Technical Papers

Diaphragms and Spindle Service

On PCB drilling and routing spindles, it is imperative that the recommended maintenance procedure is followed for correct operation.

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Bonded Collet Spindle Maintenance

Mandatory bonded collet maintenance steps to minimize collet failure.

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Instructions for Collet Maintenance

It is imperative that the recommended maintenance procedure is followed for correct operation for collets.

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Air Supply and Spindle Cooling

What air supply and spindle cooling specifications should be used with an air bearing spindle?

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Low Inductance Motors – Achieving Optimal Motion System Performance

Advancements in the design of rotary and linear motors continue to reduce motor winding inductance.

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Servo Terminology

This tech notes describes many of the commonly used servo terms, giving the reader some useful insight when designing a...

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Performance Optimization Using Slotless Motors and PWM Drives

Smooth motion, meaning very low position and current loop error while at speed, is critical to system performance in many...

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BiSS and SSI – An Overview

This paper gives an overview of BiSS-C and SSI with a summary of key differences. BiSS and SSI are actually...

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Custom Position Sensors – Shapeability

As OEMs compete for differentiation, there is increasing demand for custom solutions particularly in applications with cost, weight and size...

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Inductive and Capacitive Position Sensors – A Comparison

A key step in selecting a position sensor is understanding the requirements of sensor size, resolution, repeatability, accuracy, mounting constraints...

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Position Sensors for Safety Applications

This paper outlines the design techniques that engineers should adopt with regards to position sensors to ensure safe and reliable...

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Selecting Position Sensors for Harsh Vibration Environments

Machines that are subject to harsh or prolonged vibration present challenges for many components - none more so than position...

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Angle Conversion Tables

We have compiled a series of look-up tables to help engineers convert between the most common angular units. This is...

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Tandem Encoders

'Tandem Encoder' is a new term but one which is increasingly being used by mechanical and electrical designers. This article...

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Measuring Position and Speed in Harsh Environments

Harsh environments place heavy demands on control equipment. The failure of position or speed sensors in the field can have...

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Accurate Position Measurement in Varying Temperatures

Measuring position in a laboratory is usually carried out at a constant temperature to ensure accuracy, but some specifications require...

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Understanding Binary Words and the MicroE Serial Interface Encoder

The Mercury™ 3000Si, 3500Si, and Mercury II™ 5800Si and 6800Si are MicroE’s smart programmable encoder systems with high speed serial...

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Sensor Alignment with Small Diameter Rotary Scales

While MicroE optical encoders boast generous alignment tolerances for most applications, special care needs to be taken when aligning to...

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Recommended Wiring of the SmartPrecision™ Interpolator

This document is an overview of the recommended guidelines for connecting to MercuryTM SmartPrecisionTM programmable interpolators. It will allow users...

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Proper Termination of Digital Incremental Encoder Signals

All MicroE digital encoders have quadrature outputs that are compatible with 422 line receivers. The 422 data transmission standard (ANSI...

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