Defense & Security

Submitted by Corey Foster || Valin Corporation
Balluff Condition Monitoring Sensors

Preventative maintenance and condition monitoring are not only independent concepts, but they are also ones that should not be treated with a “one-size-fits-all” approach. Learn more in the blog below.

Submitted by Ray Marquiss || Valin Corporation
Specifying VFD's

The basic application for a VFD is one where an AC motor must be run with some aspect of control over the speed, accel/decel or torque. Cranes, fans, pumps, mixers, conveyors, and similar applications are all candidates for using a VFD.

Electro-Hydraulic Actuators Improve Safety

Don't wait until it's too late, Kyntronics' actuators can help prevent disasters and improve your bottom line.

Pre-engineered Cartesian Robots versus Modular Gantries

The answer might not be so obvious when deciding to use pre-engineered “Cartesian Robots” versus more modularly designed gantries.

Mitsubishi J2S to MELSERVO J4 Servo Amplifier and Motor Migration

Mitsubishi announced the discontinuation of their old legacy J2S product line back in 2015 and official repair services for this product ended in August 2022. If you haven’t already looked into upgrading to the J4, now is the time!

Submitted by Mitsubishi Electric
Decrease Process Time, Improve Outcomes with Advanced Vibration Suppression

Is unchecked vibration affecting your bottom line? Vibration can bring any high-speed, high-precision process to an unexpected – and costly – standstill.

Submitted by Kair Turubayev || Valin Corporation
Ignoring Alerts: Running VFD’s to Failure

We’ve been finding more and more circumstances where customers find it beneficial to run their variable frequency drives (VFD) to failure, potentially damaging the VFD beyond repair. This is an interesting concept for people to wrap their mind around at first.

Submitted by Corey Foster, Valin Corporation
Top 3 Security Misconceptions Between IT and OT Personnel

There seems to be this constant game of tug-of-war between Information Technology (IT) and Operation Technology (OT) personnel in industrial settings. In general, there are three misconceptions that OT personnel have about the IT department.

Mitsubishi Electric Servo and Motion Economy Solutions

Economy Solutions from Mitsubishi Electric provides a low-cost, reliable, powerful, and easy-to-configure bundle of components allowing OEMs and system integrators to integrate high-precision motion control quickly, effortlessly, and affordably into their applications.

Choosing the Right Type of Stepper Motor for Your Application

Stepper motors are popular for their ability to stop accurately as well as their ease of use.  Both the amount of rotation and the speed are controlled easily with the same digital square wave pulse signal.