Power Transmission Engineering Product News 2011

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R+W Updates Range of Line Shaft Couplings
One of the key competencies of R+W, a German based manufacturer of flexible couplings and torque limiters for high speed and high precisi... (posted 2011-12-28)

Kollmorgen Introduces HMI Panels
Kollmorgen introduces keypad versions of its AKI Series HMI Panels. AKI series keypad visualization solutions help maintain screen clarit... (posted 2011-12-27)

ABB Extends Panel Mounted Controller
ABB Robotics has extended the functionality of its IRC5 panel-mounted controller (PMC) to all ABB robots, including its largest robot mod... (posted 2011-12-22)

ITAMCO Adds Large Grinder to its High-Performance Gear Capabilities
Indiana Technology and Manufacturing Companies (ITAMCO) has integrated a Niles ZP 40 gear grinder into its gearing capabilities. The ZP 4... (posted 2011-12-20)

AutomationDirect Updates Switches
AutomationDirect's line of Stride Ethernet products now includes industrial-grade managed Ethernet switches, designed with redundant ... (posted 2011-12-19)

Galil Releases New Motion Controller
Galil Motion Control recently released the DMC-300xx Pocket Motion Controller Series, their latest generation, single-axis Ethernet motio... (posted 2011-12-16)

Zero-Max Gear Drives Provide Directional Motion Change
Motion system designers looking for a smooth operating, quiet right angle gear drive might consider Zero-Max Crown gear drives. They feat... (posted 2011-12-14)

Trelleborg Offers O-Ring Calculator App
Trelleborg Sealing Solutions, a developer, manufacturer and supplier of precision seals and bearings, recently anno... (posted 2011-12-13)

Baldor Bearings Offer Solutions to Forest Industry
Roseburg Forest Products of Roseburg, Oregon, is one of the largest privately held forest products companies in the United States. Establ... (posted 2011-12-12)

Aerotech Offers MotionPAC Software
Aerotech's A3200 MotionPAC is a software-based Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) that is completely integrated with Aerotech's ... (posted 2011-12-09)

Parker Releases ETH Series Electric Cylinder
Parker's Electromechanical Automation Division, a supplier of motion control technology, recently released the ETH Series electric cy... (posted 2011-12-08)

Steinmeyer Announces Micro Manipulator System
Steinmeyer, Inc. recently announced a new high precision, lightweight, micro manipulator stage MT 105-50-LM. This stage is a suitable cho... (posted 2011-12-06)

Metal Bellow Coupling Offers Standard Flange Connection
Jakob Antriebstechnik is developing a metal bellow coupling with a standardized flange connection. For many years metal bellow couplings ... (posted 2011-12-05)

AAC Offers Rubber Mounting Series
A new series of bell-shaped rubber mountings from Advanced Antivibration Components (AAC) are designed to dampen shock and vibration for ... (posted 2011-12-02)

Boston Gear and Bauer Gear Motor Introduce Series 2000 Line
Boston Gear and Bauer Gear Motor, two Altra Industrial Motion brands, have combined their gearing expertise to offer the new Series 2000 ... (posted 2011-12-02)

Bosch Rexroth Releases IndraDrive Mi with Multi-Ethernet
With its decentralized IndraDrive Mi servo drive, Rexroth paves the way for speedy engineering, the simple realization of modular machine... (posted 2011-12-01)

RFID Read Heads Promote Simplified Operation
Pepperl+Fuchs introduces RFID Read Head IQT-F116-R4M-V1. These RFID read heads conform to the popular and open 13.56 MHz ISO 15693 s... (posted 2011-11-30)

Nook Electric Cylinders Deliver Rugged Actuation
Nook Industries Electric Cylinder series is ruggedly designed and intended for use in harsh/dirty industrial applications as it features ... (posted 2011-11-29)

Custom Vanes, Rotors and End Plates Provide Lubrication in Most Environments
Metallized Carbon Corporation, a manufacturer of oil-free, self-lubricating, carbon-graphite materials for severe service lubrication app... (posted 2011-11-28)

Linear Actuator Offers Integrated Package
Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions has introduced the Haydon RoHS compliant IDEA Size 23 Non-captive Linear Actuator. The Idea Size 23 linear a... (posted 2011-11-23)

Igus Develops Iglide N54 Plastic Bushing
Igus has developed a new ecological plastic bushing made of 54 percent raw, renewable materials. Iglide N54 plastic bushings use veg... (posted 2011-11-21)

Soft Starters Suitable for AC Induction Motors
The Stellar SR33 series basic soft starters are designed for general purpose applications where traditional across-the-line starting or w... (posted 2011-11-18)

Portescap Offers Low Voltage Servo Drive
Portescap's LVD is a high-performance low-voltage servo drive, designed to support small and large brushed DC or brushless motors. Pa... (posted 2011-11-17)

Induction Motors Increase Productivity
Linear Induction Motors (LIM) from H2W Technologies can move large, heavy loads quickly and reliably increasing productivity, or with hig... (posted 2011-11-16)

Ruland Expands Shaft Collar Line
Ruland Manufacturing Co., Inc. has expanded its line of shaft collars to include a full metric range for heavy duty a... (posted 2011-11-15)

Vacon to Introduce AC Drives at Trade Fair
AC drive manufacturer Vacon will announce a new product family of compact AC drives at the electric automation fair SPS/IPC/DRIVES 2011 i... (posted 2011-11-14)

