SPS Drives brings servo actuators and sushi

Aerospace, medical and automotive engineers will be able to speak with experts from high precision gearing manufacturer Harmonic Drive AG to improve the accuracy and efficiency of their applications at this year's SPS IPC Drives show in Nuremberg. Harmonic Drive AG will be launching its FHA-C Mini Servo Actuators with Absolute MZE encoder at stand 119 in hall four, from November 28-30, 2017.

The exhibition brings together suppliers of electric automation technologies from all over the world to discuss the future of automation and new innovative products. Visitors will have the chance to eat sushi while talking to Harmonic Drive AG engineers about its range of servo actuators and learn how its multi-turn absolute motor feedback system can increase productivity.


Designed to offer high transmission reliability, even in environments with high electromagnetic interference (EMI), the FHA-C Mini Servo Actuator has a specially developed output bearing, which uses preloaded precision and high tilting capacity.

With a multi-turn absolute encoder mounted directly on to the motor shaft, the actuator can provide accurate signals for positioning directly at the load. This is ideal for design engineers working in the medical and automation sector, where creating accurate and reliable devices is imperative.

"Automation provides a number of opportunities for businesses to improve the efficiency of their processes," explained Graham Mackrell, managing director of Harmonic Drive UK. "Harmonic Drive FHA Mini Servo Actuators have been created so that they can be combined with the YukonDrive® Servo Controller. When connected, the actuator can be tailored for use in demanding dynamic applications.

"In addition to being customisable, the actuators feature a multi-turn absolute motor feedback system that acquires the absolute position directly at the load, with maximum accuracy over more than 600 revolutions. The productivity of the servo actuator is increased because unproductive referencing is no longer required, allowing it to deliver smooth and quiet running characteristics."

The SPS IPC Drives show brought together 63,291 people at last year's event, with over 500 exhibitors coming from countries outside of Germany.

Visitors interested in finding out more about the range of gears and actuators from Harmonic Drive AG can visit the team on stand 119 in hall four from November 28-30. Here, a chef will be also at the stand for the three-day event preparing fresh sushi for visitors.

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