Hydraulic Powertrains Propel These Hybrid Trucks Not all hybrid vehicles use electric motors, batteries and wires the way the Toyota Prius does. An emerging hybrid drivetrain for heavy-duty vehicles instead relies on a combination of hydraulic pump-motors, high-pressure fluid lines and accumulators. Full Story
Technical Application Guides on Laser Sensor Measurement
Four application guides from Keyence describe the methodology and techniques for measuring a variety of targets and materials using laser displacement sensors. Includes measuring metal targets; eliminating surface reflections; measuring LCD glass and Plasma Display Panels; measuring plastics and translucent materials and measuring runout, eccentricity, and vibration. Download all four bulletins.
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Clean, reliable, design-friendly igus® DryLin® R linear bearings are dimensionally interchangeable with ball bearings and designed for long life and low friction, without maintenance or lubrication. DryLin is ideal for high static loads and shock loads, and outperforms ball bearings in harsh environments. Get free design consultation and samples.
Servo from Windshield-Wiper Motor?
I want to build a servo on the basis of a windshield-wiper motor from a car. The idea is that it should be operated by a regular RC from a car or boat. Is this possible and can it be rather cheap? Post a reply
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HPB Technology AC Servo Motors
The encoder based ESM Series brushless servomotors are designed for industrial applications that require high performance, and high accuracy at an inexpensive price. Twenty different models are available, incorporating five frame sizes. Rated speed range is 1500 to 3000rpm, and the rated torque range is from 1.25 to 95 Nm. Click Here.
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Welcome to Banner Engineering's resources on sensing and machine safety. Whatever industry you're in, or whatever product you manufacture, the right sensors to automate your plant, and to improve your overall efficiency, quality and safety are a must. You'll find Banner Engineering to be an amazing resource of products, training and people with expertise. View All Resources From Banner Engineering Technology
Huge Savings on Industrial SensorsAutomationDirect | Product BriefSense the presence of objects in a variety of applications with AutomationDirect's proximity sensors and photoelectric sensors. We carry more than 50 different models of limit switches, LED and laser photoelectric sensors, fiber photoelectric amplifiers and a variety of optical fibers.
Precision Control ThermostatsThermtrol Corporation | White PaperCompact precision regulating M Series thermostats offer a viable alternative in many applications to higher cost and space inefficient electronic thermostats. Featuring extremely long life and narrow reset differential, these snap action switches available at factory preset temperatures over the range of –10C to 400C. Calibrated on temperature rise or temperature fall to tolerances as tight as +/-1.5C.
More than 800 users of Siemens automation technology converged on Disney World this week for the company's annual Automation Summit. Check out highlights from the event in our motion control blog. Email me with your thoughts.
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Truchard will be presented the award at the 2014 Golden Mousetrap Awards ceremony during the co-located events Pacific Design & Manufacturing, MD&M West, WestPack, PLASTEC West, Electronics West, ATX West, and AeroCon.
Robots that walk have come a long way from simple barebones walking machines or pairs of legs without an upper body and head. Much of the research these days focuses on making more humanoid robots. But they are not all created equal.
The IEEE Computer Society has named the top 10 trends for 2014. You can expect the convergence of cloud computing and mobile devices, advances in health care data and devices, as well as privacy issues in social media to make the headlines. And 3D printing came out of nowhere to make a big splash.
For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.