mpm Introduces Motion Control Engineering Manager

maxon precision motors, the leading supplier of high precision drives and systems, has announced that Biren Patel will lead its Electronics program.

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s an evolving program and initiative designed to showcase maxon's technical expertise and capabilities in the USA market for high precision motion control. Patel has been with maxon precision motors for 8 years as Applications Engineer servicing our customers with a high level of technical skills and the support needed to meet their requirements. In Patel's new role as Motion Control Engineering Manager, he will focus on building a technically oriented electronics sales team to service the ever-growing needs of our customers.

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ST Robotics Develops the Workspace Sentry for Collaborative Robotics

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The ST Robotics Workspace Sentry robot and area safety system are based on a small module that sends an infrared beam across the workspace. If the user puts his hand (or any other object) in the workspace, the robot stops using programmable emergency deceleration. Each module has three beams at different angles and the distance a beam reaches is adjustable. Two or more modules can be daisy chained to watch a wider area. "A robot that is tuned to stop on impact may not be safe. Robots where the trip torque can be set at low thresholds are too slow for any practical industrial application. The best system is where the work area has proximity detectors so the robot stops before impact and that is the approach ST Robotics has taken," states President and CEO of ST Robotics David Sands.