What Does TENV (Totally Enclosed Non-Ventilated) Mean?

16 Mar 2017
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Question: What does TENV, or Totally Enclosed Non-Ventilated mean in regard to a servo motor?

Answer: Well – the answer is simply the motor is Totally Enclosed, and Non-Ventilated. Based on NEMA (National Electrical Manufacturers Association) definition, TENV states that the motor housing is fully enclosed and is not ventilated with a fan.

When will my AGVs turn into money machines?

15 Mar 2017
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Automation with vehicles like mobile robots and carts often come with a high return on investment and a short payback period.

How to Calculate RMS Torque

07 Feb 2017
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In our last Block and Tackle posting, we touched on operating a motor in a hotter ambient temperature.  For this posting, we take a look at the Root Mean Square (RMS) Torque and why it is important. Typically an axes’ motion profile is broken up into multiple segments, each segment is found to require a specific torque for a specific amount of time to complete the desired motion.  For example this can include torque required to accelerate, traverse (against an external force and/or friction),  decelerate, and dwell.  Each of these segments affects the amount of heating the motor experiences and thus the equivalent steady state continuous requirement utilized to select the correct motor.

Importance of Food Safety

25 Jan 2017
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The FSMA evolution is ongoing and Kollmorgen continues to enable innovators to meet the requirements of making food production and packaging safer.  Kollmorgen’s White Paper “Food Safety Regulatory Requirements”  explains the background of FSMA as well as the implications on machine design.  We recognize that not all facilities have the ability to build a completely new plant from the ground up.

19 Jan 2017
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Motor Derating Due To High Ambient Temperatures

12 Jan 2017
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How do I calculate a motor’s continuous torque when it is operating in an environment above its rated temperature? Since the motor’s continuous torque (Tc) is rated in a 40°C ambient, how can I estimate the motor’s continuous torque during my worst-case ambient temperature of 55°C?

Making AGVs thrive in your plant

30 Nov 2016
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Installing and integrating AGVs involves project organization, driveway design and system connection. Here is what you need to think about.

Getting used to working with robots

16 Nov 2016
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Installing AGVs in your plant is about change management. How do you convince your people that automation is the right way to go?

Speed up your e-commerce with smart automation

19 Oct 2016
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More than ever, we are shopping on the net, putting pressure on companies to keep up with their intralogistics.

Teach your AGVs what to do

05 Oct 2016
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Learn your AGVs the smartest driveway with teach functionality.

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