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Stepper motors provide precise motion control

Advances in high-torque designs, closed-loop control and material science make steppers more energy efficient and reliable
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Machine efficiency and automation will lead industrial sustainability efforts

The standardization of energy management data, energy monitoring and compressed air conservation and effective data processing and storage are primed to also make sustainability...
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How to choose machine motor type: upfront cost vs. maintenance vs. efficiency

Brushless dc motors provide the best efficiency but at a cost; brushed dc motors cost less but require more maintenance
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Industrial automation redesigns around the broken supply chain

The supply chain crisis over microelectronics has largely been thwarted in 2023, but it did take patience, planning and some creative engineering
Motors

What is pulse-width modulation (PWM)?

How to achieve precise control and energy efficiency with the technique
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4 motors essential to machinery

Greater efficiencies, design standardization, noise reduction and increased power improve motor appeal
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4 changes on the horizon for motor and drive use

Cody Lorenz is one of Franklin Electric's veteran controls experts. He explains why motor and drive trends in power density, integrated packaging, ease of use and self-contained...
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How motor maintenance can improve energy usage and uptime

Well-maintained motors operate more efficiently and last longer
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NASA’s Mars helicopter receives Collier Trophy

From left to right: Matt Keennon, Florbela Costa (maxon), Sara Langberg, Ben Pipenberg, AeroVironment, Inc. Source: NASA & maxonThe Mars helicopter team was awarded the Collier...
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Why do I want to use a VFD?

How to sort through the impressive evolution of motors and drives
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ASi-5 cable duct motor modules

The ASi-5 cable duct motor modules are available for control of 2 x 48 V motorized rollers (BWU4721) and 2 x 24 V motorized rollers (BWU4722)