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Motion Control Features

Güdel tracks help launch CNC robotics into new markets

The combination of a 6-axis robot and a linear track is not unusual in today’s fast-moving automation environment. However, when this combination is used to perform machining operations, a whole new series of applications are available to manufacturers.

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Engineers mesh Cartesian robot with roller pinion system

For a robot transfer unit for medium payload robots, Nexen Group Inc. provided a roller pinion system to optimise robot motion.

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Motion control looks set to keep running for many years

Industrial control is a highly developed field that advances year on year as the underlying technology advances. But will it and all its specialist sub-sets continue to thrive? Gerard Bush, a motion specialist with INMOCO, offers his opinion.

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Low maintenance packaging solution allow on the fly product changes

Downtime can be a manufacturer's worst nightmare, especially if a line cannot be returned to operation within a short period of time. When Dutch machine builder Smart Automation was commissioned by one of the world's leading printer cartridge manufacturers to develop a machine that fully automates the packaging of a wide variety of cartridges, it was essential to build a robust and durable cell.

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    Choosing linear motion technology for high precision applications(01/08/2019)

    When manufacturing processes require high precision, high-speed repeatability and flexibility for applications such as CNC, robotics and material handling, production engineers often specify linear motion technologies.

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    Linear motion: selecting the best solution for your needs(01/08/2019)

    The need to increase productivity and reduce downtime is a key focus for manufacturers. However, when it comes to selecting linear actuators for motion applications, some confusion remains on whether an electric or pneumatic solution is most suitable.

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    A perfect connection: Revolutionary technology meets robust engineering(01/08/2019)

    In early 2015 an East German StartUp, AIM3D set out to revolutionise the 3D printing world by creating a 3D printing machine that would offer the potential to eventually become a standard tool on every workbench. One unexpected challenge in this quest was finding a suitable provider of a high-quality linear guidance system that would fit their needs.

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    Efficiency and performance in harsh environments(01/08/2019)

    ANCA Motion’s LinX range of tubular linear motors has features that match a vast range of automation applications. This includes packaging, food and beverage manufacturing, printing, pharmaceutical, rollforming, textile production, and test and measurement.

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    Bringing the magic of theatre to life(01/07/2019)

    The world of theatre is a magical place where storytelling comes to life. Through special effects characters, scenes and props we are transported into an imaginary world. Absolute Motion Control are experts in the field of theatre automation. Here, Rob Raskovsky explains more about the challenges of their industry and how Murrelektronik cabinet components provide the perfect solutions.

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