Webinar: Learn about building motion control into mobile robots

Mobile robots rely on motion control for application success.
Motion control considerations are important early in the mobile robot design process. Credit: Gorodenkoff, Adobe Stock

Automated guided vehicles and autonomous mobile robots, or AGVs and AMRs respectively, are the result of numerous design decisions and tradeoffs. In this free webinar, Applied Motion Products will discuss key factors for mobile robot design, such as performance, safety, and power availability.

Miguel Larios, applications engineer at the company, will explain crucial environmental considerations including IP protection and wheel specifications. He will guide viewers through the essential AGV/AMR specification and feature questions that are critical to ask when selecting the most appropriate motors and gearing for a new system.

Motor selection is increasingly important to include during the design phase because developers, integrators, and users continue to push performance requirements to new levels, according to Larios. He will also explore auxiliary axes for materials handling and jacking axes.

Attendees can learn more about the following in this webinar:

  • AGV/AMR performance requirements and the impact on motor selection
  • Powering the motion control in your mobile robot
  • Safety and environmental considerations around automated systems
  • How to select wheels based on operational requirements
  • Auxiliary axis types and motion control solutions

“Get Your AGV/AMR Moving! Motion Control in AGVs and AMRs” will be at 2:00 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, May 29, 2024. Register now, and ask questions during the live discussion. The webinar will be accessible on demand after the initial broadcast.

About the motion control speakers

Miguel Larios, Applied Motion ProductsMiguel Larios is an applications engineer at Applied Motion Products Inc. and has worked in industrial automation for five years. During that time, he has worked in both sales and engineering roles and has been exposed to many industries implementing automation. Most recently, Larios has started to work in a product management capacity, focusing on AGV/AMR users.

Founded in 1978, Applied Motion Products has been committed to innovation and advancement of motion-control systems, supplying components to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). The company said it provides motors and drives for applications where precise control of position, speed, and torque is required. They include robotics, machine control, factory automation, semiconductor handling, packaging machines, and medical devices.

Morgan Hill, Calif.-based Applied Motion Products formed a joint venture in 2014 with Moons’ Shanghai to focus on developing cutting-edge technologies. The partners have research and development centers, as well as more than 200 patents for inventions, utility models, appearances, and software copyrights.

Eugene Demaitre, WTWH MediaEugene Demaitre is editorial director for robotics at WTWH Media, which produces The Robot ReportMobile Robot Guide, RoboBusiness, and the Robotics Summit & Expo. He has extensive experience in business-to-business technology journalism and has participated in conferences worldwide, as well as spoken on many webcasts and podcasts. He is always interested in learning more about robotics. Demaitre has a master’s from the George Washington University and lives in the Boston area.

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