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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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Test and Measurement

July 2, 2018 08:14

Look beyond the Pixel with Fluke

You need to look beyond pixels in thermal imagery to see the difference, as pixels are only part of the overall equation, you need to also consider the Focus, Optics and Spatial Resolution (which are pixels and field of view).

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Motion Control

August 28, 2018 15:06

Test and Measurement Solutions within Motion Control

Keeping the production line or plant running is critical to any business, as any unplanned downtime, lost productivity or delays can be very costly to the business, this article looks a various T&M products to keep your motion control system running.

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Motion Control

November 16, 2018 12:21

Five key test points for understanding motor drive efficiency and performance

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Quadrature Encoder Basics Part 1: Theory

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Motion Control

August 28, 2018 15:06

Test and Measurement Solutions within Motion Control

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