Servo Control Systems

Controls & Controllers

Kollmorgen Decentralized AKD® Servo System Honored as Finalist in the 2016 Design News Golden Mousetrap Awards

March 3, 2016

AKD-N solution saves machine designers control panel space, weight and expense RADFORD, VA – Kollmorgen is pleased to announce that its AKD Decentralized Servo System has been honored as a Golden Mousetrap Finalist in the Automation and Control category. The annual awards are sponsored by Design News to recognize and celebrate the companies, products and people energizing North American... Read More

Controls & Controllers

Multi-axis Servo System delivers high-precision positioning.

October 5, 2015

With height of 223 mm and width of 60 or 90 mm, AX8000 Servo Drive System includes various power supply modules, single and dual-axis modules, and capacitor module. One Cable Technology simplifies connection and feedback systems. Based on multi-core ARM processors, EtherCAT-enabled system uses FPGA-based control algorithms that enable sample and response times of less than 1 µs for current control, as well as velocity control cycle times as low as 16 µs, depending on switching frequency Read More

Controls & Controllers

Servo Feed Control integrates compensation technology.

August 13, 2015

ProfileSelect™ incorporates press compensation servo feed control technology, which features 3 modes of operation. Control provides time-based servo feed synchronization and auto compensation for on-the-fly press speed increases, and functionality also minimizes electrical and mechanical stress on stamping equipment and materials. Utilizing 100% of press feed window, sinusoidal profile (cam motion) provides smooth motion and material feed. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Fluid & Gas Flow Equipment, Materials & Material Processing, Thermal & Heating Equipment

Husky Introduces UltraHelix Valve Gates and Highlights Altanium Servo Control at NPE 2015

March 27, 2015

BOLTON, Ontario – Husky Injection Molding Systems today announced that at NPE 2015 (March 23 – 27, Orlando, Florida) it will be showcasing its latest hot runner and controller technologies, which were developed based on extensive conversations with customers about their business goals. The display at NPE, located at Booth #2117 in the West Hall, will show customers how they can confidently... Read More

Controls & Controllers

Servo Drive/Controller provides dual-port Ethernet interface.

March 11, 2015

Consisting of 1.5-axis servo drive/controller based on ACR control platform, Intelligent Parker Amplifier offers 400 W or 1,500 W power to drive rotary and linear motors and supports number of industry standard feedback protocols. Equipped with 650 MHz TI DSP, unit is capable of serving up to 5 independent Ethernet connections and multitasking 16 different tasks. Drive/controller provides incremental, absolute, and continuous moves; trapezoidal and S-curves profiles; and 1 ms position captures. Read More

Controls & Controllers

Compact, Highly Dynamic and Fully Controllable -Sprint Electric Introduces New Range of DC Servo Controllers

October 29, 2014

Arundel, England — Sprint Electric, in cooperation with its US partner Bardac Corporation, introduces a new range of DC servo controllers at this year's SPS/IPC/Drives, international trade fair for electric automation, systems and components, in Nuremberg, Germany. The XLV is a miniature, fast response DC motor speed controller. The extended XLV range is designed for use with permanent... Read More

Controls & Controllers, Mechanical Power Transmission

Servo Drives compensate for errors in advance.

May 15, 2014

ACOPOS servo drives are available with repetitive control, which improves accuracy of production processes with stationary disturbances by using predictive following error compensation. Embedded in standard speed control loop, repetitive control adjusts torque setpoint to reduce periodic portions in speed or following error. By undergoing constant learning process, algorithm ensures changes to load profile do not have any effect on drive. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Mechanical Power Transmission

Single-Axis Drive/Controller works with electric actuators.

April 2, 2014

Combining servo or stepper drive and controller, ACS (Actuator Control Solution) works with electric actuators to create single-axis linear motion solution for replacing pneumatic cylinders and automating processes. Drives are controlled from PLC or master controller via 24 Vdc digital I/O, 0–10 Vdc or 4–20 mA analog I/O, and Ethernet or Modbus RTU over RS-485. Capable of infinite position capability, servo/controller operates on 10-60 Vdc bus, while stepper drive/controller operates on 24 Vdc. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Material Handling & Storage, Mechanical Power Transmission

Embedded Servo Drive Boosts Speed of Smart Friction Feeders for Packaging Lines

January 20, 2014

Braunschweig, Germany – An embedded servo drive from Metronix is providing an economic upgrade path for Pfankuch Machinery - one of the world's leading manufacturers of friction feeder systems for inserting leaflets and products into sales packaging. Metronix's smart drive has allowed Pfankuch to increase the speed of its latest friction feeder - the SmartFeeder - by 50% while also doubling... Read More

Controls & Controllers

Advanced Motion Control System Simplifies Design of Modular Printing Machinery

January 13, 2014

New Berlin, WI - An economic multi-axis motion controller and high level software development environment from ABB is helping Rollem - a leading specialist print machinery manufacturer - to rapidly evolve its modular finishing system. The motion architecture has just made it easy to add another peripheral to the company's print finishing equipment range - a stacking unit that collects and groups... Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Controls & Controllers, Fluid & Gas Flow Equipment, Materials & Material Processing, Mechanical Power Transmission, Green & Clean

