Articles & News on Motion Control

Basil Street Partners with Arcus Servo Motion

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The pizza brand is teaming up with leading motion control company to meet current client demand and scaling for Fall 2021 nationwide rollout.

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

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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

  • by Michael Reichlin
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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

  • by Christian Fell
  • Feature

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

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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

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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

  • by Chris Schaefer
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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

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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

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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

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