Stepper motors are the engines of choice for belt control or mult-axis machine control - or would be if controlling was simpler. A new type of controller might make it possible to get rid of more expensive motors and facilitate regulation.
Industrial automation systems can be quite versatile - take them out of the factory and beside a rail track and even Britain’s or Germany’s infamous trains might run like an oiled automation line. In order to prove this hypothesis, a transportation company and an automation expert join forces.
Osram’s new electronic control gear (ECG) DBD 300/110-240 DIM has been designed for the 30W to 300W performance range. A pulsed operation enables control of VUV-emitting Xeradex excimer lamps, the output of which can be continuously regulated from 10% to 100%. This is supposed to facilitate integration and adaption of Osram’s Xeradex lamps in production systems, where the are used for the surface treatment of semiconductor materials or in display or solar cell production.