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Traverse and Take-up for Winding Applications

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Dedicated SmartMotor™ Firmware Creates Custom Spooling Patterns to Eliminate Product Waste

Simple winding of material onto spools is a common practice, but precision winding that prevents material damage, which can be easily implemented, and provides a substantial and quick ROI is another story.

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Topics: Semiconductor, Aerospace, Medical

Precision Positioning System

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SmartMotors Brings Accuracy to Pan & Tilt Positioning Systems

Extremely precise positioning of an apparatus is a common challenge in many industries. Unfortunately, in many cases the system's environment tends not to favor any sort of stability. Such is the case when Burchfield Automation desired effective dampening of their Pan & Tilt positioning systems in a bumpy, shaky environment.

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Topics: Military, Autonomous Vehicles

Automotive Modular Machine Control

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SmartMotor's Integrated Design Creates a Single Programming Environment

From NASCAR rallies to efficient EVs, the automotive industry thrives on a “compete or get out” attitude and automotive manufacturing is no exception. Every OEM supplied component is critical to the manufacturer, accepting nothing short of timely perfection. Recently, a California-based OEM was selected as an exclusive supplier of a critical component to one of the world’s largest automotive manufacturers, an opportunity too profitable to pass up.

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Topics: Automotive

Ultrasound Testing

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Reducing Cabling Means No Signal Error for Ultrasonic Equipment Testing

From prenatal exams to torn ACLs, ultrasound imaging for medical purposes is used to visualize muscles, tendons, fetuses and internal organs. The technology for imaging has been around more than fifty years and has become one of the most common, noninvasive diagnostictools in the medical industry. Testing the ultrasound machinery is an intricate process with a high need for accuracy. For this reason, one of the largest international meedical diagnostic equipment manufacturers for ultrasound imaging machinery, trusts the Animatics SmartMotor on their testing equipment.

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Topics: Medical

CNC Training Tool for Brazilian Higher Education

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SmartMotor Helps Brazil Build the Future with CNC Training Machine

With the help of Hontech LTDA, Animatics’ Brazilian distributor, Prof. Jorge Antonio Giles Ferrer Dr. Eng. and his assistants Eduardo Moreno and Carlos Eduardo de Almeida Brito are developing a technical tool for teaching students speed control and placement of a CNC system driven by integrated SmartMotor™ servos.

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Topics: Education

Semiconductor Heat Chamber Automation

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SemiConductor Heat Chamber Automation Saves Space & Cabling Costs

Motion occurs in all facets of manufacturing, and the semiconductor industry is no exception. The $304 billion semiconductor industry employs a workforce of nearly six million people worldwide, and has been a key export of the United States over the past five years. While scanning silicon wafers for defects, motion control systems are used to move the vision inspection equipment steadily over the delicate wafers.

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Topics: Semiconductor

Aircraft Skin Processing

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Aircraft Skin Processing with Flexitool Tooling System

Aircraft wings are the most critical structural component of the entire aircraft and the precision fabrication of aircraft “skins” has become nothing short of engineering artistry. Airplane fuselages and wings for the aviation, space and defense industries are made of 1mm-5mm thick contoured aluminum or aluminum composite and designed to be both incredibly strong and lightweight, a challenging combination that’s been mastered thanks to computer assisted design and automation in manufacturing.

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Topics: Aerospace

Linear and Rotary Motion in Digital Architecture

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Linear and Rotary Motion in Digital Architecture

Farshad “Shadi” Sharokhi is a visionary when it comes to integrating motion technology and architecture. With the unique ability to blend robust, industrial capability and aesthetic design, Trak-kit is a modern approach to entertainment and telepresence with the SmartMotor™ at the heart of the movement...literally.

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Topics: Architecture

PID Style Antenna Pedestal

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PID Style Antenna Positioning Pedestal

Accuracy is critical to antenna positioning systems. M2 Antenna Systems, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of PID (proportional, integral and derivative algorithm based) style antenna pedestals. Whether for researching planets in space or tracking satellites for government, military or commercial purposes, M2 can usually build their pedestals in one third of the time of larger manufacturers at about a third of the cost while still maintaining the precision performance integral for successful celestial tracking.

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Topics: Aerospace

Automated Laser Marking for Produce Traceability

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Automated Laser Marking for Farm Produce Traceability

It’s 7 o’clock…do you know where your produce came from? If you have fruits or vegetables from Wishnatzki farms, you not only know where it came from, but also what field it came from, what day and time it was picked, and who picked it! Wishnatzki Farms has taken the Produce Traceability Initiative to heart.

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Topics: Agricultural