The importance of motion and control can never be understated, it forms the building blocks for many applications in today’s world. We need its precision for robotics and multi-axis CNC machines, it’s ruggedness for conveyors and packaging systems and its overall adaptability to meet the industrial demands of today.
Whether it’s electrical, mechanical, pneumatic or a combination of all three, deployment of effective motion control delivers cost savings, system efficiencies and is the key differential in the competitive industrial world.
In this hub you will find application related content together with insightful commentary and hints and tips for industrial solutions.
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November 16, 2018 12:21
Motor systems are a critical operation in almost every plant & can account for 60 to 70% of all electrical energy used in the plant, so understanding the efficiency and performance can result in energy savings & extended life of the motor.
September 30, 2019 11:26
Electro-mechanical equipment is increasingly becoming more & more digital and more sophisticated, needing maintenance specialists, however Fluke scopes are designed to simplify the testing process to help you troubleshoot faster & get the answers.
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@Eng.Ali In principle, yes. A brushed motor will give you a DC voltage, a brushless type (BLDC) can even provide AC! But if you want to build a practical, efficient generator then you will need to be...
Just search "Stepper motor" in the search field near the top of this page and you will find some good articles. Here are some to get you started, but there are others....
https://www.rs-online.com/designspark/stepper-motors-and-drives-what-is-full-step-half-step-and-microsteppingThank you Dr for the information... Does the PMDC appropriates to be a wind turbine generator?Not as entertaining as the Colin Furze tea machine but Alan does put the milk in last which seems to be the preferred approach.
Does the K4 include the sequencing/timing software or just motor control?@thabatao I agree! We need one that makes the perfect coffee!article
Electro-mechanical equipment is increasingly becoming more & more digital and more sophisticated, needing maintenance specialists, however Fluke scopes are designed to simplify the testing process to help you troubleshoot faster & get the answers.0 comments3 likesarticle
As engineers we love a good cuppa, but how do you ensure the perfect cup of tea every time? Alan has found a solution using the brilliantly versatile K4 drive system from ebm papst, using each drives precision to make 'The engineers cup of tea'.7 comments8 likesarticle
Integrating an ebm-papst EC motor with a RevPi Core for control, and a LimeSDR Mini for signal generation and reception, to create a system that measures antenna performance.0 comments5 likesquestion
DesignSpark got the chance to overview the new range of K4 Drive System Development Kits with ebm-papst. These new kits allow for rapid evaluation and implementation of industrial drive & control applications.2 comments3 likesarticle
Integrating an ebm-papst EC motor with a RevPi Core for control, and a LimeSDR Mini for signal generation and reception, to create a system that measures antenna performance.0 comments5 likesarticle
SINAMICS G120X is the new frequency converter from the proven SINAMICS family of drives. Optimized for the infrastructure sector, makes SINAMICS G120X the first choice for users who want to tap on the power of the elements.0 comments0 likesarticle
Controlling a simple A-to-B motion with a DC motor, requires various components and of course a master controller to handle all the signals. Let's see how D3 Controller can reduce commissioning time and operate with or without a PLC!1 comments4 likesarticle
Our favourite You-tuber Colin Furze has built a custom Treadmill for his staircase at home. Using a conveyer belt wrapped around a bearing and roller system, Colin uses wheelchair motors and an RS Pro DC motor controller to drive the conveyor.0 comments3 likes