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Motion Control

Motion control is the combination of different technologies used to keep industry moving. From motors on the electrical to belts on the mechanical, a simple stop function or a precise detailed movement, the need for control is paramount.

 

 

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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Six tips to shrink the downtime of your conveyor system to a minimum

Six tips to shrink downtime on conveyor systems and reduce unplanned maintenance.

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Stepper motors and drives, what is full step, half step and microstepping?

Stepper motors and drives, what is full step, half step and microstepping?   Full step and half step Stepper drives control how a stepper motor operates, there are three commonly used excitation modes for stepper motors, full step, half step and microstepping.

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CNC Build #1 Build a CNC to learn about Motion Control and automation.

This is the beginning of a series on building a CNC for two purposes 1. it’s cool and would be a fun addition to anyone’s LAB or Workshop 2. It will be a great platform to demonstrate and learn about several practical uses of technology that are used I’m many devices found in the Home or industry

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In Formula E racing, he who controls power drives longest. Win with Formula XMC

According to British Formula E driver Sam Bird and the Virgin teams’ chief designer who I had the opportunity to talk with at a recent event.

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karlwoodward

Motion Control

May 23, 2017 15:17

Cypress PSoC Kit Makes Driving Brushless DC Motors Easy

BLDC motor control in 5 minutes with PsoC 4 Pioneer and motor control eval kit.

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jefffo

Motion Control

March 6, 2017 08:49

Can you spin up your AC brushless motor in 45 seconds?

We take you through the process of setting up and driving a brushless 3-phase permanent magnet motor using the Renesas YROTATE-IT-RX23T kit.

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HeikoL

Motion Control

January 16, 2017 16:21

Danfoss VLT Midi Drive FC 280 is ready for easy retrofit of the VLT 2800

With compatible dimensions, cable plugs, cable lengths and set-up software tools it is easy to replace the well established VLT 2800 with the new innovative VLT Midi Drive FC280.

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HeikoL

Motion Control

January 16, 2017 14:07

How to configure an electric actuator from the Festo EPCO series

Festo have developed an electric actuator for simple applications that perfectly builds the bridge between easy installation and an affordable price.

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Connector Geek

Motion Control

January 11, 2017 11:56

Stepper Motors from Sanyo Denki

The Sanyo Denki SANMOTION stepper motors and drivers offer precision control with high torque and

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csikes

Motion Control

November 4, 2016 13:39

Power Module Solutions for Demanding Motor Control Systems

ON Semiconductor is driving energy efficiency innovations, providing a comprehensive portfolio of Smart Power Modules (SPM) that enable designers to develop high-performance, and highly efficient solutions for every motor control application.

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Connector Geek

Motion Control

September 19, 2016 17:59

Motor Control Technology - RS Components

Motors represent a staggering 45% of all of the world's energy consumption.

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GreigRS

Motion Control

August 26, 2016 08:25

Drives and Controls NEC April 2016

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Adrian Gurr

Motion Control

August 21, 2016 20:51

Thank goodness for Brushless DC Motors!!

Thank goodness for Brushless DC Motors!! When I was a student, I had an old Ford Granada which for some time I thought had a battery that would not hold charge.

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leonie

Motion Control

July 19, 2016 09:34

Setting new energy performance standards

IE3 – the new EU minimum energy performance standard – seeks to reduce and minimise our global energy consumption.

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billd700

Motion Control

May 5, 2016 12:20

Different types of motors and their use

Focus on the different types of motors used in industry.

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HeikoL

Motion Control

May 3, 2016 10:26

How to decide between a pneumatic and an electric actuator

Pneumatic or electric actuators - how to decide

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