Tag: motion control systems

New motion control system options utilizing EtherCAT® technology

A New White Paper by Advanced Motion Controls Servo-based motion control systems have traditionally been categorized into two types: centralized or distributed.  Centralized systems use dedicated motion control cards that account for all aspects of the system including servo commands, motor feedback and I/O to close all control loops while simultaneously running complex programs that … Continue reading New motion control system options utilizing EtherCAT® technology

Focus on Fundamentals – How to Select Drives for Robotic Applications

maxon motors would like to take this opportunity to announce that we will be sponsoring three FREE 45 minute online classes with interactive chat sessions on How to Select Drives for Robotic Applications presented by Dr. Urs Kafader, author of: The selection of high-precision microdrives. At maxon motor we understand that selecting the right drive … Continue reading Focus on Fundamentals – How to Select Drives for Robotic Applications

Asynchronous vs. Deterministic Communication and Types of Motion Controller Topologies

A motion control system is a system that controls the position, velocity, force or pressure of some machine.  As an example, an electromechanical based motion control system consists of a motion controller (the brains of the system), a drive (which takes the low power command signal from the motion controller and converts it into high … Continue reading Asynchronous vs. Deterministic Communication and Types of Motion Controller Topologies