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Motion control

Compact positioning controller communicates via EtherCAT (19/08/2018)
Article image The EPOS4 compact positioning controllers from maxon are now industrial Ethernet connectivity ready.
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Moving forward with control solutions (17/07/2018)
Article image Unitronics has introduced a new variable frequency drive (VFD) range for use in motion control applications.
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NEMA 17 closed-loop integrated stepper motor (29/04/2018)
Article image JVL Industri Elektronik A/S has introduced a new compact and slim stepper motor.
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Servo control made easier to integrate 07/01/2018
KOLLMORGEN’s single-cable technology is now available for its SERVOSTAR series S700 servo controllers. The single motor feedback and power cable option is said to offer faster, more straightforward and lower-cost installation. Full Story...

Mobile Apps and Wizard for drive set-up, monitoring and diagnostics 20/11/2017
YASKAWA has released two new mobile apps for use with its drives – Drive Wizard Mobile and the YASKAWA Manual App – which are said to eliminate the need for carrying a PC or printed manuals. Full Story...

Energy efficient and compact servo drives 18/09/2017
A new range of AC servo drives, which are said to provide consistently simple and fast commissioning, maximum machine throughput and operational reliability, has been introduced by YASKAWA. Full Story...

Hygienic and flexible linear-motion transport solution 08/06/2017
Beckhoff has introduced a hygienic version of its eXtended Transport System (XTS), a transport solution which sees the company’s linear motion technology driving movers around a track, independently of each other at high speeds and with high accuracy. Full Story...

DIN-rail mountable servos with integrated safety 13/12/2016
The servo terminals in the Beckhoff EtherCAT Terminal system integrate a complete servo drive to facilitate highly dynamic positioning tasks in a standard I/O terminal housing.  Full Story...

Efficient approach to demanding motion control solutions 15/11/2016
Siemens has updated the software for its high-end motion control system Simotion. Version 4.5 is equipped with object-oriented programming (OOP) and communication via OPC UA, which allows mechanical engineers to implement large software projects more efficiently. They can also access Simotion data in a standardised way, across all automation levels – as far as the Cloud. Full Story...

Six-degrees of positioning accuracy 13/09/2016
Aerotech’s HexGen hexapod offers six-degrees-of-freedom for positioning. The HEX500-350HL high-load, precision hexapod is suited to use in applications in X-ray diffraction, sensor testing, and high-force device manipulation. Full Story...

Miniature rotary stage added to position stage range 26/01/2016
LG Motion has added a new miniature rotary stage to its LG-Series precision positioning mechanics range. Full Story...

Electric handling unit ensures accurate and rapid DNA extraction 12/01/2016
Festo has developed a handling system for use in the new oKtopure DNA extraction robot from LGC. Full Story...

Absolute feedback systems for efficient drives 03/08/2015
The BML series of magnetically encoded absolute position and angle measurement systems from Balluff are said to offer rugged and precise absolute position and angle measurement systems. Full Story...

Six-axis vacuum compatible positioning system 12/05/2015
Motion system integrator, LG Motion, has recently delivered a six-axis vacuum-compatible precision motion system to AWE Aldermaston to determine properties of X-ray diffraction crystals prior to installation into X-ray sensitive diagnostics for fielding on laser plasma experiments. Full Story...

Making cables and hoses in motion last longer 07/04/2015
Chips and dirt can significantly affect the service life of cables and hoses.  Igus believes it can offer a solution. Full Story...

IE4 motor efficiency and advanced control technology combined 06/01/2015
The need to balance energy efficiency improvements against process control requirements has been removed with the introduction of synchronous reluctance (SynRM) motor and variable-speed drive (VSD) packages by ABB. Full Story...

Miniature servo motor controller 15/12/2014
An addition to its ESCON servo controller family, maxon motor has recently introduced yet another miniaturised, postage stamp-sized OEM plug-in module. Full Story...

Portable machine vibration assessment tool 10/06/2014
SKF has launched a vibration assessment tool which allows users to safely, quickly and easily assess any problems with their machinery. Full Story...

Servo motor range gains extra torque and flexibility 04/04/2014
Parker Hannifin has added to its compact SMB series brushless servo motor range. The SMB170 not only extends the torque capability of the series to 60Nm, but is also said to offer flexibility to OEMs for projects in food processing, packaging, material forming and handling machinery, due to its extensive range of motor frame configurations and options. Full Story...

Cost-effective motion control solutions 18/03/2014
LG Motion can offer motion control solutions from Arcus Technology, to provide simple and cost-effective motion control solutions – from single- and multi-axis standalone stepper drive and control packages, to integrated intelligent stepper drives for distributed control, with a choice of communication interfaces, touchscreen integration, simple multi-tasking programming and source codes for a variety of PC-based programming platforms and LabVIEW.  Full Story...

Servo drives with integrated safety functionality 03/12/2013
The range of programmable single- and multi-axis modular servo drives from Moog has been extended to include optional safety functions compliant with the EN 61800-5-2 safety standard.  Full Story...

Servo system promises energy-efficient motion control 30/07/2013
The MELSERVO MR-J4 series of servo amplifiers, from Mitsubishi Electric, complete with associated positioning units, motion modules and integrated motion control systems are said to enable machine builders and end-users to improve productivity and reduce energy costs. Full Story...

Multifunction motor starter with integrated motor protection 04/06/2013
Eaton has launched its first multifunctional motor starter with integrated motor protection in a 30 mm mounting width for motors with ratings from 0.06 to 3 kW. Full Story...



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