Power Transmission Engineering Product News 2010

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Bearings and Balls for Turbine Flow Meters
The Boca Bearing Company recently announced a new line of ceramic balls, stainless steel bearings, ceramic hybrid bearings and full ceram... (posted 2010-12-29)

Maxon Releases Heavy Duty Motor for Extreme Operating Conditions
Maxon motor recently launched its EC22 HD (heavy duty) motor, a 22 mm-diameter brushless motor developed for the exceptionally high requi... (posted 2010-12-23)

Parker Releases ToolSpec for Assembly Operations
ToolSpec, the new web-based app from Parker Hannifin Corporation, a manufacturer of motion and control technologies, makes it f... (posted 2010-12-21)

Nord Offers Connectivity for Distributed Inverters
Nord Drivesystems provides a technology unit for integrating motor-mounted SK 200E inverters into EtherCAT networks and the Beckhoff cont... (posted 2010-12-20)

Serapid Releases Telescopic Mast System
Serapid, Inc. recently designed a telescopic mast for a government security operation. The mast is capable of withstanding some extreme c... (posted 2010-12-17)

Maxon's EPOS2 Developed for CANopen Network
Maxon's New EPOS2 24/2 was developed specifically for commanding and controlling in the CANopen network. USB and RS232 are available ... (posted 2010-12-16)

Zero-Max Couplings Help Minimize Misalignment
Design engineers looking to reduce heat transfer from servo motors to driven shafts will find ServoClass Couplings from Zero-Max a suitab... (posted 2010-12-15)

RK Duoline Offers Flexibility
According to Rose+Krieger, a new generation of RK DuoLine linear units, supplied with a spindle or timing belt, will bring greater flexib... (posted 2010-12-14)

Actuator Offers Long Life and Static Load Capacity
Linear motion control systems and turnkey components manufacturer Nook Industries has recently introduced the Infinity 1 Roller Screw Act... (posted 2010-12-13)

Bibby Makes Case for Manufacturer Repair
Bibby Transmissions, a designer and manufacturer of high performance couplings for industrial, power generation and process applications,... (posted 2010-12-09)

VT Drive Saves Energy and Operating Costs
Danfoss recently introduced the VLT Automation VT Drive. This drive is specifically engineered to save energy, reduce up front and o... (posted 2010-12-08)

Baldor Introduces Steel-Housed Roller Bearings
Baldor Electric Company recently introduced the Dodge Steel-Housed S-2000 HD spherical roller bearing. The new bearing features an econom... (posted 2010-12-07)

NKE Introduces Electrically Insulated Roller Bearings
NKE Austria recently introduced electrically insulated rolling bearings. The special bearings SQ77 feature a built-in electrical insulati... (posted 2010-12-06)

Yaskawa Releases Motion Controller
The Drives and Motion Division of Yaskawa America recently announced the release of the MP2600iec motion controller. The controller provi... (posted 2010-12-03)

Medical Device OEMs Turn to Plastic Bearings
Bearings have evolved over the last century just as medical device technology has. Sintered bronze bushings first appeared in 1930. These... (posted 2010-12-02)

Universal Hub Output for PTO Clutch Brakes
For the Ogura clutch models 2.5 (150 ft-lbs) and 3.5 (250 ft-lbs) the outputs are now available with a universal mounting flange. This al... (posted 2010-12-02)

igus Offers Sliding Slewing Ring Bearings
Sliding slewing ring bearings from igus are lubrication-free and can replace roller slewing rings in rotating or turntable applications.&... (posted 2010-12-01)

Misumi Accepts Orders for Metric Catalog
Misumi USA, Inc., a subsidiary of Misumi Corporation, recently announced it will begin accepting online orders for the latest edition of ... (posted 2010-11-30)

Heidenhain Introduces Encoder Line
Heidenhain recently introduced a new phase of absolute angle encoders called the RCN 2000, RCN 5000 and RCN 8000 Series. These new angle ... (posted 2010-11-29)

