Motion control: always on the move

Mon 20 January 2020

Products are made, processed or assembled with increasing precision. Parts are moved in a controlled manner at various places in industrial processes. Such as placing a chip on a printed circuit board, writing with a laser or filling packages. Motion control ensures that objects are moved to the right position accurately, with the right speed, acceleration or deceleration.

The chip market is a well-known Dutch success story in which motion control plays an important role. Large chip makers are situated in Taiwan, China and South Korea, but the machines they are made or packaged with are designed and produced at Dutch companies. The Netherlands is still leading in this technological area.

Many applications
Motion control is relevant in more and more applications. For example in advanced packaging machines, robotics, machine and wind turbine construction, recycling, the food industry, electronics, automotive and drones. Dynamic factors, such as vibrations, eigenmodes and interaction between components play a unique role in the various processes. Choosing the right motion control system and working efficiently and successfully with the system are therefore essential skills.

New: Motion control course – starting June 3 2020
Is motion control relevant in your industrial system? And do you want to gain knowledge on implementing, using and optimising motion control? Subscribe for our brand new Motion Control course from 3 June 2020. You learn how to work with PID control through demonstrations and experiments in a set up. By working with exercises in a hands-on way, you learn how to tune and control the system directly. It is possible to follow the entire course program or you can choose modules that handle advanced motion control in-depth.

Curious on how you can make better use of your control systems in general? Do not miss our Process control course from March 18 2020.

Source: Trouw
Image: Reuters

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