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Festo Simplified Motion Series Electric Motion Bridges the Gap Between Pneumatics and Servo Motion

Festo Simplified Motion Series Electric Motion Bridges the Gap Between Pneumatics and Servo Motion


Digital I/O ensures pneumatics-like control, while I/O-Link adds infinitely variable positioning along the axis.

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How a Motion Control System Turned Edge Server

How a Motion Control System Turned Edge Server


Technology that makes it possible to operate multiple virtual machines on a single hardware platform without impacting the controllers’ real-time core is the basis for new edge server systems. This article was originally published in the Automation 2021: Control Systems Ebook.

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How to Choose Between Standalone Encoders and Integrated Motor Feedback

How to Choose Between Standalone Encoders and Integrated Motor Feedback


Designers of motion control systems for robots, manufacturing equipment and mobile machinery have options for providing digital feedback signals. Here is a look at the alternatives. This article was originally published in the Automation 2021: Control Systems Ebook.

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Festo Simplified Motion Series Electric Motion Bridges the Gap Between Pneumatics and Servo Motion

Digital I/O ensures pneumatics-like control, while I/O-Link adds infinitely variable positioning along the axis.

How a Motion Control System Turned Edge Server

Technology that makes it possible to operate multiple virtual machines on a single hardware platform without impacting the controllers’ real-time core is the basis for new edge server systems. This article was originally published in the Automation 2021: Control Systems Ebook.

How to Choose Between Standalone Encoders and Integrated Motor Feedback

Designers of motion control systems for robots, manufacturing equipment and mobile machinery have options for providing digital feedback signals. Here is a look at the alternatives. This article was originally published in the Automation 2021: Control Systems Ebook.

Steve Rastberger Becomes Regional Director – Eastern US for Beckhoff

Rastberger will use deep industry knowledge and management skills to guide regional team during a time of exponential growth.

Beckhoff to Highlight Flying Motion with XPlanar at PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2021

The mechatronics and automation innovator will showcase packaging industry updates in PC-based control, IIoT, drive technology and EtherCAT networking solutions.

How Encoders Provide Motor Speed and Position Control

In many mechanical systems, precise motion hinges upon effective monitoring and control of the motor. Encoders make motion control possible by sensing the motor’s speed and position and sending feedback signals to control components. This article will provide an overview of two common types of encoders: optical encoders and magnetic encoders.

Allied Motion Releases New Motion Control Design Guide for Surgical Robots

Allied Motion Technologies released a new guide to its custom motion control solutions for advanced medical robot applications.

Mclennan and Creative Motion Control Sign Distribution Agreement

Mclennan, the leading motion control component supplier and systems integrator has signed a distribution agreement with the USA-based electric linear actuator, roller screw and grooved roller bearing designer and manufacturer Creative Motion Control (CMC).

Piezo Motion Partners with Electromate to Expand Distribution of Affordable Piezoelectric Motors

Piezo Motion's new partnership will expand its reach to manufacturers needing precision motion in North America.

A3 Previews New Brand at Automate Forward

Starting this spring, multiple associations will come together as one in the Association for Advancing Automation, the leading automation trade association.

Automate Forward Keynote Speakers, Full Agenda Announced

Virtual Trade Show and Conference to feature more than 80 speakers, 250+ exhibitors.

Accu Tech USA Announces Launch of New Website

Accu Tech USA, a customer-focused automation and motion solutions company, announces the launch of a brand-new website.

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