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Beckhoff demonstrated its automation control solutions at Automatica 2014

Beckhoff presented its control solutions for automation and robotics at Automatica 2014, in Munich, Germany. PC-based control from Beckhoff integrates PLC, Motion Control, measurement technology and robotics on a single platform. Doing […]

FA II Flange Detecting System by Uhing offers ideal autonomous monitoring system

Many companies producing material to be wound are familiar with this situation: Although spools of the same dimensions are used, their individual dimensions are not exactly identical. Minimal size deviations lead to […]

Bretzel GmbH uses YASKAWA’s Sigma-5 servodrive system for customer-specific requirements

A mechanical and apparatus engineering provider demonstrates that it is possible to equip CNC machines according to specific customer requirements using servodrive systems and corresponding inverter drives. As a result, the operating […]

Maxon Motor introduces its new MAXPOS 50/5 positioning controller

Maxon Motor launches the MAXPOS 50/5. This compact EtherCAT Slave unveils unprecedented possibilities as far as precision, dynamics, and synchronization are concerned. It also ensures reliability and durability even under harsh conditions. […]


AMK added Functional Safety with the new KW-R07 and KW-R17 controller cards

With its new KW-R07 and KW-R17 controller cards, AMK is adding Functional Safety to its line. The TÜV-certified modules enable safe machine concepts up to PLe (ISO 13849-1.2008) and SIL 3 (IEC […]


Baumüller to reveals its latest automation and drives development at Interpack 2014

When new trends in packaging solutions are again presented at the Interpack fair in Düsseldorf in May 2014, mechanical engineers who need information about automation and drives should visit the Baumüller Stand […]


Servo Drives for the Profinet World

The servo drives of Jenaer Antriebstechnik GmbH are now at home in the Profinet world, too. The first series, the 2-axis servo amplifier ECOVARO 114 D with Profinet interface is presented at […]


LINAK offers efficient production and more comfort for mobile agriculture

Be competitive – improve your mobile agriculture application with LINAK® actuator movement Electric actuators offer a simple, safe and clean alternative for a wide variety of agricultural machinery from straw blowers and […]


Netzer absolute encoders feature 20 Bit resolution

Netzer Precision Motion Sensors has taken a revolutionary position sensing technology, originally developed for harsh environment specialized applications, and made it available for today’s broader range of defense, homeland security, aerospace and […]


Mitsubishi Electric launches next generation of servo systems

The MELSERVO MR-J4 series of servo amplifiers, complete with associated positioning units, easy to use motion modules and high end integrated motion control systems enable machine builders and end users to improve […]


Drive technology with COMBIVERT F6 by KEB

The new frequency inverter and servo controller for single axis is designed in seven sizes and includes the power ranges 1.5 to 45 kW – 230 V, 1.5 to 800 kW – 400 […]


ADVANCED Motion Controls® analog Z-Drives now output nearly 5kW of peak power in a footprint smaller than a smartphone

Servo2Go just announced 6 new analog Z-Drive models with increased current output of 60A peak and 30A continuous designed with the same footprint and pin functionality as the previous 40A versions.  These […]


Flying with Siemens Integrated Drive System

A successful maiden flight: Siemens, Diamond Aircraft, and EADS showcase the new “DA36 E-Star 2” with a serial hybrid-electric drive at the Paris Air Show. The motor glider’s novel Integrated Drive System, […]