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New generation motion control solutions
2nd Quarter 2018, Other technologies


From adding smart capabilities and upgrading systems to ongoing maintenance, the huge range of products on offer from RS Components fits almost every motion control application. They include offerings from many of the world’s leading motion control companies, including Festo, Danfoss, Omron, Phoenix Contact, Schneider Electric and ifm.

One application that is benefiting from a contemporary motion control approach is conveying. Conveyors are the main arterial link in multiple industries and applications, and the upgrade of conveying solutions can offer immediate and tangible benefits in throughput, energy usage and long-term service life.

Upgrade options include the addition of more intelligent hardware such as the QUINT4 power supply units from Phoenix Contact. This intelligence can improve access to the wider connected enterprise using IoT-based solutions and capabilities.

Energy efficiency can be tackled through the use of higher efficiency motors such as the IE3 AC motor range from TECO Westinghouse, or the deployment of variable speed drives and inverters to control motor output more intelligently. Products of note include the new VLT FC 280 from Danfoss. RS also provides multiple products and services to support predictive maintenance regimens, such as electronic vibration sensors from ifm. These can be used to monitor motor and bearing vibrations to identify critical operating states before failures occur.

RS has also extended its Festo stock with the addition of 400 new products on top of the initial 1200 products launched in 2016. The extended offering comprises Festo’s top selling ranges, plus other innovative products such as EPCO electric cylinders, which offer various benefits compared to their traditional pneumatic equivalents.


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