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...
On January 14, 2020
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
On July 31, 2019
For a long time, the use of hydraulic power in industrial processes
has been associated with its traditional benefits: high power
density, precise control, and long-term performance. Yet...
On February 12, 2019
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....
On February 1, 2019
In a world of constant technological advances, the photonics
industry is seeing rapid growth with no signs of a slow-down.
Photonics is the branch of technology concerned with the properties
On January 4, 2019
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...
On September 24, 2018
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...
On July 24, 2018
In radiographic tilting beds the table upon which the patient
is placed needs to be moved and controlled with smooth
precision. In this type of application, servo motors and drives
play a key role....
On May 23, 2018
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
On May 2, 2018
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...
On April 19, 2018
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
On January 10, 2018
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
On October 5, 2017
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
On June 8, 2017
Today, virtually everything we buy has at some point been on a
commercial freight truck, traversing countries and even continents
to reach us, the consumer. Commercial vehicle manufacturers are...
On April 25, 2017
Environmental factors, performance requirements and communication
protocols all factor into selecting a feedback device for your
rotary servo motor application. In this post, we’ll look at some...
On April 4, 2017
More than 5000 participants from 42 countries attended the recent
Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening (SLAS) annual
conference and exhibition in Washington D.C. SLAS is the premier
On March 15, 2017
What's changing at SLAS 2017 this year? The Society for Laboratory
Automation and Screening (SLAS) is having their annual conference
and exhibition in Washington D.C. from February 4th - February...
On January 31, 2017
Design engineers developing applications using servo motors and
gearheads must lend consideration to thermal issues. Machine
performance requirements have become significantly more demanding,
On August 31, 2016
Various feedback devices are often offered as options on rotary
servo motors. Feedback devices include optical incremental
encoders, absolute incremental encoders, and resolvers. Choosing
On July 20, 2016
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...
On July 18, 2016