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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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HeikoL

Motion Control

October 17, 2017 08:55

Are you ready to change from MICROMASTER to SINAMICS?

In October 2017 Siemens will start to phase out the popular Micromaster inverter drives. With their new SINAMICS drives the replacement is already available in the market. RS helps customers to migrate smoothly.

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dbhague

Motion Control

October 17, 2017 08:19

A guide to the four basic functions of a motor starter

This article outlines the elements needed to safely control and protect the multiple AC motors that power today’s industrial facilities. This includes short circuit protection and isolation.

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GreigRS

Motion Control

October 17, 2017 08:16

Inverter Drives for cost effective motor control

Inverter drives offer more than just torque and speed control to motors. They are essential for reducing energy costs through increased efficiency and also place less stress and loading on key drivetrain components, thus increasing service life.

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yeswayltd

Motion Control

August 25, 2017 11:35

Monitoring Three Phase induction Motor Parameters using IOT

I am sharing the advice I gave recently to a student in India, on ideas for Induction Motor monitoring.

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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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nicolas.brunet

Motion Control

April 13, 2017 07:41

Why are brushless motors perfectly suited to ecodesign?

Discover all the advantages of brushless motors and find out why machine designers have come to rely on them.

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nicolas.brunet

Motion Control

April 13, 2017 07:38

Regulation Nos. 640/2009 and 4/2014

From 1 January 2017, a new phase of the Regulation will be implemented. IE2 and IE3 motors (0.75 kW to 375 kW) can only be marketed or integrated into machinery if they are equipped with a variable speed drive.

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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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