Technical Articles

Performance Motion Devices has published these technical articles:

(Machine and Motion Controllers)
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Liquid Handling Robot systems are typically based on a gantry mechanism utilizing X, Y, and Z axis. While fast moves along a single axis can be obtained without undue vibration utilizing S-curve...
(Motor Controls and Drives)
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Step motors are a common solution for controlling the position of moving components, but in some cases can be inadequate since the motor position is not necessarily known. Even though step motors are...
(Machine and Motion Controllers)
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Machine designers are increasingly asked to build systems that take up less space, operate on less power, and run with higher performance. Thankfully motion controls are answering the call with new...
(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...
(Machine and Motion Controllers)
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When it comes to step motors, a new drive technique called stepper servo is making everything old new again and winning back machine designers who may have relegated step motors to the category of low...
(Machine and Motion Controllers)
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Pumps that move liquid precisely are at the heart of a broad array of patient treatment devices and laboratory automation. The first part of PMD's Precision Fluid Handling series will outline the keys...
(Motor Controls and Drives)
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In this article we will compare and contrast building a motion controller board for a three-axis gantry using two different design approaches. The first uses PMD's MC58113 Motion Control ICs, and the...
(Motor Controls and Drives)
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Is servo motor tuning black art, rocket science or a walk in the park? You decide! In this deep dive, Performance Motion Devices provides an overview of PID-based servo motor tuning and introduces two...
(Motor Controls and Drives)
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In this article we will review three widely used motion control techniques: web tension control, proportional material spacing, and CAM-based synchronized profiling....