MachineBuilding.net Technical Articles Index
Intelligent monitoring of brakes for vertical axes
Bernd Keys of Mayr Transmissions offers MachineBuilding.net a view on how machine builders can put a stop to things when they really need to.
The role of drives and condition monitoring in digital twins
What will the digital twin look like in the automation of the future and what role will drive technologies play in this? MachineBuilding.net asked Dominik Follmann, head of the ‘Technical Infrastructure for Digital Twins’ (TeDZ) project at KEB Automation, to provide a view.
Getting the Edge on Smarter Machines
MachineBuilding.net asked Aric Prost, Sr. Director, OEM, Stratus Technologies, to explain a little about Edge Computing and what it brings to the machine builders’ party.
Matching the motor to the application
Selecting the motor for the motion part of an application is rarely straightforward, with different motor technologies all having characteristics that impact on the design in different ways. Here, Dave Beckstoffer of Portescap guides us through the factors to consider.
Electrical disturbances spark software confusion
The role of microprocessor-based control systems in industry spans the scope of hardware and software solutions, from back-office IT systems and telecommunications to factory floor automation control systems. If engineers want to maintain productivity, they must do more to protect all this equipment from electrical disturbances, argues Jeff Edwards, CEO of transient surge protection specialist, Energy Control Systems.
Enclosures for outdoor electrical installations
The choice of enclosure should never be an afterthought, left to the end of the project or under-budgeted, and this is especially true for outdoor installations. Here Chris Lloyd, Managing Director of enclosure manufacturer Spelsberg UK, explains why a suitable enclosure is important and outlines a strategic approach to enclosure selection.
Drive controllers and filters minimise power losses
Fabian Fischer of KEB Automation takes a brief look at motor filters and the minimising of power losses in typical applications.
Pick, purchase and programme your first industrial robot
Nigel Smith, Managing Director of TM Robotics, gives advice to manufacturers who may be about to make their first robotic investment.