Nord Geared Motors Crucial for Automatic Sorting System
Specializing in the delivery of express parcels, Chronopost employs more than 3,500 people across the world. The Chilly Mazarin hub, to t... (posted 2010-11-24)

Zero-Max Releases Sustainable CD Couplings
Automation designers seeking more sustainability in their system designs will find CD Couplings from Zero-Max have more "green"... (posted 2010-11-23)

Thomson Offers 400 Series Linear Guides
Thomson recently introduced the 400 Series Profile Rail Linear Guides, a cost-effective solution engineered to deliver accurate, reliable... (posted 2010-11-22)

Software Improves Machine Uptime and Cost of Ownership
Bosch Rexroth's new IndraDrive Productivity Agent takes machine performance monitoring to a new level, creating a host of productivit... (posted 2010-11-19)

Crouzet Introduces Gearbox Series
Crouzet North America, a company of Custom Sensors & Technologies, has recently introduced the new GDR1 and GDR2 Gearbox Series featu... (posted 2010-11-19)

B&R Releases Stepper Motor Series
B&R Industrial Automation recently released the new 80MPF series stepper motors with 60 mm flange. These stepper motors hav... (posted 2010-11-18)

Meggitt Sensing Introduces Endevco Accelerometer
Meggitt Sensing Systems, a Meggitt group division, has announced the global market introduction of the Endevco model 7287, a small footpr... (posted 2010-11-17)

Bearings Six Times More Wear Resistant
Maintenance-free plastic plain bearings made from iglide T500, one of 12 standard materials from bearings specialist igus, are high-tech ... (posted 2010-11-16)

Power Generation System Suited for Heavy-Duty Vehicles
Kollmorgen unveiled its new Power Generation System at the Hybrid Truck Users Forum (HTUF) National Conference 2010, in September. The Po... (posted 2010-11-16)

Wedge Mounts Designed for Heavy Loads
A new series of four precision wedge mounts from Advanced Antivibration Components (AAC) are designed for precision leveling for hea... (posted 2010-11-10)

LM76 Releases Self Lubricating Bearings
Self lubricating, sintered bronze and power metal alloy plain bearings from LM76 feature: high precision, high load capacity, high speed,... (posted 2010-11-09)

Brushless DC Servo Motors Expand Capabilities
The BX4 family of brushless DC servo motors from Faulhaber recently welcomed a new member. With a 22 mm module, the 2232/2250 BX4 CSD/CCD... (posted 2010-11-08)

B&R Adds Planetary Gears to Motor Line
B&R Industrial Automation recently announced the addition of precision planetary gears to its line of synchronous and stepper motors.... (posted 2010-11-05)

Stafford Releases Dual-Keyed Couplings
A new line of large bore couplings was recently introduced by Stafford Manufacturing Corp. Stafford Dual-Keyed couplings featur... (posted 2010-11-04)

Lee Linear Reclassifies Tolerance Codes
Lee Linear, a manufacturer of linear motion components, has reclassified the tolerance codes for their case hardened linear shafting. The... (posted 2010-11-03)

Automation Direct Adds Manual Motor Controllers/Disconnects
The Bryant line of manual motor controllers (MMC) now available through AutomationDirect is UL listed as "suitable as motor disconne... (posted 2010-11-02)

LARC Motors Offer Alternative
Applimotion Inc., has expanded its frameless motor kits to cover the need for applications of large size. Moving items at large diam... (posted 2010-10-29)

SplineRail Linear Actuator Simplifies Drive and Guidance
Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions, Inc., a manufacturer of engineered linear motion products, recently introduced the SAA06 Motorized SplineRa... (posted 2010-10-29)

Ogura Releases Thinner Spring Applied Brake Series
The small spring applied brake series from Ogura (models RNB 0.2, 0.4, and 0.8) have been redesigned and will now have a thinner profile.... (posted 2010-10-29)

