Dynamic Force Control and Advanced Electropneumatic Positioning Systems in Automation
- Magazine Article
As advancements in technology continue to define how pneumatic or electromechanical linear devices lift, move, or place a load, the requirements of excellent closed-loop positioning and accuracy greatly increase. Between these two automation technologies, however, there are variables that affect manufacturing cost, safety, and productivity in different ways. Moreover, recent developments in applying multiple closed-loop control and position detection to electropneumatic positioning (E/P) systems add a new level of precision and safety by using dynamic force control to maintain the position of a load, overcoming traditional E/P and electro-pneumatic system limitations.