Motion Control/​Automation

Motion Control

Browse innovative developments in motion control technologies. Find essential news, technical briefs and applications used in PID controllers, servo motors, direct drive solutions, autonomous positioning, and motion-related components.

Latest Briefs & News

Briefs : Semiconductors & ICs
Maximizing Safety in Advanced Battery Systems
Fuse devices enable circuit safety in high-power applications, such as motion control and alternative energy generation, in addition to electric vehicles.
Perovskites

Goodfellow (Coraopolis, PA) recently announced a new range of perovskites, a group of materials that demonstrate great potential for optoelectronic applications....

Products : Sensors/Data Acquisition
New Products: March 2020 Sensor Technology
This month: Sensors that measure weather, proximity, pH, and more.
Briefs : Electronics & Computers
Low-Inductance DC Power Bus
The bus is designed for high-frequency, high-temperature operation in electric drive systems and next-generation power electronics.
Briefs : Motion Control
Spring Drive Fitting
Applications include valves, tubes, and other gas and fluid system components.
Products : Data Acquisition
New on the Market: March 2020
Thermal cameras, testing software, an ion air knife, and more.
This technology could impact new directions in robotics design.
Beta Technologies is putting their Electrical Vertical Takeoff and Landing aircraft (eVTOL) prototype through the wringer.
Briefs : Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Multi-Objective Flight Control Optimization Framework
This framework can be used by commercial and military aircraft and unmanned aerial vehicles.
Articles : Sensors/Data Acquisition
5G in Manufacturing: What’s Here and What’s to Come
5G has the potential to provide connectivity for a range of different uses in manufacturing.
Briefs : Aerospace
Insect-Inspired Motion Sensing
This mechanical gyroscope can advance motion sensing capabilities in consumer-sized applications.
Briefs : Electronics & Computers
Shape-Shifting Robot Uses New Locomotion Strategy
The robot is built entirely from smaller robots and can form a robophysical system that can move by itself.
Briefs : Robotics, Automation & Control
Dynamic Gripper Mimics Adjustable Grip of the Human Hand
Such grippers would be suited for human-robot partnership in assembly lines in the automotive, electronic packaging, and other industries.
Products : Mechanical & Fluid Systems
New Products: February 2020 Motion Design
Encoder

The AI25 hazardous series AI25 encoder from Dynapar (Gurnee, IL) is suited for Class 1 Division 2 applications where a Zone 1 or Division 1 encoder may have previously been...

Articles : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Smart Manufacturing Control
Today's advanced smart CNC controls allow manufacturers to optimize the manufacturing process right on the factory floor
Briefs : Aerospace
Flexure for Self-Assembly

Conventional fastening mechanisms like nails, bolts, and welds are subject to manufacturing and inspection tolerances, differential thermal growth, and other sources of error that lead to over-constraint, among...

These soft robots can be rolled up and carried in a pocket.
Application Briefs : Motion Control
Modified Fittings Enhance Industrial Safety

NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida is home to one of the largest buildings in the world — the massive Vehicle Assembly Building — and also hosts a number of one-of-a-kind facilities. The...

Systems of tiny robots could build high-performance structures, from airplanes to space settlements.
Machine and system designers now have greater options in choosing a motor to meet motion control requirements.
Briefs : Robotics, Automation & Control
Robot Circulating Liquid Stores Energy and Provides Power
This robot “blood” stores energy, transmits force, operates appendages, and provides structure, all in an integrated design.

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