Comparison of Slotless and Slotted Motors

Permanent magnet brushless motors come in all shapes and sizes providing both rotary and linear motion. They are known for...

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What is an Air Bearing?

What is an air bearing, how does it work, and where should it be used?

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A Method of Virtual Torque Sensing for Collaborative Robot Joints

This technical document explores the use of calibrated motor current and internal compliance in harmonic gearing to produce a virtual...

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Motor Sizing 101

This technical note addresses basic motor sizing with simple calculations that can be done to generally size any motor application.

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Absolute Encoders Verses Incremental Encoders

The terminology of rotary or angle encoders can be confusing. This paper aims to clarify the jargon and review the...

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How Inductive Sensors Work

Inductive sensors are often used to measure position or speed, especially in harsh environments. The terminology and techniques used in...

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Position Sensors – Choosing the right sensor

Position sensors are used in a wide range of automation and measurement applications. A key step in selecting a suitable...

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Shaft Encoders & Bearingless Encoders

This short paper discusses shaft encoders and bearingless encoders; their relative merits and where design engineers might deploy each type.

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Torque measurement with angle sensors

This article reviews a technique for measuring torque with angle sensors which was first used in the 1950s. Although it...

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Direct Drive Motors & Direct Sensors

Direct drive motors have been around for many years but it seems that it is only very recently that equipment...

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Resolvers, Optical Encoders and Inductive Encoders

Resolvers are good. Encoders are good. But which is the best? There's only one way to find out...this article examines...

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VeraPath™ Optical Encoder Technology

MicroE’s PurePrecision technology has enabled designers of precision motion control systems in medical, semiconductor, advanced industrial and scientific applications to...

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How to install a Frameless Motor – Installation & Design Guide

This document details the installation and integration of Celera Motion frameless kit motors into our customers’ applications.

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Veratus Advanced Signal Processing

MicroE’s Micro Motion Absolute technology combines the benefits of our small encoder sizes with the ability to acquire absolute position...

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Mechanical Design Challenges for Collaborative Robots

Robotics and additive manufacturing markets have entered a new phase of growth. This growth is being driven by new levels...

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Correcting Java Security Issues With SmartPrecision II Software

This paper provides instructions to make the correct Java security settings to enable the full use of SmartPrecision II™ software.

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Micro Motion Absolute, Technology Overview & Programming

MicroE’s Micro Motion Absolute technology combines the benefits of our small encoder sizes with the ability to acquire absolute position...

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Servo Loop Bandwidth, Motor Sizing and Power Dissipation

This paper describes how servo loop bandwidth, motor sizing and power dissipation are all related.

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Verapath Accuracy

This document is an overview of the accuracy capabilities of the Veratus™ linear encoder system with Verapath™ optical technology on...

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Accuracy, Resolution, Repeatability

This article explains some of the terminology relating to measurement performance and why it’s important to understand the differences between...

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