Anatomy of a Flagship
Agilent engineers based in Ireland started building automated optical inspection machines nearly a decade ago. Today, the Irish-U.S. joined force has created the SJ50 Series II, featuring leading-edge motion control and machine vision technology, which meets the tough call accuracy standards required by circuit board manufacturers.
Technologies That Make A Difference Leading system integrators provide a glimpse of successful motion control solutions.
Controller Adds Precision Galil's DMC-2133 provides accuracy to water-jet cutting.
Software Controls Vibration Multiple-input multiple-output model and custom control scheme achieve position accuracy and required settling time for optical inspection.
How to "Flip" Parts A small stepmotor is favored over servo motors for pick-place equipment.
Non-Cogging Motor Improves Grinding
A redesigned brushless dc motor reduces hysteresis loss, enhancing accuracy of the spindle.
Servos Speed Lithography Parker Hannifin's 404LXR linear motor table offers high-precision positioning and linear motion dynamics for high-end, high-throughput applications.
Motion Control's Mantra: More for Less The use of permanent magnet brushless motors is a major trend, says Muhammad Mubeen, senior research associate for Motion Tech Trends.
Lower Costs, Smaller Sizes Integrating the rotary motor into the positioning table itself is a definite trend, says Parker Hannifin's Doug Frater.
Laser Measures Tire Profiles Bridgeston/Fireston uses a laser-based system to aid manufacturing.