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.

Briefs: Motion Control

Robot-assisted surgery has advanced dramatically over the past decade in almost every surgical sub-specialty. Robot-assisted surgery is usually performed using surgical robot systems that...

Articles: Test & Measurement
Here's what you'll need to know when you’re choosing an encoder for a motion control system.
Briefs: Motion Control
The gyroscope is smaller than a grain of rice — about 500 times smaller than the current state-of-the-art device.
Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping
As advancements in technology continue to define how pneumatic or electromechanical linear devices lift, move, or place a load, the requirements of excellent closed-loop positioning and accuracy greatly increase
Briefs: Motion Control
The domino effect is used to design deployable systems that expand quickly with a small push and are stable and locked into place after deployment.
Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Manufacturers are beginning to realize the same benefits by cloud-connecting their equipment and processes on the shop floor.
Products: Motion Control
Motor drivers, position sensors, offset couplings, and more.
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
Hardware and software tweak microwave patterns to discover the most efficient way to identify objects.
Briefs: Motion Control
Fuse devices enable circuit safety in high-power applications, such as motion control and alternative energy generation, in addition to electric vehicles.
INSIDER: Mechanical & Fluid Systems

A small, inexpensive, and highly accurate gyroscope, developed at the University of Michigan, navigates without GPS. The key to making the gyroscope is a nearly symmetrical mechanical...

INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & Control

Rutgers University engineers have created a tabletop device that can draw blood or insert catheters to deliver fluids and drugs. The device can accurately pinpoint blood vessels, improving success...

Products: Motion Control
Perovskites

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

Products: Internet of Things
This month: Sensors that measure weather, proximity, pH, and more.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The bus is designed for high-frequency, high-temperature operation in electric drive systems and next-generation power electronics.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Applications include valves, tubes, and other gas and fluid system components.
Products: Electronics & Computers
Thermal cameras, testing software, an ion air knife, and more.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
This technology could impact new directions in robotics design.
Articles: Robotics, Automation & Control
5G has the potential to provide connectivity for a range of different uses in manufacturing.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
This mechanical gyroscope can advance motion sensing capabilities in consumer-sized applications.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The robot is built entirely from smaller robots and can form a robophysical system that can move by itself.
Briefs: Automotive
Such grippers would be suited for human-robot partnership in assembly lines in the automotive, electronic packaging, and other industries.
Products: Test & Measurement
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: Internet of Things
Today's advanced smart CNC controls allow manufacturers to optimize the manufacturing process right on the factory floor
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping

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...

Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
These soft robots can be rolled up and carried in a pocket.
Application Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems

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...

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

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