Motors, Drives & Controls

Moog Test Controller allows Inholland University's composite lab to test more efficiently

The Composite Material Laboratory at the Inholland University of Applied Sciences in Delft has selected a Moog Portable Test Controller to be used for single-axis testing of composite materials such as fiber-reinforced polymers. This lab is used for research, education and commercial projects…

🕘 20/01/2015

Growth returns to the market for motion controls in 2014

After declining for two straight years, revenues from the sales of motion-control products are forecast to grow over six percent in 2014 to $12.2 billion according to the latest IHS study on the market for motion controls. Still, this would leave the market about four percent below the previous…

🕘 18/12/2014

Staying ahead of the motor efficiency standards

From January 1st 2015 the latest efficiency regulations for electric motors come into force in Europe whereby any new installation using a motor between 7.5 kW and 375 kW must use either an IE3 rated motor or an IE2 motor installed with a variable frequency drive (VFD). Aimed at improving the…

🕘 18/12/2014

How to be cool: life lessons for electric motors

Improving the efficiency of electrical conversion and new methods of thermal management may mean that in future motors run far cooler than they do today. But until then, heat dissipation remains a major consideration for designers of motor-driven systems. Bill Bertram, of motor maker Marathon…

🕘 04/12/2014

VLT drives provide optimal irrigation and soil humidity

The Romanian seed company Jurex srl has installed VLT AQUA Drive frequency converters from Danfoss in its new irrigation pumping station, consisting of two boosters. The first booster comprises of six 110 kW pumps and the second booster comprises of four 160 kW pumps. A VLT AQUA Drive frequency…

🕘 03/12/2014

Minutes to motion – linear positioning explained

Automation is essential if UK manufacturing is to compete against the low-wage economies of the developing world and linear positioning is often a fundamental part of automation. Here, Gerard Bush of servo specialist INMOCO explains the design basics for linear motion systems. The simplest form of…

🕘 28/11/2014

Variable speed starters – New option for motor control

Power management company Eaton has developed a new option for motor control – the Variable Speed Starter (VSS). The new VSS combines the simplicity of a conventional fixed-speed starter with ability to vary the speed of the motor. VSSs, of which Eaton’s new PowerXL DE1 products are the…

🕘 26/11/2014

New ultrasonic bolting system for the worlds fourth longest suspension bridge

Norbar Torque Tools has been chosen to provide an ultrasonic bolting system for the Izmit Bay Bridge in Turkey, set to be the world’s fourth longest suspension bridge. The Build Operate Transfer (BOT) project is to construct and then operate a new motorway, including the 3km Izmit Bay…

🕘 20/11/2014

Eaton motors and pumps help Russia withstand the tough harvest season

Agriculture plays a leading role in the economy of the Rostov area in southern Russia, with fertile black earth and great weather conditions combining to create a solid foundation for economic growth. The collaboration between Rostselmash - one of the world's five largest producers of Combine…

🕘 07/11/2014

Danfoss sharpens profile to strengthen market position

Danfoss, a supplier of technology for refrigeration, air conditioning, heating, engine management and mobile hydraulics; has launched a new global brand image and is proud to present their new corporate visual identity "Engineering Tomorrow". Danfoss has a strong position in several key growth…

🕘 04/11/2014