Thomas Strigel

Thomas J. Strigel

General Manager - Tractor Division at Northern Tool & Equipment Company

Location:
2800 Southcross Drive West, Burnsville, Minnesota, United States
HQ Phone:
(952) 894-9510

General Information

Experience

Product Marketing Manager  - Rockwell Automation, Inc.

Product Manager  - Eaton Corporation

Affiliations

City Council Member  - City of Victoria

Recent News  

"Motion control is an inherently greener technology," says Tom Strigel, Kinetix Motion Control product marketing manager at Rockwell Automation (Milwaukee, Wisconsin).
"During braking, you're basically capturing the power and putting it back into the system to be consumed by other parts of the system, so it's not just wasted as heat," says Strigel. "In the motion control business, we've been paying attention to it on a different level for the past six or seven years and have been working with suppliers to move toward a RoHS-compliant state," says Strigel.

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"As plant operations seek to simplify maintenance and reduce costs, one option that's often considered is consolidating to fewer technologies," says Tom Strigel, product marketing manager, servo motors, Rockwell Automation (www.rockwellautomation.com)."Since electrical systems will inevitably be present in any facility, the focus tends to be on expanding their use and eliminating pneumatic and hydraulic technologies."He says electric motion control is becoming an alternative of choice because hydraulics are more prone to leaks and require managing fluids and filtration, along with space and enclosures for hydraulic reservoirs and pumps.

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