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How to Choose Between Standalone Encoders and Integrated Motor Feedback

How to Choose Between Standalone Encoders and Integrated Motor Feedback


Designers of motion control systems for robots, manufacturing equipment and mobile machinery have options for providing digital feedback signals. Here is a look at the alternatives. This article was originally published in the Automation 2021: Control Systems Ebook.

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LKAB Extends ABB Service Agreement for Hoists at Swedish Mine by Three Years, Adds Hoisting Motors

LKAB Extends ABB Service Agreement for Hoists at Swedish Mine by Three Years, Adds Hoisting Motors


ABB’s service agreement with LKAB covers twelve hoists at Kiruna mine and has been extended until at least the end of 2023.

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NORD DRIVESYSTEMS High Efficiency Solutions Cover a Wide Range of Applications for Intralogistics and Warehousing

NORD DRIVESYSTEMS High Efficiency Solutions Cover a Wide Range of Applications for Intralogistics and Warehousing


Drive solution leader provides highly configurable gear units, electric motors, and variable frequency drives for precise control of conveyor systems, sortation devices and more.

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How to Choose Between Standalone Encoders and Integrated Motor Feedback

Designers of motion control systems for robots, manufacturing equipment and mobile machinery have options for providing digital feedback signals. Here is a look at the alternatives. This article was originally published in the Automation 2021: Control Systems Ebook.

LKAB Extends ABB Service Agreement for Hoists at Swedish Mine by Three Years, Adds Hoisting Motors

ABB’s service agreement with LKAB covers twelve hoists at Kiruna mine and has been extended until at least the end of 2023.

NORD DRIVESYSTEMS High Efficiency Solutions Cover a Wide Range of Applications for Intralogistics and Warehousing

Drive solution leader provides highly configurable gear units, electric motors, and variable frequency drives for precise control of conveyor systems, sortation devices and more.

POSITAL Kit Encoders Certified for Compliance with BiSS Interface Standards

POSITAL has received certificates of compliance for its family of kit encoders that feature BiSS C interfaces. These encoders are designed to be installed in motors or drives, providing the control system with position feedback to over single- or multi-turn operating ranges.

Homeschooling for Developers: Faulhaber Offers Webinars About Drive Technology

Learning never stops. Especially in drive technology, it is critical to learn continuously in order to identify innovate opportunities early on and apply them to the development of applications.

Portescap Launches Online Tools for Seamless Product Evaluation and Ordering

Portescap has unveiled two new online tools to streamline the process of evaluating and buying miniature motors. MotionCompass delivers product recommendations for brush and brushless DC motors based on user criteria, and the eStore lets users quickly and easily find, configure and order Portescap miniature motors.

Drive Suppliers Facing Supply Problems Across the Board

Drives market revenues fell by 5-10% in 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. While the first half of 2020 saw steep declines in sales, many suppliers were able to offset those losses with a strong performance in the second half of the year.

Geared Motors and Industrial Gears: A Supplier Landscape Characterized by Two Contrasting Trends

The geared motors and heavy-duty industrial gears market was valued at $10.6bn in 2019. Following a -7% contraction in 2020, growth will quickly resume and a 2020-24 CAGR of 2.1% will see the market hit $13bn by 2024.

How Encoders Provide Motor Speed and Position Control

In many mechanical systems, precise motion hinges upon effective monitoring and control of the motor. Encoders make motion control possible by sensing the motor’s speed and position and sending feedback signals to control components. This article will provide an overview of two common types of encoders: optical encoders and magnetic encoders.

Allied Electronics & Automation Delivers Schneider Electric's Motor Control Solutions for Small Industrial Businesses

High quality, simple solution easy TeSys provides an accessible product line for small business contractors, panel builders, system integrators and more.

Dunkermotoren Launches its Online Shop 2.0

The new online shop is based on an online product configurator that the drive manufacturer already integrated into the website in 2018.

The Motor Drive: A Key Player In Predictive Maintenance

Predictive maintenance is fast becoming recognized as one of the more easily exploited applications of that popular but not always easily defined concept in industry–digitalization. One aspect of digitalization, however, stands out as worthy of swift and serious consideration: predictive maintenance.

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