Automation

New DS2020 Drive with Combitronic™ Capability

Moog Animatics’ new version of their DS2020 drive meets the high torque and power requirements of mechanical and electrical engineering design applications, while expanding standard drive capabilities with the ability to act as a follower device. The DS2020 Combitronic™ single-axis drive operates a Moog CD series motor, providing high-torque capabilities for large axes of motion …

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Robotics Hands-Freed

Robotiq’s mission is to free human hands from repetitive tasks. They’ve accomplished their mission with more than 13,000 hands freed worldwide since 2008. MSI TEC is a Robotiq distributor. Want to learn more?  Contact MSI TEC  for questions or more information.

Yaskawa & Oriental Motors Videos from Pack Expo

Check out videos from Yaskawa’s first virtual trade show at Pack Expo Connects in November 2020. Their engineering manager demonstrates Oriental Motor’s: AlphaStep AZ Series absolute positioning stepper motors Compact drivers on a 7-axis articulated robot The BMU Series and BLE2 Series brushless motors and drivers on a variable speed conveyor. If you have any questions …

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Introduction to Oriental Motor’s the MEXE02 Support Software

The MEXE02 support software is a universal data setting tool for many products from Oriental Motor.  It can set up stored data and parameters for stepper motor drivers and brushless motor drivers as well as communication parameters on network drivers. The MEXE02 Product Support Software is a powerful software package that allows you to control …

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How To Use Yaskawa SigmaSelect™ For Ballscrew Sizing

Choosing a servo motor for an application doesn’t have to be tedious or a myth. In fact, with Yaskawa’s SigmaSelect software, it is as easy as entering in some data and selecting a servo motor for the application. The art of properly selecting a servo motor for a specific task based on speed, torque and …

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New eBook from Oriental Motors: Factory Automation Network

Oriental Motors has a new interactive online brochure/ebook, Factory Automation Networks, that highlights the products they manufacture for industrial communication protocols, such as EtherNet/IP and EtherCAT.   Take a look at the new eBook here and see what Oriental Motor offers for smarter, connected factories. Oriental Motors also created a new Industrial Network Products page to …

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Expand Your Edge Applications With Wireless IIoT Gateways

Remote or distributed outdoor IIoT applications such as in solar energy, oil and gas, and water/wastewater require reliable IIoT gateways with low-to-high bandwidth cellular connectivity to collect and transfer edge data. The Moxa UC series Arm-based computers are ideal for these applications with their wide variety of cellular connectivity options, compact size for cabinet installation, …

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Oriental Motor Electromagnetic Brake Stepper Motors – PKP Series Video

VIDEO The electromagnetic brake is located in the back and operates separately from the stepper motor. When the power is cut off, the electromagnetic brake holds the load in position. Learn how our power off-activated electromagnetic brake stepper motor works and the applications that can benefit from it. Contact us to learn more. Learn more …

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Electric Motor & Linear Actuator Video

VIDEO When automated equipment is designed, various factors must be taken into consideration including the production line layout, installation environment, ease of maintenance, configuration of electrical wiring and control system, and so on. This means many man-hours are needed to select the motor and other mechanical components and create a parts list, drawings, operating manuals, …

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Rotary Actuator & Linear Actuator Demo

VIDEO Motors offer excellent controllability and are therefore used as the drive sources of various automated equipment. In many cases a motor is combined with mechanical components such as a ball screw, belt and pulley, and rack and pinion to convert the motor rotation to a different type of motion needed to drive the equipment. …

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Can Floating Solar Plants Break Free From the Trappings of High Maintenance?

Over the past few years, countries that lack the land mass required for solar plants are turning their attention to the water-based alternative, floating solar islands. By placing solar panels on floating platforms in water bodies, valuable land is freed. As the cooling properties of water allow the panels to perform well even in high …

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Oriental Motor’s New Redesigned PKP Series Stepper Motor

Oriental Motor’s newly redesigned PKP Series 2-phase bipolar stepper motors now offer more variety of electrical winding specifications, frame sizes, gear options, encoder options and electromagnetic brake options for the perfect solution in stepper motors. The new PKP Series offers: High resolution type – Improved stop accuracy Geared type – Increased torque, rigidity Encoder type – Position verification …

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3 Tips To Building Reliable Wireless Communications for AGVs and AS/RS Systems

The automated material handling equipment market is expected to grow tremendously in the near future*. While this trend is anticipated, it recently accelerated in the spring of 2020 as a result of two significant driving forces. Namely, the expansion of e-commerce businesses and the social distancing measures imposed on shop floors. In recent years, e-commerce …

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How to Maximize System Uptime in Your Operations

The transformation to Industry 4.0 and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) has increased the demand on network nodes to enable connected systems. Although some network nodes can use unmanaged switches that feature basic management functions to minimize network complexity and administration effort, other situations may still require managed switches, which continue to play an …

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Omron’s New HD-1500 Mobile Robot

Meet Omron’s Strongest Mobile Robot Yet: The HD-1500 with 1,500kg Payload As the need for greater efficiency in the workforce increases, Omron’s new heavy-duty HD-1500 mobile robot offers a solution to automate complex and dangerous tasks. With a payload capacity of 1500kg, the HD-1500 can help organizations phase out forklifts and safely transport large pallets …

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READY2RUN Remote Access Enclosure

Connect to your machines quickly and easily with our new turnkey remote access enclosure. Introducing the new READY2RUN Remote Access Enclosure, a turnkey remote access solution from MSI TEC that simplifies the challenges of getting secure remote access to your equipment and IIOT data. The new READY2RUN Remote Access Enclosure arrives completely wired for remote …

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Introduction to Motion Control Technology

Many different components are used in a variety of combinations to create a complete motion control or positioning system. IDC offers the broadest range of products spanning the complete spectrum from mechanical actuators to microstepping and brushless servo drives to programmable motion controllers. A successful application depends on choosing the right combination of actuator, motor, …

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