Motion Control and Automation

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How to Setup the Autonics ARIO-C-EI with Omron N Series PLC

This video will illustrate how to set up an Autonics ARIO-C-EI Ethernet/IP Coupler to communicate to an Omron N Series PLC.

Schunk Animation From the Battery Cell to the Battery Pack

The entire spectrum of automation is utilized in the production of battery systems.

Wireless Control Unit - WIO Series

PATLITE introduces the WIO wireless system. This Bluetooth enabled system allows for remote indication and monitoring. Working as a pair, the transmitter and receiver combination allows an operator to trigger a light and notify personnel from up to 400 meters (with built in relay function).

Cobot Intel Sanding Solution Speed Up

Video of Cobot Intel Sanding Solution speed up.

2nd Big Doors Primer Operator Production

Configuring a Machine Vision Mounting Arm - Swivellink

Configuring a Swivellink mounting arm for machine vision cameras, lights, sensors.

Swivellink Mounts

A quick review of the Swivellink mounting line.

TM AI Cobot - Cobot Machine Tending Solution ft. SINTA

V2A039 TM AI Cobot - Cobot Machine Tending Solution ft.SINTA.

TM AI Cobot - Feeding System Application ft. Ars Automation

TM AI Cobot - Feeding System Application ft. Ars Automation

TM AI Cobot - Machine Tending ft.KLS

TM AI Cobot - Machine Tending ft. KLS.

TM Palletizing Operator V1.2

TM Palletizing Operator is an all-in-one solution exclusively designed for palletizing automation. 

TM Palletizing Operator V1.2

TM AI Cobot - SSD Factory - Palletizing

TM AI Cobot - Automated Robotic Sanding ft. FerRobotics

Automated Robotic Sanding ft. FerRobotics.

TM AI Cobot - Visual Inspection Product Traceability

TM AI Cobot - Visual Inspection Product Traceability.

Automation to Autonomy Industrial AI Platform "e RT3 Plus"

The e-RT3 Plus is a platform with durability, versatility, and practicality that is ideal for IoT and AI adoption at manufacturing sites.

TM Robot: The Future is Here - AI Cobot

The future is here: introducing the AI Cobot Techman Robot. Native AI enging with robot arm and vision.

ATX West TM Robot Demonstration

Tom Trinh demonstrate's the TM Robot.

How To Setup IAI RCON Ethernet/IP Gateway Using IA-OS Software

This video will illustrate how to set up Internet/IP communication to communicate between IAI RCON Ethernet/IP Gateway to an Omron N series PLC using the IA-OS utility.

How To Setup IAI RCON Ethernet/IP Gateway Using IAI Parameter Configuration Tool

This video will illustrate how to set up Internet/IP communication to communicate between IAI RCON Ethernet/IP Gateway to an Omron N series PLC using the IAI Parameter Configuration Tool.

Transforming Tooling Ready for Installation in a Press Room Destacker

Check out Norgren's latest Transforming Tooling project: this customer's tool has 16 arms, and is able to move to multiple configurations!

Packaging & Palletizing Transforming Tooling

In a changing world that is experiencing rapidly evolving demands for fulfillment customizations, Norgren is finding that their customers struggle to automate their systems to handle a high mix of products in palletizing and packaging operations.

V2A037TW TM AI Cobot Techman Robot Vision Solutions

Techman Robot is a leading brand of collaborative robots. We have the built-in vision and a native AI engine for robots to see.

How to Setup the Baumer Vision System Smart Camera Using a VeriSense Application Suite

This video illustrates how to set up the Baumer Vision System Smart camera using a VeriSens application suite.

Valin’s Pneumatic EV Manifold Retrofit Solutions

Are you having trouble with your pneumatic valve banks on CVD, PVD, ETCH, and other 20+ year-old tools? Troubles such as EV failures and CDA leaks, obsolescence, and low airflow due to smaller Cv's?  Are you tired of the midnight phone calls because your electric valves are failing? Well, Valin has the solution!

Introducing Cobot Intelligence's new standalone cabinet door sanding solution.

Valin and Mitsubishi Electric joined forces to bring the latest automation solutions to our customers in Arizona on August 7th.  On board the mobile showroom customers saw the latest technology in PLCs, drives, CNCs, motion control, HMIs, energy monitoring and management, industrial robots, and connectivity for MES and ERP applications.

