First on the radar this week in the world of motion control is some big news about company acquisitions. AMETEK announced this week that it has completed its acquisition of the parent company of Dunkermotoren GmbH, a supplier of advanced motion control systems for a wide range of industrial automation applications. Frank S. Hermance, AMETEK’s […]
There’s still time to register for the 1/2 day course on DC Servo Motor Sizing Made Easy. Information on the course is below: Presented by Dr. Urs Kafader, maxon motor, and author of the textbook “The Selection of High-precision Microdrives” Location/Date: Hilton Garden Inn Dorval Aeroport St. Laurent, PQ Tuesday June 12, 2012 Location/Date:Radisson Plaza Mississauga- […]
Name: Brandon Jones Employer: Hegel Holdings, LLC Position: Applications Engineer Education: B.S.G.E. – University of Illinois What do you think is the biggest challenge facing engineers today? In the past, it was about finding a job that offered what you wanted in terms of working with something you were interested in, the schedule and demand, […]
A recent report from the firm Frost & Sullivan on the integrated motor and drive market in Europe got me thinking about issues beyond the forecast itself. First, the specifics. The reports anticipates an annual growth rate for the European integrated motor and drive market of 12.1% from 2010 to 2017. The growth is being […]
Senior Editor Miles Budimir highlights some of the week’s new motion control products with a focus this week on encoders. Specifically, a 27-bit encoder from Renishaw, an inductive rotary encoder from Heidenhain, and magnetostrictive sensors from MTS Systems.
Senior Editor Miles Budimir highlights some of the week’s new motion control products, including a linear position transducer from Balluff, a BLDC speed controller from LIN Engineering, and motors for oil and gass exploration from Ducommun Technologies.
Senior Motion Control editor, Miles Budimir, explains the processes of feedback devices and the difference between sensors and encoders.
In this episode Miles looks at the two most common motors used in motion control operations.
In this episode Miles looks at the basics of motion controllers and motion profiles.