Motion Control, Motors & Drives 

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MEDIA

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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 &...
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...

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RESOURCES

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  • Elmo announces Free Online Motion Control Practice System 
    Elmo announces Free Online Motion Control Practice System

    Elmo is offering login access to its EASII Experience RPS for anyone to explore motors and drives in action, configure the EtherCAT network,... MORE

  • Bosch Rexroth releases educational resource kit  
    Bosch Rexroth releases educational resource kit

    This kit will help machine builders, system integrators and manufacturing end-users uncover wasted time, effort and resources within their... MORE

  • Festo publishes Brochure on eMotionSpheres  
    Festo publishes Brochure on eMotionSpheres

    Six-page brochure details Festo eMotionSpheres, including: indoor GPS tracking, three dimensional motion guidance, autonomous motion, physical and... MORE

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    WHITE PAPERS

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  • Group Motor Protection 
    Group Motor Protection

    By Brent Purdy, AutomationDirect
    Group motor protection provides numerous benefits. It’s economical because one protection device handles... MORE

  • Top 10 Tips: Specifying VFDs 
    Top 10 Tips: Specifying VFDs

    By Joe Kimbrell, AutomationDirect
    Variable frequency drives — or VFDs — can reduce energy consumption, improve realtime control, and lengthen... MORE

  • Transforming the Light Curtain 
    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... MORE

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    CASE STUDIES

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  • Heason actuator lets marine engines survive underwater 
    Heason actuator lets marine engines survive underwater

    ‘Inversion Protected’ technology cuts down restart time from typically 40 seconds to just 10 seconds and reduces internal engine damage or... MORE

  • Speeding up the production of gold bars 
    Speeding up the production of gold bars

    Process Engineer
    Autocon Innovations in South Africa installed Festo belt drives in a new machine for the production of small gold bars. The... MORE

  • Kollmorgen automates blister packaging machine in India 
    Kollmorgen automates blister packaging machine in India

    Kollmorgen supplied a motion control automation solution to IMA PG for their PG Express blister packaging machine. MORE

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    EVENTS

    in Motion Control, Motors & Drives
    August 4, 2014 - August 7, 2014
    Austin , TX, United States of America


    NIWeek delivers technical networking and instruction with interactive sessions by NI R&D engineers and guest lecturers; targeted industry summits; hands-on workshops; exhibitions on the latest advancements in design, research, and test; and keynote presentations from leading technology thought leaders.

    September 8, 2014 - September 13, 2014
    Chicago , IL, USA


    From chain and belt transmissions, to sealants and air compressor technology, Motion, Drive & Automation North America showcases the most important products in the industry and is positioned to become the North American hub for innovation and networking in industrial processes.

    September 8, 2014 - September 13, 2014
    Chicago , IL, USA


    From robotics and automation services, to micro sensors and nanotechnology, Industrial Automation North America showcases the most important products in the industry and is the North American hub for innovation and networking in industrial automation.

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    TRAINING

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