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Motion Control Resources

Motion Control Case Studies

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

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

NEXCOM's Control Panel PC Solution Converts Legacy PLC and HMI to Build IoT-Enabled Machines

POSTED: 10/31/2017

Overview NEXCOM's Control Panel PC Solution facilitates control and adaptability of tube cutting machines to handle stainless steel tubes improving speed, quality, and productivity for the manufacturer. Consisting of NEXCOM's Control Panel PC APPC 1533T, CODESYS Control SoftMotion CNC RTE and TargetVisu software, and EtherCAT support, NEXCOM's all-in-one PC-based solution for control and HMI accomplishes a

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,

PC-Based Controller Integrates Billing System for Car Wash in Dubai

POSTED: 07/27/2017

Overview NEXCOM's PC-based controller NIFE 200 represents an integral solution to guide three different washing lines in an automated car wash system, taking care of the billing system and water usage simultaneously. By employing the NIFE 200 controller, the client can provide a more customized service, increase the washing capacity, eradicate human errors, and better

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

NEXCOM’s APPC 1533T Controller Attains Stability to Boost Packing Outcome

POSTED: 04/17/2017

Overview NEXCOM’s Control Panel Computer APPC 1533T superseded programmable logic controllers (PLCs) in a flow packing machine, grasping control to achieve machine stability while maximizing production for a cookie manufacturer. By simplifying the previous system, NEXCOM’s APPC 1533T Controller allows the client to attain a harmoniously synchronized high-speed process to increase reliability,

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

Rack and Pinion System Cuts Servo Requirements for Gantry in Half

POSTED: 11/23/2016

When a manufacturer of large aircraft fuselage panels needed to build larger versions, SYN-APS Corp., Ontario, Calif., recommended a five-axis gantry-style machine that would move around a vertically mounted and stationary part. This configuration was opposite of the manufacturer’s arrangement.

Nexen Roller Pinion System Increases Efficiency of Pinnacle Industrial Automation Machine

POSTED: 11/03/2016

Pinnacle Industrial Automation, located in Ontario, Canada, builds plasma-cutting machinery tailored to each of its steel industry customers. When it began designing and developing the Whistler HP, a plasma-cutting table, Pinnacle engineers knew it would need reliable components


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