Applied Motion Products' Alpha Series AC servo motors output almost twice the torque per frame size as conventional servo motors, the company claims. Available in three frame sizes--40 mm, 60 mm, and 80 mm--they produce peak torque ranging from 40 oz-in to over 1,050 oz-in, with output ratings from 30W to 800W. Each offers speeds up to 5,000 rpm and built-in incremental encoders, with optional absolute encoder or brushless resolvers as options. Applied Motion Products, Product Code 4174.
Industrial workplaces are governed by OSHA rules, but this isn’t to say that rules are always followed. While injuries happen on production floors for a variety of reasons, of the top 10 OSHA rules that are most often ignored in industrial settings, two directly involve machine design: lockout/tagout procedures (LO/TO) and machine guarding.
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