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Use Reliable Isolation ADCs to Effectively Control Three-Phase Induction Motors

Three-phase induction AC motors produce mechanical power for almost 80% of industrial applications by providing extremely high efficiency and environmentally rugged characteristics. Effective control of these motors is needed to tackle heavier load problems .

Case Study: A Task Force Uses Rapid Prototyping to Evaluate an Emergency Medical Device

A team of engineers and medical experts joined forces during the first wave of COVID-19 to rapidly prototype a medical device. Xometry manufactured 9 prototypes in under 3 weeks, providing advice and rapid production for critical decision making.

Overcoming the crisis: COVID-19, the automotive industry and the potential of additive manufacturing

In this feature, Eric Pallarés, Chief Technology Officer at BCN3D, considers the impact of this tumultuous year on the automotive industry and how additive manufacturing can help.

Planning for Obsolescence

After looking at the existing motor and the space envelope available, Sound Leisure, together with maxon engineers, selected the maxon brushless EC 45mm flat motor. This brushless DC motor is part of a program of flat motors, ideal when space is at a premium.

Remote Work Is Already Shaping Operations in the ‘Next Normal’

The COVID-19 health crisis has pushed many organizations to reduce physical interaction among their workforces to an absolute minimum. In a very short period, work from home (WFH) and work from anywhere (WFA) have emerged as standard features of the “Next Normal.”

Why Digital Transformation Matters More Than Ever

Companies that embraced digital technology, specifically on the plant floor, are now able to improve and adapt their operations at a faster speed and even anticipate changes before they occur.

3 Steps to Supply Chain Resilience and Digital Transformation in Manufacturing

The challenges facing the manufacturing industry are many. And as the current health crisis continues, the future is an unknown landscape. To survive and ultimately thrive, companies must increase profitability, supply chain resilience, and embrace new technologies.

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When Digital Transformation's "Check Engine" Light Comes On

When CIOs are charged with digital transformation, it’s often not as smooth a process as expected. Our newest report found that 78% of industrial professionals encountered underlying issues when they began implementing digital transformation.

Moving from Scare Easy to Secured Share Easy in Additive Manufacturing

Unleashing the full benefits of additive manufacturing requires knowledge sharing, but as Lee-Bath Nelson, Co-founder and VP Business at LEO Lane asks, can this be achieved securely without giving away the farm?

Ways Automation Is Changing Metal Fabrication

Growing demand and a widening industry skills gap have metal fabricators looking for ways to improve efficiency and product quality, even when additional labor may be hard to find.

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POSTPROCESS MEETS INCREASING DEMAND IN EU MARKET WITH TWO NEW DISTRIBUTION PARTNERS

Addition of 3D Bonum and Excelencia-Tech Further Expands PostProcess's Customer Base Throughout Europe

Safely, Efficiently, and Profitably Recycling Li-ion Batteries

Innovative shredding technologies are enhancing the ability of recyclers to process a wide variety of battery types and sizes more effectively than ever before

How 3D printed titanium motor nodes became a game-changer in e-bikes

Sandvik's additive manufacturing experts help develop sustainable cycling solution

Rapid Application Group Announces Additive Manufacturing Contract with Metro Aerospace

FAA-certified Microvanes Delivered Using SLS platforms and Glass-filled Materials• Company's Aerospace and Defense Production Expertise Delivers On-demand Mission-Critical Parts

Ewon and NVISO partner to bring IIoT cybersecurity to new levels

With the cyber threat landscape constantly evolving, Ewon, a business unit within HMS Networks and the global leader in industrial remote connectivity, has partnered with NVISO, an expert in cybersecurity, to bring industrial cybersecurity to the next level.

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maxon motor’s - The ultra-fast brushless DC motor

maxon motor's - The ultra-fast brushless DC motor

maxon motor launches new high-speed motors that are configurable online. The new ECX brushless motors are quiet and feature very high efficiency. The ECX motors are available with diameters of 8, 16 and 19 mm achieving speeds of up to 120,000 rpm. They run very smoothly and are highly efficient. With maxon motor's online configurator, it is easy to put together a customized DC motor to include gearhead, encoder and controller. The customized motors are ready to ship in 11 days!

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Cirrus Link Solutions

Cirrus Link Solutions

Cirrus Link provides a modular approach to building Enterprise-Class IIOT/SCADA/MES applications delivering a superior OT solution and enabling your enterprise to connect OT data to IT services for big data analytics. CTO Arlen Nipper, co-inventor of MQTT, forged a relationship with Inductive Automation to bring our software together for the ultimate IIoT solution. The Cirrus Link modules offer complete functions such as MQTT enablement, data delivery to the cloud, electronic flow measurement, and more. These software modules transmit data from the field via MQTT, with options to launch an MQTT server in the cloud or on premise and connecting OT data to industrial and business applications. The Cirrus Link IIoT modules for Ignition empower organizations to create one streamlined pipeline for all their IIoT data.