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Motion Control Resources

Motion Control Technical Feature Resources

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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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Understanding Optical Encoders (Part I of II)

by Kristin Lewotsky, MCA Contributing Editor

POSTED: 09/15/2014

Optical or magnetic? Inductive or eddy current? Incremental or absolute? Learn what encoder to choose for your application.

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New Motion Options Boost Productivity and Savings

by Kristin Lewotsky, MCA Contributing Editor

POSTED: 08/14/2014

New motor, control, drive and network technologies can increase productivity and reduce energy consumption

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Motion Sees the Benefits of Vision

by Kristin Lewotsky, MCA Contributing Editor

POSTED: 07/21/2014

Vision-guided motion and motion-guided vision increasingly find applications in science and industry.

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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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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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