Month: August 2016

A Simple Out Feed Solution for Progressive Stamping

Guest contributor: Dave Bird, Balluff Applications where sensor contact is unavoidable are some of the most challenging to solve. Metal forming processes involving over travel can also damage or even destroy a sensor causing failure and expensive unplanned downtime. Manufacturers often try to remedy this with in-house manufactured spring loaded out-feed mechanisms but those are

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To avoid trouble later, consider your application conditions upfront

Guest contributor: Henry Menke, Balluff Hardly a day passes by where we are not contacted by a desperate end-user or equipment manufacturer seeking assistance with a situation of sensors failing at an unacceptably high rate.  Once we get down to the root cause of the failures, in almost every case it’s a situation where the specific sensors are being applied

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Five trends that support intelligent linear motion technology in practice

Guest contributor; Dr. Steffen Haack, Bosch Rexroth AG When it comes to progress in linear motion technology, one thing is immediately clear: linear guides and systems move increasingly larger loads more regularly and with increasingly higher positioning accuracy and repeatability. Anyone with an understanding of the interplay between the drive technologies will know the potential

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Why Rexroth? Top Four Reasons to Choose Rexroth Drives & Controls

Todd Sharp, Motion Control Sales Manager, CMA/Flodyne/Hydradyne CMA/Flodyne/Hydradyne is a leader in the design and commission of drive and control systems for our customers for over 30 years, and one question that we often hear is “Why is Rexroth the best?”  There are many brands competing for the drive and control market, and here at CMAFH,

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