LCT Gantry Provides Universal Automation Tool
The new LCT Gantry from Techno Automation Linear Motion Systems provides a universal tool for various automation applications. A compact ... (posted 2011-11-10)

Romax Introduces Gearbox Concept Analysis
Romax Technology recently announced the availability of release R14.0 of the precision bearing, gearbox and driveline simulation and anal... (posted 2011-11-09)

Mitrpak Gear Drives Meet Indexing Requirements
A full line of right angle gearboxes that are designed for conveying, manufacturing, packaging, and process applications that require pre... (posted 2011-11-09)

Stafford Offers Components for Farm Equipment
A standard line of shaft collars and couplings that come in a variety of configurations, including paintable steel, for use in the square... (posted 2011-11-08)

Siemens Releases Safety Features on TIA Portal
Siemens Industry has released Simatic STEP 7 Safety Advanced V11 option as part of its TIA (totally integrated automation) Portal, provid... (posted 2011-11-07)

Sensors Offer Rotational and Angular Measurement
Pepperl+Fuchs recently introduced PMI360DV Rotational Measurement Sensors with analog output.  Available in three models to satisfy ... (posted 2011-10-28)

Adcole Updates Camshaft Gage
An upgraded submicron accuracy, end-of-line camshaft inspection gage that provides high speed production monitoring of up to 200 parts-pe... (posted 2011-10-27)

Altra Offers Braking Technology for Mining Operations
Since the early 1990’s grinding mills have become larger to offer greater economy of scale with increased throughput. It is no... (posted 2011-10-26)

Roller Bearings Key to Energy Efficiency
Schaeffler Group Industrial’s efficient rolling bearings with optimized friction from the INA and FAG brands are a key component f... (posted 2011-10-25)

Rockwell Expands Automation Controller Line
Manufacturers can achieve higher processing speed with the Allen-Bradley ControlLogix 5570 Series programmable automation controllers (PA... (posted 2011-10-24)

Haydon Kerk Introduces Motorized Linear Rail System
The Kerk RGS/RGW linear rail platform by Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions now includes a 180 degree folded-over motorized design. This design... (posted 2011-10-21)

Kilian Bearings Withstand Washdown Environments
Kilian Manufacturing, Syracuse, New York, has developed a line of ball bearing housed units for the tough washdown conditions in food pro... (posted 2011-10-20)

Lenze AC Motors Reduce Energy Consumption
Lenze Americas, a global manufacturer of electrical and mechanical drives, motion control and automation technology, has introduced to th... (posted 2011-10-19)

Software Analyzes Application Requirements
Amacoil tech support personnel simplify selection of Uhing linear drives for customers by using a proprietary software program. OEM desig... (posted 2011-10-18)

K-Beam Accelerometers Support Single and Triaxial Measurements
Kistler, a worldwide supplier of precision sensors, systems and instrumentation for the dynamic measurement of pressure, force, torque an... (posted 2011-10-14)

Zero-Max ServoClass Couplings Offer Robust Design Features
Design engineers looking to increase speeds in electronic assembly systems will find ServoClass Couplings from Zero-Max a viable design o... (posted 2011-10-13)

Siemens Motion Controllers Enhance User Productivity
Siemens Industry, Inc. recently announced the extension of the upper performance range of its popular Simotion D motion controllers. ... (posted 2011-10-12)

Nord Supplies Gearmotors for Solar Thermal Project
Solar thermal installations built around a central tower have long been limited to mere tech demonstrations and R&D facilities, until... (posted 2011-10-11)

Maxon Releases Compact Four Quadrant Servo Controller
Maxon's Escon 36/2 DC is a four-quadrant PWM servo controller for use with DC motors up to 72 W. The Escon 36/2 DC is a very fast dig... (posted 2011-10-10)

Ameridrives Couplings Available with Torsi-Lock Hubs
Developed for API 610 service, Torsiflex-i flexible disc couplings feature a robust disc pack design, allowing for greater torque load in... (posted 2011-10-07)

Switch/Transmitters Offer Unique Design
ProSense digital pressure switch/transmitters are designed for air, no-corrosive gas and non-flammable gas applications. Fitted with a tw... (posted 2011-10-05)

Motoman FS100 Controller Provides Open Software Connectivity
Introduced at Pack Expo, the high-performance FS100 controller is designed for open software connectivity and supports PCI Express. The F... (posted 2011-10-04)

Aerotech Linear Stages Offer Repeatability and Accuracy
The MPS50SL miniature linear positioning stage is suitable for the confines of the laboratory while retaining the high reliability r... (posted 2011-09-30)

Siemens Offers Three Week Delivery Time on 1FK7 Servomotors
Siemens Industry, Inc. recently announced today a value-added service for its popular line of 1FK7 servomotors. Using a configurable... (posted 2011-09-29)

Mayr Offers Dynamic Safety Brake
Most of the brake elements available on the market today work purely as clamping units. They are only designed to secure the axes at a st... (posted 2011-09-28)

AutomationDirect Adds Pneumatic Air Cylinders
AutomationDirect's Nitra pneumatic product line now includes D-Series heavy-duty air cylinders suitable for applications where a... (posted 2011-09-27)

Boca Ceramic Bearings Offer Flexibility
Boca Bearing Company is introducing a new line of full ceramic bearings, ceramic hybrid bearings and lubricants catered towards the autom... (posted 2011-09-26)