HepcoMotion Expands Ring and Track Options
Bishop-Wisecarver Corporation recently announced the availability of the revised HepcoMotion Precision Ring Track PRT2 system, a comprehe... (posted 2010-10-28)

RSF Offers Linear Encoder
A new open linear encoder (no housing on scale) equipped with a unique integrated mounting control is now available from RSF.  Calle... (posted 2010-10-27)

Parker Provides Hydraulic Systems for Wind Industry
Parker Hannifin has been providing hands-on support for hydraulic systems in wind turbines, to ensure they stay in top condition during e... (posted 2010-10-25)

Excel Gear Launches Gear/Gearbox Optimization Software
Excel-Lent gear/gearbox design and analysis software has been developed by Excel Gear, Inc. and written in Visual Basic.Net. This softwar... (posted 2010-10-21)

Thomson Delivers Motion Solutions for Clean Energy Applications
Thomson introduces the 2010 Guide to Motion Solutions for Clean Energy Applications. The guide reviews some of the most significant consi... (posted 2010-10-20)

Rexroth Delivers High-Precision Ball Rail System
The High-Precision Ball Rail linear guide system from Bosch Rexroth Corporation takes the science of linear motion forward by reducing ro... (posted 2010-10-19)

PI Releases 2-Axis Piezo Motor Controller
  The C-867 controller is designed for closed-loop positioning systems equipped with PILine piezo linear motor drives. A compac... (posted 2010-10-18)

Guide to Linear Actuators for Off-Highway Vehicles
Thomson has available a new Guide to Linear Actuators for Off-Highway Vehicles. The guide provides an educational overview on the benefit... (posted 2010-10-15)

Amacoil Releases Parts-Scanning Platform
Amacoil has designed a parts scanning platform that moves in a reciprocating motion pattern using the Uhing linear drive. The linear... (posted 2010-10-14)

Flex-IPC Targets Industrial Automation Operations
HK Automation, a Hoffmann + Krippner company, recently introduced its brand new product line of industrial PCs called flex-IPC. The new l... (posted 2010-10-13)

Lee Linear Offers Custom-Machined Ball Screws
Lee, a manufacturer of linear motion components, now provides fast turnaround of high-quality, end-machined, precision-rolled ball screws... (posted 2010-10-12)

SKF Bearings Offer Less Friction and Consume Less Energy
SKF ball bearings for electric motors have been introduced as alternatives to standard bearings by generating significantly less friction... (posted 2010-10-11)

AAC Wire Rope Isolators Designed for Heavy-Duty Applications
A new Series of 70 wire rope isolators from Advanced Antivibration Components (AAC) feature multiaxial shock and vibration protection, c... (posted 2010-10-08)

Sprint Electric Introduces Slip Ring Motors
Sprint Electric now offers drives for slip ring motors. The new motor controllers will be introduced in November 2010 at SPS/IPC/Drives... (posted 2010-10-08)

Zero-Max Offers Miniature Servo Couplings
Miniature Servo Class Couplings from Zero-Max are designed to handle high speed reversing loads and precise positioning requirements in s... (posted 2010-10-08)

Techno, Inc. Releases Multi-Axis Stepper Controller
Techno, Inc. Linear Motion Systems has released the iMC-P1 multi-axis stepper controller. This single-to four-axis controller i... (posted 2010-10-08)

Bellows Provide Flex in Small Amount of Space
BellowsTech edge-welded bellows are designed to provide the most flex in the smallest amount of space and can be used in vacuum applicati... (posted 2010-10-07)

Motion Logic Controller Lowers Costs and Simplifies Integration
The Bosch Rexroth MLC motion logic controller with Version 10 firmware is based on a one-gigahertz PAC controls platform that provides hi... (posted 2010-10-06)

Touch Probe Suitable for Grinding Machines and Lathes
With the new TS 249, Heidenhain offers an extremely compact touch probe primarily for use in NC-controlled grinding machines and lathes.&... (posted 2010-10-05)

