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Dual loop motion control with one encoder
Dual loop motion control with one encoder

Inside Machines: Motion control system example shows how mechanical stiffness can improve by a factor of 100. Dual loop control, often used to improve the secondary feedback device, is simpler when second encoder functionality is integrated in the motor.Read More

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Research on real-time altitude monitoring of portal crane based on GNSS-RTK
Research on real-time altitude monitoring of portal crane based on GNSS-RTK

Global navigation satellite system (GNSS) and real-time kinematic (RTK) measurements can be used to help with crane monitoring in real time, calculating position, velocity of points, and baseline... Read More

Raising the bar on oil-rig pipe testing
Raising the bar on oil-rig pipe testing

A testing process using electro-hydraulic motion controllers gives drillers confidence that rigs can stand up to the most extreme subsea conditions.Read More

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Lean automation offers higher product quality; less wiring, programming time
Lean automation offers higher product quality; less wiring, programming time

Inside Machines: OPA Consulting Services weaves modular manufacturing, higher controls performance, into high-end fabric production. The Quantum Group achieves 10%-15% improvements in woven product... Read More

The management, control, and data planes
The management, control, and data planes

Industrial Wireless Tutorials: Data planes in a wireless network allow designers to properly design and specify a WLAN using the segregation of roles as a framework by which the several different... Read More

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HMI PLCs for small- and medium-sized machines
HMI PLCs for small- and medium-sized machines

Turck's TX500 human-machine interface (HMI) programmable logic controllers (PLCs) are designed for... Read More

Ergonomic game-style controller for remote-controlled applications
Ergonomic game-style controller for remote-controlled applications

Apem's PC Series is an ergonomic game style pendant controller is designed to accommodate Apem's TS... Read More

Operator and monitor terminals with soft PLC
Operator and monitor terminals with soft PLC

Pilz's Machine Interface (PMI) 6 Control is an operator terminal equipped with a soft PLC in... Read More

Control system with integrated Fieldbus diagnostics
Control system with integrated Fieldbus diagnostics

Siemens' Simatic AFDiSD active field distributor features extended Fieldbus diagnostics that can be... Read More

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