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Motion Control Resources

Blog Post: Find Out Why a Roller Screw Might Be Practical for You

by Bill Saunders, Vice President of Sales

POSTED: 01/23/2018

Today’s highly available precision roller screws are cost-effective enough to be effective solutions for even budget-conscious applications. ALISO VIEJO, CA – Planetary roller

Blog Post: When Is Outsourcing Engineering Right for You?

by Bill Saunders, Vice President of Sales

POSTED: 01/09/2018

ALISO VIEJO, CA - Five reasons to consider outside motion control expertise. The 2008 global downturn changed the economics of manufacturing. To stay in business, companies slashed budgets and

Blog Post: Top Five Mistakes in Choosing and Using Linear Guides

by Wally Logan, Vice President of Engineering

POSTED: 12/12/2017

Blog Post: Five Questions with Eric Klein of Schneider Electric

by MOSO Marketing

POSTED: 11/28/2017

New directions in life sciences, aiding the make-versus-buy decision, solving the energy challenge, and the critical pillar of digitization.   ALISO VIEJO, CA – Editor’s Note: this story

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

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

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

Key Components of a Soft PLC

by Matt Edwards, Director of Professional Services

POSTED: 05/31/2017

A Soft PLC is software that enables you to transform a conventional PC into an industrial programmable logic controller. By using the a Soft PLC, industrial automation engineers can efficiently manage and deploy robotics controller applications that execute such functions as motion control and machine vision efficiently and quickly, and

Major Benefits of Soft Motion Control

by Dipesh Mukerji, Vice President Marketing & Strategy

POSTED: 05/30/2017

Soft motion control is a PC-based motion control application recommended for engineers in the industrial automation, robotics and semiconductor industries. Software-based motion control eliminates the need for complicated cabling and configurations as well as elevated costs of installing and operating motion control hardware. KINGSTAR Soft Motion offers an ideal solution to

Major Features of Motion Control Software

by Jerry Leitz, Director of Field Engineering

POSTED: 05/26/2017

Motion control software is a PC-based application that is used by developers of motion control systems in various industries. With it, engineers are able to develop fully automated motion control applications for a wide range of industrial automation systems. Among the various motion control applications on the market, KINGSTAR Soft Motion

Everything You Need to Know about CANOpen over EtherCAT

by Terri Hawker, Vice President Product Management

POSTED: 05/25/2017

In common terms, CANOpen refers to a device and communication protocol for automation systems used in industrial processes. The protocols can support management of networks, monitoring of devices and communication between the systems or devices included in the network. This communication protocol and device can be integrated or leveraged with EtherCAT

Industry 4.0: Key Design Principles

by Daron Underwood, Vice President R&D, CTO

POSTED: 04/24/2017

Industry 4.0 refers to a trend or concept in the current manufacturing industry that focuses on automation of processes and data exchange. The initiative integrates the IoT, cyber-enhanced systems and cloud computing.


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