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Successful Landing on Comet Chury - Congratulations from maxon motor - Rosetta mission employs Swiss drive technology

Rosetta mission employs maxon motor Swiss drive technology in DC motors
 
The European Space Agency (ESA) successfully landed a small laboratory on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. The lander features ten instruments which may provide important clues to the origin of life. Two DC motors made by drive specialist maxon motor are on board the mission. For the first time in the history of space exploration, scientists have access to substantial data from a comet's surface.

Tags: DC Motor

A First in Space History - Rosetta Space Probe Lands on Comet after Ten Years of Travel

A First in Space History - Rosetta Space Probe Lands on Comet after Ten Years of Travel with MicroMo/Faulhaber Dc motors aboard
 
At the end of May 2014, the Rosetta space probe moved into an orbit around the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko in order to, map its surface and prepare for the landing of Philae. This ballistic lander, weighing 100 kg, landed successfully on the comet on November, 12th 2014.  The probe is powered by FAULHABER DC motors to ensure a secure landing.

Tags: DC Motor

More versions, more power - The new DCX motors and GPX gearboxes

DCX motors and GPX planetary gearheads from Maxon Precision Motors
Now even stronger, more efficient and with yet more combination options: There are new additions to the maxon family of X drive products. Several long versions of brushed DC motors, with higher torques and more power, are being added to the product range, together with matching planetary gearheads. Each of the 3-stage versions can now be combined with the next smaller motor. This saves space, weight and costs. For more information go to dcx.maxonmotor.com .

Tags: Brushed DC Motor, Gearbox

SHG High Torque Gearhead offered in Standard and Lightweight Series

SHG High Torque Gearhead offered in Standard and Lightweight Series by Harmonic Drive LLC
 
The SHG-2UH series is a compact hollow shaft gearhead which has zero backlash as well as exceptional accuracy and repeatability. The gearhead incorporates a Harmonic Drive® gear component into an integral housing. In addition to the hollow shaft, the gearhead also features a high capacity cross roller bearing and output flange to mount the load without the need for additional support bearings.

Tags: Gearhead, Catalog Literature CD

Strong Line Class of Gear Racks

Strong Line Class of Gear Racks from Atlanta Drive Systems
 
ATLANTA Drive Systems offers a class of precision gear racks which offer several significant advantages over traditional gear racks. The "Strong Line" class of gear racks from ATLANTA utilizes an innovative carburized case-hardening process to increase the strength of the rack, including the tooth flanks and root, which maximizes its power density, stiffness and performance.

Tags: Gearhead, Mechanical Component

Neugart Calculation Program version 3.0 Sizing Software available for download

Neugart Calculation Program version 3.0 Sizing Software is now available for download
 
Neugart GmbH is pleased to inform you that with immediate effect, the new update version 3.0 of the NCP (Neugart Calculation Program) is available for download free of charge on our homepage. What is NCP able to do and when can I use this software?

Tags: Software, Planetary Gears, Catalog Literature CD

Manual Positioning Stages

Manual Positioning Stages by OES
 
Manual positioning stages are the cost-effective solution when a simple yet precise motion control is needed. Optimal Engineering Systems (OES) offers a complete range of manual positioning hardware, including:

Tags: Linear Motion, X Y Positioning, Rotary Stage, Z Positioning

Harmonic Drive LLC offers Lightweight Gearheads - 20 to 30 percent lighter gearheads available with the same specs

Harmonic Drive LLC offers Lightweight Gearheads
 
Harmonic Drive LLC, a leader in high precision motion control introduces new lightweight versions of select gearhead products. These new gearheads are ideal for designs where weight is a critical factor. Building on the success of Harmonic Drive LLCs current CSF, CSG, SHG, and SHF gear units, new lightweight versions were the next logical evolution of the product lines.

Tags: Gearhead

Neugart PLPE series offers drop in compatibility superior performance and extended life

Neugart PLPE series offers drop in compatibility superior performance and extended life
 
Drop-In Mounting Compatibility made Easy:
Easy crossover is available for the following brands:  LP- Alpha Wittenstein,  EPL- GAM, AE & PE- Apex , PV-Parker-Bayside,  VRL Shimpo VRL,  PE- Stober and others.

Tags: Gearmotor, Gearmotor Right Angle

AMCI Webinar Explains PLC Based Stepper Motion Control Basics

AMCI Webinar Explains PLC Based Stepper Motion Control Basics
 
Advanced Micro Controls Inc. (AMCI), recently sponsored an educational webinar describing the basics of PLC-based stepper motion control. The webinar was hosted by The Journal from Rockwell Automation and explained the basic parts of a stepper system, how they integrate with PLCs, and how they compare with servos. Other stepper related topics included EtherNet/IP™, applications and case studies.

Tags: Motion Controller, Stepper Motor

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