Siemens SIMOTICS S-1FS2 designed for clean condition applications.
US regulators seek answers from Tesla over lack of recall
NHTSA also asks for details on “Full Self-Driving” software being tested on public roads.
Canadian auto production hit hard by chip shortage
Supply chain issues disproportionately effecting Canada’s few assembly facilities.
GM promises to double revenue by 2030
Automaker pledged to unseat Tesla as U.S. electric vehicle market share leader.
Toyota banking on mobility technology for future growth
Auto maker’s subsidiary, Woven Planet, amassing self-driving and telemetry expertise.
Ford to invest in EV production in small town, USA
Automaker to build F-Series EV assembly and battery production plants in West Tennessee and Kentucky.
Linear Stepper Stages
H2W’s LSS-031-04-011-MEA features integrated linear encoder and advanced electronics package.
Motion Control Systems
OES’ multi-axis ADAGIO-X-STPR Series system designed to drive single and multi-axis stepper motor stages.
Ontario’s Mycionics looks to relieve mushroom trade’s labor crunch with fully automated harvesting robot.
Parts shortage will keep auto prices sky high
COVID-19 resurgence expected to keep vehicle parts in short supply as late as 2023, analysts say.
Integrated Spindle Drive Motor
JVL A/S ServoStep line addition features absolute multi-turn encoder.
The power of predictive maintenance
Predictive strategy cuts maintenance costs, reduces unplanned downtime and enhances worker safety.
GM extends recall to cover all Chevy Bolts
Battery problem with EV line highlights fire risk associated with lithium ion cells.
Siemens’ severe-duty SIMOTICS SD200 provides 75-800 hp output and cast-iron construction.
U.S. factory production rebounds at fastest pace in 4 months
Gain in factory output double that expected for July, but economists warn coming months may be hampered by supply chain issues.
Micro Bird acquires Quebec’s Ecotuned
Canadian firm’s EV drivetrain most efficient on the market, bus maker says.
Four-Axis Positioning Stage
H2W Four-Axis Gantry features high speed and 1.0 micron accuracy.
Molex adds 60A connector Woodhead ArcArrest product line.
US probing Autopilot problems on 765,000 Tesla vehicles
Cluster of collisions with parked emergency vehicles sparks NHTSA investigation.
Manufacturing sales rose in June, Stats Canada says
Increases seen in 13 of the 21 industries tracked led by automotive and energy.
Altair names Enlighten Award recipients for sustainable auto design
Auto industry prize honors achievements in vehicle lightweighting and sustainability.
Brushless DC Motors
Orbex flat motor line suited for space-limited applications requiring high torque density.
Teknic servo motor lines rated for cold weather down to -40°C.
Maxon IDX servo gearmotor + drive combines brushless EC-i motor EPOS4 positioning controller.
Richard Branson reaches space in Virgin Galactic rocket ship
Billionaire beats Bezos to space to promote astro-tourism venture.
Pitch and Roll Stages
OES dual-axis stages precisely measures curvature and angles.
Canada speeds up phase in of electric vehicles
By 2035, transport ministry says all new light-duty vehicles sold in Canada will be electric.
Why we still don’t have self driving cars on the roads in 2021
Tech- and safety-related issues frustrate realization of fully autonomous vehicles.
GM, Ford outdo each other with EV investments
Automotive competitors to spend billions on EV development in coming decade despite low sales currently.
Metric Linear Voice Coil
Moticont LVCM-022-013-01M miniature DC servo offers continuous force of 4.0N.
Slow charging times threaten EV sales, analysts say
Lack of charging stations and tech limitations continue to stymie EV market.
The Commuter EV
ElectraMeccanica’s entry-level, three-wheeled SOLO looks to ride wave of enthusiasm for zero emission vehicles.