In an effort to mitigate the risk of human error and support employees with dangerous or repetitive tasks, the general automation industry is responsible for developing reliable automation technologies. Whether automating a single operation or an entire process, controlling motion speed, precision and smoothness with well-made components is critical. Some of the key benefits of automation include:

  • Consistency
  • Safety
  • Savings
  • Efficiency

Using motion control, manufacturers can easily transition from manual to automated processes of all types, including assembly, production, and packaging. To help our customers meet their application needs, HIWIN’s motion control experts can provide a wide range of reliable products for linear and rotational motion. Our team can help you understand the mechanics of motion control and how to select the right technology for your specific application.

How Motion Control Is Related to Industrial Automation

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Automation is highly beneficial for so many industries due to its ability to increase worker safety, speed and accuracy 24/7. It also reduces the risk of any inconsistency or human error that could otherwise take place. Automation is capable of handling a variety of complex tasks, with the added ability to manage projects from start to finish before transferring them to the next stage.

It is important to keep in mind that high-quality motion control products are necessary to achieve these advantages. In automation lines, motion control plays an integral role in maintaining efficiency and achieving perfection with each process. To facilitate this, you’ll need to work with a dependable manufacturer of motion control parts and systems who will be able to assist you when choosing the right components for your processes.

Motion Control Products from HIWIN for Industrial Automation

Based on our customers’ individual requirements, we offer a selection of products for applications in the general automation industry. These products include robots, fully customized multi-axis systems using controllers and drives, and other components that enable customers to develop their own custom general automation system.

Industrial Robots

These robotic components are vital in general automation processes. HIWIN offers a selection of delta robots, six-axis articulated robots, and SCARA robots, any of which can improve worker safety and reduce the risk of fatigue. Additionally, we can supply our customers with turnkey robot stations that include specific programming and end effectors. These systems can also consist of one or multiple robots, along with one or more multi-axis systems. If you are making your own robot, HIWIN strain wave gearing systems provide high torque in four styles.

Multi-Axis Linear Stages

These systems are normally intended for eliminating the need for human intervention for certain tasks. They’re often powered by belt stages, ball screw stages, or linear motor stages. Customers can also purchase compatible external motors, drives and controllers.

Linear Guideways

At HIWIN, we also offer a wide variety of components to help construct custom general automation systems. One of the key components used is a linear guideway, seeing as these systems typically require linear motion. We carry all sizes of linear guideways from 3mm to 65mm with roller or ball bearings, along with guideways featuring embedded magnetic encoders (PG series) and angle linear guideways.

Ball Screws and Other Components

A selection of rolled and ground ball screws is also available along with supports and AC servo motors, which generate motion in automation systems. Rolled ball screws are stocked in a variety of sizes for quick shipment.

Ballsplines

Ballsplines are an upgrade from bushings and control linear motion where space is not available for the mounting surface required for linear guideways. HIWIIN stocks 4 sizes for customer convenience.

Controllers

For further options in compatible electronics, HIWIN HIMC Controllers are available to help customers effectively supervise the motion system. Our HIWIN Application Engineers can also train your staff on how to program these controllers.

Rotary Motion

To facilitate rotary motion, you’ll find torque motor components and rotary tables available that can achieve a combination of high accuracy and high angular acceleration.

Crossed Roller Bearings

Finally, you can also choose from a selection of crossed roller bearings within stocked options and additional options from HIWIN’s Taiwan factory.

General Automation Solutions from HIWIN

Depending on the needs of your individual application, HIWIN has all of the motion control systems and components required for general automation. Using these systems, you can maintain a more efficient, error-free, and safer facility while maximizing productivity.  If you would like to learn more about our motion control products and find the right solution for your application, email engineering@hiwin.com.

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