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How Encoders Provide Motor Speed and Position Control

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.

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Allied Motion Releases New Motion Control Design Guide for Surgical Robots

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.

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Mclennan and Creative Motion Control Sign Distribution Agreement

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).

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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.

SCHNEEBERGER Expands in the Asian Market

As part of its strategic development, the Business Unit Systems has established the company “SCHNEEBERGER Precision Motion Systems (Shenzhen)."

PMD Motion Control Products Now Available Through Mouser

Mouser Electronics and Performance Motion Devices, Inc. (PMD) announce global distribution of PMD’s Motion Control ICs, Modules and Boards.

Automation Helps Crews Run a Tight Ship

A premier yacht builder gets on board with reliable automation platforms for monitoring and controlling ship systems.

Automate, North America’s Leading Automation Trade Show, Postponed Until June 2022

A3 also announced Automate Forward, the premier virtual conference and trade show for the robotics and automation industry, which will be held March 22-26, 2021.

Electromate Inc. Recognized as Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures for 2020

Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures™ 2020 were announced today, and Electromate was recognized as a national winner in the Emerging Market category.

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6th Annual State of Smart Manufacturing Report

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ETEL’s New Advanced Motion Controller Offers Real-Time Processing for Complex Manufacturing

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Download the latest edition of InTech to read more about motion control programming, petrochemical asset management, smart sensors for gas detection, cloud computing for analytics, flowmeter calibration, and more.

Download the latest edition of InTech to read more about motion control programming, petrochemical asset management, smart sensors for gas detection, cloud computing for analytics, flowmeter calibration, and more.

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