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Motion Control Resources

Soft Motion Control for Machine Automation

by Daron Underwood, Vice President R&D, CTO

POSTED: 03/07/2017

Traditional hardware-based motion control comes with countless challenges: it’s expensive, inefficient, cumbersome, and not well suited to the pace of today’s business and technology. Software-based motion control, or simply soft motion control, solves these challenges and more. Soft motion control is ideal for any business environment. It provides a platform

Direct Motion Applications Using Real-Time Software-Based Machine Vision

by Jerry Leitz, Director of Field Engineering

POSTED: 02/02/2017

As industries like robotics and manufacturing become increasingly complex, developers require more sophisticated solutions to meet their requirements. Software-based motion control and machine vision have arisen to address these needs. Real-time soft motion and machine vision allow organizations to deliver high quality outputs while reducing the cost of production. Vision-directed motion

Blog Post: Motion Solutions Names Scott Depenbrok to the Position of President

by MOSO Marketing

POSTED: 01/24/2017

ALISO VIEJO, CA – Motion Solutions, a distributor of world-class automation products and custom engineering solutions, is pleased to announce that the Board of Directors

Benefits of Using Motion Control Software

by Jerry Leitz, Director of Field Engineering

POSTED: 01/18/2017

Traditional motion control requires extensive hardware and software installations. This can be an expensive undertaking to acquire all the required appliances. Soft motion software provides a solution to this predicament. Designed to run on a PC, soft motion reduces the cost of running and controlling motion by 25–50%. As a plug-and-play

How to Reduce Your Motion Control Costs in 2017

by Jerry Leitz, Director of Field Engineering

POSTED: 01/09/2017

For most businesses, new year’s resolutions remain pretty consistent from year to year: Optimize costs without sacrificing performance. Get to market faster. Beat the competition. These goals stay the same because they’re not easy to achieve. Doing more with less can be critical to your success, but the “how” is

RTOS 101: Semaphores and Queues

by Terri Hawker, Vice President Product Management

POSTED: 12/13/2016

The use of a Real-Time Operating System (RTOS) is increasingly common in embedded software designs. An RTOS makes it easy to divide your code into smaller blocks, tasks, which execute seemingly in parallel and independent of each other, as described in the first article in the RTOS 101 series. IntervalZero’s RTOS

R.M. Hoffman Joins the Motion Solutions Family

by MOSO Marketing

POSTED: 09/15/2016

The R.M. Hoffman Company Joins Motion Solutions Family ALISO VIEJO, CA– Motion Solutions, a provider of custom engineering solutions and world-class automation products, is pleased to announce that the R.M. Hoffman

Made in China 2025: Midea's Takeover Offer of Kuka Gives Insight Into China's Future Industrial Innovation Policies

POSTED: 05/24/2016

By: Jeffrey Hibbard, CEO KINGSTAR Made in China 2025: A Look Inside China’s Latest Industrial Innovation Policy Last week, China-based home appliance maker Midea made a profound statement with its 4.57 billion euros ($5.17 billion) takeover offer for German industrial robot maker Kuka, one of the world's biggest 4 robot suppliers. Without context, it seems

How Embedded Devices and the Cloud Are Leading a Paradigm Shift in Manufacturing and Production

POSTED: 05/17/2016

By: Daron Underwood, CTO Not long ago, embedded devices were not connected in any way to a network especially to a network that was accessible to the cloud. As such, it was decidedly difficult to have software activation and licensing software work at a local level. Microsoft even struggled with Windows

How Embedded Devices and the Cloud Are Leading a Paradigm Shift in Manufacturing and Production

by Daron Underwood, Vice President R&D, CTO

POSTED: 05/13/2016

Not long ago, embedded devices were not connected in any way to a network especially to a network that was accessible to the cloud. As such, it was decidedly difficult to have software activation and licensing software work at a local level. Microsoft even struggled with Windows 7, and continued

Why an Open “Plug-and-Play” Software Platform is The Answer for Industrial Motion Control

POSTED: 04/28/2016

What is the number one thing that industrial automation engineers want at work? It’s simple: the freedom and flexibility to choose the best tools without reservation. That autonomy, however, is rarely achieved, not just in industrial automation but practically any industry these days. Oh sure, plenty of tooling vendors say they provide

Industrial Motion Control: Software Creates More Value Than Hardware

POSTED: 04/28/2016

Embedded OEMs – especially those whose products have complex human-machine interfaces (HMIs), manage many degrees of motion, and require hard real-time operation – have traditionally relied on field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) and digital signal processors (DSPs) to meet the precision and performance requirements of machine vision and motion control

Blog Post: Motion Solutions achieves ISO 13485 certification

by MOSO Marketing

POSTED: 03/03/2016

ALISO VIEJO, CA Motion Solutions, a manufacturer of electro-mechanical systems, announced it has achieved ISO 13485 certification for the design and manufacture of linear motion, motion control and electro-mechanical assemblies for the medical

Blog Post: Motion Solutions buys certain SMI assets

by MOSO Marketing

POSTED: 09/29/2015

ALISO VIEJO, CA - Motion Solutions, a portfolio company of North Branch Capital LLC, has acquired certain assets of Specialty Motions Inc. No financial terms were disclosed. Based in Corona, California, SMI is

KINGSTAR Soft Motion - Data Sheet

POSTED: 09/21/2015

KINGSTAR Soft Motion Platform - Product Brief KINGSTAR products are designed for industrial machines requiring motion control and positioning systems. KINGSTARr’s all-software approach sets it apart from other machine control solutions. Using the EtherCAT standard; the power of Industrial PCs; and the Windows operating system, enhanced by hard real-time software that transforms


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