At the recent PackExpo in Chicago, I saw several dozen new motion-control products of note … including a new slip ring from Moog Components Group, a division of Moog Inc. Moog Inc. is a manufacturer of control systems for military and commercial aircraft, satellites and space vehicles, launch vehicles, missiles, automated industrial machinery, wind energy, […]
Whither the Apprenticeship?
News from Siemens this week revealed that the company has instituted an apprenticeship program in North Carolina, in partnership with both the University of North Carolina and Central Piedmont Community College, to train engineers for their gas turbine factory in Charlotte. According to the company, the move was necessary because of a “shortfall of adequately […]
Siemens unveils new Sinamics DC Master
Siemens has unveiled its latest Sinamics DC Master (DCM) base drive, which features drives rated between 15A and 850A continuous current. Unlike the past two generations of base drives, the new product delivers more power per panel in exactly the same footprint. In addition, connecting the DC converters in parallel increases the rated direct current. The […]
Siemens’ compact gas analyzer features paramagnetic oxygen measurement
The Automation division of Siemens Industry (www.siemens.com) has unveiled the latest version of the Ultramat 23 gas analyzer that features open interface architectures with Profibus PA/DP, RS 485 based protocols and ELAN supports to simplify process integration. With paramagnetic measuring cell, the analyzer records the concentration of oxygen by combining the measuring principle of paramagnetic […]