Drives

Mechanical Power Transmission, Sensors Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Multi-Axis Positioning Family comes with high-resolution encoders.

December 10, 2016

Supported with extensive software packages, Multi-Axis Positioning Family of Linear, Vertical and Rotary stages are used in high duty cycle applications, industry and research fields. Product comes with choice of stepper and servo motors. Linear stage can travel up to 155mm and has motion increments from 0.6microns down to 20nm. Vertical stage travels up to 1 in. with incremental motion to... Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Mechanical Power Transmission

Amprion and Elia Award Siemens with HVDC Contract for ALEGrO Interconnector

December 1, 2016

Erlangen/Dortmund/Brussels, 2016-Nov-29

  • Contract volume €273 million including a five-year maintenance agreement
  • Two converter stations at both ends of a 90 km underground cable with a capacity of 1000 MW
  • ALEGrO creates value for society: security of power supply, renewable energy and European market integration

Amprion and Elia have signed... Read More

Materials & Material Processing, Mechanical Power Transmission

Komazawa University and Varian Medical Systems Establish Japan Radiotherapy Education Center

November 30, 2016

TOKYO, Japan and PALO ALTO, Calif., Nov. 28, 2016  Komazawa University and Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR) today announced a new advanced radiotherapy education center in Japan. Located on the Komazawa campus in Tokyo, the education center is equipped with a fully functional Varian TrueBeam™ medical linear accelerator and offers hands-on educational courses for medical professionals and... Read More

Fasteners & Hardware, Mechanical Power Transmission

Drive Nut Runs on Threadless Shaft - Eliminates Risk of Jamming, Enhances Clean Operation

November 19, 2016

November 2016, Aston PA - Amacoil-Uhing Model RS drive nuts provide smooth backlash-free linear motion in machine design. Unlike a screw, the RS drive nut runs on a smooth shaft. This eliminates the potential for debris to become trapped in threads which could then clog or jam. If material does fall onto the shaft, it is easily removed by wiping the shaft with a clean cloth. Should an object... Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Variable Ratio Transmissions for accurate operation in seeding.

November 17, 2016

Designed to work in harshest environments, Zero-Max’s VRT Transmissions are enclosed in aluminum housing locks in mechanical drive components. Product provides accurate dispensing rates of seed and fertilizer in agricultural equipment. Seed dispensing accuracy is maintained even when equipment ground speed varies. Zero-Max’s ground-driven system is main operating link between GPS and... Read More

Fluid & Gas Flow Equipment, Mechanical Power Transmission

101 Electromagnetic Actuated Clutches offer zero backflush designing.

November 14, 2016

Available in bores ranging from 12mm to 60mm, 101 Electromagnetic Actuated Clutches offers brake torques ranging from 3.68 ft. lbs. to 236.02 ft. lbs. Utilizing corrosion resistant materials, Clutches operate well in temperatures from +14°F to +104° (-10°C to +40°C). Including clutch stator, rotor and armature, device functions utilizing magnetic force generated by the energized coil... Read More

Controls & Controllers, Mechanical Power Transmission

6-phase Bidirectional PWM Controller housed in TQFP package.

November 13, 2016

Designed for buck and boost power conversions between 12V and 48V automotive buses, 6-phase Bidirectional PWM Controller delivers up to 3.75kW. Unit maximizes system efficiency by adding or dropping phases as per load requirements. Unit manages abrupt change in power conversion direction by regulating voltage and current. Features master/slave design supporting up to 4 ICs in parallel, current... Read More

Controls & Controllers, Mechanical Power Transmission

PowerFlex 755TM,755TR,755TL offers adaptive control of velocity.

November 13, 2016

Available in three models, PowerFlex 755TL, 755TR, 755TM, drive systems offer harmonic mitigation, regeneration and modularity. Compliant to IEEE 519 specification, 755TL drive is available from 250 to 1800 Hp. With regeneration and coordination of multiple motors in common bus configurations, 755TM drive enables power range from 250 to 3000 Hp. Offering regenerative and harmonic mitigation... Read More

Health, Medical, & Dental Supplies and Equipment, Mechanical Power Transmission

Helsinki University Hospital Orders Four Advanced Varian Systems in Country's Largest Radiotherapy Project

November 8, 2016

HELSINKI, Nov. 1, 2016 - Cancer patients in Finland will gain access to the latest radiotherapy and radiosurgery treatments with the news that Helsinki University Hospital has ordered four advanced medical linear accelerators from Varian Medical Systems (NYSE:VAR). The decision to acquire two Edge™ Radiosurgery systems and two TrueBeam™ systems from Varian represents the largest order ever... Read More

Controls & Controllers, Mechanical Power Transmission

Unidrive M600 Boosts Sugarcane Delivery at Thai Plant

October 28, 2016

A Control Techniques Unidrive M600 variable speed drive is helping a major sugar plant in Thailand to guarantee the efficient delivery of sugarcane between processes.First established in 1946, Mitr Phol Sugar Corp is the largest sugar producer in Thailand today, the biggest in Asia and the world’s fourth largest, producing 2 million tons of sugar a year from its various plants. To help produce... Read More

Controls & Controllers, Mechanical Power Transmission

Servo Motor/Drive/Controller supports single-axis applications.

