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Optimized Mechatronics for Silicon Photonics Alignments

In the rapidly growing realm of silicon photonics, precision alignment of optical components is a crucial part of the fabrication process. If a fiber-optic component is misaligned, this misalignment can prevent the device from functioning properly. Signal strength can be reduced with just a single micron of misalignment, so having equipment capable of quickly and … Continue reading Optimized Mechatronics for Silicon Photonics Alignments

Combined Galvo and Servo Motion Made Easy with IFOV Configuration Guide

Infinite Field of View (IFOV) is an intelligent motion control technology that many leading-edge technology companies use to produce best-in-class laser processing systems. IFOV allows users of galvo scan heads to reduce part error, increase throughput, and improve quality. Implementing IFOV has never been easier, as it is now fully described in the How to … Continue reading Combined Galvo and Servo Motion Made Easy with IFOV Configuration Guide

Line Following in the Packaging Industry

Sophisticated control capabilities and servomotors are the next logical advances to replace stepper motors in typical line following packaging applications. There are many variations of line following applications within the packaging industry including labeling, cut-to-length, fly cutting, lane diversion, rotary knife, and many others. All of these line following applications have the same machine functions … Continue reading Line Following in the Packaging Industry

How to Reduce Deployment Risk in Machine Design

The extremely rapid pace of changes brought about by globalization – pricing and delivery time pressures, competition from unexpected or unknown players, new manufacturing techniques and technologies unveiled daily – are driving machine builders to invest in the latest technologies and skilled partners to maintain competitiveness in current and penetrate emerging markets.  Failure to do … Continue reading How to Reduce Deployment Risk in Machine Design

Motion Control with Precision Noncontact Displacement Sensors

Introduction Noncontact displacement sensors are used in measurement applications where surfaces or processes do not allow contact and demand high precision. Capacitive, confocal, eddy-current, and laser triangulation sensors have proven themselves in applications that incorporate motion systems. Noncontact sensors are available in many different versions. However, sensor range decreases significantly as the required precision increases. … Continue reading Motion Control with Precision Noncontact Displacement Sensors

Aerotech profiled in new report examining global linear motors industry

Aerotech is profiled in the newly released Global Linear Motors Industry 2017 Market Research Report that examines the current state of the industry with development trends and forecasts through 2021. With around 150 tables and figures, this report provides key statistics on the state of the industry and is a valuable source of guidance and … Continue reading Aerotech profiled in new report examining global linear motors industry

U.S. factory orders up 1.2% in January

U.S. factory goods orders rose 1.2% in January, the Commerce Department said after an unrevised 1.3% jump in December, suggesting recovery of the manufacturing sector was gaining momentum as rising prices for commodities spur demand for machinery. In addition, factory orders were up 5.5% from a year ago, while total shipments of manufactured goods increased … Continue reading U.S. factory orders up 1.2% in January

EasyTune is the most advanced autotuning tool available in a commercial motion controller

Aerotech’s EasyTune Advanced Autotuning Tool is the most advanced autotuning tool available in a commercial motion controller. EasyTune puts the capabilities of an experienced control engineer at your fingertips with advanced features including automatic adjustment of servo loop gains and servo filters, and automatically analyzing system stability. Read the full app note here: https://goo.gl/l5QE1u

Motion control market expecting worldwide growth by 2027

The motion control market is expecting worldwide growth by 2027 according to a new report by SBWire. This growth is due to the increasing use of high-level automatic equipment, machine tools, high-level medical equipment, sensors, and others products. Motion control devices increase manufacturing production output, speed up accuracy, increase consistency, improve efficiency, and eliminate various … Continue reading Motion control market expecting worldwide growth by 2027

Piezoelectric device market projected to grow at a CAGR of 4.88% by 2022

The piezoelectric device market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 4.88% by 2022. The increasing demand for piezopolymer and composite material, emerging applications in the healthcare sector, and advancements in wearable technology such as smart clothing and activity trackers are are some of the many trends expected to drive the market during the … Continue reading Piezoelectric device market projected to grow at a CAGR of 4.88% by 2022