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Feedback Sensors Keep Servo Motors on Target
Author: Gene Matthews, product manager for Kollmorgen
Fundamentally a servo system can perform no more accurately than the accuracy of the feedback device controlling it. In addition, errors in speed or position can be introduced into the system by the less than perfect mechanisms that transfer the motor power to the load. Environmental factors like electrical noise or temperature may also introduce positioning errors. Sometimes the errors are acceptable. More frequently, however, they are not. After all, servo motors can be expensive, and the expectation is that they will be the most reliable and accurate of all positioning devices.
When it comes to high-performance servo applications, feedback devices fall into several different categories. In this white paper, learn how each offers unique advantages and disadvantages, both electrical and mechanical, which make one better suited for a particular application than another.
The Seven Types of Power Problems
Author: Joseph Seymour, Schneider Electric
Many of the mysteries of equipment failure, downtime, software and data corruption, are the results of a problematic supply of power. There is also a common problem with describing power problems in a standard way. This white paper will describe the most common types of power disturbances, what can cause them, what they can do to your critical equipment, and hot to safeguard your equipment, using the IEEE standards for describing power quality problems.
Risk Control Hierarchy Clarifies Electrical Safety
Author: Phil Allen, Grace Engineered
The Risk Control Hierarchy (RCH) in the ANSI-Z10 standard provides electrical safety professionals an excellent roadmap for setting the right safety objectives that result in the reduction of electrical risks. The new Whitepaper written by Phil Allen, President and Owner of Grace Engineered, details how applying the RCH to any electrical safety program will increase both safety and employee productivity.
Electronic Circuit Protection Technology Minimizes Factory Downtime
This white paper describes switch-mode power supplies and traditional circuit breakers, and it explains the technology behind a new solid-state technology. It later explains how it solved a long-standing problem affecting the uptime of switch-mode power-controlled manufacturing equipment.
- iPOS3604 VX intelligent drives, and provides connectors (motor, encoder feedback and I/O signal) for each drive through a CANbus link.
- RS-232 link offers access to all drives, for setup and testing, using a standard PC. It works with dc brushed, (rotary or linear) brushless, or step motors (4x144 W, 4x36 V).
- Users can combine an MMG linear motor stage with a compact Dover board-level, single-axis servo drive for integration into a control cabinet, or a Kollmorgen AKD servo drive for single- or multi-axis applications with a graphical user interface for setup and programming, and real-time performance feedback.
- It features programmable torque control for more linear acceleration during start and stop, and integrated motor protection with current sensing.
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