Matt Lecheler

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Robotics December 25, 2013

Industrial PCs ease integration

Robotic integration: Hardware and software advancements, such as multi-core processors and industrial Ethernet fieldbus technology, are enabling engineers to integrate cost-effective robotic solutions with motion control, communications, and human-machine interfaces.

By Matt Lecheler
Robotics December 1, 2013

Motion based profiles, libraries ease integration

When determining the best standards, protocols, and solutions for motion applications, including robotics, it’s best to look at motion profiles.

By Matt Lecheler
Industrial PCs May 13, 2013

Products use mechatronic design for manufacturing systems

Beckhoff Automation XTS modular linear motion control system integrates with industrial PC, TwinCAT 3, and delta-robot doing pick and place.

By Matt Lecheler
Industrial PCs May 13, 2013

Mechatronics: Electromechanical manufacturing systems

A tightly integrated mechatronic system can reduce the machine footprint, shorten programming time, and eliminate dedicated hardware controllers.

By Matt Lecheler
Robotics February 21, 2013

Customizable CNC add-ons, control convergence

CNC solutions are finding life beyond a “me too” status. Standardized at the core, CNC approaches differentiate with highly customizable add-ons. Consolidation of controls can help.

By Matt Lecheler
Mechatronics and Motion Control August 3, 2012

Integrated programming environment includes drive programming software

The most significant improvement to drive programming is the move to centralized programming platforms that cover an entire automated system rather than learning separate programming software only for drive programming.

By Matt Lecheler
Mechatronics and Motion Control August 2, 2012

Drive programming software is an integrated programming environment

The most significant improvement to drive programming is the move to centralized programming platforms, such as TwinCAT 3 from Beckhoff Automation, which allows users to program an entire automated system rather than having to learn separate programming software only for drive programming. One-cable motors and drives further simplify installation.

By Matt Lecheler