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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.
This second part of our regenerative braking 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 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.
A detailed look at motion control amplifiers. Making the right design choice can have a big impact on your machine's cost and performance.
An overview of proportional, integral, derivative (PID) based servo tuning and two standard manual tuning methods that work well for a large variety of systems. This piece shows that optimal parameters vary with application and performance goals, even for the exact same motor and amplifier setup.
Many motion applications require precise synchronization of one or more axes. Understand some of the important approaches toward motion synchronization and have some fun with a motion synchronization video from the PMD lab.
Motion controllers are complex animals, no doubt about it. But with a few tips from the experts about proper specification, location, and avoidance of mishaps, choosing the right controller for the job is as easy as one, two, three.