Zero Maintenance Bearings Available for Schmidt Offset Couplings
Zero maintenance bearings are now available as an option for Schmidt Offset couplings from Zero-Max. This new coupling feature eliminates... (posted 2010-10-04)

Interface Designs and Simulates Complete Transmission
Engineers are increasingly using a wide variety of software tools throughout the product lifecycle. To address customer requests and the ... (posted 2010-09-29)

Wittenstein Offers Gearbox for Harsh Environments
When environmental conditions demand a higher level of protection, the alpha SG stainless steel gearbox from Wittenstein offers a solutio... (posted 2010-09-29)

R+W Offer Explosion Proof Couplings
Flexible couplings are a highly critical component when it comes to explosive atmospheres found in automotive paint and cleaning stations... (posted 2010-09-27)

Nord Offers Products Via Virtual Exhibition Booth
Nord Drivesystems invites you to interactively browse its complete product range and latest new product releases via an online exhibition... (posted 2010-09-24)

Twiflex/Hilliard Corp. Supply Advanced Braking Technology for Grinding Mills
Twiflex Limited/Hilliard Corp. have recently supplied their largest grinding mill braking system to Metso Minerals Industries, Inc. for i... (posted 2010-09-24)

SiliKroil Provides Long-Lasting Lubrication
Kano Laboratories Inc., located in Nashville, TN, recently released a successful blending of Kroil and dymethyl silicones called SiliKroi... (posted 2010-09-23)

Maxon Expands Motor Line
Maxon is expanding its existing range of industrial type motors with the addition of two new sizes with IP54 protection rating as well as... (posted 2010-09-22)

Shaft Collars Offer High Holding Power and Controlled Face Tolerance
Ruland Manufacturing Co., Inc. offers a full range of shaft collars with controlled face tolerance and high holding power. Shaft collars ... (posted 2010-09-21)

Techno Offers Free LabVIEW Drivers for Controllers and Machines
Techno, Inc. Linear Motion Systems announces their free LabVIEW drivers on their website, compatible with a variety of Techno contro... (posted 2010-09-10)

Haydon Kerk Introduces High Resolution Linear Actuator
Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions, Inc, a manufacturer of precision linear motion products, introduces the high resolution 19000 series captiv... (posted 2010-09-09)

Zoller to Demonstrate Siemens Motion Control at IMTS
During IMTS, Zoller Inc., a provider of tool presetters and tool management software based in Pforzheim, Germany and Ann Arbor, MI, will ... (posted 2010-09-08)

New Power Conditioner Designed for Easy Panel Mounting
Pepperl+Fuchs introduces the VAN-KE2-2PE Two Network AS-Interface Power Conditioner. The VAN-KE2-2PE is the industry's first pan... (posted 2010-09-02)

Amacoil Guide System Offers Smooth, Even Spooling
The Amacoil/Uhing GS Guide System helps assure smooth, even spooling by keeping the wire or other material being spooled in-line between ... (posted 2010-09-01)

AutomationDirect Extends Pneumatics Product Line
The NITRA line now includes several new series of products to help meet a broad range of pneumatic air supply pressure regulation and fil... (posted 2010-08-31)

Howe and Howe Discuss Waterjet Technology at IMTS
Flow International Corporation recently announced that Mike and Geoff Howe of Howe and Howe Technologies on the Discovery Channel will be... (posted 2010-08-30)

PI Releases Brochure for Medical Applications
Physik Instrumente (PI) recently released a new brochure on piezo ceramic actuators and components for medical applications.These ac... (posted 2010-08-27)

Maxon Brushless Motors Offer Low Vibration at High Speeds
Maxon's improved EC 22 motors are equipped with preloaded ball bearings and the latest generation of Neodymium permanent magnets. The... (posted 2010-08-27)

Stock Drive Products Releases New Metric Catalog
Stock Drive Products/Sterling Instrument recently introduced the new D805 Metric Catalog, a completely easy-to-use book that includes new... (posted 2010-08-24)

