Posts Tagged 'Motion Control'

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.

http://www.motioncontrolonline.org/webinars-detail.cfm?id=245

 

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

 

maxon motors for Space Applications

Check out this new video from maxon motor UK on how Oxford Space Systems are incorporating maxon motor products in their deployable structures for the space industry.

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Click on the link below to view the Maxon Motor Product Family.

http://www.electromate.com/products/?partner=1072297493

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Warren Osak
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Tags:  maxon, maxon motor, maxon DC motor, Electromate, servo motor, BLDC motor, brushless motor, flat motor, pancake motor, automation, electric motor, motion control, motor winding selection

 

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.

http://www.mydigitalpublication.com/publication/?utm_source=MAN-eblast&i=228662&utm_campaign=141016G&utm_medium=email#{“issue_id”:228662,”page”:2}

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Warren Osak
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Toll Free Phone:   877-737-8698
Toll Free Fax:       877-737-8699
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The Rise of the Exoskeletons

Reprint of Machine Design Article by Jeff Kerns, January 8, 2015

Trends in sensors, power supplies, batteries, and other technologies are bringing even more potential to the field of developing exoskeletons.

Engineers relied heavily on motion-control technology to develop the first wearable exoskeleton at Cornell University, the Hardiman-1, in 1965. The arms, legs, and feet used electrohydraulic servos, while a hydromechanical servo controlled the hands. The hydraulics operated off of a 3,000-psi pump, letting the person in the suit lift up to 1,500 lb and walk at 1.7 mph. The suit itself, however, weighed almost 1500 pounds, making it too heavy and complex to warrant further funding.

Since then, sensors, materials, drives, and power supplies have undergone a host of incremental innovations. Companies developing exoskeletons no longer find it difficult to secure funding. Investors recognize that this technology has many potentially profitable applications. These include letting soldiers carry more weight for longer periods of time, aiding senior citizens and others who suffer musculoskeletal injuries, and giving longshoremen and warehouse workers a competitive advantage in the  shipping and trucking industries.

Click on the link below to download this article.

http://m.machinedesign.com/motion-control/rise-exoskeletons

 

 

 

Applimotion’s LARC Motors for Large Diameter Direct Drive projects

Applimotion routinely scales its LARC motors (Linear Arc) for large diameter applications greater than 1 meter diameter. The modular nature of these motors allows them to integrate with large assemblies for scanning, imaging, and metrology applications where size requirements take priority over high torque requirements.

Applimotion LARC Motor

Applimotion LARC Motor

LARC motors come in modular pieces and will bolt into any large diameter servo motor application. The motors operate from standard brushless motor amplifiers from 24 to 300 volts. They work nicely with encoders, resolvers, or the recently introduce magnetic encoders for direct drive applications.

The LARC motors also offer very low profile design to fit into tight spaces where traditional motors have limitations. Applimotion also offers hermetically sealed magnet tracks and coil assemblies for vacuum or special environments.

For more information, click on the link below-

http://www.electromate.com/pdf_lib/Applimotion/Applimotion_Linear_ARC_motors_Datasheet.pdf


EDITORIAL CONTACT:
Warren Osak
sales@electromate.com
Toll Free Phone:   877-737-8698
Toll Free Fax:       877-737-8699
www.electromate.com

Tags:  Applimotion, BLDC Motor, Brushless DC Motor, brushless dc motors, Brushless Motor, DC Motor, Direct Drive Motor, Electric Motor, Electromate, Frameless Motor, Motion Control, Servo Motor, Slotless Motor, LARC Motor, Linear Arc Motor

How to select the optimum motor winding. A new 6min video from maxon motor ag

 

This 6minute video, by Dr. Urs Kafader of maxon motor ag, illustrates the properties of a DC servo motor winding for a given motor type.

Click on the link below to view the YouTube Video.

Click on the link below to view the Maxon Motor Product Family.

http://www.electromate.com/products/?partner=1072297493

EDITORIAL CONTACT:
Warren Osak
sales@electromate.com
Toll Free Phone:   877-737-8698
Toll Free Fax:       877-737-8699
www.electromate.com

 

Tags:  maxon, maxon motor, maxon DC motor, Electromate, servo motor, BLDC motor, brushless motor, flat motor, pancake motor, automation, electric motor, motion control, motor winding selection


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