Submitted by Tom Trinh || Valin Corporation
Demonstration on How To Setup IAI RCON Ethernet/IP Gateway to communicate with a PLC

This video is a demonstration on how to setup IAI RCON Ethernet/IP Gateway to communicate with a  PLC

Kyntronics SMART Electro Hydraulic Actuator

The Kyntronics SMART Electro-Hydraulic Actuator (SHA), combines the best features of hydraulic power with the precision of servo control used in screw-type electro-mechanical actuators, without the inherent disadvantages of those approaches.

How to Implement Smart Load Sharing with a Pump Controller

A local public utility district has a freshwater collection tank that sometimes fills rapidly and other times slowly. At times the main pump could not keep up. Watch to see the solution.

How the Beijer HMI X2 Base 7 works with an Omron PLC

This video will illustrate how the Omron PLC works with a Beijer HMI model X2 base 7 which is the 7 inch screen. So what I have right here is I'm simulating the page on the IX developer.

How to Setup the Beijer HMI X2 Base 7 to Communicate with an Omron C Series PLC

This video illustrates how to set up the Beijer HMI, X2Base7 to communicate to an Omron C series PLC such as CP1L, CJ, CS1 and many other old C series PLC.

SolaHD Power Quality Solutions | Control Cabinet Video

SolaHD™ power quality solutions equipment by Emerson is a comprehensive line of products that stretches from entrances to load points, to communications networks throughout facilities, making our total power quality solutions indispensable.

Leading with Purpose | Parker Purpose

Enabling Engineering Breakthroughs that Lead to a Better Tomorrow.

Inductive Washdown Sensors with Condition Monitoring

In addition to providing solid inductive sensing, our newest inductive sensors deliver the condition monitoring and advanced IO-Link features of Balluff’s Smart Automation and Monitoring System (SAMS).

How to Choose an Output Loop Powered Transmitter | Acromag Signal Conditioner Selection Guide Video

Welcome to Acromags Signal Conditioning Selection Guide Video. As a business with many helpful products to offer, we know it can be difficult to find which one you need.

How to Choose an Output Loop Powered Transmitter | Acromag Signal Conditioner Selection Guide Video

Welcome to Acromags Signal Conditioning Selection Guide Video. As a business with many helpful products to offer, we know it can be difficult to find which one you need.

Process Limit Alarms | Acromag Signal Conditioning Selection Guide Video

Welcome to Acromag's Signal Conditioning Selection Guide Video.

Rollon Telescopic Industrial Rails

Rollon’s Telescopic slides are robust while maintaining precision. They can handle the abusive life of reusable packaging automation with the accuracy needed for robotic inter

Rollon Automated Storage Application Example

This video is an example of the Rollon automated storage application.

Rollon Firetruck Generator Application Example

This video is an example of the Rollon generator application.

Rollon Fresh Food Storage Application Example

This video is an example of the Rollon automated fresh food storage application.

Rollon Generator Slideout Airport FBO and GSE Application Example

This video is an example of the Rollon generator slideout airport FBO and GSE application.

Rollon Microscope Rail Application Example

This video is an example of the Rollon microscope rail application.

This video is an example of the Rollon operating table base application.

Rollon Test Tube Filling Application Example

This video is an example of the Rollon test tube filling application example.

Rollon Transfer Application Example

This video is an example of the Rollon transfer application example.

This video is an example of the Rollon waterjet cutting application example.

Rollon Xray Application Example

This video is an example of the Rollon xray application.

Digital Transformation

With the Industrial Internet of Things and digitization, opportunities to improve business performance are almost endless.

Improve Overall Equipment Effectiveness with Digital Transformation Solutions | AVENTICS

Emerson's Jan Grasedieck explains in this video how manufacturers can use IIoT solutions and analytics software to gain actionable insights to improve productivity and Overall Equipment Effectiveness.

Digital Transformation Workshop | How to Turn Data into Actionable Insights | AVENTICS

In this video, IIoT experts explain the types of actionable insights Emerson can give you during one of their Digital Transformation workshops, providing guidance and potential outcomes to benefit your business.

Emerson Roadshow - Bringing You IIoT Solutions to Your Doorstep

In this video, Emerson's expert from their Fluid Control & Pneumatics Mobile Event explains how IIoT solutions enable customers to do predictive maintenance and improve throughput and energy efficiency.

