Discrete Manufacturing - Motors, Drives

Angle encoder series with bearing sets

Heidenhain's MRP 2000, 5000 and 8000 are angle encoder modules are designed for metrology,... » more

Force sensors with a memory module

HBM's line of force sensors is available with a memory module designed to store sensor properties,... » more

Miniature linear positioner and ultrasonic piezomotor

The U-521 miniature linear positioner from Physik Instrumente (PI) is driven by patented ultrasonic... » more

Jaw pallet system for robotic, CNC mill/turning cells

Kitagawa North-Tech's Automated Jaw Pallet System (AJPS) is designed for robot-tended CNC... » more

Origami robot developed for healthcare applications

Researchers developed an origami robot that unfolds from ingestible capsule, removes button battery... » more

Controller for high-speed motion applications

The Allen-Bradley CompactLogix 5380 controller from Rockwell Automation is ideal for high-speed... » more

Filling the technology gap in the warehouse

Many startups and established companies are looking to fill the void after Kiva Robotics'... » more

OEM controller with sensor range for control applications

Micronor's MR380-0 OEM controller is designed to provide a turn-key solution for original equipment... » more

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PLC for demanding, hazardous applications

Idec's FC6A MicroSmart is a programmable logic controller (PLC) with up to 520 I/O that comes in three models and is designed for demanding industries such as oil and gas, chemical, material handling, original equipment... » more

Angle encoder series with bearing sets

Heidenhain's MRP 2000, 5000 and 8000 are angle encoder modules are designed for metrology, calibration devices, automation technology, micro machining, and semiconductor applications.  » more

Miniature inductive proximity sensors

AutomationDirect’s miniature inductive proximity sensors are available in sizes ranging from 4 to 8mm and are equipped with a 360-deg-visible yellow output LED and come with built-in overload protection.  » more

Robot series for manufacturing, automotive applications

Mitsubishi Electric's RV-F Series 6-axis robots are available in 35, 50 and 70 kg payloads and are designed for the automotive, food and beverage, and electronic manufacturing industries. » more

Force sensors with a memory module

HBM's line of force sensors is available with a memory module designed to store sensor properties, greatly simplifying the process of configuring a force measurement system.  » 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

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

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