Can we improve performance by adding control elements external to the PID loop? Yes. Here we consider torque control and the related subject of torque feedforward — which can make systems run more smoothly and deliver better accuracy.
Encoders are used in mechanical motion applications to determine the position, speed and direction. Many of industrial control systems today need to be able to get the position and speed feedback in rugged environments in order to operate. Such applications/industries include:...More
For use in fluid tank tests, Moog has released an 8 DOF (Degrees of Freedom) Electric Simulation table, which features a 2 DOF tilt table for capturing events that require larger angular motions....More
If you’re an electromechanical engineer who designs power transmission or motion control systems for industrial equipment, you face a challenge. You must adopt new technologies to remain competitive. Download this...More
Synchronous belt drives operate so efficiently that they enable up to 5% energy savings, while also reducing maintenance and downtime across applications. Read this Gates paper for a comparison of V-belts and...More