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Galil Tutorials

Learn all about motion and I/O control by viewing Galil's informative on-line tutorials. Choose from a variety of educational topics:

Complete Library of Tutorials

Tuning

Tuning Servo Systems for Optimum Performance Part 1
Adjustment of PID filter parameters for fast and stable performance of servo systems(Part 1)

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Tuning Servo Systems for Optimum Performance Part 2
Adjustment of PID filter parameters for fast and stable performance of servo systems(Part 2)

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Advanced Tuning Methods
Discussion about notch filter, low-pass filter and feedforward control techniques

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Dual Loop Compensation Methods
Various methods of eliminating backlash are discussed including dual loop

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System Design

Modes of Motion
Various modes are discussed including jogging, point-to-point positioning, linear and circular interpolation and contouring

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Control of Load Sharing Systems
Using electronic gearing with automatic correction for control systems with a shared load.

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Tension Control of Web Processing Systems
Using electronic gearing to precisely control tension

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Optimal Design of Motion Control Systems
Optimization of velocity profile, optimization of mechanical couplings and method for selecting best motor for minimum power dissipation.

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Motion Controllers

DMC-4000 Controller n' Drives
Introduces Galil's highest performance, fifth generation stand-alone motion controller.

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DMC-21x3 Ethernet Controller n' Drive Sandwiches
Introduces Galil's low-cost, Ethernet motion controllers and attached multi-axis drives.

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Flexible-Distributed Control Systems
Discussion of flexible, Ethernet-based distributed control where motion controllers need to be distributed throughout the machine to minimize wiring.

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Miscellaneous

Controller Upgrade Options
Various upgrades are presented including absolute and SSI encoder interfaces, backlash and leadscrew compensation, antifriction bias, two sets of PID and more.

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Overview Of Galil Motion Control
Presentation about the company and products

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Ethernet and Motion Control
Learn about Ethernet and Modbus terminology, advantages, and special commands for motion control

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I/O Control

RIO Pocket PLC Video
2 minute video highlights the Galil RIO Pocket PLC

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Intelligent I/O Handling
Using Galil's RIO Ethernet I/O Controller for fast and intelligent processing of digital and analog inputs and outputs. Includes example of process loop for temperature control.

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Connecting Galil I/O
Explanation of TTL and optoisolated I/O and how to connect to it.

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Ladder Interface Software Demo
Demonstration of the Ladder Interface Software

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Software Tools

Ladder Interface Software Demo
Demonstration of the Ladder Interface Software

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GalilTools Demo
Demonstration of GalilTools Software

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ActiveX Toolkit
Introduction to Visual Basic and Galil's ActiveX Toolkit. Examples of incorporating polling windows and action buttons into a Visual Basic form.

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Motors & Drives

Servo Amplifier Basics
Reviews servo amplifiers such as linear and PWM drives and voltage and current drives. Power supply and commutation considerations are discussed.

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Using Shunt Regulators
Describes shunt regulators and when they are used. Calulations for both rotary and linear systems

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Piezo Ceramic and Ultrasonic Actuators
Discusses advantages and disadvantages of these actuators. Compensation methods for optimum tuning are presented.

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Step Motor Control
Discusses step motor operation including full-step, half-step and microstep. How to configure Galil controllers for proper operation with step motors

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Microstepping
Discusses microstepping including operation and performance. How to configure Galil's SDM-20640 microstepping drive.

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Brushless Motor Control
Operation of brushless motors. Includes discussion about sinusoidal commutation. Discusses set-up with Galil controllers.

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