Global shipments for motion control products fell 6.8% for the first half of 2013, but there is still general optimism that sales will increase by the end of 2013 according to the Motion Control Association.
Ormec's XD indexer family expands analog I/O, adding motion control features for new applications and it also features software for complex applications.
Aerotech’s PlanarDL-series delivers geometric performance for applications where precision is critical and it has three positioning performance options as well as anti-creep crossed-roller bearings.
The Q170MCPU-EIP motion controller by Mitsubishi Electric is designed for end users who have third-party control system to incorporate and create Mitsubishi positioning applications via the Ethernet.
Inside Machines: To properly select the appropriate servo motor for a motion control application, find the inertia of the load being rotated. Applications where the center of rotation is on a different axis than the center of mass can lead to some challenging inertial calculations.
Siemens' Generation II Simotics 1FK7 servomotors are field-replaceable 24-bit encoders in 10 styles as well as three inertia versions and seven shaft heights.
Ten global companies formed the Facility 450 Consortium (F450C) and five companies formed the Global 450 Consortium (G450C) with the intention of addressing facility and infrastructure challenges of 450mm semiconductor wafer fabrication issues.
The Dyno LaborSaver rotating torque sensor series from SensorData Technologies allows for dual measurement and has a wide range of measurement options.
Festo's EPCO electric cylinder and CMMO-ST closed loop servo drive are designed to quickly assist in machine and product changeovers and offers the flexibility of commissioning via the Internet.
Product Exclusive: PMD Pro-Motion software offers axis wizard and support for digital amplifiers and embedded motion development, providing easy setup of embedded motion controllers.