October 27, 2016

Creating space-saving, integrated servo motor/drive/controller electric actuator solution for single-axis applications, ACSI is suitable for replacing pneumatic cylinders and automating other axes of motion. IP65-rated unit creates linear motion in desired units (mm or inch) via USB or Ethernet port. Available in NEMA 23 and 34 sizes, ACSI features variety of operating modes, such as digital I/O... Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Precision Motorized Goniometer Stage has low-profile design.

October 27, 2016

Used to measure angles or rotation of object to precise angular position, 2.362 in. high AK130-15 has 4.724 in. high center of rotation. Table (4.724 x 5.118 in.) offers ±15° of rotation at speeds up to 10°/sec and has precision ground worm gear with 304:1 ratio and resolution of 0.0005° with 10 micro-step per step stepper motor driver. This and crossed roller... Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Tooth Clutch delivers high torque in compact package.

October 24, 2016

Able to operate dry or in oil, 2.07–6.18 in. long Stationary Field Tooth Clutch (SFTC) Series has bearing-supported design. Positive engagement, <1° backlash, static torque from 40–5,200 lb-ft, and max speed from 1,400–3,500 rpm enable diverse application. Held stationary via anti-rotation screw or post anchored to provided hole, 3.16–10.65 in. dia magnet body is typically... Read More

Controls & Controllers, Electronic Components & Devices, Mechanical Power Transmission

Regenerative SCR Control supports OEM applications.

October 19, 2016

Intended for use with permanent magnet DC motors only, MGB Series features streamlined design with power in, power out, speed pot, direction switch, and stop/start switch. Microprocessor allows for custom programming where needed. Featuring 115/230 Vac input, 90/180 Vdc armature output, and 8 A armature current, series is engineered for OEM applications that require controlled deceleration,... Read More

Controls & Controllers, Mechanical Power Transmission

AC/DC Drives From Control Techniques Give Crane Overhaul Specialist A Lift

October 3, 2016

A US-based specialist in the supply of complete electrical packages for oil rig cranes is using Control Techniques AC and DC drives as part of a landmark $500,000+ order involving the upgrade of 10 LeTourneau cranes. Three cranes have already been completed with no reported down-time in the first 18 months of operation, whereas prior to the upgrade, maintenance would be required on a weekly or... Read More

Mechanical Components and Assemblies, Mechanical Power Transmission

BorgWarner Supplies Latest Alfa Romeo Gasoline Engine With Advanced Engine Timing System

September 29, 2016

BorgWarner's Engine Timing System with Silent Chain Technology Reduces Friction and Improves Engine Efficiency and Performance AUBURN HILLS, Mich. - BorgWarner's advanced engine timing system drives Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' (FCA) all-new aluminum 2.0-liter gasoline engine. This Alfa Romeo exclusive engine debuts in the new Alfa Romeo Giulia sedan and will also be available for the... Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Mechanical Power Transmission

Xylem Specifies Volvo Penta Industrial Open Power Units for Godwin Dewatering Systems

September 29, 2016

(CHESAPEAKE, Va.) – Sept. 26, 2016 – Volvo Penta is supplying its new PowerPac industrial open power units for use in Xylem’s Godwin brand dewatering pumps. Godwin, a brand of Xylem and global leader in the supply of fully automatic self-priming pumps, has selected Volvo Penta to provide Tier 4 Final diesel PowerPac units that will drive various Godwin pump systems in mining, sewage,... Read More

Mechanical Components and Assemblies, Mechanical Power Transmission

Dana Bolsters Efficient Drivetrain Solutions for Load Haul Dumpers, Underground Mining Trucks

September 28, 2016

Robust New Systems Improve Performance, Durability, Safety LAS VEGAS - Today at MINExpo 2016, Dana Incorporated (NYSE: DAN) unveiled two new drivetrain systems for small- and medium-sized load haul dumpers (LHDs) and articulated trucks used in underground mining operations.  These offerings improve precision and efficiency, facilitating the loading and hauling of material in higher... Read More

Material Handling & Storage, Mechanical Power Transmission

Motorized Vertical Rotation Stage has 1.181 in. clear aperture.

September 27, 2016

Offering 360° rotation, 4.587 x 3.150 in. AR59-AV employs 180:1 precision worm drive and deep grove ball bearings to provide ±0.001° resolution when microstepping. Table parallelism is <50 µm, and 1.181 in. clear aperture allows for vacuum/electrical lines as well as optics. Replaceable with optical encoder for position verification, knob on motor shaft allows manual... Read More

Material Handling & Storage, Mechanical Power Transmission

Manual Translation Stages are designed for precision.

September 14, 2016

Comprised of cross roller bearing, aluminum-bodied translation stages, XR-Series offers rear- and side-actuation. These 1 in. travel stages come with all components needed to have left- or right-handed X, XY, XZ, YZ, and XYZ configurations, and integrated dovetail feature for stacking can also be used to provide custom mounting options. Along with <150 µrad angular deviation in pitch and... Read More