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Motion Control Resources

Motion Control Technical Feature Resources

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Smart Components For Smarter Production

by Ray Chalmers, Contributing Editor

POSTED: 01/23/2018

Manufacturing companies looking to burnish their competitive edge are challenging industrial automation suppliers like never before.

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What You Need to Know About the New Motor Efficiency Standards

by Kristin Lewotsky, Contributing Editor

POSTED: 06/29/2015

Permanent-magnet motors have increasing roles to play in continuous-duty applications.

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Servo Pumps Give Hydraulics End-Users An Edge

by Kristin Lewotsky, Contributing Editor

POSTED: 03/15/2015

Replacing fixed-speed pumps with servo precision reduces noise, increases responsiveness, and can cut energy costs by as much as 90%.

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Understanding the Mysteries of Inertia Mismatch

by Kristin Lewotsky, Contributing Editor

POSTED: 02/10/2015

Learn how inertia and coupling stiffness combine to create instabilities in servo axis operation and what you can do...

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Get the Most Out of Your Bearings

by Kristin Lewotsky, MCA Contributing Editor

POSTED: 09/10/2013

Bearings play an essential role in motion systems. Properly sized, installed, and lubricated, bearings will keep your system. . .

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Flexures Bring Motion Advantages

by Kristin Lewotsky, MCA Contributing Editor

POSTED: 07/10/2013

Flexure technology amplifies piezoelectric travel by as much as an order of magnitude while remaining robust, long-lived, and lubricant free.

Market Update: Rare Earth Magnet Prices and Motion Control

by Kristin Lewotsky, MCA Contributing Editor

POSTED: 04/10/2013

What you need to know about new sources of rare earth magnets and future prices before you design your next motion control project.

Troubleshooting Tips: Cabling Faults

by Kristin Lewotsky, MCA Contributing Editor

POSTED: 02/12/2013

Putting as much engineering care into cabling design and installation as into the rest of your motion system will help ensure reliable long-term operation.

Troubleshooting Tips: Lubrication

by Kristin Lewotsky, Contributing Editor

POSTED: 12/12/2012

The right lubricant will protect your motion control system from wear, dissipate heat, and give you the greatest possible lifetime.

Motion Control Puts the Auto In Automotive

by Kristin Lewotsky, Contributing Editor

POSTED: 06/30/2011

Motion control brings reliability and accuracy in automotive applications like instrument panel control and steering assist.

Goin’ Mobile

by Kristin Lewotsky, Contributing Editor

POSTED: 01/20/2010

Motion control provides big boost to the disabled.

Motion Control Takes Flight

by Kristin Lewotsky, Contributing Editor

POSTED: 09/30/2008

Motion control isn’t just down on the production floor

New Motion Control Industry Association Announced for this Multi-Billion Dollar Market

by Motion Control Association (MCA)

POSTED: 09/11/2006

The Motion Control Association (MCA) is a not-for-profit trade group dedicated to promoting the understanding and use of motion control


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