Clutch Offers Performance Advantages for Marine Applications
Industrial Clutch, located in Waukesha, Wisconsin, has introduced the Model HC/CH clutch designed for use in marine applications includin... (posted 2011-09-23)

Maxon Power Package Includes Gear and Encoder Options
Maxon Motor's newly designed 70 Watt flat brushless motor delivers a max. continuous torque of 130 mNm at an efficiency of up to 85 p... (posted 2011-09-22)

Nook Examines Future of Position Control
Nook Industries, a linear motion control systems and components manufacturer, recently introduced its patent-pending Nook Sensor System (... (posted 2011-09-21)

Parker Releases LCR Actuator Series
Parker's Electromechanical Automation Division is pleased to announce the release of the new Light Capacity Rodless (LCR) Actuator Se... (posted 2011-09-20)

ABB Releases Compact Softstarter
ABB has released the new PSE softstarter family, the world's first compact softstarter with two-phase torque control. Additional feat... (posted 2011-09-16)

Coreless Motors Ease Safety Concerns in Portable Applications
Portescap recently announced that the company's family of coreless DC motors satisfies demanding intrinsic safety application require... (posted 2011-09-15)

New Series of 1 mm Pitch Timing Belt Pulleys from SDP Suited for Miniature Applications
A new series of 1 mm pitch timing belt pulleys from Stock Drive Products (ISO 9001 Registered Manufacturer) are designed for miniature ap... (posted 2011-09-12)

Techno-Omil Releases Gripper Series
A new series of two-finger parallel grippers from Techno-Omil feature a heavy-duty T-slot design. Identified as the OPP2-.... Series, the... (posted 2011-09-08)

Haydon Kerk Introduces Communication Protocol
The IDEA stepper motor drive platform now has the capability of communication using an RS-485 data protocol.  The RS-485 protocol ov... (posted 2011-09-07)

Gates Offers Belt Drive System Solutions
From system design and component selection to prototyping and delivery, design engineers are charged with ensuring efficiency, hitting co... (posted 2011-09-06)

KISSsoft Offers Gearbox Variant Calculations
With KISSsys, gearbox variants can now be calculated very efficiently (module KS1). In contrast to the GPK-models, where within the fixed... (posted 2011-09-01)

Hansen Introduces Hydraulic Brake System
Hansen Industrial Transmissions (HIT) recently introduced a hydraulic brake system (patent pending) for its M4 ACC (Air Cooled Condenser)... (posted 2011-09-01)

Meggitt Launches Endevco Piezoresistive Accelerometer
Meggitt Sensing Systems, a Meggitt group division, recently announced the global launch of its Endevco model 72-60K piezoresistive shock ... (posted 2011-08-31)

Amacoil/Uhing Offers Traversing Drive Assembly
A traversing drive assembly from Amacoil/Uhing enables an automatic increase or decrease in travel distance without requiring programming... (posted 2011-08-30)

Baldor Introduces Grid-Lign Couplings
Baldor Electric Company introduces the  Baldor-Dodge pre-lubricated Grid-Lign coupling, a maintenance-free, lubed-for-life design th... (posted 2011-08-26)

Rexroth Offers Options for TS 5 Transfer Motion System
The TS 5 transfer system from Rexroth sets heavy loads up to 300 kilograms quickly and efficiently in motion. Rexroth now offers a new ... (posted 2011-08-25)

Ameridrives Offers Full Line of Locking Devices
Ameridrives Couplings now offers a full line of Ameriloc internal and external locking devices and shaft couplings. All units are custom-... (posted 2011-08-24)

Stober and Atlanta Collaborate on Rack and Pinion Drive
In the past, rack and pinion drives were generally developed from a planetary gear unit with a pinion fitted to the output shaft and the ... (posted 2011-08-23)

Ogura Offers Spring-Engaged Clutches
Ogura's SMC spring-engaged clutches engage any time power is released. When the clutch is disengaged, a magnetic coil pulls back... (posted 2011-08-22)

SDP Helical Gear Drives Offer Feature Base or Panel Mount Design
A new series of right angle helical gear drives from Stock Drive Products (SDP), an ISO 9001:2000 registered manufacturer, feature b... (posted 2011-08-19)

Haydon Kerk Releases Linear Actuator Package
Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions, a manufacturer of linear motion products, has released a new version of its popular 36 mm G4 linear actuato... (posted 2011-08-19)

AutomationDirect Expands Cable and Module Offerings
AutomationDirect's expanded ZIPLink connection system eliminates the normally tedious process of wiring between devices by utilizing ... (posted 2011-08-18)

Siemens Introduces Re-Engineered Motor Control Centers
Siemens Industry, Inc. introduces its new family of tiastar Motor Control Centers (MCC) manufactured at its 200,000 square-foot plant in ... (posted 2011-08-17)

R+W Offers Rigid Bellows Couplings for Heavy Engineering
Extreme temperature ranges, high pollution levels, high vibration levels, and 24/7/365 operation call for highly engineered drive compone... (posted 2011-08-16)

B&R Safety Standard Utilized in Packaging Industry
On the one hand, large international companies such as Nestlé rely on a flexible choice of machines from various manufacturers. On... (posted 2011-08-15)

Misumi Positioning Stages Offer Practical Solutions
Misumi USA, Inc. reports that electronic product manufacturers have found a wide range of applications for the company's low-cost sta... (posted 2011-08-12)

