GUIDE: Avoide electrostatic discharge when handling PCB or electronics

The world of ESD-protection (Electrostatic Discharge), is vast and there are lots of regulations around the matter. Below are a three tips to save your product or even your life! Our hope is that you can use this information to reduce loss and increase quality. Read more

Experience higher accuracy measurement in harsh environments

Celera Motion announces the expansion of its Zettlex Ultra IncOder™ series of inductive angle encoders with the introduction of the new Mini Ultra and, continued growth of the Midi Ultra. Celera Motion’s Zettlex encoders use a unique, inductive technology that employs the use of printed circuit boards (PCBs). These encoders are non-contact devices which allow precision measurement of angle or angular speed in harsh environments where traditional capacitive and magnetic devices can be unreliable. Each Ultra IncOder unit is pre-calibrated and offers up to 19 arc-seconds accuracy depending on size. Read more

FAULHABER BP4 series brushless motors

The flyweight that packs a heavyweight punch

FAULHABER has extended the extremely powerful BP4 product family with the brushless DC-Servomotor 2264…BP4. As well as having an outstanding ratio of torque to size and weight, the miniature drive comes with integrated sensors and a wide speed range.

Read more

FAULHABER MC3 Motion Controller

Motion Control for decentralised intelligence with EtherCAT from FAULHABER

Decentralised intelligence and the capacity for real-time communication with higher level process control technology and flexibility in usage applications are requirements for cutting-edge drive systems within the context of networked industry (cf. company box) has taken appropriate action and developed a new generation of motion controllers.

Read more

A closer look at the tools in Galil’s new software environment GDK

The Galil Design Kit (GDK) is Galil’s newest software environment that provides easy communication with Galil’s motion controllers and PLCs. Galil has recently introduced the new Scope and Tuner to GDK’s growing list of tools and capabilities. All tools are customizable by editing the XLM that’s located in the “More Options” menu at the top right corner of the GDK software.

GDK now includes the following six tools:

  • Scope:  emulates a traditional digital Oscilloscope.
  • Tuner:  assists the user in optimizing their system’s performance.
  • Terminal: send commands and receive responses from the controller.
  • Editor: write, save, and execute application programs.
  • Viewer: enables real-time viewing of the controller’s I/O status, motor position, and more.
  • Setup: read, edit, save, and restore all controller memory.

Read more

White Paper: Compensating For External Forces in Motion Control Applications

When an external force is applied to a system, standard PID parameters may not be sufficient to compensate for it. To better understand how to address this problem, four applications with external forces will be analyzed and an effective solution will be provided for each application. These applications include servo motors moving a vertical load, a spring load, a lever arm, and a compressible substance.

Read the full white paper at Galil Motion Control

Galil Now Provides Support for Linux

Support for Galil’s latest generation software has now been expanded to include Linux operating systems.
Read more

Webinar: Using Raspberry Pi to Create Powerful, Low Cost Solutions with Galil Controllers

With the recent advancements in single board PCs, having a powerful computing device is now easier and more cost-effective than ever. The Raspberry Pi Foundation and its Raspberry Pi model, in particular, have set the stage for this new form of computer. This low-cost platform invites the question,” what is its role in the automation industry?” In this webinar, we will discuss where the Raspberry Pi fits in and how it can be used with Galil’s high-performance controllers and PLCs.

Read more

Gyrolab xPlore

A Swedish contribution to a healthier world

Biopharmaceuticals are the future of the pharmaceutical industry. Groundbreaking progress is made every year, and pharmaceuticals tailored for our individual genetic conditions are believed not to be too farfetched.

xplore-400-365x312

Photo: Gyros Protein Technologies AB

In the middle of this revolution is the Swedish company Gyros AB, based in Uppsala. Practically every large pharmaceutical that develops and manufactures biopharmaceuticals is already using their so-called immunoassay platform, a system that analyses samples in pre-clinical and clinical trials. And with the introduction of the Gyrolab xPlore, the company has presented a product that lowers the threshold for even more labs around the globe to start using their revolutionary platform in the pursuit of alleviate and cure disease. Read more

Raspberry Pi Interface with Galil Controllers

(This article is written by Troy Miller and was originally published on www.galil.com)

An HMI or Human Machine Interface is needed in many motion control applications. These devices are used to allow a user to instruct a machine on what to do without the need of a full PC. Many times HMIs are touch enabled allowing them to be placed on the production floor and used by technicians right by the machine. There are many sources for HMIs and many can cost thousands of dollars. With the arrival of the Raspberry Pi Foundation and its Raspberry Pi models, a small but powerful option arrived. Adding to this, the official Raspberry Pi 7” display, and the Galil application program interface, this powerful trio form the foundation for an inexpensive but fully capable HMI that can be customized for any motion control application.

Read more