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Drives & Amplifiers | Motor Controls

Motor ControlsWithin a given electric motor, the motor controller provides management of overall performance. It can be a single device or group of devices, and they may rely upon manual or automatic means for controlling the motor. The controls generally manage the starting and stopping of the motor, forward or reverse rotation, protection against any faults or errors, regulation or limitation of torque, and speed selection and regulation.

Each motor controller will vary in its feature set and overall complexity based upon the nature of tasks assigned to the motor that it serves, but each does include some form of protection, especially overload relays that cut the power if the motor draws too much energy for too long. While the simplest model acts as a mere switch connecting a motor to a power source, more complex motor controls will work to control speed and torque as part of a closed loop control system. Examples include motor starters, adjustable speed drives, servo controllers, stepper motor controllers, and intelligent controllers that use microprocessors to control power.

Motor Controls supplied by MCMA Member Companies

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Allied Motion Technologies Inc.

Allied Motion Technologies Inc.

1 Australasia
Europe
North America
American Control Electronics

American Control Electronics

11 Australasia
Europe
North America
AMETEK Advanced Motion Solutions

AMETEK Advanced Motion Solutions

1 Africa
Australasia
Europe
North America
South America
Automation Technology Inc.

Automation Technology Inc.

3 Europe
North America
South America
Dart Controls, Inc.

Dart Controls, Inc.

1 Africa
Australasia
Europe
North America
South America
Electromate Inc.

Electromate Inc.

1 Asia
Australasia
Europe
North America
South America
Kollmorgen

Kollmorgen

1 Asia
Europe
North America
South America
maxon precision motors, inc.

maxon precision motors, inc.

5 Africa
Asia
Australasia
Europe
North America
South America
Motion Solutions

Motion Solutions

1 North America
OMS Motion Inc.

OMS Motion Inc.

1 Africa
Asia
Australasia
Europe
North America
South America
Performance Motion Devices

Performance Motion Devices

4 Asia
Europe
North America
SCHUNK Inc.

SCHUNK Inc.

1 Africa
Asia
Australasia
Europe
North America
South America
TRINAMIC Motion Control GmbH & Co. KG

TRINAMIC Motion Control GmbH & Co. KG

1 Asia
Australasia
Europe
North America
South America
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