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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...


Solustan Inc

Solustan is the leading developer of motion control solutions software

Advanced Micro Controls Inc

AMCI offers resolvers, stepper motion, network devices, encoders, programmable limit switches, packaging system & press system solutions.

Roboteq, Inc.

Roboteq makes a family of microprocessor-based dual channel, high power DC motor controller for remote controlled and autonomous mobile robots

MotiCont

MotiCont is a manufacturer of voice coil motors, three phase brushless motors and positioning stages and linear slides for industrial applications.

Parker Hannifin Corporation

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

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