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PID, APC July 1, 2005

Exclusive: High-temp superconducting wire aids motor development

Rockwell Automation reports it successfully demonstrated in June 2005 the first use of second-generation (2G) high-temperature superconducting (HTS) wire in a 2-hp Reliance Electric HTS motor. The firm adds that HTS wire remains key to making HTS technology practical for use in large, industrial motors.

By Frank J. Bartos, executive editor
Mechatronics and Motion Control June 1, 2004

‘Relaunched’ Hannover Fair promotes business optimism, innovation

This year's Hannover Industrial Fair on April 19-24 added the process automation show Interkama to its format of eight "fairs within a fair," attracting 180,000 visitors to products and technologies from 5,040 exhibitors worldwide. Led by Factory Automation and Interkama, the "relaunched" show's 2004 lineup also included sectors on Energy, Digital Factory, Surface Tech...

By Frank J. Bartos, executive editor
Industrial PCs March 1, 2004

Hannover Fair 2004 widens scope, adds Interkama

Each year, Hannover Industrial Fair brings together multiple tradeshows covering a gamut of automation technologies. In 2004, the fair widens its scope by adding well-known process automation show Interkama+ to its "eight shows in one" format. Interkama and the seven other shows are scheduled for April 19-24 at the Hannover Fairgrounds.

By Frank J. Bartos, executive editor
Energy, Power December 1, 2003

Transformer anatomy

Among the most common passive electromagnetic devices in use, transformers enable very efficient change of alternating current (ac) voltage from one value to another at constant frequency. Providing different input voltages to multiple power supplies in industrial equipment is a frequent application.

By Frank J. Bartos, executive editor
Asset Management November 1, 2003

Honeywell’s Industry Solutions reasserts growth

Calmer, more predictable times are ahead for Honeywell, according to Jack D. Bolick, president of the Industry Solutions business in Honeywell's Automation and Control Solutions group, who spoke Oct. 21 during an evening media event at ISA Expo 2003. "Turmoil at Honeywell is over; the company is not for sale," said Bolick, during his presentation that centered on calmer, more ...

By Frank J. Bartos, executive editor
Mechatronics and Motion Control August 23, 2002

Servo Motion Spreads Integration, Applications

This article is an Online Extra to the Electric Servos Go for Ease of Use, Integrate with All the Plant .' Click on the title to read the entire article. Sidebar: Servo motion applications Integration of components that comprise an electric servo system is growing, alongside an overall integration of servo motion systems into manufacturing processes. Several complementary factors are helping to expand applications, hence the servo motion market.

By Frank J. Bartos, executive editor
PLCs, PACs February 4, 2002

Sprecher + Schuh introduces compact combination starter

Houston, Tex. - A "simple, compact alternative to traditional combination starters" is how Sprecher + Schuh refers to its newly introduced CX7 enclosed combination starter.

By Frank J. Bartos, executive editor
Motors and Drives January 28, 2002

ABB medium-voltage drives and motors power wind tunnel

New Berlin, Wis. - ABB has recently been awarded a $29-million order from the U.S. Air Force for large drives and motors at the Arnold Engineering & Development Center's (AEDC) Propulsion Wind Tunnel facility (Tullahoma, Tenn.).

By Frank J. Bartos, executive editor
Motors and Drives January 24, 2002

New contactors, overload relays from Siemens

Alpharetta, Ga. - Siemens Energy & Automation, Inc. recently introduced three sizes of large-frame contactors and overload relays with ratings in the 115-500 A range for both ac or dc motor control.

By Frank J. Bartos, executive editor
Diagnostics, Asset Management January 15, 2002

2001 edition of Miconex a success

Shanghai, China - Miconex, International Fair for Measurement, Instrumentation, and Automation, drew 389 exhibitors from 14 countries and 45,000 visitors during its October 23-26, 2001 run.

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