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Motors & Drives

Browse the innovative developments in motors and drives technologies. Access the technical briefs and applications that are trending in variable-frequency drives, AC motor-based drive systems, direct drive solutions, and servo motors.

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Auto, Aero and Defense Electrification: Optimizing Induction Motor Design for Manufacturing

As the demand for electrification continues to grow globally, the automotive, aerospace, and defense markets face unprecedented challenges. New technologies are placing greater demands on motors in terms of operating speeds, temperatures, and...

Products: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Encoders, quick disconnects, automation systems, and more.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
A catalytic reaction causes a two-dimensional, chemically coated sheet to spontaneously morph into a three-dimensional gear.
Technology Leaders: Transportation
You may not be able to see them, but power anomalies that originate within your automated control system are costing you expensive downtime.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
New high bus voltage stepper motor systems avoid the complexity and expense of servo motors.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
This work could lead to much more robust devices that continue to operate in spite of damage.
Articles: Software
See how simulation software is being used to is automate the test process for vehicle rotors.
White Papers: Electronics & Computers
An "Under the Hood" Look at Technology Supporting the World's Fastest EV Dragster

As more EV engineers adopt a non-Hall-effect approach to measuring current in their li-ion battery management systems (BMS), some components from...

Briefs: Motion Control
A prototype version could be demonstrated on a large cargo lunar lander.
Products: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Servo drives, magnetic angle sensors, draw wires, and more.
Briefs: Energy
Shape and environment can cause materials to move without motors or hands.
Articles: Motion Control
Specially designed brake controls are a critical factor of brake performance in any application.
Application Briefs: Photonics/Optics
There is a growing demand for direct-drive motors.
Blog: Robotics, Automation & Control
Robotics researchers are developing exoskeleton legs capable of thinking and making control decisions on their own using sophisticated artificial intelligence (AI) technology.
Application Briefs: Electronics & Computers
With new vehicles, automotive manufacturers will need to closely monitor the current flowing to the motor.
Briefs: Imaging
Onboard cameras can be used to keep damaged quadcopters in the air and flying stably, even without GPS.
Special Reports: Test & Measurement
Test & Measurement - February 2021

Sensors to search for ancient life on Mars...nano-thermometers that could revolutionize temperature measurement...a major advance in semiconductor testing. These are just a few of the technologies you'll...

Products: Motion Control
Industrial robots, motor disconnect switches, position sensors, and more.
Application Briefs: Software
New online tools — coupled with online libraries of pre-selected and tested component specifications — simplify machine design.
Articles: Motion Control
When specifying servo motors for applications like a new machine or CNC retrofit, there are many considerations regarding servo motor performance and sizing.
Briefs: Aerospace
This partially superconducting machine can be used as a motor or generator.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
Applications include retractable covers and awnings, camera booms, and spacecraft and astronaut positioning.
Articles: Motion Control
Articles: Motion Control
Smart electric actuators not only enable fine position adjustments, but they also provide real-time feedback on the extent of those adjustments.
Products: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Linear slides, electric motors, gears, and more.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
The tiny motor can be powered by both thermal and electrical energy.
Briefs: Aerospace
NASA's phase-locked rotors reduce noise.
News: Materials

Scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) have used new techniques to create a composite that increases the electrical current capacity of copper wires, providing a...

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