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14 May 2021

GERMAN AIRSHIP manufacturer, Zeppelin Luftschifftechnik (ZLT), relies on the COMBIVERT S6 servo drive from KEB Automation for special onboard applications on its Zeppelin NT (New Technology) airship.

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12 March 2021

FROM THE first successful Mars Rover mission in 1997, DC motors from maxon have been used in most successful robot missions to the Red Planet. Andrew Gibson explores what it takes to make motors that can thrive in the challenging environment found on Mars.

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29 January 2021

TO PROTECT its drive systems from corrosion, chemicals, wear, scratches, impacts and moisture, NORD DRIVESYSTEMS offers a wide range of different methods for each application area – from environmentally friendly painting to long-life high-performance coatings and the innovative nsd tupH surface treatment.

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10 February 2021

FOR THE past two decades, equipment manufacturers, users and regulators have been tackling excessive energy consumption. This has led to the development of higher efficiency standards for motors and the adoption of variable speed drive (VSD) technologies to better match energy use and demand

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16 December 2020

OMRON HAS launched its new 1S Series AC Servo drives and motors, which include motion safety. This ensures machine operator safety, shortens commissioning time and minimises machine downtime and production losses. Integrating motion safety functions into the servo drives and motors also minimises costs, components and wiring complexity.

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04 December 2020

SEW EURODRIVE has assembled and delivered an industrial gear unit, for Brammer Buck & Hickman, for an end customer in the sand and gravel industry in just one day following a gear failure. The unit was ordered under SEW Eurodrive’s new ATO1 service that provides assembly and delivery in just one day for situations such as this.

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18 November 2020

THE COVID-19 pandemic has tested the resilience of the most robust supply chains and has ushered in a new way of working. Here’s how motor and drive manufacturer, WEG kept going during the first few months of the pandemic to maintain customer supply and help in the COVID-19 fight.

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02 December 2020

HAVING ALREADY pioneered a more collaborative approach to designing and delivering automation systems employing low power drives, Mitsubishi Electric UK has announced a new network of Drive Solutions Centres (DSCs). Each one sharing technology, experience and ideas to focus on providing a full service offering for the entire lifecycle of larger capacity low voltage and medium voltage variable speed drives.

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29 October 2020

THE RESULT of seven years of research and development, industrial start-up and mechatronic pioneer, Mirmex Micro Motor, has announced availability of a new method of manufacturing high-power density electric micromotor winding.

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12 August 2020

Offering optimum performance in the control cabinet, the NORDAC PRO SK 500P frequency inverters from NORD Drivesystems are equipped with an integrated multi-protocol Ethernet interface, a multi-encoder interface for multiple axis operation and a USB interface for voltage-free parameterisation.

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07 August 2020

It might seem a strange statement, but yes, you read that right—there are certain operating conditions where servomotors that should be big enough for an application are actually too small!

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29 July 2020

Tero Helpio, Global Product Manager, IEC LV motors, ABB Motion, explains how upgrading to IE5 ultra-premium SynRM motors can help industrial operators to cut their energy losses by up to 50 percent compared to IE2 motors

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15 June 2020

ABB is providing integrated safety functionality for its all-compatible variable speed drives (VSDs) to simplify the engineering design process in machine manufacturing and automation.

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26 May 2020

A new developer kit from Festo enables system designers and machine builders to familiarise themselves with the functions and application possibilities of the company’s CMMT servo drives.

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05 June 2020

The comprehensive air motor range combines multiple configurations, a compact and well-balanced design and excellent performance in harsh environments, enabling OEM and machine builders to improve the efficiency of their systems.

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09 April 2020

Aimed at OEMs looking to add mobility to their autonomous or collaborative robots, NSK has developed a direct-drive wheel unit.

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22 May 2020

Menzel Elektromotoren has modified, tested, and delivered two 2400-kW motors for the MV Ulysses car ferry, meeting extremely tight deadlines of two and three weeks.

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01 April 2020

Despite the coronavirus pandemic, German motor builder Menzel Elektromotoren, reports that it is still able to fulfil orders due to the large inventory of motors it keeps in stock.

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27 March 2020

Carlo Gavazzi has launched HDMS, a single phase motor starter that uses an innovative algorithm that can start a motor without a start capacitor.

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27 April 2020

A new range of air motors from Chicago Pneumatic combines multiple configurations, compact design and excellent performance in harsh environments, helping OEMs and machine builders to improve the efficiency of their systems.

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FEATURES

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29 January 2021

THE NEW G5-5 recommendations on harmonic disturbance are a significant change to the previous G5-4. System integrators and end users must take note to ensure compliance and variable speed drive manufacturers will also need to assist by making their product data available. Wayne Turtillexplains the impact of G5-5

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27 January 2021

As the use of premium efficiency (IE3) motors has increased, due in part to strengthened regulation, the question of maintaining motor efficiency after a rewind process has reappeared. Karl Metcalfe looks at the latest report and the procedures that were used to support these findings

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27 November 2020

OPERATING EQUIPMENT in potentially explosive atmospheres comes with a certain amount of responsibility, not least to use correctly designed components that have the features necessary 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. Karl Metcalfe, Technical Support for the AEMT, looks at the knowledge and responsibilities that are expected when it comes to managing electric motors in zoned areas.

