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  • Applied Motion Welcomes Jesse Barr

    Feb
    27

    Applied Motion is thrilled to announce our new employee Jesse Barr to the team as Application Engineer – Servo Products. Before joining Applied Motion, Jesse worked in industrial automation and aerospace industries. There he worked on a variety of servo controlled applications across North America supporting new and existing applications that ranged from a single axis to over 70 axes of motion. Before beginning his professional career, Jesse received a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

  • Live Webinar - How to Create Motion with Servo Motors and Drives

    Jan
    22

    Servo systems need not be complex. From the initial step of selecting servo components to the final steps of creating motion, the process can be broken down into a set of easily identifiable instructions. Whether you’re new to servo systems or a servo veteran, this webinar will provide you with necessary information to make your next servo project a success.

  • ATX West Trade Show 2018

    Jan
    02

    Visit Applied Motion Products in booth #4489 at the ATX West trade show in Anaheim, CA, February 6-8, 2018. The expostion and conference takes place at the Anaheim Convention Center and draws together over 20,000 engineering and manufacturing professionals for three days of immersive advanced manufacturing and automation design.

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  • MCMA Webinar - Applying Industrial Ethernet to Integrated Motors

    Mar
    21

    As an integral part of the Industrial Internet of Things and an increasingly prevalent technology in factory automation, Industrial Ethernet continues to outgrow fieldbus as the dominant communications platform of the factory floor.

  • Live Webinar - Step Motors and Encoders

    Feb
    22

    Some of the reasons why step motors are widely used in automation are because they are low cost and easy to use. At the root of these and other benefits lies the open loop system architecture that’s been employed to control step motors for years. Aside from these benefits, experienced users will know that as soon as you demand too much torque from the step motor, it will often stall without warning. Fortunately, this and other traditional limitations of step motor systems can be avoided by simply adding an encoder to the system.

  • Automate 2017

    Feb
    21

    Join us at Automate 2017, the trade show for emerging automation technology. Visit Applied Motion in booth # 2647 to see the latest motor and drive innovations.

  • Applied Motion Welcomes Mike Maroney

    Jan
    23

    Applied Motion is excited to welcome Mike Maroney back to the team as Applications Engineering Manager. Mike rejoins Applied Motion after an eight year hiatus, taking responsibility for pre- and post-sales technical support to ensure the success of every motion control project. In his previous time at Applied Motion, Mike worked as a Design Engineer on our first fieldbus applications and integrated motors.

  • StepSERVO in the Finals of the Golden Mousetrap Awards

    Jan
    11

    Applied Motion Products is proud to announce that StepSERVO Integrated Motors have reached the Finals of the Golden Mousetrap Awards competition. This achievement reflects the innovation and creativity behind the design of the StepSERVO Integrated Motors, which provide many performance benefits over traditional step motor systems.

  • MD&M West 2017

    Dec
    16

    Join Applied Motion Products at the world’s largest annual Medtech event, MD&M West in Anaheim, California. You'll find us, along with demonstrations and samples of our latest products, in booth #2278. MD&M West is held at the Anaheim Convention Center from February 7-9, 2017. For 32 years, MD&M West has helped take medical devices from concept to market by uniting industry leaders with cutting-edge technology. Connect with over 20,000 engineers and executives who are ready to forge business partnerships.

  • MCMA Webinar - Step Motors and Closed Loop Feedback

    Nov
    17

    Step motors are popular because they are low cost and easy to use. But experienced users know that the first time you violate the laws of physics and demand too much torque from the motor, the step motor will stall without warning. By adding an encoder to the system, step motors can be operated closed loop and traditional limitations can be avoided.

  • 3 Things to See at Pack Expo 2016

    Oct
    20

    Pack Expo International is the world’s largest packaging and processing show. At this year’s event (November 6-9) Applied Motion will display why we are such a valuable partner for packaging machine builders. Booth # E10319 will exhibit the same proven motor and drive solutions that have been trusted by name brand manufacturers of labeling, inserting and feeding machines for years. If you haven’t already registered to attend Pack Expo it’s not too late.

  • M3 Automation - Manufacturers Representative

    Oct
    01

    Applied Motion Products, Inc., designers and manufacturers of StepSERVO™ Closed Loop Integrated Motors, announced today the appointment of M3 Automation as manufacturer’s representative for Northern California.

