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The Science and Art of Machine Design

Art of Machine Design web graphic 10.2022

About the Webinar

Creating a system from a specification is not just about meeting the basic requirements. To create a truly high performing system, the design must be optimized for efficiency of throughput and reliability.

In this webinar we will evaluate an example application utilizing the Automation1 machine control platform and consider its key criteria to show how this influences the system architecture. We will demonstrate the methods used to evaluate motion technology with respect to the production process and show how to achieve close integration and synchronization. From the definition of the basic process architecture, we will also discuss the needs of operator and machine interfacing.

Learning Objectives

Join our webinar to learn the importance of and options surrounding:

  • Motor and drive selection
  • System reaction times and synchronization (latency)
  • Machinery safety
  • Operator interfacing
  • Integration with factory control architecture
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Chris Charlesworth has 10 years of experience in the automation and precision motion industry. As Aerotech’s European control systems engineer, he works with companies to design and select control system architectures that result in increased machine performance while minimizing component cost. His previous experience in the major science world also brings a unique understanding of the applications of high precision motion in the progress of world-leading research.