The top three suppliers of low voltage ac motors made waves in the motor and drives space with a string of acquisition announcements in early August. First, WEG announced its acquisition of Gefran’s motion control business.
Backgauges are motorized multi-axis reference edges on press brakes and use smart steppers to reduce system complexity and improve the overall design.
How to optimize industrial motor communications is the topic of an Aug. 4 RCEP webcast, and related advice about industrial networks for motors and drives follows.
Yaskawa's ac industrial fan and pump drive solution is designed for all environments.
Solving low speed rotary servo applications with direct-drive motors avoids hidden initial costs, while saving money over the life of the machine. Example shows $73,000 annual savings on a widget-making machine.
Extra questions about servomotor sizing are answered here, from a May 17 webcast, archived for a year. More help includes related services and software, more servomotor sizing errors and information needed for servomotor sizing.
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Webcast has help for servomotor and servo amplifier (servo drives) sizing. Also get some advice below.
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