  • Visit Pack Expo International

    Aug
    17

    Pack Expo International is the world’s largest packaging and processing show, located at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL from November 6-9, 2016. Visit Applied Motion Products in booth # E-10319 to see the StepSERVO closed loop stepper products in action, along with our latest offerings of drives and integrated motors that support EtherNet/IP and EtherCAT.

  • CMI - Manufacturers Representative

    Jul
    01

    Applied Motion Products, Inc., designers and manufacturers of StepSERVO™ Closed Loop Integrated Motors, announced today the appointment of Control & Motion, Inc. (CMI) as manufacturer’s representative for all of Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Mississippi and Tennessee.

  • You are Invited! See Large Format 3D Printing in Action

    Apr
    27

    You've seen it online, now see it in person! 3D Platform and Applied Motion Products would like to invite you to attend a Large Format 3D Printing Demo and Seminar on Wednesday, May 25. This event will showcase the new 3DP Workbench with a live demonstration. There is no cost to attend and lunch or refreshments are included.

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  • EAS - Manufacturers Representative

    Mar
    23

    Applied Motion Products, Inc., designers and manufacturers of StepSERVO™ Closed Loop Integrated Motors, announced today the appointment of Essential Automation Solutions as manufacturer’s representative for all of Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina.

  • ATX West 2016 Wrap-Up

    Mar
    22

    If you missed Applied Motion Products at ATX West in Anaheim, CA this past February 9-11 you can still catch a glimpse of the action. A video recap of the show is available here.

  • NAMPRO Inc. - Manufacturers Representative

    Feb
    23

    Applied Motion Products, Inc., designers and manufacturers of StepSERVO™ Closed Loop Integrated Motors, announced today the appointment of NAMPRO Inc. (Northern Automation and Motion Products) as manufacturer’s representative for all of Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota and Nebraska.

  • ATX West 2016

    Dec
    18

    Visit Applied Motion in booth #4180 at the ATX West trade show being held February 9-11, 2016 in Anaheim, CA. See the StepSERVO™ closed loop stepper systems in action and learn how these exciting new products can provide you with more torque and higher acceleration rates while running cooler and quieter than traditional step motor systems. You'll also have a chance to see the new SV200 digital servo drives in person.

  • The MCMA Technical Conference, November 3-5

    Oct
    22

    If you're planning to attend the MCMA Technical Conference in Tampa, FL, November 3-5, be sure to attend Don Macleod's break out session on StepSERVO™ closed loop stepper technology, titled Step Servo Technology - Bridging the Gap between Cost Effective and High Performance Motion. In this session Don will explain in detail how StepSERVO closed loop step motor systems offer superior performance over traditional step motor systems, including increased torque and acceleration, better efficiency and quieter operation.

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  • ATX Philadelphia Wrap-Up

    Oct
    20

    If you missed Applied Motion at ATX Philadelphia this past October 7-8 you can still catch a glimpse of the action. A video recap of the show is available here. Also, stay tuned for our booth number at ATX West. This show is held at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA, February 9-11, 2016. More details can be found at atxwest.designnews.com.

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  • Visit us at ATX Philadelphia, October 7-8, booth #1525

    Aug
    27

    Visit Applied Motion in booth #1525 at the ATX Philadelphia trade show being held October 7-8, 2015.

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  • Applied Motion announces The Make It Move Scholarship

    Aug
    10

    Applied Motion Products is proud to announce The Make It Move scholarship, specifically designed for students who want to turn their brilliant ideas into moving, working realities and have the chance to earn extra money for their studies.

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  • Digital NEST visits Applied Motion Products

    Aug
    04

    On Friday, July 31, Applied Motion Products hosted students from the local non-profit organization Digital NEST for a tour of our Watsonville headquarters. The purpose of the tour and visit was to see a large format, commercial 3D printer in action and learn how integrated stepper motors from Applied Motion play a critical role in the functioning of that printer. In the days leading up to the visit, the students participated in a 3D modeling and printing workshop provided by the Digital NEST.

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  • Dennis Joyce appointed Vice President of Sales & Marketing

    Jul
    06

    Applied Motion Products today announced the appointment of Dennis Joyce as Vice President of Sales & Marketing. Dennis joined Applied Motion 9 years ago as Regional Sales Manager for the East Coast region and previously held sales management positions at Carlyle Johnson and Action Automation. He also served as manufacturer’s rep for Lansea Systems, MCG, Moog Servo and Western Servo.

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  • Did You Miss Our StepSERVO™ Webinar?

