HOME  |  NEWS  |  BLOGS  |  MESSAGES  |  FEATURES  |  VIDEOS  |  WEBINARS  |  INDUSTRIES  |  FOCUS ON FUNDAMENTALS
REGISTER   |   LOGIN   |   HELP
Comments
View Comments: Newest First|Oldest First|Threaded View
bobjengr
User Rank
Platinum
Motor Drive Solutions
bobjengr   3/6/2013 2:50:22 PM
NO RATINGS
Ryan--Excellent post.  My company recently installed a Cartesian robotic system that uses steppers for positioning a dispensing head providing a bead of RTV.  I definitely wish I had your post prior to investigating this project.  Being a mechanical engineer, there always seems to be some "magic" relative to electrical engineering and certainly electronics.  Topics such as this one really gets to the basics in quick fashion.  Again, good post.

RKehr
User Rank
Iron
Re: Simplify Motor Drive Solutions
RKehr   3/5/2013 7:02:58 PM
NO RATINGS
Thank you for your positive comments.  These solutions not only save time, but save money with a high level of analog integration and just enough digital integration to take the burden off the MCU.  Two things we all wish we had more of: time and money!

Charles Murray
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Simplify Motor Drive Solutions
Charles Murray   3/1/2013 5:41:14 PM
NO RATINGS
I agree, Al. Great post. As the author says, simple is better, especially for today's time-strapped engineers. Anything that can help alleviate the "control engineering nightmare" is welcome.

apresher
User Rank
Blogger
Simplify Motor Drive Solutions
apresher   3/1/2013 9:23:08 AM
NO RATINGS
Excellent post. Thanks for the entertaining explanation for how integrated motion solutions play out with steppers and BLDC motors. It's easier to simplify when motion control can be reduced to the component level and integrated capabilities. Thanks for the update.



Partner Zone
Latest Analysis
Eric Chesak created a sensor that can detect clouds, and it can also measure different sources of radiation.
Festo's BionicKangaroo combines pneumatic and electrical drive technology, plus very precise controls and condition monitoring. Like a real kangaroo, the BionicKangaroo robot harvests the kinetic energy of each takeoff and immediately uses it to power the next jump.
Practicing engineers have not heeded Yoda's words.
Design News and Digi-Key presents: Creating & Testing Your First RTOS Application Using MQX, a crash course that will look at defining a project, selecting a target processor, blocking code, defining tasks, completing code, and debugging.
Rockwell Automation recently unveiled a new safety relay that can be configured and integrated through existing software to program safety logic in devices.
More:Blogs|News
Design News Webinar Series
3/27/2014 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York / 7:00 p.m. London
2/27/2014 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York / 7:00 p.m. London
12/18/2013 Available On Demand
11/20/2013 Available On Demand
Quick Poll
The Continuing Education Center offers engineers an entirely new way to get the education they need to formulate next-generation solutions.
Apr 21 - 25, Creating & Testing Your First RTOS Application Using MQX
SEMESTERS: 1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5


Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.
Next Class: April 29 - Day 1
Sponsored by maxon precision motors
Learn More   |   Login   |   Archived Classes
Twitter Feed
Design News Twitter Feed
Like Us on Facebook

Sponsored Content

Technology Marketplace

Datasheets.com Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)
Copyright © 2014 UBM Canon, A UBM company, All rights reserved. Privacy Policy | Terms of Service