OCTOBER 22--Galil Motion Control (Rocklin, CA; www.galilmc.com) is offering a free on-line video, "Demonstration of Motion Control," which enables design engineers to learn how to tune and program a Galil motion controller so that it delivers the most precise motor movement possible. In this 15-minute video, Jacob Tal, an expert in motion control, uses Galil's WSDK servo design kit software to demonstrate concepts and teach about PID tuning for optimum performance, motion programming, applications programming, and system diagnostics. Tal, president and cofounder of Galil, has taught more than 10,000 students about motion control and has authored more than 100 textbooks, articles, and papers on the subject.
The video can be viewed anytime on-line at www.galilmc.com/training/webconf.html. A fast Internet connection, speakers, and the QuickTime 6.0 plug-in are required.
Tal has recorded several other motion-control tutorials, all of which can be viewed for free at www.galilmc.com/training/webconf.html. Topics include tuning servo systems for optimum performance, modes of motion, optimal design of motion-control systems, Ethernet distributed control systems, and step-motor control.