Motion Control

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.

Latest Briefs & News

Special Reports: Unmanned Systems
Aerospace & Military Robotics - September 2022

Autonomous robots explore the deep sea...AI-powered machines think for themselves in hazardous places...advanced bipedal robots combine walking with flying. These are just a few of the...

Issue Archive: Electronics & Computers
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Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
New Products from the August 2022 issue of Motion Design.
Briefs: Manned Systems
Acoustic optimization for anti-phase asymmetric rotor.
Application Briefs: Design
Although the basic function of cotton gins is quite old, today’s versions can benefit further from modernized control systems.
Products: Test & Measurement
RiPanel Online Enclosure

Rittal North America (Schaumburg, IL) announced the new RiPanel online enclosure configurator — making it easy for machine and control system design engineers to...

Articles: Motion Control

Any manufacturing facility that uses hydraulics powered by conventional fixed-speed hydraulic power units (HPUs) has engineers and personnel who know all too well how large,...

INSIDER: Research Lab

A mechanical jumper developed by University of California Santa Barbara engineering professor Elliot Hawkes and collaborators is capable of achieving the tallest height — roughly 100 feet (30...

Products: Motion Control
Modular robot platforms, automated crane systems, motion smoothing, and more.
Products: Motion Control
High-performance laser trackers, gimbal motors, air-quality sensors, and more.
Special Reports: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Medical Robotics - April 2022

Novel biosensors set to revolutionize brain-controlled robotics...micro-robots propelled by air bubbles...a smart artificial hand...major advances in exoskeleton technology. These are just a few of the medical...

Application Briefs: Motion Control
Students designed important components for self-balancing two-wheeled robotic vehicle.
Special Reports: Unmanned Systems
Unmanned Systems - March 2022

Powering better battlefield drones...autonomous quadcopters that fly aerobatic maneuvers...a breakthrough in compact UAV satellite communications technology. Read about these and other advances in air, ground,...

Briefs: Motion Control
This testing method ensures that an exoskeleton and the person wearing it are moving smoothly and in harmony.
Products: Software
Smart contactors, an industrial edge platform, tiny engines, and more.
Articles: Test & Measurement
Create systems that efficiently and accurately complete testing cycles.
Products: Semiconductors & ICs
Test servo drives, robot monitors, AC motors, and more
Articles: Motion Control
The DPV concept matches the unique needs of electric vehicle cooling and energy management systems.
Briefs: Motion Control
Synthesized micro-robots can convert their mechanical motion into a means of self-propulsion in water.
Special Reports: Power
Vehicle Electrification - January 2022

Innovation is happening at a rapid pace in the e-mobility space. Read this compendium of recent articles from the editors of Automotive Engineering and Truck & Off-Highway Engineering to learn about...

Products: Electronics & Computers
Motors, suspension arms, slit couplings, and more.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The multi-legged robots are capable of maneuvering in challenging environments.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
This mechanism improves rotordynamic stability in turbomachinery.
Products: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Infrared lens testers, fiber optic transceivers, spectral radiometers, and more.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Low-voltage DC stepper and servo drives offer space-saving options for applications traditionally handled by AC servo drives.
Articles: Defense
A vision-based control algorithm saves a quadrotor after the complete loss of a single motor.
Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping
The e-kit promises to be a low-cost solution in the developing world.
Blog: Electronics & Computers
Christopher Borroni-Bird and his team want to make an "e-kit" that provides a boost to wheelbarrows, bikes, and other non-motorized vehicles.