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Motion Control Case Studies

Centrifuge with Bluetooth Communications

POSTED: 06/06/2018

LK Industries specializes in petroleum testing equipment. Our controls are used with vehicular mounted oil testing centrifuges that separate water and sediment from oil. The centrifuge requires specific pre-heat & spin cycles…determined by the operator. Previously, the speed & heat level of the centrifuge could only be adjusted by the

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

Giving back mobility

POSTED: 03/15/2018

For a good idea, Siegfried and Peter Herrmann once took apart their beloved golf trolley to tinker with its parts. The result was a walker with electric drive. Their invention gives new mobility to rehabilitation patients and seniors. “Baden-Württemberg. Where ideas work.” That’s what it says on the cup with state

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


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