How to Choose a Controller
February 12, 2020
2PM - 3PM ET
ABOUT THIS WEBINAR
There was a time when controller selection was relatively straightforward: one or more PLCs controlled overall machine operations, and a dedicated motion controller handled the motion. Today, OEMs have significantly more options from which to choose. Some PLCs can also perform simple motion control, while some motion controllers can also perform simple machine control. Programmable automation controllers (PACs) increasingly aim to commoditize the control of machines with discrete motion, while smart drives present an option for distributed control that can replace a motion controller for certain applications. Meanwhile, in the era of software defined everything, industrial PCs can be used for motion control and machine control.
In this webinar, attendees can expect to learn:
- The key controls options for motion control systems
- The pros, cons, and ideal applications for each controller type
- How to map from application requirements to actual controller specifications
Matrox Imaging is an industry-leading developer of component-level solutions recognized for providing OEMs and integrators with innovative yet cost-effective solutions. Our components include smart cameras, vision controllers, I/O cards, frame grabbers, and processing platforms— all specifically designed to decrease development time and costs while providing optimal price/performance within a common software environment. Our technology is used by leaders in factory automation, process control, electronics, pharmaceutical packaging, semiconductor inspection, robotics, radiology, microscopy, and video surveillance industries. We ensure that customers stay with us over multiple product generations by consistently meeting demands for cutting-edge technology, technical consulting services, integration assistance, and the highest manufacturing standards. Our proven track record assures customers that we will meet their needs for performance, value, and service, now and in the future.Click Here for More
Kristin is a contributing editor for Motion Control Online and has written about motion control and automation for more than nine years. As a technical writer, she covers a variety of subjects ranging from memory and micro-electronics to nano-technology to lasers and photonics. Kristin previously worked as an engineer on NASA’s Chandra X-Ray Telescope before switching to writing about technology. Kristin holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physics and a Master’s in Optics and Photonics from the University of Central Florida.