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What is the difference between full-stepping, the half-stepping, and the micro-drive?

POSTED: 09/05/2019

In addition to the motor body, the performance of the stepper motor is greatly affected by the driving method.  What exactly is a driving method? Here is the explanation for you: There are three basic drive modes for stepper motor drives: full-step, half-step, and micro-step. FULL-STEP DRIVE During the full-step drive, the stepper

Move Hundereds of Pounds Easily with a Simple Push or Pull

POSTED: 06/25/2018

This customer manufactures slides and guides for drawers in a wide variety of applications, including industrial storage, offices, medical equipment, and residential kitchens and bathrooms. Many of these applications require mechanisms that keep the drawer closed when pushed in, or provide a natural push on the drawer if someone begins

The Paradox of Smart Manufacturing

POSTED: 06/22/2018

Smart drives and control platforms provide a way for companies to improve manufacturing while lowering price, enabling them to deliver more for less. Under SPS Italy 2018 topic of “The challenges of automation: efficiency and flexibility”, which will be held on the second day, Wednesday 23th May. Consumers today want more, more

High-Reliability Drone Systems Deliver Blood to Rural Patients Fast

POSTED: 04/12/2018

Postpartum hemorrhaging is a major cause of maternal mortality in the developing world. The condition requires immediate medical treatment and transfusion with appropriate blood products. Accessing

The Perfect Motion For Any Robot

POSTED: 10/15/2017

A 7-Joint Arm Robot Performing 'T'ai Chi Ch'uan' Elmo’s Ultimate Multi-Axis and servo solution incorporated in the design and development of the first Chinese Collaborative Robot by Siasun,

5 RTOS Performance Compared on EtherCAT Master – IntervalZero’s RTX/RTX64 Stands Out

POSTED: 03/15/2017

The KINGSTAR Soft Motion platform supports multiple industry-leading EtherCAT Masters to guarantee that devices from different manufacturers can work together seamlessly. The centralized controller architecture provided by an EtherCAT Master ensures all of the benefits of EtherCAT technology, like real-time operations, short cycle times, and maximum performance for minimal expense. One

What to Consider When Choosing a Rotary Encoder

POSTED: 05/06/2015

Controlled servo drives are used in many areas of automation technology, converting, printing, handling and robotics including production machines and machine tools. The selection of a rotary encoder or encoder technology for use within the system is dependent on the accuracy requirements of the application whether it is position and/or

Precision Machinery Research & Development Center (PMC) Builds Industrial Robots with KingStar Soft Motion Platform

POSTED: 10/30/2014

Background and Challenges Precision Machinery Research and Development Center (PMC) is a Taiwan-based company created in 1993 by the government and the Association of Machinery Industry (TAMI). PMC has teams of engineers from all fields related to machinery, including mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, control engineering, and information technologies. PMC conducts

Siemens Drives, Motors Breathe New Life into Aging Extrusion Lines

POSTED: 04/16/2010

Production boost of 20% reported by Amgraph on food packages “We gave them a pretty intense schedule. What’s remarkable about this project is that it was done on-time. We have some machines that came in before we did this project and they’re still not up and

Thinking Outside the Box…Literally

POSTED: 02/18/2010

By combining careful engineering and high-functionality motion control components from Siemens, R.A. Jones produced a high-speed, high-flexibility cartoner that had the customer coming back for seconds. There is a saying in retail that the package sells the product. While this might not be true across the board, for OEM machine builder

Coast Composites Achieves Higher Accuracies on Invar Tooling for Aerospace Structures

POSTED: 02/18/2010

Coast Composites Inc., part of the UK-based Hampson Industries Plc, is a major supplier of Invar tooling, as

Transfer Lanes à la Carte

POSTED: 01/26/2009

With Siemens Solutions for Powertrain, two highly efficient powertrain lines can be operated at Renault The Renault plant at Cléon, France, produces engines and gearboxes of excellent quality and performance. The newly developed

Streamlining Machine Controls Automation in the Disposable Products Industry

POSTED: 07/02/2008

Seamless integration of Siemens drives, automation and controls products enabled faster startups and improved system productivity with Curt G. Joa, Inc. production machines in the non-woven’s industry. In the market of baby diapers and personal hygiene products competition runs high. Major players in this market know that the slightest changes

A Masterpiece in Motion: Chrysler Gets In Sync with Siemens

POSTED: 08/28/2006

You would expect fender benders in Chrysler’s test facilities, but not in the paint prep shop at the manufacturer’s minivan assembly plant in St. Louis. Transport chains and heavy mechanical carriers move about 1,000 chassis of the popular vehicle every day through a series of hot phosphate treatment stations,


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