CNC, Motion Control
The debate has been long — and shall continue — whether automation replaces humans or increases productivity, quality and safety
Machine builders can help end users avoid motion-related safety incidents by performing risk assessments and ensuring proper equipment is installed.
Speed, force, and size are vital to the compressed air system, but so are external, internal, and safety considerations.
Maintenance of critical machines depends on the diagnostic electrical testing of installed 3-phase squirrel cage motors, interpretation of results and key points of physical inspection
Product safety and operational safety of elevators require that software and software-updates are under control. See list of standards to help lower risk for motion control applications.
Automation innovation has opportunities to help with COVID-19 pandemic response, energy efficiency, robotics, non-contact motion control using superconductivity, training and by creating increased interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
Kit-based absolute encoders (position sensors) can make stepper motors a lower-cost option to servo motors for many industrial machinery motion control applications.
Duke University researchers have developed an approach to designing motion plans for multiple robots grows "trees" in the search space to solve complex problems in a fraction of the time.
PDS IG Equipment doubles window film throughput compared to the industry standard by using EtherCAT and PC-based control.
With more advanced predictive maintenance tools at their disposal, today’s maintenance and operations teams can improve efficiencies and minimize unplanned downtime.