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Standard and Custom Motion Solutions: 7 Factors to Consider During the Buying Process

The ultimate success of many advanced manufacturing- and inspection-related projects and processes often hinges on a high-precision motion control solution. Composed of mechanical positioning stages, control electronics and software, the motion solution represents the fundamental platform on which the entire process is based.  Defining a motion system that meets the correct technical requirements and fits…

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How to Know When Precision Motion Control is the Right Choice

For many engineers working in the automation space, programmable logic controllers, industrial ethernet communication networks and sensors are common tools of the trade. Those tools are used in motor control applications such as controlling fans, pumps and blowers using AC motors; controlling process lines via torque and velocity control with high-powered brushed DC motors; microstepping…

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The Basics of Scanner Field of View and Strategies for Improving It

You’ve decided your process requires the speed and precision of a galvanometer-based laser scanner and you’re faced with determining which field of view your application will require. Many questions may come to mind, including: “What is a field of view?” “How will my laser and optical equipment affect my field of view?” “Which strategies exist…

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