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Motion Control Resources

Motion Control Case Studies

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

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

Orderly throughput at the rack

POSTED: 03/14/2017

A new pallet flow rack gives feed supplier Miavit high throughput with absolute product safety. And since the flow levels have only half the usual slope, the company also saves a lot of money. Cloppenburg district, in the middle of the flat Lower Saxony countryside. There are farms every 500 meters

New push for intralogistics

POSTED: 03/01/2017

Bito Lagertechnik chose drive engineering from ebm-papst for its new pallet flow rack – successfully breaking new ground. In intralogistics, there is a wide range of solutions to satisfy the different requirements for warehouse systems. If several pallets of a product need to be stored neatly and unmixed in a limited

Dynamic internal rotor for sophisticated applications

POSTED: 02/23/2017

Efficient 750 W ECI drive based on customer requirements In modern drive engineering, use is made of electronic control loops to attain maximum performance and reliability. But even the best control system is powerless without an effective actuator. This is where robust, electronically commutated internal rotor motors (ECI) come into their

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


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