Electromagnetic Interference, or “noise,” poses a challenge to motion control engineers. Because EMI can cause unintended movement, mitigating the noise of unwanted electromagnetic signals is essential for sustaining precise motion. While there are various techniques to reduce EMI, the easiest and often least-expensive option is to properly bond shielded power and feedback cables to your system ground. If using a hybrid cable—with power and feedback integrated into one cable—proper grounding, shielding and bonding is vital for reliable performance.
In this session you’ll learn:
- Why shielded cables are important
- How to bond your cable to ground
- Steps you should take to verify a good ground connection