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: Robotics, Automation & Control
Cartesian Robot System

Rollon Corp. (Hackettstown, NJ) offers Motion Box, a pre-engineered Cartesian robot system designed to deliver six different motion profiles that can be set up and running in a couple of hours. The Motion Box...

Products: Motion Control
Shaft Voltage Rings

AEGIS® PRO Series Rings from Electro Static Technology (Mechanic Falls, ME) divert VFD-induced shaft voltages to ground, protecting large AC and DC motors from bearing damage. Available for motor shafts to 30" in...

Products: Motion Control
Linear Stages

Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions (Waterbury, CT) released WGS motorized linear stages that can be directly coupled to size 17 and size 23 step motors to provide a compact design. Utilizing a patented bolt-on design, the...

Products: Motion Control
Elastomer Couplings

R+W America (Bensenville, IL) released SP6 SERVOMAX elastomer couplings for high-speed spindle applications. The hubs are capable of handling circumferential speeds of up to 80 m/s, and higher torque levels per size....

Products: Robotics, Automation & Control
Motion Sensor

Mouser Electronics (Mansfield, TX) offers the Bosch Sensortec BMF055 9-axis motion sensor, a System-in-Package (SiP) MEMS sensor. The sensor contains a triaxial 16-bit gyroscope, a triaxial 14-bit accelerometer, and a...

Products: Robotics, Automation & Control
Material Handling Equipment

Verti-Lift (Louisville, KY) offers material handling equipment including scissor lift tables, turntables, and tilt tables with virtually any type of conveyor built in. These include ball transfer conveyors,...

Products: Motion Control
Product of the Month - August 2016

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence, North Kingstown, RI, introduced the BLAZE 600M non-contact optical measurement solution. The flexible, manually operated system provides ultra-rapid 3D data...

Products: Motion Control
Miniature Connectors

Fischer Connectors, Alpharetta, GA, introduced the MiniMax 06 ultra-miniature connector that can include up to 12 power and signal contacts in a 10-mm footprint. The connector also features a configuration with two...

Products: Motion Control
Self-Clinching Standoff Fasteners

PEM® self-clinching standoff fasteners from PennEngineering®, Danboro, PA, enable mounting, spacing, or stacking of panels, boards, or components in assemblies. The fasteners include a range of types...

Products: Robotics, Automation & Control
Connectors

C&K Components, Newton, MA, announced the Space Splice high-reliability connecting solution that is an alternative to manual splicing. The one-way connectors deliver radiation and temperature resistance, low residual...

Products: Motion Control
Diaphragm Seal

The Ashcroft DF diaphragm seal from Ashcroft, Stratford, CT, provides a means to isolate pressure instruments from harsh media. The flush flanged design eliminates the use of a lower housing and prevents clogging around...

Products: Motion Control
Coin Cell Contacts

Keystone Electronics, Astoria, NY, introduced SMT enclosure coin cell contacts for connections in self-contained battery compartments. The contacts require minimal board space while allowing installation and removal of...

Products: Motion Control
Board-Level Connectors

Amphenol Industrial Products Group, Sidney, NY, offers Max M12 board-level connectors that mate to a PCB board with straight or right-angle solder pins. The connectors can transmit high-speed data in environments...

Products: Motion Control
Radar Level Transmitter

The LVRD10 Series of general-purpose guided wave radar level transmitters from OMEGA Engineering, Stamford, CT, provides continuous level measurement with a 4 to 20 mA signal output. They are offered in three...

Products: Motion Control
Angle Sensor

ASM Sensors, Elmhurst, IL, introduced the POSIROT® PRAS6 non-contact analog angle sensor that measures angular displacement and position of rotating objects from 0-360° using magnetic Hall technology. The sensors are...

Products: Motion Control
Fabric-Reinforced Silicone

Stockwell Elastomerics, Philadelphia, PA, offers SNE556-R and SNE-540-R nickel-graphite-filled silicone rubber with fabric reinforcement that can be die cut or water jet cut into EMI shielding gaskets with...

Products: Motion Control
Network Design Software

Gap Wireless, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, introduced the iBwave Wi-Fi Suite that provides bundled cloud-connected products to streamline the in-building Wi-Fi network planning and design process. The solution...

News: Robotics, Automation & Control
Soft Actuator Provides Gentle Strength for Robots

Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Stuttgart developed a motion system that is compliant and can be integrated in robots thanks to its space-saving design....

Researchers have devised a novel way to help keep a driverless vehicle under control as it maneuvers at the edge of its handling limits. The new technology is being tested by...

An often asked question from industrial machine builders or integrators is how they can effectively design or implement the conversion of a machine with servo technology to...

Application Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
Anti-Creep Mechanism Enables Ultra-Precise Motor Table Positioning

Motion control is essential for the digitization and automation of high-tech equipment, but bearings remain basic to frictionless movement. Bearing Engineers, a bearing...

Products: Robotics, Automation & Control
Motor Drive

The RoadRunner SoftStep R213S microstepping motor drive from Testra Corp. (Tempe, AZ) features an onboard processor that treats the input steps as small vector moves, and chains them together with 250 or 256 microsteps per...

Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Positioners

ALM Positioners (Rock Island, IL) released the Model MHL1P 10,000-pound-capacity single-column positioner that features 68.5" vertical travel in 35 seconds; a pendant-controlled, 4-HP, column-mounted hydraulic unit for lifting...

Products: Robotics, Automation & Control
Linear Slide

Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions (Waterbury, CT) introduced the WGS Wide Guide Screw linear slide that utilizes a screw-driven carriage. Length and speed are not limited by critical screw speed, allowing high RPM, linear speed, and...

Products: Motion Control
Angle Sensors

Novotechnik U.S. (Southborough, MA) introduced the RSX-7900 Series angle sensors that provide up to IP69K ingress protection and ISO13849 PL-d safety compliance in a non-contacting design. The sensors are available in six...

Products: Robotics, Automation & Control
Hexapod

Aerotech (Pittsburgh, PA) offers the HEX500-350HL high-load, six-degree-of-freedom hexapod for applications in sensor testing and high-force device manipulation. It is actuated with six struts that are built with preloaded bearings,...

Products: Motion Control
Level Indicator

The Model BM-T tilt Switch from BinMaster (Lincoln, NE) is a level indicator used for point level detection of heavy materials in bins, tanks, or silos, or over a conveyor belt or open pile. It is suspended vertically over a...

Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Machine Controller

Mitsubishi Electric Automation (Vernon Hills, IL) introduced the iQ-R Series machine control system that incorporates sequence, motion, safety, process, and C language control into one platform. The control platform is...

Tactile handles forklifts, industrial trucks, and motorized carts are being developed that employ pressure sensors to detect the direction in which a user is pushing or pulling the...

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