Discrete Manufacturing - Motors, Drives

Process market opportunities for pump suppliers expected to decline in 2017

IHS Markit reports that destocking trends and consolidated end-user markets will continue to place... » more

Motor and power generation companies acquired

Nidec Corporation has completed the acquisition of Leroy-Somer and Control Techniques, Emerson... » more

How to select a motor for an industrial application

Cover Story: Understanding the main types of loads, motors, and applications can help simplify... » more

Software helps size, select motors

Software can help engineers select the right motor regardless of application and be useful for new... » more

Three-phase rolled steel motor series

AutomationDirect’s IronHorse line of three-phase motors includes the MTRP-series 56HC-frame premium... » more

Inertial sensor series for industrial, agricultural applications

Lord Sensing MicroStrain's 3DM-GX5 family of inertial sensors are designed for the industrial... » more

Robots are changing the global manufacturing market

Inside Machines: Robots will need to become more flexible and agile on the manufacturing floor as... » more

Robots helping cancer researchers produce better, faster results

Scientists are using robots in multiple disciplines of cancer research such as screening, radiation... » more

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Digital pressure sensors for gas, liquid applications

AutomationDirect's EPS ProSense line of digital pressure sensors are designed for industrial pressure measurement and indication in both gas and liquid applications. » more

Linear displacement measuring instrument

Kaman's OEM-2306 non-contact linear displacement measuring instrument uses eddy current technology in a small bare PC board format and is designed for integration into original equipment manufacturer (OEM) equipment.  » more

Industrial chassis for machine vision applications

Advantech's IPC-631 industrial chassis has a front input/output (I/O) design and support of a 500W single or redundant power supply and server grade motherboard for high-end machine vision applications.  » more

2017 Engineers' Choice Awards: Spotlight on innovation

Best automation, control, and instrumentation products in 28 categories. » more

Three-phase rolled steel motor series

AutomationDirect’s IronHorse line of three-phase motors includes the MTRP-series 56HC-frame premium efficiency motor, which are available from 1 to 3 hp.  » more

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

The need to evaluate hazards and apply corrective actions to reduce... » more

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Motors and Drives Video Series

Overview

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

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Poll of the Week

When buying or specifying a controller, what are the most important considerations?
Speed, latency, memory
Upgrade, licensing simplicity
I/O count, communications ability
Previous controller brand, purchasing agreements
Failsafe, hotswapping
IEC 61131-3 programming, offline programming, simulation
Initial lifecycle costs
Integrated functions such as motion, vision, HMI
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