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Mike Edwards

Mike Edwards

Editorial Director: Ryerson Polytechnical Institute electronic engineering technologist with over a decade of manufacturing experience and 20-plus years in technical publishing, is also trained in hydraulics, electro-pneumatics, bearings, mechanical CAD software, sensors, motor drives and electric motors.

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Thursday, 15 September 2005
Parker Automation has announced three additions to the Aries line of all-digital servo drives. The drives' power levels quadruple the continuous power output of previous Aries units. A total of seven power levels are now available ranging from 100 to 3000 W of continuous motor shaft power.
Monday, 29 August 2005
The Easy-2-Combine system from Bosch Rexroth Canada is asolution for multi-axis automation tasks with individual components that can be combined in what are said to be simple, time-saving assembly steps. The result is said to be that the most common applications in assembly technology can now be done with standardized interfaces.
Monday, 29 August 2005
Haydon Switch & Instrument Inc. offers a Size 8 hybrid external linear actuator, the size of 21 mm square (0.8") said to make it the world's smallest linear actuator.
Monday, 29 August 2005
Baldor Electric has extended its MicroFlex line of digital servo drives with a model for use with brushless rotary ac servomotors utilizing resolver feedback. The drive is said to provide users with a cost-effective means of increasing the speed and smoothness of existing automation through the application of digital control technology without having to replace the servomotor.
Monday, 29 August 2005
Nyden Corporation USA has announced SR1000 Preprogrammed Scanning Controller. The 3 x 2.25 x 0.75 in. single axis controller features selectable functions such as: two predefined running speeds that allow the system to run rates of SLOW to HIGH and HIGH to SLOW, an option to achieve S-curve acceleration rates, a panel of control input terminals, an idle centre and three onboard intensity level buttons for ±SCAN and ±FAST SCAN.
Monday, 29 August 2005
Zetex Semiconductors has introduced a single-phase motor pre-driver for variable or fixed speed control of single-phase brushless dc fans, blowers and pumps.
Friday, 26 August 2005
Baldor low backlash GBSM-series of gearheads are said to mount easily and directly onto the BSM C-series and N-series servo motors. These gearheads are designed for servo applications requiring precision, durability, and long trouble-free operation.
Monday, 22 August 2005
The Reliance Electric GV6000 multipurpose industrial ac drive comes with an Operator Interface Module (OIM) to provide metering, programming and operator control. The drive's OIM is removable and contains CopyCat functionality for transferring parameter sets between drives.
Monday, 22 August 2005
Applied Motion Products has announced the Si2035 programmable stepper drive/indexer designed to provide control of a single/multiple step motors. The unit is packaged in a steel case painted black with white epoxy silkscreen.
Monday, 22 August 2005
Danaher Motion has introduced Kollmorgen AKM servomotors. The motors are uL, cUL, and TUV listed, and carry the CE mark. The Size 1 motors can be coupled with a Kollmorgen 5200, 5300 or 5600 servo drive.

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