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Performance Motion Devices


Performance Motion Devices has published these technical articles:

(Motor Controls and Drives)
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A number of trends are pushing motor drives to operate more intelligently. The first is that more intelligent algorithms can drive motors more efficiently at a given torque and speed. The second is... (View Full Article)
(Motor Controls and Drives)
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Recent developments in amplifier size reduction and high speed network architectures have made it possible to build the 'holy grail' of motion controllers: the 100% digital network that allows the... (View Full Article)
(Machine and Motion Controllers)
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Motion controllers are complex animals, no doubt about it. But with a few tips from the experts about proper specification, location, and how to avoid mishaps, choosing the right controller for the... (View Full Article)
(Machine and Motion Controllers)
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Motion control technology has advanced significantly in the last several years with the advent of faster, cheaper microprocessors, and the availability of ultra-efficient MOSFET-based amplifiers. Some... (View Full Article)
(Motor Controls and Drives)
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Over the last 20 years advances in motion-control technology centered around more powerful yet less-costly processors in the form of DSPs and CPUs. In addition, the development of inexpensive power... (View Full Article)
(Motor Controls and Drives)
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Microscope x-y stages need fast, smooth, and accurate motion for highest performance. In addition, we want to use the most cost effective hardware that can get the job done. What control techniques... (View Full Article)
(Motor Controls and Drives)
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In the last ten years several trends have been at work to drive the use of sophisticated, complex motor control algorithms. The most important trend is the desire for lower energy consumption and the... (View Full Article)
(Motor Controls and Drives)
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Machine designers have a difficult task. More often than not they are asked to squeeze the maximum possible performance out of a machine design for the lowest possible cost. To accomplish this task,... (View Full Article)
(Motor Controls and Drives)
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When most engineers think about selecting a motor for their latest design, the highest level of excitement that can be expected is a heartfelt yawn. Motion control, which is tied to manufacturing... (View Full Article)
(Motor Controls and Drives)
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Selecting the right motor type is an important aspect of optimizing machine performance. Knowing which type of motor to use in a given application will improve the cost and performance, and simplify... (View Full Article)
(Motor Controls and Drives)
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Software development can be the single greatest engineering cost for many machine design projects. This observation is especially true for motion control projects because of the inherent complexity of... (View Full Article)
(Motor Controls and Drives)
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To paraphrase an adage, there are two types of motion control engineers, those that are comfortable tuning a servo loop, and those that aren't. And if you are one of those engineers that aren't... (View Full Article)

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