Screw Design Basics

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Actuator design is a series of tradeoffs to reach an optimized solution.  The problem can be very complex because there are no rules for the design process.  The…

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Matching Motor to Load – The first step in getting motion systems right

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Motion control solutions are primarily mechanical in nature.  If the mechanism is right for the load, the motion solution can be designed to meet the project objectives without…

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Servo Tuning

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Making an electric motor operate correctly is as varied and complex as the millions of ways we use electric motors. Most of the time it’s just a matter…

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Energy, the Economy, and the DOE

Sunday, May 8, 2011

For any modern economy, energy is part of the cost structure of pretty much everything. Depending on the specific product, direct energy costs are often the second largest…

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Optimizing Motion

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Optimizing a motion control system is not easy.  There are many tradeoffs that need to be considered.  The strategy needed for each situation tends to be unique based…

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