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Motion control

Cartridge valve covers for pressure relief functions

(05/11/2018)
Moog has launched a new version of its cartridge cover series with a compact design to create simple pilot-operated pressure relief functions.
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Compact positioning controller communicates via EtherCAT

(19/08/2018)
The EPOS4 compact positioning controllers from maxon are now industrial Ethernet connectivity ready.
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Moving forward with control solutions

(17/07/2018)
Unitronics has introduced a new variable frequency drive (VFD) range for use in motion control applications.


Archive

  1. 29/04/2018 NEMA 17 closed-loop integrated stepper motor

    JVL Industri Elektronik A/S has introduced a new compact and slim stepper motor.

  2. 07/01/2018 Servo control made easier to integrate

    KOLLMORGEN’s single-cable technology is now available for its SERVOSTAR series S700 servo controllers. The single motor feedback and power cable option is said to offer faster, more straightforward and lower-cost installation.

  3. 20/11/2017 Mobile Apps and Wizard for drive set-up, monitoring and diagnostics

    YASKAWA has released two new mobile apps for use with its drives – Drive Wizard Mobile and the YASKAWA Manual App – which are said to eliminate the need for carrying a PC or printed manuals.

  4. 18/09/2017 Energy efficient and compact servo drives

    A new range of AC servo drives, which are said to provide consistently simple and fast commissioning, maximum machine throughput and operational reliability, has been introduced by YASKAWA.

  5. 08/06/2017 Hygienic and flexible linear-motion transport solution

    Beckhoff has introduced a hygienic version of its eXtended Transport System (XTS), a transport solution which sees the company’s linear motion technology driving movers around a track, independently of each other at high speeds and with high accuracy.

  6. 13/12/2016 DIN-rail mountable servos with integrated safety

    The servo terminals in the Beckhoff EtherCAT Terminal system integrate a complete servo drive to facilitate highly dynamic positioning tasks in a standard I/O terminal housing. 

  7. 15/11/2016 Efficient approach to demanding motion control solutions

    Siemens has updated the software for its high-end motion control system Simotion. Version 4.5 is equipped with object-oriented programming (OOP) and communication via OPC UA, which allows mechanical engineers to implement large software projects more efficiently. They can also access Simotion data in a standardised way, across all automation levels – as far as the Cloud.

  8. 13/09/2016 Six-degrees of positioning accuracy

    Aerotech’s HexGen hexapod offers six-degrees-of-freedom for positioning. The HEX500-350HL high-load, precision hexapod is suited to use in applications in X-ray diffraction, sensor testing, and high-force device manipulation.

  9. 26/01/2016 Miniature rotary stage added to position stage range

    LG Motion has added a new miniature rotary stage to its LG-Series precision positioning mechanics range.

  10. 12/01/2016 Electric handling unit ensures accurate and rapid DNA extraction

    Festo has developed a handling system for use in the new oKtopure DNA extraction robot from LGC.

  11. 03/08/2015 Absolute feedback systems for efficient drives

    The BML series of magnetically encoded absolute position and angle measurement systems from Balluff are said to offer rugged and precise absolute position and angle measurement systems.

  12. 12/05/2015 Six-axis vacuum compatible positioning system

    Motion system integrator, LG Motion, has recently delivered a six-axis vacuum-compatible precision motion system to AWE Aldermaston to determine properties of X-ray diffraction crystals prior to installation into X-ray sensitive diagnostics for fielding on laser plasma experiments.

  13. 07/04/2015 Making cables and hoses in motion last longer

    Chips and dirt can significantly affect the service life of cables and hoses.  Igus believes it can offer a solution.

  14. 06/01/2015 IE4 motor efficiency and advanced control technology combined

    The need to balance energy efficiency improvements against process control requirements has been removed with the introduction of synchronous reluctance (SynRM) motor and variable-speed drive (VSD) packages by ABB.

  15. 15/12/2014 Miniature servo motor controller

    An addition to its ESCON servo controller family, maxon motor has recently introduced yet another miniaturised, postage stamp-sized OEM plug-in module.

  16. 10/06/2014 Portable machine vibration assessment tool

    SKF has launched a vibration assessment tool which allows users to safely, quickly and easily assess any problems with their machinery.

  17. 04/04/2014 Servo motor range gains extra torque and flexibility

    Parker Hannifin has added to its compact SMB series brushless servo motor range. The SMB170 not only extends the torque capability of the series to 60Nm, but is also said to offer flexibility to OEMs for projects in food processing, packaging, material forming and handling machinery, due to its extensive range of motor frame configurations and options.

  18. 18/03/2014 Cost-effective motion control solutions

    LG Motion can offer motion control solutions from Arcus Technology, to provide simple and cost-effective motion control solutions – from single- and multi-axis standalone stepper drive and control packages, to integrated intelligent stepper drives for distributed control, with a choice of communication interfaces, touchscreen integration, simple multi-tasking programming and source codes for a variety of PC-based programming platforms and LabVIEW. 

  19. 03/12/2013 Servo drives with integrated safety functionality

    The range of programmable single- and multi-axis modular servo drives from Moog has been extended to include optional safety functions compliant with the EN 61800-5-2 safety standard. 

  20. 30/07/2013 Servo system promises energy-efficient motion control

    The MELSERVO MR-J4 series of servo amplifiers, from Mitsubishi Electric, complete with associated positioning units, motion modules and integrated motion control systems are said to enable machine builders and end-users to improve productivity and reduce energy costs.