Changes of the drive technology 2010 in the machinery industry - fine-tuning intensifying

(PresseBox) ( Bochum, Deutschland, )
Bochum, 10th May 2010. Fine-tuning the drive technology at the machines has been intensifying this year, however, the fine-tuning’s emphases remain unchanged the same as last year.

Fine-tuning the drive technology concentrates on 3 emphases.

27% of the change-willing machine-builders intend to change from classical to integrated safety engineering at the drives this year. Classical safety engineering requires separate additional components while integrated safety engineering provides electronics that is integrated into the drive.

14% of the change-willing machine-builders want to substitute frequency converter by servo drives this year. Quest TechnoMarketing called the reasons for such a change in a survey in 2009. Some topics are: energy saving, higher accuracy, standardisation of the drive technology at the machine.

As the third emphasis 13% of the change-willing machine-builders pursue the change from non-integrated to integrated drives. Integrated drives combine converter and motor in one device or permit the converter’s installation near the motor outside of the control cabinet.

These three emphases cover 54% of all intended changes in the drive technology this year. In the previous year this value was noticeably higher at 71%. From this it follows that machine-builders are pursuing a broader spectrum of specific improvements of the drive technology this year. Implementations of torque motors or linear actuators belong likewise to this spectrum.

Altogether 43% of the machine-builders intend changes at the drive technology of the machines this year. This is a noticeable increase in relation to the previous year as this value was still at 30%.

These current trends publish the Quest Trend Magazine Online in German and English language on

So the Quest Trend Magazine makes the machine-builders’ decisions easier. Now the machine-builders can compare their intended changes with the trends in their own sector confirming or adjusting their intentions.

The suppliers of automation technology are learning beyond their constituency, which changes in control technologies the machinery industry as a whole is aiming for this year. This enables the suppliers to meet the demand trends in time and purposefully.

The trends from the users’ point of view are based on market surveys of Quest TechnoMarketing, Bochum, London, with the title “What the machine-builders want to change in the automation technology 2010”. This survey was carried out in January/February and covered scarcely 250 representative machine-builders. Highlight, table of contents and budget of the study are on

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