Pat's Technical Corner:

Relativity, Regrets, and Reality TV

I am an avid reader of science related books, particularly ones about physics (yes I do this for fun).  A while back I remember reading a biography of Einstein and at one point after he was famous he recollected to an interviewer about some of his “not so huge” regrets from his work (recalling that his addition of a “cosmological constant”

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Pat's Corner: Discovery and EasyRoll

A new year brings in thoughts of Discovery,  embarking on discovering new knowledge or new ideas or some other such lofty goal.  Then we remember it’s winter. It’s cold. It's time to go back to work.  Alas, then the word “discovery” may invoke other thoughts...

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Let’s start this Pat’s Corner off by stating that the term “Gap Train” within Easyroll is a bit misleading.  The proper term for this feature should be “Delayed Zone Start” so that is what we will call it from this point forward in the article.  Delayed Zone Start is a variant to Train release in that it incorporates a fixed time

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Stop the Extra Engineering Work

Let's be frank. Engineering a 90-degree angle for a conveying system is hard. It's more than just a conveyor; it's a machine. Like many machines, it requires significant engineering efforts to get it right. If you're a smaller equipment builder or system integrator, it may cost you more to engineer it than your customer is willing to pay.

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Calculating Inches/Pulse For Senergy Drives

There are times when you will want to use ConveyLinx and Senergy for more refined motion.  With PULSEROLLER Drives you do have repeatable linear motion at a pretty fine (

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