Technical Papers

Incremental Optical Encoder Technologies

Optical encoders can be incremental or absolute but the focus here is incremental. There are three primary implementations: transmissive, reflective...

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Why Motor Constant Matters in Thermally Limited Applications

Temperature is one of the many limiting factors in the motor selection process that can be easily overlooked. This paper...

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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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Efficiency and Power in Servo Drives

This paper explains the origins of power losses in a servo drive. The concepts of switching, conduction and quiescent losses...

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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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Sizing a Shunt Resistor for Regenerative Braking

This paper discusses how to specify the shunt resistor used when a servo drive is in regenerative braking mode. The...

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Clarifying Current Values and Naming for Celera Motion’s Ingenia Servo Drives

This paper discusses how the output current of servo drives is specified. Standard industry terminology is explained. The paper concludes...

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Accuracy, Resolution and Repeatability

There are several key terms that are critical to specifying the optimal position sensor for a given application. This application...

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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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Incremental Encoders vs Absolute Encoders

Position sensors are available as absolute or incremental devices. This paper discusses the key differences of the two technologies (Absolute...

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How Inductive Sensors Work

This article explains the technology of the inductive encoder. This device is closely based on the resolver. It is instructive...

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Torque measurement with angle sensors

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

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Direct Drive Motors, Frameless Resolvers, Ring Encoders

Direct drive motors have been around for many years. With the demand for higher performance, they have seen more widespread...

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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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