Lincoln Electric Introduces Arc Welding Solutions
Lincoln Electric Automation has introduced a new robotic arc welding system embedded with advanced technology that redefines available so... (posted 2010-08-20)

Haydon Kerk Offers Prototype Parts Online
Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions, Inc., a manufacturer of engineered linear motion products, introduces the Haydon Kerk Engineering Developme... (posted 2010-08-17)

Advance Machine & Engineering Announce Products From Ott-Jakob
Designed like the popular Ott-Jakob Type GD rotary union, with permanently sealed surfaces, this newly developed rotary union also offers... (posted 2010-08-16)

Bearing Units Self-Align
The ready-to-mount bearing units from NKE consist of a bearing fitted in a cast or pressed housing for material handling systems, such as... (posted 2010-08-06)

New Higher Torque Magnetic Particle Brakes
Ogura has developed two new models of the OPB series of magnetic particle brakes. The two new models, OPB 120N and OPB 250N, are rated at... (posted 2010-08-05)

FANUC to Debut Control Innovations at IMTS
FANUC CNC America will unveil advanced CNC control innovations at IMTS 2010, Booth #S-8919.  These include: new model 30i-B Series C... (posted 2010-08-02)

Shaft Locking Bushings Incorporate Double Walled Sleeve
ETP shaft locking bushings from Zero-Max produce accurate and concentric mounting compared to mechanical shaft locking bushings. The E... (posted 2010-07-29)

Crouzet Expands BLDC Power Range
A line of high-performance, geared BLDC motors (pictured) is available with a complete tool kit of selectable gearboxes, controllers, bra... (posted 2010-07-28)

Extreme Environment Sensors Measure without Contact
Kaman Precision Products line of high precision sensors and systems provide accurate and precise non-contact position/displacement fe... (posted 2010-07-28)

Encapsulated Power Supplies Added to Rhino Line
Automation Direct has extended its Rhino line to include AC/DC switch mode power supplies encapsulated in a compact, low profile housin... (posted 2010-07-19)

Plastic Shaft Collars Match Processing Requirements
Custom shaft collars machined from various thermoplastics to match process applications requiring chemical resistance and frequent wash... (posted 2010-07-16)

Encoder Ready DC Motors Feature Planetary Gearboxes
Nidal Copal's HG16 series is a RoHS compatible DC motor with planetary gearbox. The 0.63 inch OD (16 mm) DC motor has two axial lengt... (posted 2010-07-15)

Molded Notch V-Belts Constructed of EPDM
Gates Corporation is now using Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer (EPDM) to construct its molded notch V-belt line. EPDM is a high performa... (posted 2010-07-13)

Universal Voltage Alert Certified for Hazardous Areas
The UPA-130 series Universal Voltage Alert from Marsh Bellofram Corporation has achieved hazardous area certifications (Class 1, Division... (posted 2010-07-13)

Miniature Linear Scale Squeezes Into Tight Spaces
Numerik Jena's Kit L4 encoder is a minimum configuration of a length-measuring system for applications where installation space is ti... (posted 2010-07-08)

Damped Type Spring Mounts Mount to Heavy-Duty Applications
A series of damped type spring mounts from Advanced Antivibration Components (AAC) are designed for use in corrosive environments wit... (posted 2010-07-08)

Ogura Brakes Rated for Higher Torque
The Ogura OPB series of magnetic particle brakes features the OPB 120N and OPB 250N, rated at 110 inch-pounds and 220 inch-pounds res... (posted 2010-07-06)

Mini Accelerometer Reduces Unwanted Mass Loading Effects
The Endevco model 35A from Meggitt Sensing Systems is an IEPE-type triaxial accelerometer with integral electronics. It is designed for h... (posted 2010-07-01)

Modulated Hydraulic Pressure Source Controls Brake Torque
The 520 Series hydraulic apply calliper disc brake for on- and off-highway service braking applications uses a modulated hydraulic pres... (posted 2010-06-29)

