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Breakthrough Brake Press Automation

POSTED: 05/08/2018

It’s known that automated brake press systems offer increased productivity for metal fabricators.  Most manual brake press cells only operate at 65% utilization, making robotic automation attractive with utilization rates near 80-90%. 12 Reasons to

5 RTOS Performance Compared on EtherCAT Master – IntervalZero’s RTX/RTX64 Stands Out

by Terri Hawker, Vice President Product Management

POSTED: 03/29/2018

The KINGSTAR Soft Motion platform supports multiple industry-leading EtherCAT Masters to guarantee that devices from different manufacturers can work together seamlessly. The centralized controller architecture provided by an EtherCAT Master ensures all of the benefits of EtherCAT technology, like real-time operations, short cycle times, and maximum performance for minimal expense. 5

6 Things We Learned from the Robotiq Challenge

by Chris Thompson, Marketing Supervisor

POSTED: 09/14/2017

Have you ever seen a hotel ballroom filled with robots, conveyors and engineers? We had the opportunity to experience it first hand earlier this week when Robotiq asked us to sponsor their second annual Robotiq User Conference in Quebec City. The conference included a challenge where eight teams of 12 engineers

Optimizing Your Manufacturing

by Kate Nadeau

POSTED: 11/22/2016

Introduction Manufacturing companies contributed $2.17 trillion to the U.S. economy according to the most recent annual data. [1] Manufacturers, of which 98.6 percent [2] 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.

Innovating Small Assembly Robot Integration Concepts within the PLC

by Chris Elston , Sr. Controls Engineer

POSTED: 07/13/2016

Introduction For many years, Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) have remained the industrial controller of choice among control, automation, and design engineers. PLCs are often referred to as the “master” controller that sequences the main logic and manages network data on automated equipment. They are considered the hidden

5 Real-Time, Ethernet-Based Fieldbuses Compared

POSTED: 03/18/2016

WHICH STANDARD STANDS APART? By: Jeffrey Hibbard, CEO, KINGSTAR The opinions expressed in this article are those of the author, and do not reflect in any way those of this website or the association. Executive Summary Ethernet-based technologies have long been game changers. When first introduced, Ethernet innovated local area networks, and by

KINGSTAR 2.5 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 Soft

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 Soft Motion - Data Sheet

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

They're Gliding Over Water – On Solar Power

POSTED: 07/20/2015

At the world's biggest solar boat regatta in the Netherlands, everything revolves around sustainable high technology. This year, maxon motor benelux supported two of the leading teams and has thus become part of a completely new

The Mars Mission – Technology for Another World

POSTED: 07/20/2015

We did not find any little green men on Mars, but we did find dried out lakes and river beds. The NASA missions keep discovering new secrets of the red planet. Always on board: Reliable DC

Hull Cleaning Robot for Large Ships

POSTED: 07/18/2015

Specially designed robotic crawler navigates around the underwater portion of

Climbing with Maxon Drives

POSTED: 07/17/2015

A robot able to climb transmission towers makes short work of routine checks. Equipped with powerful maxon drives, autonomous robots can go almost anywhere, to great heights or into narrow

Please Smile with Maxon Motors

POSTED: 07/16/2015

Digital SLR cameras can deliver extremely sharp photos – regardless of whether the photo-grapher is a professional or a hobbyist. Not only does the skill of the photographer, but also the technology inside the


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