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Motion Control Resources

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

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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