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Open and Modular Robotics with NexROBA Solution

POSTED: 06/21/2019

NexCOBOT’s NexROBA is an open and modular solution, based on standard EtherCAT communication. Since every set of industrial robots is a system, NexROBA offers the flexibility to provide modules in a robotic system, such as robot controllers, EtherCAT I/O, and teach pendant, depending on customer’s needs. The software of this

NexCOBOT Leverages IntelĀ® Vision Accelerator Design Products to Deliver Robotics with AI for Industry 4.0

POSTED: 06/19/2019

Solution Brief: Advancing industrial optimization and automation via the integration of machine vision and AI Executive Summary: Robots play a major role in making manufacturing processes more efficient and less labor intensive. They can help control costs and improve quality, as well as increase productivity. The complexity of robotic system design, however, creates

Audio Interview on AI and Robots in Industrial Applications

POSTED: 06/13/2019

Executive Vice President of OpenSystems Media, Rich Nass, is also responsible for Embedded Computing Design, and recently spoke with NexCOBOT's Director of Global Partner Alliance & Business Development, Kai Wang, on how industrial robots are expanding from automotive assembly to just about any industrial application you can think of. In

Get 2X faster development with Performance Motion Devices

POSTED: 05/29/2019

For many OEMs, there’s no business case for do-it-yourself motion systems For OEMs like you, hitting your product introduction date is crucial. In fact, metrics have repeatedly shown that the length of time spent developing a product has a greater impact on its success than its costs. Some of the best

Tips for Improving Gantry Performance

by Dean Crumlish and Bill Lackey

POSTED: 05/21/2019

Editor’s Note: This blog post is part of a series of occasional articles featuring guest authors from among our partners. Gantries play an important role in a variety of applications such as DNA analysis, pick-and-place assembly, industrial materials handling, and many

Analyst Agree: Medical Equipment Market Poised for Growth

by Scott Depenbrok, President

POSTED: 04/19/2019

Driven by changing population demographics worldwide, the medical equipment market is on the rise. Several different analysts predict increasing sales, with estimated compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) ranging from 4.5% to 6.3%. Those numbers aren’t huge but they are

Understanding Your Options in Corrosion Resistance

by Alex Polo, Sales Engineer

POSTED: 03/05/2019

Editor’s note: In this ongoing video series, members of the Motion Solutions engineering staff share insights on technologies and problem-solving. The Motion Solutions Engineered Solutions team works daily to design complex electromechanical assemblies across a variety of industries. With

Why our commitment to ISO 13485 runs deep

by Vincent Cipolla, Quality/Regulatory Manager

POSTED: 02/14/2019

For medical device manufacturers seeking access to new markets, conformity with regulatory requirements is critical. They invest enormous amounts of money to develop and manufacture innovative and disruptive devices that can improve patient outcomes and save lives. They need

Part-Speed Position Synchronized Output

POSTED: 02/07/2019

Part-Speed Position Synchronized Output (PSO) is a new tracking mode for Aerotech’s PSO advanced controller feature. Part-Speed PSO commands high-speed, low latency output pulses based on the commanded vector velocity. Extending PSO Capabilities Aerotech’s PSO controller feature has long been used by industrial and research users alike to command their process tool

New Data Collection Tool for Complex Positioning Systems at Beamlines

POSTED: 02/07/2019

Maximizing measurement throughput is paramount in scientific and industrial applications alike, which is certainly the case with beamline and synchrotron facilities. Beamline and synchrotron facilities allot time to users with the understanding that users will collect all of their data in a given period. A hindrance to this was the

Five Questions with Aaron Dietrick of Tolomatic

by MOSO Marketing

POSTED: 01/22/2019

Editor’s Note: this story is part of an ongoing series of blog entries in which Motion Solutions partners discuss opportunities and challenges facing the automation industry. Q: What are key emerging technologies

New Vertex web portal features budget-friendly precision positioners

by MOSO Marketing

POSTED: 01/17/2019

Motion Solutions is proud to announce the launch of the web portal for its Vertex brand of motion products. Accessible from the Motion Solutions homepage, the new portal provides technical details about our full line of proprietary positioning products. Visit the pages

Happy Holidays from Our Family to Yours

by Scott Depenbrok, President

POSTED: 12/20/2018

The entire Motion Solutions team joins together in offering season’s greetings to our customers, partners and friends. 2018 has been a good year for us, and we have you to thank. We

New Amplifier Designs Improve In-Position Stability

POSTED: 12/18/2018

A new drive rack, the XR3, was recently released to work with Aerotech’s industry-leading A3200 software-based machine controller. The XR3 includes completely redesigned amplifiers: the XSP3, a pulse-width modulated (PWM) amplifier, and the XSL3, a linear amplifier. Figure 1. Aerotech XR3 3U, 19” Drive

Keep Your Step Motor Position with A Closed Loop Motion Control System

by Performance Motion Devices, Inc.

POSTED: 12/12/2018

Step motors are a common solution for controlling the position of moving components, but in some cases can be inadequate since the motor position is not necessarily known. Even though step motors are inexpensive when compared to brushless motors, in many critical applications, care has to be taken to ensure


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