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Motion Control Resources

Motion Control Case Studies

Height adjustment in the transport robots

POSTED: 11/05/2020

The Berlin-based company InSystems Automation GmbH uses electric linear actuators from LINAK for the height adjustment mechanism in their proANT vehicles. In addition to safety, reliability plays an important role. They are extremely hard-working, fast and reliable, and they move through production and manufacturing as if by magic. Not only is

Actuators serve surprising purposes

POSTED: 11/05/2020

A linear actuator from LINAK can be used almost anywhere that requires linear movement. Actuators have many uses, particularly in industries where some of them serve a rather different purpose. On this page, we have highlighted some of the applications where an actuator has been used as a smart solution

Automation is key to safety in the future of grain handling

POSTED: 11/05/2020

With safety being a major concern in grain facilities, automation is becoming a top priority for both new and existing facilities. At Amber Waves Inc., a grain facility manufacturer in Richardton, North Dakota, owners view automation as a way to expand their product offering and reach new customers. One of

Fewer heavy lifts in the construction industry

POSTED: 11/05/2020

Together with LINAK®, the Danish company Smartlift has developed electric and battery-driven lifts that can lift objects such as panes of glass weighing up to 600 kg. This is a tremendous boost to ergonomics for the people usually lifting these panes by hand. Working in the construction industry has

Optimal weeding with an electrically powered robot

POSTED: 11/05/2020

A new large-scale vegetable weeding robot from Naïo Technologies helps farmers save time weeding. The mobile robot ‘Dino’ is lighter and more efficient than a tractor and also far more energy- and environmentally-friendly. Thus, Dino is designed to alleviate farmers’ manual workload and allow optimal weeding without compacting the

Automated micro factory

POSTED: 07/15/2020

Mobile picking robot

POSTED: 07/15/2020

softMC software-based motion controller for KUKA AGV KUKA KMP600 is a mobile robot delivering mobile racks to workstations for item picking in automated warehouse and logistics centers around the world. In a joint development with Servotronix Motion Control, a custom Linux-Kernel based motion control hardware and software were developed

Autonomous order fulfillment robot

POSTED: 07/15/2020

Autonomous robots outperform any other collaborative robot solution used in logistics fulfillment. For example, they can operate faster in human-free work spaces and thus reach higher throughput than collaborative solutions at a lower operating cost. Also, by operating in a ‘sterile’ environment, there’s no need to go through

Lift AGV Robot

POSTED: 07/15/2020

On-demand fulfillment centers are reshaping the supply chain and retail sector.  A U.S.-Israeli robotics startup, builds automated micro-fulfillment centers for retail customers, reducing costs and speed deliveries of online orders. A recently published

MCM – Motion Control Module

POSTED: 07/15/2020

The MCM is a brushless digital servo drive supporting CANopen®. Originally designed for a specific application in the medical industry. This product complies with the medical EMI standard IEC 60601-1-Rev 3. Servotronix has developed a custom all-in-one brushless DC motion control module for GE’s NM (Nuclear Medicine), CT (Computed Topography), PET (Positron Emission

High positioning accuracy Highlights Digital Signage System

POSTED: 06/25/2020

ScreenFLITE® – this is the name of Simtec’s new, spectacular digital signage system, which went into operation in Terminal 3 at Rome-Fiumicino International Airport “Leonardo da Vinci” in summer 2018. With high dynamics and positioning accuracy, low-backlash planetary gearboxes and servo actuators from WITTENSTEIN alpha move twelve giant LED panels

Groundbreaking technologies in heavy-duty applications

POSTED: 05/28/2020

Our smart drive for bolting systems  A newly developed encoderless synchronous motor and high performance electronics with a wide-range input and smart software from WITTENSTEIN cyber motor give alki TECHNIK GmbH’s electric torque multipliers not just plenty of drive power but also intelligent data acquisition in line with Industry 4.0

Servo components deliver precision positioning for beam and plate processing machines

POSTED: 05/28/2020

Among other things, Dutch company Voortman manufactures machines for beam and plate processing. For customers, it’s important that their products comply with the specified tolerances precisely. To guarantee this, Voortman’s designers must develop robust and highly reliable systems. It’s vital, for example, that workpieces can be positioned precisely in the

Gear changes with no torque interruption for hybrid vehicles

POSTED: 05/28/2020

Oerlikon Graziano and it's controlled UK company Vocis Ltd. have developed the high performance gearbox especially for hybrid vehicles, which compensates the torque interruption that occurs when changing gear with an automated manual transmission (AMT) system. A powerful and highly dynamic electric motor from WITTENSTEIN delivers the required torque during


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