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Report: Automation to Change Job Landscape by 2030
Feb 1, 2019
By 2030, 375 million people around the world will need to learn a new profession. So, what will…
Manufacturing and the Making of Cool Toys
Jan 28, 2019
Kids love to play with toys. Truth be told, so do adults. Our toys are usually just a little bigger…
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Growth for AMK that’s great for North America
Jan 18, 2019
Kirchheim is a center of innovation. Our customers benefit from AMK Group engineering experience and…
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MAKeing Progress: Taking the Complex Software Out of Automation
Jan 18, 2019
One area that is transforming and reducing the footprint in factory automation is middleware. Today,…
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6 Quick Takeaways from PACK EXPO International®
Dec 3, 2018
“What’s missing?” we asked as people walked by, stopped and then watched a series of balls travel…
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Attracting and Inspiring Future Leaders in Automation
Dec 3, 2018
Manufacturing, technology and engineering will become more open and flexible to learning as the…
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Build It and They Will Come To Booth N-6129 at PACK EXPO 2018
Oct 10, 2018
Let AMK alleviate another pain while you are at PACK EXPO – the pain your weary feet will experience…
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Add a Little Pumpkin Spice to Your Marketing
Oct 3, 2018
It’s that time of year again. You know the one: pumpkin spice everything! And, what does that have…
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5 Trends in Manufacturing Automation
Sep 6, 2018
Trends in engineering and automation change frequently. Hold on and take a ride with AMK.
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Automation Futurists wear Sensible Footwear
Sep 6, 2018
Trade shows are places where companies come together to show off their latest and greatest. It’s a…
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QUESTION 1

DOES YOUR MACHINE REQUIRE MORE THAN IP65 PROTECTION?

QUESTION 2

HOW’S THE TEMPERATURE IN YOUR MACHINE’S ENVIRONMENT?

QUESTION 3

ARE THERE ANY MOTORS THAT MOVE A LOAD GREATER THAN 10nM?

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YOU PROBABLY NEED A

CENTRALIZED SYSTEM

Based on your answers, the most effective and stable motion control framework for your machine locates PLC and drive components in a control cabinet. However, it may be possible to modify certain motor sizing decisions to use a hybrid framework.

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You probably need a

Hybrid System

Based on your answers, a hybrid motion control framework will provide the best system. By combining decentralized drives, power supplies and other components with a selective use of cabinet-based components, you can create a smart machine design with modular flexibility.

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YOU PROBABLY NEED A

DECENTRALIZED SYSTEM

Based on your answers, your machine seems eligible for a “cabinet-free” or decentralized motion control system. This could simplify many of your engineering, cabling and installation challenges, and free you to design an automated manufacturing system with maximum value.

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