Tag: White Paper

Energy efficiency in microdrives, practical aspects

White Paper by Jan Braun, maxon motor ag, published January 2014 Low energy consumption.  Heat.  Power density. For microdrives in particular, these factors play an important role when energy-efficient operation is the goal. Energy efficiency is an important factor not only in automotive applications, but also for many smaller sized motors.  Typical applications include battery-powered … Continue reading Energy efficiency in microdrives, practical aspects

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

Stepper Motor Linear Actuators 101

What exactly is a Stepper Motor Based Linear Actuator? Need to know how a Stepper Motor Linear Actuator works? Suppose you, as an engineer, are tasked to design a machine or part of a machine that requires precise linear positioning.   How would you go about accomplishing this?  What is the most straightforward and effective method? … Continue reading Stepper Motor Linear Actuators 101

Maximize reliability and performance of actuator drive systems by minimizing electrical noise

A New White Paper from Tolomatic .  Published January 28, 2014 Is your actuator drive system subjected to harsh factory conditions that include dust, moisture, heat or vibration?  If so, then chances are electrical noise is the culprit that can disrupt actuator signal controls, cause erratic motion, or in some cases, complete system failure if left … Continue reading Maximize reliability and performance of actuator drive systems by minimizing electrical noise

White Paper: Parallel Linear Motion Systems

This white paper explains the issues, and subsequent solutions, of linear motion systems when used in a parallel configuration.  It covers topics such as binding, sine error, and orthogonal alignment. Click on the link below to download this white paper- http://insidepenton.com/machinedesign/nl/Nippon-parallel.pdf More information on the Linear Shaft Motor Product Line from Nippon Pulse can be viewed at http://www.electromate.com/products/?partner=1152545929&d=105293Continue reading White Paper: Parallel Linear Motion Systems

New white paper from Tolomatic: Rules of Actuator and Guide Alignment in Linear Motion Systems

Don't let inconsistent, erratic motion put your linear motion system in a bind Tolomatic's new white paper, Rules of Actuator and Guide Alignment in Linear Motion Systems provides helpful pointers and suggestions on how to best mount linear actuators in accordance with guide alignment components in linear motion systems. Learn how to keep linear motion systems … Continue reading New white paper from Tolomatic: Rules of Actuator and Guide Alignment in Linear Motion Systems