CNC, Motion Control
Purdue University and the University of Notre Dame are pairing their hypersonics research and facilities to improve the next generation of high-speed vehicles capable of flying beyond Mach 5.
Adding multi-turn measurement capabilities to hollow-shaft encoders used to be challenging, but adding a Wiegand wire system makes it easier and expands usable applications, including robotics.
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.
Siemens Large Drive Applications delivered a drive train, which includes artificial intelligence and machine learning to Deer Park Refinery located in Houston, Tex., one of the nation's largest refineries.