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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Monday, 14 November 2005
The ServoStep product line from Animatics features a step motor, motion controller, drive-amplifier and encoder in an integrated system. The first release is a NEMA 34 frame size that produces a continuous torque capability of 650 oz in. and nominal speed of 2200 rpm.
Friday, 04 November 2005
Rex brand LPC 1050 and LPC TableTop side-flexing chains from Rexnord Industries, Inc. are said to stay flat and level in the curves, unlike conventional beveled and TAB chain designs, which lift up on the outer edges. The patented LPC (Low Pin Centerline) design eliminates product tippage, especially on multi-strand conveyors, without the extra cost of magnetic corner tracks.
Friday, 04 November 2005
G & L Motion Control offers motion controllers, servo motors and drives, operator interfaces and a variety of software to provide a single-source motion control products alternative.
Thursday, 03 November 2005
Parker Hannifin has introduced the Isys plug-in directional control valve line and Isysnet field bus system for general industrial applications.
Friday, 28 October 2005
Kerk Motion Products, a manufacturer of non-ball lead screws, has introduced the VHD series, suitable for eliminating drag and wear associated with high pre-load forces. The series anti-backlash assembly is said to provide the maximum load-carrying capability and the highest axial and radial stiffness of any Kerk nut assembly.
Tuesday, 20 September 2005
The Anorad motion division of Rockwell Automation has introduced the HerculesT series gantry, part of a product line that features a modular construction. Each axis of the Hercules gantry can be ordered with either iron core or ironless (zero-cogging) linear servomotors.
Thursday, 15 September 2005
MicroMo Electronics, Inc. has added the Series 1024...S to its DC Micromotor product line. With an external motor-diameter of 10 mm and a length of 24 mm, the unit combines the "System FAULHABER" ironless rotor and Neodymium rare earth magnets to achieve a stall torque of 2.89 mNM and speeds of up to 14,700 rpm.
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.

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