Engineering Notes by Oriental Motor

Welcome to Oriental Motor's "Engineering Notes" Blog:

Products and technology are only valuable when coupled with skilled people and services to support them. ORIENTAL MOTOR U.S.A. CORP. has dedicated over 33 years to establishing 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:

  • Introductions to New Products and Technology
  • Application Examples, Improvements and Problem Solving
  • Tips and Recommendations for Motor Selection, Installation and Use

Grounding Basics: What are the Differences Between PE and FG?

MEXE02 Programming Basics: Loop Function For Repeated Motion

3-Axis Parallel Robot with AlphaStep Absolute Stepper Motors

Built-in STO Function Simplifies Safety

What Determines Motor Life?

Wiring Basics: Unipolar vs Bipolar

The Differences Between Brushed and Brushless DC Motors

Minimizing the Effect of Load Fluctuations for Mixers

Monitor Your Machine Like a Traffic Light System

10 Advantages of Geared Motors

Flexible Configurations For Hollow Rotary Actuators

Control Basics: The Difference Between Sink and Source Logic

Gear Basics: Backlash vs Lost Motion

Motor Sizing Basics Part 4 - Radial Load and Axial Load

The Proper Way to Use a Gripper

Motor Sizing Basics Part 3: Acceleration Torque (and RMS Torque)

Motor Sizing Basics Part 2: Load Inertia

Motor Sizing Basics Part 1: Load Torque

3 Ways to Troubleshoot AC Motors with a Circuit Tester

What Does a Capacitor Do?

Proud Moments To Be Thankful For

Show & Tell: AC Reversible Motors and AC Electromagnetic Brake Motors

Show & Tell: AC Induction Motors

Fan Basics: Air Flow, Static Pressure, and Impedance

Minimizing Stepper Motor Vibration

Incremental vs Absolute Systems

The Power of the AlphaStep Family

Understanding Preventive vs Predictive Maintenance: Which is More Efficient?

How Easy Is It to Build a Robot?

Benefits of an Absolute Rack and Pinion System

Eliminate Motor Speed Fluctuations Caused By Input Voltage or Load Variance

Improve Motor Performance With Redesigned Compact BLDC Drivers

Improving Stop Accuracy for Start/Stop Conveyors (VIDEO)

Better Motor Alternatives for Variable Speed Pumps (VIDEO)

Right Angle Gearheads: Why are Hypoid Gears Better Than Worm Gears?

Simple Method to Limit Motor Operation Range for Robotics Safety (VIDEO)

Introduction to the MEXE02 Support Software

Torque Limit Application Example - Bottle Capping with BLDC Motors (VIDEO)

Flexible Mounting Options for Compact Stepper Motor Drivers (VIDEO)

Improve Gripping Operation with Multiple Torque Limit Settings (VIDEO)

Simplified Position Control for Index Tables Operating in Absolute Coordinates

Shorten Design Cycles for Mobile Robot Applications With Built-in Features & Functions

Improve Stepper Motor Performance Further with Advanced Driver Features (VIDEO)

Choosing the Right Type of Stepper Motor for Your Application

Smart System Performs Reciprocating Motion & Force Sensing Without a PLC or External Sensors

Easily Synchronize Speeds of Multiple Motors

Designing Lighter Equipment by Reducing Motor Mass

Minimize Machine Footprint with Right Angle Gear Motors (VIDEO)