Know your options, choose your solution

Download our white papers and technical articles to learn about motion control solutions, components and motor control architectures. Explore your options and develop the best strategy for balancing lab automation and robotics costs, reliability, maintenance, and time-to-market.

Liquid Handling, Life Sciences, Atlas, Digital Drives, Juno Family of ICs, Pro-Motion, MC58113

Precision Fluid Handling: It's All In The Pump

Advanced Motion Control, Closed Loop Motion Control, Step Motors, Motor Setup, Multi-axis Solutions

Closed Loop Steppers Drive New Motion Control Applications

Automation and Robotics, Industrial Manufacturing, Robotics

Robotics: Spring 2023 Edition

Automation and Robotics, Robotics

Robotics in Automation: Working Arm-in-Arm with Humans

Automation and Robotics, Robotics, Servo Motors

Force Control in Actuators and Robot End Effectors

Step Motors, Motor Interfaces, Motor Setup, Servo Motors

Principles of Motor Selection

Liquid Handling, Automation and Robotics, Life Sciences, Automated Packaging

Build vs Buy Of A Three Axis Motion Controller

Digital Current Loop, Common Motion Architecture, Step Motors

Digital Current Loop Significantly Quiets Step Motor Noise

Conventional step “current chopper” drives result in a large amount of step motor noise, needless motor heating, and consume more current. A digital current loop will result in significantly quieter and lower temperature motor operation which is beneficial in many applications. This article details how a digital current loop will result in a significantly quieter, faster running and lower temperature motor operation which is beneficial in many applications.

Motion Control Techniques, Motion Profiles, Juno Family ICs, Velocity and Torque, MC58113, N-Series ION

Feedforward in Motion Control - Vital for Improving Positioning Accuracy

Many motion applications require high accuracy both during, and at the end of, the move, but even if you are using perfectly optimized PID values to control position, the compensation loop is never perfect. You can improve motor performance by adding motion control elements outside of the PID loop. In this article, we will look at torque control and the related subject of torque FeedFoward, which will make your equipment run smoother, and deliver better accuracy.

Advanced Motion Control, Step Motors, Servo Motors and Drives, ION, Juno Family of ICs, MC58113

New Control Technique Combines Servo Performance With Step Motor Cost

Is There Life without the PLC? Building a Better Embedded Controller

Motion Control Techniques, Motion Profiles, N-Series ION, user defined profiles

Motion Kinematics

Step Motors, Magellan, ION, Juno Family of ICs, Pro-Motion

Getting The Most Out Of Portable Medical Motion Control Applications

Motion Control Techniques, Medical Device Equipment, Automation and Robotics, Life Sciences, Magellan, Juno Family ICs, Digital Drives, MC58113

Motion Control Goes Small

Motion Control Techniques, Servo Motors and Drives

Servo Motor Tuning – Rocket Science or Walk In the Park?

Is servo motor tuning rocket science or a walk in the park? You decide! This article offers an overview of proportional, integral, derivative (PID) based servo tuning, and two standard manual tuning methods that work well for a large variety of machine designs. It shows that optimal parameters vary with application and performance goals, even for the exact same motor and amplifier setup.