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Automation Technical Bulletins and Guides

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Can True Motion Control be obtained with a Pneumatic Actuator? The ideal motion control motion profile has a trapezoidal shape, the typical profile desired by most engineers when programming a move controlled by servo motor moving a linear actuator. Can a move such as this be obtained when using a…

Large Electromechanical Gripper Options for Heavy Loads Grippers used in automation vary greatly in size and shape. They can be as small as a pencil eraser, or as large as a car. The largest standard grippers on the market are capable of handling several hundred pounds. But what if you…

Pneumatic Actuator Speed Control Controlling the speed of pneumatic actuators and keeping actuator speed constant It is frequently helpful to know the basic practices for controlling pneumatic actuator speed, as well as a few guidelines for gathering the information to properly select the components. If you are looking to control…

Three Reasons to Upgrade Pneumatic Valve Manifolds to a Fieldbus System With new electronics technology advancements in the Industrial Automation industry, traditional methods of using pneumatic valves in automated machinery and processes are becoming less cost effective and somewhat outdated. We are seeing a shift across the industry that is…

Pneumatic Cylinder Air Flow Requirements We frequently get the same pneumatic cylinder question from customers: “How much air flow is required to power a pneumatic cylinder?” This is critical to ensure that the pneumatic cylinder is supplied with enough air flow to operate as it is intended in your system…

Which Filter Elements to Use for Your Pneumatic Application There has always been a lot of discussion in the industry about the need for air filtration in a pneumatic application. In a ideal world, there wouldn’t be any oil, particulate, water or other contaminants in your compressed air, but we…

Designing an I/O Power Supply from the Omron NX Bus In our recent guide, “What is an Omron NX Power Module and Do You Need One?,” we discussed what an Omron NX power supply module is and why it is necessary. Here, we’ll take a more in depth on how…

6 Ways Easy Programming and Maintenance Maximizes the Benefits of a Collaborative Robot Efficiency Benefits Beyond Ease of Use Collaborative Robot (CoBot) deployments often have high visibility throughout all levels of an organization, whether it’s manufacturing, packaging, or research. What is also highly visible is the process for conquering the…

Automation Solutions for High-Mix Manufacturing Automation Can Improve Your Efficiency, Even in a High-Mix Plant The competitive landscape presents a constant pressure to lower prices and run more efficiently. When dealing with a single product being made in manufacturing, it is not difficult to identify process improvements that increase efficiency.…

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