Customers routinely ask our sales technicians for help with understanding industrial control technology. Common questions about a technology involve principles of operation, typical applications, and sometimes evolution of design. In an effort to share our knowledge base with all customers, even the ones who don't think to ask, we've compiled the AMCI "Webinars" section.
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AMCI's Motion Control Product Manager, Matt Tellier, presents this 20 minute webinar where he explains the topic of stepper vs servo.
This video will help you fully understand the differences between stepper and servo motors, and how to select the best motor for your application. Matt covers motor basics including construction, current, functions and features, questions to ask when selecting a motor, application examples, key terminology, and additional resources.
AMCI's Motion Control Product Manager, Matt Tellier, presents this 25 minute webinar where he explains motion control feedback for servo & stepper applications.
This video will help you fully understand the difference between closed loop & open loop control, as well as servo & stepper motors. Q&A questions included in this recording.
This 12 minute webinar covers a lot of questions Matt Tellier (AMCI's Motion Control Product Manager) has been asked during application support phone calls. The webinar will be helpful to you if you don't fully understand the difference between incremental and absolute positioning, or single-turn & multi-turn, and would like to know more.
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AMCI's Motion Control Product Manager, Matt Tellier, presents this 25 minute webinar where he demonstrates the process of programming AMCI's EtherNet/IP motion control products using EDS files.
You'll see how much easier it is to add and program EtherNet/IP products when using EDS files, and he explains some short cuts this simplified approach provides.
AMCI's Motion Control Product Manager, Matt Tellier, presents this 20 minute webinar where he discusses the basics of encoder-based position feedback.
You'll gain a good basic understanding of the different types of encoders including incremental vs absolute, the encoder selection process, interface options for your control system, mechanical considerations, and more.
AMCI's Motion Control Product Manager, Matt Tellier, presents this 15 minute webinar where he discusses the differences between rack-based and distributed I/O, and helps you understand which form factor best suits your application.
Matt Covers: de-centralizing your I/O architecture, things to consider when selecting I/O, and highlights AMCI Speciality I/O solutions.
Stepper motor? Servo motor? How do you decide which is the right choice for your application? A brief review of a few simple guidelines will help you the next time you are designing your motion control solution.
In this 15 minute webinar, AMCI's Motion Control Product Manager, Matt Tellier, provides you with a few simple guidelines that will help you the next time you are designing your motion control solution. He will cover practical design considerations, a comparison of performance between servo and stepper, and provides application examples.
AMCI's Motion Control Product Manager, Matt Tellier, presents this tutorial about programming EtherNet/IP PLC-based devices. He goes over the hardware often required as well as the typical software options available from most device manufacturers. He discusses the advantages of a more integrated approach, and where such options can be found.
This webinar will help you understand the myriad of different ways PLC-based EtherNet/IP devices can be programmed to communicate with the PLC. It covers 3rd party vs native software, and explains how to use add on instructions.
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AMCI's Motion Control Product Manager, Matt Tellier, presents this 15 minute tutorial on the role that IP Ratings play in specifying automation products. He examines the IP rating system and sheds some light on popular misconceptions around these classifications.
After watching this webinar you will better understand how the IP rating system works, and how to use ratings to select the right product for your application.
AMCI's Motion Control Product Manager, Matt Tellier, explains Device Level Ring (DLR) architecture for ethernet. He reviews the three basic ethernet topologies and why DLR provides the most robust network available. He also discusses the benefits of DLR and how DLR sensors can improve your network reliability and reduce overall system cost.
AMCI's Motion Control Product Manager, Matt Tellier, describes Programmable Limit Switch (PLS) Technology. He covers what a PLS is, goes over types of limit switches, explains features of the technology, and highlights AMCI PLS products.
AMCI's Motion Control Product Manager, Matt Tellier, describes SSI Position Feedback and Interfaces. He explains what SSI is, and helps you understand why, where, and how it's used (with application examples). He also provides an overview of the SSI sensors & interfaces that are available for PLCs.
AMCI's Motion Control Product Manager, Matt Tellier, describes the evolution and basics of integrated stepper motion control. Over the past several years, integrated motion products have quietly brought efficiency in design to plant-wide automation. Learn about the latest innovations and how they can help you with your next application.
This webinar will help you understand why these new technologies are gaining traction so quickly, and how your application may benefit from their use.
The Journal from Rockwell Automation & AMCI Fundamentals Series Webinar
Learn about stepper motion basics; integrated steppers; applications; case studies that demonstrate stepper motion in use; the advantages and disadvantages of stepper control vs. servo control; and when to choose stepper motion control.