Demos:

Precise Linear Motion Control with 2-Axis Brushless DC Motor

Understanding the mechanics and dynamics of a 2-axis brushless DC motor system helps engineers determine the appropriate motor to use. This demo consists of a spinning slotted disk and a linear sliding flag, showcasing the precision motion control made possible with EZmotion smart motors and line of BLDC motor control components. This video walks through each step of the process in creating a system that enables highly consistent, repeatable performance.

Using Smart Motor Modules for Precise Motion and Position Control of BLDC Motors

EZmotion smart motor solutions can easily be adapted to drive third-party brushless DC motors. This video demonstrates EZmotion's integration, flexibility, and accuracy with a single-axis ball toss system. The highly accurate position control system is made possible by EZmotion’s smart motor module, allowing this device to reliably throw and catch the ball at the same elevation with an incredibly small margin for error.

Showcasing Smart Motors

This video showcases how EZmotion’s motor control solutions enable a multi-terrain electric vehicle (EV) featuring smart motors. EZmotion’s smart motors provide easy control of speed, high torque, and a small form factor. Available solutions include a fully integrated BLDC motor and a DIY smart motor control module. All this can be controlled with MotionLAB, an easy-to-use programmable software that helps guide through the design steps, including rotor alignment, motion tests, and more.

High-Precision Motion Control Using Smart Motor Modules

Multi-axis motor systems used in industries like robotics and industrial automation require highly precise motion control. This video showcases the precision simultaneous control made possible by EZmotion’s smart motor modules and all-in-one servo motors. EZmotion smart motors are integrated solutions that package field-oriented control (FOC) and drive electronics within a compact housing attached to a brushless DC (BLDC) motor.

Using a BLDC Servo Motor to Precisely Control a Linear Actuator

This short demo shows how EZmotion's smart motor module can be used for linear actuator motion solutions. The smart motor provides excellent performance and easy operation due to its integrated structure. By integrating a brushless DC (BLDC) motor, a driver, and a controller into one device, this solution requires less configuration and eliminates complex calculations from the user due to the module's automatic parameter identification and auto-tuning algorithm.

 How-To:

Getting Started with MotionLAB Set-Up for All-in-One Servo Motors - EZmotion's MotionLAB Series

Learn more about precision motion control with our tutorial on EZmotion's MotionLAB GUI software, the ultimate tool for configuring and supporting EZmotion's all-in-one servo motors and drive modules. This video guides you through the initial set-up process, from connecting your motor to a Windows computer, to powering up and confirming successful communication with MotionLAB. Later videos in this series will offer more in-depth guidance and configuration techniques.

Mastering Motion Control: All-in-One Servos and Drive Modules - EZmotion's MotionLAB Series

Dive into the essentials of EZmotion's MotionLAB, the intuitive motion control GUI designed to streamline the set-up and configuration process for EZmotion’s all-in-one servo motors and drive modules, including the MMS742 and MMS757 series. This video provides a comprehensive overview of MotionLAB's main features, from motor tuning software capabilities to advanced parameter settings, ensuring optimal performance and precision control of your motor systems. Watch to learn more.

Fine-Tuning Servo Motors: Manual Tuning and Rotor Alignment - EZmotion's MotionLAB Series

Unlock your motor's full potential with our step-by-step guide on manual tuning using EZmotion's MotionLAB GUI. This video tutorial simplifies the tuning process for the MMS742 and MMS757 series, guiding you through entering motor and drive parameters, adjusting for load inertia, and calculating PID gains. Ensure optimal performance with critical steps including rotor alignment, and easily save settings directly to the motor controller's NVM for immediate application or future use. Watch to learn how to enhance your motion systems with precision tuning in MotionLAB.

Motor Speed Control Simplified: Using MotionLAB GUI for Precision - EZmotion’s MotionLAB Series

Explore the versatile motor speed control capabilities of EZmotion's all-in-one servo motors with our detailed MotionLAB GUI tutorial. This video guides you through setting up and adjusting the motor in speed control mode, including how to effectively input and modify speed parameters. Learn how to optimize motor performance by adjusting acceleration and deceleration profiles, and see real-time changes in motor behavior through the intuitive scope feature in MotionLAB. Watch now to learn how to precisely control motor direction and fine-tune speed settings using MotionLAB's motor tuning software.

Setting Up Servo Motors: Absolute and Relative Motor Position Control - EZmotion’s MotionLAB Series

Dive into the functionalities of EZmotion's all-in-one servo motors as we explore various operation modes through the intuitive MotionLAB GUI. Learn how to master both absolute and relative position controls to achieve precise motor positioning, which is essential for advanced automation tasks. Discover how to adjust motor parameters such as acceleration, deceleration, and profile velocity to optimize performance. We also demonstrate the ease of setting up and modifying motor position control using MotionLAB's comprehensive motor tuning software.

Setting Up Homing Mode: Servo Motor Configuration Guide – EZmotion’s MotionLAB Series

Discover the details of homing mode configuration for EZmotion's all-in-one servo motors using the MotionLAB GUI in our latest tutorial. Learn how to set up your servo motor for reliable homing operations, whether through torque limits or external limit switches, ensuring accurate reference points for subsequent movements. This video will guide you through the set-up process, from selecting the homing method to adjusting parameters like speed and torque, as well as how to apply homing offsets for enhanced positioning accuracy. Watch now for a comprehensive understanding of different homing techniques and how to implement them for your motor system.

Technical:

Stepper Motors vs. BLDC Motors

This video explores an efficiency comparison between a brushless DC (BLDC) motor and a stepper motor by looking at the DC current draw of both motor types under different load conditions. The motors used for comparison are a NEMA 17, 3-phase BLDC motor and a NEMA 23 bipolar stepper motor. Watch the full video to find out how the two motors performed against each other.

Stepper, Brushed, and Brushless Motors: Uses, Advantages, and Disadvantages

The early stages of a project often include determining which kind of motor to use between a stepper motor, a brushed DC motor, and a brushless DC (BLDC) motor. Even once one understands the differences in the working principles of each motor, it isn’t always clear as to which one fits which application best. This video will explore the advantages and disadvantages of each motor type.