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Motion Control Resources

Motion Control Technical Feature Resources

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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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M2M and Big Data Combine To Improve Machine Performance

by Kristin Lewotsky, Contributing Editor

POSTED: 08/12/2015

Machine to machine communications with sensors and other components enhance operations.

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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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Learn How Precision Machining Can Affect Your Motion System Performance

by Kristin Lewotsky, Contributing Editor

POSTED: 06/11/2015

Factors like preload, rightsizing, and choosing the right fixity for your linear actuator will help you get the optimal performance.

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Don't Let This Happen to You: Avoid These Machine Design Mistakes

by Kristin Lewotsky, Contributing Editor

POSTED: 05/12/2015

Learn how to avoid problems with issues like motor sizing, technology choices, lubrication, and more.

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Industrial Protocols Make Safety Work

by Kristin Lewotsky, Contributing Editor

POSTED: 04/15/2015

Specialized safety protocols encapsulate status updates and communications to ensure the highest accuracy and reliability.

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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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Automate Showcases the Latest Motion Technology

by Kristin Lewotsky, Contributing Editor

POSTED: 03/05/2015

Four-day event features product demos, expert presentations, the right technology for your motion needs.

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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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Intelligent Components Simplify Maintenance

by Kristin Lewotsky, Contributing Editor

POSTED: 12/16/2014

Condition monitoring and auto tuning capabilities change maintenance from guesswork to a deterministic process.

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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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