Zero-Max Couplings Withstand Rigors of Servomotor Systems
Zero-Max Composite Disc (CD) Shaft Couplings combine high performance materials, design features and precision to withstand the rigors of... (posted 2011-08-11)

Forest City Gear Expands Machine Capabilities
Forest City Gear has acquired three Haas turning centers to improve the throughput at its gearmaking facility.  The company has made... (posted 2011-08-10)

Kollmorgen to Discuss Motion Control Family at Pack Expo
Kollmorgen will be on hand to discuss its family of motion systems and components, and co-engineering services at the Converting & Pa... (posted 2011-08-10)

Pepperl+Fuchs Feedback System Provides Linear Feedback Tool
Pepperl+Fuchs recently introduced the PosiTrack PCV Data Matrix Positioning System. This 2-D, camera-based position feedback sy... (posted 2011-08-08)

Baldor Expands RPM AC Permanent Magnet Products
Baldor Electric Company, a Fort Smith, Arkansas-based manufacturer of energy efficient industrial electric motors, drives, mechanical pow... (posted 2011-08-05)

Igus Offers Robolink Modules
Robolink multi-axis joint modules from Igus are now available for order. Robolink is used for humanoid robots and other lightweight autom... (posted 2011-08-04)

SKF DryLube Bearings Designed for Extreme Temperature Environments
SKF DryLube Bearings eliminate any need for grease relubrication and are designed to perform reliably and virtually maintenance-free over... (posted 2011-08-03)

Servometer Utilizes Electroforming Technology with Waveguides
Flexible waveguides are available from Servometer, LLC to transmit signals of microwave and radar instrumentation. By using electroformin... (posted 2011-08-02)

Baldor Type E Series Ensures Performance and Reliability
Baldor Electric Company, a Fort Smith, Arkansas-based manufacturer of energy-saving, industrial electric motors, drives, mechanical power... (posted 2011-08-01)

Solo Controllers Offer Flexibility and Simplicity
AutomationDirect's 24 VDC powered Solo process/temperature controllers are powerful process tools offering flexibility and simplicity... (posted 2011-07-29)

Haydon Kerk Actuator Operates in Harsh Environments
Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions prides itself on its ability to customize linear motion systems for just about any application. Among t... (posted 2011-07-28)

Iwis Develops Chain Drive for Electric Bicycles
Iwis introduced a new drive system for electric bicycles with a built-in chain drive at this year's Hannover Fair. The drive has been... (posted 2011-07-27)

Aerotech Rotary Stages Employ Precision-Machined Parts
Aerotech's APR series rotary stages employ precision-machined and ground stage parts coupled with high-precision angular contact bear... (posted 2011-07-26)

ABB Gear Motor Packages Create Custom System
ABB Robotics, a supplier of industrial robots, is introducing standardized packages of its well-proven motor and gear units to allow inte... (posted 2011-07-25)

Oerlikon Fairfield Drives Provide Improved Energy Management
Oerlikon Fairfield electric drives provide mobile equipment manufacturers with options for improved energy management. These include the ... (posted 2011-07-22)

Kollmorgen and ABDG Deliver Defense Solutions
Kollmorgen Corporation has retained American Business Development Group (ABDG) to help bring the company's new Power Generation Syste... (posted 2011-07-22)

Dunkermotoren Releases CANopen Brushless DC Motor Control
A new, compact four-quadrant positioning motion controller with integral output stage is now available from Dunkermotoren USA to control ... (posted 2011-07-21)

Baldor Offers ABB Motors and Generators
Baldor Electric Company, a Fort Smith, Arkansas‐based manufacturer of energy-saving industrial electric motors, drives, mechanical ... (posted 2011-07-20)

Wittenstein Adds SUMO Sizes to Gearbox Line
Wittenstein has enhanced the range of hypoid planetary gearboxes with the addition of new SUMO sizes to ensure maximum productiv... (posted 2011-07-19)

B&R P84 Fits Total System Concept
For complex machines and systems, B&R offers the ACOPOSinverter P84 with an integrated Powerlink interface and a performance range of... (posted 2011-07-18)

Maxon Offers Multi-Axis Motherboard
Intelligent control applications often call for multi-axis solutions to meet demanding performance requirements. Configuring a contr... (posted 2011-07-15)

Rexroth Offers Ironless Linear Motors Line
The new ironless linear motors by Rexroth position small masses with precision and maximum synchronization. Not only are the motors in th... (posted 2011-07-13)

Oriental Offers BLV Series Motors
Oriental Motor USA recently announced the introduction of the BLV Series, a DC input, high power brushless motor and driver system wit... (posted 2011-07-12)

QBC Releases Four-Bolt Flange Mounting Blocks
Quality Bearings and Components (QBC) recently announced a new line of standard duty four-bolt flange mounting blocks that have... (posted 2011-07-11)

Kistler Introduces Type 5630M Series
Kistler, a worldwide supplier of precision sensors, systems and instrumentation for the dynamic measurement of pressure, force, torque an... (posted 2011-07-11)

Ogura Brake Controls Shutter Doors
Anyone who has ever lifted a manual rolling shutter door knows that sometimes doors in a freefall condition can have significant force be... (posted 2011-07-01)

Balluff Launches Pressure Sensor Line
Balluff’s new pressure sensors combine the advantages of a display, measuring transducer and pressure switch into a single device.... (posted 2011-06-30)

