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Minimizing the effects of shaft currents that can be present in adjustable speed motor applications, Baldor Electric Company’s Reliance Super-E motors with internal AEGIS Bearing Protection Ring are now available with 28 new ratings consisting of 1 to 40 HP, open drip-proof motors, 200 volt and 575 volt, as well as 5 to 15 HP totally enclosed fan-cooled designs for 200 volt.
Starlinger presents their lamiTEC coating line for tubular and flat tape fabric. The machine performs automatic roll changes at a full production speed of 220 m/min and delivers excellent coating quality.
Suitable for dynamic, high-feed-force applications, such as clamping, pressing, cable tensioning, and large component feeding, the ESBF cylinder from Festo is capable of generating almost two tons (17,000 N) of feed force, making it possible to use in place of a hydraulic cylinder.
Designed for use in bi-directional applications such as conveyors, packaging machines, food processing applications, medical devices, and more, Bodine’s new 0794 DC motor speed controller is housed in a NEMA 1/IP-20 enclosure, and features a Forward-Brake-Reverse switch and dynamic braking to provide smooth speed control for PMDC gearmotors and motors.
The Optimax Series OSD Pneumatic Thruster Slide from PHD, first in the company’s Optimax Series, is a robust linear actuator available in ¾-in., 1 1/8-in., and 2-in. bore sizes, and offers standard travel lengths ranging from 1-in. to 10-in.