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Extending wind turbine service life
Fourth Quarter 2020, Electrical switching & drive systems & components

One way to prolong service life beyond the design life is to reduce the load on the main components. For instance, a 10% reduction in damage-equivalent load at the rotor blade root results in a 50% longer ...
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Milling machines for the aircraft industry
Third Quarter 2020, Editor's Choice, Electrical switching & drive systems & components

In aircraft construction, exceptional component quality and precision are crucial. However sheet-metal aircraft parts are often very large, making machining and handling problematic. Harmuth CNC-Frästechnik ...
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Integrated drive technology for optimised machine design
Second Quarter 2020, Editor's Choice, Electrical switching & drive systems & components

In this way, the power electronics are relocated to the machine, reducing space requirements in control cabinets to just a single coupling module. In addition, decentralised distribution modules and the ...
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Eighteen synchronous NC axes
Second Quarter 2020, Editor's Choice, Robotics & Mechatronics

Swedish equipment manufacturer, Ecmec, has developed a high-tech machine for a supplier to the automobile industry that can complete several process steps simultaneously without having to remount the ...
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Maximised precision and speed
First Quarter 2020, Electrical switching & drive systems & components

Due to the outstanding quality characteristics of its beam, the fibre laser has become the technology of choice in the fine cutting of metal sheets. It delivers highly precise cuts with very narrow kerfs ...
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Control for additive manufacturing
Fourth Quarter 2019, Editor's Choice, Electrical switching & drive systems & components

Colossus plans to manufacture large functional or decorative objects such as outdoor furniture and ornaments with a new 3D printer that processes recycled plastics, and this creates further special ...
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Cost-efficient production with 18 synchronous NC axes
Third Quarter 2019, Editor's Choice, Electrical switching & drive systems & components

Swedish equipment manufacturer, Ecmec has developed a high-tech machine for a supplier to the automobile industry that can complete several process steps simultaneously without having to remount the part ...
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Automated post-print processing on 3D printed parts
Third Quarter 2019, Electrical switching & drive systems & components

Additive manufacturing processes can produce parts with the most complex geometries in a single operation. However, post-processing these 3D printed parts is time consuming and costly. In order to remove ...
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Flying motion
2nd Quarter 2019, Electrical switching & drive systems & components

A planar motor system of free-floating movers with six degrees of freedom.
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Retrofit of sheet metal warehouse
1st Quarter 2019, Editor's Choice, Electrical switching & drive systems & components

The modernisation project was handled by Peter Huber, a full service provider of control solutions for sheet metalworking, and a Beckhoff solution provider since 2010.
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Blockbuster effects, automated for any theatrical production
4th Quarter 2018, Editor's Choice, Electrical switching & drive systems & components

Controlling all the complex moving parts in a large-scale theatrical production requires a robust control system in the background, and Hudson uses Beckhoff’s PC-based control technology.
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Cost-effective machine safety
3rd Quarter 2018, Electrical switching & drive systems & components

IMA Klessmann of Lübbecke, Germany is an international manufacturer of trend-setting manufacturing machines for the woodworking and craft furniture industries. In 2017 the company modernised a complex, ...
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