August 6, 2012 Noise spikes can cause a range of problems in motion systems. At low voltages, spikes can introduce signal problems ranging from nuisance alarms and instrumentation malfunction to equipment damage or even bodily injury, due to the undesired effect caused by the noise (e.g. an actuator speeding up to an unspecified location).
In this troubleshooting article, we will focus on tips and techniques for discovering, mitigating, and preventing noise spikes. We queried some experts in the industry to see what tips they had to offer that might speed solving your own problems.