R+W Offers Compact, Flexible Safety Coupling
Making use of the existing EKL line of compact elastomer couplings, the all new SLE safety coupling offers a compact, flexible and vibrat... (posted 2011-06-29)

Brochure Examines Sensor Technology for Wind Applications
Pepperl+Fuchs has released a new brochure on Sensor Technology for Wind Energy Applications. The brochure provides an overview ... (posted 2011-06-28)

Maxon Modifies EC16 Gearmotor
Maxon's EC16 brushless DC servo gearmotor has had a number of modifications and improvements. The most obvious changes are ... (posted 2011-06-27)

Mico and Haldex Collaborate on Accumulator Charge Valve and Gear Pump
Mico, Incorporated recently announced a collaboration with Haldex Hydraulics Corporation to offer an integrated accumulator charge valve ... (posted 2011-06-24)

BEI Offers Voice Coil Actuators
BEI Kimco Magnetics, a company of Custom Sensors & Technologies (CST), Inc., has announced a breakthrough in miniaturization for cyli... (posted 2011-06-23)

Applimotion Offers Custom Direct Drive Motor System
Applimotion recently introduced a custom direct drive motor system with precision encoders and bearings in unique packages. For year... (posted 2011-06-22)

AutomationDirect Expands ProSense Line
AutomationDirect has expanded the ProSense line of pressure sensors and temperature transmitters. IP68/IP69K-rated 5,000 psi pressure tra... (posted 2011-06-21)

Bison's ServoNOW Designed for Single Axis Applications
Bison's integrated brushless ServoNOW servo system for single axis applications was designed to meet basic motion needs by limiting p... (posted 2011-06-20)

Baldor Enhances Same-Day Gearbox Assembly Operations
Baldor has enhanced its fast turnaround gearbox assembly operation, which now has access to a large extensively-equipped machine shop, to... (posted 2011-06-17)

Zero-Max Hubs Provide Accurate Mechanical Adjustments
Zero-Max Phas-Lok adjusting hubs provide a fast and easy method for changing the phase relationship of components in a power transmission... (posted 2011-06-16)

Stober Partnership Creates Rack and Pinion Drive
In the past, rack and pinion drives were generally developed from a planetary gear unit with a pinion fitted to the output shaft and the ... (posted 2011-06-15)

Sevcon Motor Controllers Serve Electric Scooter Industry
With growing worldwide demand for electric scooters, Vmoto E-max has specified new advanced technology motor controllers from S... (posted 2011-06-13)

NKE Bearings Offer Versatile Solutions
Bearing manufacturer NKE recently introduced bearing solutions for industrial gearboxes at this year's Motion, Drive and Automation F... (posted 2011-06-10)

PI Releases Nanopositioning Catalog
PI, a manufacturer of nanopositioning stages and precision motion control equipment for bio-medical, semiconductor, imaging and... (posted 2011-06-08)

Stafford Shaft Balancing Collar Provides Simple Solution
A new shaft balancing collar that provides a fast and simple way to resolve out-of-balance conditions causing vibration in drive systems ... (posted 2011-06-07)

Weg Supplies Drive Systems for Algerian Water Project
Weg is a key supplier of inverter drive systems and soft starters to the Spanish consortium that is constructing the Tlemcem-Honaine desa... (posted 2011-06-06)

Omron Offers Cost-Effective Safety Controller Monitoring
Omron Scientific Technologies Inc. introduces the Status Display Touchscreen for G9SP Programmable Safety Controllers. This simple p... (posted 2011-06-03)

Igus Offers Components for Medical Robotic System
A team of researchers from the Worcester Polytechnic Institute have developed a teleoperated robot that will greatly improve the way pros... (posted 2011-06-02)

AAC Gel Mounts Isolate Vibration
A new series of silicone gel mounts from Advanced Antivibration Components (AAC) are highly effective for isolating electronic equipment.... (posted 2011-06-02)

V Series Clutch Keeps Things Quiet
Ogura has developed a "silent" armature for its industrial clutch and brake V series. In many applications in industries like m... (posted 2011-06-01)

XP100 Designed for Hazardous Operating Environments
Siemens Industry, Inc. recently introduced the XP100 (1-300 hp), designed specifically for hazardous operating environments such as the p... (posted 2011-05-31)

RSC Bio Solutions Offers Non-Hazardous Cleaning Options
RSC Bio Solutions recently announced its new Gunk Powered by SafeCare and Liquid Wrench Powered by EnviroLogic industrial cleaners, degre... (posted 2011-05-27)

C&U Bearing Offers Roller Bearing Portfolio
C&U Bearing, the North American subsidiary of The C&U Group, a worldwide supplier and China's largest bearing producer, offer... (posted 2011-05-26)

Breaking the Cycle at Tsubaki
From a manufacturers perspective the replacement power transmission component market in the U.K. seems to be locked into a buying cycle t... (posted 2011-05-26)

Fanuc Controls Deliver High-Speed Laser Processing
Fanuc Factory Automation America (Fanuc FA America) recently introduced the Series 30i/31i-L Model B high-speed laser controls capable of... (posted 2011-05-25)

Sauer-Danfoss Establishes Machine Control with JS7000
The new Sauer-Danfoss JS7000 joystick offers a machine control solution to OEMs of mobile off-highway equipment worldwide. Designed from ... (posted 2011-05-24)

