Actuators

Duty Cycle: What Actuator Buyers Need to Know Now

A good analogy for initially understanding duty cycle can start with the idea of riding a bicycle. You peddle (period of energy exertion) and then coast (continue moving from your own forward force, without the addition of any power). As you slow down (due to wind resistance, road friction, or road terrain) you peddle to speed up and then coast again. The 'duty cycle' is the ratio of...

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Spring Applied Brake operates over wide ambient range.
Brakes

Spring Applied Brake operates over wide ambient range.

Able to serve as emergency brake as well asÂ- holding brake, BXR safety brake produces 3.688–40.566 lb-ft brake torque, operates over ambient temperature range of 14 to 104°F, and comes in ODs from 3.287–7.280 in. Profile helps conserve space and weight in designs. Initially designed as safety brake for robotic arms, brake features internal springs...

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UPs and DOWNs in the Nuclear Industry and Impact on the Actuator Demand
Valves

UPs and DOWNs in the Nuclear Industry and Impact on the Actuator Demand

Nuclear power is extremely political. The discussions as well as overcoming obstacles to reach the goal require large amounts of money and consume a lot of time. In terms of cost, energy policy often intersects with politics. Many countries are using nuclear power and have been for many years. A few countries resolutely committed to nuclear power include Russia, the Middle East, and Eastern Asia....

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Controls and Controllers

Calnetix Technologies Awarded Three New Patents; 29 Total in Company's History

- Latest Patents Cover Turbomachine Wheel Position Control, Combination Radial/Axial Electromagnetic Actuator, Power Electronics Self-Diagnostics Device - CERRITOS, Calif. - Calnetix Technologies, a world leader in developing and manufacturing high-speed permanent magnet motor generators, power electronics and magnetic bearings for a variety of applications and industries, recently received three...

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Turbines

Siemens Awarded Order for Construction of a 200 MW Combined Cycle Power Plant in Malta

Siemens has been awarded an order by Electrogas Malta for the turnkey construction of a 200 megawatt (MW) natural-gas-fired combined cycle power plant (CCPP). The order value for Siemens is about EUR 175 million. The CCPP is part of a program of the government of Malta to phase out the use of heavy fuel oil and switch to the use of natural gas for power production. Besides the new power plant,...

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Engines

GE Delivers Its First IMO Tier III Compliant Marine Diesel Engines to Northern European Market

BastÃ-¸ Fosen orders eight engines from GE Marine CHICAGO –  GE Marine announced that Bastø Fosen has chosen GE Marine’s International Maritime Organization (IMO) Tier III compliant marine diesel engines for new and repowered vessels. Bastø Fosen will be among the first customers in Northern Europe to operate GE’s diesel engines that meet IMO Tier III emissions...

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Motors

GE Power Conversion Delivers VFD Solution for One of the World's Most Sophisticated and Innovative Motor Test Benches, Helping China Build Tomorrow's Most Efficient and Reliable Pipelines

• With the Complete System Power Output of Up To 50 MVA, this VFD based Motor Test Bench is the Largest in China and One of the Largest Deployed in the World • Power Conversion’s Technical Solution Provides Most Comprehensive Motor Test Modes with Superior Performance in the Most Cost Effective Way • GE’s VFD Solution Allows One Single Test Bench to Complete the Test of Motors with...

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Pumps

BorgWarner Features Advanced Airflow Solutions and Turbocharging Technologies at 2015 TMC Show

BorgWarner Debuts New K32 DuroSpeed™ Fan Drive AUBURN HILLS, Mich.Â- — BorgWarner will feature a variety of its advanced airflow solutions and turbocharging technologies in Booth 514 at this year's Technology Maintenance Council (TMC) Annual Meeting and Transportation Technology Exhibition in Nashville, Tennessee, on February 16 - 19. Regulated two-stage (R2S®) and variable...

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Motors

Bison's PowerSTAR Creates Simple Solution for Coffee Roaster

St. Charles, IL – A coffee equipment manufacturer has been designing coffee roasters for decades using a chain and sprocket system. Due to the cumbersome alignment and installation of this system, the manufacturer was seeking an alternative solution to reduce manufacturing time and lower total installed cost of their new equipment. Bison Gear and Engineering met with the manufacturer to discuss...

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Motors

Bison SANIMotor® Thrives Over Competition in Meat Processing Application

St. Charles, IL – Food processing factories use caustic chemicals on a daily basis to sterilize their equipment. This ensures a completely clean environment while their food handling equipment is running. Bison Gear and Engineering has been designing solutions for these types of applications for years. Recently, a meat processing equipment manufacturer encountered maintenance issues with a...

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Gorbel Introduces New Mobile Fall Protection Unit
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Gorbel Introduces New Mobile Fall Protection Unit

Providing adequate fall protection is always a critical consideration and one that in many cases can be difficult to ensure. The new Mobile Fall Protection Unit is designed to facilitate positive fall protection in applications that would typically be difficult or impossible to provide with standard methods. To learn all about the advantages and convenience, see our video.

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