Electromechanical
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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Real-Time Production Data as a Powerful Tool To Improve Quality
Data acquisition in the modern, digitally-driven production environment can result in better product quality management than ever before. The ability to collect, evaluate and react to data...
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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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Using Video to Simplify and Speed Industrial Maintenance Operations
The advent of the smartphone and tablet has had a dramatic impact on the types of media we consume. Whereas in the past we might have been wedded to printed sources such as newspapers or magazines,...
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Leaving Nothing to Chance With Advanced Machine Safety
In the manufacturing sector, anywhere that humans mix with machinery is a potential danger zone. Even in the modern production line, people are often still an essential element of the production or...
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Shielding and Guarding Solutions for Healthcare Providers From Stock Components
In a hospital or clinical environment, personal protective equipment (PPE) is important and necessary to decrease staff and patient exposure to airborne ailments. Unfortunately, custom equipment may...
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Understanding Some Common Machine Guarding Safety Violations
Is safety your number-one priority? The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is dedicated to helping companies across the country understand and establish proper safety standards for...
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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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Is it Best to Build or Buy a Linear Positioner?
How does a company decide the business case to build a linear positioner in-house or purchase an existing off-the-shelf technology, when it comes to industrial applications that involve high volume,...
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Time-Saving Solution for Servo Presses and Joining Applications
In industry, time is money. So, for engineers who are time-pressured, there is a solution for electromechanical press and joining applications. Push-To-Fit is an innovative electromechanical solution...
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High-load Rodless Actuators Powering the Factory Automation Revolution
The arguments advocating more automation in our factories and process plants are gaining momentum and translating into a revolution in production environments.  Parker designs automated linear motion...
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Servo Motors and Drives Used in Tilting Beds Improve Patient Comfort
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....
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Shift in Linear Actuator Design Fueled by Newer Generation
It’s no secret that the Millennial Generation’s practices and preferences are shifting consumer product design and marketing messages across the board. But how does that trend affect product design in...
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Automated Bottle Sorting | Simplifying Returnable Assets
Most people of a certain age have childhood memories of returning beverage bottles to their neighborhood store and getting back their deposit coins, which were usually just enough to invest in an...
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Food Grade Gearhead Motor Solves Problem for Packaging Manufacturer
Gearhead motors can be ideal for the food and packaging industries if they are selected with several key features. A manufacturer of machines for gluing, fill, sealing and diverting food...
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VFD Eliminates Bottleneck in Canning Plant
How do you eliminate a bottleneck in a food and beverage canning plant?  Apply good engineering design and use a variable frequency drive solution. Beverage bottling or canning has always been a...
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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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Bearings Technology Risks in Precision Linear Motion System Development
We examined the technology options for use in linear drive trains being deployed on additive manufacturing or 3D printing systems in "Drive Train Technology Risks in Precision Linear Motion...
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Choose the Right Screw Drive Train With Actuator Performance Calculator
There is no “one size fits all” drive train linear actuator technology for every application. In reality, the selection of different types of linear motion systems depends entirely on what is most...
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How Using Electric Linear Actuators Can Save You Money
It’s well documented that creating compressed air for use by pneumatic cylinders is not a particularly cost-effective process, largely as a result of generator and system inefficiencies. With accounts...
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