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4 Things to Know About Motion Control
Monday, May 7, 2018

A particular technology that is revolutionizing many industries today is motion control. Motion control systems move parts of a machine in a controlled manner. The main components generally include an energy amplifier, a motion controller, and prime movers or actuators.

Motion control has a number of applications and is found in many industries today such as aerospace, automotives and medical. The four things listed below will help you realize the full potential of motion controllers in the technological world of today.

1. Motion Control Exists in our Routine Life

Gears and motors are found everywhere today. In cities, motion controlling systems like gear motors run buses, trains, and elevators. Motion controllers are also present in cars and escalators in malls.

In the industrial realm, motion controllers are used for automating processes. More and more companies are adopting advanced robotics and motion control systems to achieve more efficiency in production and streamline their processes.

2. Motion Control is the key to Robotics

In an increasingly technological world, several processes are being automated through the use of different kinds of robots. The technology of motion control is the key to robots. Different industries have turned to robots for better productivity.

Automation through robots has made movement of material in warehouses and factories easier and safer. Robots are also being used in more delicate applications which require extreme precision. For example, due to their precision, surgical robots provide better diagnostic abilities and allow more advanced interventions.

Another application of motor control system is in postal services where robots are being used to sort out mails to be sent to the recipients.

3. Motion Control in Medical Industry

The medical industry has specific applications with certain requirements and the most important of those is precision control. The use of motion control systems in medical industry includes bionic prosthetics, all-terrain wheelchair that can go to places which are not reachable through an ordinary wheelchair and respiratory air pumps for intensive care.

4. Motion Control Powers Automotive, Aerospace and Defense

Pilot cooling system, mobile weapon system and aircraft emergency fuel systems are some of the applications of motion control systems in aerospace. Motion control systems designed following strict military standards are used in dangerous environments to ensure safe operations. For example, a bomb can be defused through a robot by gestures which involve motion control of a robotic arm.

Motion control also brings accuracy and reliability in automotive applications like steering assist and instrument panel control. The automotive industry will see an increase in motion control as we move towards autonomous and electric vehicles.

By now, you must have realized that motion control is the key to automation. If you wish to get your hands on a motion control system, connect with Rilco Industrial Controls as we have a variety of control systems that are sure to meet your needs.

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