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Motion Control Resources

Mobile and Portable Automation Demands Light, Efficient, and Cool Operation

by Performance Motion Devices

POSTED: 08/31/2020

In this entry to PMD's solving motion control problems series we will focus on mobile and battery operated applications where three particular requirements become especially important: the weight, the efficiency, and the amount of heat generated by the motor and associated controls. Mobile robotics covers a broad range of applications, including

New Control Technique Combines Servo Performance With Step Motor Cost

by Chuck Lewin, Founder and CEO, Performance Motion Devices, Inc.

POSTED: 06/29/2020

When it comes to step motors, a new drive technique called stepper servo is making everything old new again and winning back machine designers who may have relegated step motors to the category of low cost but low performance. What makes this technique powerful is that it can use a generic

How Fix Servo Motor Noise

by Performance Motion Devices

POSTED: 03/20/2020

Everyone working in motion control has a war story; be it the machine that stopped working mysteriously or the motor that wouldn't stop vibrating. This deep dive around servo motor noise is part of a series that focuses on motion control problems you may run into and provides some ammunition

New Low Cost Torque Control ICs Provide Field Oriented Control

by Performance Motion Devices

POSTED: 12/31/2019

The MC73112, MC73112N, MC71112, and MC71112N from PMD are newly released ICs that provide torque control of 3-phase Brushless DC and DC Brush motors with advanced features such as FOC (Field Oriented Control), shunt regulation, PWM (Pulse Width Modulation) signal generation with shoot-through protection, overcurrent & overtemperature protection, braking, and

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

Motion Control Technology Trends for Medical and Laboratory Applications

by Chuck Lewin, Founder and CEO, Performance Motion Devices, Inc.

POSTED: 11/04/2019

Introduction In this article we will look at four important trends in motion control technology for applications involving medical and laboratory equipment. These applications include automated devices used during surgery, for patient treatment, for patient imaging, and the wide variety of machines that operate in the laboratory such as blood analyzers,

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?

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

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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