Category: Allen Bradley

IPC vs HMI

Recent advancements in industrial automation have led to the development of more powerful and more flexible control systems, which are easier to program, configure and communicate with. Modern industrial controllers are characterized by higher processing power and better interconnectivity in comparison to traditional controllers. Today, many industrial control applications utilize Human Machine Interfaces (HMIs) and…

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Types of Encoders within the MPL and 1326 Servo Motor Series

Have you ever wondered how forming and metal cutting machines provide precise motion for lathes, bending for metal fabrication and milling or how a robotic vehicle mainly used in military applications with bomb detection systems is controlled, or how antenna positioning systems control the precision in elevation and azimuth? Well, a servo motor is at…

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Hardware Comparison: Allen Bradley Servo Motor Selection Guide

Today’s motion control systems require motors that do many different things, such as precise positioning or controlled torque. Servo motors allow for better control of these conditions by allowing a high rpm spin at low torque yet slowing down and increasing torque as states require.   With position sensors, encoders, and gearing, microcontrollers can sense the actual…

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Hardware Comparison: MPL Servo Motor Selection Guide

Motion control sits at the heart of most manufacturing and warehousing applications.  With accurate motion control, system designers can create closed loop, efficient systems that optimize performance across a wide range of industries.  One common requirement for many systems is for low inertia servo motors. Depending on the final product or application, low inertia servo…

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