Machine building
Stepper motors designed for efficiency
Oriental Motor says the characteristics of its AZ series of stepper motors mean automation system developers can reduce expense while increasing efficiency.
Actuator increases accuracy and productivity of bagging machine
When end users of a precision bagging machine started using economical bags with inconsistent sizes, this impacted accuracy and productivity of the bulk bagging process.
Smoother machinery operation with new spring sleeves
German standard components manufacturer Norelem has introduced a new range of spring sleeves for use as indexing and positioning elements.
Festo showing ‘Progress in Motion’ at PPMA 2022
The Festo stand at PPMA 2022 will focus on key applications for the process and packaging sector. These include innovative process valve controls, servo-controlled flow wrapping and a new solution for controlling web tension with dancing rollers.
Low-code application for interface integration
Thanks to a web client with a low-code approach, the latest version of Kontron’s FabEagle Connect integration solution now also supports user groups with limited programming experience.
How to build a custom embedded stereo machine vision system
Depth perception can be achieved by a variety of 3D sensors ranging from stereo vision with cameras to lidar and ToF sensors, each with its own strengths and weaknesses.
Get switched on to safety
Elesa now offers an electrical safety switch with an LED indicator, and here the company explains how this can help to create a safer workplace for engineers.
Robust inductives position automotive workplace carriers on conveyor
An automotive manufacturer is relying extensively on the reliability of Contrinex’s robust and high-performance inductive sensors in the automated assembly of engines, where cylinder heads are transferred for mounting on the engine.
Simple solutions for challenging inspection tasks
Sensopart’s range of VISOR sensors now allows complex linking of detection results – previously reserved to much more expensive image processing systems or sophisticated PLC applications. These advanced possibilities for processing results are part of a free software upgrade.
Stephenson Gobin celebrates 50 years
UK manufacturer Stephenson Gobin is celebrating 50 years in business, a milestone that shows its commitment to innovation in the motion control industry.
Light-intensive confocal controllers measure at high speed
Micro-Epsilon has expanded its confocalDT range of confocal controllers with two new industrial-grade controllers for distance and thickness measurements on a variety of materials, including dark or rough surfaces.
Compact slewing ring bearing bring power to tiny spaces
The new lubrication-free PRT-04 Micro iglidur slewing ring bearing for very small installation spaces is the latest in a high-performing product series from Igus.
Electric actuators offer longer life and up to 100% duty cycle
Electrak LL series high performance electric actuators from Thomson Industries are aimed at applications where long maintenance-free working life and extended duty cycle lifting and moving tasks in challenging environments are prime requisites.
NSK high-load ball screws now offer even longer life
NSK has developed new technology that it says significantly extends ball screw life in high-load applications such as injection moulding machines and servo presses.
Schaeffler strengthens industrial business with Ewellix acquisition
Schaeffler has signed an agreement for the acquisition of the Ewellix Group, with the aim of strengthening its own market position, particularly in the linear business.
Solve machine setting issues using cylinder sensor technology
The latest technological advances in solid-state cylinder technology enable maintenance or service engineers to solve multiple pneumatic or electric drive issues with a single device, according to industrial automation specialist Festo.
Photosensor ‘distances’ automotive manufacturer from rejects
When an automotive first-tier manufacturer of forged and machined components needed a distance measuring photoelectric sensor to ensure that the correct gear model is selected in an assembly, it turned to Contrinex.
Smart plastics make energy chain system intelligent
Adding a sensor unit to your machine helps prevent breakdowns, can save you time and money and keep your production line running, and Igus applies this thinking to making energy chain systems intelligent.
Precisely capture and monitor high-speed processes
When fast-moving scenes need to be captured in all their details, a high-performance transmission interface is essential in addition to the right sensor.
Industry-first magnet-free track linear motors
Motion Control Products (MCP) says its MMF series magnet-free track linear motors represent an industry first and are truly innovative products.

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