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Motion Control Resources

Pocket-sized Delta Robots

POSTED: 03/19/2018

Today, various microassembly tasks present ever greater challenges to drive technology. Whereas the microcomponents and systems are continuously getting smaller, the development

Intelligent Robots for Research and Soccer

POSTED: 03/19/2018

The robot named DARwIn-OP (Dynamic Anthropomorphic Robot with Intelligence-Open Platform) is used mainly for research and education purposes. The user can easily program the robot according to his own wishes,

Air Cushion Systems for Comfortable Flights

POSTED: 03/19/2018

To achieve the highest possible level of comfort for air passengers, Lantal from Switzerland developed a pneumatic air cushion system. This system replaces the customary cushion foam with air-filled chambers. Powerful maxon

Wing-flapping Aircraft Hovers and Flies

POSTED: 03/19/2018

Life-sized hummingbird-like unmanned surveillance aircraft weighs two-thirds of an ounce, including batteries and video camera. The Nano Hummingbird (Figure 1) is a miniature aircraft developed under the Nano Air Vehicle (NAV) program funded through the

From soaring heights: Camera stabilization with maxon drives

POSTED: 02/12/2018

Mining companies, for example, survey mines from the air, oil and gas suppliers monitor their drilling rigs, and energy utilities monitor their overland lines. All these applications have one big challenge in common: In these often rough operating environments, the camera needs to be protected against wind, turbulence and the

Blog Post: Five Questions with Matt Trowbridge of Omron

by MOSO Marketing

POSTED: 10/31/2017

ALISO VIEJO, CA – Robotics, the convergence of semiconductor and automotive, and why finding and cultivating engineering talent may just be the biggest industry challenge of all. Editor’s Note: this story

Blog Post: Servo Motor vs Stepper Motor: Which is right for your application?

by Bill Lackey, Vice President of Sales Engineering

POSTED: 10/24/2017

ALISO VIEJO, CA - It is an engineering truism that there is no perfect solution, just the best solution for the problem at

Blog Post: Selecting the Right Linear Actuator

by Shawn Hakim, Sales Engineer

POSTED: 10/02/2017

ALISO VIEJO, CA - Building a successful linear motion system starts with choosing the appropriate actuator. Between the different sizes, technologies, and qualities, hundreds of options exist. The trick is to winnow down to the

Understanding Soft PLC Features and Requirements

by Daron Underwood, Vice President R&D, CTO

POSTED: 08/08/2017

Soft PLC is a software technology designed to turn an embedded computer into a fully functional and programmable logic controller, also known as a PLC. It combines PLCs’ discrete, PID and analog I/O control with high performing computer networking, data handling, and computational capabilities. As such, soft PLCs offer dependable

4 Critical Requirements for PC-Based Motion Control

by Dipesh Mukerji, Vice President Marketing & Strategy

POSTED: 08/07/2017

A number of trends and reliability concerns affect the controller choices engineers make in regards to PC-based motion control systems and machine control systems. The PC has become the common control device in manufacturing industries and processes, replacing the CNC and the PLC in many industrial applications. It contains software

Must-Know Facts about Industry 4.0

by Matt Edwards, Director of Professional Services

POSTED: 08/02/2017

Industry 4.0 is a much-hyped data exchange and automation trend in the manufacturing sector. It is defined by the presence of cloud computing, cyber-physical systems, and the Internet of Things. Through industry 4.0, computers and automation will integrate with robotics that are remotely connected to computer systems that are in

The Importance of Industrial Software Automation Testing

by Matt Edwards, Director of Professional Services

POSTED: 08/01/2017

Industrial software automation is used to monitor and control industrial processes from a longer distance. This means that engineers or system operators do not have to use the manual switches to start or end an operation process; industrial processes are started from the automated software. Software automation also eliminates the

Understanding the Core Features of EtherCAT Fieldbus

by Jerry Leitz, Director of Field Engineering

POSTED: 07/31/2017

EtherCAT applies Ethernet applications for automation that require short data cycle times with minimal communication delays and reduced hardware costs. The functional goal of EtherCAT is to not target to a single specific node but instead, transmit messages from one node(also known as slave), to the next in the topology.

Blog Post: Announcing the Launch of the New Motion Solutions Website

by MOSO Marketing

POSTED: 06/21/2017

ALISO VIEJO, CA - Motion Solutions is delighted to announce the launch of our new website, MotionSolutions.com. This is not a redesign–we rebuilt the entire site from top

What is Windows PC-based Automation?

by Daron Underwood, Vice President R&D, CTO

POSTED: 06/01/2017

Windows PC-based automation is a process that entails the use of software to manage real-time (RTOS) applications written in C#, C++, .NET, etc… that can perform such functions as motion control and machine vision in various industrial procedural environments. With the right PC software, you can not only enhance precision


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