Welcome to Oriental Motor's "Engineering Notes" Blog:
Products and technology are only valuable when coupled with skilled people and services to support them. Since 1978, ORIENTAL MOTOR U.S.A. CORP. has been building a service and support system to better serve customers. It is our goal to provide the best product and service from the design phase, through the sale and beyond.
Our blog will feature:
- Introduction to new products and technologies
- Motion control basics and application examples
- Tips for motor selection, programming, and troubleshooting
Topics: Stepper Motors, Robotics, Absolute Positioning, Alphastep Hybrid Control, VIDEOS, Software, Network, Application Examples, New Product Introductions
The level of troubleshooting you can perform depends on your knowledge of the system. This blog post provides the basics of troubleshooting for stepper motor systems.
Topics: Stepper Motors, Troubleshooting, Motion Control Basics
Motors exhibit noise. The important thing to know is how you distinguish normal noise from abnormal noise, and how to troubleshoot.
Topics: AC Motors, Stepper Motors, Speed Control, BLDC Motors, Gearheads, Troubleshooting
AC motors are the workhorses of industrial automation. They're robust, easy to use, and offer a wide product breadth. What do you do if they stop working, and you don't have a spare?
Topics: AC Motors, Troubleshooting, Motion Control Basics
Tension control is a niche application that is not easy to implement. Using the right type of motor is the first step to success. Hint: you don't always have to use a servo motor.
Topics: AC Motors, Torque Limit (Push Motion, Tension Control)
Servo motor systems are expensive but great for demanding applications that require high speed, peak torque, or feedback. Stepper motors are cost-effective but do not offer the peace of mind of feedback. For designs that do not need the bells and whistles of servo motor systems, there is another option.
Topics: Stepper Motors, Robotics, Absolute Positioning, Alphastep Hybrid Control, Linear & Rotary Actuators, Servo Motors, Network
Agricultural automation has been a trending topic lately due to rising food inflation. This case study tells the story of an agricultural producer who has successfully improved production efficiency by building in-house automation.
Topics: AC Motors, Speed Control, BLDC Motors, Washdown, Case Study
Pneumatic linear actuators and electric linear actuators are often compared for linear motion requirements that do not require the high forces of hydraulic linear actuators. Here are 15 factors that should be considered.
Topics: Stepper Motors, Linear & Rotary Actuators, Servo Motors
In this post, we introduce a real-world SCARA and cartesian/gantry robot example of in-house automation built using our AlphaStep AZ Series family of motors, actuators, drivers, and our 4-axis robot controller.
Topics: Stepper Motors, Robotics, Absolute Positioning, Alphastep Hybrid Control, Linear & Rotary Actuators, Software, Rotary/Index Tables, Case Study
Increasing power efficiency and minimizing the carbon footprint is the trend these days. Do you know how to calculate CO2 emissions from your electric motors, and which types of motors emit less?
Topics: AC Motors, Speed Control, BLDC Motors