Techno Offers Compact Drive Solution
Technosoft recently announced a new family of intelligent servo drives – the iPOS Line – based on a design concept offering h... (posted 2011-05-24)

Automation Direct Releases Sensor Series
Automation Direct's offering of industrial sensors now includes two series of low-cost high-performance sensors. The FB series M18 pl... (posted 2011-05-23)

R+W BKS Series Reduces Inertia, Saves Space
The newly developed BKS series of stainless steel, welded bellows couplings from R+W are up to 1/3 shorter in length, reducing moment of ... (posted 2011-05-20)

40 mm Maxon Motor Offers High-Power Density
Maxon’s new EC 40 is characterized by high quality materials and high performing specifications.  The m... (posted 2011-05-19)

Stafford Collars Incorporate Wide Range of Features
Custom manufactured hinged shaft and pipe clamping collars that can incorporate a wide range of bore modifications, face and O.D. treatme... (posted 2011-05-18)

Sauer-Danfoss H1 Motors Lower Fuel Consumption and Life Cycle Costs
Sauer-Danfoss has released its new H1 160cm3 bent axis motor, the next size in a series of motors designed to complement the growing rang... (posted 2011-05-17)

Meggitt Accelerometers Suitable for a Variety of Applications
Meggitt Sensing Systems, a Meggitt group division, has announced the global market introduction of the Endevco model 7251A series, a fami... (posted 2011-05-16)

Ogura Offers Low Cost Solution to Servo Systems
Most industrial clutches and brakes are measured in the millions of cycles, but when you have applications such as high volume mail sorti... (posted 2011-05-09)

Gearboxes Offer Range of Drive Requirements
A line of totally sealed, precision right angle gearboxes that feature robust construction and are maintenance-free for a wide range of d... (posted 2011-05-06)

WEG Calculator Determines Energy Savings
WEG’s new online payback calculator for electric motors enables pump and fan users to quickly determine energy savings, payback tim... (posted 2011-05-05)

Rexnord Launches Falk V-Class Series
Rexnord Industries recently launched the Falk V-Class, a new line of gear drives designed for maximum uptime and durable performance. The... (posted 2011-05-05)

Weiss Develops Mechatronics Software
In pursuing its development strategy for mechatronic products, Weiss GmbH is placing more emphasis on the intuitive operation and easy co... (posted 2011-05-03)

Thomson Bearings Challenge Food Processing Applications
Thomson recently introduced Food Grade FluoroNyliner Bushing Bearings featuring a non-magnetic 303 Stainless Steel corrosion resistant sl... (posted 2011-05-02)

Wittenstein Extends Housed Motors Range
Building on a base of direct drive and extreme motor options, Wittenstein has expanded its housed motor range to include the traditional ... (posted 2011-04-29)

WEG Supplies Transformers to Hydroelectric Plant
WEG has manufactured and supplied two large scale transformers to the biggest operational hydroelectric plant in the world, the Itaipu Bi... (posted 2011-04-29)

Bosch Rexroth Releases Pneumatic Design Software
With the new D&C Scheme Editor 3.0, Bosch Rexroth presents a special offer for design engineers. Free of charge and with no licensin... (posted 2011-04-28)

Controller Provides High Performance and Precision
Galil's CDS-3310 is a single-axis controller and drive system for precisely controlling a brush or brushless servomotor. It combines ... (posted 2011-04-27)

Sevcon Develops Motor and Controller
A new integrated motor and controller is being developed by microprocessor controls specialist Tech/Ops Sevcon‚ Inc. for use in ind... (posted 2011-04-26)

Igus DryLin R Bearings Utilized in Post-Plating Machine
A machine used during the post-plating stage of a high-performance metal finishing process uses DryLin R linear plain bearings from igus ... (posted 2011-04-25)

Chain Configurator Assists Packaging Applications
PARTsolutions, LLC, a global provider of 3-D part catalogs for manufacturers and enterprises, and U.S. Tsubaki Inc., a manufacturer and s... (posted 2011-04-22)

Renold Couplings Ensure Trucks Keep Mining
When a large construction and mining company were plagued by the constant failure of the couplings on their underground mine trucks, they... (posted 2011-04-22)

Gear Drive Suitable for Printing, Packaging and Textile Machinery
A new series of hollow-shaft right angle helical gear drives from Sterling Instrument, an ISO 9001:2000+AS9100B registered manufacturer, ... (posted 2011-04-20)

Moog Actuator Eliminates Hydraulic Infrastructure
A new failsafe electro-mechanical actuator system from motion control specialist Moog scores on several counts over hydraulic systems tha... (posted 2011-04-19)

Linear Drive Offers Cleaning and Lubricating Option
For automatic cleaning and lubrication of the drive shaft, Uhing linear drives are now available with a combination shaft scraper/grease ... (posted 2011-04-18)

Rotary Movement System Available in Four Sizes
Bishop-Wisecarver Corporation, manufacturer of the original DualVee guide wheel, recently announced the availability of the new HepcoMoti... (posted 2011-04-14)

Ball Screws for High Vacuum Applications
Steinmeyer, Inc., recently announced a new option for its extensive line of precision products ball screws designed for operation under h... (posted 2011-04-13)

DC Gearmotor Offers Compact Solution
Crouzet North America has introduced the 801 Series Brushless DC Gearmotor with integrated gearbox and electronics. The new all-in-one so... (posted 2011-04-08)

