Technical Articles

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Aerotech, Inc.


Aerotech, Inc. has published these technical articles:

(Machine and Motion Controllers)
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High precision roll-to-roll manufactured drums are used to produce everyday items sold around the world. For example, these drums are used to manufacture credit card security holograms as well as... (View Full Article)
(Machine and Motion Controllers)
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In micro-drilling process equipment, the most popular ways to create microvias (blind or buried vias with a diameter =150 ┬Ám) are mechanical drilling and laser drilling. Mechanical drilling is mainly... (View Full Article)
(Machine and Motion Controllers)
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The following discussion will focus on how to implement advanced motion control technology to improve the performance of mechanical micro-drilling machines.... (View Full Article)
(Linear and Rotary Motion Components)
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The choice between direct-drive and gear-driven gimbals and optical mounts presents an opportunity for a comparison of the pros and cons for each.... (View Full Article)
(Machine and Motion Controllers)
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Facing new challenges through globalization, machine builders are investing in new technologies and skills to maintain competitiveness and penetrate emerging markets. In today's technologically mature... (View Full Article)
(Uncategorized)
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Aerotech's engineering reference guide serves as a valuable resource for all Aerotech motion and positioning control components and systems. It includes terminology, conversion tables and helpful... (View Full Article)
(Machine and Motion Controllers)
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The high cost of new machine tools has many manufacturers considering re-control of their existing machinery. Re-control projects allow manufacturers to realize significant cost savings while... (View Full Article)
(Industrial Controls Software)
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Aerotech's unique Enhanced Tracking Control (ETC) feature improves move-and-settle times in point-to-point positioning and reduces tracking errors during contoured motion. It is available on all... (View Full Article)
(Linear and Rotary Motion Components)
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Here, we give you five simple steps to avoid common errors when evaluating motion-control requirements. This list doesn't cover every possible scenario or error, but it's a starting point.... (View Full Article)
(Industrial Controls Software)
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EtherNet/IP™ (Ethernet Industrial Protocol) is a communications protocol developed by Rockwell Automation, and is currently managed by the Open DeviceNet Vendors Association (ODVA). It is... (View Full Article)
(Industrial Controls Software)
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EtherNet/IP™ (Ethernet Industrial Protocol) is a communications protocol developed by Rockwell Automation, and is currently managed by the Open DeviceNet Vendors Association (ODVA). It is... (View Full Article)
(Machine and Motion Controllers)
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The internal model principle is a 30-years-young idea that serves as the basis for a myriad of modern motion control approaches. One such algorithm - harmonic cancellation - is indispensable to... (View Full Article)
(Linear and Rotary Motion Components)
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Traditionally linear stages are used with encoders to position to precise points in a motion profile. These encoders are used for both positioning and, in the case of brushless servomotors, for motor... (View Full Article)
(Linear and Rotary Motion Components)
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Air-bearing stages are noted for their smooth, frictionless motion. A few tips and techniques will ensure you benefit from their advantages.... (View Full Article)
(Industrial Controls Software)
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A large number of cylindrical laser processing applications program the laser writing campaign as if the two axes (one linear and one rotary) are both, in fact, linear in nature. In other words, the... (View Full Article)
(Motors)
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Let's start with mass and weight. Mass is the unchanging quality of a body, while weight is the force that mass exerts in a gravitational field.... (View Full Article)
(Positioning Stages, Slides and Guides)
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The purpose of this discussion is to explain the major contributors to machine positioning uncertainty in systems with laser interferometer feedback near the work point. We will use an example to... (View Full Article)
(Positioning Stages, Slides and Guides)
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Compared to traditional methods, the mechatronic design approach is more of a holistic approach to product design, where the tradeoffs between different functional components (software, hardware, user... (View Full Article)
(Positioning Stages, Slides and Guides)
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Many beamline applications such as X-ray microscopy and Computed Tomography (CT) require positioning of samples, detectors, and optics in order to perform measurements. Microscopy applications often... (View Full Article)
(Machine and Motion Controllers)
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With the coronary stent industry once again on the rise, laser machining promises to help stent manufacturers meet the significant production challenges that remain. Laser-workstation motion... (View Full Article)
(Piezoelectric Devices)
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In 1880, while performing experiments with tourmaline, quartz, topaz, cane sugar and Rochelle salt crystals, Pierre and Jacques Curie discovered that when mechanical stress was applied to a crystal,... (View Full Article)
(Machine and Motion Controllers)
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An axis-based trigger in the controller can significantly improve part quality, reduce cycle time, and eliminate processing problems. This article discusses Aerotech's unique PSO (Position... (View Full Article)
(Linear and Rotary Motion Components)
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System or stage resolution is often spelled out for motion controls as well as in vendor catalogs and Web site specifications. However, many misinterpret what the term truly means.... (View Full Article)
(Linear and Rotary Motion Components)
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Building the best motion system for your needs can be a real challenge. But there are a few key things to consider when designing a system that will ensure you have the best motion system for your... (View Full Article)
(Positioning Stages, Slides and Guides)
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As solar cell production gains momentum, manufacturers are focused on higher efficiency, sustainable quality, and incorporating more automation. Gain insight into how solar cell manufacturers are... (View Full Article)
(Industrial Controls Software)
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Many lasers are limited to firing pulses based on an internal clock source and cannot be asynchronously triggered from an external signal such as from Aerotech's Position Synchronized Output (PSO)... (View Full Article)
(Industrial Controls Software)
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Today's machine builders confront a new era of risks, as globalization increases competition and the Internet rapidly disseminates information about products and markets. The highest priority for... (View Full Article)
(Machine and Motion Controllers)
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Flexibility, connectivity and the need for speed are the main goals for packaging OEMs. The ability to handle different size packages, bottles and even different product lines means the machines need... (View Full Article)
(Machine and Motion Controllers)
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The ROTATION command in the Automation 3200 (A3200) implements a rotation matrix operation. The function can be used to transform coordinates on mechanical actuators that include rotary motion.... (View Full Article)
(Industrial Controls Software)
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Calibrating the field of view for scanners is typically an iterative process where a series of marks are placed on a substrate and the location of these marks is used to create a calibration file, and... (View Full Article)
(Industrial Controls Software)
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Calibrating the field of view for scanners is typically an iterative process where a series of marks are placed on a substrate and the location of these marks is used to create a calibration file, and... (View Full Article)