Aerospace

Submitted by Kair Turubayev || Valin Corporation
Ignoring Alerts: Running VFD’s to Failure

We’ve been finding more and more circumstances where customers find it beneficial to run their variable frequency drives (VFD) to failure, potentially damaging the VFD beyond repair. This is an interesting concept for people to wrap their mind around at first.

Three Questions to Ask Yourself When Selecting an Autonomous Mobile Robot Vendor

Order picking is perhaps the most time-consuming and labor-intensive activity that is essential to the logistic industry and it's ripe for automation with today's most advanced robotic technologies. Autonomous mobile robots are one of the most effective ways to eliminate cumbersome manual processes and streamline operations.

Submitted by Corey Foster || Valin Corporation
Actuators

For both process and discrete motion control applications of actuators, many of the terminologies uttered and the base technologies utilized are similar. The difference comes in with the application and evolution of these base technologies.

Easy Upgrade Path for Parker's 6K Controller Discontinuation

After 24 years, Parker's popular 6K has been discontinued. It was the follow-up to Parker's successful 6000 Series controllers which together spanned over 35 years of motion control history!

Submitted by Corey Foster, Valin Corporation
Top 3 Security Misconceptions Between IT and OT Personnel

There seems to be this constant game of tug-of-war between Information Technology (IT) and Operation Technology (OT) personnel in industrial settings. In general, there are three misconceptions that OT personnel have about the IT department.

Selecting the Right Type of Actuator -Kyntronics

Evaluating the annual operating costs for different types of actuators provides a comprehensive picture of the Total Cost of Ownership. See how Kyntronics SMART Electro-Hydraulic Actuators (SHA) compare to traditional hydraulic power units (HPUs) with hydraulic cylinders.

Mitsubishi Electric Servo and Motion Economy Solutions

Economy Solutions from Mitsubishi Electric provides a low-cost, reliable, powerful, and easy-to-configure bundle of components allowing OEMs and system integrators to integrate high-precision motion control quickly, effortlessly, and affordably into their applications.

Join Valin at ATX West in April!

Please join us April 12 - 14 in Anaheim, CA for the Automation Technology Tradeshow, ATX West. Valin will be exhibiting at the show where you will get to see the latest technology.

Omron V440-F C-Mount Code Reader - Single Code Reading Solution

Traceability in industries like food and beverage, pharmaceutical, and others typically require multiple codes of various types in various locations to be read simultaneously. Omron recently introduced the V440-F to simplify the process of capturing all codes in a single view and managing the decoded data in the correct order.

Choosing the Right Type of Stepper Motor for Your Application

Stepper motors are popular for their ability to stop accurately as well as their ease of use.  Both the amount of rotation and the speed are controlled easily with the same digital square wave pulse signal.