Control & Automation

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The heart of automated production

As businesses pursue higher throughput and lower overheads automated production cells have become a vital part of manufacturing. HepcoMotion’s chairman, Giles Forster explains the benefits of this ...






Bearings help optimise Winter Olympic bobsleds

In the sport of bobsledding, everything must come together perfectly at the crucial moment: the talent of the athletes, the technology of the bobsleds, and a little bit of luck. Schaeffler is ...



Specifier: Motors in robotics

Many have found high power density and precision to be prerequisites when specifying motors for robotic applications. Here, Eureka! hears from the experts about how to find the most suited motor for ...










Why do DC motors fail?

Everything in this world has a limited time to operate, nothing lasts forever. So, what factors play a key role in putting a DC motor out of action? There are numerous reasons why motors fail and ...



Bearing optimisation for robotic applications

The idea of personal robots assisting with the housework seems great, but we’re a long way away from the technology being effective and affordable enough to see uptake on a large scale. The precision ...


The big trends shaping the factory of the future

All around us, technical innovation is reshaping traditional industries - take BIM’s (Building Information Modelling) impact on construction planning and smart devices in the energy sector. ...