The Paradox of Smart Manufacturing

Consumers today want more – more functionality, better quality, and more layers of customization in the goods that they buy. Schooled by the semiconductor industry, they expect each generation of products to be smaller, faster, longer-lasting, and more reliable than ever before. Above all, they expect those products to be cheaper than previous generations, no…

Smart Servo Sensing in Industry 4.0

In a revolution aimed at transforming factories, the less talked about motion control technology can help achieve many of the goals driving Industry 4.0 (I4.0) forward. Intelligent, compact, efficiently communicating decentralized servo drives, mounted deep inside a machine, act as advanced telemetry devices that can sense, monitor, and react. The silent impact of innovative motion control in smart manufacturing is demonstrated in a pick-and-place (P&P) application. “Pure Power” control, smart servo technology, compact load mounted, rugged, and highly reliable servo drives, not only lead to the very results promoted by I4.0, but also help create leaner machinery that is smarter, smaller, lighter, safer, greener, more efficient and also cost effective.

Green Motion Control Process

Machine builders always endeavor to obtain higher throughput with very high yield (and at lower cost). This can be accomplished by high dynamics and highest accuracy in the machine
Typical fast and precise machinery involves the process mechanics, sometimes a mechanical reducer (gear), servo motor, servo drive, power source, and machine controller.