The basic application for a VFD is one where an AC motor must be run with some aspect of control over the speed, accel/decel or torque. Cranes, fans, pumps, mixers, conveyors, and similar applications are all candidates for using a VFD.
Parker Electronic Motion and Controls division recently announced 4 week lead times on select product series and option sets.
“Remote I/O”, that term does not have quite the same meaning as it once did. For the longest time, remote I/O only referred to a system where the I/O node was located somewhere other than in the main control cabinet that housed the PLC.
The answer might not be so obvious when deciding to use pre-engineered “Cartesian Robots” versus more modularly designed gantries.
Mitsubishi announced the discontinuation of their old legacy J2S product line back in 2015 and official repair services for this product ended in August 2022. If you haven’t already looked into upgrading to the J4, now is the time!
Is unchecked vibration affecting your bottom line? Vibration can bring any high-speed, high-precision process to an unexpected – and costly – standstill.
We’ve been finding more and more circumstances where customers find it beneficial to run their variable frequency drives (VFD) to failure, potentially damaging the VFD beyond repair. This is an interesting concept for people to wrap their mind around at first.
The flexible membrane in a diaphragm pressure gauge, a specialized industrial gauge, gives it several advantages over standard Bourdon tube gauges and capsule pressure gauges.
For both process and discrete motion control applications of actuators, many of the terminologies uttered and the base technologies utilized are similar. The difference comes in with the application and evolution of these base technologies.
After 24 years, Parker's popular 6K has been discontinued. It was the follow-up to Parker's successful 6000 Series controllers which together spanned over 35 years of motion control history!