Preliminary Program Announced

Motion Control 2014, May 14-15 in Milwaukee, Wis., is focused on the latest advancements in the design and operation of electric and hydraulic motion control systems for manufacturing and industrial applications, serving the needs of OEM design engineers, and system engineers responsible for the performance of sophisticated machinery and industrial equipment.

Covering drive systems, controllers, sensors, connectivity and communication systems and power electronics, sessions will focus on best practices in designing motion control systems for ultimate output and performance utilizing the latest components and technologies the industry has to offer. Presentations should provide real-world examples of motion control systems, including customer requirements, solutions and ROI.

Sessions Include:

Industrial Ethernet Comparison for Motion Control Applications
Sari Germanos, Technology Marketing Manager, Ethernet POWERLINK Standardization Group

Smarter Motion Control Systems: Innovations in PWM Drive Technology for Nanometer Level Motion Control Applications
Jason Goerges, General Manager, ACS Motion Control

Integrating Robotic Control into Standard Machine Controllers
Matt Lecheler, Motion Specialist, Beckhoff Automation

Is EtherCAT the Next Ubiquitous Machine Network Interface
Paxton Shantz, Mechanical Engineer, ADVANCED Motion Controls

Adding Advanced Features to Everyday Brushed Motors
Mark E. Buccini, Advanced and Ultra-low Power Systems, Texas Instruments

Pre-Conference Workshop

Power System Harmonics Workshop
Presented by John Houdek, Allied Industrial Marketing, Inc.

With the adoption of power electronics equipment, the subject of harmonics has become an important topic for people responsible for installing, specifying or servicing electrical and electronic equipment. This half day workshop explains harmonic distortion and its causes, identifies problems associated with harmonics and methods to identify reduce and to avoid harmonics problems. Upon completion of this course, participants should have a meaningful understanding of harmonic voltage and current distortion, the impact that harmonics can have on electric power systems, the typical causes, simple methods to analyze harmonic distortion and methods to minimize harmonics.

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