Category: Technical Support Information

Understanding the Motor Constant in DC Motor Sizing

One of the most often overlooked parameters of direct current motors (both brush and brushless) is the Km or motor constant.  The motor constant (expressed as Km) defines the ability of a motor to transform electrical power into mechanical power and is a valuable tool for any project or application engineer looking to recommend a … Continue reading Understanding the Motor Constant in DC Motor Sizing

Application Story: Laser Inscribing Diamonds Using Motion Controllers

PhotoScribe Technologies, TeoSys Engineering, and Galil Motion Control have combined to create a user-friendly and safe laser system capable of engraving a diamond. This system, the Excimer laser, combines custom software with a Galil DMC-1822 motion controller to allow for the precise inscription of a diamond. Applications of Diamond Engraving Diamond inscription can be used … Continue reading Application Story: Laser Inscribing Diamonds Using Motion Controllers

Application Story: Underwater Pipeline Inspection Vehicle

Inspecting flooded pipes of power plants requires skilled, high-precision handling.  Any robotic vehicle traversing underwater pipelines needs to be optimized accordingly. The seawater manipulator in the picture above is able to maneuver through underwater pipes performing inspections.  RE Motors by maxon motor are responsible for the dynamic drive of the robot. What are Manipulators? Manipulators … Continue reading Application Story: Underwater Pipeline Inspection Vehicle

Brush Servo Motor vs. Brushless Servo Motor: which is better for my application?

By Warren Osak, CEO of Electromate A common misconception is that a brushless servo motor is always going to be a superior solution to a brush servo motor.  In many industrial automation applications, this assumption can be furthest from the truth.  A comparison of the benefits and drawbacks of brush and brushless servo motors is … Continue reading Brush Servo Motor vs. Brushless Servo Motor: which is better for my application?

What are PCB Mount Servo Drives? Top 6 Benefits

Imagine being able to achieve the same amount of power output and performance from your servo powered device, at a fraction of the cost. Just as PC manufacturers have created smaller computer chips each year with faster speeds, so too has the printed circuit board (PCB) mounted servo drive been able to offer the same performance as … Continue reading What are PCB Mount Servo Drives? Top 6 Benefits

Knowledge is power. Learn all about electric linear actuators with Tolomatic’s e-book

Download the Tolomatic e-book: A Resource on Electric Linear Actuators: What a machine designer needs to know Discover... Why electric actuators? How to select the right actuator Electric actuator applications that improve efficiency How to define a true total cost of ownership in an installation ...and much more!   Tags:  Electric Linear Actuator, Rod Style … Continue reading Knowledge is power. Learn all about electric linear actuators with Tolomatic’s e-book

Application Note: Advantages of coupling of linear motors

Does your machine need a power upgrade or do you want to expand an existing design?  Coupling two linear motors is an easy and effective way of increasing the available force.  Herewith you are not just limited to using identical motors.  Various combinations can be made, as long as the motor force constant is the … Continue reading Application Note: Advantages of coupling of linear motors

New Electric Linear Actuator ebook: A valuable resource

New Tolomatic e-book: A Resource on Electric Linear Actuators:  What a machine designer needs to know Industrial automation counts on the reliable motion control that linear actuators provide.  Lately, electric linear actuators have gotten more popular because they offer better control of variables like speed, acceleration, position and force than pneumatic or hydraulic cylinders.  Electric … Continue reading New Electric Linear Actuator ebook: A valuable resource

Galil White Paper: Advanced Applications of Electronic Gearing

Part 1 of 3: Tension Control on Spindle Wheel Introduction Electronic gearing in motion control allows for a slave axis to follow a master axis with a programatically set gear ratio.  There are certain applications that obviously lend to an electronic gearing solution, but there are some challenging applications where the functionality of electronic gearing … Continue reading Galil White Paper: Advanced Applications of Electronic Gearing