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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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Top 5 PLC Programming Languages

In 1969, Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) were first introduced into manufacturing processes, and today, they are most widely used for automation and industrial process control. In an industrial setup, PLCs are used to control conveyor systems, to sequence automated devices such as robots, and to capture data and communicate information. Almost any machine function, process or production line is greatly enhanced whenever a PLC control system is…

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AC VS DC DRIVES

Industries globally understand the importance of electric drives in ensuring efficient control of motor outputs. And with the constant developments and innovations springing up in the industrial automation field, the need for alternating current (AC) and direct current (DC) drives have continued to grow in leaps. Both AC and DC drives are indispensable to the…

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What’s the Difference? – Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) vs. Soft Starter

VFDs and Soft starter have commonality in features however, VFDs offer more functions compared to Soft starters, particularly continuous modulation of Speed and Torque. Though VFDs may be capable of implementing more complex task, this doesn’t mean that VFDs are always the ideal option. Selection highly depends on the suitability and adherence to the selection factors mentioned in this article.

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