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Motion Control Resources

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

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

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

Choosing the Best Machine Vision Technique for Robot Guidance

by Matt Edwards, Director of Professional Services

POSTED: 09/12/2018

The use of machine vision for robot guidance offers new industrial operations possibilities, but also creates complex safety design challenges. This is because it is applied to machinery that operates with

5 Things You Need to Know About Motion Control Systems

by Alex Hung, Vice President, Sales APAC

POSTED: 09/12/2018

Motion control is an engineering technology that is highly utilized in the industrial sector. A motion control system is any system that entails the use of moving parts in a coordinated way. Most

What’s a PLC (Programmable Logic Controller)?

by Fabrice Boisset, General Manager, Europe, Middle East, Africa Region

POSTED: 09/12/2018

A PLC (programmable logic controller) is a digital computer used for industrial automation to automate different electro-mechanical processes. It was introduced to eliminate issues such as high power consumption that arose from the use of relays to control manufacturing processes. It

Motion Solutions Employees Give Back to Community

by Debbie Newman, HR Manager

POSTED: 09/11/2018

Our mission statement says it all: to make the world a better place. That doesn’t just apply to empowering our customers to make life-saving and life-changing products. We also strive to make the world a better place through

Perspectives on Traceability

by MOSO Marketing

POSTED: 08/28/2018

Editor’s note: With the recent acquisition of Microscan Systems by our partner Omron, we sat down with company CEO Scott Summerville. Microscan specializes in traceability solutions for broad range of industries, including manufacturing, logistics, and services. Given the increasing importance of source

EtherCAT draws ahead in the industrial ethernet competition

by Bill Lackey, Vice President of Automation

POSTED: 08/07/2018

A decade ago, communications in machines took place on a point-to-point basis. If you were building a multi-axis system, you would have to wire 15 wires per axis from the drive to the controller. If an axis

Five Questions with Jason Lazar of Nabtesco

by MOSO Marketing

POSTED: 07/24/2018

Flexibility, coalescing markets, and why millennials might just constitute engineering’s greatest generation. 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


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