Even before the Covid-19 pandemic, global logistics and supply chains were becoming more and more important. They can only function properly by implementing highly automated processes, with micromotors as the driving force. This and other fascinating stories right out of the world of drive systems are featured in the latest edition of motion – the magazine with drive, published by FAULHABER. The free magazine is available online and in print.
To ensure that the components are perfectly matched to each other and to minimize installation requirements, it is recommended to obtain the individual components as a complete solution from a single source. FAULHABER therefore extended its BXT flat motor series by adding corresponding gearheads and integrated encoders as well as speed controllers that are also exceptionally short in the axial direction.
There are many similarities between Formula 1 and the Cybathlon competition of ETH Zurich: The driver controls a high-tech vehicle that is subject to continuous further optimisation by a team of top-class specialists. The sporting competition is also intended to promote further development of the technology – to the benefit of people with physical disabilities. FAULHABER is on board – with high-performance motors in the wheelchair and as a sponsor of the defending champion Team HSR Enhanced.
Musculoskeletal disorders are a common occupational disease in the EU and North America and are one of the most common causes for long- term absence from work. Work-related upper-limb disorders annually cost 2.1 billion Euro across the EU and are responsible for 45% of all occupational diseases. Wearables, clothing enhanced through technology, offer an approach for reducing these injuries. A soft robotic glove strengthens the human grip. The gripping force support of the individual fingers is made possible with FAULHABER drives.
Logistics keeps our world going. Raw materials, intermediate products and finished goods pass through an ever more complex and fast global system to ensure that they reach the right destination at the right time. This can only function properly by implementing highly automated processes in which cogs and levers, paddles and clamps, big and small, are set in motion – by the matching motors. Drives from FAULHABER can frequently be found in these challenging applications.