The benefits of working in a distributed motion control environment

Sept. 20, 2005
This White Paper will clarify the networking and trajectory error added (if any) to application error when working in a distributed motion control environment.

By Jacob Hefer, Elmo Motion Control

Demanding mechanical requirements, however exotic, can be resolved with a deterministic network and protocol… but not necessarily by a “high speed” infrastructure. This White Paper shows how today's processing power, deterministic protocols and network technology have made distributed motion control a reality, and how Excellent performance can be achieved with intelligent servo drives.

The market will eventually provide fast networking technology based on Ethernet. But for now, most motion control applications can be created with intelligent servo drives working with multi-axis supervisors on standard networks.