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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 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...


Advanced Micro Controls Inc

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

Electromate Inc.

Distributor of AC & DC Servo and Stepper Motors, Drives, Controls, Positioning Systems & Robots, extensive product selection and JIT inventory

FAULHABER

FAULHABER products include production automation and robotics, aerospace, optical systems as well as medicine and laboratory.

TRINAMIC Motion Control

Trinamic Motion Control ICs, modules and mechatronic systems for motion control controllers and drivers for stepper, BLDC and piezo motors.

US Digital Corporation

Manufacturer of motion control components, including absolute and incremental encoders, inclinometers and drives.

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