Edge-Processing Machine Gets Good Controls
Elisabeth Eitel Axis Robotics Inc. does consulting and short-run manufacturing for semiconductor equipment. Recently, it built an edge-processing machine that operates like a three-axis CNC machine - but only for one specific operation. Controllers from AllMotion move three of the machine's axes. re...
Applying Metal Bellows in Ultrahigh Vacuums
Steve Oliphant, Servometer, Cedar Grove, N.J. Metal bellows can handle harsh environments that other components can't. That makes them candidates for use in semiconductor manufacturing to help control pressure, vacuum, or motion. Semiconductor manufacturing facilities and other high-vacuum environme...
Bell-Everman Rotary Stages Usher in Chair-Side Dental Crowns
A compact milling machine for making ceramic dental crowns owes its small size and economical nature to the use of rotary rather than linear stages. read more
Nano Positioning Motion Control
Sponsored by PI (Physik Instrumente) What is nano positioning motion control (NPMC) and how did it come to the market? Was it the confluence of two or three technologies that made it possible? Or was it demand from industry that brought it about? read more
Improve the Productivity of Your Factory Automation Systems with Lightweight Gears and Actuators
Sponsored by Harmonic Drive After sliding from its peak more than 25 years ago, U.S. manufacturing appears to be on the way back. Factory automation is a critical element enabling read more
Flight simulators go from hydraulics to all-electric
Charles Bartel Electric actuators and components have replaced hydraulics in flight simulators, making them more energy efficient and easier to maintain. But going from hydraulics to electric actuation posed a number of engineering challenges - among them, handling heavier payloads, providing smooth...
Designing Your First PackML Implementation for Motion Control
Sponsored by Yaskawa This white paper from Yaskawa America, Inc. provides three key design decisions to consider to implement PackML for read more
PLCopen 4: Blurring the Lines between PLC, Robot, and Motion Control
Sponsored by Yaskawa More and more end users are asking for robots, motion controllers, and PLC's to be programmed in familiar PLC languages. These languages are easier for read more
Factors To Consider When Choosing A Crossed Roller Bearing
Sponsored by NB Corp Technical achievements in microprocessor manufacturing, diagnostic equipment and automation have demanded increasingly more precise motion control. Whether it's wafer read more