In this article, we're diving deeper into two stepper motor types: high-resolution type and encoder type; and how they can be used to improve precision in critical laboratory automation applications like autosamplers.
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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.
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- Introduction to new products and technologies
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Oriental Motor provides a wide variety of products to meet semiconductor equipment design goals. This post focuses on motor selection for two specific motion axes of a semiconductor manufacturing process called CMP (Chemical Mechanical Polishing) and explains how to save time by using different products from the same family.
Peristaltic pumps are among the most common motor applications in medical, pharmaceutical, biotech, and diagnostic equipment. It's one of the most popular applications for our motors, and we asked our customers why.
Historically, stepper motors are not rated by watts like AC motors or servo motors. So...how would you compare a stepper motor to a servo motor or a brushless motor?
Topics: Stepper Motors
In-house production equipment is easier to build than you think. Here's an example of a 5-axis SCARA robot.
Robots are increasing in demand due to continuing labor shortages and the push for error-less efficiency in manufacturing. In the meantime, some companies are falling behind because they either do not have the capital or engineering know-how to buy and implement robotics automation. While you can buy a robot and program it to do what you want, the results are often different than building a custom robot for the exact purpose.
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.
Motors exhibit noise. The important thing to know is how you distinguish normal noise from abnormal noise, and how to troubleshoot.
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.
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.