Editor's Choice


Latest Articles

Want a thrill – try hydraulics
1st Quarter 2017, Hydraulic systems & components
Motion Control’s editor, Kim Roberts, spoke to Monty Jasper, corporate vice president for safety and engineering at Cedar Fair in Sandusky, Ohio, about the engineering behind the Top Thrill Dragster.

Read more...
PC controlled telescope surveys the skies
4th Quarter 2016, Beckhoff Automation, Electrical switching & drive systems & components
Observatorio Astrofísico de Javalambre (OAJ) is a highly unique astronomical research facility. The observatory is operated by the Centro de Estudios de Física del Cosmos de Aragón (CEFCA) foundation, whose main research goal is to survey several thousand square degrees of sky photometrically.

Read more...
Autonomous, self-regulating systems with collective behaviour
4th Quarter 2016, Festo, Robotics & Mechatronics
The latest innovation emerging from Festo’s Bionic Learning Network (BLN) is the AirPenguin. The BLN examines naturally occurring phenomena and develops innovative, cutting-edge bionic technology which Festo then integrates into its products.

Read more...
High-tech bread
4th Quarter 2016, Electrical switching & drive systems & components
Austrian industrial bakery relies on innovative, fast and efficient PLC technology from VIPA.

Read more...
The latest robots are friendly
4th Quarter 2016, Robotics & Mechatronics
We all know what a robot is. But then it really does depend on whether you immediately think of them in sci-fi films, or paint spray booths, or welding on automotive production lines, or stacking in automated ...

Read more...
Siemens at the speed of sound
3rd Quarter 2016, Siemens Digital Industries, Electrical switching & drive systems & components
The TWG is used to simulate aircraft and spacecraft behaviour at speeds close to the sound barrier, in other words at around 1000 kilometres per hour and beyond. The facility in Göttingen is the most ...

Read more...
Is the geared motor dead?
3rd Quarter 2016, Electrical switching & drive systems & components
Exploring direct drive torque motors versus electromechanical motors.

Read more...
The future of vehicle crash testing
3rd Quarter 2016, Electrical switching & drive systems & components
This growth has seen a rise in the number of accidents and the trend has spurred car manufacturers to introduce advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS). In light of this, leading vehicle test equipment ...

Read more...
South Africa’s supercomputing excellence
3rd Quarter 2016, News & events
The Centre for High Performance Computing (CHPC) has taken the top prize in the international Student Cluster Competition held at the International Supercomputing Conference in Germany. The CHPC is no ...

Read more...
The latest compact robot for arc welding
3rd Quarter 2016, Robotics & Mechatronics
ABB Robotics has unveiled its latest compact robot for arc welding and machine tending, the IRB 1660ID. The most versatile robot in the mid-size class, the new robot’s Integrated DressPack makes it easier ...

Read more...
Turnkey robotic systems for automotive assembly
3rd Quarter 2016, Beckhoff Automation, Robotics & Mechatronics
Sodecia is a leading international supplier to the automotive industry. Based in London, Ontario, the company’s Global Tech & Automation Centre (GTAC) delivers highly automated machine lines on which ...

Read more...
Axis control valve goes sailing
3rd Quarter 2016, MOOG, Hydraulic systems & components
A racing yacht is an unlikely place to find one of the world’s most advanced hydraulic servo valves. Traditionally used to synchronise motion in large industrial machines in steel plants and automotive ...

Read more...
XTS connects processing modules to create an Industry 4.0-ready machine
1 August 2016, Beckhoff Automation, Electrical switching & drive systems & components
The modular automation platform CresaLine made by Credimex from Alpnach in Switzerland consists of intelligent process stations and, according to Roger Schelbert, joint owner of Credimex and head of the ...

Read more...
Gripper modelled on a chameleon’s tongue
2nd Quarter 2016, Festo, Robotics & Mechatronics
Festo has now developed a gripper whose working principle is derived from the tongue of a chameleon, in cooperation with the Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences.

Read more...
Motion control in a ­superconducting electron linear ­accelerator
1st Quarter 2016, Beckhoff Automation, Electrical switching & drive systems & components
PC-based control and drive technology from Beckhoff is used to position 91 special high-precision magnet assemblies (undulators) in the underlying electron accelerator.

Read more...
Hydraulics for Industry 4.0
1st Quarter 2016, Hydraulic systems & components
When combined with digital control technology and open communication, hydraulics meets these requirements. It also brings the physical advantages of high power density, modular design and robustness to ...

Read more...
Hydraulic power packs for ­Bloodhound
1st Quarter 2016, Parker Hannifin - Sales Company South Africa, Hydraulic systems & components
Two new hydraulic power packs delivered to the Bloodhound Supersonic Car (SSC) team will make safety and operational testing much easier in the run-up to the project’s world land-speed record bid. There ...

Read more...
The nanoclutch
1st Quarter 2016, Shaft power components
Transmission of torque at the nano level.

Read more...
A linear induction motor with a twist
1st Quarter 2016, Electrical switching & drive systems & components
Just steps from the beach you can launch yourself into a spiralling scream-fest. This is not just a coaster, it’s a double-twisting impulse coaster – one of the tallest and fastest in the world. You’ll ...

Read more...
Hope for the future
4th Quarter 2015, SEW-EURODRIVE
The 2015 Pneudrive Challenge mechatronics competition is well advanced. Technews editors, Kim Roberts and Steven Meyer spent a fascinating afternoon with the top three groups from Wits Mechanical Engineering Department, together with their lecturer, Professor Joao Nobre, to find out what’s involved from a student’s point of view.

Read more...



<< First   < Previous   Page 9 of 10   Next >   Last >>