Most engineers recognize that gearheads can be used to create a better inertia match between the object that is being moved and the motor being driven. Put simply, it is dictated by the gearhead ratio where the object reflected inertia to the motor is reduced by 1/ratio2. So what should the correct inertia be? Typically … Continue reading Overcoming Inertia: 5 Things You Need to Know
by David Fairchild, Application Engineer Whether it’s found in our cars or in our industrial machinery, it is common to find that various mechanical outputs happen in synchronization to one master axis. In an effort to minimize wear-and-tear to components (e.g. belts and gears) and increase performance, many machine builders have elected to install individual servo … Continue reading Methods to keep your “Following Axis” in phase when using electronic gearing/camming
By Matt Reinstetle Industrial automation is a broad industry. Each company has a different set of needs to build their products and have them shipped out the door on time. Some companies deal with large objects while others deal with small products. For those who work with smaller objects, markings, elements, precision is essential. That … Continue reading What is the Best Way to Detect Small Targets?
by Siegfried Ruttger The requirements are tough for the food and packaging industry: hygiene-compliant design, flexibility, short conversion times and high levels of plant availability are increasingly important features for machines and systems. In these user industries, protecting employees is still a priority, but the safety systems need to be adapted to the individual applications … Continue reading Safety Systems: Hygiene-Compliant, Flexible and Reliable