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.

Products: Motion Control
See the new products, including PI's custom air-bearing motion systems, Kollmorgen’s multi-axis servo systems, HEIDENHAIN CORPORATION's EnDat 3 encoder interface, Nexen Group's new line of Rotary Indexers, and more.
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INSIDER: Energy

Purdue University’s Greg Shaver doesn’t believe there should be a trade-off between protecting the air we breathe and achieving better engine...

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Products: Motion Control
Motion Design’s 2023 Guide to Motors provides a comprehensive list of today’s top manufacturers in many technology fields.
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Articles: Motion Control
Direct drive motors have a long-standing history as a technology that has continually evolved and improved. This article introduces the technology behind direct drive motors, explores their advantages, and discusses example applications.
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INSIDER: Motion Control

Aerospace engineers designed a 1-megawatt electrical motor that is a stepping stone toward electrifying the largest aircraft.

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Articles: Power
Power transmission is critical in industrial automation as it enables machines to work together seamlessly, reducing downtime and maximizing productivity.
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Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
The tiny motors mimic how rock climbers navigate inclines.
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Briefs: Motion Control
A catalytic reaction causes a two-dimensional, chemically coated sheet to spontaneously morph into a three-dimensional gear.
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Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Achievable coils increase the capabilities of the micromotors.
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Articles: Motion Control
Automate, to be held from May 22-25 in Detroit, MI, will provide attendees the latest in cutting-edge robotics, vision, artificial intelligence, motion control, and more.
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Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
A Data-Driven Framework for Testing the Safety of Legged Robots
When it comes to the evolution of mobile robots, it may be a long time before legged robots are able to safely interact in the real world, according to a new study.
Articles: Wearables
To learn more about each technology, see the contact information provided for that innovation.
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Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
Accomplishing motion control with digitally commanded electric motors is a responsive, precise, and energy-efficient approach suitable for a wide range of applications.
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On-Demand Webinars: Materials
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Higher power and torque density in advanced electric motors for electric vehicles, along with increased efficiency, are of key importance to...

Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
This mechanism improves rotordynamic stability in turbomachinery.
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Briefs: Aerospace
A prototype version could be demonstrated on a large cargo lunar lander.
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Quiz: Motion Control
Take this quiz to find out how much you know about the hyperloop - a system that moves people and goods safely and sustainably by bringing airplane speeds or even greater to the ground.
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Articles: Power
Optimizing motor selection for motion control applications can have significant performance, cost, and maintenance benefits.
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Products: Design
The new products for December 2022, including a micro-sized servo drive, HVAC drives, the LogiDrive system, and more.
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Quiz: Robotics, Automation & Control
See how much you know about automated automobiles with this quiz.
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Special Reports: Medical
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Medical Robotics - November 2022

"Millirobots" swimming in your bloodstream...soft robots you can print on demand...cobots hard at work in the test lab. Read about these and other innovative technologies in this compendium of recent articles...

Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Oscillatory and rotational motions of different parts are combined to pave the way to developing super-miniaturized mechanical devices.
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INSIDER: Energy

Electrical machines consume nearly half of all the electrical power generated worldwide, making them one of the top contributors to...

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Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Read about the new products for October 2022, including rotary encoders, precision gearboxes, a brushless servo motor, and more.
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Special Reports: Materials
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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...

Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Researchers from the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin recently created the first ever solid-state optical nanomotor.
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INSIDER: Motion Control

Purdue University engineers have designed a low-speed, high-torque powertrain system to reduce the operation costs, maintenance costs, and environmental...

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Products: Motion Control
New Products from the August 2022 issue of Motion Design.
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