Emerson's Predictive Valve Maintenance Solutions for Digital Transformation | TopWorx

In this Bringing the Bits Together video, Emerson's Amit Patel and Jason Maderic discuss how the TopWorx predictive valve maintenance solutions help customers navigate the world of Digital Transformation to improve areas around production, energy, emissions, reliability, and safety.

Dorner ERT 150 Pallet Conveyor

Dorner's precision edge roller pallet and tray handling conveyors provide efficient, non-contact zoning for small & light-load assembly automation applications. They feature a clean, open roller design and are ISO Class 4 approved for cleanrooms.

Dorner 2200 Precision Move Pallet Systems

Dorner 2200 Series Precision Move Pallet Systems are modular, dual belt pallet systems for automation assembly.

FlexMove Pallet Systems

Dorner FlexMove conveyors are available as completed conveyor systems for fast and simple, installation, or as parts for flexibility in design.

FlexMove Product Video

Dorner Flexmove Conveyors are ideal for part handling, tight spaces, buffering, accumulation and elevation changes. They're perfect for processing, packaging, assembly automation, medical, life sciences and more!

Dorner Lift Gate Conveyors Create Safe Walkthroughs and Maximize Usable Space

Dorner Lift gate conveyors are a popular solution for creating safe and fast walk-through access to maximize usable space. Take a look at this video to see some of Dorner's lift gate conveyors in action.

Dorner DTools Conveyor Configurator

Dorner Manufacturing presents DTools, the industry's leading tool for complete conveyor design.

2200 Series Belted and LPZ Conveyors

Dorner 2200 Series low profile, high performance fabric and modular belt conveyors feature a high speed nose bar transfer option, a durable single piece frame design, universal T-slots, and a wide range of belting and guiding options.

Dorner ERT 250 Conveyor - Edge Roller Technology for Pallet & Tray Handling

Dorner's precision edge roller pallet and tray handling conveyors provide efficient, non-contact zoning for medium & heavy load assembly automation applications.

How to Measure Temperature with a High Density Ethernet IO Solution

Along with monitoring points for pressure, level, and flow, a chemical manufacturer has up to 500 temperature measurement points; both thermocouple and RTD, scattered throughout their process.

7 Axis Articulated Robot Demonstration and System Configuration

This 7-axis articulated robot demonstration exclusively utilizes the AZ Series family of motors and actuators and driven by Oriental Motor's new AZ Mini driver.

Rittal HMI Support Arm Systems

Support Arm Systems can adapt machines to different angles and accommodate height variations of an operator, insuring efficient and productive performance. All system components for rotating, tilting, swiveling, raising and lowering are combined to provide flexibility.

SCARA Robot PowerCON IXP & RCP4 Gripper

An affordable SCARA robot IXP series with stepper motors. Utilizes technology from the PowerCON 150 (PCON-CA) controller for high performance at lower cost.

Modular Automation from Oriental Motor

Introducing the modular automation line of products from Oriental Motor. Modular automation is a rapidly expanding form of automation where traditional assembly lines are transformed into modular assembly lines using automation products designed for DC power or battery input.

The 221 Series from Wago – Flexible, Fast and Safe.

Unboxing and Installing a Dual Ported Exhaust Kit to a Centura Chamber Pneumatic Manifold

The Valin Dual Ported Exhaust kit works with any manifold that includes the AVENTICS™ AV03 valves.

Balluff Demo Van

Check out the new and improved Balluff Demo Van. Complete with an array of products featuring safety, IO-Link, RFID, metalworking, level sensing, and more. Keep an eye out in your area for the demo van as it travels across the US.

How to Change the IP Address of the Network Card on Your PC

This short video is going to show how to change the IP address of the network card on your PC.

What is a Servo System?

What a servo system is, why it is needed and the variations of their configurations.

Episode # 72: The Process of Sizing an Electric Actuator: A Basic Example

We work through a basic actuator sizing example with basic requirements to show what the process is like.

Cause of Vibration in Stepper Motors

When a stepper motor makes a move from one step to the next, the rotor doesn't immediately stop. the rotor actually passes the final position, is drawn back, passes the final in the opposite direction and continues to move back and forth until it finally comes to a rest. We call this "ringing" and it occurs every single step the motor takes.

What is AlphaStep AZ Series?

The AlphaStep AZ Series stepper motors offers high efficiency, low vibration and incorporates our newly developed Mechanical Absolute Encoder for absolute-type positioning without battery back-up or external sensors to buy.

