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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.

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White Papers: Motion Control
Auto-Tuning Variable Frequency Drives

Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs) make applications all over the world work better, more efficiently, and with their keypad displays, make the equipment easier to interact with.

White Papers: Motion Control
When are Linear Motors the Right Choice?

Knowing when and how to apply linear servo motor technology requires that you understand the components that comprise a linear motor stage, as well as the components that are used to make other linear...

Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
The e-kit promises to be a low-cost solution in the developing world.
Products: Semiconductors & ICs
Infrared lens testers, fiber optic transceivers, spectral radiometers, and more.
Articles: Propulsion
A vision-based control algorithm saves a quadrotor after the complete loss of a single motor.
Blog: Communications
Forget puzzles — In the early days of quarantine, Notre Dame professor and robotics engineer Yasemin Ozkan-Aydin used the time at home to put together robots.
INSIDER: Motion Control

Future Army missions will have autonomous agents, such as robots, embedded in human teams making decisions in the physical world. One major challenge toward this goal is maintaining performance...

White Papers: Automotive
Get the Inside Story on Customized Sensor Solutions from Wells Engineered Products

Wells Engineered Products provides both off-the-shelf and customized precision engine management and power control products for a wide variety of vehicle...

Blog: Energy
Christopher Borroni-Bird and his team want to make an "e-kit" that provides a boost to wheelbarrows, bikes, and other non-motorized vehicles.
On-Demand Webinars: Motion Control
Zip Chain Revolution: Power Transmission Solutions That Transform Operations

In this 45-minute Webinar, a product specialist of power transmission components discusses a revolutionary high-speed electronic actuator designed to help solve process bottlenecks and unique applications that require a small installation footprint.

Products: Electronics & Computers
Battery-pack test systems, data management, connector clips, and more.
Application Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Learn how to outfit your equipment with sensors.
Application Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
Ewellix (Gothenburg, Sweden) has developed a planetary roller screw that's now on Mars.
Briefs: Motion Control
Vibration-absorbing resonators could better soundproof walls and make vehicles more streamlined.
Briefs: Motion Control
The tiny motors mimic how rock climbers navigate inclines.
Application Briefs: Software
The global interoperability standard supports manufacturing and manufacturing DX (digital transformation) in the digital era.
Articles: Motion Control
Drive and control platforms provide the vital protection of people and machines in automated manufacturing efforts.
Briefs: Energy
The soft and stretchable device converts movement into electricity and can work in wet environments.
Application Briefs: Energy
See how COMSOL is supporting upcoming modifications to railway infrastructure in India.
Briefs: Motion Control
In a collapsed building or on rough terrain, a robot could balance itself and move forward with just its feet.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The technology could improve the control of prosthetic hands and provide a sense of “touch” for amputees.
Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Motion controllers, electric cylinders, cobot brakes, and more.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
A system uses tiny magnetic beads to rapidly measure the position of muscles and relay that information to a bionic prosthesis.
Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Learn seven key design considerations for implementing electrohydraulic valves.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
Artificial intelligence helps train robots to work together to move an object around two obstacles and through a narrow door in computer simulations.
Products: Software
Laser-distance sensors, light monitoring, flow meters, and more.
Application Briefs: Propulsion
Eddy current displacement sensors can make measurements in harsh Industrial environments, even where pressure, dirt, or temperature fluctuations occur.
INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & Control

Modeling the mechanics of the strongest punch in the animal kingdom, researchers built a robot that mimics the movement of the mantis shrimp, whose club-like appendages accelerate faster...

INSIDER: Motion Control

University of Houston researchers developed an electrochemical actuator that uses specialized organic semiconductor nanotubes (OSNT). The device exhibits high actuation performance...

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INSIDER: Motion Control

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