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Motion Control Case Studies

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

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

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

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


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