Motion Control and Automation

Below you will find white papers on topics involving process control and automation.
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 Bosch Rexroth
on Thu, 03/01/2018

Presses are hard-working machines, and many have been in service for years— some since the early 1950s. As a press ages, problems can occur, and even the most robust of presses will eventually require retrofitting or replacement. The initial symptoms may  simply be increased or more frequent downtime while components are replaced.

Submitted by Bosch Rexroth
on Wed, 02/28/2018

Applications for power units span the spectrum of fractional horsepower requirements to those incorporating drives using 100’s of horsepower. From left: Standard, pre-engineered power unit CytroPac; configurable GoPak power unit; typical custom power unit for industrial use; large, complex custom power unit. New capabilities and power unit designs provide many new options to machine and hydraulic system designers.

Submitted by Bosch Rexroth
on Wed, 02/28/2018

Anyone gaining only a superfluous familiarity with fluid technology will easily underestimate the performance and intelligence of modern hydraulics. Who would think that this technology is highly precise, energy-efficient and ready today for Industry 4.0 applications?

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.