Woojin Revolutionizes Its Machines with B&R

September 17, 2013

Both to present innovations at K 2013 Upgrading to B&R servo technology and POWERLINK communication has helped Woojin optimize the speed and precision of three different lines of injection molding machines. In October, B&R and Woojin will be presenting these and other innovations at the world's leading exhibition for plastics and rubber, the K 2013 trade show in Dusseldorf, Germany. "The... Read More

Controls & Controllers, Electrical Equipment & Systems, Optics & Photonics

Elliot Scientific Boosts Cold Atom Science in the UK: Introducing Laser Products from Vescent Photonics

June 11, 2013

Elliot Scientific is pleased to announce that we are now able to offer laser products from Vescent Photonics to researchers in the UK and Ireland. Vescent Photonics is a technology driven organisation developing and manufacturing novel electro-optic, waveguide, and laser technologies. Key research areas Vescent products are used in are: • Magneto-Optical Traps (MOT) for laser-cooling of... Read More

Controls & Controllers

Motion Controller suits closed loop positioning systems.

March 19, 2013

Equipped with dual-core architecture for servo handling and command interpretation, 4-axis C-884 controls motorized linear translation stages and rotary positioners. High-speed encoder interface allows use of direct-metrology linear and angular scales with resolutions down to nanometer and µrad realm and below. With servo update rate of 20 kHz, digital servo controller supports linear vector motion and point-to-point motion. Communication is via TCP/IP, USB, and RS-232 interfaces. Read More

Controls & Controllers

Four-Quadrant PWM Servo Controller delivers 95% efficiency.

January 17, 2013

Designed for control of brushless DC motors with Hall sensors up to approximately 100 W, ESCON 36/3 EC employs digital current controller and offers drift-free, dynamic speed behavior that enables speed range of 0–150,000 rpm. Range of functions are supported with fully configurable digital and analog inputs and outputs, and operating modes include speed controller (closed and open loop) and current controller. Analog set value can be specified via several means. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Mechanical Power Transmission, Services

Servo Motor Firmware simplifies spooling and winding.

November 15, 2012

With commands in Class 5 SmartMotor firmware, material of changing width can be wound onto spool without gaps or unwanted overlap in wind pattern. Firmware offers both relative and absolute position control for setting traverse points, spool widths, dwell points, and more. Ability to dynamically phase-adjust incoming master signals enables real-time offsets for variations in material width without sacrificing positioning accuracy at traverse point. Read More

Controls & Controllers

PWM Servo Controller supports DC motors up to 72 W.

December 15, 2011

With 95% efficiency, 4-quadrant ESCON 36/2 DC provides drift-free, dynamic operation through 1-150,000 rpm speed range. Digital current controller can be run in various operating modes, including closed loop speed controller, open loop speed controller, and current controller. When connected to PC via USB port, unit can be configured with ESCON Studio GUI. ESCON 36/2 DC is equipped with protected digital inputs and outputs as well as adjustable current limitation for protecting motor and load. Read More

Controls & Controllers

PWM Servo Controller works with DC motors up to 72 W.

October 17, 2011

With bandwidth required for motor current/torque control, ESCON 36/2 DC 4-quadrant PWM servo controller provides range of functions with configurable digital and analog I/O. Drift-free, dynamic speed behavior enables speed range of 1-150,000 rpm, and supported operating modes include closed/open loop speed controller and current controller. Other functions include ability to enable/disable power stage depending on direction of rotation, or use speed ramps for acceleration/deceleration. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Electronic Components & Devices

Pulse Generator Chip drives stepper and servo motors.

June 1, 2011

Providing 18 operating modes, Model PCL6045BL controls up to 4 axes as well as linear interpolation of 2-4 axes and circular interpolation between any 2 axes. Chip also offers operation correction, backlash correction, programmed soft limit, and ability to override pulse rate during operation. With max output of 6.5 Mpps and 19.6608 MHz standard reference clock, chip is suited for biotechnological and scientific instruments, medical analysis machines, and inspection systems. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Vision Systems

FUJINON to Introduce Ergonomically Designed Servo Pack and Wireless Control System at NAB 2011

April 8, 2011

Wayne, N.J., April 1, 2011 - FUJIFILM North America Corporation, Optical Devices Division has announced it will introduce a new ergonomically designed DigiPower servo control system for its Select and Premier Series as well as a wireless control system for all of its 2D and 3D lenses during the 2011 NAB Show in Las Vegas from April 11 through April 14. FUJIFILM North America Corporation, Optical... Read More

Controls & Controllers

Control System supports 100+ FireWire, Indexer drives.

March 1, 2011

ServoWire Motion and Logic Controllers (SMLC) typically coordinate network of ServoWire (FireWire) drives for applications requiring high-performance, multi-axis motion. XD-Indexer drive can be integrated, via Modbus TCP communication, to serve cases where axes are required that do not need as tightly coordinated motion. Capable of controlling 100+ drives, system lets users choose optimal drive for performance required on per-axis basis. Multiple communications options are available. Read More