The motion control market is large and diverse. There are many factors driving the growth in this market, and some sectors are affected more than others.
Big data is poised to create a revolution in productivity for the industrial sector. Interest in analyzing machine-to-machine, line-to-line, and plant-to-plant data has exploded in recent years due to the potential benefits of high-level production insight. How can you start gaining actionable information from big data?
Choosing the right motor is critical for the efficiency and productivity of your motion control applications. It can be difficult to choose between servo and stepper motors as there are so many considerations: cost, torque, efficiency, speed, circuitry and more.
Motion control applications are some of the most demanding applications in the industrial sector. Accurate and efficient data transfer is critical for a properly functioning motion control system. Recently, newer protocols, such as Ethernet POWERLINK, have been able to resolve data transfer challenges in motion control applications.
In motion control packaging applications, slip rings play a vital, if somewhat underappreciated, role. Part of nearly every packaging process, they are crucial to overall performance.
The industrial sector is much different today than it was a decade ago. Current market forces have created a widespread need for operational innovation and motion control is working to facilitate empowering automation technologies designed to offer manufacturers a sharper competitive edge.