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Motion Control Case Studies

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

Labeling Conveyor

POSTED: 11/29/2018

CVC Technologies is a multi-national designer & manufacturer of industrial labeling equipment with an engineering facility based in Southern California. CVC presented us with a project involving the design of a custom DC motor drive with a specific goal in mind: to provide their service team and customers with a

Automation solution for modular packaging machines

POSTED: 01/05/2018

Because processes in packaging manufacturing are often modular, it is logical that today's packaging manufacturing plants also have a modular design. As a result, planning times are reduced, the machines can be built faster, and the modification of existing plants is simplified. Lohmann&Rauscher has been a major player in medical and

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

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

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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