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Motion Control Resources

Motion Control Case Studies

Automated Conference Walls

POSTED: 06/06/2018

Advanced Equipment Corporation (AEC), a Southern California based manufacturer of operable walls, came to us with an application that involved the design of a motor drive to be used in a newly developed track system. The concept of the new system involved the automation of the wall placement process. The

Fast Settling Servo Drives Speed Wafer Testing

POSTED: 05/01/2018

Semiconductor fabrication requires a complex sequence of time-consuming steps using highly sophisticated and expensive equipment. The reason the microelectronics industry can deliver massive computing power at reasonable pricing is because of batch processing—the ability to fabricate hundreds of identical chips simultaneously on wafers the size of dinner plates. The economics

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

Slitting without edge deformation

POSTED: 01/10/2018

Narrow tapes require high torque stability / HERO relies on decentralized servo technology from AMK. HERO GmbH uses decentralized servo drive technology to slim down and tidy up their slitting and winding machines. Thanks to drive and control technology from AMK, the solutions of HERO GmbH in Sigmaringendorf, Germany, have done

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

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

Out of the control cabinet, into the winder

POSTED: 12/15/2017

Space is always an issue: Kocher+Beck relies on decentralized servo technology from AMK for its matrix transfer winders. First unwind, then rewind – and print, laminate, and die cut in between. The UR Precision U unwinding system of Kocher+Beck is designed to feed web material to printing and converting machines nonstop

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

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,

Minimally Invasive Brain Navigation With Platinum Maestro Motion Controller

POSTED: 06/01/2017

At Imperial College London, researchers are working continuously to improve neurosurgery, by making it less invasive than ever. The EU-funded EDEN2020 project aims to advance the treatment of brain disease and drug delivery by integrating several key technologies, a key component of which is the Robot-assisted catheter steering. Elmo Motion

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

Electromechanical Actuators in the Automotive Industry

POSTED: 01/31/2017

Linear actuation is a core technology for factory automation. Along with fluid power, (hydraulic and pneumatic), electromechanical actuators have become increasingly important in all common industries like packaging, food, energy, process control, construction, and the automotive industry. Manufacturing lines, using linear actuators, are an integral component of today’s industry. However,

Electric Actuators Enable Precise and Highly Dynamic Metering

POSTED: 01/31/2017

Accurate and repeatable dispensing of adhesives and sealants is critical to ensuring design integrity and performance of finished assemblies in industries such as automotive manufacturing, aerospace, renewable energy, electrical and electronics, and the production of white goods. Mixing and dosing of media directly at the application site significantly increases dosing


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