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How do I make precision-motion machinery IIoT-ready?

Equipment with multiple motion applications needs to have connectivity to the Industrial Internet of Things

By Mike Bacidore, editor in chief
Jan 18, 2017

A Control Design reader asks: I work for an OEM, and we are developing new equipment that requires multiple motion applications on one machine. This includes master-follower rollers, tension control, unwind, wind, variable speed conveyors, a precision three-axis gantry and automatic changeover position adjustments. It covers the full range of motion control from simple ac induction motors to stepper motors and precision servo control.

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