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Motion Control Resources

Motion Control Technical Feature Resources

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What's New in Motion Control Applications?

by Kristin Lewotsky, Contributing Editor

POSTED: 10/20/2016

Improvements in auto-tuning drives, industrial networking, and software usability have enabled motion control to penetrate non-traditional niches and bring new...

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Understanding Motion Control Networks

by Kristin Lewotsky, Contributing Editor

POSTED: 09/29/2016

From basic fieldbus to real-time industrial Ethernet, get an overview of the protocols available for motion control networks.

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Converting Big Data into Actionable Intelligence

by Kristin Lewotsky, Contributing Editor

POSTED: 08/18/2016

Harvesting real business value from shop floor data requires a strategic plan...

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New Trends in Motors

by Kristin Lewotsky, Contributing Editor

POSTED: 07/18/2016

From value-added engineering to custom windings to kit motors and disruptive technologies, today’s motor market gives OEMs and end-users more

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Trends in Linear Actuators

by Kristin Lewotsky, Contributing Editor

POSTED: 06/17/2016

The big news in electromechanical actuators is not so much new technology as new and better ways of applying existing

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Industrial Sensors and the IIoT

by Kristin Lewotsky, Contributing Editor

POSTED: 05/17/2016

The Industrial Internet of Things is poised to change the sensor market— but by how much?

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The Latest Motor Efficiency Rule Hits June 1, 2016 – Now What?

by Kristin Lewotsky, Contributing Editor

POSTED: 04/18/2016

Learn about what the rulings mean and what motor technologies provide a competitive solution.

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Part II: Making the Intelligent Factory Today

by Kristin Lewotsky, Contributing Editor

POSTED: 04/05/2016

What are the tools and techniques you can apply right now to begin reaping the benefits of the industrial IoT?

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Making the Intelligent Factory Today

by Kristin Lewotsky, Contributing Editor

POSTED: 03/15/2016

What are the tools and techniques you can apply right now to begin reaping the benefits of the IoT?

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What You Need to Know About Magnets to Specify the Right Motor

by Kristin Lewotsky, Contributing Editor

POSTED: 02/18/2016

Magnet properties affect motor performance, price, and lifetime.

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PLCs, PACs, PCs, FPGAs: Decoding the differences

by Kristin Lewotsky, Contributing Editor

POSTED: 01/27/2016

Learn the basic differences among the primary types of control technologies for motion control systems.

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Motion Trends to Watch in 2016

by Kristin Lewotsky, Contributing Editor

POSTED: 12/16/2015

Big data, the Industrial Internet of Things, and why the intelligence gathered from connectivity promise to revolutionize manufacturing.

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Checking in on the Rare-Earth Magnet Market

by Kristin Lewotsky, Contributing Editor

POSTED: 11/23/2015

From the record highs of 2011, prices in the rare earth market have dropped to record lows.

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Understanding Power Factor and Harmonics

by Kristin Lewotsky, Contributing Editor

POSTED: 10/14/2015

Harmonics introduced by servo drives and controllers can shrink power factor, increasing utility rates. Find out how to fix it.

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Making the Case for Total Cost of Operations (TCO)

by Kristin Lewotsky, Contributing Editor

POSTED: 09/17/2015

Convincing management focused on the bottom line to spend more for high functionality equipment requires the right messaging.


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