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Motion Control Resources

Motion Control Technical Feature Resources

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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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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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Understanding Backlash and Stiction

by Kristin Lewotsky, MCA Contributing Editor

POSTED: 01/13/2014

Motion systems operate in the real world and are subject to backlash and stiction. Learn the mitigation strategies available.

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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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Understanding Lubricants Part II - Avoiding the Pitfalls

by Kristin Lewotsky, MCA Contributing Editor

POSTED: 11/13/2013

Understand lubricants and learn to avoid pitfalls from adjusting your maintenance schedule to avoiding cross-contamination, these tips can help you

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Understanding Lubricants – Part I

by Kristin Lewotsky, MCA Contributing Editor

POSTED: 10/15/2013

Understanding lubricants teaches you ways to maximize performance and lifetime for your system, by choosing the right viscosity, thickeners, and


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