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Submitted on Tue, 02/11/2020

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. 

Submitted on Tue, 01/21/2020

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 on Mon, 01/06/2020
Omron's TM Series Collaborative Robot

This video highlights Omron unique landmark technology and integrated vision in Omron collaborative robot to simply  pick and place the products when the products  are not presented in the same position. 

Submitted by Corey Foster || Valin Corporation
on Tue, 11/26/2019
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 on Mon, 11/18/2019
Omron LD 250 Mobile Robot

The new LD-250 mobile robot from Omron can handle a payload of 250kg and is the strongest and newest addition to their LD series of mobile robots.

Submitted by Corey Foster || Valin Corporation
on Fri, 11/15/2019
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
on Fri, 11/08/2019
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
on Fri, 11/08/2019
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
on Fri, 11/08/2019
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
on Tue, 11/05/2019
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
on Thu, 10/31/2019
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
on Wed, 10/23/2019
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 on Wed, 10/16/2019
Parker NITROSource

A new way of thinking about nitrogen. A new source of sustainability. Advanced on-site generator producing nitrogen gas from compressed air to produce all the nitrogen you need.

Submitted by Corey Foster
on Tue, 09/03/2019
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
on Tue, 08/27/2019
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
on Tue, 08/06/2019
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
on Thu, 08/01/2019
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
on Thu, 08/01/2019
AlphaStep AR Series

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

Submitted by Corey Foster
on Thu, 07/25/2019
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.

Submitted on Tue, 05/21/2019

Are your sensors regularly coming into contact with cutting oil, causing them to break down quickly?

Submitted on Fri, 05/17/2019

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?

Submitted on Fri, 05/17/2019

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.

Submitted on Fri, 05/17/2019

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.

Submitted on Fri, 05/17/2019

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.

Submitted on Fri, 05/17/2019

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.

Submitted on Thu, 05/02/2019

In this video, Omron shows us how to use grippers with the TM Collaborative Robot.

Submitted on Thu, 05/02/2019

In this video, Omron teaches how to create an application that utilizes the camera and the vision system on the TM Collaborative Robot.

Submitted on Thu, 05/02/2019

In this video, Omron shows you how to unbox the TM Collaborative Robot and do the initial set-up.

Submitted on Thu, 05/02/2019

In this video, Omron teaches the basics of how to make the TM Collaborative Robot move.

Submitted on Thu, 05/02/2019

In this video, Omron teaches you how to program the TM Collaborative Robot using Flowchart Software.

Submitted on Tue, 10/30/2018

Parker Velcon salutes the Joint Inspection Group (JIG) and their members for their commitment to Aviation Fueling Safety!

Submitted on Thu, 08/16/2018

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

Submitted on Fri, 05/26/2017

The Omron LD Mobile Robot is a self navigating Autonomous Intelligent Vehicle (AIV) designed for dynamically moving material in challenging environments.

Submitted on Wed, 01/04/2017

An overview of the industry applications for Rotork Instrument's products.

Submitted on Thu, 09/03/2015
Valin’s Aviation Fueling Nozzle Rebuild Program

As part of Valin’s mission to provide unparalleled customer service and offer complete turn-key solutions to its customers, Valin offers its Aviation Fueling Nozzle Rebuild Program for its customers in the Aviation industry.  Turnaround times for airports to have their fueling nozzles rebuilt or replaced are generally very long.

Submitted on Tue, 03/24/2015

In this video Rich Wilbur demonstrates how you can use tubing that you can measure, mark, layout, and bend. Check it out!

Submitted on Tue, 03/24/2015

This video takes you step by step from deburring a piece of tubing, marking the tubing, making up the fitting, and pressurizing the fitting to show that it only takes one and a quarter turn to properly seal a fitting from leaks.

Submitted on Mon, 01/26/2015
schmalz demo

Schmalz is one of the world’s leading suppliers in automation technology, handling technology and clamping technology. This video demonstrates Schmalz Jumbo Ergo, Jumbo Sprint and Jumbo Flex products.

Submitted on Mon, 10/01/2012

Inventek Engineering presents The Fully Automatic Flexible Bottling System.