ROHM introduces the availability of a “2 channel high-speed ground sense CMOS op amp”, BD77502FVM, optimized for consumer and industrial equipment requiring high-speed sensing – such as industrial measurement and control systems.
Many applications require drive solutions that have a central opening through which, e.g., light, cables or parts of the application can be guided. Examples of this can be found in optics and photonics for laser steering systems or in automation and robotics for semiconductor handling systems. Until now, conventional systems always resulted in compromises here. The hollow shafts were often quite small, the drives slow, heavy or the mechanical integration required a great deal of work. A new direct drive now offers a promising alternative. Its large opening has a diameter of 40 mm and, thanks to stepper motor technology, achieves a balanced combination of speed and torque with low weight and volume.
Global rail companies continue to face growing challenges to build and maintain trains faster and at lower costs. Striving for engineering and design excellence, strict material and functionality regulations in the rail industry add additional levels of complexity to producing new or spare rail parts. In order to meet industry requirements, Europe’s leading transport companies – Bombardier Transportation, Deutsche Bahn ESG and Siemens Mobility – have all invested in additive manufacturing technology. In this interview, experts from these companies each provide their insights into the rail industry’s inherent production challenges and how their adoption of additive manufacturing helps to address them.
Wherever there is electrical current, there are always electromagnetic pulses. They can have an extremely disruptive effect, e.g. on the ubiquitous electronic devices that surround us. This is why vehicle manufacturers, among other things, need to verify the electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) of their products. What's more, the vehicles themselves are packed full of sensitive electronics and are tested in specialised EMC labs. The conditions there are unpleasant for humans. Camera systems are used in order to keep an eye on everything during the tests. mk-messtechnik specialises in such systems. Motors from FAULHABER used in the swivel heads ensure exact positioning of the remote-controlled modules.
Musculoskeletal disorders are a common occupational disease in the EU and North America and are one of the most common causes for long- term absence from work. Work-related upper-limb disorders annually cost 2.1 billion eurosacross the EU and are responsible for 45% of all occupational diseases. Wearables, clothing enhanced through technology, offer an approach for reducing these injuries. Ironhand® from the Swedish company BIOSERVO TECHNOLOGIES is a soft robotic glove that strengthens the human grip with help of the company’s patented SEM technology. The gripping force support of the individual fingers is made possible with FAULHABER drives.