Discrete Manufacturing - Motors, Drives

Electric motor power measurement and analysis

Understand the basics to drive greater efficiency. » more

Robotics league designed to encourage students interested in manufacturing careers

The National Tooling & Machining Association (NTMA) National Robotics League, which begins its... » more

Optical rotary encoder series have no bearings

Heidenhain's ERO 1200/1400 series of modular optical rotary encoders are bearingless and have axial... » more

High-pressure axial piston pump

Rexroth's A15VSO hydraulic axial-piston pump for stationary applications in open circuit operation... » more

Motion control motor company acquired

Blufton Motor Works' affiliate, DC Products Group, acquired RAE Corporation, which manufactures... » more

Paint robot system with precision hollow wrist

ABB Robotics' IRB 580 is a paint robot system that uses a high precision hollow wrist and an... » more

Robot picking and packing series expanded

ABB's IRB 360-6 FlexPicker robot has a reach of 1600 mm and a mid-range payload of 6 kg and is... » more

Industrial palletizing robot

ABB Robotics' IRB 660 is a 4-axis machine that combines a 3.15 m reach with a 250 kg payload and... » more

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Flexible safety relay solution allows multiple safety zones

The Allen-Bradley Guardmaster 440C-CR30 safety relay from Rockwell Automation is designed to allow machine builders to implement required safety functions and multiple safety zones.  » more

Circuit breaker analysis mobile application

The Circuit Breaker Analyzer App runs on a Microsoft Windows 7-compatible tablet or PC to identify potential mechanical failures before they happen. » more

Security stopgap for Windows XP users

The Edge7200i security appliance from Milton Security Group is designed as a stopgap for companies and customers who have not upgraded from Microsoft Windows XP. » more

Optical rotary encoder series have no bearings

Heidenhain's ERO 1200/1400 series of modular optical rotary encoders are bearingless and have axial motion up to ±0.02 mm and are also used on air bearing spindles, blood pumps, and servo motors in robotic applications. » more

High-pressure axial piston pump

Rexroth's A15VSO hydraulic axial-piston pump for stationary applications in open circuit operation is designed to meet pressure requirements to 420 bars and has minimum sound emissions for a quieter, more efficient operation. » more

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Machine safety standard merger: One global machine...

In a few years, could we just have one functional safety standard?... » more

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Motors and Drives Video Series

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

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