FEATURED ARTICLESin Motion Control, Motors & Drives
The top five things that cause inverter failure
By Jonathan Wilkins, European Automation
The most common cause of failure or malfunctioning for inverters is an improper installation, often a...
How to Choose the Right Control Method for VFDs
By Steve Peterson, Yaskawa America
Many people in the industry think control methods are the sequencing methods that control VFDs,...
Screw Drive Survival and Actuator Life
By Igor Glikin, Tolomatic
A host of factors influence how long a screw actuator will operate properly. Here are some tips on...
How to Specify and Apply Precision Gearboxes with Servosystems
By Pat Phillips and Chip McDaniel, AutomationDirect
A servosystem and gearbox can provide precise motion control, but care must be...
NEWSin Motion Control, Motors & Drives
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- 2014 Manufacturing Technology Orders Up 5.2%
- B&R opens office in Japan
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- Rexroth adds CIP Safety on Sercos to its drives
- Midwest Engineering Relocates Corporate Headquarters
- TMEIC to manufacture Drives and Inverters in Houston, Texas
- Global Motion Control Shipments Grow 6.2% in 2014
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- Danfoss to acquire Vacon
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PRODUCT NEWSin Motion Control, Motors & Drives
Parker Electric releases ETT Thrust Tubular Linear Motor
The body of the actuator houses the motor stator, with the magnets embedded in the moving rod, making it a direct-drive, rod-style thrust actuator.
Siemens updates software for Sinamics S120 drive system
Enhancements include synchronous operation (1:1 or with gear ratio), camming, and positioning of synchronous axes.
Rexroth breaks out IndraDrive from cabinets
Decentralized IndraDrive Mi drives, supply and mains modules can be mounted on machines, with no need for cabinets or enclosures.
MEDIAin Motion Control, Motors & Drives
RESOURCESin Motion Control, Motors & Drives
LV Drives Performance Service is a monitoring and diagnostic service that tracks the health and performance of low-voltage drives.
Catalog covers precision gear reducers, servo couplings, and linear mounting kits.
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WHITE PAPERSin Motion Control, Motors & Drives
By Jonas Persson, Comsys
Harmonics is a major concern in many applications today. The increased use of variable frequency drives introduce more...
By Brent Purdy, AutomationDirect
Group motor protection provides numerous benefits. It’s economical because one protection device handles...
By Joe Kimbrell, AutomationDirect
Variable frequency drives — or VFDs — can reduce energy consumption, improve realtime control, and lengthen...
CASE STUDIESin Motion Control, Motors & Drives
Kuka and Kollmorgen were able to reduce the installation volume of the motors compared to standard models, implement robot-specific applications...
Four PowerFlex 755 Variable Frequency Drives operate motors that run the hydraulic emulsion pumps responsible for advancing roof supports at an...
Ridgeline Pipe manufactures about 125 different PVC pipe products that vary in length, diameter, color, markings and other requirements....
EVENTSin Motion Control, Motors & Drives
SPS IPC Drives is Europe’s leading exhibition for electric automation. Meet suppliers of electric automation technology from around the world. Inform yourself about all products, trends and innovations within the industry. Trade fair and adjoining conference offer you the perfect platform to search the right solutions for your automation tasks.
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TRAININGin Motion Control, Motors & Drives
This webinar will discuss the components that go into integrated motion solutions, how to find the most suitable solution for your requirements, and the value, in both time and cost savings, that integrated motion control can generate for you.