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Using micromotors to provide dental patient relief

Using micromotors to provide dental patient relief
If you’ve ever suffered from a toothache, you know that the pain it causes can be life-disrupting. Alarmingly, there are growing numbers of people across the UK waiting for dental treatment in pain. The increasing sophistication of micromotors is having a major impact on dentistry, leading to faster and improved treatment.
6th August 2020

Hydrogen fuelled car drives for efficiency world record

Hydrogen fuelled car drives for efficiency world record
A team of Dutch engineers competing to develop the world’s most efficient hydrogen fuelled car has used a British torques sensor to determine that their next generation vehicle needs a custom designed and built hub motor. To measure the efficiency of the car's drivetrain, Green Team Twente has built a bespoke test rig based on the TorqSense torque sensor made by Sensor Technology Ltd of Banbury in the UK.
29th July 2020

New servo drive and motor package increases performance

New servo drive and motor package increases performance
Kollmorgen has released a new servo drive, motor and cable motion package, designed to increase machine performance and reduce footprint. The new Kollmorgen 2G Motion System, distributed by INMOCO and aimed at OEMs and system integrators, features integrated safe motion and is easy to install for existing and new machine designs.
23rd July 2020


Discover double insulation dielectric composite tubing

Discover double insulation dielectric composite tubing
Polygon Company has highlighted its Double Insulation Dielectric Composite Tubing for electric motor applications. Polygon Tube double insulation tubing is customisable to an individual application’s needs, thus ensuring the highest possible quality and greatest safety benefit in each individual motor design.
20th July 2020

Smart farming, precision agriculture and Agriculture 4.0

Smart farming, precision agriculture and Agriculture 4.0
Smart farming, precision agriculture and Agriculture 4.0 involve the integration of advanced technologies into existing farming architecture to increase production efficiency and product quality, as well as reducing overall costs. Inclusion of Smart technologies into Irish agriculture is inevitable with increased pressure placed on farming practices to remain profitable, as well as adhere to environmental regulation. By Martin Leahy, maxon Sales Engineer for Ireland
6th July 2020

Mitsubishi Electric drives achieve iFLY high

Mitsubishi Electric drives achieve iFLY high
When iFLY, operator of indoor skydiving tunnels worldwide, needed new drives to continue delivering its unique experience at the company’s facility in Milton Keynes, it chose a powerful and highly reliable solution from Mitsubishi Electric. The upgrade, implemented in record-time, avoided unplanned down-time and offered improved system control for maximum customer enjoyment.
25th June 2020

High voltage GreenPAK IC for motor drive applications

High voltage GreenPAK IC for motor drive applications
Dialog Semiconductor has announced the SLG47105, its first motor drive CMIC that delivers the unique benefits of both configurable logic and configurable analogue with high voltage outputs, all encapsulated within a tiny 2x3mm QFN package.
10th June 2020

Bespoke manufacturing: developing the perfect product

Bespoke manufacturing: developing the perfect product
It has recently been announced that custom 3D printed bone implants are planned to be in use by 2022, which will significantly reduce patient discomfort and improve implant site appearance. It’s not just the medical industry that benefits from made to measure solutions, as bespoke manufacturing is pushing the boundaries of technology in multiple industries. Stewart Goulding, Managing Director at mechatronic drive system supplier, EMS explains why using bespoke components ensures a precise, high performing end product.
9th June 2020

Three small changes to boost plant efficiency

Three small changes to boost plant efficiency
The energy cost to run an electric motor over ten years is at least 30 times the original purchase price. With energy consumption responsible for the vast majority of whole life costs, Marek Lukaszczyk of WEG, explains three ways to boost plant efficiency.
3rd June 2020

Hazardous area motors are no longer exempt

Hazardous area motors are no longer exempt
Strict regulations are synonymous with hazardous environments. Despite this, changes to legislation can still cause disruption. Marek Lukaszczyk European and Middle East Marketing Manager at WEG, explains the changing regulations for hazardous area motors and how the new energy efficiency requirements could provide significant financial gain.
21st May 2020


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