White Paper: Motion Control Components and System Architecture

Lincoln, MA - 10/06/2008 - Performance Motion Devices (PMD), a leader in motion control chips, cards, modules and software, today announced that it is making available its white paper, "Motion Control Components and System Architecture." The purpose of this paper is to illustrate how OEM machine designers can benefit from the different types of motion control components available today.

This paper compares how motion control solutions based on chips, cards, and drives fit into different machine requirements, and how they affect the outcome of a machine design. This paper also examines motion system architectures to illustrate the design trade-offs. Examples discussed include medical/biotech equipment, a 3D printer, and an industrial paper-cutting machine.

Topics include:

o the importance of early-identification of machine requirements

o motion component definitions

o motion component selection

o motion system architecture design

o the effects that the choices of motion component and the resulting architecture have on cost, reliability, maintenance, and time-to-market requirements.

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About PMD

Performance Motion Devices, Inc (PMD) is a recognized world leader in motion control ICs, cards, modules and software. We specialize in providing cost-effective, high performance motion systems to OEM customers in the medical device, materials handling, robotics, test and instrumentation, industrial automation, motion control, and textile industries. For more information, please visit www.pmdcorp.com.

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