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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

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

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 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

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

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


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