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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.

Blog: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
An intelligent robot being uses A.I. and sophisticated navigation to find good peaches and remove them from trees.
On-Demand Webinars: Motion Control
Modularity, Flexibility, Scalability: How Enclosures Change the Industrial Automation Evolution

While there is a time and place for a unibody enclosure, today’s rapidly evolving industrial automation systems often require the additional flexibility that a modular enclosure system affords.

Briefs: Data Acquisition
Exoskeleton legs are capable of thinking and making control decisions on their own using artificial intelligence technology.
Briefs: Motion Control
A deep-learning technique optimizes the arrangement of sensors on a robot’s body to ensure efficient operation.
Briefs: Energy
The soft robot harvests energy from a laser beam and can crawl on horizontal surfaces and climb vertical walls and an upside-down glass ceiling.
Technology Leaders: Communications
Ball screws are helping manufacturers meet the growing demand for fiber optic cables generated by 5G communications.
Special Reports: Design
Medical Robotics - September 2021

Self-propelled nanobots that deliver drugs inside the human body...novel sensors that improve the safety and precision of industrial robots...a dynamic hydrogel material that makes building soft robotic...

INSIDER: Motion Control

Engineers at MIT and Shanghai Jiao Tong University have designed a soft, lightweight, and potentially low-cost neuroprosthetic hand. The prosthetic, designed with a system...

White Papers: Motion Control
Electroacoustic Transducers and Systems Are Not the Same as Electronic Components

This paper examines the complexity of ultrasonic and sonar sensing devices, and challenges the misconception that transducers are a commodity component that...

Supplements: Motion Control
Explore manufacturers and products in over 25 motion-design categories.
On-Demand Webinars: Motion Control
Crucial Considerations When Choosing the Right Enclosure for Your Application

You have many considerations when selecting the right enclosures for your application or facility. What equipment will the enclosure protect? What is the environment like? Which material is best? And of course, there are cable management concerns and internal...

White Papers: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Direct Drive Motor vs. Rotary Gear Motor

For decades, geared servo motors have been one of the most common tools in the industrial automation toolbox. Offering excellent performance for positioning, velocity matching, electronic camming,...

White Papers: Motion Control
RTX – The Ideal RTOS Platform for the IoT Era

Next-generation industrial, vision, medical, and other systems that depend on determinism seek to combine high-end graphics, rich user interfaces, Internet of Things (IoT), and cloud...

Articles: Motion Control
Learn the differences between bipolar and unipolar motors, their driving methods, and advantages and limitations.
Articles: Motion Control
A new generation of long-life electric linear actuators has emerged to give designers more flexibility.
Briefs: Nanotechnology
Oscillatory and rotational motions of different parts are combined to pave the way to developing super-miniaturized mechanical devices.
Products: Motion Control
Linear motion bearings, magnetic angle encoders, isolation valves, and more.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
A connection between electricity and mechanical motion in soft, rubber-like materials could improve robot range.
Briefs: Motion Control
This artificial muscle technology enables more human-like motion.
Application Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
RightHand Robotics combines machine vision with an intelligent gripper design to make more adaptable robots.
Articles: Semiconductors & ICs
These common pneumatic circuits can be used alone or as building blocks in larger pneumatics systems.
Application Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
An OEM must think about how to build a machine that will work on any kind of power system.
Briefs: Aerospace
This below-the-hook device enables gentle crane placement to decrease the risk of property damage.
Briefs: Aerospace
SMA tube elements drive rotary and ring gear motion in compact, powerful actuators.
Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Learn about widely used communications technologies for motion control.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
The lightweight brake rotor design with high heat dissipation uses novel surface cooling technology.
Articles: Automotive
A new COVID test, a "ChromoUpdate," and NASA's brake rotor.
INSIDER: Motion Control

A team of scientists has uncovered how heavy, motorized objects climb steep slopes — a newly discovered mechanism that also mimics how rock climbers navigate inclines. The “micro-swimmers” are about...

INSIDER: Motion Control

Researchers from Tokyo Metropolitan University developed a method that allows non-contact manipulation of small objects using sound waves.

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