This webinar originally broadcast on Thursday, October 13, 2016.
As an integral part of the Industrial Internet of Things and an increasingly prevalent technology in factory automation, Industrial Ethernet continues to outgrow fieldbus as the dominant communications platform of the factory floor. The benefits of Industrial Ethernet over other types of control architecture are numerous. One excellent example is the use of analog signals to control motor position. Although a popular option for many decades, analog control signals are prone to noise and can be difficult to troubleshoot and maintain.
Join this webinar to learn how Ethernet-enabled integrated motors are being used to overcome the inherent limitations of analog control signals by providing a more robust, error-proof solution that delivers better performance and generates a better return on investment.
Learn the following:
- The basics of Industrial Ethernet as they pertain to motion control.
- The advantages of Industrial Ethernet over legacy control schemes.
- How Industrial Ethernet and integrated motors combine to provide a uniquely beneficial solution.
Eric Rice, Marketing Director, Applied Motion Products, Inc.
Eric Rice graduated with a BSEE from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and joined Applied Motion Products as an Application Engineer in 1997. He has worked in the motion control industry for 18 years, specializing in step motors, servo motors, drives and controls.
Lisa Eitel, Moderator, Design World
Lisa (Elisabeth) Eitel is a Senior Editor at Design World magazine. She has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Fenn College (now Washkewicz College) at Cleveland State University and 14 years of experience as a technical writer. Her areas of focus include motors, drives, motion control, power transmission, linear motion, and sensing and feedback technologies. She is a judge for the FIRST Robotics Buckeye Regional competitions, an inductee of Tau Beta Pi engineering honor society, and a member of the Society of Women Engineers.