Month: March 2017

How to Calculate RMS Torque

Guest contributor: Hurley Gill, Kollmorgen Question: How do I calculate RMS (Root Mean Square) Torque for a given axis motion profile in my application? Answer:  Let’s take a look at the Root Mean Square (RMS) Torque and why it is important. Typically an axes’ motion profile is broken up into multiple segments, each segment is found to

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IO-Link Hydraulic Cylinder Position Feedback

Guest contributor: Scott Rosenberger, Balluff Ready for a better mousetrap?  Read on….. Some time ago on Sensortech, we discussed considerations for choosing the right in-cylinder position feedback sensor.  In that article, we said: “…….Analog 0-10 Vdc or 4-20 mA interfaces probably make up 70-80% of all in-cylinder feedback in use…..” And while that 70-80% analog figure

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