Discrete Manufacturing - Mechatronics

Manufacturing industries are becoming more automated and efficient

Automation and artificial intelligence, are being used to make manufacturing, transportation, and... » more

Mechatronic drive unit

Lenze's Smart Gear g350 is a compact mechatronic drive unit that combines a gearbox, motor,...

Modular electric robotic cars developed for cities

It is not science fiction anymore: a car with an adaptive and modular design that fulfills the... » more

Piezo stages for 3-D positioning accuracy

Aerotech’s QNP3 series of XYZ piezo positioning stages combine sub-nanometer resolution, high... » more

Gear motors for high torque automation applications

Yaskawa America's line of gear motors are based on its Sigma-7 servo motors. The line brings is... » more

Power quality and motor analyzer

The Fluke 438-II Power Quality and Motor Analyzer is designed to analyze three-phase power quality... » more

Six tips for testing motor insulation systems

Insulation resistance (IR) tests are useful for motor insulation systems and users should take... » more

Linear actuator series for motion control applications

Thomson Industries' WhisperTrak actuator line is designed for a variety of motion system... » more

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Magnetic linear encoder

Balluff's BML-S1G magnetic encoder system with an absolute quadrature interface combines absolute positioning with an incremental interface and is compatible with incremental A/B input cards.

Advanced strain sensors for multi-axis, load measurements

The Micro-Measurements brand of Vishay Precision Group's S5060 series is a line of Transducer Class multi-grid advanced strain sensors are designed for robotics, factory automation, machinery, and materials testing applications. » more

Mechatronic drive unit

Lenze's Smart Gear g350 is a compact mechatronic drive unit that combines a gearbox, motor, electronics and software tailored specifically to horizontal material flow tasks.

Non-contact rotary torque sensor

The Datum Electronics Series RS425 non-contact rotary torque transducers are designed to fit in line with any drivetrain or test bed using either a spline or keyway shaft.

Rotary position sensor series for harsh, critical applications

TT Electronics' PHS family of rotary position sensors are designed to provide precision sensing in harsh environments and in critical applications. » more

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Machine Safety: Benefits of safety assessments, risk...

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Motors and Drives Video Series


Part 1 of the Motors and Drives Series describes...

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