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AnandY
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Re; Motion controllers and automotive testing
AnandY   9/4/2013 2:34:45 AM
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 The process of testing any product needs to be rigorous and thorough; this statement is even more true for sensitive products on which people's lives may rely. That said, I agree that some tests end up causing minute damages to the product being tested, damages that may not manifest immediately but end up causing defects in future. As such, the idea of motion controllers in automotive testing is one that should absolutely be embraced with open arms.

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Cabe Atwell   8/27/2013 2:38:46 PM
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Very informative article. I never thought of using motion controllers for durability testing.

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motion controller improce automotive testing
vimalkumarp   8/24/2013 9:20:59 AM
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it is true that programmable motion controls are particularly important for durability testing. This will also reduce complexities in testing  by offering flexibility in testing. I have developed a similar system for floppy drive test automation in the 90s.

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mrdon   8/23/2013 12:09:05 AM
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apresher

I agree. In addition to using Motion Controllers for manufacturing processes and driving conveyors, I didn't realize they can be used as test stands. You learn something new everyday. Very nice article.

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Motion Control - Automotive Testing
apresher   8/20/2013 3:43:22 PM
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Very impressive application, and interesting to see the use of hydraulics on a larger, complex motion system like this.

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