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Several trends have been driving the use of sophisticated, complex motor control algorithms. The most important of these trends include the desire for lower energy consumption and the need for higher performance. Performance Motion Devices Founder Chuck Lewin addresses these trends and introduces the major techniques used to control multi-phase motors, both brushless DC and AC induction.
This article will review the mathematics of motion profiles and help you understand which profiles work best for which applications. You'll gain valuable insights into how to tune your motion control profile for maximum performance.
Motion Control Techniques
Explore why a machine is exhibiting mechanical resonant frequency and what tools can be used to analyze it.
Examine trends and review the four major motion control architectures in use today. Two of these can be traced back to earlier motion control approaches, and two are more recent additions.
A detailed look at design choices for building a machine controller that provides precision motion control. This article addresses whether it is best to build or buy motion control hardware and software, and what aspects of your application are most important for determining the architecture of your machine controller.
The cost savings and flexibility offered by motion networks can be substantial. The key is knowing which solution will work best in your application.
Developer Kits, Pro Motion, Getting Started, Motion Control Techniques
The right motion development tools can help you get to market faster, and stay there. This article provides an overview of setup of our easy-to-implement motion control software. It includes a deep dive into our Pro-Motion developer software tool.
Learn about the significant cost savings that can result from integrating separate motion control functions together. Understand the recent developments in motion ICs that have made new architectures possible.
The question facing the designer is: how do you go about making these improvements? How do you optimize the various motion controller variables such as profile parameters, servo gains, and commutation, to arrive at the best overall machine performance?
Before selecting the best motor, or motors, for your design project, take time to understand what kind of positioning controls and functionality you need. In this article, Motoring to Success, we will look at the issues concerning the selection of the right type of motor controller for positioning control applications. The focus will be on understanding how these motors are controlled, and how the choice of the control techniques affects the system cost.