Archive for the ‘Tutorial’ Category

Motion Control – Automation Fair in Vancouver, BC on November 6, 2019

Motion Control – Automation Fair       We are excited to invite you to the Electromate Automation Fair on November 6, 2019. The event will take place at the Delta Hotels Burnaby Conference Centre in Burnaby, British Columbia. The Automation Fair is a great opportunity to explore new technologies and see what’s changing in […]

Motion Control White Paper – Unlocking the Linear Motion Specification Query

Motion Control White Paper Understanding the specifications needed to properly size my motion control application –   Santa Clarita, CA —– Every motion control problem begins with a need to move a certain payload over a certain distance. However, there are many types of moves possible, and determining the right motion control solution may require […]

Motion Control Tutorial – Slotted vs. Slotless Motor Technology

When first introduced, brushless DC motors, despite their many advantages, were cast as a costly alternative to brush-commutated motors and were typically only specified for low-power applications where long life was the primary desired requirement. Without the mechanical brush-commutator mechanism that would wear and eventually result in motor failure, brushless motors could be relied upon […]

Motion Control – Steinmeyer Tutorial – Ball Screws – Maximum Load!

              Tutorial presented by Steinmeyer – Their Ball Screws are specially manufactured for dynamic performance Woburn, MA –Motion Control Tutorial – Ball Screws – Maximum Load There are five ways a ball screw may fail due to overload: Excessive dynamic loading, which means the screw makes too many revolutions […]

Motion Control Tutorial – What is a Voice Coil Actuator?

Understanding the Basics of a Voice Coil Actuator   A voice coil actuator, also known as a non-commutated DC linear actuator, is a type of direct drive linear motor.  The name “voice coil” comes from one of its historically first applications: vibrating the paper cone of a loudspeaker.  They are currently used for a wide […]

Linear Motion Control – Voice Coil Actuators vs. Solenoids: What is the difference?

Linear Motion – White Paper The question of whether to use voice coil actuators or solenoids for small displacement motion control applications comes up often.  This article explains the key differences between each product and why you might choose one over the other for your applicationA non-commutated DC linear actuator, typically referred to as a […]

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