Motion Control

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.

Articles: Robotics, Automation & Control

Many hydraulically operated machines perform adequately with on/off “bang-bang” valves, but some need special controls to avoid maintenance problems and deliver quality production...

Application Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control

Endo Tools Therapeutics (ETT) is a medical device company based in Brussels, Belgium that was established in 2008. The company was formed after an innovative research...

Articles: Robotics, Automation & Control

Environmental friendliness, economy, and individuality are the fundamental ideas associated with the topic of eMobility (electromobility). The increasing scarcity of resources and constantly rising...

Application Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control

Pricing pressures, intense competition, and strict regulatory demands are challenging scientists and researchers in the fast-growing, highly-regulated pharmaceutical,...

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Advanced Motion Controls (Camarillo, CA) offers the AZ and AZB series servo drives for use under normal industrial conditions, as well as the AZX series for use in extended environments. The PCB-mount embedded, plug-in servo...

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Pepperl+Fuchs (Twinsburg, OH) introduces the EVM58 Ethernet IP Encoders available in single or multi-turn configurations. The rotary encoders provide absolute machine position or velocity feedback to the system...

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Colson Caster Corp. (Jonesboro, AK) has announced the 4 Series stainless steel bearing that withstands corrosive exposures and is completely sealed to keep grease and other debris out for jam-free operations. The...

INSIDER Product: Robotics, Automation & Control

Exlar (Chanhassen, MN) offers the EL100 explosion-proof linear actuators, rated for Class I, Div 1, Groups B, C, D and T3 hazardous environments. The EL Series linear actuators integrate a planetary roller screw mechanism...

Articles: Robotics, Automation & Control

In dozens of industries and in millions of applications around the world, dangerous chemicals are transferred from their original shipping containers...

Articles: Robotics, Automation & Control

Robots are capable of very precise motion, but must be guided with precision in order to fulfill their potential. Consider the task of guiding a robotic surgeon’s arm to suture a wound...

Application Briefs: Motion Control
Vibration isolators
Minus K® Technology
Inglewood, CA
310-348-9656
www.minusk.com

Minus K Technology was chosen by ITT Space Systems, LLC, a...

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In this age of environmental consciousness, OEMs around the world are competing to build better, safer, and greener machines. In striving toward such lofty goals, many industries are rediscovering a fundamental...

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EMI (Electromagnetic Interference) comes in different forms, frequencies, and levels. Electronic equipment has different categories for both emissions and susceptibility. Under normal...

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Modern industrial machines rely on fast, accurate motion control in order to achieve high product quality and productivity, as measurement errors can lead to increased scrap...

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Increasingly competitive markets make efficient and accurate processes more critical than ever before. To meet the demands of manufacturers, machine builders...

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In 1938, General Electric began producing a two-phase synchronous induction motor which, at 60 Hz, ran at 75 RPM. The low speed resulted from using a different number of rotors to stator poles or teeth, which...

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The economic realities of the industrial marketplace are driving machine builders and integrators to get creative and build more intelligence into their machines in order to increase...

Application Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control

HARTING North America was recently asked to solve some of the problems associated with power distribution and motion control on a vehicle manufacturer’s long conveyor and...

Articles: Robotics, Automation & Control

A custom gearmotor is one that meets your particular specifications. It has the correct mechanical and electrical interfaces, fits within the envelope available, meets your performance, maintenance,...

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A new category of IC called an intelligent motor controller (IMC) is evolving that simplifies the task of designing high performance motor control drives. IMCs are dedicated, high-speed...

Articles: Robotics, Automation & Control
Electric Actuators Deliver Energy Efficient, Low Maintenance Solutions

Machine designers and end users find themselves balancing sometimes opposing priorities such as improving energy efficiency while minimizing adverse impact on the environment, at the same time ensuring performance (e.g., precision, reliability) is not compromised. A key trend...

Articles: Robotics, Automation & Control

Students trained in classic mechanical engineering are taught to construct a system using conventional mechanical components to convert rotary into linear motion. Converting rotary to linear motion can be...

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Today’s pumps, valves, and flow meters are being designed with greater accuracy and flexibility to handle a wide range of fluids, chemicals, and other materials. Demands for more...

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Next-generation flywheels are made possible by advances in material science in rotor technology, as well as the application of magnetic bearings running in a vacuum environment....

Articles: Robotics, Automation & Control

Whether performing an intricate surgery, positioning a patient, or taking a tissue sample, today’s biomedical devices are taking advantage of advanced motion control devices to ensure...

Articles: Robotics, Automation & Control

Slip clutches are commonly used to protect against overloads, but they can solve many other problems as well. Their applications include increasing machine speeds, applying constant tension to webs...

Application Briefs: Motion Control

There’s a science to testing metal structures for rigidity and performance under stress. The development of new testing methodologies is continuing at a fast pace, aided...

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For process industries, one of the greatest challenges plant operators face is finding a sensor technology that will provide reliable measurement of liquid levels in tanks while...

Articles: Robotics, Automation & Control

Single-turn encoders have long been used in industrial automation to gauge angular displacement in a broad range of applications, ranging from steering control on a mobile equipment...

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