Motion Control Technology

Posted on September 13, 2021

Jeff Mottershead heashot

When conducting industrial research, automated precision control can be invaluable. Often, our experimental platforms include moving parts that are required to repeatedly deliver highly accurate outputs, such as the position or torque on a linear traverse or impeller.

To meet these requirements, we use motion control to automate our systems to control position, power, or torque. We tailor the motion control system for the specific research project. This means that our automation systems can be capable of micron accuracy, high-force, and high-speed motion – we have servo motor systems capable of 24,000 rpm and torques up to 2800 Nm.

Depending on experimental needs, some of these systems can provide multi-axis control where several devices are performing coordinated motion. These motion control systems are also capable of advanced kinematics, whereby robots with jointed construction can execute complex motion defined in cartesian coordinates.

By meeting these often-demanding requirements, we are able to produce experimental platforms that can repeatedly deliver reliable results for a wide range of industrial applications.

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