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Using Mechanical and Electronic Components in Machine Designs

March 22nd, 2017

Some of the biggest challenges designers face when using mechanical components in machine designs include improving performance, flexibility, and reliability. Machine designers seek to improve the integration of electronic and mechanical components, the precision and speed of synchronization, integration of digital safety with motion, and the combination of electronics with pneumatics or hydraulics, among other challenges.

An entirely electronic solution isn't always the best solution; cost is a common reason why many companies turn to mechanical motion control. Mechanical solutions are often cheaper and cost less to operate over time, due to decreased support and maintenance costs and quicker repair times. The simplicity of mechanical systems and the ability to diagnose and fix problems quickly make them even more appealing. Simplicity and lower costs are huge attributes of mechanical motion.

Even as alternative products and methods have been developed, mechanical components remain as much a part of motion control as speed and accuracy. Mechanical motion control components work in unison with electronic controls, offering higher performance at a cost-efficient price, maximizing value.

Installation and operation are much easier with mechanical motion components, requiring little to no training. Electronic components can be complex, requiring expert tech support and resulting in major downtime.

Have questions about electronic components and mechanical motion solutions? Contact Addtronics, where we can discuss your electronic and mechanical needs and find the best solution for you.

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