PC-controlled tables lower positioning-system cost

Wilson, Andrew
November 2003
Vision Systems Design;Nov2003, Vol. 8 Issue 11, p33
Discusses the use of computers to control motion-based vision systems and x-y positioning systems. Names of companies that National Instruments has formed to guarantee compatibility between motion controllers and third-party stages; Process involved in choosing the best way to control the stage after developers find the type of x-y table needed for their application; Definition of materials and drive systems to be used; Purpose of incorporating rotary or linear encoders. INSET: Company Info.


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