Stromag (www.stromaginc.com) says it has developed new coatings for servomotor brakes that increase friction and eliminate rust. Says the company's Bob MaLain, the coatings let engineers design equal performance into smaller packages. Smaller drive packages more common today place more demands on the holding brake to produce more torque for its size.
The Industrial Internet of Things may be going off the deep end in connecting everything on the plant floor. Some machines, bearings, or conveyors simply donít need to be monitored -- even if they can be.
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