Motion Control

Motion control is used where conventional motor control, using discrete inputs and outputs, cannot achieve the accuracy needed to produce a product. This applies to a wide range of industries that need to meet market demands for greater system throughput and improved output quality and precision. Some of these industries include automotive, energy, medical, petroleum, printing, and packaging. A good example of motion control is an offset printing press that uses four motors to print four separate colors on a page and another motor to turn the feed roll. A motion controller sends acceleration and velocity commands to each motor to control its speed, torque, and rotor position. At the same time the motion controller monitors these parameters and adjusts the output as needed to create a legible color image on the page.

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    Amatrol’s 85-MT10-611U Electronic Drives Learning System with Siemens 611U

    Amatrol’s 85-MT10-611U Electronic Drives Learning System with Siemens 611U teaches motion control concepts, safety and speed, torque and positioning applications. Motion control is used where precise control of position is required, such as in machining, packaging, and cut-to-length operations. The system is also used in speed / torque mode to provide accurate speed and torque control for spindle drives, extruders and winders. Students will learn industry relevant skills...