What is computer numerical control? What is motion control?
Nine considerations when selecting a programming language. Ladder logic is favored by manufacturers in discrete industries, but as technology and automation evolve, its usefulness compared to other IEC 61131-3 programming languages and PC programming depends on application complexity and other factors.
Cover Story: Understanding the main types of loads, motors, and applications can help simplify industrial motor and accessory selection.
Permanent magnet synchronous motors offer significant advantages on high-energy-consuming and high-dynamic applications, compared to induction motors. See table, photo gallery.
Part of a European motor efficiency standard allows use of a variable speed drive to meet energy-saving requirements.