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How to specify low-voltage industrial power supplies
With most industrial automation systems now based on equipment that operates at low voltages – typically 24V DC – there is a big demand for power supplies for use in tough industrial applications, as David Norton, Vice President of Marketing at Lambda, explains.
Explaining the benefits of wireless technologies
Gary Marrs, senior field application engineer at Lantronix, discusses some of the benefits that wireless technology can bring to a wide range of businesses.
Update on CIM and MIM components
This article from Maxon Motor gives a brief summary of what can be achieved using ceramic injection moulding (CIM) and metal injection moulding (MIM) of small, high-precision components.
Investing in robots costs less than expected
Martin Walder, Managing Director for ABB UK's robotics division, argues that UK manufacturers - including small to medium-sized businesses - need to consider investing in robots if they are to remain globally competitive.
Piezo technology to bring benefits to machine builders
Jon Severn interviews Simon Powell, chief executive of Servocell, who believes that machine builders will soon be taking advantage of piezo-based locks and interlocks.
Accuracy and reliability in linear motion systems
In this technical article Paul Seale, Regional Sales Manager for the Electromechanical Division of Parker Hannifin, discusses the question of accuracy and reliability in linear motion technology.
Pros and cons of alternative linear actuator technologies
In this technical article Paul Seale, Regional Sales Manager for the Electromechanical Division of Parker Hannifin, examines some of the recent developments in linear actuator technology.
Explaining the benefits of harmonic drives
Graham Mackrell, the UK sales director for Harmonic Drive, discusses the origins of harmonic drive technology and the benefits it offers today.