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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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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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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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Tutorial: The Basics of Stepper Motors - Part II

by Kristin Lewotsky, MCA Contributing Editor

POSTED: 03/13/2014

Economical, easy to integrate, and capable of delivering high torque at low speeds, provide a good solution for a range

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Tutorial: The Basics of Stepper Motors - Part I

by Kristin Lewotsky, MCA Contributing Editor

POSTED: 02/12/2014

Economical, easy to integrate, and capable of delivering high torque at low speeds, stepper motors provide a good solution for

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Risk Management Cuts Machine Costs

by Kristin Lewotsky, MCA Contributing Editor

POSTED: 12/11/2013

The benefits of safety go beyond worker health. When properly designed, safety can decrease downtime and increase operating speed and

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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.

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.

Servo Motors Give Robots Human Face

by Kristin Lewotsky, Contributing Editor

POSTED: 03/23/2010

They appear in everything from amusement park rides to motion pictures

Goin’ Mobile

by Kristin Lewotsky, Contributing Editor

POSTED: 01/20/2010

Motion control provides big boost to the disabled.

Vision and Motion: Better Together, Part II

by Kristin Lewotsky, Contributing Editor

POSTED: 06/17/2009

Systems combining motion and vision can be grouped into four classes

Bringing Robotics and Motion Control Together

by Kristin Lewotsky, Contributing Editor

POSTED: 05/07/2009

Controlling axes is only half the battle

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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