Liebherr Offers Components at Hannover Messe
Liebherr recently introduced new, internally developed components from its range of high-performance drive equipment and high-quality ele... (posted 2011-04-07)

Sensor Products Offers Fuji Prescale Pressure Film
Fuji Prescale is a Mylar tactile pressure indicating sensor film, distributed by Sensor Products Inc.,that instantly reveals surface pres... (posted 2011-04-06)

Techno, Inc. Introduces Gripping System
Techno, Inc., a subsidiary of Designatronics, Inc. recently introduced its newest Gripping System and Automation Division; Techno-Om... (posted 2011-04-05)

Sprint and Bardac Introduce DC Drive Control System
Sprint Electric, in cooperation with their USA partner Bardac drives, recently introduced an Ethernet-based distributed control system fo... (posted 2011-04-04)

Bearings for the Food Processing Industry
Boca Bearings recently introduced their new and expanded line of full ceramic bearings, ceramic hybrid bearings and specialty lubricates ... (posted 2011-04-01)

BEI Releases Sensors Product Guide
BEI Sensors releases its first comprehensive product selection guide that features an extensive line of rugged and reliable position sens... (posted 2011-03-31)

Two-Axis Linear Stage Simulates Earthquakes
Scientists, with the goal of safer buildings and saving lives, are testing building materials and structural designs in simulations of ma... (posted 2011-03-30)

Nord Provides Drive Technology for Brewery
The Hacklberger Getränke- und Logistikcenter (Hacklberger Beverages and Logistics Center) (HGL) founded in 1998, is a spin-off of th... (posted 2011-03-29)

Tolomatic Releases ERD Actuators
Tolomatic has expanded its new line of ERD electric rod-style actuators to make the line more flexible. Enhancements such as ball screws,... (posted 2011-03-28)

ScrewRail Actuator Simplifies Motion Systems
Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions, Inc., a manufacturer of engineered linear motion products, recently introduced the SRA04 Motorized ScrewRai... (posted 2011-03-18)

Hartford Introduces Drawn Cup Needle Bearings
Hartford Technologies, a global manufacturer of engineered bearing products for OEM and other high-volume applications, has introduced a ... (posted 2011-03-16)

Baldor Offers Compact Operator Panel
Baldor Electric has added a compact IP65-rated operator panel with a CANopen interface to its range of motion control products. The oper... (posted 2011-03-15)

Stopping Safely with ServoStop
Sometimes an assembly line has to be stopped immediately to ensure the safety of employees and protect manufacturing machinery. Stober Dr... (posted 2011-03-14)

Equipment Solutions Offers Voice Coil Stage
High speed, high force, sub-micron, > 300 nanometer (1.1811 10-6 in.) positioning resolution, cross roller voice coil stages are self ... (posted 2011-03-11)

Drive System Offers Ultra-Precise Positioning
Atlanta Drive Systems, Inc. offers a complete range of zero-backlash rack and pinion drive systems that eliminate all axis backlash,... (posted 2011-03-10)

LM76 Whispah Offers Smooth Motion
The new Whispah Linear Slide is low cost, has very smooth motion, and is exceptionally quiet. Designed to fully utilize the outstand... (posted 2011-03-09)

Bosch Rexroth Installs Braking System in Hybrid Trash Vehicle
The Fairfax County Solid Waste Program in Virginia is using a Bosch Rexroth parallel hydrostatic regenerative braking system (HRB) in the... (posted 2011-03-08)

Tsubakimoto Develops Plastic Top Chain
Tsubakimoto Chain has recently announced the development of a new metal detectable plastic top chain. Designed mainly for conveyor applic... (posted 2011-03-07)

LoadSense Integrates Industrial Operations
A smart load sensor developed in the U.K. by Sensor Technology provides all the information needed to optimize efficiency and increase pr... (posted 2011-03-04)

Marsh Bellofram Launches SPM Series
The ATC Diversified Electronics division of Marsh Bellofram Corporation has recently launched the SPM series, a dual function alarm and r... (posted 2011-03-04)

Mico Introduces Hydraulic-Over-Air Relay Valves
Mico, Incorporated recently introduced its hydraulic-over-air relay valves. The valves are designed to convert hydraulic modulated input ... (posted 2011-03-03)

Encoders Suitable for Small-Dimensioned Servo Motors
For high quality speed control, Heidenhain Corporation recently introduced new low profile incremental rotary encoders with block commuta... (posted 2011-03-02)

Aerotech ACT Offers High Speed, High Acceleration
The ACT by Aerotech is a high performance, cost-effective linear-servomotor-driven actuator that is faster and more accurate than a ... (posted 2011-03-01)

PPU-E30 Carries Out High-Speed Assembly Tasks
Schunk's PPU-E30 carries out high speed assembly tasks with the highest precision. Cycle time is only 0.58 seconds including switchin... (posted 2011-02-28)

Balluff Transducer Includes VARAN Bus Interface
Balluff Inc. now offers its economical Micropulse AT Linear Position Transducer with the VARAN Bus interface. The Micropulse AT with VARA... (posted 2011-02-25)

Contact Flange Offers Touch Sensitive Processing
KEBA Corp. an Austrian-based industrial automation products manufacturer, recently announced the launch of the KEBA Active Contact Flange... (posted 2011-02-24)

