Mechatronics October 17, 2013

EC: MV1000 Medium Voltage AC Drive

Motion Control - Drives: The MV1000 is a full featured medium voltage drive, providing outstanding quality, performance, flexibility and system friendliness for medium voltage applications, from 200 to 5,000 hp. This is a Control Engineering 2014 Engineers’ Choice honorable mention.

By Control Engineering
Mechatronics October 17, 2013

EC: XT Motor Control Center

Motion Control - Drives: Eaton XT motor control centers provide 24-Vdc control power in a compact footprint, and are designed to improve uptime and enhance safety for commercial, industrial, and OEM applications. This is a Control Engineering 2014 Engineers’ Choice finalist.

By Control Engineering
Mechatronics October 16, 2013

Medium voltage AC drive is compact, saves energy

Yaskawa's MV1000 medium voltage ac drive family use a modular, compact design for energy savings and are compatible with the 1000 series low voltage ac drive products.

Mechatronics October 8, 2013

Going green in powertrain and engine testing

Flexible test machines that regenerate energy promise to revolutionize the world of aircraft and automotive subsystem testing.

By Jason Stefanski
Mechatronics October 7, 2013

Vertical lift stages, in 2 sizes, with dc servomotor

Aerotech's MPS-SV series lift stages are offered in two sizes, the MPS50SV and MPS75SV, and feature a DC servomotor as well precision-ground ball screws for accurate geometric performance.

Mechatronics October 7, 2013

Top Control Engineering articles, September 2013

The most-visited articles at during September 2013 included: Alarm management standard, IT vs. OT, automation upgrade help, Invensys acquires InduSoft, thermowell selection, motor shaft grounding, machinery directive help, help from IT, big structures from small interlocking pieces, human-robotic collaboration, automation justification, modular PLCs, and more.

By Mark T. Hoske
Mechatronics October 3, 2013

Self-assembling robots from MIT have simple design

Resolves problem for modular-robotics community: Small cubes with no exterior moving parts can propel themselves forward, jump on top of each other, and snap together to form arbitrary shapes. Link to video of the robots.

By Larry Hardesty, MIT News Office
Mechatronics October 1, 2013

Safe motion modules, hygienic servos, fighting robots

Kollmorgen Safety Modules (KSM) help original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) deliver higher productivity by combining machine safety logic and safe motion. Servo drive advancements, stainless steel motors, and fighting robots were also shown.

Mechatronics October 1, 2013

Integrated-motor market to expand by more than 40 percent in five years

Integrated-motor market sales are projected to reach $553 million by 2017 due to a larger global market size and additional market revenues from ac brushless servo and dc brushless integrated motors.

By IMS Research (Now part of IHS Inc.)
Mechatronics September 16, 2013

Latin American low-voltage motor drive market takes uphill path to $600 million in sales in 2017

The low-voltage ac and dc motor drive market is expand to grow to $600 million by 2017 thanks to lower commodity prices and concerns about potential mining and hydroelectric projects.

By IHS Inc.