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Motion Controllers

Motion controllers generate set points (the desired output or motion profile) and close a position or velocity feedback loop.

The interface between the motion controller and drives it controls is very critical when coordinated motion is required, as it must provide tight synchronization. Historically the only open interface was an analog signal, until open interfaces were developed that satisfied the requirements of coordinated motion control, the first being SERCOS in 1991 which is now enhanced toS ERCOS III. Later interfaces capable of motion control include Ethernet/IP, Profinet IRT, Ethernet Powerlink, and EtherCAT.

 

Usage

Common control functions include:

  • Velocity control
  • Position (point-to-point) control
  • Pressure or Force control
  • Impedance control (robotics)
  • Electronic gearing
 

 


Some of our Motion Controllers Sponsors include...


Parker Hannifin Corporation

A diversified manufacturer of motion control technologies including fluid power, electromechanical sustems.

Maxon Precision Motors

maxon motor is the worldwide leading provider of high-precision drive systems. For 50 years, we have focused on customer-specific solutions & quality.

QuickSilver Controls Inc.

QuickSilver Controls manufactures cost effective servo motors and servo controls.

Parker Hannifin Corporation

A diversified manufacturer of motion control technologies including fluid power, electromechanical sustems.

PI (Physik Instrumente) L.P.

Physik Instrumente (PI) designs and manufactures precision motion control equipment, piezo motors, air bearing stages and hexapod parallel-kinematics.

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