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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Optical Encoders Versus Inductive Encoders

With so many position technologies to choose from it is unsurprising that design engineers have difficulty in selecting the right...

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Incremental versus Absolute Sensors

Most engineers still specify incremental position sensors because they think absolute versions are too costly. But the market has changed...

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Choosing the right Position Sensor

With such a bewildering array of position sensors to choose from these days, how do design engineers ensure they select...

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Ultra-Slow Motion Control

When design engineers use the term ‘motion control’, one’s first reaction is to perhaps think of high speed systems with...

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Collet Maintenance – How Often?

It is important to carry out regular collet maintenance to ensure excellent performance and long life from your Westwind PCB...

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Positive Lock Collet Maintenance Instructions

This paper explains in detail how to clean and regrease your positive lock collet using the correct tools and procedures.

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Dead Stop Collet Maintenance Instructions

This paper explains in detail how to clean and regrease your dead stop collet using the correct tools and procedures

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Bonded Collet Maintenance Procedure

This article explains in detail how to clean and regrease your bonded collet using the correct tools and procedures.

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Westwind Spare Collet Guide

How to identify which type of collet is fitted to your Westwind spindle.

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Collet Torque Test Procedure

How to measure the torque of your Westwind collet using the correct tools.

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Removable Collet Maintenance

It is vital to carry out regular collet maintenance. Learn more about the procedures to ensure you are correctly maintaining...

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Dynamic Runout (DRO) Pins for Testing Westwind Spindles

Westwind Air Bearings insists on the use of suitable Dynamic Runout (DRO) pins to measure DRO accurately.

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The Importance of Using the Thermistor for Spindle Protection

To help reduce the risks of excessive heating causing permanent damage to the spindle, all air bearing spindles supplied to...

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Safety Issue Regarding the Inappropriate Use of the Spindle Earth Wire

It has become apparent that some OEM’s are not using the spindle earth wire or wires correctly.

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Spindle Clamping Instructions

Air bearing spindles are manufactured with very fine bearing clearances, and serious damage can occur to the spindle if it...

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Air Bearing Benefits 

Learn what the significant advantages are for air bearing spindles over conventional bearing systems, to increase productivity and quality output.

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A Guide to Setting up a Sieb & Meyer 21-60 or 21-62 Converter for Using a Spindle Running Rig

Setting the Sieb & Meyer converter, for use with a spindle running rig, with standard Westwind spindles.

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