Intelligent Motion Control

Superior Motion Control, Advanced Sensing, and Deterministic Connectivity Enable Smart Manufacturing

Intelligent motion control combines precision feedback, advanced sensing, high performance control, and seamless connectivity to deliver deterministic motion solutions that enable highly flexible and efficient manufacturing. Motion control solutions in robotics have evolved from basic on/off fixed speed motors to complex multiaxis servo-drive solutions. This transformation has been driven by the increasing complexity of automation required to deliver higher levels of performance and autonomy in smart manufacturing.

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Intelligent Motion Control Solutions for Smart Manufacturing

Intelligent motion control is the foundation of smart manufacturing. Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) is focused on delivering new technologies and solutions to help our customers enable the next generation of advanced and sustainable motion control.

Trends in Intelligent Motion Control

There are four key growth drivers accelerating innovation in the intelligent motion space: reduced energy consumption, agile production, digital transformation, and the move toward new service-based business models (which are based on reducing downtime and increased asset utilization in smart manufacturing).

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Reduced Energy Consumption

Up to 70% of the electricity used in industry is consumed by electric motors. Intelligent motion solutions deliver significant reductions in energy consumption by moving more applications from fixed speed motors to high efficiency motors and variable speed drives, in part driven by energy efficiency regulations.

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Agile Production

As industries adapt to keep up with consumer demand and changing buyer behaviors, agile production—based on reconfigurable production lines—is required to deliver more customization and faster turnaround times. Agile production increases resilience in times of disruption and enables a faster response to changing customer demands.

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Digital Transformation

Motion data and insights from advanced sensing are now more accessible, as motion assets are networked together to share data in real-time. This data can be analyzed by powerful cloud-computing and AI to optimize manufacturing flows and monitor the current state of health of the assets across the entire installation.

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New Business Models

Intelligent motion applications are integrating condition monitoring capabilities to implement real-time monitoring of industrial assets’ health. This creates new business model opportunities for predictive maintenance and service-based contracts around deployed assets, reducing unplanned downtime and delivering higher levels of productivity and asset utilization.

Accelerate Higher Value Motion Solutions with Access to System Insights

With a dedication to highest-level system performance, superior integration across technologies, and extensive industry expertise in all things motion control, ADI delivers complete solutions enabling precise motion control, accurate position and velocity tracking, and seamless connectivity, with an increased focus on safety, robustness, reliability, and higher efficiency solutions.

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Precision Measurement

ADI’s low latency, high accuracy solutions enable precise current and position measurement for superior motion control performance.

Industrial Ethernet

High speed, interoperable Ethernet solutions from ADI enable real-time connectivity and advanced system-level insights.

Isolation and Interface Technology

Protect people and assets from high voltages and disruptive electromagnetic interference with ADI’s robust safety isolation technology.

Magnetic Sensing

ADI’s compact magnetic sensing technology provides robust and accurate position sensing for superior motion control.

Power Management

Compact, high efficiency, high power density solutions from ADI provide robust and reliable power for motion control needs.

Machine Health with Condition-Based Monitoring

ADI’s advanced machine health monitoring solutions and platforms can help manufacturers reduce system downtime and maintenance costs.

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Sustainable Automation Through Motor Efficiency

Optimized industrial motor systems could cut global electricity demand by an estimated 10% and significantly reduce industrial CO2 emissions. Learn about the opportunity ahead for manufacturing companies and ADI’s vision to support the next generation of motor control.

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Intelligent Motion Control Brochure

ADI’s industry-leading, intelligent motion control solutions for smart manufacturing combine technologies to deliver robust, precise motion control for harsh industrial deployments with seamless access to motion insights from advanced sensing.

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Sustainable Motion Control Solutions

ADI OtoSense Smart Motor Sensor: AI powered, complete turnkey solution for CbM

ADI OtoSense™ Smart Motor Sensor (SMS) monitors the condition of your electric motors by combining best-in-class sensing technologies with leading-edge data analysis. ADI OtoSense SMS detects anomalies and defects in equipment, enabling you to forecast maintenance cycles and avoid unplanned downtime.

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Improving Performance with Real-Time Motion Control

ADI Trinamic technology brings high performance and high efficiency motion control to the intelligent factory, with a portfolio supporting both standalone applications and interconnected synchronized drives. Our solutions deliver superior motion control, advanced sensing, and deterministic connectivity to support goals such as reduced energy consumption, agile production, and digital transformation.

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Key Intelligent Motion Products



The ADuM7701 is a high performance, second-order, sigma-delta (Σ-Δ) modulator that converts an analog input signal into a high speed, single-bit data stream, with on-chip digital isolation based on Analog Devices, Inc., iCoupler® technology.



The AD7380/AD7381 are a 16-bit and 14-bit pin-compatible family of dual simultaneous sampling, high speed, low power, successive approximation register (SAR) analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) that operate from a 3.0 V to 3.6 V power supply and feature throughput rates up to 4 MSPS.



Integrated AMR angle sensor and signal conditioner with differential outputs.

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