ATLANTA Drive Systems Inc. has expanded its range of servo worm reducers, building a high-torque, economy and basic version to go with the existing high-precision reducer. The high-torque model has 150 percent of the torque capacity of ordinary servo-worm reducers, and a backlash level of less than 1 arc-minute. It has a redesigned output for higher bearing capacity, plus an option for ISO 9409 flanged connections. The economy model has the same torque capacity of an ordinary servo-worm reducer, with a less than 6 arc-minutes backlash level. The basic version has 90 percent of an ordinary servo-worm reducer, and a backlash level of less than 12 arc-minutes. There is a range of motor couplings and mounting flanges available for almost any servo motor, and the hollow bore output works well with output shafts, pinion shafts or other drive elements.
The engineers and inventors of the post WWII period turned their attention to advancements in electronics, communication, and entertainment. Breakthrough inventions range from LEGOs and computer gaming to the integrated circuit and Ethernet -- a range of advancements that have little in common except they changed our lives.
The age of touch could soon come to an end. From smartphones and smartwatches, to home devices, to in-car infotainment systems, touch is no longer the primary user interface. Technology market leaders are driving a migration from touch to voice as a user interface.
Soft starter technology has become a way to mitigate startup stressors by moderating a motor’s voltage supply during the machine start-up phase, slowly ramping it up and effectively adjusting the machine’s load behavior to protect mechanical components.
A new report from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) makes a start on developing control schemes, process measurements, and modeling and simulation methods for powder bed fusion additive manufacturing.
If you’re developing a product with lots of sensors and no access to the power grid, then you’ll want to take note of a Design News Continuing Education Center class, “Designing Low Power Systems Using Battery and Energy Harvesting Energy Sources."
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