The motion control sector has greatly evolved over the past decades; most importantly, motion control drives have shifted from being analog-based to digital-based technology. Decreasing size in motion control drives has, in fact, become a significant trend—one that is mainly motivated by the worldwide adoption of mobile applications. Current motion control drives are designed to execute more intelligent functions by relying on on-board processing power and memory to detect operation defects and notify an operator to rectify issues without causing delays. For instance, battery-powered drives perform at high efficiencies to deliver strong speed levels and torque at low voltage. These designs, further supported by technological advances, help rectify lag in torque to facilitate incredible RPMs in smaller battery-powered motors.
As motion control drives increase in variety and number, they will only become more capable to trigger productivity improvements. For instance, smart motion control drives that can predict where maintenance is required before the motor breaks down will be the new buzz. The devices will help in maintaining high uptime levels as well as extend an equipment’s lifetime. Additionally, smart motion control drives will be capable of monitoring successful production tasks, gather dwell times, velocity and other key metrics data that can be used to ensure future tasks are executed in the same way in a bid to maintain high-quality production levels.
Although the motion control market may be considered fairly mature, there are some important trends impacting its future growth, helping drive revenues at an above-average rate for the long-term. Highlighting such new developments in the motion control market, Manufacturing Technology Insights has compiled a list of ‘Top 10 Motion Control Systems Solution Providers – 2020’ that are expected to bring strong growth in motion control in the next few years. The enlisted organizations are already transforming motion control at the convergence of several disruptive technologies. Besides, the magazine also comprises insights from thought leaders in the sector on the industry trends, best practices, recent innovations, and their advice for the aspiring CIOs.
We present to you Manufacturing Technology Insights’ “Top 10 Motion Control Systems Solution Providers – 2020.”