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Motion Control Case Studies

Bodine PMDC Motor and Control System Mixes it up Globally

POSTED: 06/27/2019

Bodine Delivers System-Matched Performance A manufacturer of laboratory mixers contacted Bodine Electric to assist in the development of an enhanced mixer and speed control system. The new design required a through-bore motor

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

Welding guns: coupled controller motion

POSTED: 01/04/2018

Electrics instead of pneumatics: decentralized servo technology brings greater energy efficiency. Electrically-driven welding guns are supporting the automotive industry's move away from expensive, energy-intensive compressed air. Thanks to decentralized servo technology, Nimak GmbH has successfully designed welding guns as independent, compact units that can be connected flexibly to all commonly-used robot

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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