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Frequently Asked Sales Questions

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Jan
30
by Dennis Joyce

As a salesperson, I love when I am asked questions. Asking me questions is a great way for me to better understand your needs. There are no dumb or stupid questions - questions are how we learn. Too often, salespeople don’t ask enough questions and we lose opportunities to solve a problem or sell a solution. So here are some questions I would ask Applied Motion Products if I was buying from the website or a sales manager. Some of the answers may surprise you!

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As a salesperson, I love when I am asked questions. Asking me questions is a great way for me to better understand your needs.

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Lab Automation, Lead Screw Motors and AMP

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Jan
30
by Anonymous

Brian Mason, West Regional Engineer

   The Life Sciences industry has seen tremendous growth across many disciplines including scientific informatics, drug discovery devices and nanotechnology. From 3-D printers capable of producing functioning organs, to pumps capable of delivering liquids on a pico-liter scale, the future for Lab Automation is looking bright. Now is the time to collaborate with chemical engineers and scientists that are prototyping the next product that will pave the way to a higher quality of life.

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Applied Motion Products can accommodate applications requiring high precision, high thrust and/or low backlash through various types of lead screw motors such as non-captive, captive and external nut.

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Stepper and Servo Multi-Axis Control

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Jan
02
by Jason Jones

Does your motion control application involve more than 1 axis of stepper or servo? Applied Motion Products multi-axis control, SiNet Hub Programmer™ software and one of our SiNet™ Hubs may be the right solution. SiNet Hub Programmer™ takes our single-axis Si Programmer™ software and augments it to handle up to 4 or 8 axes, depending on whether you use it with the SiNet™ Hub 444-DIN or SiNet™ Hub 8.

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Does your motion control application involve more than 1 axis of stepper or servo?
Applied Motion Products multi-axis control, SiNet Hub Programmer™ software and one of our SiNet™ Hubs may be the right solution.

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Custom AMP Products and Firmware for OEM Customers!

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Dec
10
by Glenn Johnson

Applied Motion Products offers a wide and ever-increasing range of products for your automation needs. That said, we’ve all been in a situation where an exact solution to a particular need simply doesn’t exist. You might need something that simply hasn’t been done before, or maybe an existing product is painfully close to what you would call “ideal” except for one particular feature that you need to have modified in some way.

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Applied Motion Products has a long track record of working with users and OEM customers to provide unique solutions for their needs.

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Using LabVIEW to Command Motion with SCL

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Dec
10
by Matt Cole

LabVIEW® software from National Instruments is a powerful tool that is commonly used to control automated processes found in a laboratory setting, test environment, or even an industrial facility. By using the data provided to a LabVIEW program as input variables, the outputs can be automatically adjusted with the use of function blocks to provide closed loop process control. These outputs can be specially programmed to send commands to an Applied Motion Products stepper or servo system that is the foundation of the motion control system for your particular automated process.

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LabVIEW® software from National Instruments is a powerful tool that is commonly used to control automated processes found in a laboratory setting, test environment, or even an industrial facility.

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Multitasking Increases Motion Flexibility

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Oct
02
by Bob Loyzim
Q Programs are normally executed one line at a time. This ensures precise sequencing of events in the program. There are applications however where motion must occur simultaneously with other events and we offer a multitasking mode to accomplish this. Multitasking allows you to launch a move then perform other operations while the motion is occurring. At the end of the move you can re-synchronize motion and program execution with a WM command.
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Q Programs are normally executed one line at a time. This ensures precise sequencing of events in the program. There are applications however where motion must occur simultaneously with other events and we offer a multitasking mode to accomplish this.

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Cables, Encoder Covers and More

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Sep
30
by Mike Fahey

Because we have added innovations like DSP based resonance cancellation and closed loop control, stepper drives and step motors are being used more extensively than ever. This has highlighted a need for ruggedness and reliability step motors have not always been known for. Customers tell us motors need to withstand harsh environments and be easily installed and maintained in factory automation and even outdoor uses.

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Whether your motors will be in a clean and dry or a wet and dirty environment, Applied Motion offers motors with cables, encoder covers and more – from stock!

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Did You Know? We Have a Library of Informational Videos

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Jul
19
by Jim Amos
You can access all of the available videos from either the support dropdown link in our navigational bar or by checking out the video linked on relevant product pages. These '2 Minute Intro' videos as well as our training videos are great ways to become more familiar with our products. Speaking of new releases, stay up to date by visiting the News button on the homepage. This button takes you to all the archived news feeds and you can search for past articles based on keyword.
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As the Applied Motion website expands with additional product offerings, so does our database of newsletters and training videos.

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Compatibility and Harmony

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Jun
20
by Dennis Joyce
Sorry, this is not an article on dating! We get many calls on what motor is compatible with what drive, or what drive is compatible with what motor. An easy way to figure out product compatibility is to view your selected product web page on our website.Viewing this page will give you an enormous amount of information along with products that are recommended and related to the product you are viewing.
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An easy way to figure out product compatibility is to view your selected product web page on our website – scroll down on the web page you will see “Related and Recommended Products”

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Did You Know? Microstepping Flexibility

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May
23
by Len Herkomer

Microstepping in most Applied Motion drives is variable in increments of 2. Many stepper drives offer a selection of microstepping resolutions that include commonly used values like; 1,000, 5,000, 10,000, and 20,000 steps per rev. These are commonly selected by mechanical dip switches. Most of Applied Motion’s intelligent drives allow you to select between 200 steps per rev and 51,200 steps per rev in increments of 2.

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Microstepping flexibility: one of the ways Applied Motion has listened to its customers.

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