Introducing Oriental Motor's PKP Series Stepper Motor Flat Type

Flat type stepper motors are light weight and reduce footprint for applications where space is limited, such as an index table.  Both round-shaft and geared versions are available.

Equipped with Oriental Motor's compact reflective encoder technology, these stepper motors can provide feedback for motor position, speed, and direction for high accuracy closed loop operation.  See how they can help in a diverting conveyor application.

Introducing Oriental Motor's PKP Series with Electromagnetic Brake

The electromagnetic brake is located in the back and operates separately from the motor.

Introducing Oriental Motor's PKP Series High Resolution Type

High resolution type stepper motors double the full step resolution of standard motors and provides smoother rotation as well as better stop accuracy.  See how they can help in a dispensing and an imaging application.

IXA High Speed SCARA with DDA Small Parts Pick and Place 00005 00006 Blur

IXA High Speed SCARA with DDA Small Parts Pick and Place 00005 00006 Blur

Inventory Management Video

Avoiding unnecessary downtime is critical and part of keeping operations running as efficiently as possible is having a good handle on the inventory required. From valves and gauges to sensors and filters, there is a multitude of different parts and pieces of equipment associated with an industrial environment.

Episode # 71: 4 Questions to Ask When Selecting a Servo or Stepper Motor

These are the four most important questions to ask when selecting either a servo or stepper motor for your application: speed, torque, inertia and power.

Episode# 69: What is Load-to-Motor Inertia Ratio?

When sizing a motor, what is the load-to-motor inertia ratio?  And why does it matter?  What is an acceptable value?

Direct Drives vs Worm-Gear Driven

What is the difference between a direct drive and worm-gear driven rotary stage?  Which is better?

How to Change the IP Address of the Network Card on your PC

This short video is going to show how to change the IP address of the network card on your PC.

Episode# 68: What is an Electro-Hydraulic Actuator?

Understanding the blend of electric and hydraulic technologies.

What is a Hydraulic Actuator?

How a hydraulic actuator is similar, yet different, from pneumatic actuators.

Episode# 66: What is a Pneumatic Actuator?

How a pneumatic actuator moves, creates force, various types and constructions, what is required in a system, and the pros and cons.

What is an Electric Actuator?

The basics of what an electric or electromechanical actuator is and the various technologies that this encompasses.

How to Use the IAI Servo Press, Mode 4: Speed Control Keep Incremental Load Stop

This short video is going to show how to use Intelligent Actuator’s “speed control-holding incremental load” motion mode on the IAI servo press product.

Linear Motors in Vertical Applications

Linear motor actuators are great…but we hesitate before using them in vertical applications.  We discuss why and what some solutions are.

xplosive materials and flammable gases can be a danger, especially if the equipment could ignite it.  So there are certain things we want to take a look at and understand for the actuators.

Electric Actuators for Multi-Axis Configurations

Multi-axis applications, applications where two or more actuators are connected together, do not necessarily need customized actuators.  But, we do a lot of engineering on how they go together.  We discuss factors and lessons to learn.

Episode # 61: Electric Actuators for Corrosive Environments

Wet environments may include caustic chemicals.  Sometimes all we have to do is protect the actuators.  Other times we have to modify the design a little bit or the materials used.  We take a look at the factors we’ll ask about.

Electric Actuators for Clean Room Applications

Cleanroom applications have particular requirements for keeping the environment that they are in super clean in order to keep the products from being contaminated.  We discuss the various factors to consider in selecting the right actuator for the application.

Centura and Centura Ultima Chamber Pneumatic Manifold Unboxing Video

This video shows an unboxing of the Centura Ultima Chamber Pneumatic Manifold.

Secomea Data Collection Cloud (DCC)

DCC makes it easy to monitor and compare data collected from all devices. Start improving productivity with Secomea cloud solution!

How to Use the IAI Servo Press: Real Life Example

This video is going to show a short practical application of using two different modes with IAI servo press product. One will be “speed control-holding load”-or stopping at load-and speed control-stopping at distance-or “keeping distance”.

Episode # 58: Electric Actuators with Custom Stroke Lengths

Looking for an electric actuator with a specific stroke length?  We discuss the feasibility of producing custom stroke lengths using various technologies.

How to Use the IAI Servo Press, Mode 3: Speed Control - Load Stop

This video is going to show how to use the IAI Servo Press in the “Speed Control - Holding Load” mode.

