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Stainless-steel drum motors suit hygienic applications
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Stainless-steel drum motors suit hygienic applications

AC drum motors from Interroll feature a stainless steel design and have been engineered for industrial applications in the food industry. The company offers a number of drum motor styles, from servo to AC induction, in various diameters and horsepower capabilities.
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Hygienic motor with unique ventilation tube
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Hygienic motor with unique ventilation tube

AKMH motor from Kollmorgen is designed to be most hygienic in the market. Can be put directly in the wash down area and sprayed with water and cleaning chemicals. Stainless steel housing. Single cable for power and feedback. Unique breathing tube in the cable makes it possible to ventilate the motor as it goes through its thermal cycles.
Servo motor has field-replaceable encoders
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Servo motor has field-replaceable encoders

The 1FK7 servo motor from Siemens is developed with field-replaceable encoders that make for quick and easy on-site service with no special tools or recalibration required. Modular design permits the swapping of incremental encoder with an absolute encoder right in the field, without sending the unit back to the factory. Also shown is Sinamics S120M that integrates motor and drive right in the same unit, ideal for vertical form/fill/seal machines, flow wrappers, rotary capping machines, filling machines, and other packaging equipment.
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Tray sealer boasts a clever controls concoction

A clever combination of stepper drive, stepper motor, DC gear motor, DC drive, and PLC control.
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Baldor Electric Company: Motors for sanitary washdowns

Designed for humid and moist environments in the food and beverage industry, Baldor’s Super White Washdown Duty line of motors features an autophoretic autodeposition exterior surface preparation method that makes the white epoxy finish coat of these motors five times more resistant to corrosion and chipping than previous methods.
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Bison Gear & Engineering Corp.: Hypoid gearmotor

Bison Gear’s PowerSTAR, a new hypoid, maximum efficiency, right-angle gearmotor, uses the company's Robusticity design to improve energy efficiency for a smaller carbon footprint and maximum power density.
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Oriental Motor USA: AC motors

Oriental Motor’s line of AC Motors and Geared AC Motors provide constant speed and cost-effective solutions for speed control, torque control, positioning, and linear motion applications.
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Moog Inc: SmartMotor communications improvements

Moog Animatics, a division of Moog Inc., has improved their NEMA 23 frame SM23165D and SM23165DT model SmartMotors to provide users the option of employing CAN communications through the D-Sub connector on the top of the motor instead of through the 5-pin connector on the back of the motor.
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Oriental Motor USA: Brushless motor and driver

Oriental Motor’s BX Series brushless motor and driver packages offer high performance and high function, as well as design flexibility, no maintenance, and cost of ownership value.
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Nanotec Electronic GmbH & Co. KG: Stepper motors with magnetic encoder

Designed for precise positioning via an external control system, even in dirty, dusty, or wet conditions, Nanotec’s AS5918-EMN24 and AS5918-EMN24B IP-rated stepper motors come with an integrated, magnetic 24V encoder and, on the EMN24B model, an integrated brake.

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