Rexroth is promoting its drive&control magazine, which is available online (as user-friendly web pages, not a 'virtual magazine') and in print format from www.drive-and-control.com.
To give an indication of the magazine's content, currently there are articles about Total Cost of Ownership (TCO), energy efficiency, the Internet of Things, and the evolving market for machinery and plant. There is also information about transfer systems, mobile hydraulic control systems, linear guides, selecting the optimum drive technology, and the new Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC.
Numerous application stories are also included. For example, there is a story about a jacking system for installing offshore wind turbine towers, an article about increasing throughput by 25 per cent on a line producing hard disc drives, a giant crane with a lifting capacity of 3200 tons, and a ride-on mower that keeps the operator level even when traversing slopes angled at 45 degrees.
The online drive&control magazine is easy to navigate, with ample direct links to more information and the option to email Rexroth with specific questions. PDF copies can be downloaded (with no need to register); the English version of the current issue runs to 36 pages and is easy to read on screen or when printed on an office printer.
Rexroth is a large and innovative organisation, involved in many different automation, drive and control technologies. Whatever your areas of interested, the chances are that you will find something useful in the company's free drive&control magazine.