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Digitalization Helping Shape Market Dynamics for Soft Starters

Digitalization Helping Shape Market Dynamics for Soft Starters


New ARC Advisory Group research on the global Soft Starters market reveals that the leading suppliers are striving to differentiate their products through deep application knowledge and increased intelligence and connectivity.

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Applied Motion Products Breaks Ground on New Corporate Headquarters in Morgan Hill, Calif.

Applied Motion Products Breaks Ground on New Corporate Headquarters in Morgan Hill, Calif.


Applied Motion Products broke ground for its new corporate headquarters on Aug. 6, marking another important milestone in the construction phase of the new building.

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Comau, Tecnomatic Partner on Electrical Motor and Transmission Assemblies

Comau, Tecnomatic Partner on Electrical Motor and Transmission Assemblies


Combining their respective strengths, Comau and Tecnomatic offer customers a double benefit: a single source for fully-integrated electrical motor and transmission assembly solutions, as well as access to an engineering approach designed to meet current and future production needs.

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Digitalization Helping Shape Market Dynamics for Soft Starters

New ARC Advisory Group research on the global Soft Starters market reveals that the leading suppliers are striving to differentiate their products through deep application knowledge and increased intelligence and connectivity.

Applied Motion Products Breaks Ground on New Corporate Headquarters in Morgan Hill, Calif.

Applied Motion Products broke ground for its new corporate headquarters on Aug. 6, marking another important milestone in the construction phase of the new building.

Comau, Tecnomatic Partner on Electrical Motor and Transmission Assemblies

Combining their respective strengths, Comau and Tecnomatic offer customers a double benefit: a single source for fully-integrated electrical motor and transmission assembly solutions, as well as access to an engineering approach designed to meet current and future production needs.

Decentralized Drives: The Trend That Has Yet To Crack America

Decentralization is becoming favorable across a range of industries and applications.

Rolls-Royce announces electronics manufacturing capability at Purdue

The first controller has been completed at Rolls-Royce in the Purdue Research Foundation’s Discovery Park District adjacent to the Purdue University campus in West Lafayette, Indiana, and will be installed onto a Rolls-Royce AE 3007H engine, manufactured at the company’s facilities in Indianapolis.

FAULHABER announces FAULHABER Drive Selection Tool

A solution for developers and application engineers, information, such as speed and torque, is sufficient in order to determine the appropriate solution. A list with the most important parameters shows the choices calculated.

What Do Design Engineers Need to Know about Brushless DC Motor Technologies

The disruptive growth of the Internet of Things (IoT) and next-generation smart manufacturing, also known as Industry 4.0, is placing demands on designers to develop motion-enabled solutions that are powerful, small, precise and efficient.

Controlling Multiple Motors with One VFD Saves Money and Space

Many applications use one or more motors operating in parallel at the same desired speed. Using one Variable frequency drive (VFD) to control these multiple motors provides a host of advantages 

Multi-Axis Synchronization

The term "multi-axis synchronization" refers to the motion which requires coordination, and the techniques used to achieve control of the motion. With today's increasing automation and machine sophistication, the control applications have become more demanding, and the control techniques have improved.

Employing an Adjustable Frequency Drive with a Soft Starter Bypass Improves System Reliability

Optimum motor control packages start with a drive to provide the most control, flexibility, and protection. Adding a bypass with an integral soft starter provides a backup system to run the motor should the drive fail. Large drive systems should have soft starters in the bypass, otherwise the application risks negatively affecting the power system, damaged bearings, or bent shafts once the bypass is engaged.

10 Benefits Adjustable-Speed AC Drives Provide to Industrial Users

Adjustable Speed Drives are used in any application in which there is mechanical equipment powered by motors; the drives provide extremely precise electrical motor control, so that motor speeds can be ramped up and down, and maintained, at speeds required; doing so utilizes only the energy required, rather than having a motor run at constant (fixed) speed and utilizing an excess of energy.

Advances in Digital Servo Drive Motor Protection

Users are pushing motors closer to their theoretical torque and power limits.  In order to protect motors under these rated conditions, accurate thermal models of the motor are needed.

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