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Applications Spotlight Articles

 

Understanding Lubricants - Part 1 Tutorial: The Basics of Stepper Motors - Part I
Economical, easy to integrate, and capable of delivering high torque at low speeds, stepper motors provide a good solution for a range of applications.
Understanding Lubricants Part II - Avoiding the Pitfalls Understanding Lubricants Part II - Avoiding the Pitfalls
To maximize performance and lifetime for your system, choose the right viscosity, thickeners, and additives.
Understanding Lubricants – Part I Understanding Lubricants – Part I
To maximize performance and lifetime for your system, choose the right viscosity, thickeners, and additives.
Understanding the Distinctions Among Torque Ripple, Cogging Torque, and Detent Understanding the Distinctions Among Torque Ripple, Cogging Torque, and Detent
Detent torque benefits stepper motor applications while cogging torque can trouble servo motor systems.
Getting the Most from Belt and Rack-and-Pinion Driven Actuators Getting the Most from Belt and Rack-and-Pinion Driven Actuators
Economical and robust, the technologies can deliver surprising speed and accuracy over long travel.
Brushed DC Motors, Part II Tutorial: Brushed DC Motors (Part II)
A brushed DC motor requires understanding issues like speed/torque curves, back EMF, cogging, and winding design.
Tutorial: Brushed DC Motors

Tutorial: Brushed DC Motors (Part I)
Simple and rugged, brushed DC motors deliver high torque at low speeds, making them a good fit for servo motor applications.

Linear Actuators Combine Performance and Economy Linear Actuators Provide Performance and Economy
Solutions like ballscrews, belts, and rack drives can provide surprisingly high accuracy and speed over tens and even hundreds of meters.
Direct Drive Motors Deliver High Torque
Coupling the motor directly to the load increases positioning accuracy, simplifies controls, reduces noise, speeds throughput, and cuts noise.
Electrohydraulic Actuators Help Manufacturers Save Big
Replacing fixed-speed motors with servo motors in hydraulic pumps can deliver enhanced performance with ROIs as short as one year.
Troubleshooting Tips: Diagnosing and Mitigating Noise Spikes Interior Permanent Magnet Motors Power Traction Motor Applications
Robust, magnets sparing designs provide quasi-constant power over a broad speed range.
Troubleshooting Tips: Diagnosing and Mitigating Noise Spikes Choose the Best Ethernet Cable for the Application
Sophisticated shielding and ruggedized connectors yield industrial Ethernet cables able to survive the factory environment.
Troubleshooting Tips: Diagnosing and Mitigating Noise Spikes Troubleshooting Tips: Diagnosing and Mitigating Noise Spikes
Our panel of experts shares tips on discovering the source of noise spikes and ways to eliminate them.
Troubleshooting Tips: Isolating Intermittent Faults Troubleshooting Tips: Isolating Intermittent Faults
Determining the cause of an intermittent fault requires a disciplined approach. 

Motion Technology Powers Planetary Exploration
Motion designers leveraged innovative technology and the careful design and testing to power Curiosity, the latest Mars rover.
Moving Entertainment Moving Entertainment
By using innovative control schemes and robust components, integrators can develop flexible, powerful motion systems for a range of entertainment applications
Motion Enhances Machine Tool Performance Motion Enhances Machine Tool Performance
Producing high-quality, tightly toleranced parts require well-controlled 3-D motion.
Modular Design Offers the Recipe for Food Packaging Modular Design Offers the Recipe for Food Packaging
By combining a modular design approach with motion control, food-packaging machine builders can offer flexibility in the design phase and operation phase.
Semiconductor Test Positions for Success Semiconductor Test Positions for Success
Accurate feedback, nonlinear control algorithms, and sophisticated materials focused imagers and position probes for semiconductor test applications.
Drives Power Container CranesDrives Power Container Cranes Drives Power Container Cranes
Motion control removes sway and skew to improve efficiency and stability in container loading and storage.
Motion Control Puts the Auto in Automotive Motion Control Puts the Auto in Automotive
Motion control brings reliability and accuracy in automotive applications like instrument panel control and steering assist.
Moving Materials Moving Materials
Servo motor control increases throughput and accuracy in materials handling applications.
Metal Matters Metal Matters
Sophisticated motion profiles increase accuracy and throughput in metal processing machines.
Motion Brings Science to Life Motion Brings Science to Life
Motion control brings accuracy and consistency to life sciences applications.
Glass in Motion Glass in Motion
Motion control brings precision, reliability, and repeatability to glass manufacturing.
Conversion Factors Conversion Factors
Sophisticated controls and dynamic camming increase speed and availability in converting machines.
Material Benefits Material Benefits
Motion control brings synchronization, fast changeover, and reliability to textile manufacturing.
Servo Motors Give Robots Human Face Servo Motors Give Robots Human Face
They appear in everything from amusement park rides to motion pictures - animatronic characters that substitute electromechanical systems for muscle and sinew.
Goin' Mobile Goin' Mobile
The average able-bodied individual walks from 3000-4000 steps per day. For many people with disabilities, that mobility is precisely what they’ve lost. Around the globe, engineers are using motion control to help bring their mobility back.

Archived Applications Spotlight Articles

 

Troubleshooting Tips: Isolating Intermittent Faults Troubleshooting Tips: Isolating Intermittent Faults
Determining the cause of an intermittent fault requires a disciplined approach. 

Motion Technology Powers Planetary Exploration
Motion designers leveraged innovative technology and the careful design and testing to power Curiosity, the latest Mars rover.
Moving Entertainment Moving Entertainment
By using innovative control schemes and robust components, integrators can develop flexible, powerful motion systems for a range of entertainment applications
Motion Enhances Machine Tool Performance Motion Enhances Machine Tool Performance
Producing high-quality, tightly toleranced parts require well-controlled 3-D motion.
Modular Design Offers the Recipe for Food Packaging Modular Design Offers the Recipe for Food Packaging
By combining a modular design approach with motion control, food-packaging machine builders can offer flexibility in the design phase and operation phase.
Semiconductor Test Positions for Success Semiconductor Test Positions for Success
Accurate feedback, nonlinear control algorithms, and sophisticated materials focused imagers and position probes for semiconductor test applications.
Drives Power Container CranesDrives Power Container Cranes Drives Power Container Cranes
Motion control removes sway and skew to improve efficiency and stability in container loading and storage.
Motion Control Puts the Auto in Automotive Motion Control Puts the Auto in Automotive
Motion control brings reliability and accuracy in automotive applications like instrument panel control and steering assist.
Moving Materials Moving Materials
Servo motor control increases throughput and accuracy in materials handling applications.
Metal Matters Metal Matters
Sophisticated motion profiles increase accuracy and throughput in metal processing machines.
Motion Brings Science to Life Motion Brings Science to Life
Motion control brings accuracy and consistency to life sciences applications.
Glass in Motion Glass in Motion
Motion control brings precision, reliability, and repeatability to glass manufacturing.
Conversion Factors Conversion Factors
Sophisticated controls and dynamic camming increase speed and availability in converting machines.
Material Benefits Material Benefits
Motion control brings synchronization, fast changeover, and reliability to textile manufacturing.
Servo Motors Give Robots Human Face Servo Motors Give Robots Human Face
They appear in everything from amusement park rides to motion pictures - animatronic characters that substitute electromechanical systems for muscle and sinew.
Goin' Mobile Goin' Mobile
The average able-bodied individual walks from 3000-4000 steps per day. For many people with disabilities, that mobility is precisely what they’ve lost. Around the globe, engineers are using motion control to help bring their mobility back.

Archived Applications Spotlight Articles


 
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