    Jun
    30

    Last month, we held a webinar on our StepSERVO™ Integrated Stepper Motors. In it we walked you through our new line of StepSERVO™ integrated stepper motor products. We know a lot of you saw it live, but if you weren't able to see it then we have good news! We've uploaded the full webinar to our YouTube channel and you can view the full webinar here.

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  • Presenting Our Competition Winners

    Jun
    02

    By Emily Anthony, Marketing Assistant

    Applied Motion Products is proud to announce the winners of our university competition!

    Between February 13 and May 1, we asked competitors from many different universities around the country to design and build a creative and innovative motion control solution!

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  • Applied Motion on Front Page of Local Newspaper

    Apr
    02

    Digital Nest, a Watsonville tech incubator, recently held its first Ag Tech Meetup, bringing together local technology firms and members of the Pajaro Valley agricultural community. Applied Motion Products CEO Don Macleod introduced some of our ruggedized motion control products which can be used to improve farming efficiency while surviving the typically harsh environmental conditions of the Ag industry.

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  • R.R. Floody Company - Distributor Announcement

    Mar
    27

    Applied Motion Products is pleased to announce the addition of R.R. Floody Company to its nationwide network of automation distributors.

    Based in Rockford, Illinois, R.R. Floody specializes in providing factory automation and machine vision components to industrial OEM’s and end users in northern Illinois since 1956. They offer a variety of value-added solutions for factory automation needs.

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  • HTE Technologies - Distributor Announcement

    Mar
    27

    Applied Motion Products is pleased to announce the addition of HTE Technologies as a distributor, with headquarters in St. Louis, Missouri.

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  • Western Automation Inc. - Representative Announcement

    Mar
    27

    Applied Motion Products, Inc., designers and manufacturers of integrated StepSERVOTM motor drives and controls, announced today the appointment of Western Automation, Inc. as manufacturer’s representative for all of California and Arizona.

  • StepSERVO™ featured in Design World Online

    Mar
    18

    Design World contributing editor Steve Meyer recently published an article titled “Step Motors: Take a Step in the Right Direction” featuring Applied Motion’s very own Jeff Kordik, Chief Technical Officer, and the new StepSERVO™ line of integrated stepper motors. The article is about the traditional limitations of step motors – such as rotor settling time, resonance and motor heating – and how those limitations can be overcome using closed loop current control.

  • ATX West Expo

    Feb
    25

    This month’s Automation Technology West show at the Anaheim Convention Center showed off some great examples of Applied Motion Products' motion technology in action. 3DP Unlimited drew an enthusiastic crowd with their large format 3D printer.

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  • AMP's Motion Control Competition

    Jan
    26

    The Plan: Teams will receive $1000 in store credit to use in the Applied Motion Products (AMP) web store. Each small group team will create a 5-10 minute YouTube video highlighting their implementation of AMP products in a motion control application. This is an opportunity to be incredibly creative. (Have an idea for a cool ping pong ball launcher? A camera that can track an object? A unique micro mouse? We challenge you to be as innovative as possible.)

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  • Shanghai Moons’ Electric Acquires Applied Motion

    Jun
    13

     

    Shanghai, China – June 13th, 2014 – Shanghai Moons’ Electric Co., Ltd. announced that it has acquired Applied Motion Products, Inc. of Watsonville, CA.  Applied Motion Products was founded in 1978 and specializes in providing advanced stepper, and servo motor drives to a broad range of industrial and OEM customers.

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  • Step Motor News: We’re Shipping in 24 Hours & Reducing Pricing by Up to 35%

    May
    02
    We have handpicked a selection of highly recommended step motors and have drastically dropped their prices (by up to 35%) to make them easily accessible for automation projects big and small. These motors are on the shelf and available to ship within 24 hours.
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  • Happy New Year - A Message from the President

    Jan
    29

    Thanks to our customers, partners, and dedicated employees, 2013 has been a great year. We continue to be a leading motion control solutions provider with emphasis on fieldbus connectivity, closed loop control, and customization. Among new products we have introduced are Ethernet and Modbus capable integrated drives, IP65 integrated drives, a range of planetary gear options for brushless motors, and a class of cabled step motors for industrial use.

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  • A 2013 Message from Our President

    Jan
    24

    In my 2012 New Year message, I commented on the impressive number of new products the team had introduced during the prior 12 months. I am now more than impressed to announce that this year we have far surpassed that effort by introducing in 2012 seven new product groups and 49 separate model numbers.

