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Motion Control Case Studies

Automated micro factory

POSTED: 07/15/2020

Mobile picking robot

POSTED: 07/15/2020

softMC software-based motion controller for KUKA AGV KUKA KMP600 is a mobile robot delivering mobile racks to workstations for item picking in automated warehouse and logistics centers around the world. In a joint development with Servotronix Motion Control, a custom Linux-Kernel based motion control hardware and software were developed

Autonomous order fulfillment robot

POSTED: 07/15/2020

Autonomous robots outperform any other collaborative robot solution used in logistics fulfillment. For example, they can operate faster in human-free work spaces and thus reach higher throughput than collaborative solutions at a lower operating cost. Also, by operating in a ‘sterile’ environment, there’s no need to go through

Lift AGV Robot

POSTED: 07/15/2020

On-demand fulfillment centers are reshaping the supply chain and retail sector.  A U.S.-Israeli robotics startup, builds automated micro-fulfillment centers for retail customers, reducing costs and speed deliveries of online orders. A recently published

MCM – Motion Control Module

POSTED: 07/15/2020

The MCM is a brushless digital servo drive supporting CANopen®. Originally designed for a specific application in the medical industry. This product complies with the medical EMI standard IEC 60601-1-Rev 3. Servotronix has developed a custom all-in-one brushless DC motion control module for GE’s NM (Nuclear Medicine), CT (Computed Topography), PET (Positron Emission

High positioning accuracy Highlights Digital Signage System

POSTED: 06/25/2020

ScreenFLITE® – this is the name of Simtec’s new, spectacular digital signage system, which went into operation in Terminal 3 at Rome-Fiumicino International Airport “Leonardo da Vinci” in summer 2018. With high dynamics and positioning accuracy, low-backlash planetary gearboxes and servo actuators from WITTENSTEIN alpha move twelve giant LED panels

Groundbreaking technologies in heavy-duty applications

POSTED: 05/28/2020

Our smart drive for bolting systems  A newly developed encoderless synchronous motor and high performance electronics with a wide-range input and smart software from WITTENSTEIN cyber motor give alki TECHNIK GmbH’s electric torque multipliers not just plenty of drive power but also intelligent data acquisition in line with Industry 4.0

Servo components deliver precision positioning for beam and plate processing machines

POSTED: 05/28/2020

Among other things, Dutch company Voortman manufactures machines for beam and plate processing. For customers, it’s important that their products comply with the specified tolerances precisely. To guarantee this, Voortman’s designers must develop robust and highly reliable systems. It’s vital, for example, that workpieces can be positioned precisely in the

Gear changes with no torque interruption for hybrid vehicles

POSTED: 05/28/2020

Oerlikon Graziano and it's controlled UK company Vocis Ltd. have developed the high performance gearbox especially for hybrid vehicles, which compensates the torque interruption that occurs when changing gear with an automated manual transmission (AMT) system. A powerful and highly dynamic electric motor from WITTENSTEIN delivers the required torque during

Nimak uses servo drive system to revolutionize the design of welding guns

POSTED: 05/28/2020

The compact design of our innovative motor/gearbox unit – in combination with high torque density, rigidity and dynamics – inspired NIMAK to design a completely new welding gun system: thanks to the galaxy®GUN, the productivity of welding processes is significantly improved. And that’s not all: force generation is rapid and

Servo Drive System enables ultra-precise movement of swivel arms in injection molding machines

POSTED: 05/28/2020

German automation specialist HEKUMA was looking for a servo drive system for a swivel arm that operates two side-by-side injection molding machines with high dynamics. Maximum torque density and excellent positioning accuracy were the decisive selection criteria. The firm’s design engineers favored our Galaxie® D Drive System. Thanks to its

Advancing Driverless Transport Systems

POSTED: 05/28/2020

DS AUTOMOTION, with its automated guided vehicle systems (AGV), supports the new drive system (TAS) from WITTENSTEIN. Automated guided vehicle systems (AGV) are used by companies to move goods and materials from A to B. They appear to be able to find their own way and avoid obstacles and can

Packaging and Cartoning Performance Improved with Servo Actuators

POSTED: 05/28/2020

SIG Combibloc is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of aseptic carton packaging as well as filling machines for beverages and food. The company supplies complete systems including both the preprinted packaging materials and the corresponding machines for filling beverages and liquid foods into aseptic packs. The very first time a

Ultra-Precision Motion Control – Key Considerations for Supplier Selection

POSTED: 03/12/2020

As the demand for more and more exacting motion control increases across numerous industry sectors, it is vital that before investing, customers are informed enough to make sure that they select the right solution for their specific application. The motion control sector is characterized by an array of vendors in many

Grinder for Recycling Plastics for 3D Printers

POSTED: 11/18/2019

American Control Electronics (ACE) is a premier supplier of mission-specific motor controls. Many times, that mission can be accomplished with adaptations of standard ACE products. Filabot is an ACE OEM customer that manufactures plastic filament extruders used for 3D printing. This application uses a

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