CNC, Motion Control
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.
The motion control market had a strong 2021 thanks to high demand and the future looks equally bright according to an Interact Analysis expert.
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.
Inertial measurement units (IMUs) are key to delivering highly precise position sensing for fully autonomous vehicles at a mass market price.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Cover Story: When upgrading controllers and automation platforms consider increasing flexibility and adding capabilities while being cost conscious. Four controller selection questions are highlighted.
Upgrading control systems can be a fraught process and there are many things users need to consider. Seven questions are highlighted.