How to Use the IAI Servo Press, Mode 2: Speed Control - Distance Stop

This video is going to show how to use Intelligent Actuator’s “Servo Press” product in the press motion mode of “Speed Control-Keeping Distance”.

Customizing Electric Actuators

Have you found an actuator that you like that you want but it just does not quite have everything that you need?  Maybe you wish you could tweak it just a little bit?

Overview of the 5 Program Steps in the IAI Servo Press Programming Cycle

This video is going to explain the five program steps in the IAI Servo Press programming cycle.

Overview of the Robo Cylinder® Software for IAI Servo Press Product

this video is an overview of the Robo Cylinder® software that is used with Intelligent Actuator Servo Press product.

Why is My Stepper Motor Skipping Steps or Stalling?

Are you struggling in getting the performance from your servo motor that you are expecting?  We discuss how the servo drive configuration can adversely affect your servo motor performance.

Episode # 55: How Can The Servo Drive Configuration Limit My Motor Performance?

Are you struggling in getting the performance from your servo motor that you are expecting?  We discuss how the servo drive configuration can adversely affect your servo motor performance.

Episode # 54: 5 vs 24-volt Logic for PLCs?

Should you use 5 or 24-volt logic with your devices and controllers?

How to Use the Simulation Feature in the G9SP Configuration Software

This video is going to go over how to use the simulation feature in the G9SP configuration software.

Find out the difference and why you’d use differential signals.

Learn about different types, protocols, form factors and variations of feedback.

How to Install the NF3 Interlock Kit to a Centura Gas Box Pneumatic Manifold

This video will teach you how to install the NF3 Interlock Kit to a Centura Gas Box Pneumatic Manifold.

We take a broader, more philosophical, look at what feedback is, the types, and where to put it.

We discuss five questions that typically should arise when trying to select a drive for a motor.

We address the most common questions asked by customers who are not getting the performance they expect to from their servo motors.

The Motion Control Show, Episode 46: What Thermal Protection Does My Motor Have?

The next step to understanding and solving performance problems that you may be having, like not getting enough torque or speed or burning up motors, is to understand the various thermal protection models that your drive and motor may have.

To size and select a servo motor, understanding the speed/torques is crucial. We discuss the basics as well as address typical questions that arise.

We dive into the finer details of how speed/torque curves are created.

Linear motors are linear version of rotary motors… but typically are the same technology as brushless servo motors. We look at the basic structure of a few different designs.

Endura Slit Valve Pneumatic Manifold Replacement

Valin has engineered a drop-in pneumatic manifold replacement that is a perfect solution for your aging fleet of Endura SVD Slit Valve 0010-20052 & 0010-70297 tools. The AC-150-2321 pneumatic manifold comes as a complete kit for ease of installation.

Piezo motors are an entirely different type of electric motor.  We look at the basic structure and how they operate.

at Types of Electric Motors Are there? Stepper Motors

Steppers motors are a specific type of synchronous electric motors.  We look at the basic structure of them and what makes a stepper motor a stepper motor.

TM Robot Machine Tending a Pencil Sharpener

Machine tending is the automated operation of industrial machine tools in a manufacturing plant using robotic automation systems.

The Motion Control Show, Ep #40: What Types of Electric Motors Are There? Brushless Servo Motors

Brushless servo motors are a specific type of synchronous electric motors.  We look at few different designs and compare them.

In this video is going to discuss why you would use a safety PLC instead of using safety monitoring relays for your machine safeguarding.

The Motion Control Show, Ep #38: What is Commutation?

In this video we're going to go into the more sophisticated topics of feedback and the different types of motors and how to control them.

John Brokaw helps us learn the difference between these types of motors plus how AC Induction and servo motors fit in.

What is an Electric Motor?

We address the basics of what an electric motor is.

We address the basics of what a drive is.

How to Program a TM Robot to Do a Simple Pick and Place

This short video will help you do your first pick and place application with the TM Series robot.

This video adds to the program created in the video for manual pick and place to make it so that the robot can find the part and pick it up using the integrated vision system.

How to Calibrate the Camera on the TM Robot

This video will show how to go through the calibration steps for the Omron TM Robot equipped with integrated vision system. Performing the calibration creates a workspace that is used in creating the vision work flow.

TM Robot Series: Tips and Info

This video has a collection of tips for using the robot and the TMFlow programming software.

How To Use Waypoints on the TM Series Robot

This video shows how you can program a TM Series Robot to do waypoints.

