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Steppers Versus Servo Motors

Posted by Mark Howe

Oct 29, 2013 1:36:00 PM

This post is brought to you by Bimba Technical Tips.

Steppers and servos can be used with Bimba OLE actuators. They are the best motor technologies for position control. The choice of which to use is dependent on speed, torque, price, and often lead time. The following discussion explains the differences between the two technologies.

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Topics: industrial automation nj/ny, motion control, bimba, stepper motor, servo motor, electric actuator

Quick Response to a Automation Control System Problem

Posted by Rick Howe

Feb 13, 2013 10:50:00 AM

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Topics: automation control, motion control, quick response solution

The New CT4 High-Speed Cartesian Robot from IAI

Posted by Mark Guida

Feb 7, 2013 10:00:00 AM

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Topics: manufacturing, industrial automation nj/ny, automation solutions, robotics, motion control, solutions, automation

Electro-Mechanical Solutions Offer OEM and End-User Benefits

Posted by Mark Guida

Jan 23, 2013 7:19:00 AM

Editor's Note: This post was provided by Precision Technology.

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Topics: industrial automation nj/ny, automation solutions, robotics, technology, electric cylinder, motion control

Understanding Machine Automation Terminology

Posted by Mark Guida

Mar 1, 2012 3:09:00 PM

With the technology today in motion control and machine automation, there can be a large number of terms used that are unfamiliar.  This can lead to miscommunication or in the worst case, a machine that does not work.  Here's a short list of common components and terms that are commonly used with respect to machine automation that will hopefully help to reduce some confusion.

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Topics: industrial automation nj/ny, robotics, technology, electric cylinder, motion, motion control, assembly, automation, sensor, controls, vision, automated inspection, ethercat, industrial vision

Automation 101 - Programming Robots Made Easy

Posted by Mark Guida

Sep 6, 2011 10:43:00 AM

Welcome to Automation 101, a weekly "tips and tricks" post where we will discuss technologies and programming of today's top automation products.

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Topics: cost savings, manufacturing, industrial automation nj/ny, technology, automation control, electric cylinder, motion control