Motion Control and Automation

Below you will find white papers on topics involving process control and automation.
Submitted by Oriental Motors
on Thu, 01/20/2022

In recent years, automated devices such as articulated robots have been getting smaller and lighter thus increasing the need to place drivers closer to the motor to save space. The AZD-KRD compact driver has a smaller volume than the conventional product due to its radical design.

Submitted on Fri, 04/17/2020

In the food and beverage packaging industry, authenticity is essential. Consumers need to know that the foods they’re purchasing consist of the things listed on their labels, as food allergies and expired foods can cause serious illness and possibly death. Since both public health and consumer satisfaction depend so heavily on product integrity, the food and beverage packaging industry is highly regulated.

Submitted by Omron
on Thu, 05/02/2019

This white paper will show you how the right sensors can cut machine building costs, improve flexibility and boost customer satisfaction.

Submitted by Omron
on Tue, 04/30/2019

The right sensors can boost equipment longevity, promote flexibility and improve efficiency. This white paper will provide an overview of several ways that sensors can help cut costs and increase value.

Submitted by Oriental Motor
on Mon, 03/18/2019

Ideally, stepper motors should operate smoothly without vibration throughout all speed ranges. In reality, they run with some vibration at low, mid, or high speeds, causing unwanted noise. This type of vibration is called "rotation vibration" and developing the suppression system for the rotation vibration is a major challenge.

Submitted by Parker Electromechanical
on Wed, 02/06/2019

Mechanical rotary power given from a motor must be driven by an appropriate amount of electrical power provided by the drive. Rotary power is provided for by the electrical input power and the rotary power cannot exceed the electrical. Therefore, it is important to verify the power throughout the system from power supply all the way to the motor or gearbox output shaft.

Submitted by Joint Inspection Group
on Tue, 10/30/2018

The Joint Inspection Group has recently release Bulletin 110 concerning the use of electronic water sensors in the aviation industry as an alternative to chemical water detectors.

Submitted by Tom Trinh || Valin Corporation
on Wed, 06/06/2018

In this white paper, Valin's motion control & automation senior application engineer, Tom Trinh,  will explain the different applications utilizing machine controllers and their requirements.

Submitted by Advantech
on Tue, 04/10/2018

In recent years, the trend in industrial automation is for all equipment, computers, and controllers to be able to communicate with each other to increase productivity, efficiency, and manufacturing quality. In this white paper, we will show different ways of how these industrial devices communicate with each other as well as offering a better solution.

Submitted by Advantech
on Mon, 11/14/2016

An industrial control network is a system of interconnected equipment used to monitor and control physical equipment in industrial environments. These networks differ quite significantly from traditional enterprise networks due to the specific requirements of their operation.

Submitted by Brian Handerhan and Jim Monnich || Parker
on Wed, 10/12/2016

Digital pathology is a rapidly growing segment of invitro-diagnostics with the potential to streamline the overall pathology process for the benefit of both doctors and patients. This relatively new market segment requires motion systems that support both high quality and high speed imaging. In addition, the scanners are dispersed globally, which drives the demand for extremely high reliability. Lastly, as with all diagnostic instruments, laboratory space is at a premium, so minimizing the overall footprint is critical.

Submitted by Brian Handerhan || Parker
on Tue, 10/11/2016

Almost everyone knows someone whose life has been touched by heart disease or cancer—the two leading causes of death in the United States. Today, researchers are using DNA sequencing to better understand the genetic links we have with diseases and how it can influence the course of treatment. We are standing on the edge of the personalized medicine healthcare revolution, which will be fueled by the widespread adoption of DNA sequencing as a diagnostic tool.

Submitted by Jeremy Miller || Parker
on Thu, 08/04/2016

With the advent of industry buzzwords like “Collaborative Robotics” and “Industry 4.0,” machine builders of today are feeling increased pressure to provide a new level of intelligent and flexible automation. A revolution taking place in the industrial marketplace is the Industrial Internet of Things, which describes an industrial network of devices embedded with electronics, software, and sensors, capable of collecting and exchanging data to more effectively and efficiently drive machine behavior. Trends like this are pushing an evolving industry to the forefront of technological advancement.