Category Archives: Motion Control Seminars

Motion Control – The World’s Most Precise Six-axis Robot by Mecademic!

Motion Control –  Six-axis Robot!

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Vaughan, Ontario, Canada — Motion Control Components — Mecademic is a Canadian robotics manufacturer that builds the world’s smallest, most precise, and easy-to-use industrial robotic arm, the Meca500. The Meca500 robot excels in the precise and repetitive manipulation of small parts and tools in a variety of industries.

The six-axis robot can handle payloads up to 500 g with an unmatched accuracy of 0.005 mm (5 µm).

Motion Control – maxon celebrates International Women in Engineering Day!

Motion Control – maxon celebrates International Women in Engineering Day!

The women in engineering (WIE) at maxon work eagerly to contribute to the success of advanced technology in the motion control industry. This week in honor of International Women in Engineering Day, June 23, 2021 – maxon wishes to thank these engineering women for their contributions as they continue to help shape the world we live in.

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motion control - maxon motorsTaunton, MA — Around the globe, the maxon women in engineering are working on motion control applications with their customers, they focus on new product designs to implement the latest technologies and continue to research new concepts and ideas for drive systems to be used in motion control applications found in Medical, Industrial Automation, Aerospace and Defense, and Mobility industries.

Motion Control – Lunch N’ Learn Seminars in Toronto & Montreal – How to Design & Build a High Precision Positioning System!

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Electromate is pleased to announce it will be hosting two Motion Control ‘How to Design & Build a High Precision Positioning System’ Seminars on Tuesday May 17th in Toronto, Ontario and on Wednesday May 18th in Montreal, Quebec.

Participating in the Seminars will be:

Galil Motion Control

Harmonic Drive

Ibex Engineering

Nippon Pulse America

Schneeberger Linear Technology

GSI MicroE Systems

Who would benefit from this Seminar:

Designers in the Medical, Biotech, Semiconductor, Pharmaceutical, Optics, Photonics, Metrology & Microscopy, Material Science, Life Science, Test & Measurement, and Research & Lab Automation markets who are looking to gain a better practical understanding of ‘How to Design & Build a High Precision Positioning Motion Control System’.

The Seminar agenda includes:

· Advanced motion control techniques for sub-micron and nanopositioning applications

Motion Control - Galil driver/Controller

· Using Labview VI’s in sub-micron positioning applications

· Improving positioning with dual-loop control and S-curve motion

· Optimized tuning procedures for high precision systems

· Troubleshooting dithering, ringing, position error, etc.

· Incorporating remote IO for complete machine control

· Bearing system selection (ie. cross roller bearing, linear recirculating, air bearing, flexure, etc)

Motion Control Nippon Pulse Linear Shaft Servo Motors

· Importance of the coefficient of friction, stiction, bearing preload, breakaway torque & friction

· The importance of running parallelism, straightness, flatness, orthogonality

· Hysteresis, lost motion, bearing creep and various forces that affect stage performance

· Axial/radial loading and their affects on system precision

· Failure modes. How and when they happen (ie. brinelling)

· Choice of stepper vs servo (ie. positioning vs steady speed applications)

· Linear motors vs. voicecoil motors vs. piezo ceramic motors in high precision linear systems

· Sizing Linear Shaft Motors & linear motor systems

Motion Control Ibex Engineering Stage

· Harmonic Drive vs. Direct Drive Rotary systems … how to choose the right technology

· Understanding system backlash, cogging and rigidity/stiffness

· Accuracy vs. repeatability vs. resolution

· Preferred types of feedback systems and end-of-travel switches

· Chat with an engineer to solve your toughest motion control problem

· Product Demonstrations

What you’ll receive:

-Nippon Pulse & Galil Motor Sizing Software

-Presentation material on USB Stick

Engineers will be on hand demonstrating functioning demos

-The ½ day events are FREE and runs from 9:30am-3:30pm

-Lunch will be served

The Seminar is FREE, however seating is limited.

Click Here To Register Online

“An Educated Consumer Is Our Best Customer™”

Motion Control – DC Motor Sizing Made Easy! – A Practical 1/2 Day Seminar.

The seminar is presented by Dr. Urs Kafader, maxon motor ag

Dr. Urs Kafader is the author of “The selection of high-precision microdrives” Textbook

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[Textbook shown (a $65 US value) is included
with your Seminar attendance]


Hilton Garden Inn Dorval Aeroport

St. Laurent, PQ

Tuesday March 29, 2011


Waterloo Inn

Waterloo, ON

Wednesday March 30, 2010


9:00 am –2:00 pm Lunch included.


$89 CDN/person + HST & (Ontario Only; Quebec registrants will be charged 5% GST only) if pre-registered by midnight 13th; after March 14th

the cost is $109 CDN/person + applicable taxes.

To Register:

Visit or call us at 877-737-8698 with your credit card information

This half-day seminar provides the practical information you need to successfully select the right DC motor – be it brushed or brushless – servo for your application. You’ll learn about the interpretation of motor data and how you can use this information for motor sizing. Whether you need high speed and dynamics or just high torque, this seminar will teach you to size a drive with just the right power reserves avoiding costly oversized motors.

What You’ll Receive:

  • Textbook: “The selection of high-precision microdrives” (a $65 US value) — A complete, easy-to-read reference guide for motor and drive selection OR you’ll receive an $89 Can. voucher to be used towards your next Maxon order (voucher expires Dec. 31, 2011)
  • MSP Motor Sizing Software and first step exercises
  • E-Learning software tutorial on USB Stick
  • maxon catalog (both English & French versions) on CD-ROM

What You’ll Learn:

  • Basics of DC motor data. Learn how to interpret motor data sheets and use the speed/torque information for optimum motor sizing
  • Systematic drive selection in the context of your application specific requirements and boundary conditions. This includes optimum power management, control loops, accuracy and ambient conditions
  • Basics of gearhead data and their impact on motor selection
  • Selection criteria for DC motors. Topics include the characteristics of different commutation types for brushed and brushless DC motors and when to use them
  • maxon selection program. Find out how this software-tool can help you select a servo motor
  • Application examples. Learn how to extract the key parameters for drive selection from your application: The examples include continuous operation as well as dynamic operation cycles
  • Motion Control: The main features and application possibilities of maxon EPOS controllers


09:00 – 09:45 Motor selection: What is it all about?

– The context of motor selection

– Application and situation analysis

– Extracting key load parameters

09:45 – 10:10 Properties of brushed and brushless DC motors:

– Design variants

– Brush systems

– Electronic commutation systems

10:10 – 10:20 Coffee break

10:20 – 10:50 Motor data sheets:

– Characteristic motor lines

– Operation ranges

10:50 – 11:30 Motor selection examples:

– Continuous operation

11:30 – 11:40 Coffee break

11:40 – 12:30 Motor selection examples:

– Cyclic operation

– maxon selection program demonstration

12:30 – 13:00 Lunch break

13:00 – 14:00 EPOS Motion Control Systems:

– System architecture

– Introduction EPOS family

– Demonstrations, Examples