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Linear Transport System Offers Mechatronic Flexibility
7/9/2013

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XTS is a mechatronic system that contains a modular, fully integrated linear motor with power electronics and displacement measurement in one device. Movers are controlled on the guide rails using built-in, high-speed motion networking.   (Source: Beckhoff Automation)
XTS is a mechatronic system that contains a modular, fully integrated linear motor with power electronics and displacement measurement in one device. Movers are controlled on the guide rails using built-in, high-speed motion networking.
(Source: Beckhoff Automation)

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Rob Spiegel
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New moves in motion
Rob Spiegel   7/9/2013 3:03:09 PM
Nice article Al. Motion control seems to be making new moves lately. This seems to fit right in with the technology revolution we're seeing in the plant.

Charles Murray
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Charles Murray   7/9/2013 6:45:02 PM
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Nice article, Al. Modular seems like a natural solution for factory-based applications, offering advantages of simplicity and speed-of-adoption over custom solutions.

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Mechatronic Flexibility
apresher   7/18/2013 4:28:08 PM
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Chuck, I agree that this is interesting for factory automation applications. The key is really the cost of these sections, and the incentive it provides machinery designers to build around this concept.  Could be very powerful, especially when we see robot mechanisms being designed into machines basically as sophisticated subsystems.

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