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.

Combined muscles and sensors made from soft materials allow for adaptable robots.
This type of energy source could be the basis for robots that seek out and “eat” metal, breaking down its chemical bonds for energy like humans do with food.
In places of limited accessibility and harsh conditions, replacing failed transmissions is a challenging and tremendously costly task.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
Showing Robots How to Complete Complicated Tasks
By observing humans, robots learn to perform complex tasks such as setting a table.
Briefs: Motion Control
Solenoid Valve Health Monitor

The Solenoid Valve Health Monitor System (SVHMS) was developed to remotely monitor the health of solenoid valves, lowering operational costs and increasing reliability by predicting valve failures before they...

The right sensors can cut machine building costs, improve flexibility, and boost customer satisfaction.
The new method produces strips of rubbery material that can pick up and release objects.
An inexpensive gyroscope could help drones and autonomous cars stay on track without a GPS signal.
Products: Robotics, Automation & Control
New Products: June 2020 Motion Design
Positioning System

H2W Technologies (Santa Clarita, CA) offers the SRT-030/360-026-01 two-axis X-Theta positioning system for motion control applications that require coordinated linear and rotary...

Products: Imaging
New on the Market: June 2020
Industrial PCs, power modules, processor blades, and more.
White Papers: Medical
Compact, Smooth, Repeatable Accuracy: NSK Motorized Ball Screw Actuator

NSK’s MBSA series combines a precision-ground ball screw with an ultra-accurate stepping motor. It’s the ideal integrated solution for medical devices and laboratory...

The technique could be used to improve navigation for robots, drones, or pedestrians.
Xilinx is now applying AI to the in-cabin environment.
This technology could help control driverless cars and automated warehouses.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Square Structural Joint with Robotic Assembly Tool
Square trusses replace round for enhanced strength and robotics compatibility.
This technology cancels out the vibrations of a satellite by vibrating the solar panels in the opposite direction.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Mechanical Controller for Robot-Assisted Surgery

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...

Here's what you'll need to know when you’re choosing an encoder for a motion control system.
Briefs: Motion Control
Optical Gyroscope-on-a-Chip
The gyroscope is smaller than a grain of rice — about 500 times smaller than the current state-of-the-art device.
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
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.
Manufacturers are beginning to realize the same benefits by cloud-connecting their equipment and processes on the shop floor.
Products: Photonics/Optics
New Products: April 2020 Motion Design
Motor drivers, position sensors, offset couplings, and more.
Hardware and software tweak microwave patterns to discover the most efficient way to identify objects.
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
Small, Precise Gyroscope Navigates Without GPS

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
Robot Draws Blood and Inserts Catheters

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...

White Papers: Motion Control
Selecting a Pneumatic Linear Slide

Given the variety and versatility of pneumatic linear slides, it's often difficult to pick the best one for the job. So how do you decide which model to best use for your application? In this paper, you...

Perovskites

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

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