Discrete Manufacturing - Motors, Drives

Robots are crucial to the always-on supply chain

Mobile robots speed material flow to fulfillment workstations and between manufacturing processes... » more

Industrial generator market projected to rebound

IHS Markit expects generator suppliers expect to recoup margins from 2018-2020 as average selling... » more

The fundamentals of matrix variable frequency drive technology

Providing cost, space, and energy efficiency for VFD applications. » more

Modular drive solutions and software tools for industrial networking

Lenze's modular software, scalable hardware, and modern interfaces is designed to minimize... » more

Hexapods for motion simulation, precision machining applications

Physik Instrumente's (PI) H-850KML, 500kg high-load hexapod and the H-825KLL, compact hexapod with... » more

Robotics cluster at the epicenter for startup companies

Robotic startup companies are clustering in Boston, Pittsburgh, and Silicon Valley and this has... » more

Rotary encoders for rugged motor drive applications

Leine & Linde's FSI 800 series rotary encoders are designed for rugged motor drive applications and... » more

Five questions to ask when selecting a VFD

Users looking to select a variable frequency drive (VFD) need to consider their application, power... » more

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RFID reader generation for flexible applications

Siemens' Simatic RF300 RFID system has added three readers: the RF310R, RF340R and RF350R, and is designed for controlling and optimizing the material flow in industrial production, especially in closely packed assembly lines and... » more

Single link frame grabber for machine vision applications

The Aon-CXP single link frame grabber from BitFlow is designed to support camera speeds up to 6.25 Gb/S, which is almost twice as fast as USB3 and is used for machine vision applications.

Controller for safety-related automation tasks

Siemens' Simatic S7-1212 FC controller is designed to perform standard and safety-related automation tasks in a single device and can be networked with Profinet and Profisafe. » more

Indicator compact series for machinery, automation applications

EAO's Series 14 indicator compact are designed to provide status indication for use in a variety of applications such as machinery, industrial automation, robotics and specialty vehicles. » more

Fiber optic microswitch for medical and industrial applications

Micronor's MR386 ZapFREE fiber optic microswitch is designed to meet the challenging requirements of MRI, medical and industrial applications and it provides EMI and RFI immunity, isolation from high voltage and lightning, and...

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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


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

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Poll of the Week

How many types of robotic programming software do you use at your site? (See December cover stories on robotics.)
One, from the robot manufacturer
One, open-source software
One, third-party software
2-4 types
5 or more types
We don't have robots yet

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