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
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 February 22, 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 the
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
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....
On February 10, 2016
When students from the Polytech Clermont-Ferrand engineering school
in Auvergne, France were challenged to develop a prototype
solar-powered electric car, they turned to Parker engineers for
On January 5, 2016
This post kicks off a series focusing on the drivers of robotics
and automation in Life Science and how the market is changing. The
series will dig into three megatrends that are transforming...
On June 23, 2015
Gearing is used in only one-third of the motion control systems
currently in service. Gearless system owners take note: using a
gearhead with a servo motor or using an integrated gearmotor can
On June 2, 2015
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...
On March 18, 2015