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October 2015

KingStar 2.1 Supported Network Interface Cards

POSTED: 10/15/2015

Introduction This document lists supported Ethernet adapters and controllers for use with KingStar products (out- of-the box). Note: In the tables that follow, the KingStar version listed is the first version that supported each device. All future versions of the device are supported, unless the status is marked as deprecated. KingStar Motion Status

KingStar Supported Hardware

POSTED: 10/14/2015

Servo Drives Device Information Copley Accelnet Copley Stepnet Copley Xenus Delta ASDA-2 Hiwin D1/D2 Kollmorgen AKD Maxon Maxpos Mitsubishi Mr-J3-A (limited Functionality) Omron G5 Panasonic Mina A5 Family Sanyo Denki RS2 Servotronix CDHD TDE OPDE Yaskawa Sigma-5 Stepper Drives Device Information Beckhoff EL7031 Beckhoff EL7041 Beckhoff EL7047 Syn-Tek 5621 EtherCAT IO Devices Device Information Beckhoff EK1100 Beckhoff EK1101 Beckhoff EL1008 Beckhoff EL1014 Beckhoff EL1018 Beckhoff EL1084 Beckhoff EL1088 Beckhoff EL1098 Beckhoff EL1809 Beckhoff EL1889 Beckhoff EL2004 Beckhoff EL2008 Beckhoff EL2024 Beckhoff EL2088 Beckhoff EL2502 Beckhoff EL2809 Beckhoff EL2889 Beckhoff EL3004 Beckhoff EL3008 Beckhoff EL3024 Beckhoff

KingStar Soft Motion Platform Comparison Matrix

POSTED: 10/13/2015

A Comparison of Motion Control Offerings Key Trend for Machine Automation For nearly decade, a leading edge companies have been quietly developing and deploying software-based machine controller solutions that execute directly on a Windows PCs. Some refer to the this form of real-time machine control as a software motion or soft

KingStar Product Brief

POSTED: 10/12/2015

KingStar products are designed for industrial machines requiring motion control and positioning systems. KingStar’s all-software approach sets it apart from other machine control solutions. Using the EtherCAT standard; the power of Industrial PCs; and the Windows operating system, enhanced by hard real-time software that transforms Windows into a real-time operating system

August 2015

DC Motor Selection for Dynamic Motion Control Applications

POSTED: 08/10/2015

Finding the right motor is one of the core elements in the selection of dynamic drive components. Due to their high starting torque maxon DC motors with or without brushes are the perfect matches for highly dynamic servo applications. Once the requirements of the application are specified and a general

Choosing the Right Drive Technology

POSTED: 08/10/2015

Coming up with the right drive technology for your application often depends on the options before you. Here are five of the most common drive configurations being used today, along with their benefits and drawbacks. Although there are a number of variations of drive technologies for motion applications, there are a

Machine Optimization Through DC Motor Selection

POSTED: 08/07/2015

Selecting the right DC motor is an important aspect of optimizing medical machine performance There are so many motors on the market today, from heavy-duty AC motors to tiny DC brushless and stepper motors. To use any of the motors users must have a full understanding of the application parameters, including

Three Multileaf Collimators

POSTED: 08/07/2015

When it came to designing a multi-leaf collimator (MLC) device,

Implantable Medication Delivery Systems: Where Every Microliter Counts

POSTED: 08/06/2015

Implantable medication delivery systems can have a decisive influence on the quality of life of the patients. In

Trusting the Next Step

POSTED: 08/06/2015

Enjoying life to the fullest – Taking carefree strolls through shopping malls, cycling with friends or perhaps going on a mountain hiking tour. With the right leg prosthesis, being active can be part of day-to-day life again. Ottobock and maxon

Minimally Invasive Tissue Removal System

POSTED: 08/06/2015

Medical engineers consistently look for ways

Air Cushion Systems for Comfortable Flights

POSTED: 08/05/2015

To achieve the highest possible level of comfort for air passengers, Lantal from Switzerland developed a pneumatic air cushion system. This system replaces the customary cushion foam with air-filled chambers.

Guardbot Rolls into Position

POSTED: 08/05/2015

Artificial Stars Created with Laser Technology

POSTED: 08/05/2015

There is still a long way to go before we can make our own stars. However, in scientific applications, the technology is already in use today. The Netherlands Organization for

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