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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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billd700

Motion Control

November 16, 2018 12:21

Five key test points for understanding motor drive efficiency and performance

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.

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billd700

Motion Control

September 30, 2019 11:26

Five reasons why you need a good quality handheld scope

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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Motion Control

May 12, 2020 10:55

The benefits of Smart Variable Speed Drives for modern Machines

The Latest VSD's, not only control the machine to the maximum performance, but they are also designed to be more environmentally rugged, more connected and have more integrated functions, including Safety, Logic and IIoT data capture.

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Motion Control

March 30, 2020 12:15

Clever motor starting - Soft motor starting with SINAMICS and SIRIUS

For ensuring the efficient operation of electric motors, factors such as mechanical load, cost efficiency, compliance with standards, reliability and improvement in energy efficiency need to be taken into account.

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February 18, 2020 11:17

A DIY Antenna Measurement System Part 3: Aluminium Parts and Getting to Know The Drive System

Assembling the enclosure and turntable, connecting up the ebm-past motor and controller, and testing setting speed and direction using the Drive Studio software.

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Motion Control

January 6, 2020 16:48

Order picking with a Siemens Panel PC

Hundreds of different products and components are often booked daily in goods received as well as in outgoing goods. The rough environment, temperature and contamination in such a warehouse, often results in special requirements on the PC station.

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Motion Control

December 11, 2019 09:49

Solving basic transportation tasks

Easy transportation of solid matter with level monitoring with Siemens SINAMICS G120 drives. Controlling conveyor systems is an essential component of many automation tasks. A number of conveyor tasks can be solved with SINAMICS drives.

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December 10, 2019 15:25

Siemens Time-Based Switching Motors

The Siemens SINAMICS G120P drive is an innovative and user-friendly converter series that has been optimized especially for pumps, fans and compressors in an industrial environment but also for tasks in building automation.

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