Category: Motion Control

Troubleshooting Motion Control Malfunctions

Motion control is a critical part of automated equipment and machinery found at industrial facilities. Malfunctions can result in downtime, wasted material, and safety issues. Quickly finding and fixing root causes will help these losses and lead to reduced production halts. This blog will provide information on how to troubleshoot your motion control system so […]

Advances in Motion Control Support Modern Manufacturing

Motion Control Products from Bosch Rexroth

Widely used in production lines, robotics, and other automated equipment, motion control technologies help boost efficiency, increase product quality, and offset the effects of a shrinking workforce. As more industries begin to embrace automated solutions, the use of motion control technology is growing and advancing to meet the needs of modern manufacturing. Here we will […]

How to Select the Right Gearbox for Your Application

With many different gearbox types available, selecting the right one can be a challenge but the most suitable gearbox for your application will provide the most efficient and cost-effective performance. Proper gearbox selection requires determining how the gearbox must perform and how it will be mounted. This blog outlines the selection process.  Gearbox Types  Industrial […]

How to Lubricate Your Gearbox for Seasonal Temperature Changes

Many people incorrectly assume that high running temperatures created by friction within the gearbox are the only temperature fluctuations that can adversely affect its performance, but the truth is that changes in outdoor temperatures can also negatively influence the operation of industrial gearboxes. As a matter of fact, extreme weather scenarios can impact the performance […]

A Look at the Essential Components of a Motion Control System

Motion control, a sub-field of automation, is widely used for production lines and in robotics and other equipment where it is necessary to precisely control the speed, acceleration, position and torque of individual axes of a machine. It’s important to note that motion control is actually a system made up of several essential components that […]

Planetary Gearboxes: An Ancient Technique with Modern Advantages

Planetary gears have 2,000-year-old roots in Greek history when they were used to predict the movements of the planets in the solar system. Today’s more sophisticated planetary gearboxes are used to drive a variety of machinery. What is a Planetary Gearbox? Planetary gears are a simple configuration of a central “sun” gear and orbiting “planet” […]

Proper Mounting Helps Prevent Gearbox Failure

Essential to providing speed and torque control to the motors of almost all industrial machinery, gearboxes can be found in applications ranging from machine tools to conveyor belts to industrial robots to heavy-duty mining equipment. Because they are durable mechanical devices designed to withstand the high temperatures, pressures and extreme conditions found in industrial environments, […]

Safety-Integrated Motion Control Allows Safety and Productivity to Co-Exist

Ultimately, the objective of any manufacturing operation is to produce product. Accordingly, corporate goals often focus on efficiency, quality and productivity. While some companies view safety as a necessary evil or, worse, a costly drain on productivity, top-tier manufacturers rank safety as a priority and embed it deeply into the culture of the company. Furthering […]

A Brief Guide to Electric Actuators

One major component that makes automation possible is electric actuators. These mechanical devices convert electricity into kinetic energy using either rotary or linear motion. Electric actuators work like other types of actuators. The only difference is that it uses electricity as its input. Electricity powers a motor, triggering specific components into motion. The final output […]

IIoT and Smart Manufacturing

Imagine a world where alerts are sent to your phone if a technology within your manufacturing plant malfunctions or requires repair. In this world, systems within your plant could also switch between manufacturing one product to another quickly and seamlessly. Different automation systems talk to each other and coordinate effectively. It sounds almost futuristic, but […]