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Motion Control Resources

Technical Features

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Smart Components For Smarter Production

by Ray Chalmers, Contributing Editor

POSTED: 01/23/2018

Manufacturing companies looking to burnish their competitive edge are challenging industrial automation suppliers like never before.

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Understanding Coordinated Motion

by Kristin Lewotsky, Contributing Editor

POSTED: 12/21/2017

Coordinated motion control involves compensating for error along multiple axes simultaneously.

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Software-Based Motion Delivers Performance, Flexibility

by Kristin Lewotsky, Contributing Editor

POSTED: 11/30/2017

Propelled by smart drives, industrial Ethernet, and blisteringly fast processors, software-based motion control can tackle tough problems...

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How to Size a Motor

by Kristin Lewotsky, Contributing Editor

POSTED: 10/31/2017

Key criteria include inertia, speed, acceleration, torque, and duty cycle.

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Today’s Encoders Monitor Machine Health

by Kristin Lewotsky, Contributing Editor

POSTED: 09/27/2017

Onboard sensors, built-in functionality, and increased usability mark these essential feedback components.

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Magnets Still Miraculous

by Ray Chalmers, Contributing Editor

POSTED: 08/23/2017

Assemblies and emerging applications continue to fascinate.

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Integrated Motors: Define, Design, Apply

by Ray Chalmers, Contributing Editor

POSTED: 07/27/2017

Integrated and gear motors the infrastructure of the automation boom

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Updating Drives in Automation Projects

by Ray Chalmers, Contributing Editor

POSTED: 06/23/2017

Vital components deserve more consideration.

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Frameless Motors Give OEMs More Design Option

by Kristin Lewotsky, Contributing Editor

POSTED: 05/30/2017

Available as separate rotors and stators that can be integrated directly into a machine, frameless motors offer increased torque and

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Integration Boosts Safety Performance

by Kristin Lewotsky, Contributing Editor

POSTED: 04/20/2017

Combining motion and safety at the communications level, the software level, and the hardware level improves performance and simplifies implementation.

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The Gateway, The Conduit, The Control – Perspectives on the Human-Machine Interface

by Ray Chalmers, Contributing Editor

POSTED: 03/30/2017

Costs, technologies, and people all play a role.

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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.

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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.


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