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Motion Control Case Studies

The Growing Role of Electromechanical Actuators in Automotive Manufacturing

POSTED: 11/26/2018

Maintaining a competitive edge in the global marketplace requires manufacturers to continually search for new processes and technologies that increase production quantity, quality, and flexibility. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the automotive industry where shorter time-to-market cycles and ongoing cost containment are critical to enhancing shareholder value in

Centrifuge with Bluetooth Communications

POSTED: 06/06/2018

LK Industries specializes in petroleum testing equipment. Our controls are used with vehicular mounted oil testing centrifuges that separate water and sediment from oil. The centrifuge requires specific pre-heat & spin cycles…determined by the operator. Previously, the speed & heat level of the centrifuge could only be adjusted by the

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

Distribution Center Conveyor

POSTED: 01/22/2018

A large distribution and fulfillment center needed motors to power a new conveyor belt system in several of its warehouses. The loading on the belts was variable from nearly no load to carrying parcels that weighted several hundred pounds. The belts run continuously for 24 hours a day and only

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

Fast & Easy implementation of "Bottling Machine"

POSTED: 12/13/2017

Elmo’s smart design tools, advanced motion control, perfectly tuned servo axes, and efficient EtherCAT networking allow rapid design of High speed, High precision, Labeling and Cupping  machines Elmo provides new leading industrial quality performance for

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

PLC, Motion Control, Drive as One Unit: A Complete Solution for PG Express

POSTED: 04/24/2015

450 Blisters per Minute Unparalleled innovations and passion to shape up the future of India is what best describes Kollmorgen. Not resting on its past laurels, Kollmorgen exhibits relentless performance, ensuring reliability and quality by way of products and solutions it offers. Bringing in latest technological innovations, Kollmorgen is participating

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


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