Hybrid PLC Mechatronics - Chapter 17 Motion

This chapter covers the topic of motion control through the PLC to stepper and servo motor devices. Stepper motors are used traditionally for low torque applications with no feedback. The servo on the other hand can handle higher torque applications and requires a feedback device. Accompanying Video: PLC Series Chapter 17 (1/2) - Motion (1:44:23) PLC Series Chapter 17 (2/2) – Allen Bradley Servo Lab (7:30) Hybrid Lab Text: Ch. 18 – Single Axis Stepper Control Ch. 19 – Stepper using 3D Printer Stepper Motor Ch. 20 – Single Axis Servo Control Ch. 29 – Fanuc (see Additional Public Access to Materials below)
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