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Galil's Three Day Remote Product Workshop

(Remote access to the training hardware)

Current users of Galil Motion Controllers and RIO PLCs will benefit most from our three half-day intensive "Product Workshop”. Students will gain detailed understanding about connecting system elements, system tuning and motion programming.

Attendees will work with the Galil demo kits remotely accessing during labs with Applications Engineers proctoring. No customer controller hardware  required.

What You'll Learn:

  • Overview of motion control systems

  • Elements of motion control systems

  • Connection of hardware

  • Tuning servo systems using Galil Design Kit (GDK) software and Lab

  • Motion programming and Lab

  • Application Examples

  • Troubleshooting

  • gclib Communication Libraries

  • Review of individual applications and Lab

  • Individual instruction as needed




Wednesday, Thursday and Friday March 20th, 21st and 22nd, 2024


Day 1 (8:30am-12:00pm PDT)

Day 2 (8:30am-12:00pm PDT)

Day 3 (8:30am-12PDT, 1:00pmPDT- ? End time based on attendee requirements/schedule)


Must have a current application and have purchased a Galil controller and a copy of GDK Pro.

To Register:

Call Galil at 800-377-6329 or Sign up here


Now you can learn about motion control at your own pace, without having to leave your office. Register on-line for Galil's web-based motion control class authored by Dr. Jacob Tal, the acclaimed expert in motion control. The on-line course includes animated visuals accompanied by audio, a glossary of terms, quizzes, and FAQs. The self-paced course includes two modules which are approximately two hours each: Module 1. Designing Motion Control Systems, and Module 2. Programming Motion Control Systems. Visual slides can be printed for future reference. This course is free with controller purchase. Contact Galil for details.

Module 1

Designing Motion Control Systems


System Overview

  • Introduction

System Elements

  • Motors

  • Amplifiers

  • Encoders

  • Controllers

System Optimization

  • Mechanical Coupling

  • Velocity profile

System Tuning

  • Sensor Placement

  • Tuning Procedure

  • Advanced Tuning Features

  • Autotuning with WSDK

Module 2

Programming Motion Control Systems


Motion Programming

  • Independent axis positioning

  • Jogging

  • Linear and Circular interpolation

  • Electronic gearing

Application Programming

  • Program Structure

  • Trippoints

  • Inputs and Outputs

  • Variables

Motion Diagnostics

  • Point-to-Point Moves

  • Linear and Circular Interpolation Diagnostics

  • Minimizing Position Error

Application Examples

  • Tension control using Electronic Gearing

  • Dual Loop


Dr. Jacob Tal's popular "Motion Control Made Easy" class is available on DVD. About 3 hours. $79 plus shipping. Dr. Jacob Tal's book "Step-by-Step Design of Motion Control Systems" is available for $25 plus shipping. 200 pages, 1994.


Motion Control Made Easy on DVD

  • Basics of Servo Motion Control- Learn about the elements of motion control and how they operate.
  • Selecting System Components of a Servo System- Topics include selection criteria for motor, amplifier, encoder, coupling and controller.
  • Getting the System to Work- Find out how to put a servo system together and tune it for optimum performance.
  • Programming Applications- Become a skilled controller programmer to solve specific applications-from XYZ motion to electronic gearing and master/slave control.
  • Design Examples- Learn the latest techniques for solving such tasks as position control, linear and circular motion, master/slave control, electronic gearing, dual loops to eliminate backlash, and tension control systems.

Textbook: "Step-by-Step Design of Motion Control Systems" by Dr. Jacob Tal

Here's the perfect design book for the novice. It covers the entire range of control from understanding theory and operation of motion control systems to component selection, analytical design, stability analysis, and programming applications.

  • Written in a modular form for studying sections individually, the book covers such applications as: independent motion, linear and circular interpolation, electronic gearing, and tension control.

  • The book takes the reader, step-by-step, through the design process including design, programming and implementation.