Adjustable Speed Drives Set to Various Speeds
Adjustable Speed Drives with a micro dial feature available from Zero-Max provide accurate, repeatable speed settings. This allows users ... (posted 2010-06-28)

High Output Can Stack Stepper Motor Linear Actuators
With frame sizes of 20, 25 and 35 mm, the Haydon line of high out put can stack linear actuators are built to be compact, durable and pow... (posted 2010-06-25)

Flexible Wire Duct Resilient to Bending
The Dinosaur self-adhesive flexible wire duct from Automation Direct is designed for transporting wiring to cabinet doors from control ... (posted 2010-06-24)

Bearing Units Self-Align
The ready-to-mount bearing units from NKE consist of a bearing fitted in a cast or pressed housing for material handling systems, such ... (posted 2010-06-21)

Servo Drives Add Supported Standards
The e100 drive family from Baldor Electric Company has been reengineered to be compatible with at least three industrial Ethernet stand... (posted 2010-06-17)

Brushless 8 mm Motor Produced to Rigid Medical Standard
Maxon's brushless DC 8 mm motor offers continuous current up to 0.95 mNm, nominal speed up to 80,000 rpm and a 70 percent efficie... (posted 2010-06-15)

RA Spiral Bevel Belt Drive Saves Space
The alpha LPBK+ from Wittenstein is a right angle gearbox featuring a mechanical add-on to servo drivetrains. By taking the LPK+ righ... (posted 2010-06-11)

Voith Retarder Voted Best Brand for Fourth Time
More than 7,700 drivers and commercial vehicle operators voted Voith Turbo's Retarder as the Best Brand for the fourth time consecuti... (posted 2010-06-09)

Digital Torquemeter Replaces Two Sensors
The MCRT79700V digital torquemeter has two ranges with independent outputs eliminating the cost and inconvenience of swapping between... (posted 2010-06-09)

Spring Applied Brakes Slimmed Down
The small spring applied brake series from Ogura (models MCNB 2, 5 and 10) have been redesigned to feature an overall reduction in th... (posted 2010-06-08)

Modular Bearing System Standardizes Wind Turbine Applications
Austrian bearing manufacturer NKE introduces modular bearing systems for planetary gears in wind turbine gearboxes that offer the advan... (posted 2010-06-07)

SS Linear Actuators Resist Corrosion
Macron Dynamics Inc. MacBUILT stainless steel SSR Series Actuator was engineered to meet demands of corrosive environments and sanitation... (posted 2010-06-04)

Coupling Design Allows Simple Radial Exchange
The Centaflex Series AR rubber-in-compression flexible coupling incorporates a patented split through one of the axial aluminum inserts, ... (posted 2010-06-02)

Micro Lead Screws Miniaturize Products
The Kerk Micro Series Lead Screw Assemblies from Haydon Kerk Motion comes in standard configurations that include 2 mm diameter screws wi... (posted 2010-06-01)

SCHUNK Offers New Sealed DRG Two-Finger Radial Gripper
The new DRG Two-Finger Radial Gripper from SCHUNK is utilized for difficult handling tasks. The gripper is used in dirty working environm... (posted 2010-06-01)

Next-Gen Piezo Motor Matches Stepper's Low Voltage Operation
New Scale Technologies Inc. released the Squiggle RV reduced voltage linear drive system that consists of a SQL-RV-1.8-6-12 Squiggle moto... (posted 2010-05-28)

Timken Targets Wind with Several Product Introductions at Windpower 2010
Introducing several new product developments at the Windpower 2010 show in Dallas, The Timken Company is leveraging investments made duri... (posted 2010-05-27)

Low-Cost DC Power Supplies Added to Rhino Line
Automation Direct's Rhino line of power supplies now includes panel and DIN rail mountable power supplies designed for applications r... (posted 2010-05-27)

