Motion Control

Weighing 55 pounds or less and designed to handle payloads of up to 22 pounds, these new lightweight robots from Universal Robots expand the possibility of robot application in industry.
Offering easy upgrade to its MR-J3 and MR-J4 servo platforms, Mitsubishi Electric Automation’s Q170MCPU-EIP motion controller allows end users to operate their existint third-party control systems that incorporate Add-On-Instructions (AOI).
The machine-mountable SPEEDWAY 767-5202 provides two eight-pole M12 encoder ports.
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Change intro to: A few years back, a now widely held observation emerged about the future: In 1980, 80 percent of the complexity of equipment was mechanical, but by 2020, only 20 percent of it would be mechanical, and electronics will replace the mechanics.
Extended line of slotless, frameless direct drive motors are designed for smooth motion at sub-micron levels.
I/O module synchronously reads encoder values via high-precision EtherCAT Distributed Clocks
Demand for motor controls is up around the world, but some countries are seeing more new production facilities than others.
High speed, high efficiency, and low noise makes the W37/W47 Spiroplan right-angle gear units a good choice for conveyors in the food, beverage, material handling and industries.
“Greentelligence” is the motto of the Hanover Fair 2012. At an online press conference on 27 March 2012, Festo responded to this in advance with a preview of the highlights awaiting visitors to the Festo stand, dealing with topics from resource conservation in urban infrastructures to the production worlds of the future and the latest developments from Festo Bionic Learning Network.
A 100,000 sq. ft. Mechanical Product Assembly & Logistics Center will bring up to 40 skilled jobs to the area.
With certain areas of the United States still devastated by flooding and more tropical storms coming, Schneider Electric, (www.schneider-electric.com/us), is urging businesses to take every precaution with electrical equipment in preparation for the hurricane season.  
SPiiPlusSC (Soft Controller) features sophisticated motion control software that leverages the processing power of modern PC and the connectivity of a real-time open industrial Ethernet network.
A re-engineered family of motor control centers (MCCs) are arc-resistance, compliant with ANSI/IEEE C37.20.7 standards and filled with features designed to serve water and wastewater, oil and gas, and general process industries.
The International Society of Automation (ISA) announces the keynote speakers for the 6th Annual ISA Marketing & Sales Summit to be held in St. Louis, Missouri September 7-9, 2011. The four keynote addresses will focus on various aspects of the summit's theme, "Customer 2.0."
In tough economic times, industrial manufacturers often reduce costs in areas such as indirect procurement to quickly gain major, sustainable savings. 
Among the latest examples are the most recent version of the company’s flagship LabView product line, as well as a foray into wireless sensor networking
Proponents of the technology insist that despite the high cost of admission, digital manufacturing is just the ticket to help lead manufacturers out of the economic downturn.
Billed as a first-of-its kind safety relay, the Allen-Bradley Guardmaster Minotaur MSR57P dedicated safe-speed monitoring relay is designed to allow personnel to enter hazardous areas while motion is present.
Wireless Fidelity, or Wi-Fi, technology is proliferating in the factory, but it’s not the best answer for everything. Will Wi-Fi take over the industrial world?
The Series SF flexible servo cables offer flexibility for connecting power between the supply and servo motors, drives and controllers.
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