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Motion Control News December 2022

Force Control in Actuators, Principles of Motor Selection, and More

Get insight into force control in actuators, principles of motor selection, designing a low cost, high speed BLDC motor controller, our ION/CME 500, and more.

New Single Axis Drive Provides Servo Control

New Single Axis Drive Provides Profile Generation, Servo Control, and Downloadable User Code

ION/CME 500 Digital Drives provide ultra-efficient digital amplification with programmable intelligence in a compact rugged package for control of Brushless DC, DC Brush, and step motors.

Force Control in Actuators

Force Control in Actuators and Robot End Effectors

Specific servo actuators function as end effectors such as robotic arms and gantries. This paper details the capabilities and properties that will ensure that your next application delivers the goods without dropping the ball! 

Principles of Motor Selection

Principles of Motor Selection

Trying to decide what electric motor(s) are best for your new machine design? Stop here. This paper outlines requirements and presents the features of various step and servo motors.

Low Cost High Speed Brushless DC Motor Drive

Low Cost High Speed Brushless DC Motor Drive

Spinning BLDC motors efficiently at high speed is the core requirement for many end applications. Learn how we helped deliver high-speed in a compact package and at a low cost.

Motion Control Solutions

Motion Control News - April 2022

In this issue, motion control design choices (Build vs Buy), new single-axis ICs with profile generation and servo control, and how using a digital current loop will quiet step motor noise.

Build vs Buy Motion Controller

Build vs Buy Of A Three Axis Motion Controller

This paper looks at building vs buying a three axis PCB-based positioning motion controller. It examines the motion control design effort and cost.

MC58113 Single-axis ICs

Single Axis Motion Control IC Provides Profile Generation, Servo Control, and Advanced Current Control

MC58113 single-axis motion control ICs provide trajectory profile generation, programmable breakpoints, advanced performance trace, and many other motion control functions.


Digital Current Loop Significantly Quiets Step Motor Noise

This paper details how a digital current loop will result in a significantly quieter, faster running, and lower temperature motor operation which is beneficial in many applications.

Motion Control News

Motion Control News - November 2021

In this issue, we dig deep into feedforward and how it will improve your machine performance. That, and so much more!

Motion Control Expert Interview

Insider Interview with Bob Vavra of Machine Design & Electronic Design

Machine Design editor Bob Vavra talks with PMD's VP of Engineering & Strategy, Prabh Gowrisankaran, about our new revolutionary ultra-compact, PCB-mountable motion control drive.

Feedforward in Motion Control

Feedforward in Motion Control - Vital for Improving Positioning Accuracy

Even if your PID settings are carefully optimized, the motion at the end effector is never perfect. This paper looks at feedforward and how it delivers accuracy and smoothness.

Motor Drive Design Trends

Motor Drive Design Trends that Power Automation and Robotics Equipment

During this Tech Talk presented during Virtual Engineering Days, Prabh Gowrisankaran talks about the latest advancements and trends in motor drive design for automation and robotics equipment.

N-Series ION Introduction

Introducing ION/CME N-Series Digital Drives On-Demand

In case you missed the live event, replay the on-demand version of our popular 30-minute webinar that introduces you to the major capabilities and benefits of the N-Series ION.

June 2021 Motion Control News

Motion Control News - June 2021

In this issue, we introduce you to our new ultra-compact PCB-mountable digital drive, share examples of how to build a 3-axis gantry, and more.

Motion Control in Small Devices

Next-Gen Motor Drives for Portable Medical Applications

Listen in to hear about the latest advancements in motion control drives, algorithms, and techniques as motion control goes portable and small!

Motion Control Newsletter

Motion Control News - December 2020

In this issue, we tackle the challenges with small motion control machine designs, servo motor tuning, a deep dive into FOC, and more.

Motion Control News August 2020

Motion Control News - August 2020

In this issue, introducing a new motion control board with UDPM, motion control problems with portable automation and mobile robotics designs, ISO 13485 certification, and more.