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Servo Drives for the Medical Industry

Servo drives for medical devices need to meet stringent requirements to be cleared to work in hospitals. That’s why ADVANCED Motion Controls manufactures servo drives for MRI and diagnostic imaging that are a breed apart. Medical devices and the servo drives installed in them need to meet high standards. Primarily, servo drives must be reliable

What is On-the-fly Mode Switching?

When dealing with a digital servo drive system, the last thing you want is network bus traffic and interference impeding your machine’s ability to operate efficiently. Smart servo drives can take the load off the controller and the network by closing the feedback loops on their end instead. However, different tasks are best suited for

You Design The Machine; We’ll Take Care of the Servo Control

Servo drives are not simple pieces of equipment, and they certainly aren’t everyone’s game. Some machine-building companies think they can save money by designing their own servo drives in-house, but the time and monetary investment often isn’t worth it. In many cases, we’ve seen these companies come to us because their own design lacked the

DriveWare: Your One-Stop Drive Configuration Tool

You can’t afford to be bogged down in the technical aspects of configuring your digital servo drive, especially if they aren’t your area of expertise. Servo drive configuration can be quite complicated and oftentimes require multiple trials to identify and rectify problems in commutation, tuning, etc. Any downtime spent trying to configure and troubleshoot a

Servo Drives for the Entertainment Industry | ADVANCED Motion Controls

The entertainment industry blends an unconventional mix of art, physics and engineering to create experiences that viewers will never forget. Behind the scenes of your favorite movies, plays, and rides, motion control applications are actively assisting in creating unforgettable moments that you might not even realize. So what do movie studios and amusement parks use

Power Factor Correction | Cleaner and More Efficient Power

The primary responsibility of a power supply is to convert AC voltage to DC voltage. Most electronic devices you plug into the wall require this. But when linear supplies have a low power factor, it can introduce harmonic current into the system. With enough devices hooked up to a grid, the cumulative effect of this

Best in Breed Solution | Endless Options for Motion Controls

When searching for components for your motion control application, don’t settle for a packaged solution that doesn’t offer the customization and modularity  that you require. Choose the best components for your application with a “best in breed” solution. What does best in breed mean? There are two schools of thought for purchasing motion control equipment.

Position Feedback | What You Need to Know

In many motion control applications, such as robotics and automated manufacturing, tracking shaft position is critical to ensuring the smooth operation of the devices at work. One of the best solutions is the implementation of position feedback in encoders to account for precise positioning at any point during shaft rotation. Feedback is simply a signal

Servo Drives for Gantry Systems | Benefits Explained

While often simple in appearance, gantry systems require a sophisticated design with linear motors and servo drives to operate with high speed and precision. Whether it’s a low travel gantry system or a fully automated, high acceleration model, servo control solutions provide the precision, speed, and intelligence necessary to power your application. What is a

Analog and Digital: Which is the Way to Go?

ADVANCED Motion Controls began with a few simple analog servo drives that were designed on a kitchen table in 1987. Later in the 90s, we began manufacturing our very own line of off-the-shelf digital servo drives for more sophisticated applications. Nowadays, we offer custom servo drives and off-the-shelf products for virtually every industry, from autonomous