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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Friday, 18 March 2005
DPN WEB EXCLUSIVE: Pittman brand series 6000 22mm brush-commutated iron-core dc motors use a skewed 5-slot armature design and bonded neodymium iron boron magnets and are said to provide more power than most other dc motors of similar size.
Monday, 31 January 2005
Galil Motion Control has announced DMC-31x3 Flexible-Distributed controllers designed for machines requiring multi-axis controllers operating in a distributed network.
Tuesday, 01 February 2005
Uhing ìrolling ringî drives now feature two design options for fine adjustment of linear speed, neither of which requires electronic controls or programming. A control lever/dial provides 100 discrete settings, permitting changes to the driveís linear pitch (distance traveled per shaft revolution) in 0.01 in. increments.
Tuesday, 01 February 2005
Bishop-Wisecarver has introduced the  HepcoMotion DLS5 belt driven linear transmission unit. The DLS5 is produced with a 50 mm wide belt and manufactured on a aluminum beam of up to 6 m and fitted with a HepcoMotion GV3 precision ground slide.
Monday, 31 January 2005
Danaher Motion has introduced IDC URS-Series ballscrew positioning tables. The tables feature a U-shaped steel guide rail, and a recirculating bearing module that provides the dual functions of a guide block and ballscrew nut.
Friday, 07 July 2006
Constant torque applications require motors that can continuously produce full load torque at low speeds, according to V.J. Pamensky Canada Inc. The company adds that conventional methods of over sizing the motor or adding a blower can be replaced by using a standard WEG motor and WEG CFW09 drive. A NEMA Premium Efficiency TEFC WEB motor can provide a 1000:1 speed range with the CFW09 inverter. WEG motors include a 1.25 service factor up to 100 hp (1.15 >100 hp) as standard.
Thursday, 11 May 2006
Brush dc motor from Magmotor suitable for X-Y positioning systems, medical equipment, pharmaceutical equipment, machine tool spindles and centrifuge applications, has the ability to accelerate rapidly with limited impact to the system. It features internal brushes and Nd magnets. The 1.5 in. diameter design produces a continuous torque up to 25 oz in., and a peak torque up to 150 oz in.
Thursday, 11 May 2006
Rockwell Automation has announced the addition of two frame sizes to the Allen-Bradley MP-Series Low Inertia servo motor line. The MP-Series Small Frame servo motors are dynamic motors with environmentally sealed connectors. Available in two frame sizes - 63 and 75 mm - the motor is designed for supply voltage up to 460 V with a continuous stall torque range from .26 to 2.1 Nm for use in a wide range of motion control applications.
Thursday, 31 January 2008
The Galil RIO-47100 is an intelligent input and output controller for the Ethernet and can communicate with multiple devices, including Galil's DMC-40x0 Ethernet motion controllers. The unit contains a RISC processor for handling I/O logic and is programmed using Galil's easy-to-use, two-letter command language. The on-board intelligence of the controller frees the host for other tasks.
Monday, 07 April 2008
AMETEK Technical & Industrial Products has introduced PITTMAN Series 9000 brush-commutated dc motors with 2-pole stators that incorporate 7-slot skewed armatures to minimize magnetic cogging (or reluctance torque). Units are said to enable smooth and quiet running performance. Commutators are diamond turned after armature assembly to ensure optimum concentricity and long brush life and windings are resin-impregnated for greater reliability in incremental motion applications.

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