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
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
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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
(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.