HMI to controller communication may be one of the biggest surprises in your project to over-come.  Here are some factors to consider.

For my 30th episode, I thought I'd celebrate by sharing a little bit of the goofs and fun and laughter and jokes and frustration that we've had along the way in making the first 29 episodes.

On the surface, converting fluid power (pneumatic and hydraulic) actuators to electric actuators is simple.  And it can be.  But, there are a few things that I've run into that tend to hold things up that you may want to be aware of right off the bat.

The Motion Control Show, Episode 27: How Does Abbe Error Effect the Straightness and Flatness Performance?

How well a linear actuator performs in its straightness and flatness is highly dependent upon its Abbe Error…that is the angular error caused by the rolling, pitching and yawing of the carriage as it moves.  But, why does it change the performance…and by how much?

Kyntronics SMART Hydraulic Actuators (SHA)

Fusing the Power of Hydraulics with the Precision of Servo Control SMART Hydraulics Actuators (SHA) for the Metal forming industry.

Swivellink's PLx

The PLx is a handheld device used for safety professionals to help validate the safety equipment on industrial machinery.

The Motion Control Show Episode 25: The Effect of Moment Loading on a Solution's Lifespan

Valin’s Bruce Ng continues the conversation on what happens to the lifespan of an actuator when important moment-loading information is omitted in Episode 25.

The Motion Control Show Episode 24: The Effect of Moment Loading on a Solution

We've talked about loading and moment loading and what we need to know in order to size and select an actuator properly. Interestingly enough, what we do as Application Engineers is to help you fill in all the gaps, all the what-you-don’t-knows. So, I've asked one of our Senior Application Engineers, Kent Martins, to go through a sizing and show you what he does.

What is remote access technology?

Technology is changing so rapidly these days that we can be constantly feeling behind.  The terms IIoT and Industry 4.0 are being thrown around way too easily.  I've been looking for a one-size-fits-all solution for customers I talk to, but it just does not seem to exist.  Even at the oil wells, which seems like the most cookie-cutter of all applications, there just is not a one-size-fits-all solution.

The Motion Control Show, Episode 23: The Effect of Accuracy & Repeatability on a Solution

What happens if you use the incorrect terminology?  What if you say “accuracy” but need “repeatability”?  We interview Ray Marquiss in Episode 23 to find out.

special gripper scg

The Special Gripper SCG is particularly suitable for handling thin, porous and sensitive workpieces. The high volume flow of the gripper ensures secure holding even with porous material or workpieces that do not cover the entire suction surface.

The Motion Control Show Episode 22: Mitigating Risks in Mechanics

How do you mitigate your risks when sizing, selecting and designing mechanics?  How do you decide whether to make or buy your mechanics?  Here are some considerations.

The Motion Control Show, Episode 21: Linear Encoder Errors

You may be at the point of looking at adding feedback to your mechanics in order to make them more precise or to capture some of the errors I discussed last episode in Episode 20. But, you may also be wondering about some of the problems that can cause.

The Motion Control Show, Episode 20: Do I need feedback?

I have a question for you:  Do you embrace linear encoders?  Or do you avoid them whenever possible?  Or are you wondering what a linear encoder even is?  After all this sizing and selecting of mechanics, and even designing your own mechanics, you might be considering putting a feedback device on there and whether you should or not.

The Motion Control Show, Episode 19: What do I need to know to select mechanics?

LOSTPED is an acronym where LOSTPED stands for Load, Orientation, Speed, Travel, Precision, Environment and Duty Cycle.  But, what does it REALLY mean?

frameless motor integration

Frameless Kit Motors are the ideal solution for machine designs that require high performance in small spaces.  Kit motors allow for direct integration with a mechanical transmission device, eliminating parts that add size and complexity.  Use of Frameless Kit Motors results in a smaller, more reliable motor package.

ATX West

Valin is at ATX West February 11-13, 2020. Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim CA.

Valin Engineered Solution

In this video you will see just a few of Valin’s custom engineered solutions. A complete list of solutions includes integrated automation, electrical subassemblies, motion control subassemblies, robotic solutions, custom gantry systems, custom server solutions, control panels, valve assemblies, nitrogen generators, filtration systems, and custom heating solutions. 

