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Mittler Brothers
Electro-Hydraulic Motion Controller Upgrades Railcar Wheel Assembly
Western Forest Products Bundle Lift System
Rockwell Collins Testing Article
Delta Enhances Support for Test System Applications with XY plotting



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Mittler Brothers
Electro-Hydraulic Motion Controller Upgrades Railcar Wheel Assembly

Mittler makes machines and tooling of all types. The machines they make for railcar wheel assembly do their work in two sequential steps: first, the wheels are pressed onto the axle, one at a time, and then second, bearings are pressed onto the axle, one on each end, being sure to keep the axle centered during the process.


One of the most complex tasks was to program the motion controller to keep the axle centered during the bearing press operation, as a net force of up to 100 tons is applied. (Fluid Power Journal, October 2017)


Western Forest Products Bundle Lift System

Western Forest Products (WFP) of Vancouver, British Columbia uses two powerful hydraulic cylinders with a lifting capacity of 50 tons to lift bundles of wet western Hemlock, Douglas fir and western red cedar logs out of the adjoining bay and into the company's mill in Ladysmith, BC. The cylinders are connected to lifting arms, which are attached to either side of a large cradle, which lifts the log bundles out of the water onto the log deck at the mill operating elevation. Both lifting arms must move in unison or else the cradle could be damaged. (Timber Processing, November 2017)






Rockwell Collins Testing Article

The test group wanted a better way of controlling the hydraulics, and settled on the idea of doing closed-loop control via an electronic motion controller. The advantage of closed-loop control would be consistent and repeatable application of forces on the structure under test. In addition, if the right motion controller was selected, it would be much easier to operate multiple hydraulic cylinders in concert than it had been using the old manual system. Since the test team wanted to continue using LabVIEW, it was also important to select a motion controller that was easy to interface to the PC running the LabVIEW environment. (Aerospace Manufacturing and Design, November/December 2017)


Delta Enhances Support for Test System Applications with XY Plotting

Delta announces that its RMCTools motion control software now features XY plotting in addition to plotting variables over time. XY plots have value in a number of uses in aiding manufacturing and testing applications. The tool can now produce stress-strain curves. It can be used to compare valve flow versus command signal to check if a valve is within spec. It can analyze actuator position versus temperature, or it can be used to characterize hysteresis by observing variation in control variable behavior increases versus decreases. An XY plot displays all the data items in a plot relative to any other data item in the plot, with that other data item being the horizontal (x) axis, and the remaining data items being plotted on the vertical (y) axis.




RMCTools Plot Manager showing XY Plotting





Wuxi FOREVER and Delta co-exhibit at PTC Asia 2017 in Shanghai, China


Distributor Highlight

Wuxi FOREVER in China

FOREVER Automation Technology is a system integrating distributor offering complete system solutions with high performance servo hydraulic/electric motion controls and advanced sensing technologies, to industrial customers in the East and Central-South Regions of China.

With Delta's RMC motion controller and other brands of complementary products, FOREVER has provided turnkey solutions for technically challenging applications in industries such as automotive, aviation, testing, machinery, hydraulic presses, oil & green energy, metals and wood products.

FOREVER aims for "Global Partners, Local Values" and continuously strives for applying world leading technologies in mission critical applications for local customers, in order to provide innovative, reliable and cost effective solutions that satisfy the growing demands of the Chinese markets.


Education / Training

Live Online Training

RMCTools Technical Training

December 11-12, 2017


Classroom Training

RMCTools Technical Training

Dec 6-7, 2017 (Battleground, WA)


RMCWin Technical Training

December 13-14, 2017 (Battleground, WA)

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Self-Paced Learning

Delta also provides self-paced training options, check out some of these options:


Video Tutorials An easy way to get up to speed on the RMC's features with easy to follow video guides.


Online RMCs Try out the features of RMCTools or custom RMCLink programs when you don't have an RMC to test with.


Advanced Technical Training


One of the several Hands on Labs during the late November Advanced Training Sessions at Delta.



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People at DELTA

Don Turrentine - IT Manager

Don has a strong background with more than 20 years’ experience in network administration, software development, and business application systems having owned and managed a successful computer business.


Don stays busy outside of Delta as he and his wife Emma are raising six boys on their small farm here in SW Washington state.

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Latest RMC Software & Firmware


(09.20.2017 / V4.0a)

(01.11.2016 / V2.31.2b)

RMC200 CPU Firmware is V1.06.2 and RMC200 modules (varies) see website
RMC75/RMC150 firmware is V3.67.2



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Delta is demonstrating RMC Motion Control using a 2 cylinder hydraulic system at SFC 2017 in Tokyo, Japan





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