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Motion Control Case Studies

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

Rack and Pinion System Cuts Servo Requirements for Gantry in Half

POSTED: 11/03/2016

When a manufacturer of large aircraft fuselage panels needed to build larger versions, SYN-APS Corp., Ontario, Calif.,

Quanta Storage Case Study

POSTED: 10/03/2016

Background Quanta Storage, a subsidiary of Quanta Computer, is one of the major suppliers of storage products to leading computer manufacturers around the world. Relentlessly focused on innovation, Quanta aimed to evolve its products into the cloud and beyond, and also revolutionize its manufacturing processes for greater efficiency and control. Quanta

Machine Automation Best Practices for Surface Mount Technology (SMT)

POSTED: 09/28/2016

How KINGSTAR Transformed Motion Control At 4 Leading SMT Corporations Summary Around the world, KINGSTAR products including the IntervalZero real-time operating system (RTOS) are used in dozens of different models of surface mount technology machines (SMT), which are produced by many different customers with  prestigious brands. This success story shares best

Chime Ball Tech - Performance & Agility Through Decentralized Software Motion Control

POSTED: 09/25/2016

How Chime Ball Technology (CBT) Replaced Traditional Motion Control for Greater Performance and Value The Organization: A Leader in Automatic Exposing Machine and Circuit Board Production Chime Ball Technology Co., Ltd. (CBT) produces CCD automatic alignment exposing machines for PCB printed circuit boards, and FPC soft printed circuit boards built for

EtherCAT-Enabled Panel PC Raises Production Speed by 40% with Simplified System Architecture

POSTED: 08/08/2016

Overview NEXCOM's EtherCAT-enabled panel PCs have taken the place of programmable logic controllers (PLCs) and human-machine interface (HMI) to boost the production speed by 40% for a manufacturer of corrugated metal sheets and rolling forming lines. By empowering roll forming lines to hit a line speed of 70 meters per minute (m/min), NEXCOM APPC

Utilizing RTX RTOS Platform to Revolutionize Digital Audio Workstations

POSTED: 10/30/2015

The Market & Customer Profile HMerging Technologies builds state-of-the-art digital audio and video recording and mixing equipment for professional applications that require precise and synchronized playback for a wide array of uses including theater; live events; TV and radio broadcasts; feature film production and post-production; outside broadcast vans; museums; kiosks

Hurco & IntervalZero RTX: Partners in Windows-Based Embedded Real-Time Control for More Than a Decade

POSTED: 10/30/2015

The background and challenges: Hurco is a US-based global industrial automation company that designs and produces interactive computer controls fitted to its machine systems for the metal cutting and forming industries. In 1984, Hurco pioneered and patented the use

Precision Machinery Research and Development Center (PMC) Builds Range of Industrial Robots with IntervalZero’s RTOS Platform and KingStar IO

POSTED: 10/13/2015

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

Formosa Plastics Wins with Open Intel® Architecture and Scalable Roadmap

POSTED: 06/11/2015

Introduction As commerce becomes increasingly global, manufacturers face evermore competitive pressures and threats. Every penny of extra cost must be cut and every ounce of efficiency must be extracted from a plant in order to remain competitive. To that end, one of NEXCOM’s customers examined its smartly tuned network of 300+

Distributed Servo Technology Bends Panels into Better Shape

POSTED: 06/10/2015

Salvagnini simplifies the design of its machines using drive solutions from Kollmorgen Making a departure from traditional drive architectures in its new P2lean generation of machines, Salvagnini the world's leading manufacturer of panel

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

Kuka and Kollmorgen Co-engineer Optimised Motors for Compact Robots

POSTED: 04/27/2015

Even higher power density Kuka's compact robots in the KR Agilus series are precise, agile and fast. As agile systems these five-axis and six-axis handling units feature short cycle times and high repeatability, particularly for pick-and-place tasks. Synchronous

Galil DMC - 4020 Moves Unique Instrument for Leaf Analysis

POSTED: 04/24/2015

Motion Controller will Help the Process of Producing more Drought-Tolerant Plants (ROCKLIN, Calif.) -- Custom Lab Software Systems Inc., a developer of precision instrumentation, used a Galil DMC-4020 to build the Micron Level 3-D Confocal Profiling and Thickness Measurement System. This is an instrument for optical measurement requested by Dr. Dan

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


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