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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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Cut Energy Costs Using Motion Control

by Kristin Lewotsky, Contributing Editor

POSTED: 07/15/2015

Developing an energy-efficient servo system can save you as much as 30% on your operating costs.

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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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Industrial Internet of Things: Sifting Reality From Hype

by Kristin Lewotsky, Contributing Editor

POSTED: 01/15/2015

Broad industrial connectivity holds potential of enormous value, but only if enterprises do it right.

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Tomorrow's Integration Today

by Kristin Lewotsky, MCA Contributing Editor

POSTED: 11/17/2014

Integration has become more comprehensive, combining input from components across the machine to allow motion systems to adapt to changing

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Understanding Optical Encoders (Part II of II)

by Kristin Lewotsky, MCA Contributing Editor

POSTED: 10/13/2014

Review the various types of optical encoders. Particularly magnetic, inductive, and capacitive encoders.

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Take Your Application to the Next Level With Motion Control

by Kristin Lewotsky, MCA Contributing Editor

POSTED: 06/16/2014

Learn how the latest closed-loop motion control technologies increase productivity; reduce cost and lower maintenance costs in a wide variety

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Multi-Axis Drives Simplify Machine Design

by Kristin Lewotsy, MCA Contributing Editor

POSTED: 05/15/2014

For many applications, multi-axes drives can cut costs, increase performance, and shrink machine footprints while simplifying network topology.

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New Trends In Soft Motion

by Kristin Lewotsky, MCA Contributing Editor

POSTED: 04/23/2014

Todays alternative control solutions range from multicore computer processors to embedded microcontrollers to FPGAs.

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Condition Monitoring Improves Encoder Reliability

by Kristin Lewotsky, MCA Contributing Editor

POSTED: 05/14/2013

Encoders with health monitoring capabilities can reduce downtime, speed maintenance, and improve overall performance.

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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