Electric Motors
Putting Automotive Electrification to the Test
Many industries are now being required to drastically reduce carbon emissions as a consequence of rising global temperatures, and the automotive industry in particular is a focus of much regulatory...
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Making Motors Safer and Easier to Control in Explosive Atmospheres
Motors and sensors go hand in hand. The EX range of motors already feature a wide range of sensors that deliver feedback on various parameters and, now, Parker has added a HIPERFACE DSL® encoder...
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Electromechanical and Drives Technology - A Look Back on 2019
Thanks to our loyal followers for all of the interest in the topics covered in this blog over the past year. In examining the most-read blog posts over the course of 2019, it becomes obvious that...
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Choosing the Right Rotary Servo Feedback Device - Part 3
This is the final of a three-part series that spoke to the various feedback devices that are provided as options on Parker Servo Motors. Part 1 & Part 2 provided the basic theory of operation for the...
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Overhauling a Soap Production Line in Record Time
Although the basic recipe for the solid soap bar has not varied much for decades, the process of making this basic commodity has changed significantly since the advent of industrialisation....
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Key Technology Considerations for Dynamic Metrology Applications
Throughout the world, various types of metrology applications share a common need for increased precision. Metrology is the scientific study of measurement. Metrology applications take some type...
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Gearbox Test Rigs Need Reliable, High-Precision Parts
When it comes to gearbox test rigs deployed in the automotive and aerospace industries, one thing is certain - there is no margin for failure. A test rig or system that is unreliable or...
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Synchronous Motors put Swiss-type Machine Builder Ahead in Space Race
Modern Swiss-type lathes have evolved from simple screw machines to high-precision, high-production machines and are now widely used across many industries to completely machine small parts, even...
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Specifying a Motor for a Hazardous Location? What You Need to Know
Hazardous locations are operating environments in which explosive or ignitable vapors or dust are present, or are likely to become present. It is normal for various processing applications where gas,...
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Meeting Demand for Efficient Automotive Vehicle Testing & Dynamometers
The automotive vehicle industry has experienced introductions of several new technologies and upgrades. One significant example is the rising amount of electrical content per vehicle. Testing...
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Five Great Applications for Permanent Magnet Direct Drive Servo Motors
With its high power density and flexible mounting capabilities, permanent magnet direct drive servo motors like the Parker PM-DD series have a proven track record in many manufacturing applications....
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A Quick Guide: How Servo Motors Work
The basic theory of operation for brushless servo motors revolves around the principles of magnetism where like poles repel and opposite poles attract. There are two magnetic sources found within a...
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Overcoming Motor Inertia - The Five Things You Need to Know
Most engineers recognize that gearheads can be used to create a better inertia match between the object that is being moved and the motor being driven. Put simply, it is dictated by the gearhead ratio...
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Technology Trend - eSteering Enables Greener Buses and Coaches
The world is quickly moving towards more hybrid and electric vehicles, which reduce toxic emissions. This trend is leading to an overall improvement in the quality of the air we breathe, especially in...
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Tube Bending OEMs Embracing All-Electric Automation
The tube bending industry is seeing a migration from more traditional manual hydraulic process equipment to fully automated "all-electric" machinery. Historically, tube bending operations have been...
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How to Select the Right Motors & Drives for High Speed Spindle Applications
Need some tips for selecting the optimum motor & drive combination for your latest high-speed spindle application? Read on to find out why this oft-misunderstood process is far simpler than you think....
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5 Reasons to Control your Compressor with a Variable Frequency Drive
Recent improvements to Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) feature sets mean they now offer more than just their well-known energy savings capability, particularly when paired with a motor/compressor...
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How Engineers Helped Ohio State Win EcoCAR3 Phase 1
We’ve updated you on how Parker’s global vehicle motor has been applied in various motor vehicle competitions, but this post makes us particularly happy.  Being an Ohio-based company that also has a...
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GVM Electric Motor Competes in Isle of Man Electric Motorcycle Race
Parker’s high performance Global Vehicle Motor (GVM) electric motor has been tested through many electric vehicle competitions, but one race happening June 10, 2015 on the Isle of Man in the Irish...
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Let Automation Come to You
In today’s modern, fast-paced business environment it is becoming ever more challenging for engineers to spare the precious time needed to visit trade shows. With more and more business being...
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