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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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dbhague

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October 25, 2017 15:21

3 2 1 Guide to Industrial AC motor starters

The smart approach to starting industrial AC motors.

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dbhague

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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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  • Driver99

    2 months ago

    Hello,
    where can i find additional informations ?

    - software library
    - extensive user guide
    - example programs
    - BOM
    - Gerber-based PCB layouts
  • jwyuill

    2 months ago

    Thank you.
  • davecole

    2 months ago

    I'm not an electrician but those sensors are designed to switch 500W each from a 230-240V supply so these would be fine if used in parallel to supply 2x 10W LED's
  • jwyuill

    2 months ago

    Hi Dave, sorry just want each sensor to switch on both LED lamps at the same time - so the output live feeds have to be connected in parallel. Would this be harmful to the sensors in any way? Appreciate...
  • davecole

    2 months ago

    Is this a sensor question rather than a motion question? I initially read this that you wanted to turn (rotate) the floodlights. I see that you are referencing simple IR sensors. SO, the lights in series...
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ROHM Semiconductor Europe
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Motion Control

October 31, 2017 17:05

Arduino Shield for Easier and Faster Stepper Motor Driver Designs

ROHM’s Arduino-based evaluation kit (EVK) supports the evaluation of its motor driver devices and enables, facilitates and accelerates customers’ developments. The EVK is designed as a ‘shield’ to plug directly into the Arduino main board, integrates

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dbhague
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October 25, 2017 15:21

3 2 1 Guide to Industrial AC motor starters

The smart approach to starting industrial AC motors.

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HeikoL
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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
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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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2 months ago

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GreigRS
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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
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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
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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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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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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
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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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