Caliper Brakes Engineered with 50 Percent More Pad Area
Twiflex Limited's VCS MK 4 caliper brakes have been engineered to provide a 50 percent increase in pad area for improved stopping a... (posted 2010-05-25)

Rexroth IndraDrive Delivers Power at Low Cost
Featuring a compact space-saving design and open support of SERCOS III communication bus, the Rexroth IndraDrive Cs Economy low-power s... (posted 2010-05-21)

Speed Controller Offers Various Inputs and Outputs
The Maxon motor DEC module 50/5 controller is a digital amplifier with speed controller for controlling brushless DC motors with hall sen... (posted 2010-05-19)

Electronic Handwheel Simplifies Retooling
The HR 1120 electronic handwheel from Heidenhain Corporation simplifies retooling and setup processes in machine automation systems where... (posted 2010-05-18)

EtherCAT Applications Implemented in Field
The EP7041 EtherCAT Motion Box from Beckhoff Automation permits stepper motor control in a compact, machine-mountable device. Using the s... (posted 2010-05-13)

Vibration Transmitter Turns Accelerometers into 24/7 Vibration Monitoring Sensors
The model 682A09 ICP in-line 4-20 mA vibration transmitter from IMI Sensors installs in line with any industrial accelerometer and conver... (posted 2010-05-11)

ServoClass Couplings Add Three Sizes
Appropriate for precision positioning requirements and high reverse load characteristics of challenging AC and DC servomotor applications... (posted 2010-05-10)

Motion System Software Simplifies Drive Selection
The Motioneering 6.1.0 motion system sizing and selection software from Kollmorgen is an OEM design tool that uses a mechanism project co... (posted 2010-05-05)

Linear Rail Consolidates into One System
The dual carriage RGS04 motorized linear rail assembly from Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions combines several motion technologies into one in... (posted 2010-05-04)

Bodine Redesigns W Model Gearheads
The WX gearhead from Bodine Electric Company is a high-torque gearhead built to provide longer life and higher performance than similar g... (posted 2010-05-03)

Shaft Collars, Couplings Designed for Solar Installations
Ruland Manufacturing Co. Inc. offers a selection of shaft collars and couplings specifically designed for harsh environments and use in s... (posted 2010-04-30)

Low Inertia Couplings Reduce Cycle Time
Zero-Max's low inertia, lightweight coupling with high rotional stiffness for servo motor applications comes with its aluminum CD mod... (posted 2010-04-30)

Rotary Encoder Measures Speed without Ball Bearings
The MNI40 incremental rotary encoder from Pepperl+Fuchs is a magnetic, non-contact encoder with advanced diagnostics for a range of appli... (posted 2010-04-26)

Haydon Adds Third Actuator Size
The G4 19000 Series Can-stack Stepper Motor Linear Actuator is the third linear actuator size added to the Haydon line of high output c... (posted 2010-04-16)

Rotary Encoder Operates at High Speeds
The MSR 40 is a modular steel tape rotary encoder from RSF Elektronik that measures applications with diameters of six inches (150 mm) to... (posted 2010-04-15)

One-Piece Belt Drive Permits Sag-Free Stroke Lengths
The model AZ1040 drive is the latest extension to the Amacoil-Uhing line of timing belt drives used for smooth linear motion in positio... (posted 2010-04-12)

High Capacity Torque Limiter Uses Vibration Damping Jaw Type Coupling
The ST2 series torque limiter from R+W allows for one compact unit to be installed, saving space and cost when into a high horsepower dri... (posted 2010-04-09)

Cleveland Gear Broadens Product Offerings
A line of shaft mount reducers and accessories is available now from Cleveland Gear Company, including tapered bushing kits, belt guards,... (posted 2010-04-08)

Proximity Sensor Measures Without Touching Target
The KD-2446 high-precision proximity sensor system from Kaman Precision Products offers lead-free RoHS compliance in a compact DIN packa... (posted 2010-04-07)

