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Five Innovations From The Fields Of Switches, Relays And Power Supplies

Five Innovations From The Fields Of Switches, Relays And Power Supplies

Circuit breakers in expanded size, relays for PCB mounting, AC / DC and DC / DC converters, overvoltage protection devices and a new push button concept for aviation. These are foru00fcnf innovations from electrical engineering. Here at a glance

Disinfect Smartphones With Ultraviolet Light

Disinfect Smartphones With Ultraviolet Light

Smartphones and tablets are often used in clinics /u2013 to thoroughly disinfect them, researchers have now developed a device that keeps the surface clean with ultraviolet light

Why Retrofitting Industrial Gearboxes Makes Sense

Why Retrofitting Industrial Gearboxes Makes Sense

Old gearboxes do not necessarily have to be replaced by a new purchase. Because compared to the purchase of a new gear, a retrofit offers numerous advantages

Sensorless Control Without Loss Of Performance

Sensorless Control Without Loss Of Performance

So far there have been significant drops in performance and efficiency in sensorless systems for motor control. This is now changing with the pulse injection method

Packaging Systems Positioned With IO-Link

Packaging Systems Positioned With IO-Link

When adapting tubular bag and cartoning machines to changing packaging formats, the manufacturer Rovema relies on an electronic position indicator

Control Solution For Electric Cylinders That Can Be Used Worldwide

Control Solution For Electric Cylinders That Can Be Used Worldwide

A new, powerful control solution for electric drives such as lifting columns and electric cylinders can withstand any input voltage and can therefore be used globally

Thermal Camera Measures Body Temperature From A Distance

Thermal Camera Measures Body Temperature From A Distance

In order to quickly and safely discover corona patients, researchers are relying on a new method that uses various measuring methods to measure body temperature, heart and respiratory rate from a distance

When The Drive Provides Real-time Data Without Additional Sensors

When The Drive Provides Real-time Data Without Additional Sensors

Smart condition monitoring can also be implemented without additional, cost-driving sensors /u2013 if the drive provides the relevant information

For The Right Rotary Soft Starter Or Frequency Converter?

For The Right Rotary Soft Starter Or Frequency Converter?

To control the speed of motors, engineers have to choose between the use of soft starters or frequency converters. Which technique is suitable for what?

Tips For Using Decentralized Drives

Tips For Using Decentralized Drives

If you want to build machines modularly, you cannot avoid decentralized drive concepts. Some points should be taken into account when planning

Bio-based Adhesive From Yeast Bacteria

Bio-based Adhesive From Yeast Bacteria

Adhesives are often made petrochemically. But it is also bio-based, as the research project Pure Glue by TH K /u00f6ln and Covestro shows

Air Springs Dampen The Valkyrie Ride From The Amplifier And Pickup

Air Springs Dampen The Valkyrie Ride From The Amplifier And Pickup

Audiophile people want unadulterated sound. That is why a manufacturer of hi-fi amplifiers now relies on air suspension elements against disturbing environmental vibrations

3D Printing Is Revolutionizing The Manufacture Of Prostheses

3D Printing Is Revolutionizing The Manufacture Of Prostheses

A new type of 3D printing process is revolutionizing the manufacture of prostheses, but it presents drive technology with challenges. Ecostep drives from JAT master this

Gear Motor Unit For Very High Power Density

Gear Motor Unit For Very High Power Density

We were looking for a powerful gearbox with the shortest possible length. SPN Schwaben Precision developed a compact geared motor unit in collaboration with an engine manufacturer

The Right Turn

The Right Turn

The new RS-50A rotary table from Nabtesco positions loads up to 1500 kg with high precision and ensures significant increases in performance in handling and assembly

Franke Suspends Trade Fair Activities For 2020

Franke Suspends Trade Fair Activities For 2020

No more trade fairs: In 2020, rolling bearing manufacturer Franke plans to forego trade fair participation

Seven Innovations From Electrical Drive Technology

Seven Innovations From Electrical Drive Technology

Drive systems, frequency converters and electric motor technologies /u2013 we show seven innovations from the field of electrical drive technology

What Could Have Been Seen In Hanover

What Could Have Been Seen In Hanover

In this article we present nine new products for automation that should actually be presented at this year's Hanover Fair. The range of new products ranges from grippers with three fingers via panels and small controls to data gloves with an integrated display

Bring Plain Bearings From The Prototype Into Series Production

Bring Plain Bearings From The Prototype Into Series Production

KS Gleitlager is increasingly expanding the industrial business area. Steffen Schieszl and Mark Erlwein explain how prototypes go into series production and what trends there are in plain bearing technology

Nine New Products For Clutches And Brakes

Nine New Products For Clutches And Brakes

We will show you new safety brakes, lightweight spacer clutches, torsionally stiff metal bellows couplings, solutions for predictive maintenance of clutches and brakes and many other innovations for these mechanical drive components

