Motion Control
Real-Time Production Data as a Powerful Tool To Improve Quality
Data acquisition in the modern, digitally-driven production environment can result in better product quality management than ever before. The ability to collect, evaluate and react to data...
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Making Motors Safer and Easier to Control in Explosive Atmospheres
Motors and sensors go hand in hand. The EX range of motors already feature a wide range of sensors that deliver feedback on various parameters and, now, Parker has added a HIPERFACE DSL® encoder...
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Leaving Nothing to Chance With Advanced Machine Safety
In the manufacturing sector, anywhere that humans mix with machinery is a potential danger zone. Even in the modern production line, people are often still an essential element of the production or...
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Electromechanical and Drives Technology - A Look Back on 2019
Thanks to our loyal followers for all of the interest in the topics covered in this blog over the past year. In examining the most-read blog posts over the course of 2019, it becomes obvious that...
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Servo Motors and Drives Used in Tilting Beds Improve Patient Comfort
In radiographic tilting beds, the table upon which the patient is placed needs to be moved and controlled with smooth precision. In this type of application, servo motors and drives play a key role....
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Practical Applications for Precision Electromechanics in Photonics
In a world of constant technological advances, the photonics industry is seeing rapid growth with no signs of a slow-down. Photonics is the branch of technology concerned with the properties and...
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A New Approach to Machine Design and Actuator Specification
Machine design challenges Pressures to reduce overhead costs and maximize profitability have forced original equipment manufacturers and machine builders to significantly reduce their...
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How to Specify Precision Linear Mechanics for a Cleanroom Environment
A cleanroom is an environment maintained to ensure minimal levels of environmental pollutants such as dust, airborne microbes, aerosol particles, and chemical vapors. It is critical for...
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Is Industry 4.0 Driving the Need for Smarter Motion Control Products?
The collective term Industry 4.0 refers to the fourth industrial revolution, typically described as the computerization of manufacturing—or in other words, the merging of traditional automation with...
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You Don’t Need a Cloud for IIoT! Just a Centralized Control Scheme
Centralized machine control is more than a control architectural scheme, it’s the first step to enabling Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). The Parker Automation Controller (PAC) provides...
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What Will Be Trending at Society for Laboratory Automation (SLAS) Conference?
What's changing at SLAS 2017 this year? The Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening (SLAS) is having their annual conference and exhibition in Washington D.C. from February 4th - February...
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Tube Bending OEMs Embracing All-Electric Automation
The tube bending industry is seeing a migration from more traditional manual hydraulic process equipment to fully automated "all-electric" machinery. Historically, tube bending operations have been...
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How Answering 6 Key Questions Will Improve Your Motion Control Strategy
Whether searching for a partner or planning to do the work internally, to bring motion and control value to your next development project, verify that the team has the right tools and skills to...
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Linear Motors | Servo Drives | PAC and More: SLAS 2016 Featured Products
It was a busy three days in San Diego at the recent Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening (SLAS) show as we talked about the new products and new technology on display at the Parker...
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Talented Engineering Students Build Race-Winning Solar Powered Car
When students from the Polytech Clermont-Ferrand engineering school in Auvergne, France were challenged to develop a prototype solar-powered electric car, they turned to Parker engineers for help. ...
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Outsourcing Megatrend Driving Change in Life Science Robotics
With corporate trends towards “jobless recoveries” and reducing the ratio of fixed expenses relative to variable expenses, more Life Science instrument companies are choosing to outsource...
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Life Science Robotics Driving Megatrend #2
Personalized medicine — a second megatrend affecting automation and robotics in Life Sciences — employs diagnostic testing to help select the most appropriate therapy based on the genetic makeup of an...
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Let Automation Come to You
In today’s modern, fast-paced business environment it is becoming ever more challenging for engineers to spare the precious time needed to visit trade shows. With more and more business being...
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Addressing Environmental Challenges in Automation
Modern machines demand modern solutions. Our goal is to keep one step ahead of the rapidly changing demands of our customer by introducing innovative and technically advanced products and solutions...
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When to Use Gearing in Motion-Control Designs Part 1 of 2
Estimates say that only about one-third of the motion control systems in service use gearing, although there are good reasons for doing so. For example, when your motion control system must run...
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