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Motion Control Resources

Measure While You Press — Force Feedback in Linear Actuators

POSTED: 04/20/2020

Introduction Successful automation processes that use linear actuators may benefit from incorporating force feedback into the control loop. In fact, most motion specialists are familiar with the concept of electrical feedback or pressure feedback from forces applied in electrical or hydraulic systems. Monitoring force feedback can improve process control, help maintain consistent

Benefits of Electric Linear Actuators Over Hydraulic Systems

POSTED: 04/20/2020

Contrary to common opinion electric actuators actually have a lower total cost than hydraulic cylinders. Although the upfront costs of an electric linear actuator can be more than a hydraulic system, the additional benefits described below tip the balance in favor of electric linear actuators. CONTROL Electric linear actuators equipped with a

Rotary Encoders Join the Industrial Internet of Things

by Jeff Smoot

POSTED: 02/26/2020

While it may be that Benjamin Franklin is widely attributed to making the phrase “time is money” popular, I do not believe that I am stretching the truth by stating that this phrase also rings painfully true for anyone associated with machine design, industrial automation, or robotics. Machine down time

Webinar: Traceability & UDI Compliance in Medical Equipment Manufacturing

by Peter Hoffman, Vice President of Marketing

POSTED: 12/03/2019

Editor’s Note: Motion Solutions is proud to announce the launch of the Motion Solutions’ webinar series. In this periodic series of free educational webcasts, engineers from Motion Solutions and our partners will discuss topics of interest to OEMs, ranging

Ask an Engineer: Linear guide options for cleanroom applications

by Alex Polo, Sales Engineer and linear motion specialist

POSTED: 10/04/2019

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 more than

Motion Solutions produces high-tech undulators for linear accelerator upgrade

by Wally Logan, VP of Engineering

POSTED: 08/21/2019

Answering the big science questions of our time around molecular reactions, biological dynamics, and materials properties at an atomic scale takes powerful tools. When the Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS) was first commissioned in 2009, this

Advantages of Rodless Electromechanical Actuators

by MOSO Marketing

POSTED: 08/21/2019

Many industrial applications call for linear actuators. That’s a simple fact. What’s not so simple is deciding what type of actuator is best for an application.  A machine designer has to weigh all the variables. What needs to be moved?

NexCOBOT Leverages Intel® 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

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

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


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