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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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An intelligent robot being uses A.I. and sophisticated navigation to find good peaches and remove them from trees.
Briefs: Data Acquisition
Exoskeleton legs are capable of thinking and making control decisions on their own using artificial intelligence technology.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
A low-cost, dynamically controlled surface for 3D printers reduces waste and saves time.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
The soft robot harvests energy from a laser beam and can crawl on horizontal surfaces and climb vertical walls and an upside-down glass ceiling.
Briefs: Motion Control
An alternative, environmentally friendly production method creates permanent magnets.
Special Reports: Robotics, Automation & Control
Medical Robotics - September 2021

Self-propelled nanobots that deliver drugs inside the human body...novel sensors that improve the safety and precision of industrial robots...a dynamic hydrogel material that makes building soft robotic...

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Explore manufacturers and products in over 25 motion-design categories.
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Learn the differences between bipolar and unipolar motors, their driving methods, and advantages and limitations.
Articles: Robotics, Automation & Control
A new generation of long-life electric linear actuators has emerged to give designers more flexibility.
Briefs: Nanotechnology
Oscillatory and rotational motions of different parts are combined to pave the way to developing super-miniaturized mechanical devices.
Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Linear motion bearings, magnetic angle encoders, isolation valves, and more.
Briefs: Motion Control
This artificial muscle technology enables more human-like motion.
Application Briefs: Electronics & Computers
An OEM must think about how to build a machine that will work on any kind of power system.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
SMA tube elements drive rotary and ring gear motion in compact, powerful actuators.
Briefs: Aerospace
The lightweight brake rotor design with high heat dissipation uses novel surface cooling technology.
Articles: Transportation
A new COVID test, a "ChromoUpdate," and NASA's brake rotor.
On-Demand Webinars: Motion Control
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...

Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
Servo motion control delivers powerful, fast, and precise movement onboard robots and for associated equipment.
Application Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
A valve actuator has deep-sea applications.
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Learn the distinct forms that linear bearings take, and where the bearings are being used today.
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Designers who must sense motor position, speed, or acceleration have a lot of choices, including resolvers, optical encoders, and Hall-effect devices.
Briefs: AR/AI
Exoskeleton legs are capable of thinking and making control decisions on their own using artificial intelligence technology.
Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Encoders, quick disconnects, automation systems, and more.
Briefs: Motion Control
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: RF & Microwave Electronics
This work could lead to much more robust devices that continue to operate in spite of damage.
Articles: Transportation
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...

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