Motion Control Systems
maxon Everight Position Technologies Corp. Basicmicro POSITAL - FRABA attocube systems AG Advanced Micro Controls Inc PI (Physik Instrumente) L.P. Servo2Go.com H2W Technologies Trio Motion Technology, LLC Electromate Inc. MotionControl.com Tolomatic, Inc. ams USA Inc. Aerotech, Inc QuickSilver Controls Inc. Universal Robots USA Inc Data Device Corporation Cognex Corporation New Scale Technologies, Inc. Symetrie 3M Touch Systems Inc TRM International Ltd Control Technology Corporation (CTC) Rollon Corporation Allied Motion JVL Industri Elektronik A/S Precise Automation BEI Kimco SERCOS Blue Ocean Robotics Kingstar
Industrial automation deals with the automation of manufacturing, quality control and material handling processes. General purpose controllers for industrial processes include Programmable logic controllers, stand-alone I/O modules, and computers. One trend is increased use of Machine vision to provide automatic inspection and robot guidance functions, another is a continuing increase in the use of robots.
Energy efficiency in industrial processes has become a higher priority. Semiconductor companies like Infineon Technologies are offering 8-bit micro-controller applications for example found in motor controls, general purpose pumps, and fans to reduce energy consumption and thus increase efficiency.