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Motion Control Resources

Industrial Automation Software: A Powerful Alternative to Hardware-Based Motion Control

by Jerry Leitz, Director of Field Engineering, Motion Control

POSTED: 06/07/2018

Traditional hardware-based motion control is an expensive and time-consuming affair. With loads of accessories, connection cables, and applications to support the devices in use, the process becomes costly and cumbersome. Industrial automation software offers a powerful alternative. With customizable options, the software approach to motion control provides the user with

How Soft Motion Control Reduces Cost & Time to Market for Industrial Automation

by Dipesh Mukerji, VP Marketing & Strategy

POSTED: 06/07/2018

Hardware motion control is quite costly and is proprietary in nature due to all the DSP boards and wiring that is required for controlling servo motors and drives. Not to mention what it takes to maintain the hardware itself. What if you could conduct superior precision motion control performance from

Components of a Real-Time Machine Vision System

by Jerry Leitz, Director of Field Engineering, Motion Control

POSTED: 06/07/2018

Machine vision processes consist of algorithms that review images and extract information, make required decisions, and run necessary inspections in real-time. Communication among machine vision systems is executed by a discrete I/O signal or data passed over a serial connection to a device that logs or uses information. The main

Better Industrial Control & Monitoring Through Real-Time Machine Vision

by Jerry Leitz, Director of Field Engineering, Motion Control

POSTED: 06/07/2018

Advancements in real-time machine vision software allow you to conduct real-time image capture and processing for all your industrial automation needs. Integration of machine vision technology ensures improved productivity and efficiency in manufacturing facilities through reduction in turn-around-times. Here are ways in which real-time machine vision software improves industrial automation

Best Practices When Buying PLC Software

by Dipesh Mukerji, VP Marketing & Strategy

POSTED: 06/07/2018

Industrial automation software processes have reduced cost, enhanced control and made it faster to get to the market. To enjoy these and other benefits, you must purchase the best PLC software in the market. By looking at the features of a PLC, you can tell whether it will offer value

Advances In Motion Controller Software That Will Transform Your Industrial Automation Operations into a PLC

by Matt Edwards, Director of Professional Services

POSTED: 06/07/2018

5 Key Benefits of a Real-Time Motion Control Architecture

by Daron Underwood, CTO, Vice President R&D

POSTED: 06/05/2018

When developing and setting up real-time motion control systems its best to plan an architecture and infrastructure the not only prepares you for today but also for tomorrow. Your real-time architecture therefore has to be flexible and malleable to external and internal changes. Here

3 Primary Benefits of Software Motion Control

by Jerry Leitz, Director of Field Engineering, Motion Control

POSTED: 04/09/2018

Software motion control is defined as PC-based motion control that utilizes the modern x86 CPU to reduce hardware requirements. This means that software motion control is not tied down to the hardware ASIC limitations and does not require complicated cabling. The KINGSTAR Platform is based on the innovative open standard network

Humanoid Robotic Hand Moves

POSTED: 03/23/2018

The human hand is undoubtedly one of the most universal and complex tools of nature. Researchers have been studying the characteristics and special features of this evolutionary design for years. Now the findings of this research are being

Robot performance moves NASA. Cape Canaveral tour guide will have same motors as the Mars Rover

POSTED: 03/23/2018

A versatile robot actor, created in the UK, has beaten off international competition to become the public face of NASA’s world-famous Kennedy Space Center. First developed in 2006 by Cornish company Engineered Arts,

Model making: A dwarf-sized Caterpillar.

POSTED: 03/23/2018

maxon drives also play an important role in model making – for example, many locomotives run their rounds powered by maxon motors. But even crazier things can be found in the world

Robotic Exoskeleton: For more quality of life

POSTED: 03/23/2018

Worldwide, an estimated 185 million people use a wheelchair daily. A company based in Auck-land (New Zealand) has developed innovative robotic technology that helps people with mobility impairment get back

Firefighting humanoid robot

POSTED: 03/23/2018

With funding from the U.S. Navy Research Laboratory, Virginia Tech’s RoMeLa laboratory is designing and building their Shipboard Autonomous Fire Fighting Robot, or SAFFiR.   Agility, speed, strength, balance are all qualities needed to

Human-Like Bipedal Walking Robot

POSTED: 03/23/2018

In the world of robotics engineering there are two primary ways to view how a robot walks. Either the robot has to be quasi-statically stable at every moment of movement, or it can walk


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