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Motion Control Resources

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,

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

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

Intuitive Surgical honors Motion Solutions with Supplier Excellence Award

by Peter Hoffman, Vice President of Marketing

POSTED: 11/20/2018

Intuitive Surgical, maker of the da Vinci surgical robotic platform, has recognized Motion Solutions with a 2018 Supplier Excellence Award for Best Customer Service. The equipment produced by Intuitive Surgical enables surgeons to perform a variety of minimally-invasive

Frontenac acquires Motion Solutions

by MOSO Marketing

POSTED: 11/20/2018

CHICAGO, IL  – Frontenac, a Chicago-based private equity firm, today announced the acquisition of Motion Solutions, a leading provider of highly engineered linear motion, motion control and automation solutions for critical, high technology applications. Financial terms of the private transaction were not disclosed. Headquartered

Does Mechatronics really deliver better designs?

by Wally Logan, Vice President of Engineering

POSTED: 11/20/2018

Two things are always in short supply during machine development: time and money. Traditionally, design of motion-based machines has been a serial process. The mechanical engineers would design the frame and the motion elements. They would pass the mechanical design along to the electrical engineers, who

Blog Post: Motion Solutions Adds New Servo Motors and Drives

by MOSO Marketing

POSTED: 11/13/2018

  ALISO VIEJO, CA - AKM2G servo motors and AKD2G servo drives from Kollmorgen boost torque density, speed, and flexibility for a range of applications. OEMs find

Got a Tough Motion Control Project? Consider a Delta Tau Controller.

by Diana Fleenor, Automation Engineer

POSTED: 10/16/2018

Customers often turn to Motion Solutions to solve their most difficult positioning challenges. When our engineered solutions team and applications engineers need the ultimate in motion control performance, we turn to Omron Delta

Ask An Engineer: Should you consider a custom linear bearing?

by Casey Covey, Northern California Sales Manager

POSTED: 09/25/2018

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

All-in-One Real-Time Windows IPC Machine Controller

by Dipesh Mukerji, VP Marketing & Strategy

POSTED: 09/12/2018

Consolidate Robot & CNC Controllers with an All-in-One Real-Time Windows IPC for Machine Automation – Watch Video Now When it comes to machine automation, hardware costs and complexity add up fast. As your requirements expand, so does your ever-growing list of

Machine Automation Explained

by Jerry Leitz, Director of Field Engineering, Motion Control

POSTED: 09/12/2018

Generally, machine velocity and positioning systems are controlled using devices like linear actuators, hydraulic pumps or electric motors, such as a servo. However, motion control utilizes special technology systems comprised of electric actuators like ac/dc servo motors. A typical motion control system includes three

Understanding the Basics of PLCs

by Daron Underwood, CTO, Vice President R&D

POSTED: 09/12/2018

PLCs (Programmable Logic Controllers) are mainly used in industrial and commercial applications. Industries rely on a wide range of machines that are complex to operate. Every machine has parts that are operated by motors, pneumatics or hydraulic drive systems. Sensors are


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