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Motion Control Resources

Technical Features

How Motion Control Advances are Boosting Machine Productivity

by Ray Chalmers, Contributing Editor

POSTED: 02/24/2017

Consumer applications are helping move industrial productivity forward.

Mobile HMIs Bring New Choice and Functionality to Motion Control

by Kristin Lewotsky, Contributing Editor

POSTED: 02/01/2017

With streamlined functionality and role-based displays, today’s mobile HMIs provide useful tools inside the plant as well as outside.

Making the choice between Brushed and Brushless DC servo motors

by Kristin Lewotsky, Contributing Editor Motion Control Online

POSTED: 12/16/2016

Trade-offs include cost, complexity, frequency of maintenance, and torque characteristics.

Understanding Motion Control Networks II: Safety

by Kristin Lewotsky, Contributing Editor

POSTED: 11/23/2016

Safety protocols for industrial networking ensure safe operations while streamlining integration.

What's New in Motion Control Applications?

by Kristin Lewotsky, Contributing Editor

POSTED: 10/20/2016

Improvements in auto-tuning drives, industrial networking, and software usability have enabled motion control to penetrate non-traditional niches and bring new...

Understanding Motion Control Networks

by Kristin Lewotsky, Contributing Editor

POSTED: 09/29/2016

From basic fieldbus to real-time industrial Ethernet, get an overview of the protocols available for motion control networks.

Converting Big Data into Actionable Intelligence

by Kristin Lewotsky, Contributing Editor

POSTED: 08/18/2016

Harvesting real business value from shop floor data requires a strategic plan...

New Trends in Motors

by Kristin Lewotsky, Contributing Editor

POSTED: 07/18/2016

From value-added engineering to custom windings to kit motors and disruptive technologies, today’s motor market gives OEMs and end-users more

Trends in Linear Actuators

by Kristin Lewotsky, Contributing Editor

POSTED: 06/17/2016

The big news in electromechanical actuators is not so much new technology as new and better ways of applying existing

Industrial Sensors and the IIoT

by Kristin Lewotsky, Contributing Editor

POSTED: 05/17/2016

The Industrial Internet of Things is poised to change the sensor market— but by how much?

The Latest Motor Efficiency Rule Hits June 1, 2016 – Now What?

by Kristin Lewotsky, Contributing Editor

POSTED: 04/18/2016

Learn about what the rulings mean and what motor technologies provide a competitive solution.

Part II: Making the Intelligent Factory Today

by Kristin Lewotsky, Contributing Editor

POSTED: 04/05/2016

What are the tools and techniques you can apply right now to begin reaping the benefits of the industrial IoT?

Making the Intelligent Factory Today

by Kristin Lewotsky, Contributing Editor

POSTED: 03/15/2016

What are the tools and techniques you can apply right now to begin reaping the benefits of the IoT?

What You Need to Know About Magnets to Specify the Right Motor

by Kristin Lewotsky, Contributing Editor

POSTED: 02/18/2016

Magnet properties affect motor performance, price, and lifetime.

PLCs, PACs, PCs, FPGAs: Decoding the differences

by Kristin Lewotsky, Contributing Editor

POSTED: 01/27/2016

Learn the basic differences among the primary types of control technologies for motion control systems.


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