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I.Why Should I Read This Handbook?
This handbook is
resource guide to motion control technology, products, and applications.
of this handbook is to provide you with a friendly starting place in the world of motion control. It ad-dresses some of the major questions first time users and experienced engineers alike want to know when they mustspecify an unfamiliar system.
Above all, this handbook is a
compendium of practical information
about motion control. It is not an in-depth designmanual, but rather an introduction to the technology and a guide to further resources compiled by leading vendors anddevelopers of motion control technology.
Assumptions About You·
Youre someone who is involved in the design, specification, construction, operation, service, or saleof industrialcontrol products or systems.
Youve heard about motion control.
You suspect that motion control technology might have some benefits for you.
You wish you knew more about it.
Youre looking for a Ground Zero motion control introductory overview, not an exhaustive textbook.
How To Use This Handbook·
This handbook is divided into 7 chapters. The first 5 chapters, including this one, are Quick Read concept summariesof motion control fundamentals. Read them all, and you will have gained a good basic understanding of the subject of motion control.
Chapter 6 is a reference guides to standards. Just glance over this chapter, then use it as your specific needs arise.Chapter 7 is a glossary of popular motion control terms and definitions.
What Youll Learn
After reading this booklet, you will be able to:. . . understand the
of programmable motion control technology (Chapter II).. . . recognize and discuss motion control
(Chapter III).. . . recognize and discuss the major categories of motion control
(Chapter IV).. . . select in a preliminary manner the
of motion control system for your type of application (Chapter V).. . . refer to the appropriate motion control
(Chapter VI).. . . locate any unfamiliar motion control
in the Glossary (Chapter VII).
II. What Is Programmable Motion Control?