ATX West — See Industry 4.0 in Real Life

Are you implementing automation at your company? Do you need technical education and expert advice to make major business decisions? Whether you're an engineer working in aerospace, a C-suite executive in manufacturing, or any other type of professional looking for solutions to streamline operations, the Automation Technology Expo (ATX) West will give you the education and connections needed to make the right choices for your projects or business.

Submitted by Corey Foster || Valin Corporation
The Motion Control Show, Episode 18: End of Travel and Home Sensors vs Absolute Encoders

A common topic when putting together a motion control system and a gantry is whether to use end-of-travel limit switches, home sensors or absolute encoders. This really depends upon the application. So, let's talk about the pros and cons.

Submitted by Corey Foster || Valin Corporation
The Motion Control Show, Episode 16: Take the Mounting into Consideration

When we size, select, and design gantry systems such as this one, we must make sure that we take into account the whole framing that this is going to be mounted on.

Submitted by Corey Foster || Valin Corporation
The Motion Control Show, Episode 17: The Holistic Approach

You cannot just start on the mechanics, pick the motors, pick the drives, pick the controls, pick the HMI.  First you must understand everything all together.  Since we're talking about mechanics, there's a few things we need to kind of jump on right off the bat.  To figure out the holistic approach, there's a lot more to it.

Submitted by Corey Foster || Valin Corporation
The Motion Control Show, Episode 13 How many motors do I need for parallel axes on my gantry

One of the things that can really trip people up with sizing and selecting a gantry system is whether they need one or two motors for the X and X-prime. In this video we will shed some light on this topic.

Submitted by Corey Foster || Valin Corporation
The Motion Control Show, Episode 14 Don't forget cable management

A very important factor to keep in mind when sizing your gantry system is the cable management and cable lengths you'll need. If you think about it, we're going to need cables to span throughout every axis of motion.

Submitted by Corey Foster || Valin Corporation
The Motion Control Show, Episode 15 Ballscrews vs Belt Pulleys vs Linear Motors

Back in Episode 6, I explained to you the different types of linear mechanics.  This included ballscrews, belt & pulleys, linear motors and even rack & pinion.  I get the question all the time: which linear mechanics do I use?

Submitted by Corey Foster || Valin Corporation
The Motion Control Show, Episode 12 - What does a gantry look like?

After taking a break from mechanics for a few episodes, we're returning to the idea of a gantry. But, you may wonder what a gantry looks like. For an explanation of that, we're going to turn to Valin’s own Michael Reynaud with a special animation by Valin’s Cassidy in order to show you what a gantry looks like.

Submitted by Corey Foster
The Motion Control Show, Episode 11 EMC Installation - Selecting a Mains Filter

I am continuing my conversation with you about EMC installation. We talked about electrical noise, where it comes from and how we control it. We talked about the reasons for Mains filters. Now I'm going to talk a little bit about how to select Mains filters and unfortunately, it's a real black art.

Submitted by Dillon Caruso
How to Set Up and Get Motion from IAI's Elecylinder

In this video, we'll show you how to set up and get motion from IAI's Elecylinder.

Submitted by Corey Foster
The Motion Control Show, Ep 10: EMC Installation - Why Do I Need a Mains Filter?

Continuing on talking about electrical noise, I often times have suggested mains filters to customers and they say, “Well I'm not shipping my system to Europe so I don't need it.”  But there are very good reasons for putting a mains filter on your system even when you're not shipping it to Europe.  Let's take a look at this.

Submitted by Corey Foster
The Motion Control Show, Ep 9: EMC Installation - Preventing Electrical Ghosts

Today we're taking a break from all the mechanical topics we've been talking about and let's talk about an electrical one: electrical noise.

Submitted by Corey Foster
Specsmanship - Load ratings using bearning life curves

What is specmanship?  Why do we care?  Well, in case you haven’t noticed, the catalog specs are not always straight forward as they appear.  Let's look at a couple examples.

Submitted by Oriental Motor
AlphaStep AZ Series

The AlphaStep AZD-K Stepper Motor Drivers offer 24/48 VDC input voltage, high functionality and closed loop control.

Submitted by Oriental Motor
AlphaStep AR Series

Oriental Motor's AlphaStep closed loop control systems perform accurate positioning operations with ease.

Submitted by Corey Foster
The Motion Control Show Episode 7

We're continuing to talk about terminology and this time we're talking about rotary mechanics.  I’m Corey Foster of Valin Corporation.  Let's talk about this.

The Motion Control Show, Episode 1: Who Can Help Me?

