Hardware vs. Soft Motion Control: Cost & Performance Compared
Get the detailed breakdown of soft motion vs. DSP solutions
OEMs traditionally used DSP-based hardware, plugged into a PC, for motion control. But new software-based solutions have challenged this approach, claiming equal or better performance at lower cost.
How does soft motion really compare to hardware?
In this paper, we break it down component-by-component for a down-to-the-dollar cost and performance comparison. Topics covered include:
Challenges with the traditional hardware approach
How soft motion solves those challenges
Performance comparison: calculations, axis control, adding axes and machine vision
Cost comparison: cable cost and length, ability to scale, necessary hardware
Cost-per-item breakdown showing that soft motion costs 44% less than hardware
Learn how software-based motion control actually compares to hardware with real-life scenarios and real-dollar cost comparisons. If you’re considering soft motion, start here.