One Network from IT to Motion Control
Features 7/23/2010 Post a comment Machine builders achieve new levels of design flexibility by using the standard Ethernet network platform to connect devices across the enterprise and an entire machine, including variable frequency drives and servo drives for integrated motion control.
Anti-resonance and Vibration Suppression Application in Servo Systems
Features 7/2/2010 Post a comment Vibrations, resonances, and oscillations can cause problems in a servo-motor application. But when you turn down the control-loop gains, the driven machine responds more slowly. So what do you do when the tuning gains that run the machine with fast settling time cause it to screech and oscillate out of control?
Cost, product development rigor, the patient-as-a-user movement, and consumer electronics that include wireless connectivity are just a few hot topics swirling around medical devices. Each brings challenges that create innovation opportunities. If we briefly look at each one, we can see that one common need will be innovation in simplicity.
The supply chain will change significantly over the next 10 years as industry 4.0 technology enhances supply chain performance, according to the 2015 MHI Annual Industry Report, “Supply Chain Innovation — Making the impossible possible.”
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