This overview will help you to understand the differences between industrial automation manufacturers, representatives, distributors and integrators…and who you want to reach out to for help.

You may be wondering what the main components are that you need to make a motion control system. What are the minimum number of components you need?

Before we dive into the meat of the matter of sizing and selecting mechanics, there are some basic concepts we need to understand: namely the force, torque, moment, inertia, and axes of motion.

As we dive further into sizing and selecting mechanics, there are a couple of terms that are extremely important in understanding the requirements of an application.

We're continuing on with talking about some of the basic terminology and things you need to know in order to be able to size your own mechanics and gantry. We cover motion requirements and a summary at the end of the last several episodes.

We've been talking about a lot of different basic terminology.  Now we're going to talk about just some basic types of linear mechanics.

As you may know, electric actuators provide a lot of benefits over pneumatic actuators. For example, you may be able to carry out different stroke lengths using software, or hardware such as a programmable logic controller (PLC). However, some electric actuators only come pre-programmed with two ‘stroke-length’ positions, intending to be cost effective without the software or hardware requirement.

Check out Parker's virtual reality demo showcasing a working manufacturing floor and a product showroom where you can interact with a full host of their products.

2-Phase Bipolar Stepper Motor CVD Driver

The new 2-Phase Bipolar Stepper Motor CVD Driver offers superior performance and value and is ideal for OEM or single axis machines. T

The Iwaki Pump Engineering Team, originators and holders of many pump patents, proudly introduces their newest design innovation. After years of thorough testing and successful operation, Iwaki Air has now completely re-designed the Air Motor to include the new Looped C Spring Spool.

Corey Foster demonstrates how Valin's products and services can tie into the concept of the Industrial Internet of Things.

Wzzard Mesh Gen 2 models have the ability to monitor temperature, humidity and vibration, and can accommodate virtually any industry-standard external sensors.

This system produces frames by bonding resin parts. A total of four locations are bonded. Adhesive is applied to the end faces of resin frame parts. Then, the end faces of the frame parts are pressed together to be joined.

This system rolls hexagonal socket head setscrews (hereinafter referred to as "setscrews"). Air cylinders are used to introduce material to the rolling machine and remove processed setscrews from the machine.

A loader/unloader for a press machine that produces lids for cans. It loads the material in the material feeder to the press machine and unloads the pressed products to the product chute.

Reduced line operating hours by approx. 25% due to vibration-free stopping and high-speed operation Improvements achieved by electric linear actuators

Changing the speed during movement to reduce the cycle time by 20%. Cardboard boxes containing CDs travel on a conveyor. There are five different types of cardboard boxes, and each type contains different CDs. Boxes are sorted by type and transferred onto five product conveyors.

A simple system configuration to reduce the cycle time by 44%. Material, round bars, are checked for outer diameter before a process of rolling machine.

Easy Automation Concept Vol.4 - Deburring Systems

This system removes burrs around holes drilled in a pulley*1. Eight locations are deburred. The deburring brush attached to the motorized spindle*2 is used to remove the burrs along the edge of holes.

STOBER, a recognized leader in reliable engineering and uncompromised support. Their gearboxes for motion control and power transmission applications are built on German engineering and are specified, assembled, painted and shipped right here in Kentucky. But the true mark of reliability is proven over time.

Introducing the CT4 Cartesian Robot, a high speed cartesian pick and place unit intergrated with a vision system so that it can pick up parts out of a random work area and place them down into an array.

This is the current inter-conveyor transfer process for a relay manufacturing line.

This process is where soy milk and brine are mixed in the tofu manufacturing line.

This video shows how to integrate EKI-5500 switch into a PROFINET environment.

Advantech entry-level managed switch products support media redundancy protocols including EtherNet/IP real time standard.

In this video, Chris Sullivan talks about the delicate blend between Automation and the Human Factor to ensure safety measures. Each factor is just as important as the other.

For 40 years Valin has been a resource to our customers providing the knowledge and expertise to help make your process more efficient and more profitable. We have the skills and knowledge to assess your company and manufacturing processes, before coming up with expert solutions to your downtime issues.

Brian Sullivan, Director of Sales, Technology at Valin Corporation, discusses the importance of repeatability,  reliability, consistency, and accuracy.

Patrick Bartell, Vice President of Sales, Oil and Gas at Valin Corporation, discusses the benefits of updating legacy systems.

Inventek Engineering presents The Fully Automatic Flexible Bottling System.