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January 2021
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AZ Series Family Catalog, Top 5 Engineering Notes from 2020, Literature for Robotics

AZ Series Family Catalog

The new 2021 AZ Series Family Catalog is here.  This updated 185 page catalog summarizes all products that use the AZ Series absolute position control technology.  

  • Easy to Understand - The first 15 pages clearly show the benefits of AZ Series technology, product breadth, and driver options.
  • Component Part Numbers - a variety of motors, actuators, and drivers can be combined to meet rotary motion, linear motion, or network requirements.
  • Motor, Geared, and Actuator Options - Various frame sizes, stack lengths, gear ratios, and preassembled linear and rotary actuator option are available.
  • Driver Options - 4 types are available to meet different needs.  Easily program, monitor, or share data with the MEXE02 support software.

2021 AZ series family catalog

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Top 5 Engineering Notes from 2020

Find the answers to common motion control questions from a product specialist's perspective.  These Engineering Notes are ranked by total page views in 2020.

Motor sizing basics: load torque

Motor Sizing Basics Part 1 - Load Torque

Proper sizing of a motor requires that 3 criteria must be met: torque, load inertia, and speed.  

Motor sizing basics: load inertia

Motor Sizing Basics Part 2 - Load Inertia

Other than torque or speed, another factor should be considered when sizing motors.  

Fan Basics: Air Flow, Static Pressure, and Impedance

Fan Basics: Air Flow, Static Pressure, and Impedance

Similar to a stepper motor's speed-torque curve, this graph is how manufacturers show the performance of their fans, and where the air flow and static pressure specifications come from.

Control Basics: The Difference Between Sink and Source Logic

Control Basics: The Difference Between Sink and Source Logic

The difficulty starts when engineers or manufacturers use different wiring terminology.

The Differences Between Brushed and Brushless DC Motors

The Differences Between Brushed and Brushless DC Motors

They are both DC permanent magnet motors since they both use a segmented permanent magnet rotor.  

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Literature for Robotics

Learn what products are ideal for robots and transport vehicles.  Here are some of our literature available for the robotics industry.  

  • Motion Control Solutions for Robotics
  • Meeting the Demands of Compact or In-House Built Robots
  • Best Motors for Transport Vehicles
  • AZ Series Compact Driver, Direct Connection Motors

Motion control for robotics industry brochure

Meeting the Demands of Compact or In-House Built Robots

Best Motors for Transport Vehicles AGV brochure
AZ Series compact drivers cutsheet

To download any of our literature, please visit our Downloads page.

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Also: 2020~2021 Product Guide

Our first eBook summarizes our core products and services.

2020~2021 Product Guide

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