Non-positive Clamping Sets For A Permanent Drive

Non-positive Clamping Sets For A Permanent Drive

Non-positive clamping sets ensure the ideal transmission of the torque in applications that require high precision and robustness against impact loads

Umati Becomes The Language Of All Machines

Umati Becomes The Language Of All Machines

The Umati interface, which was previously known for the tool industry, is now being extended to the entire machine and plant construction sector for the use of OPC UA Companion Specifications

Decentralized Solutions Enable Reliable Transportation

Decentralized Solutions Enable Reliable Transportation

Further, faster, more flexible: The demands of kilometer-long and widely branched logistic systems for the conveyor and drive technology are high. Decentralized automation concepts, however, meet them

Usability Experts Wanted

Usability Experts Wanted

Are you right in the middle of usability? Use your expertise to actively help shape the 8th Industrial Usability Day 2020 of electrical engineering AUTOMATION in W /u00fcrzburg. Send us your lecture topic by May 15, 2020

Global Value Chain: Curse Or Blessing?

Global Value Chain: Curse Or Blessing?

How dependent is Germany's economy on international goods flows? Prof. Dr. Monika Wohlmann and Prof. Dr. Luca Rebeggiani from the FOM University analyzed it

Your Way To An Efficient Powertrain

Your Way To An Efficient Powertrain

Register now for the early bird price: The user meeting for mechatronic drive technology will take place on September 29, 2020. Then everything revolves around the efficient drive train, which is increasingly transforming into a mechatronic overall system

Seven Innovations Related To The Transmission

Seven Innovations Related To The Transmission

From compact angular gearboxes to modular worm gearboxes to front measuring gearboxes for machine tools, we have put together seven new gearbox innovations for you. These also include design tools, gears with sensors and high-reduction cycloid gears

Special Chain Improves Assembly Process In The Automotive Plant

Special Chain Improves Assembly Process In The Automotive Plant

An automobile assembly plant was looking for a solution for their powered hanging belt for the transportation of auto parts. Too often the conveyor chain had to be replaced. The conversion to a special chain from Tsubaki provided a remedy

The Effects Of The Corona Crisis On China's Industry

The Effects Of The Corona Crisis On China's Industry

What are the consequences of Chinese companies from the corona epidemic? This is shown by a survey by the Vogel Communications Group in cooperation with Chinese partners

Disinfection Robots Fight COVID-19 Viruses

Disinfection Robots Fight COVID-19 Viruses

Robots play an important role in the fight against the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus worldwide, not least in surface disinfection in hospitals. This is what distinguishes it:

Control Brakes Efficiently

Control Brakes Efficiently

Kendrion has launched new control modules for electromagnetic brakes, which optimize braking behavior and extend the service life of the brake

Chinese Robot Developer Enters Into Cooperation With Bosch Rexroth

Chinese Robot Developer Enters Into Cooperation With Bosch Rexroth

Geek +, global provider of robots for logistics, relies on localization software from Bosch Rexroth. The focus of the cooperation between the two companies is the software component Locator

Six Innovations From Joining And Joining Technology

Six Innovations From Joining And Joining Technology

From the adhesive for heat-sensitive components to new mouthpieces for narrower flanges in lightweight body construction to the welding machine with a radius of action of up to 50 meters, we will show you six innovations in joining and joining technology

Softing Joins Open Integration Network

Softing Joins Open Integration Network

How can field devices and components be easily integrated into automation systems? The partner program /u201eOpen Integration /u201c has set itself the task of finding answers. Softing Industrial Automation has recently joined as a new member

Wire Roller Coasters Safely

Wire Roller Coasters Safely

Roller coasters must work reliably and safely. Connection solutions from Lapp also contribute to this, from the control to the servo to the data line. A practical example from the Tatzmania Zoo and Amusement Park

Prevent Engine Warming From The Start

Prevent Engine Warming From The Start

Thanks to the three-level technology, frequency inverters from Sieb & Meyer converter-related motor losses and thus prevent damaging motor heating

60% Of Machine Builders Feel Impairments

60% Of Machine Builders Feel Impairments

A flash survey by the VDMA showed that more than half of the machine builders are already experiencing impairments, and over 75% expect malfunctions in the next three months

Schaeffler Adjusts Production Capacities

Schaeffler Adjusts Production Capacities

As a result of the corona pandemic, more and more companies have significantly reduced their production and temporarily stopped it in the last few days. As a result, Schaeffler has also adjusted its production capacities

Change In The Mobility Industry

Change In The Mobility Industry

Trelleborg's sealing solutions are designed to assist industry in the development of electric vehicles that achieve greater ranges with lower energy consumption. A test laboratory shows how this works

Efficiently “going Around The Corner” With Crown Gear Drives

Efficiently “going Around The Corner” With Crown Gear Drives

The crown gear technology makes angular gears economical and efficient. We took a closer look at this design