Motors, Drives & Controls

Pump and valve innovator finds a test rig technology that talks the torque

To analyse the long term performance and reliability of hard working valves and pumps, serial innovators Manchester-based Bifold Group has adopted radio frequency based torque transducers from Sensor Technology Ltd for two of its specialist test rigs. An inter-generational commitment to advancing…

🕘 15/04/2021

Mitsubishi's new MELSERVO MR-J5 series of TSN-compatible servo drives unlocks the performance of machines

Mitsubishi Electric now offers a new series of TSN-compatible servo drives - the MELSERVO MR-J5 - to meet today’s exacting requirements for precision, dynamics and multi-axis synchronisation in applications such as; food and beverage, life sciences and printing/converting production. The…

🕘 25/02/2021

How and Why Automation in Elevators is Revolutionary for the Industry

The elevator has been around since time immemorial, and although its core function has remained the same, the technologies behind working elevators have gone through multiple revolutions through the years. As is the nature of technology itself, future versions are almost always better than the…

🕘 15/02/2021

Power density, productivity, energy efficiency: Servo actuators operate at optimum

By Timo Markert and Siegfried Wallauer, Product Managers at WITTENSTEIN alpha GmbH, Igersheim … The servo actuators in the premo® series have a modular design principle that enables application focused flexibility, consistent power density and productivity as well as energy efficient…

🕘 04/02/2021

Rotamec and JPS Reliability combine to boost plant uptime

Rotamec and JPS Reliability, a supplier of specialist reliability services, hve joined forces to boost equipment uptime and plant reliability for its customers. JPS’s reliability technologies will dovetail with Rotamec’s electromechanical maintenance resource, with customers able to…

🕘 22/10/2020

Flexibility as a success factor

In addition to excellent quality and reliability, drive solutions from NORD DRIVESYSTEMS also feature a great depth of production. In addition to research and development, the drive specialist produces all quality-relevant components in its own facilities. Since 1984, NORD in Aurich, East Frisia…

🕘 13/10/2020

Sumitomo Electric starts volume production of powder magnetic cores for thin and high-performance axial gap motors

Sumitomo Electric Industries has developed a powder magnetic core for axial gap motors, which help create thin and high-performance motors, in terms of output and efficiency. The company started mass production and delivery of the product in August 2020. With recent growing demand for light and…

🕘 09/10/2020

SKF and University of Twente open state-of-the-art technology center

SKF and the University of Twente are combining their research expertise to drive advances in an area crucial to rotating machinery performance: grease lubrication. They have jointly set up a dedicated SKF University Technology Center (UTC) for grease lubrication in rolling bearings. “Around…

🕘 18/09/2020

Equipmake launches range of F1-bred electric motors for marine applications

Leading electrification specialist, Equipmake, has readied a range of high performance yet cost-effective advanced electric motors for marine, bringing major benefits to multiple types of watercraft in terms of power density, packaging and reduced emissions. Based in Norfolk, UK, Equipmake…

🕘 07/08/2020

Selecting the optimum motor technology for an application

Selecting the motor for the motion portion of an application is rarely a straightforward task, with different motor technologies all having characteristics that impact on the design in different ways. Here, Dave Beckstoffer of Portescap guides us through the factors to consider. As a design…

🕘 03/08/2020