Effective troubleshooting of a motion control system problem can be a daunting and time consuming process, even for seasoned automation professionals. However, the Moog Animatics SmartMotor™ fully integrated servo, with built-in controller and firmware, is constantly monitoring a variety of operating parameters. This case study investigates how that data can be used to quickly and effectively troubleshoot and resolve a motion control system problem.
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.
Topics: Semiconductor, Aerospace, Medical
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.
Topics: Military, Autonomous Vehicles
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.
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.
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.
SemiConductor Heat Chamber Automation Saves Space & Cabling Costs
Motion occurs in all facets of manufacturing, and the semiconductor industry is no exception. The $370 billion semiconductor industry employs a workforce of one-quarter million direct jobs in the U.S. alone, and has been a key export of the United States over the past decade. While scanning silicon wafers for defects, motion control systems are used to move the vision inspection equipment steadily over the delicate wafers.
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.
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.
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.