Commercial Elevator Double Brake Developed
In response to new safety measures that require passenger elevators to have double redundant braking systems, Ogura Industrial Corp. has ... (posted 2010-04-06)

Rotary Encoder Collars Give Shafts Speed Sensing Capability
Stafford Manufacturing Corp. offers shaft collars that can be customized with steel pick-up targets on the face or outside diameter to al... (posted 2010-04-02)

100mm AC Electric Motors Offer Power of Larger Motors in Less Volume
In response to customer demand for more power in smaller spaces, Bison Gear and Engineering introduces the 100mm AC motor line offeri... (posted 2010-04-01)

Kollmorgen Drive Delivers Scalable Programmability
The Advanced Kollmorgen Drive (AKD) is Ethernet-based and delivers high performance with flexibility, scalability and power range for mos... (posted 2010-03-31)

Smart Ethernet Drives Add Flexibility to Advanced Motion Control System Building
The latest generation of smart drives from Baldor Electric Company offers economic and space-saving solutions for many common single-axis... (posted 2010-03-29)

Bodine Introduces WX Gearhead, and Simple-to-Wire AC Motor Winding
Two new products were released by Bodine Electric Company: the WX gearhead and a three-wire-reversible 34R frame AC induction motor. Th... (posted 2010-03-26)

SEW-Eurodrive Release Energy Efficient Gear Reducers
SEW-Eurodrive recently announced the release of the new RESF37 stainless steel helical gear reducer and KESA37 stainless steel helical be... (posted 2010-03-24)

Extreme Encoder Withstands the Elements
The Extreme 1000 series from Leine & Linde offers encoders for severe work environments. Available in North America through Heidenhai... (posted 2010-03-24)

Linear Rail System Offered in Various Configurations
Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions, Inc. offers the LRS Linear Rail System in several configurations, both motorized and non-motorized. These l... (posted 2010-03-22)

Digital Servo Drives feature PCB mount design
Servo2Go.com has added PCB mounts to its broad range of digital servo drives from Advanced Motion Controls.  The DZ drives are micro... (posted 2010-03-18)

Servo Drive Exploits the Power of TML
Based on the Technosoft MotionChip DSP technology, ISD860 is a flexible, intelligent drive specially developed for motion applications th... (posted 2010-03-15)

Crown Gear Drives Designed for Full Range of Applications
Zero-Max Crown Gear drives provide directional motion change in all types of power transmission systems. They are right angle gear drives... (posted 2010-03-12)

Steel Shaft Collars Paintable for Color Brand Matching
A line of steel shaft collars released by Stafford Manufacturing are surface prepared to allow OEMs and contract manufacturers to paint t... (posted 2010-03-08)

Emerson’s Bearings Capable of Enduring Harsh Conditions
Sealmaster offers paver bearings designed to withstand abrasive paving conditions and asphalt materials. A four-barrier seal technology p... (posted 2010-03-04)

Steinmeyer Introduces Ultra Narrow Linear Stage
The PA 30x40-SM01 precision linear stage from Steinmeyer, Inc. is a single axis system for applications that require extremely narrow pos... (posted 2010-02-22)

Mechatronic Toolkit Integrates Software, Design Engineering
Mechaware 4.0 from Kollmorgen is a mechatronic "toolkit" that enables software and design engineers to work together designing,... (posted 2010-02-08)

Latest Mechatronics Software Version Installs Simpler
ITI GmbH released the latest version of SimulationX, its software for physical modeling of mechatronics systems. Version 3.3 provides fun... (posted 2010-02-08)

Latest Mechatronics Software Version Installs Simpler
ITI GmbH released the latest version of SimulationX, its software for physical modeling of mechatronics systems. Version 3.3 provides fun... (posted 2010-02-05)

J.W. Offers Ball Transfer Units
Industrial machine component supplier J.W. Winco Inc. released the series GN 509 steel and stainless steel ball transfer units. The metri... (posted 2010-01-26)