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Editor's Pick: Featured Article


Dave HinderBy Sarah Pickard

What if customizing your factory automation could be as easy as downloading an app? That’s the reality Bosch Rexroth seeks to provide with the ctrlX AUTOMATION system. Dubbed the ‘smartphone of automation’, the ctrlX AUTOMATION system seeks to make automation more user friendly, and give more control to smaller manufacturing companies who may not be able to develop their own specialized applications while using standard control systems.

During this year’s German Technology Day, we headed over to the Bosch Rexroth booth to sit down with Dave Hinder, Product Manager, Electric Drives & Controls, to learn more about this system.

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Latest Articles

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Sensing technology has a major presence in manufacturing machinery. It provides the foundation for ...
enCompass Solutions Group (ESG) and ABB Inc. have announced a partnership to join forces on ...
Everyday terms come into use in the electrical industry, one of which is ‘motor winding’. But what ...
In May 2020, ABB’s Motion business area announced that it was reviewing how it served customers in ...
The 18th annual Motor & Drive Systems 2021 virtual program has been unveiled.
Yaskawa, a manufacturer of motion control, robotics, and variable speed drives and Phoenix Contact, ...
Artur Rdzanek, ABB’s Mechanical Power Transmission Global Product Manager for Sensored Products, ...
   Recently Drives and Control Solutions had the opportunity to chat with Derek Walkom ...

Advanced Sensing Solutions for Cost-Effective Machine Building

Omron IOLinkSensing technology has a major presence in manufacturing machinery. It provides the foundation for maintaining consistent quality and detecting any lapses in machine performance. If subtle changes in the physical properties of a machine can cause it to fail, then the sensors responsible for detecting those changes can save manufacturers lengthy downtime and repair costs.

In addition to helping cut maintenance costs, sensors also present an opportunity to make the machines more cost-efficient. Whether through their resistance to harsh chemicals or their ability to reduce the overall machine footprint, the right sensors can make a huge difference. 

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Motor Feature


Lafert Motor WindingMotor Winding + Insulation Components

Everyday terms come into use in the electrical industry, one of which is ‘motor winding’. But what exactly are motor windings, what goes into them and what are their differences? Here is a look at the various components that make up a motor winding and their importance to design, application and longevity of the motor.

Coil / Winding

When one thinks of a what a motor winding is, the intuitive answer is the copper alloy coils that make up the actual current carrying component of the motor. Let’s start there.

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Product News

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Werma EvoSIGNAL signal beacons warn, guide, protect and are a new simple, modular solution for ...
And then there were seven. The EPCE electric cylinder has become the seventh member of Festo’s ...
Beckhoff is unlocking entirely new possibilities in machine design with the introduction of ...
Using a combination of polyaramid dielectric insulation and high temperature adhesive, MHi-T High ...
The new Safegate Type 4 access control barrier safety light curtains provide protection in a wide ...
Bosch Rexroth is expanding its ctrlX AUTOMATION platform by adding new services for users: App ...
With ctrlX SAFETY, Bosch Rexroth introduces a novelty to the automation market: the most responsive ...
Controls engineers can design machines and process applications faster using the latest release of ...
Rockwell Automation (NYSE: ROK) has recently released the PlantPAx 5.0 distributed control ...
Regal Beloit Corporation recently announced the introduction of its ModSort Trident three-way ...

New Product


ReeR Safety LightThe new Safegate Type 4 access control barrier safety light curtains provide protection in a wide range of industrial applications requiring integration of the muting functions. The muting function temporarily disables the safety function when a workpiece or conveying palette passes through the detection area of safety light curtains or safety sensors. Safegate safety curtains feature integrated muting functions with two access control (body protection) hardware or software configuration options.

Sender/receiver or active/passive pair versions are available with 24 VDC input, 300 or 400mm resolution and 0-8m or 0-12m operating distances. 

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Latest News

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In May 2020, ABB’s Motion business area announced that it was reviewing how it served customers in ...
The 18th annual Motor & Drive Systems 2021 virtual program has been unveiled.
Yaskawa, a manufacturer of motion control, robotics, and variable speed drives and Phoenix Contact, ...
PC-based control and TwinCAT provide a foundation for advanced Industrie 4.0 and Internet of Things ...
Join ABB for an in-depth look at how variable frequency drives assist in aeration applications for ...
Leading Canadian forest product company, Chantiers Chibougamau, has selected ABB to help overhaul ...
ABB Motion Canada alongside our HVAC Partners nationwide has introduced a special program for our ...
Brock Solutions is pleased to announce the recent award by the Region of Peel of the Clarkson and ...
This webinar (Friday April 17, 2020 at 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT) will review simple and easily ...
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