Oriental Motor Center Shaft Gearheads Explained

Oriental Motor’s gearboxes have a conventional parallel gear reduction mechanism, a structure in which the output shaft of the gearbox (gear output shaft) is offset from the center of the motor. Their newly developed CS gearbox has a parallel gear reduction mechanism and gear output shaft that is arranged to be concentric with the center […]

Weidmuller’s Solutions for the Chemical and Pharmaceutical Industry

The chemical and pharmaceutical industries have some of the most stringent requirements for safety, environmental protection, and traceability. Weidmuller designs solutions that address the specific demands of both plant operators and users. MSI TEC is proud to be an authorized Weidmuller distributor serving the chemical and pharma industry.   Automation In today’s chemical and pharmaceutical […]

THK Cross-Roller Guide with Cage Alignment System


THK’s VRG Cross-Roller Guide is a linear motion guide that provides light and highly accurate sliding motion by moving cages, which contain precise rollers arranged orthogonally, along 90° V-shaped raceways in a finite stroke. The light, smooth motion of this product has been enhanced with stability provided by a proprietary rack and pinion mechanism that […]

What is a Servo Drive and How Does It Work?

Copley servo drive XEC-XPC

What is a servo drive? A servo drive is used to deliver power to a servo motor with feedback designed to accurately control position, speed, and torque in robotic and machine automation systems. Motion control master software may command a servo drive to move to a desired position with a desired profile velocity. It may […]

Smart Motion Cheat Sheet™

cheat sheet ebook

Our Smart Motion Cheat Sheet™ is the industry’s most popular motion control reference guide. It has everything you need to understand, factor-in and calculate the value for smart motion control systems.

Introduction to Motion Control Technology

Many different components are used in a variety of combinations to create a complete motion control or positioning system. IDC offers the broadest range of products spanning the complete spectrum from mechanical actuators to microstepping and brushless servo drives to programmable motion controllers. A successful application depends on choosing the right combination of actuator, motor, […]