Drive technology

Cost-effective production of structural elements - in space

igus - A student team supported by igus has developed a 3D printer with drylin linear units that offers cost-effective production of structural elements in space. When booms for solar panels or satellite antennas are transported into space in a launch vehicle, they are exposed to high loads. The AIMIS-FYT team is working on a 3D printing process to simplify the complex transport and speed up production of the elements. The future goal is to manufacture parts directly in space.

Electrohydrostatic Actuation System (EAS) combines the best of two worlds

Moog - Moog Industrial Group today announced the market introduction of the new Modular EAS System. The Modular EAS is a highly flexible system with excellent scalability and variability and can be easily adapted to most types of industrial manufacturing machinery. The Moog Modular Electrohydrostatic Actuation System (Modular EAS) features standardized modules with a wide number of customization options available.

Two new turbomolecular pump sizes for R&D and industrial applications

Leybold - In June 2020 the vacuum specialist Leybold has expanded its TURBOVAC i/iX series 90, 250, 350 and 450 by the sizes 850 i/iX and 950 i/iX to six models. The two new turbomolecular pump variants are characterized by extended, trouble-free operation, longer system life and lower operating costs. They are used in many applications from research and development and analytics to industrial.

5 facts about hydraulics that may surprise automators

Bosch Rexroth - It is often the case that younger designers and engineers have hardly had any experience of hydraulics as part of their training. They are primarily concerned with software and think along digital lines. They are only really interested in the movements and the resulting data. Drive physics is what makes the difference in many cases here.

Efficient, intelligent, compact and quiet

Bosch Rexroth - Connecting machines and facilities with IT systems opens up enormouspotential for making forming technology more economical, quicker andmore intuitive. This is exactly where the new CytroBox hydraulic powerunit from Bosch Rexroth comes in. With its intelligent, energy-efficientmodular design, it provides a new solution approach for the mediumperformance range from 7.5 to 30 kW. By integrating IoT technologies, italso paves the way for consistently implementing Industry 4.0 concepts.