CNC, Motion Control

Courtesy: Yaskawa America Inc.
CNC, Motion Control January 17, 2022

Sizing a single-blade rotary knife application

Inside Machines, Part 2: Using calculations and equations will demonstrate how to correctly size a rotary knife application based on previous data. Part 1 covered key terms.

By Sixto Moralez
Courtesy: Beckhoff Automation, CFE Media's New Products for Engineers Database
CNC, Motion Control January 13, 2022

Motion control market future looking bright

The motion control market had a strong 2021 thanks to high demand and the future looks equally bright according to an Interact Analysis expert.

By Interact Analysis
Courtesy: Regal Rexnord Corp.
CNC, Motion Control January 11, 2022

Condition monitoring, industrial powertrain, sortation: Merger, new motion control products

New condition monitoring system, gear drives, industrial powertrain, roller bearings, sortation system and worm gears were among Regal product introductions, at Pack Expo Las Vegas. Days later the motion control company announced it completed its merger with Rexnord PMC, creating Regal Rexnord Corp.

By Regal, Regal Rexnord Corp.
Courtesy: Aceinna Inc.
CNC, Motion Control January 6, 2022

Precise positioning for autonomous vehicles

Inertial measurement units (IMUs) are key to delivering highly precise position sensing for fully autonomous vehicles at a mass market price.

By James Fennelly
November-December 2021 Control Engineering digital edition and related links became available at in December 2021. Courtesy: Control Engineering
CNC, Motion Control December 29, 2021

Control Engineering November-December digital edition, Global System Integrator Report

Inventory insights, standardization help for the supply chain, cloud and edge, motion system efficiency, control systems and AI, vibration measurement are among topics in the November-December 2021 edition of Control Engineering. Global System Integrator Report, Oil & Gas Engineering, and ebooks also are included.

By Mark T. Hoske
Mark Rzchowski and Chang-Beom Eom. Courtesy: UW-Madison
CNC, Motion Control November 23, 2021

Low-voltage, piezoelectric membrane is big advance for spintronics

University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers have developed an all-thin-film membrane composite of the relaxor-ferroelectric material lead magnesium niobate-lead titanate (PMN-PT) and ferromagnetic nickel that demonstrates an intrinsic coupling between voltage and spin.

By Jason Daley
Courtesy: Chris Vavra, CFE Media and Technology
CNC, Motion Control November 17, 2021

Integrating controllers and robots with coordination

Integrating a single, motion-centric coordinator to control a machine and robots can provide advantages in development time, cost and performance compared to separating PLC and robot control functions.

By Dave Greensmith
Courtesy: Virtual Training Week from CFE Media and Technology, SEW Eurodrive
CNC, Motion Control October 18, 2021

Understand total system efficiency for motion control

Motion system efficiency, more than induction motor efficiency, also depends on electrical input power, variable frequency drives, gearboxes and transmission elements like chains and belts. Learn more in an Oct. 22 CFE Media and Technology Virtual Training Week course.

By Mark T. Hoske
Courtesy: Beckhoff Automation
CNC, Motion Control October 7, 2021

Machine control migrations hinge on system openness

Cover Story: When upgrading controllers and automation platforms consider increasing flexibility and adding capabilities while being cost conscious. Four controller selection questions are highlighted.

By Doug Schuchart
Courtesy: Chris Vavra, CFE Media and Technology
CNC, Motion Control October 5, 2021

Machine control migration goals and risks

Upgrading control systems can be a fraught process and there are many things users need to consider. Seven questions are highlighted.

By Pratul Singh