New awards programme celebrates electrical & mechanical trades – call for nominations now open!

Staged on Wednesday 29th November 2017, at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel, Coventry, UK the inaugural AEMT Gala Awards Dinner will bring together the entire electrical and mechanical trades sector in a global celebration of business and professional excellence. Recognising and rewarding the achievements of both individuals and companies operating within this important industry sector, personal endeavour, technical innovation, engineering

Moog animatics smart motor suits manufacturing environments

Moog Animatics is offering the NEMA 17 SmartMotor model SL17406D (or SL17) to the public. It offers an array of high-performance parts and includes easy-to-use features that can be found on the SM SmartMotor. The SL17 SmartMotor includes the AniBasic language with more than 200 commands to carry out the simple configuration and control of IO, data handling, program flow,

Water-cooled K1W motors unveiled during recent SPS IPC drives event

WEG recently unveiled a new K1W series of water-cooled motors during the SPS IPC Drives in Germany. WEG, which is a worldwide manufacturer of motor and drive technology, said the K1W motors can be found in energy-efficient class IE3 with rated power of 700kW and compact dimensions. It’s got an array of application options that produce a significant range of

ABM drives for low-noise operation applications

ABM drives are for the application whether it requires compact design, low-noise operation or maximum operating safety. A flexible modular design system allows cost-effective low volume production runs. Custom motors and drives are available for a wide range of application types: forklifts, electric vehicles, lifting technology, biomass heating systems, textile machines, wind power control, warehouse logistics, high-speed doors, air compressors,

WEG wins British Quality Foundation Award

WEG has been awarded the Lean Six Sigma Award by the British Quality Foundation (BQF) during the UK Excellence Awards Ceremony, beating finalists including Siemens and Shop Direct. The 2016 Lean Six Sigma Award recognises the work businesses do to improve their performance and achieve sustainable excellence through delivering Lean Six Sigma innovations to customers, shareholders and other key stakeholders.

Grid technology extends bearing life

Flowserve has announced new Bearing Gard bearing isolator upgrade technology. Enhanced with the latest in electrical grounding capabilities, it’s designed to extend bearing life and reduce operating costs for motors driven by Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs). In recent years, VFDs have grown in popularity because of their ability to deliver greater system efficiency, extend motor life and optimize operating costs,

WEG delivers motors to plant in Mexico

Following the corporate strategy of serving the petrochemical market with premium stand-alone products and electric solutions, WEG has delivered over 150 electric motors to a grassroots ethylene plant in Mexico. In cooperation with the EPC contractors and global mechanical rotating equipment vendors, WEG motors will drive pumps, compressors and fans, which will allow the production of polyethylene, a thermoplastic polymer

Variable frequency drives automatically adjust to conditions

Nidec Motor Corporation (NMC) is expanding its ACCU- Series family of variable speed products with the introduction of new AD 1000 and AD 700E variable frequency drives that offer compatibility for a true system solution. The AD1000 high-performance variable frequency drive can reduce energy consumption by automatically adjusting to changing operating conditions in a wide range of water, wastewater, irrigation

Tooth clutches drive large loads

Size 80 and 100 high-torque tooth clutches from Nexen deliver more torque and flexibility than other products on the market, says the company. This series consists of more than 45 clutches in multiple bore sizes configured to drive/hold large loads. Models are available as air engaged, spring released or spring-engaged/air-released designs, and in flange-mount and pilot-mount versions. Nexen’s nickel-plated, enclosed

Brushless motor/driver range delivers torque output up to 610 lb-in

Oriental Motor’s 200 watt (1/4 HP) and 400 watt (1/2 HP) BMU Series Brushless Motor and Driver package features flat speed torque curve, compact size, easy-to-use, digital speed indicator and torque output up to 610 lb-in (70 N-m). The 200 W (1/4 HP) BMU motor is now available in 100-120 VAC input and existing 200-240 VAC input.  The 400 W

Programmable CRD system optimised for high speed, high torque

Nexen’s Compact Ring Drive (CRD) system with precision grade bearing and drive mechanism features a sealed housing. Freely programmable, the three-drive design configurations allow the CRD to be optimised for high speed, high torque or both, depending on the application. With a 250 or 350 mm dial plate bolt circle diameter and a large open center, users can optimise performance

Magnet motors are for low speed direct drive applications

NovaTorque’s 600 RPM versions of its PremiumPlus Electronically Commutated Permanent Magnet (ECPM) Motors are available from 0.75 HP to 3 HP models.  These versions are for driving larger diameter fans at low speeds, enabling the elimination of the costs, maintenance, and efficiency losses associated with belts and pulleys. The 600 RPM motor is energy efficient, says the company, reducing motor losses

Automation delivers energy savings for extrusion application

For many manufacturing plants, the opportunities to achieve savings on energy consumption are plentiful. Businesses consider options ranging from simply adopting best practice in terms of switching off energy sources when not required, to making significant changes to machinery. Maintenance personnel are often the individuals tasked with making the savings. However these teams often come up against the issue of

AC motor filters increase service life

Filters from Schaffner, protect AC motors from destructive effects of peak voltages and inrush amps, increasing service life and system reliability, says the company. The FN5060 dv/dt devices feature patented technology protects motors and adjacent equipment without capacitors or resistors, making them simple to install. They reduce high output dv/dt from IGBT motor drives and eliminate over-voltages caused by line reflections

WEG’s geared motors claim worldwide interchangeability

WEG’s WG20 geared motor product line includes helical, parallel-shaft and helical bevel gear units with rugged pressure-cast aluminium housings and torque ratings from 50 to 600 Nm. The geared motors are available in energy efficiency class up to IE3 and have standardised mounting dimensions, making them interchangeable. The standardised mounting dimensions of the WG20 geared motors make them suitable for

Heavy duty motors handle high pressure applications

FluiDyne Fluid Power’s interchangeable, heavy duty 500-Series Motors adapts the Geroler gear set design with high speed distribution of flow and high pressure. These motors are suited to low speed, high pressure applications with smooth rotation throughout the speed transitions. The combination of shafts, mounts and displacements allow for our motors to be configured for almost any application requirement, says