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23 April 2020

Heard of the hover fly? Adorned with black and yellow stripes, these creatures take advantage of the wasp’s fearsome reputation by using mimicry to repel predators. Deception in nature is fascinating, but in the industrial equipment world, false imitation can be problematic. Here, Nigel Smith, managing director of Shibaura Machine robot distributor, TM Robotics, explains why counterfeit industrial equipment could present a ticking time bomb for manufacturers.

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27 July 2018

Variable speed drives (VSDs) are renowned for being reliable and robust devices. If properly and regularly maintained there is no reason why a VSD will not function for 20+ years. Yet the replacement VSD market is growing at some 40% per annum. Andy Preston, UK Drives Product Manager, ABB, suggests a reason

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26 January 2018

There are many factors to consider when choosing a variable speed drive and low voltage motor. Here, ABB's Dan Welch provides answers to some frequently asked questions

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28 November 2017

A joint research project conducted at the University of Nottingham found that energy efficient motors remained within ±0.5% of their original efficiency after being repaired by a good service centre. This is within the specification tolerances of the label and efficiency banding. Tim Marks of the Association of Electrical and Mechanical Trades (AEMT) reviews the project and its findings.

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31 May 2017

Marchwood Power Station, a combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) site has operated efficiently since its commercial operations began in December 2009. When its three main water cooling pump systems started having reliability issues, Siemens provided a solution

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14 February 2017

2017 is set to be the year that the fourth industrial revolution comes of age. So what is it and how is it going to transform industry? ABB’s Stuart Melling shares an insight into what to expect with a warning to handle the new data with care.

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22 June 2016

Looking to save energy within its factory chilled water system, Codd Mushrooms in Tullow, Co. Carlow turned to Mitsubishi Electric and its systems integrator partner MPAC for a solution. The resulting PLC-based control system using Mitsubishi Electric variable speed drives to control the various pumps and systems, has the potential to deliver up to €40,000 per year in savings, depending on seasonal variations

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14 June 2016

One of the many potential causes of motor failure is an electrical fault. Michael Herring, channel and platform development manager, electric motor condition monitoring at SKF, explains how these can be detected and corrected through a proper testing and maintenance regime

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27 May 2016

Kevin Brown, director of ABB authorised value provider, Quantum Controls, offers a simple guide to determining whether or not to repair or replace an electric motor

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15 July 2015

Drives have been a key technology for industrial engineers for many years. However, Matt Handley of Mitsubishi Electric, thinks they can be underappreciated. Here he highlights just a few of the interesting facts about them

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12 January 2015

Standard induction motors use about 30% of all the electricity generated in the world. Armed with that statistic, it is not hard to realise why increasing efficiency is a crucial R&D strategy among manufacturers. Sebastião L. Nau and Daniel Schmitz of WEG consider what can be done

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30 July 2014

Modern variable-speed drives (VSD) can readily incorporate safety functions, ensuring that machines and applications are always operated safely, as ABB explains

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05 June 2014

As the world economy starts to recover, industry is investigating and implementing methods and technology to ensure long-term profitability and reliability. Here, John Inskip of Siemens Industry looks at how completely integrated drive trains can provide a solution for industrial plants

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17 December 2013

An electric motor is a key piece of equipment in modern manufacturing processes and, with businesses under pressure to reduce costs and increase productivity, the emphasis on care and maintenance of such equipment is rising. Part of that maintenance involves choosing the right grease, explains Umut Urkun, industrial marketing advisor – EAME – ExxonMobil Lubricants & Petroleum Specialties

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28 October 2013

With continued uncertainty surrounding energy prices and increasing demand for resources globally, manufacturers are under huge pressure to reduce energy usage or face the consequences of spiralling costs. John Guthrie, energy manager for drives & controls, ABB Ltd., explains how businesses can manage rising costs through adopting variable-speed drive technology

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04 September 2013

Richard Hale, managing director of Deritend Industries, explains how a more holistic approach to the maintenance of electrical and mechanical equipment can deliver tangible benefits to the bottom line.

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24 July 2013

Are you getting the best from your drives? Replacing them with more modern products that offer better efficiency and more capable software could transform your process and save even more energy, as Neil Ritchie, local business unit manager, drives & controls, ABB explains explains

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COMPANIES

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23 November 2016

Thrust ball bearings are divided into single and double direction types.

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23 November 2016

Available as Single or Double row, Matched Pair and Four Point Contact.

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23 November 2016

Needle roller bearings are an economical alternative for applications requiring minimal space to carry a given load at a desired speed.

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23 November 2016

Available as Single, Double or Four Row.

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23 November 2016

JTEKT offers a vast range of bearings for the automotive industry including various types of tapered roller bearings.

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23 November 2016

JTEKT manufactures a large range of deep groove ball bearings.

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23 November 2016

Ball bearing units consists of pre-lubricated sealed ball bearings and a housing which varies in shape.

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23 November 2016

The Ceramic and EXSEV Bearings are designed for applications operating in extreme special environments where conventional bearings are not suitable for.

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23 November 2016

These types of bearings are self-aligning and feature a large load rating capacity.

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23 November 2016

Available as single or double row, in metric and inch sizes, they can be produced as either TDO (one double cup and two single row cones) and TDI (one double cone and two single row cups).

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