Control & Automation

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Easy maintenance gearbox series

Bonfiglioli has developed the FDK and FZP versions of its 300 Series planetary gearbox. The 300 Series is a robust and versatile solution suited for harsh applications where shock loadings and ...



One-piece direct-drive motion solution

Allied Motion has launched the Megaflux MFH170i series brushless torque motors, available through Heason Technology. The compact direct-drive solution for high-torque applications in robotics, ...


Motor stage with dynamic performance

Aerotech's PlanarDLA integrated, open-frame stages offer high dynamic and geometric performance in a low-profile package. The stages are suited for applications ranging from two-sided LED wafer ...


Making light work of lifting applications

Igus has introduced e-spool power for its e-spool cable management system. Fitted with a quiet-running electric motor to drive the spool and electronic control system integrated with limit switches, ...



Intelligent part-turn valve actuator

Rotork has introduced the IQT electric valve actuator bringing the functionality and asset management capabilities of Rotork's 3rd generation intelligent technology to the direct-drive operation of ...


Advanced dynamics on a large scale

Festo has launched the EXCH handler, a large scale handling system, which provides positioning and motion control in assembly applications such as high speed palletising, pick and place, laser and ...


Robust and efficient brushless DC motor

Dunkermotoren has added the BG 95 to its range of rotary brushless DC motors. It provides 1100W of continuous output power and can be overloaded by up to four times. With nominal voltages down to ...


WEG expands CFW11 variable speed drive range

WEG has added a frame size H variable speed drive to its CFW11 series to help optimise processes and boost productivity in high power level applications. Available in two versions, covering the ...


Compact servo drive from LTi

Optimised for the lower power output range LTi's ServoOne Junior servo drive, available from Motor Technology, combines cost effectiveness and minimal size with the performance features of the ...


ATEX rated explosion-proof linear actuator

Curtiss-Wright Corporation has announced the EL120 explosion-proof linear actuator has been added to Exlar's line of linear actuators. The EL120 linear actuator meets ATEX requirements for use in ...


Vertical positioning column actuators

Linear motion company, Thomson, has introduced a range of motorised vertical lift columns for medical and accessibility equipment as well as the burgeoning market for standing/seating desks and ...


Energy-efficient drive solutions

WEG introduced its latest energy-efficient drive solution, the W22X explosion-proof motor, which is available in IEC 800 frame size and has efficiency of up to 97.4%.


Independently Steerable Pulley

Belt Technologies has developed a pulley system for independently steering flat belts while allowing for on-the-fly tracking adjustments. The system provides a solution to tracking problems ...



Clever air curtain management

Airtècnics presents the CLEVER advanced control, an intelligent control system for air curtains that adapts the performance of the air curtain to the entrance conditions.


Linear guides offer higher dynamic load

Due to increased industry demands, linear guides must be suitable for fast applications, offer increased operational lifetime and cope with higher loads. The precision NH and NS series linear guides ...


Next generation NAMUR valve range

Festo has launched a new generation of NAMUR valves; the VSNC valves are modern, durable and available at a lower cost than previous models.


Precise fluid pumping

Beinlich's DARTec and VISCO.pump deliver fluids both precisely and with very low pulsations. Although the pumping technologies are different, they are suited to dispense fluids such as glues, ...


Space saving water-cooled motors

The frame size of WEGs ultra compact water-cooled motors are up to two times smaller than standard water-cooled motors. WEG claim that the UTTW and USTW series motors deliver 1.5 to 2.6 times the ...


Easy to build manufacturing cell

MiniTec's flexible manufacturing cell will be used in The Proving Factory's recently opened assembly facility in Coventry.


Roller solutions turret punch presses

Mate Precision Tooling has introduced Roller Solutions Tooling, a family of tools that allow fabricators to create rib, shear, offset and pincher features in sheet metal.


Moulding the Future

Synrad CO2 lasers fitted with injection moulding cells are said to have improved the output of a precision moulding company.