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.

Products: Motion Control

Lenze Americas (Uxbridge, MA) has released the L-Force Three-Phase MF Motor design for operation with a frequency inverter. The motor can be up to two sizes smaller than conventional asynchronous motors with the same rated...

Products: Motion Control

ABB (New Berlin, WI) has released the PSE soft starter family with two-phase torque control. Additional features include built-in class-selectable electronic overload, built-in bypass, and an LCD display. The PSE features a...

Products: Motion Control

Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions (Waterbury, CT) offers the Kerk® RGS/RGW linear rail platform that includes a 180° folded- over motorized design for motion applications where space is at a premium. The rail contains all...

Products: Robotics, Automation & Control

Omron Industrial Automation (Schaumburg, IL) has released the NJ-Series Machine Automation Controller (MAC) that integrates multiple, specialized controllers (motion, logic, sequence, vision, operator safety,...

Products: Robotics, Automation & Control

Advanced Torque Products (Berlin, CT) offers the ATP 40000 mechanical torque multiplier, a digitally controlled wrench that produces up to 40,000 ft/lbs. The device employs all-mechanical operation, which eliminates the need...

Products: Robotics, Automation & Control

Applimotion (Loomis, CA) has introduced custom direct drive motor systems with precision encoders and bearings. The systems incorporate frameless motor kits into application-specific direct drive motors for special...

Products: Robotics, Automation & Control

Equipment Solutions (Sunnyvale, CA) has introduced the RVC-5 rotational voice coil motor that creates rotational translation using a flexure bearing. The rotational translation is achieved by tilting a precision mirror,...

Products: Robotics, Automation & Control

Nidec Copal U.S.A. Corp. (Torrance, CA) offers the MG16B brush and LB16MG brushless metal planetary gear motors. The metal planetary gear train allows for higher torque and protection against shock and vibration loads....

Products: Robotics, Automation & Control

Portescap (West Chester, PA) offers the LVD low-voltage servo drive designed to support small and large brushed DC or brushless motors. Packed in a high-power-density package, it is powered from a supply voltage of 12-48 VDC, and...

Products: Robotics, Automation & Control

MOTIONEERING® Application Engine 6.2.0 motion system sizing and selection software from Kollmorgen (Radford, VA) utilizes a mechanism project concept to collect and save load information for multiple axes,...

Articles: Robotics, Automation & Control

Reducing design time is critical in engineering because the result is lower costs and faster time to market. Design time often includes a number of non-value-added activities such as re-design,...

Application Briefs: Motion Control

KUKA Systems (Sterling Heights, MI), in conjunction with Bombardier Aerospace, has devised an innovative robotic cell for laying up dry carbon fiber material as a result of a national...

Articles: Robotics, Automation & Control

Flow control is one of the most critical functions in the hydraulic industry. Traditionally, flow control is implemented via a proportional or servo valve. When...

Application Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control

One of the growing problems facing nurses is a reduced staff, and with it the need to care for overweight patients with very little help. This effort has led to musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs)...

Articles: Motion Control
NASA Announces New Launch System

Today, NASA announced the new Space Launch System (SLS), an advanced heavy-lift launch vehicle that will provide an entirely new national capability for human exploration beyond Earth's orbit.

INSIDER Product: Motion Control

STMicroelectronics (Geneva, Switzerland) offers new resources for users to simplify design and speed up development of intelligent motor drives for applications such as white goods, air conditioners,...

Articles: Robotics, Automation & Control

Hydraulic steering systems have long dominated the industrial utility vehicle market because of their familiarity both to vehicle designers...

Application Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control

How do you test the behavior of different soil structures in an earthquake? Obviously, large earthquakes don’t happen often, and they certainly don’t happen on cue. The...

Articles: Motion Control

Medical equipment motion control runs the gamut from electric wheelchair motion to heart assist pumps. This article will focus on the segment consisting of medical laboratory instruments....

Application Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control

At Concordia Station in Antarctica, there is a telescope mount that has been operating for a few years. Recently, there was a new record temperature at the Dome C site:...

Application Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control

In the general construction industry, many different parts are cut from sheet metal and then welded together on a large machine or vehicle. The trouble arises when the sheets are...

Application Briefs: Test & Measurement
New Shepard rocket-propelled vehicle Blue Origin
Kent, WA
253-872-0411 www.blueorigin.com

Blue Origin has received funding from NASA’s Commercial Crew Development (CCDev)...

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: Motion 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,...

INSIDER Product: Motion Control

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...

INSIDER Product: Motion Control

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...

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