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Motion Control Resources

Motion Control Technical Feature Resources

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VFDs: The Next Best Thing to Motion Control

by Kristin Lewotsky, Contributing Editor

POSTED: 12/17/2019

For applications with budget constraints, VFDs can provide surprisingly good performance at an affordable price.

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How to Specify Gearboxes for Motion Control Systems

by Kristin Lewotsky, Contributing Editor

POSTED: 11/21/2019

This article discusses how to properly specify a gearbox. For a tutorial on gearbox types and when to use them,

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AVGs and AMRs Bring New Levels of Efficiency to Logistics

by Kristin Lewotsky, Contributing Editor

POSTED: 10/29/2019

Intelligent components and sophisticated controls lead to high-functioning automated vehicles that are dramatically improving logistics and manufacturing.

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How to Select the Right Encoder for Your Motion Axis

by Kristin Lewotsky, Contributing Editor

POSTED: 09/23/2019

Feedback plays an essential role in motion control. Servomotors and, increasingly, stepper motors leverage encoder feedback for precise control.

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Building the Case for Object-Oriented Programming (OOP)

by Ray Chalmers, Contributing Editor

POSTED: 09/18/2019

While not a panacea, the right applications yield impressive rewards.

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Retrofits, Upgrades, and New Builds: Path to Success

by Kristin Lewotsky, Contributing Editor

POSTED: 08/28/2019

The retrofit process can be challenging but it doesn’t have to be. By following best practices, asset owners can upgrade

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Tech Assists to Building a Better-Engaged Workforce

by Ray Chalmers, Contributing Editor

POSTED: 06/27/2019

It seems workforce has been a concern for much of manufacturing’s history.

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Where Motion Control Meets Sustainability

by Ray Chalmers, Contributing Editor

POSTED: 05/28/2019

Higher efficiencies, tighter standards are helping manufacturing get greener

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Digital Twins Deliver Better Machines Across Product Lifecycle

by KristinLewotsky,, Contributing Editor

POSTED: 04/26/2019

A dynamic virtual representation of a piece of equipment - the digital twin streamlines design, speeds commissioning, improves operations, and

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Advancing Artificial Intelligence in Motion Control

by Ray Chalmers, Contributing Editor

POSTED: 03/20/2019

However you might define it, companies are discussing and adopting artificial intelligence (AI) applications in ever-growing numbers, and the pace

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New Controls Options Streamline Coordinated Motion

by Kristin Lewotsky, Contributing Editor

POSTED: 02/28/2019

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

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Zone Safety Technology and Creating a Safety Culture

by Ray Chalmers, Contributing Editor

POSTED: 01/28/2019

Functional safety technology and expertise evolving to make safety compliance easier

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Motion Control Trends to Watch in 2019

by Kristin Lewotsky, Contributing Editor

POSTED: 12/19/2018

Digitalization, the shift toward open, and why next year may actually be next year

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Smart Conveyors Move Ahead

by Kristin Lewotsky, Contributing Editor

POSTED: 11/28/2018

Adding motion control produces conveyor systems with improved flexibility, functionality, and performance.

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The Biggest Trend in Controls is Choice

by Kristin Lewotsky, Contributing Editor

POSTED: 10/04/2018

PLCs manage motion control, motion controllers handle machine logic, drives work with distributed control—except when they don’t.


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