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.

Quiz: Robotics, Automation & Control
See how much you know about automated automobiles.
Special Reports: Medical
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: Motion Control
Oscillatory and rotational motions of different parts are combined to pave the way to developing super-miniaturized mechanical devices.
Issue Archive: IoMT
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INSIDER: Motion Control

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

Products: Motion Control
Read about the new products for October 2022.
Special Reports: Aerospace
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: Nanotechnology
Researchers from the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin recently created the first ever solid-state optical nanomotor.

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

Products: Motion Control
New Products from the August 2022 issue of Motion Design.
Briefs: Manned Systems
Acoustic optimization for anti-phase asymmetric rotor.
Application Briefs: Motion Control
Although the basic function of cotton gins is quite old, today’s versions can benefit further from modernized control systems.
Products: Motion Control
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 individually configure...

Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems

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,...


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: Robotics, Automation & Control
Modular robot platforms, automated crane systems, motion smoothing, and more.
Products: Photonics/Optics
High-performance laser trackers, gimbal motors, air-quality sensors, and more.
Special Reports: Medical
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: Robotics, Automation & Control
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: Test & Measurement
Smart contactors, an industrial edge platform, tiny engines, and more.
Articles: Energy
Create systems that efficiently and accurately complete testing cycles.
Products: Motion Control
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: Propulsion
Synthesized micro-robots can convert their mechanical motion into a means of self-propulsion in water.
Special Reports: Manufacturing & Prototyping
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: AR/AI
The multi-legged robots are capable of maneuvering in challenging environments.