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Announcing MOTIONEERING® Online

Announcing MOTIONEERING® Online – Kollmorgen has revamped, modernized and put online one of the most respected applications sizing programs of the last 20 years.  You now can access this application sizing and selection tool where ever you have access to the internet.  This initial launch of MOTIONEERING Online is just a start of a series of releases that will empower you to optimize solutions for your toughest applications.  Sizing frameless motors and drive systems has never been easier.  Using a mechanism project concept for collecting and saving multiple axes of load information, MOTIONEERING® Online can automatically calculate application results and compare against a catalog of systems – recommending the most optimized set of Kollmorgen system solutions available.

Versatile units-of-measure selection options for mechanism and motion profile data-entry, with the ability to convert data into other available units, makes this a convenient international tool.  A user-friendly Help file teaches program functions and algorithms used to provide results.

Register for MOTIONEERING Online today.  Click here to access


Motioneering Project Start Screen

Mechanism Projects

  • Direct drive entry, lead screw, conveyor
  • Rack and pinion, nip rolls
  • Direct Drive Rotary
  • Electric cylinder
  • Direct Data Entry
  MOTIONEERING Online Filtered Results

Solution Set Search Screen

  • Color-coded indication of system’s ability to meet application requirements
  • Review system components specifications
  • Save, print, or create a pdf application report
  • Evaluate system performance curve with application points


MOTIONEERING® Online  NEW and Improved Features:

  • Inertia Calculator – lets you build up inertia based on odd shapes by additive or subtractive methods
  • Custom motion profile – easy to add entire segments or copy segments to repeat
  • Environmental Factor – takes into account your ambient temperature
  • Project by Project Units – You can tailor your units on a project by project basis, or use the global units settings

Supported Browsers:

  • IE, Chrome, Firefox, Safari

Tags:  Kollmorgen, Motioneering, Sizing Software, Electromate


Live Webinar- EtherCAT as a Master Machine Control Tool

Join us for a Live Webinar Presented by Galil Motion Control on March 3, 2015 11:00am EST

There is an increasing demand in the automation and motion control industries for a localized motion control solution that can coordinate motion between multiple remote components.  Previously, field bus protocols such as Modbus or Ethernet/IP have been implemented to address remote I/O connectivity.  Although successful in moving data across automation networks, these protocols lacked the real time performance necessary for a distributed motion control system.

The EtherCAT communication protocol provides a high speed, low overhead communication scheme that allows efficient, deterministic communication between motion controller and remote components.  Based on CANOpen and streamlined specifically for point to point transmission of real time data, the EtherCAT standard is quickly becoming the preferred choice for centralized control of tightly coupled motion between remote components.  This presentation is aimed at designers of automation and motion control systems with a basic understanding of Ethernet/IP and EtherCAT communications.  Topics will include an overview of the communication scheme, physical layout and applications where EtherCAT is the right solution.

Webinar Presenter: Matt Klint, Galil Motion Control

Click on the link below to register for this Live Webinar.


Tags:  Galil, Galil Motion Control, Electromate, EtherCAT, Webinar, Machine Control, Automation, Motion Control


New Video- Overview of the maxon encoder family

9min YouTube Video

Learn about the different types of encoders and how to select the right one for your application in this short video from the maxon academy.  Click on the image below to view the video.

On Demand Webinar- DC Motor Types and Usage in Typical Applications

Selecting DC Motors Webinar

New motion control system options utilizing EtherCAT® technology

A New White Paper by Advanced Motion Controls

Servo-based motion control systems have traditionally been categorized into two types: centralized or distributed.  Centralized systems use dedicated motion control cards that account for all aspects of the system including servo commands, motor feedback and I/O to close all control loops while simultaneously running complex programs that plan motion profiles and maintain machine operations.  Increasing the number of axes involved places an ever increasing burden on the processing power of the DSP quickly making the system unmanageable simply due to scalability.

AMC's EtherCAT Servo Drive Family

AMC’s EtherCAT Servo Drive Family

In distributed systems, motion commands are less complicated since the drives close the velocity and/or position loops internally leaving the controller to focus on motion profiling, planning and associated I/O. However, limitations arise as communications speed may be the limiter of some specific motion and machine requirements.  Even though systems can be made to be deterministic, the ability to keep up with demand can also be a challenge, even for simple machine tools…

Click on the link below to view the entire White Paper.{“issue_id”:228662,”page”:2}

For more information, please contact:


Warren Osak
Toll Free Phone:   877-737-8698
Toll Free Fax:       877-737-8699

Live Webinar: DC Motor Types and Usage in Typical Applications

February 03, 2015  11:00am EST

This webinar gives you guidelines for selecting the perfect DC motor type for your application.  For example, which motor type is used in the climate control system of the Boeing Dreamliner, and for what reasons?

  • Is a brushed or a brushless design more adapted?
  • Does a flat pancake type motor fit better or should it be an elongated cylindrical one?
  • Are motors with a slotted iron core winding design the right choice, or should it be a motor with a slotless winding?

For motor selection, it is important to know the particular requirements of each application.

  • How large are torque and speed?  Are there any gears involved?
  • How is the motor operated and controlled?  What is the required precision of control?
  • What are the restrictions on size and weight?
  • How about special ambient conditions such as temperature and pressure?

Before answering these questions, the webinar starts with having a look at the properties of all kind of small DC motors with permanent magnets.

  • Which motor designs are adapted for high speed or high torque?
  • How to select motors according to torque and speed requirements
  • What are the particular advantages of brushed or brushless motors?
  • How does a slotted or slotless winding design influence motor performance?
  • What is the role of gears?

The webinar illustrates the findings on a multitude of typical application examples.
Presenter: Dr. Urs Kafader – Maxon Motor

Click on the link below to register for this Free Webinar-


Tags:  Electromate, maxon, maxon motor, servo motor, slotted motor, slottless motor, DC motor, motor selection, iron core motor, coreless motor, BLDC motor, webinar, flat motor, pancake motor

Linear Motor vs. Ball Screw

Reprint of a December 2, 2014 Design World White Paper by Danielle Collins

While ironless linear motors have been used in semiconductor and electronic applications for more than a decade, they are still viewed by many designers and OEMs as “niche” products.  But the perception of linear motors as a costly solution for unique applications is slowly changing, as more industries are adopting them as replacements for ball screws in packaging, assembly, and part loading applications.  And while the cost of linear motor technology has dropped over the past decade, the choice between a linear motor and a ball screw must take into account both the application’s performance requirements and the total cost of ownership over the life of the machine or system.  Below are some of the key parameters to consider when comparing and choosing between ball screws and linear motors…

Click on the link below to view this entire White Paper.


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