and a consistent set of concepts and models for batch manufacturing plants...
WHITE PAPERSin Motion Control, Motors & Drives
By Copper Development Association
The third installment of The Copper Development Association's (CDA) Motor Management Program, Repair...
By Ian McGregor, Emulate3D
Compared with the traditional methods of testing, the benefits of virtual controls testing are both numerous and...
By Jonas Persson, Comsys
Harmonics is a major concern in many applications today. The increased use of variable frequency drives introduce more...
CASE STUDIESin Motion Control, Motors & Drives
Before the implementation of Unidrive M, Render’s machines were able to deliver 25 or 26 cycles per minute. Since adopting Unidrive M, the...
By Hank Hogan
Modular machines can save wiring and installation costs, as compared to a completely custom design. They also add...
Salvagnini is using distributed servo amplifiers for positioning, instead of keeping drives installed centrally in the control cabinet.
EVENTSin Motion Control, Motors & Drives
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Provides a focused and intimate setting for dissemination and discussion of the state of the art in dynamic systems and control research, with a mechanical engineering focus.