Motion Control, Motors & Drives 

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Drives 101: Basic features of AC Drives

In this Automation.com interview with drives industry expert Rick Kirkpatrick, you'll learn about the production and business advantages of using AC drives to control motor speeds. To...

CEO Statements at IFR Robotics Round Table 2013
CEOs of the global robotics industry took the opportunity at the IFR Roundtable discussion to give their statements about how robots create jobs, education, the vision of manufacturing, research &...
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RESOURCES

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Portescap releases MotionCompass app

MotionCompass web-based application helps provide mini motor solutions based on unique motion requirements for various applications.

Moog publishes Class 5 SmartMotor CANopen Guide

Manual explains the Moog Animatics Class 5 SmartMotor support for the CANopen protocol.

Electromate releases BlackBerry App for Motion Control

App is for any novice or experienced engineer who uses motion control products in their industrial automation machinery.

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WHITE PAPERS

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Top 10 Tips: Specifying VFDs

By Joe Kimbrell, AutomationDirect
Variable frequency drives — or VFDs — can reduce energy consumption, improve realtime control, and lengthen motor life. Selecting the right one for your application requires asking the correct questions. Here are some expert tips to consider.

Transforming the Light Curtain

By Tyler Glieden, SICK
By reducing the need for physical guards and barriers, light curtains can increase the maintainability of the equipment they are protecting. Light curtains using pattern and object recognition require fewer sensors and less wiring while providing a safety solution that’s secure.

Control Design Guide for Next-Generation Machines

By National Instruments
White paper explains the challenges machine builders face today and demonstrates proven methods and solutions to get ahead of the competition. Discusses the impact graphical system design and customizable off-the-shelf hardware has on the design process and business success.

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CASE STUDIES

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Advanced motion control system simplifies design of modular printing machinery

Process Engineer
An multi-axis motion controller and high level software development environment from ABB is helping Rollem - a specialist print machinery manufacturer - to rapidly evolve its modular finishing system.

Stripped-down drive works wonders

Packaging World
A smart servo drive from Metronix has allowed Pfankuch, a manufacturer of friction feeder systems for inserting leaflets and products into sales packaging, to increase the speed of its SmartFeeder by 50% while doubling positioning accuracy.

ABB PLCs control drive systems on offshore support vessels

Modular liquid-cooled drives and PLCs from ABB have been included in VARD ELECTRO’s innovative, application-specific propulsion and thruster power solutions for offshore supply vessels.

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EVENTS

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April 23, 2014 - April 26, 2014
San Diego , CA, USA


This year’s CSIA conference provides systems integrator members with educational and networking opportunities to help your company put on an Inspiring Performance for your customers.

May 6, 2014 - May 9, 2014
Jönköping , SWEDEN


Elmia Automation is the leading trade show in Sweden on industrial automation for manufacturing industries. The show showcases complete solutions for efficient and automated production. The leading suppliers of components and industrial robots together with expert suppliers of machine building and customized solutions show the advantages of industrial automation.

May 7, 2014 - May 9, 2014
Shenzhen , China


As one of the two largest motor & magnetic material expos, this expo covers an area of 15,000 m2 , displaying exhibits of four fields, motor industry, magnetic and amorphous material, electronic transformers and power supply industry, winding machine and motor manufacturing, which attracts many industry leaders

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