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  • Looking Ahead to the New Year

    Jan
    25

    I’d like to take a moment to say thank you to our customers, partners and dedicated employees. Thanks to you 2011 has been a year of solid progress.

    Looking ahead to the New Year, our hard work continues to pay off as we gear up for significant expansion! Our engineering teams in California and Shanghai have been working diligently on an exciting range of new products which significantly expand the scope and depth of our drive and motor lines.

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  • A Letter from the New President

    Oct
    28

    In March 1982, I joined Applied Motion Products as a project engineer, and almost 30 years later I am excited and honored to return as president.

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  • Welcome to our New President

    Sep
    23

    Applied Motion Products is proud to announce that Mr. Don Macleod has joined the company as President, reporting to the Board of Directors.

    Don’s 30 years of experience with step motors began when he received a PhD in electrical engineering from the University of Leeds in 1982 and was immediately hired by our company for a period of four years.

    After his initial tour with Applied Motion from 1982 to 1986, Don spent 22 years with Seagate Technology where he was promoted to Executive Director of Media Engineering, Mechanical Platforms and Motor Division. In 2009 Don left Seagate to become President of Aura Systems, a manufacturer of mobile power generators and electronics.

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  • Meet Our Newest Regional Sales Manager

    Aug
    28

    AMP warmly welcomes Jason Jones to the team as our Midwest Regional Sales Manager. Jason has taken over sales responsibilities in the Midwest territory, which includes the following states: Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Texas and Louisiana.

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  • We're Now Open for (e)Business!

    Aug
    21

    Our online store is live! As of August, 2011 you can now purchase products directly on our website using a secure checkout process. The updated main menu bar, located on every page of our site, includes a new Store menu with links to My Account, View Cart, My Orders and our Terms & Conditions page. Check it out! http://store.applied-motion.com

  • Applied Motion on LinkedIn

    Apr
    29

    Looking for more ways to stay on top of new products and other changes at Applied Motion? Now you can use LinkedIn to easily keep in touch with us. Click here to Follow Us.

  • Minarik acquires Automation Technology Inc.

    Apr
    29

    Minarik Corporation, one of Applied Motion Products’ largest and longest-standing distributors in the US, enhances its coverage in the Mountain states with its acquisition of Automation Technology, Inc. Read the full press release here.

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  • Production Update in Japan

    Apr
    18

    Applied Motion Products, Inc. would like to extend our condolences to all affected by the recent earthquake and tsunami, which struck the northeast coast of Japan’s main island of Honshu on March 11, 2011.  Our thoughts go out to those suffering in its aftermath.

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  • New Distributor in Midwest

    Mar
    11

    Applied Motion Products welcomes C&E Sales to our family of distributors.

    C&E Sales, Inc was founded in 1978 and focuses on supplying non-contact sensing solutions for factory automation, communication and device level bus products, and more recently, motion controls. C&E Sales covers sales for Applied Motion in Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio.

    C&E Sales kicked off its 11th annual Industrial Automation Show in Mason, OH on April 7th and Applied Motion was in attendance!

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  • New Application Engineer

    Sep
    16

    AMP welcomes Glenn Johnson to the team, who joined us in August as an Application Engineer located in our main office in Watsonville, CA. We are very excited to have Glenn on board, to expand our staff, and to offer additional technical services to our distributors and customers.

    For assistance with your next application, contact the Application Engineers at Applied Motion. Bob, Eric, Jim, and now Glenn are standing by and look forward to assisting you with product selection, programming assistance, sizing and other technical support and product-related questions you might have.

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  • Applied Motion's New Website

    Sep
    08

    Applied Motion Products releases a brand NEW website!

    We are very excited to announce the launch of our new website. We’ve rebuilt our site from the ground up, giving you better tools to find the right products faster. The new site features user-friendly navigation and an easy-to-search database, as well as updated pricing and product specifications, all at your finger tips.

    We have migrated our catalog to a state-of-the-art online portal making it easy to compare and find specs for all of our products. Some of the new features of the site include:

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  • Webinar - Introduction to STR Stepper Drives

    Aug
    19

    AMP launched it’s first webinar in a brand new series of product introduction sessions. This twenty minute informative overview wraps up everything you need to know about our product spotlight and we’ll be offering a new webinar each quarter.

    Did you miss it? Not to worry – click on the link below to review the recorded June 7 STR Stepper Drive Webinar at your convenience.

    View the STR Webinar

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