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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.
Common Motion Architecture, Packaging
Get a closer look at packaging automation machines that dispense, seal, and label.
This document describes in detail the setup procedure for initializing commutation on the brushless Navigator and Pilot families of motion processors.
With positioning motion control applications, one position feedback device has been king of the hill for a long time: the incremental optical encoder with quadrature output, which has very low-cost, good-enough resolution, and good-enough ruggedness.
The second part of our regenerative braking and battery regeneration deep-dive uses a theoretical model to prove the existence of steady state regeneration and provides insight into estimating the energy recovered during regenerative conditions of an electric vehicle.
In this two-part piece, we investigate the conditions at which battery regeneration can occur. The emphasis of this article is on regenerative braking and the analysis of a battery powered vehicle operating at a steady state.
S-curve motion profiles add “smoothing” segments to the traditional 3-phase trapezoidal profile (accelerate, coast, decelerate). Why is this better? The answer is beyond the motor, at the load itself.
Get a detailed look at motion control amplifiers. Making the right design choice when selecting a motion control amplifier can have a big impact on your machine's cost and performance.
Servo Motors And Drives, Motion Control Techniques
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 motor 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.