Robotics Tech Papers
Date: Last 6 Months
by Gary Rosengren, Daniel Cass & Aaron Dietrich
The leading global automotive manufacturers rely on robotic servo spot welding equipment for the assembly of automobile bodies to ensure high productivity, lower costs and higher quality compared to older-style pneumatic spot welding equipment. Introduction Leading global automobile manufacturers rely heavily on robotic equipment. According to the International Organization of Motor
by Kate Nadeau
Introduction Manufacturing companies contributed $2.17 trillion to the U.S. economy according to the most recent annual data.  Manufacturers, of which 98.6 percent  qualify as small businesses, have become more agile, more productive and leaner in recent years. These advances have reduced both time to market and labor costs.
EtherCAT is a very flexible protocol. It allows connection of I/O modules, motor, drives, communication devices, couplers and even controllers. For each hardware type, there are different data exchange methods. A motor drive can use CANopen over EtherCAT (CoE) or