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Which motors are the best for high speeds: step motors or servo motors?

 

When undertaking a small electromechanical project, one of the most paramount aspects is the selection of the type of motor. With this in mind, we will have to carefully define the requirements of our application in regard to speed or rpm, starting torque, power, torque, etc. In this article we will address the use of step motors and servos in projects that require high speeds. Do you know which one is more appropriate for this requirement? Keep reading.

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Types of encoders and their applications in relation to motors

Encoders are components that are added to a direct current motor in order to convert the mechanical motion into digital pulses that can be interpreted by the integrated control electronics. The main purpose of the various types of encoders  is to transform information from one format to another for standardisation, speed adjustment or safety control.

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10 mechanical engineering blogs to stay up to date

Is your job related to mechanical or electromechanical engineering? Staying up to date on the industry breakthroughs is the best strategy to include innovation on each new project your company undertakes. While in a previous post we shared with you 8 free resources related to industrial automation, at CLR we have now compiled a list with the 10 best mechanical engineering blogs. Subscribe to their newsletters today!

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Automated farm ventilation systems

A Spanish company with a track record of 45 years in farm facilities, particularly in the poultry and pig sectors, contacts CLR in the year 2000 with the intention of jointly developing a farm ventilation system to control ventilation in farms and greenhouses through the use of sensors.

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The use of rapid prototyping in mechanical engineering projects

Are you interested in the world of rapid prototyping? The use of rapid part prototyping is nowadays widespread in industries such as automotive and aeronautics. Its purpose? To generate an exact three-dimensional replica of complex parts by using 3D CAD applications. In this article we will go over various techniques to manufacture prototypes, with a special focus on the advantages and limitations of 3D printing.

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Design or redesign of mechanical power transmissions?

When facing a new mechanical engineering project, the professional in charge of the motion system is split between performing a redesign of mechanical power transmissions or existing speed reducers, and developing a completely new system. In this article we will try to address this issue that always pops up in the industry. Let’s get to it! 

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7 great innovations in vending sector and gaming machines

It is no secret that the world of vending is thriving, and that new technologies are the great driver of such growth. Smart vending is getting a strong foothold in Spain, since the customer base is expanding. However, there is still a long road ahead and techniques to improve in the vending sector. Which has prompted us to compile a list of seven new vending and gaming machines that are revolutionising this industry and will certainly serve as an inspiration to keep growing and innovating. 

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The role of sensors and actuators in autonomous vehicles

Autonomous vehicles have crossed the borders of science-fiction and are already in the horizon. Specifically, it is estimated that by 2020 we will already start to see the first self-driving cars rolling along our roads. By 2050 this phenomenon will be widespread, and this type of motor vehicle will become a common reality.

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