Items Tagged with 'Motion Control'


Automated Epoxy Plant Has More Flexibility

Established in 2002, Polystar LLC produces a full line of chemicals for epoxies used in assembly applications

Over the past decade, Polystar has grown in both size and chemistry complexity. Simultaneously, so has the need for the company to more closely control product consistency and safety.

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There’s an App for...Bosch

CHARLOTTE, NC—Bosch Rexroth Corp. has introduced an app that enables engineers to access the company’s line of linear motion, hydraulic, pneumatic, controls and tightening systems through their iPhones or iPads.

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Precise Linear Motion is Key to Achieving Optimum Machine Control

CHARLOTTE, NC—Precise motion controllers are certainly important in advanced manufacturing equipment. But just as the performance of a super athlete depends on a combination of brains and physical ability, so do high-precision linear motion systems. Without mechanical systems capable of taking full advantage of the instructions supplied by the motion controller, many processes would be impossible.

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Speed Control Basics and Encoder Feedback

SCHAUMBURG, IL—Many motion control applications such as machining spindles and scanning equipment require more than just position values from the motion feedback device. It is also imperative to know what velocity the axis is running, as there may be a need to control the velocity from one speed to another rapidly, or to maintain a constant speed because other operations and triggers need to occur based on the constant velocity.

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Behind the Scenes at Ford's Michigan Assembly Plant

People are the heart and soul of the 2012 Assembly Plant of the Year. This slideshow shows some of the men and women who build three different types of electrified vehicles alongside traditional gas-powered cars on the auto industry’s most flexible assembly line—Ford’s Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne, MI. Photos courtesy Ford Motor Co.


 Live from The ASSEMBLY Show, Bob Wood, president of ECI Spinnomatic, talks about his company’s newest product: a fully automated riveting cell equipped with a rotary indexing table, a six-axis robot, an orbital forming unit, and laser sensors. 

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Welding: Principles & Practices

This text introduces students to a solid background in the basic principles and practices of welding.

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