A high accuracy brushed pancake motor from Printed Motor Works is being used in a new ultraprecise rotary table developed by metrology manufacturer Rotary Precision Instruments.
Thomas Baile, Business Development Manager at Portescap, examines the performance requirements of power tool applications and looks at how the latest advances in motor technology are helping to address typical design compromises.
STOBER has helped create a new multiple screwing unit that joins profile rails, monitors screw depth and tightening torque for ROMA, the international manufacturer of roller shutters, venetian blinds and textile screens.
Robots depend on miniature motors for their motion, so evolution within robotics relies on technological advances in motor design. Dave Beckstoffer of Portescap highlights the key trends in miniature motor development for robots.
According to the Health and Safety Executive’s guidance for the safe operation and use of mobile jaw crushers, equipment operators may be subject to multiple risks, including exposure to dust, noise, whole-body vibration and being struck by objects ejected from the crusher.
It might seem a strange statement, but yes, you read that right – there are certain operating conditions where servo motors that should be big enough for an application are actually too small!
Operating equipment in potentially explosive atmospheres comes with a certain amount of responsibility, not least to use correctly designed components for the environment. When maintenance and repairs are required, it is important that operators understand what is expected of them to ensure continued safety and reliability.
Miniature motors used in medical pumps have very specific requirements, and the selection of the right product for a given task is far from trivial.
What will the digital twin look like in the automation of the future and what role will drive technologies play? Dominik Follmann, head of the ‘Technical Infrastructure for Digital Twins’ (TeDZ) project at KEB Automation, provides his views.