MachineBuilding.net Application Stories Index
ABB motor and drives power 200-year-old farm machinery
A farm in Cheshire, UK, is bringing 200 years of agricultural history to life for visitors using a 21st century motor and energy-efficient variable speed drives (VSDs).
Conditioning monitoring system for UAE nuclear power plant
Sensonics has delivered the final tranche of machinery protection systems to the Barakah Nuclear Power Plant project in the UAE.
Draw wire position sensors used in flight simulators
Happy Landings Flight Simulations GmbH builds and runs sophisticated flight training simulators for leisure and pilot training. With six highly detailed simulator models covering a range of aircraft types, including helicopters, jets and commercial airliners, the simulators include motion-controlled replicas of real cockpits and surround-screen HD graphics for terrestrial features and international airports. To improve the performance and reliability of the roll and pitch axes for its Cessna C172 Skyhawk simulator, Happy Landings has recently replaced gear mechanics and rotary potentiometers with SP1 and SM1 draw wire position sensors from Variohm EuroSensor.
NASA specifies maxon DC motors for Martian drone
Two years from now, the US space agency NASA will send a new rover to the Red Planet. Included: a small helicopter, which will take the first aerial photos of Mars. The rotors will be controlled by robust DC motors from Switzerland.