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New motion control products supply a complete motion control safety automation system by providing and extending the capability of PLCs and servo motors in industrial machines and systems.
It seems that AC drives and motors are becoming serious alternatives to DC and even hydraulic-powered control solutions. Contributing Editor Wayne Labs investigates the implications for today's machine builder.
New products editor Patti Pool asked a few motion control vendors what they think are the trends in motion control devices. Find out what she learned in this month's Product Roundup.
Value rises above the rest as readers make known their choices among suppliers of motion control technologies. Check out which companies they recognize for providing the best services and support.
Readers Respond to Our Recent Videos and Articles on Higher-Level Languages and Motion Control Research
Control Design Has Been Reporting on Motion Control Over the Years. See our Market Intelligence Video Report on Motion Control
Use Differential Feed Forward for Numerical Controls or Integrate Backward for Trajectory Control of Motion
Factory Automation: There are several levels of sophistication in industrial motion control, some simple, some less so. From NC Controls to Multi-axis Algorithms and PC-Based Computations, We've Come a Long Way.
A new class of dedicated control engine, the Motion Control Engine (MCE), is emerging as the trend shifts rapidly to the use of advanced electronic control for motor drives.
In this Product Roundup of motion control technologies, swelling energy costs and multiplying capabilities are sparking stronger growth in motors, motion and related industries.
Survey Results Show Electric Motors and Actuators Are the Primary Machine Motion Source Used by Control Design Readers
A Product Roundup of new devices and solutions by the editors of Control Design shows that safety, simplicity, and versatility are in great demand in the general motion control marketplace today.
Learn what are the results of a recent report on the motion control industry.
As we continue towards our 10th anniversary in June, Contributing Editor Loren Shaum reviews the changes that have happened over the past decade with drives, motors and motion controllers.
AutomationDirect introduces its SureServo family of digital AC brushless servo systems. The line includes eight standard servo motors, in both brake and non-brake models, that can be operated in combination with one of three standard servo drives.
Family of programmable logic controllers for inverters allows drive solutions, logic processes and sequence controls to be automated simply and efficiently using IEC 61131-3 compliant programming languages.
Can AC Motors and DC Motors Run at the Same Pace?
Issues That Impact Machine Control, Operator Interface, Sensing, Measurement, I/O Systems, Drives, Motion, Machine Safety and More
As manufacturers become familiar with modular linear motion, these systemswhether one, two or complete three-axis Cartesian robotics systemsare finding their way into more and more areas of production.
Industrial Factory Automation: Although motion control markets took a beating in 2001 and 2002, the ARC Advisory Group (www.arcweb.com) says sales picked up in 2003, passed the $4 billion mark, and are expected to grow at an annual rate of 6.3% over the next five years. The tide has turned, says ...
For Certain Applications, a Mechanical Solution Can Provide a Simpler, More Cost-Effective Answer to Motion Challenges
Control Technology Corp. Shows How Its M3-41A EtherCAT Master Module Simplifies Control Integration
Machine Builders Discuss How Technologies are Not Only Adopting and Combining New Power, Actuation and Control Methods, But Also Moving in New Directions
Supporters are pushing a variety of Ethernet-based fieldbuses for motion control, but users just want to build machines. Heres how to find and implement the most appropriate digital network for your specific application.
Industrial Factory Automation: Machine builders seeking new and advanced motor drives and motion control systems that conform to some — any! — sort of standard may be frustrated by the lack of new products available.