Servomotors Available with EtherCAT Interface
Dunkermotoren servomotors in the BG family cover an output power range of 40 to 500 watts. These compact drives have been available for m... (posted 2011-02-23)

Igus Offers Iglide A350 Bearing Material
Igus now offers an FDA-compliant bearing material that is blue in color for easier detection. The new iglide A350 polymer plain bearing m... (posted 2011-02-22)

Actuator Offers Built-In Anti-Rotation Mechanism
Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions, Inc, a manufacturer of precision linear motion products, now offers the 19000 Series, 20 mm captive linear ... (posted 2011-02-16)

Baldor Motion Products Assist Advanced Coating Robotics
An advanced real-time Ethernet motion control system has helped Advanced Coating Robotics (ACR) to create a new conformal coating machine... (posted 2011-02-15)

HBM Releases Torque Transducer
A torque transducer integrated between drive and machine, directly in the drivetrain, is suitable for precisely determining the performan... (posted 2011-02-14)

Mayr Brake Increases Safety of Vertical Axes
If there is a danger of falling loads on vertical axes in areas where personnel have to work, additional measures must be taken to minimi... (posted 2011-02-11)

NITRA Line Extended
AutomationDirect has extended its NITRA pneumatic product line to include a series of compact stainless steel, round body cylinders. The ... (posted 2011-02-10)

Boston Gear Launches Stainless Steel Motors
Boston Gear, located in Charlotte, North Carolina, recently launched a new line of stainless steel motors which are value engineered for ... (posted 2011-02-09)

SR44 Series Offers Smooth Acceleration
AutomationDirect's line of Stellar soft starters now includes the SR44 series of solid-state soft starters to control three-phase AC ... (posted 2011-02-07)

Misumi Expands Bearings Catalog
Misumi USA, Inc., a provider of fixed and configurable mechanical components for machine building and factory automation systems, recentl... (posted 2011-02-04)

Zero Max Expands Wind Turbine Couplings
Zero-Max, Inc. recently announced the expansion of its wind turbine couplings covering a broad range of wind turbine applications. Z... (posted 2011-02-03)

Ogura Develops Elevator Brake
As an added measure of safety, many countries are now requiring that passenger elevators have double redundant braking systems. Last fal... (posted 2011-02-02)

Saia Motors Provide Design Flexibility
Johnson Electric recently introduced the Saia ULE Series Linear Stepper Motors. Available in unipolar or bipolar configurations, these mo... (posted 2011-02-01)

Kollmorgen's Controller Delivers in Tight Spaces
Kollmorgen recently introduced the CVC600 Vehicle Controller. Just 125 x 50 x 195 mm in size, the CVC600 can fit where other vehicle cont... (posted 2011-01-31)

Igus Guidelok Offers Safe Vertical Movement
Guidelok SL is designed for vertical cable carrier applications operating on storage-and-retrieval units in high-bay warehouses, as well ... (posted 2011-01-28)

Ruland Offers Backlash-Free Couplings
For high technology applications such as test and measurement, inspection, semiconductor, solar panel production equipment as well as med... (posted 2011-01-27)

Connectors Suitable for Transportation Applications
Building on the success of its CMC connection system, Molex Incorporated introduces its second generation sealed, hybrid, high-density an... (posted 2011-01-26)

Baldor Releases Belt Drive System
Baldor Electric Company, a manufacturer of energy saving industrial electric motors, mechanical power transmission products, drives and g... (posted 2011-01-20)

R+W Offers SL2 Safety Coupling
Making use of the existing BKC line of compact bellows couplings, the all new SL2 safety coupling from R+W America offers a compact,... (posted 2011-01-19)

J.W. Winco Releases Actuator Line
J.W. Winco, Inc., a supplier of standard industrial machine components, announced it now offers series GN 291-NI Linear Actuators with le... (posted 2011-01-18)

Linear Drive Features High Thrust Option
Amacoil-Uhing RG3 linear drives are now available with an extra bearing option which doubles the axial thrust capacity of the drive unit ... (posted 2011-01-17)

Balluff Adds I/O to IO-Link
As part of its expanding package of control connectivity solutions, Balluff has introduced a full line of I/O Hubs to their IO-Link devic... (posted 2011-01-14)

Ogura Develops Hydraulic Caliper Disc Brake
Ogura has developed a new series of hydraulic caliper disc brake, model HOB-CP. The brake operates when hydraulic pressure is applied.&nb... (posted 2011-01-13)

Kollmorgen Releases AKM 8 Motor Series
Kollmorgen introduces AKM 8 servomotors, the latest addition to the company's global, AKM motor series. AKM 8 motors deliver higher t... (posted 2011-01-12)

Collars and Couplings for Conveyor Systems
Standard and custom collars and couplings offered in a wide range of designs for building and maintaining conveyor drive systems and fram... (posted 2011-01-11)

Baldor Offers Washdown and Stainless Products
Baldor Electric Company now offers a broad range of washdown and paint free motors and controls, all stainless motors and speed reducers,... (posted 2011-01-10)

AutomationDirect Adds Sensors for Food/Beverage Industry
AutomationDirect's new line of food and beverage sensor products includes AC and DC proximity and photoelectric sensors and quick-dis... (posted 2011-01-06)

Haydon Kerk Releases SplineRail Linear Actuator
Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions, Inc., a manufacturer of engineered linear motion products, recently introduced the Programmable Motorized S... (posted 2011-01-03)