What is Motion Control?
Motion control is a subdivision of automation where the velocity or the position of a machine is controlled by using a device such as a linear actuator, hydraulic pump or a servo electric motor. A motion control system contains a motion controller to generate set points and close a position or velocity feedback loop. It also contains a drive or amplifier as well as an actuator like a hydraulic pump, linear actuator, air cylinder or electric motor for output motion. Common control functions include velocity control, position control and pressure or force control.
Types of Motion Controls
There are several different kinds of programmable motion controls at Future Electronics. We stock many of the most common types categorized by several parameters including resolution, number of channels, gap, operating voltage, rise time / fall time and packaging type. Our parametric filters will allow you to refine your search results according to the required specifications.
Motion Controls from Future Electronics
Future Electronics has a wide range of programmable motion controls from several chip manufacturers that can be used for programming an advanced motion control, industrial motion control, motion control system, motion controller, motion control card or any other systems or controllers. Once you decide if you need a codewheel, optical encoder or motion control IC, you will be able to choose from their technical attributes and your search results will be narrowed to match your specific motion control application needs.
We deal with several manufacturers such as Avago Technologies, Microchip, Optek or Vishay, among others. You can easily refine your motion control product search results by clicking your preferred motion control brand from the list of manufacturers below.
Applications for Motion Controls:
Motion control is an important part of CNC machine tools and robotics. Motion control is widely used in the textile, semiconductor production, packaging, printing and assembly industries. They can be found in conveyor belts, material and load elevators, fluid injection, rotation and positioning with a CCD camera, industrial arm operation, robots, cardiac scanners, labelling & capping, food processing, defence surveillance and unmanned military vehicles.
Choosing the Right Motion Control:
With the FutureElectronics.com parametric search, when looking for the right motion controls, you can filter the results by category. We carry the following categories of motion controls:
- Motion Control IC
- Optical Encoder
Once you choose the motion control category, you can narrow them down by various attributes: by resolution, number of channels, gap, operating voltage and rise time / fall time to name a few. You will be able to find the right motion control for an industrial motion control, advanced motion control, motion controller, motion control system, motion control card or any other controllers or systems using these filters.
Motion Controls in Production Ready Packaging or R&D Quantities
If the quantity of motion controls you require is less than a full reel, we offer to our customers several of our programmable motion controls in tray, tube or individual quantities that will help you avoid unneeded surplus.
In addition, Future Electronics offers clients a unique bonded inventory program that is designed to eliminate potential problems that could arise from an unpredictable supply of products containing raw metals and products with long or erratic lead times. Talk with your nearest Future Electronics branch and find out more on how you and your company can avoid possible shortages.