Scientist explains motor technology

The technology behind RoboDrive was originally designed for use in the space and for a number of years it has been used in a robot outside the ISS space station. In this video Manfred Schedl explains how the engine technology works as he originated and performed during his time at the German Aerospace Center (DLR).

RoboDrive multi-pole high torque motors for maximum torque and high precision – at the lowest possible weight and power loss. The motors are ideal for industries such as medical, aerospace, robotics and automation.

The application examples can provide guidance on how to benefit from RoboDrive. But there are of course more applications, or what do you think?

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Say Hello to Our New Quality Manager from Ericsson!

A few months ago, we expanded Compotech into the Benelux region, we did also present our new CEO about the same time. Now we´re expanding our comprehensive quality work!

We already have an established quality organisation working on-site in Asia, and now we are strengthening our headquarters with an experienced quality manager. Rashin Kabiri has, among other things, been responsible for quality assurance at Ericsson and Sony Ericsson, and she holds a master’s degree in Mathematical Statistics from Stockholm University. This recruitment gives us unique skills to further develop our suppliers and ourselves. Rashin will focus on collaborating with customers and suppliers through proactive quality activities. Read more

FAULHABER BP4 series brushless motors

The flyweight that packs a heavyweight punch

FAULHABER has extended the extremely powerful BP4 product family with the brushless DC-Servomotor 2264…BP4. As well as having an outstanding ratio of torque to size and weight, the miniature drive comes with integrated sensors and a wide speed range.

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FAULHABER MC3 Motion Controller

Motion Control for decentralised intelligence with EtherCAT from FAULHABER

Decentralised intelligence and the capacity for real-time communication with higher level process control technology and flexibility in usage applications are requirements for cutting-edge drive systems within the context of networked industry (cf. company box) has taken appropriate action and developed a new generation of motion controllers.

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A closer look at the tools in Galil’s new software environment GDK

The Galil Design Kit (GDK) is Galil’s newest software environment that provides easy communication with Galil’s motion controllers and PLCs. Galil has recently introduced the new Scope and Tuner to GDK’s growing list of tools and capabilities. All tools are customizable by editing the XLM that’s located in the “More Options” menu at the top right corner of the GDK software.

GDK now includes the following six tools:

  • Scope:  emulates a traditional digital Oscilloscope.
  • Tuner:  assists the user in optimizing their system’s performance.
  • Terminal: send commands and receive responses from the controller.
  • Editor: write, save, and execute application programs.
  • Viewer: enables real-time viewing of the controller’s I/O status, motor position, and more.
  • Setup: read, edit, save, and restore all controller memory.

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White Paper: Compensating For External Forces in Motion Control Applications

When an external force is applied to a system, standard PID parameters may not be sufficient to compensate for it. To better understand how to address this problem, four applications with external forces will be analyzed and an effective solution will be provided for each application. These applications include servo motors moving a vertical load, a spring load, a lever arm, and a compressible substance.

Read the full white paper at Galil Motion Control

Galil Now Provides Support for Linux

Support for Galil’s latest generation software has now been expanded to include Linux operating systems.
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Webinar: Using Raspberry Pi to Create Powerful, Low Cost Solutions with Galil Controllers

With the recent advancements in single board PCs, having a powerful computing device is now easier and more cost-effective than ever. The Raspberry Pi Foundation and its Raspberry Pi model, in particular, have set the stage for this new form of computer. This low-cost platform invites the question,” what is its role in the automation industry?” In this webinar, we will discuss where the Raspberry Pi fits in and how it can be used with Galil’s high-performance controllers and PLCs.

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We welcome Michael Ullskog as our new CEO

After 16 years as CEO of Compotech Jan Eriksson has decided to hand over the reins to Michael Ullskog, recruited from the same position at our sister company RECAB. Read more

Compotech expands to the Benelux!

The Compotech Benelux sales office is strategic located in The Hague. Read more