KOLLMORGEN: Change in UK Stewart Dowsett takes over the work of Ian Young

Stop when you’re at your best: Ian Young, Key Account Manager for the UK, Ireland and Scandinavia, is retiring. The highly likeable Englishman has worked nine years Kollmorgen and is now transitioning his role to Stewart Dowsett. British-born Dowsett brings over 25 years of automation experience – especially in the field of industrial automation and motion control. Stewart Dowsett studied mechanical engineering at Brunel Technical College Bristol and began his career in a manufacturing environment before moving in to industrial sales, moving from a business development role to sales management role in the UK. Dowsett brings extensive expertise in motor and drive technology and will mainly focus on business develop of the OEM business in the UK, Ireland and Scandinavia, whilst continuing to support and develop the established KOLLMORGEN partners....

5 New members for EPTDA

Three leading distributors and two manufacturers in the power transmission and motion control (PT/MC) industry have joined EPTDA the past month. Thus, the EPTDA community has enlarged with 4 new Italian members (distributor companies V.B. Moto-Transmissioni SNC and ATI Morganti, and manufacturer companies UNIMEC and MecVel) and one Scottish distributor (R+M Bearings). EPTDA’s already consolidated presence in Italy is now getting even stronger, with 17 distributors and also 17 manufacturer member companies. EPTDA’s Executive Vice President Mr. Hans Hanegreefs states: ” Italian companies in the PT/MC industry have a long history of producing and providing high quality products and services for the European PT/MC industry and this can only make EPTDA’s position stronger in Italy now adding these new member companies to its membership base. “ EPTDA is also strongly embedded in the UK, one of EMEA’s leading countries in the PT/MC  industry with the arrival of R+M Bearings and currently taking the number up to 38 member companies in this country. In total, EPTDA is present in 33 countries in the EMEA and beyond, and is looking forward to developing its vast network of representation in many more countries. At the 2015 EPTDA Annual Convention in Barcelona (23-25 September), EPTDA expects more than 300 delegates from its member companies to join the association for three days of high –level networking, productive talks and vibrating events.  Three months prior to the event in Spain, over 250  delegates have registered already A.T.I. Morganti S.r.l was founded immediately after the Second World War by Renato Morganti and in June 2006  acquired its current name: A.T.I di MORGANTI S.R.L ARTICOLI TECNICI INDUSTRIALI R&M Bearings International Ltdis a leading Bearing...

Heason Technology appoints Andrew Dowell as Regional Sales Manager

Heason Technology continues to strengthen its customer-focussed motion systems integration expertise with the appointment of Andrew Dowell as Regional Sales Manager. Following senior positions with SKF Actuation & Motion Control and most recently with Power Jacks Limited, Andrew joins Heason’s expanding applications engineering and technical sales team with over 25 years’ business development and key account management experience in motion control and power transmission system sales. Andrew has a proven track record in European sales and business development for large-and small-scale positioning system projects, with extensive experience across industrial automation, marine, aerospace, research & development and many other sectors that Heason currently operate in. His appointment reinforces the engineer-to-engineer assistance and in house design-to-assembly advantage that has been pivotal for Heason’s consistent development in recent years. Andrew comments, “I’m delighted to join Heason Technology at this exciting stage in its evolution and look forward to making a strong contribution in shaping and growing the business going forward.” Andrew will work closely with customers and Heason’s design and production teams to develop application solutions – from individual components to complete motion systems – and provide customer facing support from the first enquiry through to delivery and after sales support. “Andrew’s wide experience and track record across many of the industries and customers we now serve will contribute greatly to the expertise, customer support and value-add service that underpins Heason’s continued success,” says Jon Howard – Heason Technology’s Managing Director. “Andrew’s expertise will also lead us to establish exciting new application areas and help us to continue our goal to provide excellent value to our customers for high quality motion systems...

Miniature power transmission range has unique encoder options that save space and lower the price barrier for motion control feedback

Rotalink has continually developed an innovative design-led approach to its miniature power transmission and motion control product line and its feedback technology is no exception. Across its wide and modular range of miniature DC brushed and brushless gearmotors, customers can specify dual-channel incremental, or single- and multi-turn absolute encoders as part of integrated assemblies that minimise the installed space, ensure fast time to market with standard options, and significantly reduce the price point for position and velocity feedback when compared to other manufacturer’s products. For motion feedback requirements as diverse as medical dosing pumps to labelling machines, ticketing equipment to CCTV pan and tilt mechanisms, these compact solutions offer machine builders and OEMs closed loop position and velocity control at extremely competitive cost -especially when used in combination with Rotalink’s low-cost Red Drive motion controller; for miniature brushed or brushless DC motors up to 200 Watts and featuring straightforward drag-and-drop flow chart programming for servo motion control. Mounting innovation Rotalink’s dual channel incremental encoder design is distinctively unique. Sandwiched between the front shaft of the motor and the gearbox input for both ovoid and in-line gearbox types, it replaces the traditional and more expensive ‘kit encoder’ approach where a rear shaft (often a special) must be used. Available in two standard diameters of 28 and 42 mm, its minimal length (just 7.4 and 9 mm resp.) allows off the shelf single shaft motors to be adapted for motion feedback applications. Rotalink’s incremental encoder has been designed as a part of the planetary gearbox endplate, reducing its axial length even further. The new single and multi-turn absolute encoders are equally...

Heason Technology launches new motion products website

Much more than a makeover! Heason Technology has launched a brand new website at www.heason.com  to both improve user experience and accommodate its growing portfolio of motion control components. Visitors to the new site can chose intuitive image based navigation from the home page, linking to selected product category pages which allow the user to drill down for complete individual product information with specifications as well as literature and other useful information downloads. The new website is linked with its sister website http://www.heasonmotionsolutions.com/ which covers Heason’s in-house motion systems integration, design and build...
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