Mechatronics and Motion Control
Safety requires an integrated and distributed approach to keep workers safe from an environment that features autonomous equipment.
The International Society of Automation (ISA) has released a simplified of PackML to make the standard easier to implement across many manufacturing applications.
Adopting modern and flexible automation platforms helps OEMs and end users meet traditional production challenges while addressing newer concerns such as supply chain issues, labor shortages and cybersecurity.
The motion control industry is moving beyond the COVID-19 pandemic, but trends such as supply chain challenges, predictive maintenance and increased customization remain prevalent.
Modern micro-PLCs combined with stepper motor controllers make advanced motion control and edge integration simple for smaller systems.
Yaskawa's i³ Control (“iCube” Control) is an open system platform deigned to consolidate a variety of automation controls into one centralized controller.
Siemens machine tool announcements at IMTS aim to simplify operations, increase productivity, manage machine tool resources, advance related ecosystems and digital thread, with collaboration to integrate additive and subtractive CNC machining technologies.
Hexagon revealed a new technology for training entry-level CNC and CMM operators on production equipment, without devoting the actual machines to the instruction effort.
Our last insight into the motion control sector looked at prospects for overall market growth up to 2026. We commented on the breadth of the market for the technology owing to its universal applicability.
The global market growth in motion controls jumped more than 20% in 2021 and is expected to have slower, but still strong, growth through 2026.